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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By deksawyer
I had to on mine - it stood far too upright...

I had to on mine - it stood far too upright otherwise.

I also run the TA2, and think they're awesome!

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By deksawyer
I did not know that Kev, I shall amend my post! ...

I did not know that Kev, I shall amend my post!

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By deksawyer
Could be...or use GS Adventure rims...they're...

Could be...or use GS Adventure rims...they're exactly the same thing. Or maybe not, as Kev said below...

D.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,696
Posted By deksawyer
Cheers Simon yeah, I was maybe being a bit...

Cheers Simon

yeah, I was maybe being a bit picky........I'll only be using the Klim gear when it's -15, seeing as we Scots can usually get away with a Kilt and a string vest most other times - as...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,696
Posted By deksawyer
Cheers keiji, pretty much what I was thinking. ...

Cheers keiji, pretty much what I was thinking.

Tried the pants on a while ago and wore them round the house for a bit......they're not too bad and actually pretty comfy. I'll be sticking with the...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,696
Posted By deksawyer
KLim Latitude 840 vs Misano - opinions required

I've searched and couldn't find a definitive answer to my specific question.

I think I know the main differences between the Latitude 840 and Misano pants: the Misano is a more forgiving and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By deksawyer
I had the older Akras before getting the Wings...

I had the older Akras before getting the Wings and I genuinely couldn't be happier.

There's nothing in it as regards to quality, but the Wings are less expensive, have 2 sets of dB killers and I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,790
Posted By deksawyer
I've been using a Tutoro for a few hundred miles,...

I've been using a Tutoro for a few hundred miles, and it works well but I found the nozzle system to be a bit poor - could be down to my placement of it, but it eventually was ruined by the chain. I...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
I think I see how your aiming at this, and if I'm...

I think I see how your aiming at this, and if I'm right, how would you be able to tighten the bolt into the puck if it's already tight with a washer and nut behind the plate, unless that nut is...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Great idea Pete. What I did with mine was to...

Great idea Pete.

What I did with mine was to just tighten them up equally, alternating between the 2 bolts and nipped them up hand tight. I then used nylock nuts on the remainder of the thread to...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
My bags arrived yesterday after taking ages in...

My bags arrived yesterday after taking ages in Customs. Wow, these are seriously well made and thought out pieces of kit, and actually exceeded my expectations a bit. Well done Pete & Andrew, as well...
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
My Back Country panniers are being delivered on...

My Back Country panniers are being delivered on Tuesday. Genuinely can't wait........

Worked out about 60 less than the alternative I originally considered, the Kriega Overland 60 (inc. shipping)...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Oooh Yea Baby!! The package has been loaded into...

Oooh Yea Baby!! The package has been loaded into the Mosko Learjet and is whinging its way to me as we speak. If only they had a Concorde....

...
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Pete's just emailed me some tracking details....

Pete's just emailed me some tracking details. What a guy!

D.
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
No shipping confirmation for mine yet! :(:

No shipping confirmation for mine yet! :(:
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Received my balance invoice when I woke up this...

Received my balance invoice when I woke up this morning. Will get it paid when I'm on a computer later this morning.

Very excited to say the least.

D.
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Thanks, Andrew - that's pretty much what I...

Thanks, Andrew - that's pretty much what I figured. Please send me all 8 brackets though.

I think I'm order 52. Can't wait......

D.
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Thanks for the updates guys, I absolutely love...

Thanks for the updates guys, I absolutely love the DIY aspect of this whole project and am very much looking forward to receiving the bags.

Although I pre ordered a while ago, I don't think I did...
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
All being well, there's bound to be some news...

All being well, there's bound to be some news soon!! Yeah?

D.
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
It would depend if they could be shipped out to...

It would depend if they could be shipped out to individuals cheaply enough here in the UK, and still work out cheaper than separate shipping by Mosko Moto from the USA. It would also depend on how...
Forum: Vendors 07-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 41,658
Posted By deksawyer
403 error on your website here in the UK as well.

