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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,849
Posted By syzygy9
Anyone use the Garmin 55? Looks like a good cheap...

Anyone use the Garmin 55? Looks like a good cheap option; good screen resolution, non-reflective screen, fixed screen orientation (landscape), accepts topo maps, takes SD cards.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-04-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,849
Posted By syzygy9
I love the idea of using a cheap car orientated...

I love the idea of using a cheap car orientated GPS for the bike. The motorcycle specific ones are a complete rip off.

I have been using a Nexus 7" tablet with moving map s/w and georeferenced...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,693
Posted By syzygy9
So next time I don't service my bike properly,...

So next time I don't service my bike properly, engine blows up, I bag manufacturer on FB and he gives me a new engine - fantastic!

Clearly Thagua (not the OP) fcuked up but somehow manages to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,693
Posted By syzygy9
Seems to me 'that email' was pretty well spot on....

Seems to me 'that email' was pretty well spot on.

Poster was a little economical with the truth. Frankly, the fact that the tyre lasted as long as it did on a rim half the stipulated size is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,693
Posted By syzygy9
So let's see if I have got this right. You run a...

So let's see if I have got this right. You run a tyre for 7,000 kms on a rim half the required width, finally have the tyre fail, besmirch Heidenau on Facebook, and than get pissy when you don't get...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-30-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By syzygy9
On a fully laden 2011 990, rider only, 2500kms of...

On a fully laden 2011 990, rider only, 2500kms of 'high speed' (60-90km/hr) dirt road ran 25psi both ends. No flats, no bent rims. Took a few big hits including 1 across a cattle grid at speed where...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,310
Posted By syzygy9
I have had the AlpineStars Durban suit for about...

I have had the AlpineStars Durban suit for about 18 months and have done 2 trips in it.

Very happy with the suit. In hot weather (42'C!) in central Australia with vents open and at speed I was...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,005
Posted By syzygy9
Windscreen Disgust ...... again

+1 on the Aeroflow for me. Purchased the standard (low) Aeroflow and for me at 5'10' (178cm) sitting on a sheepskin works fantastically, has transformed the bike.

I was concerned at having to look...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,128
Posted By syzygy9
Welcome to the 'Australia' tax where the price...

Welcome to the 'Australia' tax where the price charged is related more to what the market can bear as opposed to being linked to actual cost of manufacturer and distribution. And you my friend are...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By syzygy9
I am aware of that, a bit of rubber on the...

I am aware of that, a bit of rubber on the outside of the sprocket, the only disadvantage for damped as far as I could tell is that it a little more expensive with the possibility it might actually...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By syzygy9
Thanks for the insight, I have done about...

Thanks for the insight, I have done about 8,000kms (of the 12,000kms on the clock) on dirt up through central Australia from Perth, always running a dry slack chain so I wouldn't surprised if it is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By syzygy9
Hard to video as it seems to come on under...

Hard to video as it seems to come on under throttle at 3500 to 4000 rpm under load (lugging slightly) which initially made me think pre-ignition.

But the same sound seems to occur when the rear...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By syzygy9
Thanks for the tips. I do have CJ racers...

Thanks for the tips.

I do have CJ racers 'thin walled' spark plug socket so should be right there, the hose looks like a great idea to grab and reseat the spark plugs. But do these actually need...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,942
Posted By syzygy9
no but I have Safari tanks

I don't use crash bars but I have Safari tanks which probably don't need them; I have tested them - I fall down often.

No crash bars keeps the weight down and less hassle with maintenance.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By syzygy9
about to tackle my first valve check . . .

I am about to tackle my first major service @15,000kms including a valve check. Bike is a 2011 KTM 990 non-R with safari tanks. I have owned the bike since new (Mar 2012) and a first timer on this,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By syzygy9
After looking at this thread (and the windscreen...

After looking at this thread (and the windscreen disgust thread) I took a punt and ended up buying an expensive (to ship to Australia) Aeroflow standard height screen. I am 5'10" / 178cm, average...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By syzygy9
Aeroflow aeroscreen

After looking at this thread (and the windscreen disgust thread) I took a punt and ended up buying an expensive (to ship to Australia) Aeroflow standard height screen. I am 5'10" / 178cm, average...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By syzygy9
Jesse (Safari) panniers and accessories

I have attached 2 Happy Trails drink holders to the back of each Jesse Pannier which will hold (Aussie) 1.25L soft drink bottles (my cheapskate water bottles) and bolted a RAM mount on the front of...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By syzygy9
Aaaah yes, when looking at the exploded diagram I...

Aaaah yes, when looking at the exploded diagram I thought the blind nut in the pic was the bolt - but looking closely I see that is not the case! Excellent news. But (damn) I just ordered a new...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By syzygy9
ripped the nut out of the headlight mask when mounting windscreen

The windscreen (on KTM 990) bolts into 6 rubber mounted nuts molded into the 'headlight mask' (60008001100 HEAD LIGHT MASK 07). On refitting the windscreen I must have cross threaded the windscreen...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By syzygy9
If you replace your stock exhaust with a non-cat...

