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Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
It does look good. So Can I ask did Acerbis...

It does look good.

So Can I ask did Acerbis give you the part/article number

And who were your euro suppliers?
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By stickysidedown
I've ridden both extensively, I have a great deal...

I've ridden both extensively, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the Tenere, it's almost as good overall as my 990 adv.

range, fairing and top end speed it's the clear winner.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By stickysidedown
Brembo can be a pain, the expanding collet...

Brembo can be a pain, the expanding collet doesn't go in very well once corrosion sets in though I've always got them out eventually.

Couple years back my friend damaged a caliper seal on a front...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
I'll let someone else take advantage of those as...

I'll let someone else take advantage of those as I'm fortunate enough to be able to get wheels at a special price and wanted the acerbis tank in clear. Going to make someone's day though I'm sure!
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10649529_10152734529431098_4569157821764677738_n.jpg?oh=4a2e71f0831868d3ee281b37ba3f1652&oe=54AB2120&__gda__=1425327989_5cfb82fb4b1a5784...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By stickysidedown
Thought the led blinkers had in line resistors...

Thought the led blinkers had in line resistors wired into the heat shrink already?

I saw one 1190 that caught it's rear indicator being wheeled around the shop, it cracked the rear mudguard where...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 99,602
Posted By stickysidedown
I was told that KTM have three models due with a...

I was told that KTM have three models due with a revised 990 engine, one is to be an adventure, the other two are not disclosed.

The source of that information was KTM UK in conversation with a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
I'm delighted to see that tank, just back from a...

I'm delighted to see that tank, just back from a 4500 mile trip on mine and suffered the stock tank knowing this was due, a few extra litres is going to make all the difference

How many litres...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,366
Posted By stickysidedown
Well I haven't binned it yet, yes gear lever and...

Well I haven't binned it yet, yes gear lever and brake pedal are cheap pressed steel,but that translates to bend and re bendable for my way of thinking, anything can break in a crash of course, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,366
Posted By stickysidedown
Well I bought the 250 for running errands,...

Well I bought the 250 for running errands, nipping about on and some off road work, but I'd booked this trip a while back and it just so happened that after 70000 miles the KTM needed a new clutch,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,366
Posted By stickysidedown
I bought the Honda for other reasons, not that I...

I bought the Honda for other reasons, not that I didn't like the pricing

I just did a 4500 mile tour over the last 3 weeks riding from the UK to Croatia then up through Poland to Sweden, when it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Well, just rode 1200 miles in under 24hrs on...

Well, just rode 1200 miles in under 24hrs on mine, what a plucky machine...time for a nap, the Honda would keep on going I'm sure though!
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Very nearly died last week between Krakow and...

Very nearly died last week between Krakow and Lublin Poland last week when I found myself between two trucks in a deep rut in the asphalt that had a half inch of standing water in it and was lined...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
I have the M and a 110/17 PR3 is waiting for me...

I have the M and a 110/17 PR3 is waiting for me once I get back from this 4500 mile tour, stock IRC Road winners are going to be shot in that time

will need a bigger rear rim than stock for a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Currently enjoying my little crf250m partway into...

Currently enjoying my little crf250m partway into a trans European trip of 4000 odd miles

So far I've reached a gps 88 mph ( which any fool knows is fast enough for time travel )

Today we...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
a yt5 has the same width and length, just a...

a yt5 has the same width and length, just a shorter height (I'm gonna make a spare key holder in my spacer)
Ktm sell the appropriate lipo battery as an upgrade to the stocker on the freeride, ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
well on one hand that is good to read if fairly...

well on one hand that is good to read if fairly unsurprising.

On the other hand its also the opinion of a rider with a tie in to Honda and therefore in no way impartial.

There again I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Thanks man I had some on my old F800s...

Thanks man

I had some on my old F800s commuter, there were mornings where wet snow was melting as standing water on the motorway and then refreezing as it hit my visor as slush, but those tyres...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Plan is actually to lace up a wider SM rim on the...

Plan is actually to lace up a wider SM rim on the rear so I can run Michelin Pilot road 3's on the road for wet winter peg scraping

Then seeing as the wheels and hubs for these bikes are cheap as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Well the deal was done a week ago, and about 500...

Well the deal was done a week ago, and about 500 miles ago to

I'd taken a test ride on this CRF250L

http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/stickysidedown/random/IMG_0323_zps24d701c2.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Stock Tool Kit

As we are moving onto tools I thought it as well just to reiterate whats int he Honda stock tool kit (Which I don't think you guys get?)

