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Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 157,999
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Agree with Seth here. The 690's bigger engine is...

Agree with Seth here. The 690's bigger engine is simply better for touring and long distance. But the 450 has also proven to be a solid engine, so it wouldn't surprise me if someone did a long tour...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Ullevalseters bike is now retrieved and back in...

Ullevalseters bike is now retrieved and back in bivouac.
ICO's, CAP-repeater etc. seem OK.

Only front fairing missing. Probably souvenir on somebodys wall over there.

Photo by Vladimir...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Gonk out? This race is an elite rider killer...

Gonk out? This race is an elite rider killer beyond all :-/

Would be nice if Laia made top ten though. The aliens notwithstanding, with their massive logistic backup - that would reward...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Yup. That's my day between work shifts and during...

Yup. That's my day between work shifts and during work pauses ;-)

This thread is gruelling to keep up with. After all I'm in the Malle Moto class without a support team :-D

PAU is out after...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Laugh The socks were prime examples of improvisation. I...

The socks were prime examples of improvisation. I can live with that image in my head. Excellent improvisation.

The headwear made me scared :evil
I mean, why warp the otherwise nice guy's image...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Wicked This scary picture will haunt me. I'm...

This scary picture will haunt me.

I'm sitting here F5'ing on full throttle with my Klim Revolt jersey and the Lyndon Poskitt Klim Inferno Jacket - both immaculate offroad style garments - when...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
When/where in the race was this taken and who's...

When/where in the race was this taken and who's the guy at left? :evil
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
With the present elite rider attrition rate we...

With the present elite rider attrition rate we can safely conclude the bar has been raised a notch or two beyond "normal rally raid competition levels".

There will always be calculated risks, but...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I agree. And once Sam Sunderland gets...

I agree. And once Sam Sunderland gets "stabilized" he'll start nabbing podium places regularly. The talents are up and storming. :clap
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Nice attitude in adverse circumstances. (...

Nice attitude in adverse circumstances.

( from http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/stage-3/adrenalin.html )

http://www.dakar.com/PHOTOS/DAK/2014/300/9.jpg

With his green t-shirt and black...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Laugh Hehe. That's clever thinking. I only have seen on...

Hehe. That's clever thinking. I only have seen on Ari Vatanen's own webpage that his car was stolen - without taking into account other "smart" solutions :lol3

But as they say - "zis iz Razing"....
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Let's face it. Many people along the Dakar route...

Let's face it. Many people along the Dakar route will have a shot at making money out of it. I don't think I would hesitate to give these people a reasonable sum of cash to get my bike back from the...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Let's hope Paals bike shows up later. These...

Let's hope Paals bike shows up later. These strange people might need the salvage money off the bat, and we shouldn't be surprised if somebody will approach either ASO or Team Ullevålseter with a...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Paal Anders has a developed sense of possible...

Paal Anders has a developed sense of possible dangers through 12 Dakars, and while the official DNF reason is engine malfunction - I know him to be cautious and down to earth.

If he felt the urge...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
http://ipad.dagbladet.no/2014/01/06/sport/dakar/pa...

http://ipad.dagbladet.no/2014/01/06/sport/dakar/pal_anders_ullevalseter/31149450/

"- There was a whole bunch that would take everything I own and have. It was a place you don't want to hang...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,265
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
This is cool. Mech breakdowns already ;-) ...

This is cool. Mech breakdowns already ;-)

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Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 66,116
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
And for newbs - here's Nerb's user review of the...

And for newbs - here's Nerb's user review of the Unifilter kit.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H3a8wkJioOI?list=UUcWbNkbuxFz8MDOvsqeyxjA" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 66,116
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
The stock air filter is paper, while most dirt...

The stock air filter is paper, while most dirt bikes preferrably run with oiled foam filters - both for maintenance/reuse and pure filtering qualities.

Had the air filter and filterbox not been...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 66,116
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thumb Reference. First exhaustive and complete...

Reference. First exhaustive and complete explanation of the 2013 filterbox design flaws. 2014 models are said to have modified filterbox shell halves with different part numbers than the debut year....
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 66,116
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
As Filterman from Unifilter has pointed out - the...

As Filterman from Unifilter has pointed out - the stock 2013 filterbox heat-warped and the filter retension mechanism applies pressure on top of the paper filter unit - allowing dust to creep past...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I agree. The 1190 will replace my F800GS as a...

