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Forum: Racing 05-03-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,639
Posted By husqvarna
Hero lesson

One lesson is: deal with people like Hero at your peril. On an international level where law is more grey and expensive, doubly so.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By husqvarna
Don't forget sparky

I had a 525 that battled to start and ran badly. I must have cleaned the carb 3 times.:baldy:ear

Problem was eventually traced to a bad spark plug cap. A new one, plus a new plug and it was good...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-18-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 159,835
Posted By husqvarna
Trying times but a reasonable outcome

Well, as some gnarly adventurer wrote "a mishap is just an adventure wrongly considered". You made a mishap an entertaining adventure although I'm guessing you needed anxiety medicine know and...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 937,967
Posted By husqvarna
Cars - Robby G

I actually think Robby would have better success in a NiLux from Overdrive / Glyn Hall.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,273
Posted By husqvarna
Thanks for the memories

Dakar and rallies have swallowed some good guys. Elmer was a proper shock for us Southern Africans as I could not believe someone so decent, humble, hard working and talented would be taken.

Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 35,202
Posted By husqvarna
Supported riders

Great to see you "supporting" David and Albert our Southern African riders.

David in particular has had terrible luck that could be very, tantalisingly close to changing.

I'm scared to look!
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 544,736
Posted By husqvarna
Rallye Lite Wiring - salt

Very, very nice work antipaul.

I may as well be the wag that asks if the connectors are salt-proof and how would you salt-proof them?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 937,967
Posted By husqvarna
Coma and nerves

Coma must be made of strong stuff with the nervousness of listening for and imagining every cough, splutter and rattle of his bike.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-03-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 138,635
Posted By husqvarna
Modern complexity

"The 690 Enduro is definitely the lighter and more capable choice for an off-road than the 950 but having owned one for a month (yes, just a month!) I never liked it's complexity (fuel injection and...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1,667
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 382,088
Posted By husqvarna
KTM rear axle nut money spinner

In my experience the 80Nm torque for the rear axle nut on older KTM's 525 etc is a money spinner for KTM and the makers of replacement axle adjuster spacers. Tighten to this torque and cracking the...
Forum: Face Plant 10-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,694
Posted By husqvarna
Excellent report with a unhappy ending

What an excellent ride/crash report! Sadly.

I have not analysed your photographs and descriptions that carefully but two thoughts come to mind:

1. Flat back tyre (I thought it looked soft in...
Forum: Face Plant 05-01-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,277
Posted By husqvarna
To cut or not to cut

Maybe of interest; I had a similar off to yours but off an MTB when the handlebar hooked a bush that leapt out into my path (I too was not paying full attention and not riding particularly hard). I...
Forum: Face Plant 02-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 88,770
Posted By husqvarna

Good thread. I'm 59 and have just started rehab after a bloody mountain bike get off cost me 3 broken ribs, punctured lung and broken clavicle 10 days ago. Dangerous things push bikes.

I miss...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 926,312
Posted By husqvarna
A tough Dakar - no surprise

I heard an interview on an SA TV programme (2Wheels) with Saffer Riaan van Niekerk before the Dakar and he was clear that his team (him and Darryl Curtis) had already identified that his was going to...
Forum: Face Plant 12-30-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,986
Posted By husqvarna
Right of way

Here in the southern part of darkest Africa, about one in three drivers has a "bought" (forged/obtained illegally without a test etc) licence and has little clue about traffic lights and signs. Now...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,436
Posted By husqvarna
try a new spark plug?

I bought a low hour KTM 525EXC with very similar symptons after it had been standing. I cleaned that carb every which way, even boiling that swinish pilot jet. Still wouldn't idle or pull cleanly...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By husqvarna
Master Marquez

Hats off to Marc. As someone else posted - he got a DQ in Oz through little fault of his own (I think he was just racing; stuff the tyres!!) and didn't spit the dummy; still smiled and laughed.
Forum: Racing 10-06-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,432
Posted By husqvarna

Thanks for the updates and very good photo's.

Congratulations to Josh - great result. And the US of course; some legends riding and legends in the making. Good to see the MX boys multi tasking.
Forum: Face Plant 08-14-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,843
Posted By husqvarna
Changed scenario's

In another world it could have been my son so I am all for graded licencing and testing. As quite a few older members have indicated that is how we learnt, Start on a 50cc Puch moped on a farm road...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,376
Posted By husqvarna
S Africa

After that it's only a day or so in an aeroplane to S Africa!