Spark plug wrench (hex bar turned by 10mm spanner)
10mm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By stickysidedown
When my fan didn't come on as the heat rose one...

When my fan didn't come on as the heat rose one day whilst offroading I found it was actully just the plug contacts on the thermosender were a little corroded, worth just pulling it off and cleaning...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 80,055
Posted By stickysidedown
That has to be one of the stranger ways to end a...

That has to be one of the stranger ways to end a trip and I'm torn between making the bad jokes about your being 'ballsy' supposed to grow a pair not just one or something about the mutts nutts but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,509
Posted By stickysidedown
Laugh Just dug up this old thread as I did eventually...

Just dug up this old thread as I did eventually get rid of my 950adv:cry

I'm approaching 70,000 miles on my 990 ADV 'S' now :D

Just spent the weekend thrashing it around the back roads on a...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 59,797
Posted By stickysidedown
I've been considering this myself, A few years...

I've been considering this myself, A few years back I bought a 7'x4' unbraked trailer and just squeezed a KTM 990 and a Tenere onto it before towing that rig 10,000 miles.

Now my circumstances...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Truthfully, I agree the WR Is a better performing...

Truthfully, I agree the WR Is a better performing machine (from what I've read) but neither has the credentials to pass themselves of as a true supermoto powerwise, I'll just run sumo wheels so I can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By stickysidedown
ABS is a certainty as It's going to be mandatory...

ABS is a certainty as It's going to be mandatory for any new bike sold in Europe in the next year, though perhaps because of that its gotten good on the last few bikes I've ridden with it (1190 ktm,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By stickysidedown
Mt-07 engined twin cylinder dualsport, don't see...

Mt-07 engined twin cylinder dualsport, don't see any other option for Yamaha when they retire that engine

Could be good....

But then again?
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By stickysidedown
Well hang fire for the details of the next one...

Well hang fire for the details of the next one I'm looking at, It's one of my favourite bits of kit (It's a little harder to get because the best kit isn't issued to everyone ;) )
:1drink

And I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By stickysidedown
Insanely cheap high end breathable waterproof overjacket

Ok so over here in the UK those of us who cant afford to shred a Klim out on the trails have been making use of the military surplus jackets for years, they've become an old favourite as you were...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Thanks man/ Kiitos :D I actually found your posts...

Thanks man/ Kiitos :D I actually found your posts in my search over on the TT but I'm not a member there, so just to clarify (for the benefit of those wanting a stiffer rear end) with 18/21 the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
:1drink Judging by the price slashing on the...

:1drink

Judging by the price slashing on the 250's here at present I feel that is almost certain, especially given the need for the CBR to 'step up' against the ninja 300 :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
That is a good point, are there advantages of...

That is a good point, are there advantages of running 17/19 over an 18/21 set up?

Apart from the cost of a rear wheel I mean! I have lived with dual sport tyre choices for a while on my 990 and I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10,582
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Posted By stickysidedown
I couldn't test ride an SM version off road with...

I couldn't test ride an SM version off road with a 21/18" wheelset, its probably fair to assume the sm handles the street better than the L version without a test ride

hence hoping someone might...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
:D The cost of converting is just a set of...

:D

The cost of converting is just a set of wheels, which I'd be doing no matter which way round I went and arguably I'd like the stronger 'built' wheelset to be the offroad one.

The other mods...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10,582
Views: 2,001,210
Posted By stickysidedown
Been looking at one of these little bikes for a...

Been looking at one of these little bikes for a while now, I'd been set on a WRR for nadgery trail riding and some long distance expeditions because as much as I love my KTM 990S it's an expensive...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,753
Posted By stickysidedown
So do this, don't think the world is missing my...

So do this, don't think the world is missing my talents as a singer or lyricist

Having done quite a lot of long rides I've found water to drink, gum to chew great, I nibble on slow release low...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 47,578
Posted By stickysidedown
I almost forgot!! I ended in Poland because...

I almost forgot!!

I ended in Poland because the straight run home across the 1200 miles of motorway/autobahn would provide little interest I did have a little incident on the way from Poland to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 127,649
Posted By stickysidedown
Zajebiste! As we like to say in the UK:huh...

Zajebiste!

As we like to say in the UK:huh (sorry I didn't learn that much useful Polish),

I'll be forwarding this report to my good friend Monika in Lublin as she should be starting her RTW...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 47,578
Posted By stickysidedown
The first day in Moscow passed by in a blur of...

The first day in Moscow passed by in a blur of sleep, shower, sleep, eat, beer, sleep

The second revolved around finally taking off those Michelin Desert tyres and refitting the Heidanau's I'd...
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