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Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,379
Posted By BikeLugger
Top stuff mate, I'll be keeping an eye out for...

Top stuff mate, I'll be keeping an eye out for your next RR.

:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By BikeLugger
A bob on tea that, the food of champions. ...

A bob on tea that, the food of champions.

Hopefully dodged that bullet with the sensor. I didn't fancy being out in Norway this summer not knowing what my oil pressure was like.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,615
Posted By BikeLugger
I took out a tiny amount of slack on the OEM KTM...

I took out a tiny amount of slack on the OEM KTM grip with this adjuster. I made sure to leave the correct free play.

What a difference. The power is much more controllable when rolling on and...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,121,067
Posted By BikeLugger
Killed three birds with one tank removal. ...

Killed three birds with one tank removal.

Replaced the fuel cocks (the thread had stripped in one leaving it jammed shut after I fitted my scottoiler), new fuel filters and new oil pressure...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,019
Posted By BikeLugger
'08 with 20,000 on the clock and no damage...

'08 with 20,000 on the clock and no damage showing.

http://bikelugger.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-990-Adventure/i-NxjTDjz/0/XL/photo%201-XL.jpg

Snipped the cable tie and took a dremel to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By BikeLugger
Thumb Problem solved.

Yeah, its an LED. I did wonder if it could have been a connection in the display, LED failures are pretty rare.


But it's back on now! (and goes out when it's running)...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By BikeLugger
I never thought to ground the wire. :doh ...

I never thought to ground the wire. :doh

Just been out to the garage and sure enough with the ignition on and the wire grounded the light comes back on.

And the parts are in stock at my local...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By BikeLugger
990 oil pressure light never comes on.

Well it only flickered for a while after her first fire up in a couple of months.

I checked and topped up the oil and thought nothing more of it as I never saw it again.

But that ain't right...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Thanks, yes they certainly saved the day. ...

Thanks, yes they certainly saved the day.

At first I was headed over there with just the free breakdown cover offered by my insurance. Thankfully Mark talked me into taking out a short term...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
I work as an outdoor instructor and so had to ask...

I work as an outdoor instructor and so had to ask my managers to allow me to take the next few weeks easy. They were pretty good about it and gave me fairly easy jobs. It was still an interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Don't worry about it :D Yeah, last...

Don't worry about it :D




Yeah, last day on the continent and this happened! Still I was glad it happened at the end not the beginning.



Thanks, but I'm a bit late getting this report...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
14 + 15. <iframe width="853" height="480"...

14 + 15.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Getting home. I slept quite well in the end,...

Getting home.

I slept quite well in the end, but the fun started when I tried to get out of bed. :lol3
I tried sitting up, lifting my legs in the air to lever my torso up, rolling out, getting...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
......... I gave Mark a few bits of my kit...

.........

I gave Mark a few bits of my kit which he was able to squeeze onto his bike and then we said our farewells.
The taxi took me and all my kit to the ferry terminal before unceremoniously...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
........... French paperwork out of the way...

...........

French paperwork out of the way with the other driver, we were left to sort out what to do next. I contacted my insurance who said they would try and arrange recovery and get back to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
.......... I checked both ways and the...

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I checked both ways and the lights were on green, but hadn't noticed that the oncoming traffic came out some way to the left from me. By the time I got to the other lane and saw it I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 14 A fantastic sunrise greeted us on our...

Day 14

A fantastic sunrise greeted us on our penultimate day.
http://bikelugger.smugmug.com/Holidays/Bike-Tour-12/i-W7zrcPQ/0/XL/DSCF4437-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Haha, I had the chance to go to the Classic TT...

Haha, I had the chance to go to the Classic TT this August, but I'm figuring I'll have more fun in Norway :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
The thirteenth day. <iframe width="853"...

The thirteenth day.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
......... From Baden Baden it was time to...

.........

From Baden Baden it was time to put the earplugs in as we hoped to cover some big miles on the autobahn.

Which of course meant we instantly hit road works :D...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 13 Some time in the very early morning I...

Day 13

Some time in the very early morning I unpacked my sleeping bag as the temperature had dropped. Looking out into the porch I could see it was going to be a damp and dewy morning.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Highlights from the twelfth day. <iframe...

Highlights from the twelfth day.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
.......... Traveling past Zürich without...

..........

Traveling past Zürich without using motorways was a tricky task for my satnav. I'd set it to avoid all motorways but every now and then I'd find myself about to turn onto the slip road...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
......... ...

.........

http://bikelugger.smugmug.com/Holidays/Gopro-Captures/i-rDHV27G/0/XL/Screen%20Shot%202014-02-22%20at%2012.12.49-XL.png

We saw this group of young riders fuelling their bikes and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 12 It was another cold start and I'd had...

Day 12

It was another cold start and I'd had to sleep with my head in the hood of my bag again. As we quietly packed just after 07:00 the only sign of the other campers was some gentle snoring. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Thanks :D I'd done some research into quite...

Thanks :D

I'd done some research into quite a few of the passes we would be tackling, but there was always a pleasant surprise on each one.

As for the van on the Stelvio Pass, I think it was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 11 <iframe width="853" height="480"...

Day 11

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Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
.......... Our initial plan was to dodge...

..........

Our initial plan was to dodge Innbruck instead heading north into Germany, west to Garminch then back into Austria and the Arlburg Pass. We managed to miss a turn so we decided to head...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 11 Todays forecast was good which is why...

Day 11

Todays forecast was good which is why I was surprised to see a thick cloud cover that morning. I could feel the cold as I packed my panniers and there was the feeling of rain in the air....
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 10 <iframe width="853" height="480"...

Day 10

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Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Thanks. :D Yeah, the weather hasn't been too...

Thanks. :D
Yeah, the weather hasn't been too inspiring over here recently.

I felt like we just passed through Germany, not really looking around too much (photos upcoming) What I did see was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
………. Soon enough our bellies told us it was...

……….

Soon enough our bellies told us it was time to eat. I wonder if this little fella is on the menu?
http://bikelugger.smugmug.com/Holidays/Bike-Tour-12/i-TWBH5TP/0/XL/DSCF4352-XL.jpg

I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
……….. All good things must come to an end...

………..

All good things must come to an end and soon enough we started to climb into the cloud. By the time we reached the toll booth it was threatening rain so we donned our wet weather gear....
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 10 This was one of the big ones today....

Day 10

This was one of the big ones today. One of the few key targets I had in the initial 'hmm, lets go round the Alps' conversations with Mark. The Großglocner Hochalpenstraße (the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Thanks for the comments guys, just a few more...

Thanks for the comments guys, just a few more days to go.
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 9 <iframe width="853" height="480"...

Day 9

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Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
............ Eventually the storm blew over...

............

Eventually the storm blew over and we decided to continue the loop.

Back up the track to the road....
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
.......... Around dinner time the rain began...

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Around dinner time the rain began to get heavier and we decided we'd both had enough of riding through the rain for now. After all, we were only doing a loop back to the campsite so why...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 9 The rain didn't let up much overnight...

Day 9

The rain didn't let up much overnight and I woke to the sound of it still coming down. The rain had also splashed mud up the side of our tents. It had gone 08:00 before we both decided to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By BikeLugger
Day 8 <iframe width="853" height="480"...

Day 8

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