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Forum: Europe 04-24-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By DeeGee
Here's a handy map with some cool and interesting...

Here's a handy map with some cool and interesting things on for you folks that are going. I have just returned back to the UK after our second visit with my wife and two kids. Obviously didn't take...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By DeeGee
As you're all on KTM's pool your spares and take...

As you're all on KTM's pool your spares and take them with you. As GB says there is a dealer in Reykjavik, but it's pricey. Take spare brake pads also, cost me 50 for a set of rears :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By DeeGee
So this has reared its ugly head again:huh...

So this has reared its ugly head again:huh finally got the bike buttoned up. New battery, fresh oil, filters and coolant. Started up and ran great, topped oil up and burped the cooling system, put...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Pictures From Inside Chamber

So I picked the scope up from Peanuts' today, once I got back I hooked it up to the laptop and went to have a butchers. Unfortunately the head of the scope was a fraction too large to fully insert...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Good news guys, she's fired up and runs ok. Gonna...

Good news guys, she's fired up and runs ok. Gonna wait now until we can inspect inside of chamber, just to be on the safe side.

Thanks again for all the input :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Well you were bang on the money!! :thumb Had...

Well you were bang on the money!! :thumb

Had fellow inmate Peanuts come over today and help. Managed to fish about with the valves open, but didn't see anything, also blew compressed air into the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
How did you get the spacer out? Flexible magnet?

How did you get the spacer out? Flexible magnet?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Thanks for the picture, I'll check when I get in...

Thanks for the picture, I'll check when I get in from work.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By DeeGee
No man, don't know wtf I've done, engine won't...

No man, don't know wtf I've done, engine won't turn past tdc CCW. Stumped! :scratch
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Valve clearances are no different either. :scratch

Valve clearances are no different either. :scratch
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Cheers for the comments so far guys. So I put...

Cheers for the comments so far guys. So I put back to tdc and turned the crank clockwise (CW) and the rear cam lobes were facing down when I came to the heavy resistance, front cam was facing back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Pretty sure nothing was dropped into the pots....

Pretty sure nothing was dropped into the pots. What's the spacer look like you mention Icerider?

Not slipped into gear either Stephen lad. None taken. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By DeeGee
Question Engine Locked

So gents, after adjusting one valve on the front cylinder I buttoned back up and came to fire up...... Thud and solenoid clicking. Tried again nothing, but the familiar clicking again, wouldn't turn...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By DeeGee
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,738,530
Posted By DeeGee
Lookin sweet! :thumb

Lookin sweet! :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By DeeGee
After servicing the bike the last couple of days,...

After servicing the bike the last couple of days, she now won't start. Dash lights up, fuel pump primes (purring). Thumb the start button and nothing, but a thud followed by clicking (solenoid?). I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,738,530
Posted By DeeGee
Talking Cheers Old Bean

Yup still got the Red Bull paint job, looking a bit tatty now though, plenty of battle scars. :rofl

Garage...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By DeeGee
By 'eck lad I'll sup a pint o Tetleys to that!...

By 'eck lad I'll sup a pint o Tetleys to that! :freaky

Ha ha awesome! Yup, still got a fair bit to do though, back in the garage I go. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By DeeGee
Cheers squire! :thumb

Cheers squire! :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By DeeGee
No Oil In Sump!!

is this unusual??

The bike has been sat in the garage for a couple of months, I have just overhauled the water pump. During doing this when I removed the oil screen there was approximately 800...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,738,530
Posted By DeeGee
Hey folks! Hope all is well and good? I've been...

Hey folks! Hope all is well and good? I've been busy last couple of days. Not done so much as clean the bike since we returned from Iceland last year. Now's the time for some much needed TLC,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-03-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
No problemo it'd be an honour! :thumb ...

No problemo it'd be an honour! :thumb



Cheers FT, the place is amazing, I know I've mentioned that I'm going back. Jack just told me we'll be there in 14 weeks!! Can't wait to share the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
Cheers for the good comments guys, appreciate it...

Cheers for the good comments guys, appreciate it as always :thumb
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So time to wrap up this adventure........ ...

So time to wrap up this adventure........

After breakfast we did the usual of loading up the bike, we climbed on and I thumbed the starter and the bike fired into life. We set back along the road...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
We had made a rough plan to head north west and...

We had made a rough plan to head north west and take a look at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, we had asked the guesthouse owner for a weather update as we told her of our plans. Her internet connection...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
Blast from the past Phil!! :thumb We had a...

Blast from the past Phil!! :thumb

We had a shot of the black death while we were in Reykjavik, pics to come later :D

We've just booked flights yesterday to return next year, only for a week...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-16-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So the following day we removed the panniers and...

So the following day we removed the panniers and set off for Lake Myvtn, we had discovered that there was a natural spring bath where you could bathe. It was likened to the Blue Lagoon in the south...
Forum: Photos 10-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 825,644
Posted By DeeGee
A couple of shouts from a recent trip to Iceland,...

A couple of shouts from a recent trip to Iceland, RR here. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=999451

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u38/ducatigav/IMG_5048_zps60507e4e.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
Thanks Blader, appreciate the commenst :thumb ...

Thanks Blader, appreciate the commenst :thumb

So we had a restless night as the temperature plummeted overnight. I heard some rustling at the side of me during the night so I jammed my earplugs in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
Cheers Paul :thumb So that morning we did...

Cheers Paul :thumb

So that morning we did the usual ritual of striking camp and we went for a coffee in the reception area and spoke to the guy who ran the site to see if there was any more news...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So we loaded up the bike, climbed on and hit the...

So we loaded up the bike, climbed on and hit the Route 1 and headed along the south coast travelling eastwards.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,395
Posted By DeeGee
Cracking pics T :thumb looks stunning.

Cracking pics T :thumb looks stunning.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So while we were in Landmannalaugar I noticed my...

So while we were in Landmannalaugar I noticed my rear brake pads were on the low side, I put it down to the dust and sand mixed with the water acting as a paste and this had accelerated the wear(I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-07-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,846
Posted By DeeGee
Cracking ride report, we were up there at the...

Cracking ride report, we were up there at the same time although we flew home on the 28th (we shipped our bike and flew in). Absolutely stunning country, we're debating whether to go back next year...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So the following day we woke up to blue skies. ...

So the following day we woke up to blue skies.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u38/ducatigav/Iceland%202014/DSC_0092_zpsljtcrvh5.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So the following day we were excited to set off...

So the following day we were excited to set off into the unknown, I was up early and decided to go for a run. I'm running the Yorkshire Marathon this year in October for charity, the Yorkshire Kidney...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
So here we go, pics almost loaded, but I have...

So here we go, pics almost loaded, but I have enough to begin.

After we opened the tin we had to go and change some of it for the local currency and deposit the rest in the bank so we had enough...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-28-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
Just arrived home and currently in the process of...

Just arrived home and currently in the process of uploading the 1000 plus pictures.

All I can say is what an amazing country Iceland is, it has totally blown us away (and sometimes quite...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,053
Posted By DeeGee
Vikings, Volcanoes, Geysers And Glaciers. DG And Jacks' Iceland Adventure

We had a fantastic time with the family last year as we jetted off to the States and did the whole Disney thing, but we missed our two wheeled Adventure.
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