I agree. The 1190 will replace my F800GS as a roadworthy sport-tourer.
Already got the 690 RFR as a more dirtworthy tool - with far better air filter accessability etc.
The 1190 is an excellent...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Hmm. Nasty one. Oh, maybe a better and more...

Hmm. Nasty one.

Oh, maybe a better and more accessible air filter on the 9x0s :1drink

28 screws, some plastic removal and the fuel tank away before oogling the airbox versus how many on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thumb This excellent bike concept will no doubt get its...

This excellent bike concept will no doubt get its aftermarket solutions popping up :1drink

Filterman's thinking is pointing in the right direction. This bike also needs a creative and more...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 66,116
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I've ridden in normal traffic jams and heavily...

I've ridden in normal traffic jams and heavily filled narrow Norwegian roads in bad weather.

The accumulated layers of moisture-laden dust and muckfilled dirt I washed off the visor and helmet...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I'd love to see the twin fuel tank setup of the...

I'd love to see the twin fuel tank setup of the 690 RFR or 9x0 series on this bike. And maybe even the 9x0 air filter setup in 1190 format.

No doubt upcoming buyers can easily plonk in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-04-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thanks for the first exhaustive and thorough...

Thanks for the first exhaustive and thorough explanation so far.

Confirms my own thoughts about the 2013 air box design flaws.

The heat based warping issue sounds plausible and was suspected as...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 66,116
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I'm already starting to miss the simple air...

I'm already starting to miss the simple air filter access on the 690 RFR and 9x0 series.

28 screws/bolts, some plastic panels and the fuel tank must now be removed before the rider can make a...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thanks for a political answer :rofl However...

Thanks for a political answer :rofl

However - the very fact that this has happened to "at least 5 bikes on the pandemic internet" is 5 too much in my book.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I agree. If the well internationally documented...

I agree. If the well internationally documented airbox leakage w/dust ingestion damages issue is considered a non-issue by KTM I put my plan to buy an 1190 R on a sceptical Holding Pattern.

I'd...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
2013 KTM Adventure 1190

Sure enough. I could get my coveted 1190 R and install the Unifilter kit.

But if KTM dealership says this voids warranty I'm stuck into a quagmire of wait-and-see-how-the-dang-engine-thingie will...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Beautiful bike that appeals to my buying genes...

Beautiful bike that appeals to my buying genes and a hefty "must-have-now" factor.

I may buy it in a couple of years when I hear and read from official KTM sources that the airbox and air filter...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Those facts are hard to obtain. At least one...

Those facts are hard to obtain.
At least one confirmable owner in Norway had his 1190 returned to dealer with a dust broken engine, and he got a new 990 Adv instead because he didn't trust the 2014...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Sure. Questions: 1. What is KTM's...

Sure.

Questions:

1. What is KTM's official fix to the airbox leakage problem?

2. Which frame number 2013 bikes are affected by this problem in

3. which areas of the world?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
http://youtu.be/6QjMx5De-QA ...

http://youtu.be/6QjMx5De-QA

https://www.facebook.com/Ktm1190AdventureProblems?fref=ts
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Totally agree with Alarm here. The 1190 has a...

Totally agree with Alarm here.
The 1190 has a serious air filter box design failure.

If this bike has been designed with dusty conditions and short air filter inspection intervals in mind there...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 341,102
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
My 2012 pants are also leaking in the crotch -...

My 2012 pants are also leaking in the crotch - which surprises me. No visible wear or punctures on the outer fabric and I've always been careful with wiping off dirt from saddles before riding on.
...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 477,046
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Laugh New wannabee aliens are now on board the KTM...

New wannabee aliens are now on board the KTM team.
They will no doubt be up for a challenge to follow the original aliens - also crash-wise :D
Forum: Racing 10-17-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 477,046
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Dunno about that. The projector lamps appear...

Dunno about that. The projector lamps appear similar to those on the 690/450 RFR. Main difference in the navtower structure is the carbonfibre material used. Expensive and lighter than the previous...
Forum: Racing 10-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 477,046
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1...

https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1238363_10152024273801042_89824855_n.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,132
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I'm in the waiting/evaluation process to buy an...

I'm in the waiting/evaluation process to buy an 1190 R - and seriously hope KTM can fix this airfilter box design flaw. Reports of broken engines are popping up, so this is a serious design issue.
...
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