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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 12:36 AM
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Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
I did, and thats the reason for the question...

I did, and thats the reason for the question really. From what minky was saying the production run has been pushed back and back and back again.

I did actually phone the factory, yesterday 30th...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
Current purchase status?

Can anyone tell me whether this bike is in Production status now?

Production status in my mind = you can place an order, cash or finance, and you will be given a reasonable (in terms of most other...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
I think we have seen a 450 ADV from KTM, and I...

I think we have seen a 450 ADV from KTM, and I think you can buy them too... providing you are an oligarch...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
Very true, it wouldn't be beyond the wit of man...

Very true, it wouldn't be beyond the wit of man to imagine KTM putting together a Rallye version of the 690 with all the farkles (big tank, Dakar fairing, comfort seat, etc.) (that didn't cost the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Nice. One day mine will be out there... Time is...

Nice.
One day mine will be out there... Time is not on my side these days.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Yep, that other thing called 'Work' is getting in...

Yep, that other thing called 'Work' is getting in the way.
That, and the 'Financial Steering Committee' a.k.a. wife...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,526
Posted By Bobmiller90
Fuel economy - fuel tanks?

All interesting comments on the bikes economy. I understand that this bike was never meant as a tourer; its a fun machine and I love it for that, but I wished it would go a little further between gas...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,526
Posted By Bobmiller90
Best Economy

Has anyone found a difference in economy between the 'S' and 'T' modes? (Or 'R' for that matter)
I was wondering which would turn the better mileage on a normal commute (i.e. no flat out riding,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Was riding on the road at this time. That's the...

Was riding on the road at this time. That's the nice thing about interchange-able wheels...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Seat done

Before:
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/f073c72b-182f-4b06-816c-33ead801a09f_zps08fbb56e.jpg



After:...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
The wheel spacing was out as the wheel was laced...

The wheel spacing was out as the wheel was laced up the wrong way. You can't see it in the pics but it was necessary to relace the wheel to have it completely centered. Quite a job, but sorted out...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
I asked Kineo wheels to swap out the Dorsoduro...

I asked Kineo wheels to swap out the Dorsoduro rim sizes they offered (3.5" front and 5.5 or 6" rear) with the sizes I was after i.e. 19X2.5" and 17X4.25" and they said they would do that for me....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-02-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Hello, The rims that were installed on my bike...

Hello,
The rims that were installed on my bike are very much non-standard, therefore any of the dimensions are subject to change in accordance with whatever wheels are being used, with the exception...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By Bobmiller90
Thanks everyone that replied. Most useful. I...

Thanks everyone that replied. Most useful.
I will try to find a demo and take it for a ride.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By Bobmiller90
Thanks for this reply. This is what I expected....

Thanks for this reply. This is what I expected. To get the bike down to a dry weight of e.g. 150-160kg might be very expensive.
Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By Bobmiller90
XT660Z Tenere weight reduction.

All,
I've been eyeing up a few single cylinder ADV bikes and have a question on the Yamaha XT660Z Tenere.
Looking at the official specs (for what good they are worth) I see that the wet weight of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
CCM GP450 - Delivery?

All,
For those in the UK that have placed an order, when is the expected delivery date?
I would very, very much like to read a true rider report with some HD pics/vids and hear how well this...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-07-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Thanks, its getting there. I'm on the bash plate...

Thanks, its getting there. I'm on the bash plate at the moment. I'm trying to make that strong enough for me to life the bike on a jack. Will post some pics.
The Fuel tank size is rubbish; you're...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
Maintenance on engine

From what was said at the NEC, CCM have dropped the rev limiter to 7000rpm (down from the original 8,500rpm). I think this will make the strain on the parts slightly less, thereby increasing the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
What part of it don't you get? If you look on the...

What part of it don't you get? If you look on the website there is a lot more detail on this and how it is achieved.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
Seems easy enough to access the filler cap then!...

Seems easy enough to access the filler cap then! Good done.
:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
Look, the fuel filler cap placement is not ideal...

Look, the fuel filler cap placement is not ideal for this reason (access) and that, from what I could see standing next to the bike, it will gather dirt and dust if there is no luggage covering it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
:nod

:nod
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
Random pics of the GP450 from the NEC in Birmingham

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/DSC00637_zps1df0470e.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/DSC00642_zpsd3f3630f.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-24-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Outside edge of disc rotors is standard...

Outside edge of disc rotors is standard Dorsoduro, 134 (If I recall correctly). I made it like that as I want to the wheel to be a swap out/swap in change - no fiddling with calipers. I don't recall...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 216,698
Posted By Bobmiller90
If you look at the animation the design of the...

If you look at the animation the design of the parts and how they interlock on the load paths this where the true strength is. Having it bonded is an added benefit (over the precision fitting and...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,526
Posted By Bobmiller90
Fuel problem

Good point, not too many 1200 spares around though, they are still quite new here.
What part of the Shiver tank won't fit? (apart from the seat!) I was hoping the frame, airbox, ignition lock would...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,526
Posted By Bobmiller90
Shiver tank?

I'm seeing that tank size is a real issue to everyone, not only me.
Has anyone tried to fit a Shiver tank? or a 1200 Dorso tank?
Just a thought.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-21-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Engine protection bars.

...will be bolted onto the engine mounts. These holes in the frame are about 30mm in diameter:
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/IMG_0066_zps3c8e8f3d.jpg

So I am making some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-21-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Brake pedal bolt.

...will go straight through the clutch cover if you topple on the right side:
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/IMG_0058_zps95b8c47f.jpg

Its a button head capscrew, so it has...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-21-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Seat (2)

Then I got some really hard, closed cell foam and started with the layering:
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/IMG_0046_zpsfede58fd.jpg

The bend was too tight for the foam,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-21-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Seat work

Time to do something about that abysmal seat.
I bought a used one with a gel insert of eBay but it was rubbish - no more comfortable that the standard one. It had the standard seat pan of course so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
No, but they were very close. I had Derek...

No, but they were very close. I had Derek Chittenden from Hijera Racing Developents fit them, he had to bore out the disc carriers standard holes and in the process move their PCD about 2mm larger....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Yes that oil filter and the oil pressure sensor...

Yes that oil filter and the oil pressure sensor are very vulnerable to damage. And the front cylinder header too, for that matter. I am thinking of having the lower engine protection bars as the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
:d :d:d:d

:d


:d:d:d
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-25-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Build a new one, that's about the only option. I...

Build a new one, that's about the only option. I can't decide whether to use the standard silencer as a slave tank, and run a low exhaust, or just build a bigger main tank.
Decisions...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Rear on, looks good, but...

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/IMG_0021_zpse01d595e.jpg


http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q606/bobmiller900/IMG_0020_zpsdec73160.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,526
Posted By Bobmiller90
If they are I would be very interested. The...

If they are I would be very interested.
The seat on my DD 750 (2012) is terrible; it slides you forward and is too narrow and doesn't have enough padding. I bought another seat with the gel in it -...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-13-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Probably a radiator guard. There are a number out...

Probably a radiator guard. There are a number out there. I need to make sure the front wheel doesn't touch it too, as its pretty tight. The forks can go down in the clamps though and the rad can go...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-10-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,932
Posted By Bobmiller90
Thanks for the comments.

Answer/comments of my own:
The rear should be back soon from Hagon, its a Metzeler Karoo (T), I think it might be the '2' version but it looks chunky and is every bit as good (and cheaper!) than...
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