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Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By rudk
Not that "easy" if you're not used to tinker,...

Not that "easy" if you're not used to tinker, don't have the tools, patience etc. Besides, you have to wait during fill-ups because the DIY mod/breather valve is too slow. Many who did the mod had...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By rudk
I had a MTS620 for two years. The biggest...

I had a MTS620 for two years.

The biggest "flaw" is that the tank is missing the ventilation system of the bigger MTS 1000/MTS 1100 models. This creates a vacuum inside the tank and when you fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,422
Posted By rudk
I have the naked version (CB650F here in Europe)...

I have the naked version (CB650F here in Europe) on order. Should arrive somewhere in July.

The naked is an absolute hoot to ride. Really great fun, handling is completely neutral, the bike goes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By rudk
New Yamaha MT-09 "Street Tracker" from August 2014

http://www.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/thumbnails/170_Yamaha%20MT-09%20Street%20Tracker%202014.jpg.3292250.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By rudk
http://i61.tinypic.com/1zdqhdj.jpg ...

http://i61.tinypic.com/1zdqhdj.jpg


http://www.2ar.eu
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 84,627
Posted By rudk
People pay way too much attention to what's...

People pay way too much attention to what's written in these mag reviews/shootouts/comparisons etc..

I've stopped to buy ANY motorcycle magazine 16 years ago. Especially german magazines and in...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By rudk
To tighten the male counter screw into the bare...

To tighten the male counter screw into the bare metal of the frame without the use of any washer like they do it on the Rally Raid vid on YT - even if that threaded frame spacer might be forged -...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,392
Posted By rudk
To tighten the male counter screw into the bare...

To tighten the male counter screw into the bare metal of the frame without the use of any washer like they do it on the Rally Raid vid on YT - even if that threaded frame spacer might be forged -...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,421
Posted By rudk
Not that it's THAT important, I just had some...

Not that it's THAT important, I just had some time to kill...;-)


2009 - no Superlow Sportster model

http://i59.tinypic.com/mv0ks1.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/hs6yjk.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,421
Posted By rudk
That Harley looks like a Sportster Low, not the...

That Harley looks like a Sportster Low, not the Superlow, which has the bigger fuel tank.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 151,782
Posted By rudk
Yeah, with the new wasserboxer engine...:deal...

Yeah, with the new wasserboxer engine...:deal :deal :deal :brow
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,623
Posted By rudk
It's P A N I G A L E

It's P A N I G A L E
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,761
Posted By rudk
Great review. I didn't read the whole thread/all...

Great review. I didn't read the whole thread/all posts, but when I test rode a Bonneville SE last year I was surprised about the lenght of the gear lever. I have shoe size 13 and had to put my foot...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 168,862
Posted By rudk
Hell yes, it's only 1900 "easy" bucks, seat not...

Hell yes, it's only 1900 "easy" bucks, seat not included. $$$ for installation if you're not wrenching yourself not included too.

A piece of cake...


Shock Absorber Kit by Bitubo For V7 -...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,777
Posted By rudk
Me too would really like to see a stripped down...

Me too would really like to see a stripped down HPN-kind-of sub 200 kg BMW 1200 GS/ADV without the HP2 premium price point and no electronics bling, except maybe for ABS and heated grips ;-)...but a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,793
Posted By rudk
I test rode both the 675 and 800 MV Brutale two...

I test rode both the 675 and 800 MV Brutale two months ago and thought they were great. All of the bad things that you read about the fueling, throttle response etc. were pretty much non existent....
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,868
Posted By rudk
Fun maybe, but definitely an expensive and short...

Fun maybe, but definitely an expensive and short one:

<table class="specs zero-fx my-2014 specs-variants-2"><tbody><tr><td class="modelheader modelheader-label" valign="top">Range</td> <td...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,974
Posted By rudk
A lot of bikes have those vertical scratches on...

A lot of bikes have those vertical scratches on the cylinder walls if you look at the long term reviews like for ex. german "Motorrad" magazine.

2012 Honda CBR600F
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,974
Posted By rudk
I don't get one thing....are you "measuring" that...