Enjoy the feedback and well done; again!
Forum: Racing 02-10-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 198,728
Posted By husqvarna

I reckon Honda should hand over 2014 to JCR for the Dakar.

Off topic a little; I'm not sure Faria is as fast as Depres (or say, Helder) but then Cyril started as a water carrier with KTM. For sure...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 137,438
Posted By husqvarna
Slow poison

I remember reading an oldish Dakar report by Ron Ayers (I think) in which he described Peterhansel as "slow poison" when he was still on bikes. Talent and navigational instincts aside, he'd nibble...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,521
Posted By husqvarna
Luis the hero

Well done Luis; fantastic achievement. You have many, many fans all around the world including in South Africa where we appreciate tough men who do not give up.
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,284,661
Posted By husqvarna
King Cyril

Looks like Cyril is heading for another win (don't tempt fate!) and I was of the impression he'd come through enduro to rallies.

Not quite and a very interesting cv: 1st Dakar in 2000 as a...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 275,429
Posted By husqvarna
Close call?

Thank goodness Pyn and Johnny Campbell survived their crashes to continue. It's just hang in there now. Good luck!!
Forum: Racing 01-14-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,284,661
Posted By husqvarna
Ingo Waldschmidt

Ingo is a great guy and solid rider in his 3rd Dakar I think. He's helped quite a few SA riders with training to ride sand to a roadbook in Namibia.

He placed 15th when Pyndon got a top 10...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 171,188
Posted By husqvarna
Rookie result

Andy Haydon's 1998 result was great and also that Alfie Cox finished 4th in the same year on his first Dakar; a private, self funded entry.
Forum: Racing 10-29-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By husqvarna
Chris Birch enjoyed it too

Just scroll down the blog.

Pretty tough, even for the good guys.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,760
Posted By husqvarna

Yup, I've got a set on my 2006. Bought the guards in 2008 so surely 2nd gen? BUT they still cracked at the engine mounting and hadn't really worked hard. They are solidly mounted at the bottom but...
Forum: Face Plant 10-02-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By husqvarna
Ode to the mud pit

Ah the joy of the mud pit. I remember someone wheelying impressively through one until he encountered an angled log hidden in the slime. Now that was a spectacular crash. Dirt bike though so no real...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6,838
Views: 1,490,257
Posted By husqvarna
Oil changes

Can I go back to the oil change issue?

Is there any merit in considering a system to change oil on the trail by sucking or syphoning it out of the filler cap? I understand some cars do it through...
Forum: Face Plant 09-09-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,420
Posted By husqvarna
None so blind

I think I've posted this before but about 500m from my house is an intersection across the traffic and opposite a church. Well this one morning I'm on my KTM 640 adv, orange bike, yellow high viz...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By husqvarna
Check spark plug & cap

I had a 525 that behaved in a similar way. Cleaned the carb multiple times. Eventually traced (by my local friendly mechanic; not me) to a bad spark plug cap; even though the plug sparked ok when...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 26,180
Posted By husqvarna

This is a great report and inspiring for us who have galvanised hair (er, grey to the uninitiated), or any hair.

For me it would be a reason the US is great and I would visit. Stuff the critics...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,266
Posted By husqvarna
Senna & F1

I loved F1 but in a bygone era that took too many good drivers - starting with Clark, McLaren, Rindt, Petersen and not racing but Hailwood, then I only followed at a distance. But I was watching TV...
Forum: Face Plant 08-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,509
Posted By husqvarna
An inspiration

What an inspirational storey! - no more moaning about my knee twinges. I think that the way you handled the lack of consequences to someone who profoundly affected your life is also inspirational....
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,667
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 382,088
Posted By husqvarna
Holiday gems

The Super Glue reminds me of a holiday gem. My son is home and goes diving for crayfish and stupidly gets tagged on the palm of his hand by an eel leaving a 50mm long cut that needs stitches. But...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,731
Posted By husqvarna
Just makes me want to tour

Great report - every second photograph just makes me want to get on my KTM 640 and do some dirt touring.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-03-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 88,371
Posted By husqvarna
Fantastic report and your positive, "will not...

Fantastic report and your positive, "will not allow myself to be hassled" attitude comes through clearly and is a great inspiration. Here in S Africa the most popular ds bikes are probably GS12's...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,667
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 382,088
Posted By husqvarna
Torqueing backwards

When torqueing the flywheel on an 1980 something Husky on its taper with a left hand thread make sure that the aforementioned torque wrench works on left hand threads (click type). Otherwise it's an...
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