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Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Ceri JC
Great news, thanks for clearing that up. I am...

Great news, thanks for clearing that up. I am doing the Taffy Dakar (http://www.taffydakar.org.uk/news/) and this would have been playing on my mind. Much appreciated!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 97,791
Posted By Ceri JC
This +1000. The two times people have found me in...

This +1000. The two times people have found me in the morning, when I've camped by roads, I've (quite honestly) said that I wasn't intending to camp here, but it was getting late and I couldn't find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,696
Posted By Ceri JC
I go through them, but ride slowly/cautiously...

I go through them, but ride slowly/cautiously until I exit past the sign on the "other side" of the closure.

If I encounter workers, I stop, park the bike, take off my lid and walk over to them. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Ceri JC
KTM 690 R warning light

A few days ago, an attempt was made to steal my 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R. I managed to recover the bike and it appears to be riding fine (the steering lock pin had been bent, but I managed to straighten...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ceri JC
Sounds good, albeit the highway speeds. Have you...

Sounds good, albeit the highway speeds. Have you thought about a steering dampener? They do wonders at masking all manner of weird handling problems. Purists will argue you should address the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Ceri JC
You're correct! Just heard from him: I...

You're correct!
Just heard from him:

I must have reversed the blue and green wires.

It is an easy fix, yet you can either send it back or I can guide you through how to fix.

The male pins...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,451
Posted By Ceri JC
I have been right through scouting (and was even...

I have been right through scouting (and was even a leader for a while as an adult). I often catch myself when looking at camping n00bs, who balk at a bit of wind/rain and have to remind myself that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Ceri JC
Hi Scutty, The front indicators are the OE...

Hi Scutty,

The front indicators are the OE (2013) ones.

These new integrated ones are LEDs (I notice that using them, both front and rear indicators flash a bit quicker, as I would expect).
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Ceri JC
KTM 690 Enduro R, indicators "back to front"

I was wondering if someone could offer any guidance on an odd problem I'm having. I ordered a smaller numberplate holder, which features integrated turn signals and a much smaller rear end in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,599
Posted By Ceri JC
TKC-80s are the OE fitment in the UK. Much like...

TKC-80s are the OE fitment in the UK. Much like the TKCs I've used on other bikes, I find them tolerable (but not great) in the dirt and so good on the slab that I catch myself stepping the back out,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,806
Posted By Ceri JC
This'd be my take. I've ridden the Nuda 900R back...

This'd be my take. I've ridden the Nuda 900R back to back with the F800GS and the Nuda feels considerably more powerful than the spec sheets suggest (I suspect the power to weight has a lot to do...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 248,599
Posted By Ceri JC
+1. Don't be put off just because it's winter....

+1. Don't be put off just because it's winter. I'll be out weekend after next. Just make sure you get decent winter kit and it can be just as enjoyable as summer camping, if not more so. It can be...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 248,599
Posted By Ceri JC
Awesome, thanks for the detailed response, team...

Awesome, thanks for the detailed response, team ftb!

Will stick that bladder on my Xmas list. :)

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 220,655
Posted By Ceri JC
I've ridden both. I like the 950 a lot, but I...

I've ridden both. I like the 950 a lot, but I don't think you'll have any regrets unless you do a lot of superslab slogging to get to the dirt.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,451
Posted By Ceri JC
On the GS, I have one permanently on the bike....

On the GS, I have one permanently on the bike. Winter camping, I almost always have an additional one with me (used as a groundsheet).



"It depends"; in many scenarios walking out would be...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 248,599
Posted By Ceri JC
I use a Kriega Hydro-3, have never thought about...

I use a Kriega Hydro-3, have never thought about changing the bladder, but am now intrigued to try (particularly as I have a couple of camelbak bladders in cycling hydration packs to try out). One...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ceri JC
Our traffic cops* in Blighty seem pretty well...

Our traffic cops* in Blighty seem pretty well able to differentiate "riding swiftly and competently" and "stunting and taking the ***s".

I routinely stand up on the pegs, filter, speed, go into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,938
Posted By Ceri JC
People often cite big bikes as resulting in more...

People often cite big bikes as resulting in more serious injuries. I'm not so sure. If I'm going trail riding on a GS, I'll be happy just to get through and going a lot slower. Stick me on a TE310...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,840
Posted By Ceri JC
My take on it is that it's good fun and friendly...

My take on it is that it's good fun and friendly too make jokey remarks relating to someones ride (including your own), based on stereotypes. It's a dull group ride indeed unless people are crowing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By Ceri JC
Take her away for the weekend one time on the GS....

Take her away for the weekend one time on the GS. Only give her one pannier to keep all her crap in.