I don't get one thing....are you "measuring" that engine and its components
"by eye" or do you have the necessary precision measuring tools (dial indicator, micrometer, rulers etc.)?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,967
Posted By rudk
Noise-wise there are differences of over 20 dB...

Noise-wise there are differences of over 20 dB between different helmet models. If you have a quiet helmet, stick +/- to the speed limits, don't ride only on the racetrack etc. I don't think you will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,967
Posted By rudk
These are more likely the cause of tinnitus IMO. ...

These are more likely the cause of tinnitus IMO.

Riding without ear plugs with extreme noisy helmets will certainly not improve your hearing, but usually for developing tinnitus takes more than...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 151,782
Posted By rudk
Guzzi douchebag.....it's like being back in...

Guzzi douchebag.....it's like being back in kindergarten again. Just forget about it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By rudk
I'd go R1100GS/R1150GS. I wouldn't consider a K75...

I'd go R1100GS/R1150GS. I wouldn't consider a K75 for the "odd" tire and rim sizes of 2.50 18 front and 2.75 18 rear and the lack of modern tire selection/choice alone (by todays standards). ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By rudk
+ 1

+ 1
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,429
Posted By rudk
My thoughts exactly....plus the fairings and all...

My thoughts exactly....plus the fairings and all the other stuff when you're fully packed and stranded in the boonies.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 92,520
Posted By rudk
Check his website or his blog.... He' s back...

Check his website or his blog....

He' s back in austria and writes that the 1190adv passed the test with flying colors. No issues whatsoever except two loosening screws of the rack system that had...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By rudk
Alternator is 12V 450W

Alternator is 12V 450W
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,873
Posted By rudk
I own a 2010 690 Duke R and have been riding both...

I own a 2010 690 Duke R and have been riding both the 690 SMC and Enduro.

With the 690 Duke the gearing CAN be felt a bit tall and many change it from 16/40 to 15/40.

The 690 SMC to me feels...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 793,720
Posted By rudk
YEAH.......!!! :clap

YEAH.......!!! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,627
Posted By rudk
These Alaska / Prudhoe Bay trips on shaft drive...

These Alaska / Prudhoe Bay trips on shaft drive Beemers seem to attract all kinds of failures here at ADVRider.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,506
Posted By rudk
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/mts620/gr...

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae114/mts620/groaner1.gif


.....not again this MotoMoron idiocy.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 64,261
Posted By rudk
Thanks for the tip. Do you mean these: ...

Thanks for the tip. Do you mean these:

http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalogue/VStream_FLH.shtml

Of course coming from sportbikes and supermotos I'd have to check out some options and invest...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,025
Posted By rudk
Welcome - Triumph too will most likely revamp at...

Welcome - Triumph too will most likely revamp at least the Speed Triple (exhaust etc.) and the Bonneville (general overhaul) for 2014.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,582
Posted By rudk
http://iwantsomefun.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10...

http://iwantsomefun.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/cow-on-motorcycle-riding.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 64,261
Posted By rudk
Ran into a group of Harley riders at a service...

Ran into a group of Harley riders at a service area a couple of weeks ago. Most of them on Electra or Street Glides. Never gave a second thought about Harleys lately, been riding sportbikes,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,025
Posted By rudk
Definitely wrong in case of the Tuono RSV4 -...

Definitely wrong in case of the Tuono RSV4 - except if with "problems" you mean fuel consumption and loosing your license.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,186
Posted By rudk
Didn't read all the answers and probably it has...

Didn't read all the answers and probably it has already been said - the main difference is that car oil is not made for the use with wet clutches.
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,576
Posted By rudk
San Bernardino = San Bernardino

San Bernardino = San Bernardino
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,250
Posted By rudk
Both are good bikes. Where are you from? As you...

Both are good bikes. Where are you from? As you might have heard Husky has been sold to KTM. Here in Europe many actual Husky dealers have VERY good deals for both Terra and Strada models (new or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,009
Posted By rudk
THIS !!! 2012/2013 KTM 690 Duke = Award...

THIS !!!


2012/2013 KTM 690 Duke = Award for one of the fugly'est bikes EVER designed, no matter if the standard or the 2013 R model.

The proportions are completely out of whack, from...
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