If you replace your stock exhaust with a non-cat wings or equivalent the muffler/can is much much cooler. I have wings on my 2011 990 and they are almost cool enough to touch and they shed heat very...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-27-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,646
Posted By syzygy9
Google Nexus works fine for me! I am using it as...

Google Nexus works fine for me! I am using it as both a in-car turn by turn navigator (Sygic with Australia and Western Europe maps) and an off-road 'moving map' navigator on my motorbike here in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,955
Posted By syzygy9
A local shop (here in Perth, Australia) has a 08...

A local shop (here in Perth, Australia) has a 08 KTM 990 on the floor for months (not sure if it ever sold). I bought a new 11 KTM 990 with the expectation that i would keep it to the bitter end so...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By syzygy9
Thanks Kyler, so at 6'5" you find the medium...

Thanks Kyler, so at 6'5" you find the medium height works for you. By extension that would imply that at 5'10" the standard (low/4") version would work for me. Note that I sit on a sheepskin which...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By syzygy9
Also fitted a set of Jesses to my 11 990 a couple...

Also fitted a set of Jesses to my 11 990 a couple of months ago - I thought the instructions were pretty good! Didn't have any issues fitting them.

Not with the bike right now but can post some...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By syzygy9
Kyler, I assume you have the tallest one? I am...

Kyler, I assume you have the tallest one? I am also considering an Aeroflow but at 5'10 am torn between the short 4" above stock (standard) and the medium 6" above stock.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By syzygy9
Thanks for your jabbering Reno, makes sense and...

Thanks for your jabbering Reno, makes sense and is worthwhile trying if I ever get into the situation where my battery is completely frucked.

As an aside these little 4ah Microstart PPS are...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By syzygy9
Aaaaah shame. I bought a little micostart PPS as...

Aaaaah shame. I bought a little micostart PPS as a backup for solo travel in the Australian outback. This would cover a flat battery but couldn't cover a situation where the battery is completely...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By syzygy9
Can you run a KTM 990 without a battery?

Thinking hypothetically, if one was to have a catastrophic battery failure (eg internal short or open circuit) and assuming you could jumpstart, would the bike run on the generator alone (presuming...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By syzygy9
travelsomewhere - how tall are you? and you have...

travelsomewhere - how tall are you? and you have done the line of sight measurement over the stock screen (as per Aeroscreens advice).

I am struggling to figure out what size to go for at 5'10"....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By syzygy9
Thanks Maoule, most of my distance riding is at...

Thanks Maoule, most of my distance riding is at around 80km/hr (50mph) on dirt roads with some highway riding at 110km/hr (70mph) to get there. I definitely need to reduce the head buffeting but...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By syzygy9
how did this work for you . . .

Hondo - how did you go with the medium Aeroflow aeroscreen? is it the right height for you - reduces the buffeting but still able to see over it?

At 5'10" I am tossing up between the medium and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,005
Posted By syzygy9
count me in . . .

Also looking for something better than the stock. At height 5'10" and 85kg/average build, I find the stock windscreen seems to put my head right into some turbulent flow knocking my head around and...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,469
Posted By syzygy9
Andy Strapz on a KTM 990

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p581/syzygy9/IMG_0972.jpg (http://s1157.photobucket.com/user/syzygy9/media/IMG_0972.jpg.html)

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p581/syzygy9/IMG_0931.jpg...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,911
Posted By syzygy9
you can always throw a big tank and some luggage on it . . .

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p581/syzygy9/IMG_0931.jpg (http://s1157.photobucket.com/user/syzygy9/media/IMG_0931.jpg.html)

but I think she looks beautiful . . .
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By syzygy9
Apologies for the delay (currently overseas) -...

Apologies for the delay (currently overseas) - mine are the standard ovals with no carbon tips.

The only pic I have of the Wings pipes 'pre Jesse Panniers', you can just see them poking out from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,113
Posted By syzygy9
. . . where are the videos ??

Read the books and started working my way through the videos, but Oisin's videos have been offline for a while now. There seems to be an assumption that this is in preparation for a 'commercial' DVD...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By syzygy9
wings with Jesses no problems

I have a set of Wings and Jesse panniers - no fit problems with good clearance everywhere. Very happy with both.

I am not at home and the moment and hence have no access to the bike, so no photos...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,313
Posted By syzygy9
what the hell is that? (I have a 990, good to...

what the hell is that? (I have a 990, good to know of all the little foibles that may arise with our precious KTMs!)
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By syzygy9
Also consider the Jesse Panniers, also 90cm...

Also consider the Jesse Panniers, also 90cm across the rear end but hold 40L very tight to the bike - expensive though! :(
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