Hey presto: Instant approval for an outfit, on the understanding she can continue to ride...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,314
Posted By Ceri JC
Probably expensive to export outside UK, but I...

Probably expensive to export outside UK, but I have had great success with Altberg boots for this. They make hiking boots that have been used for successful Everest ascents and they make Motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Ceri JC
In the UK where there's nowhere to ride them...

In the UK where there's nowhere to ride them where they'd really excel and where there is, is so remote the fuel range is a real problem, they're Easy to come by. In the states, tonnes of terrain...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By Ceri JC
Thanks Evan, good to know it's doable. Can you...

Thanks Evan, good to know it's doable. Can you still fold the mirrors in whilst riding (without removing the muffs) the way you've done it? I have to filter quite a bit where I live, especially when...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ceri JC
Another vote for Kriega. Probably the only...

Another vote for Kriega. Probably the only products (in any field) where I cannot personally see "room for improvement.

Waterproofing that is actually waterproof (even when 100% submerged)....
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 220,655
Posted By Ceri JC
Just managed to get one of the last 2013 bike in...

Just managed to get one of the last 2013 bike in the UK the past weekend. Incredible bike.

It looks to my untrained eye that the side plastics at the same size and shape. Here's to hoping the ...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,451
Posted By Ceri JC
What's your take on the efficacy of these down...

What's your take on the efficacy of these down bags where the outside of the bag itself is waterproof? Can you really sleep direct on the snow on them or is it (dangerously misleading) marketing?

...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By Ceri JC
HDB hand guards -With bar muffs

I Am looking at a set of these for my KTM 690. As getting to the trails always involves quite a bit of road work, I will definitely need the integrated mirrors. I was wondering if anyone has had any...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Ceri JC
Managed to speak to the workshop at the dealer....

Managed to speak to the workshop at the dealer. It turns out that in addition to the longer bolts, used to secure the grab rails, there are shorter versions for use when grab rails are removed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Ceri JC
Thanks both. So, it looks like some new rear...

Thanks both. So, it looks like some new rear plastics is in order. So if the grab rails weren't fitted, and holes not drilled in the plastics, how is the numberplate hanger secured?

Sent from my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Ceri JC
KTM 690 Enduro R grab rails blanking plate?

Hi All,

Just collected my new 690R. Hell of a bike, but I have my first question:

Should it have come with blanking plates to fill the gaps left when the pillion grab rails are removed?

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,343
Posted By Ceri JC
Of all the things I've learnt in (road) riding...

Of all the things I've learnt in (road) riding that has adjusted my attitude for the better, this is the one that stands out hands down as yielding the greatest safety benefits.

I had a (fairly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,090
Posted By Ceri JC
A couple of points to consider: It's his kid,...

A couple of points to consider:
It's his kid, not yours.
He's a better rider than you, so he could quite reasonably argue your opinion is unqualified (never mind that the non-riders' utterly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 20,469
Posted By Ceri JC
:stupid:stupid:stupid +1000 In all...

:stupid:stupid:stupid
+1000
In all seriousness, I genuinely think people who don't think this is the right approach to motoring offences are incapable of rationale thought, to the point that it's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,852
Posted By Ceri JC
I read a good tip in a bike mag not long after I...

I read a good tip in a bike mag not long after I started riding, "Once it gets dark, assume every car driver on the road is drunk, or falling asleep at the wheel."

When you're trail riding, riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,958
Posted By Ceri JC
I think the reason for this is that, to...

I think the reason for this is that, to non-riders, 'normal' motorcyclists are pretty much invisible; they do not go out of their way to draw attention to themselves and most people's interaction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,790
Posted By Ceri JC
Just to give a UK perspective on the cell phone...

Just to give a UK perspective on the cell phone whilst driving thing. Here, I personally know three close friends who've been busted (fined and points on the licence) for using their phone whilst...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,468
Posted By Ceri JC
The way police escort in some states seem to...

The way police escort in some states seem to escort rideouts is utterly baffling to me as a foreigner.

I was in North Carolina and saw a phanalax of 30 or so pirates (who were clearly not police...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,958
Posted By Ceri JC
This is very true. Having business travelled by...

This is very true. Having business travelled by bike for years, I'm no stranger to the markedly different way you get treated when you turn up in leathers and how their perception changes when they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,958
Posted By Ceri JC
It's because most people in the western world are...

It's because most people in the western world are rich pussies.
:hide
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By Ceri JC
+1 on this. With regard #2, even push bike...

+1 on this.

With regard #2, even push bike pumps can put out enough PSI to usually seat a tyre. Just be sure to drop the pressure to the correct level after hearing both sides 'ping'.
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