403 error on your website here in the UK as well.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 8,281,880
Posted By deksawyer
Not taken a pic the last few times I've ridden...

Not taken a pic the last few times I've ridden as my phone has always been dead for some reason, but here's one from a few weeks ago....Elie harbour, Fife, Scotland.
...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
The look on your face - priceless!! ...

The look on your face - priceless!!
...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Huge thanks for the updates, I check in every day...

Huge thanks for the updates, I check in every day for news!!

D.
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Yeah, I thought the same re. the cost and applied...

Yeah, I thought the same re. the cost and applied discount and have a set ordered.

D.
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Just made my deposit (and a little extra) for the...

Just made my deposit (and a little extra) for the Backcountry Panniers. Can't wait.

Cheers Pete & Andrew......Now get them made already!

D.
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 305,485
Posted By deksawyer
Has anyone from the UK/Europe been quoted...

Has anyone from the UK/Europe been quoted shipping costs for the panniers..?

I'm very interested, but shipping costs could be a deal breaker.

Luggage looks excellent BTW, great work guys!

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 39,797
Posted By deksawyer
Rade, are these projector lights road legal? I'm...

Rade, are these projector lights road legal? I'm in the UK and was wondering how the beam is adjusted (if possible) to compensate for riding on the left?

Looking good though....

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By deksawyer
ABS ring on one side, so bearings/spacers are...

ABS ring on one side, so bearings/spacers are different. I think.....

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By deksawyer
I've figured it out. Because Conti have the...

I've figured it out. Because Conti have the sidewall writing "upside down" I very stupidly misread the rotational direction arrow as it appears to be pointing backwards. Too much of this..... :beer
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By deksawyer
Yeah, I'm aware of this. The tyres were fitted to...

Yeah, I'm aware of this. The tyres were fitted to new Alpina loose wheels (no discs either) at a local dealer so it was 50/50 if he put them on the right way. My rear is correct.

I'm more...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By deksawyer
To those running Trail Atack 2's.....

.......could you please do me a wee favour?

Could you tell me if the tread direction on both your tyres match this pic. AND are the arrows on the sidewall pointing in the direction of wheel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12,096
Views: 2,673,906
Posted By deksawyer
Fitted the new tubeless 17/19 Alpina's with...

Fitted the new tubeless 17/19 Alpina's with TA2's. Fairly straightforward. I'm loving the look, all I need now is an MOT and some road tax.

Shitty phone pic for now
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,524
Posted By deksawyer
Just to tempt more of you guys, here are some...

Just to tempt more of you guys, here are some pics of the Wings I fitted last week.

http://www.pbase.com/deksawyer/image/150300820/original.jpg
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 68,704
Posted By deksawyer
Mine doesn't suck! :D ...

Mine doesn't suck! :D

http://www.pbase.com/deksawyer/image/54729490/original.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 8,281,880
Posted By deksawyer
Still a touch of snow left in lowland Scotland. ...

Still a touch of snow left in lowland Scotland.

http://www.pbase.com/deksawyer/image/149631987/original.jpg

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 548,515
Posted By deksawyer
I had a similar issue with my 06 ADV. Turned out...

I had a similar issue with my 06 ADV. Turned out to be the sidestand switch.

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By deksawyer
This was a problem with mine - engine would die...

This was a problem with mine - engine would die on up/down shifts, clocks stayed lit and the bike would fire up on the move with the start button. KTM sidestand switch eliminator fitted and it has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 452,555
Posted By deksawyer
Following this from the other side of the...

Following this from the other side of the Atlantic!

D.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 8,281,880
Posted By deksawyer
A few months ago in sunny Scotland!! ...

A few months ago in sunny Scotland!!

http://www.pbase.com/deksawyer/image/144151296/original.jpg

and when I first got the bike

http://www.pbase.com/deksawyer/image/143688031/large.jpg
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