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Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By Marotte
I owned both, and commuted and travelled...

I owned both, and commuted and travelled extensively with them.

The ST is great for driving hundreds of freeway miles in comfort.
For commuting and any other type of road, the KTM is a blast. And...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Marotte
The Nelson-Rigg are big, but collapsable... They...

The Nelson-Rigg are big, but collapsable... They can probably be reduced to a couple of inches deep.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Marotte
Unfortunately, the logo is not printed directly...

Unfortunately, the logo is not printed directly on the tank, it looks like it's a sticker that is glued....
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Marotte
Any luck?

Id like to remove them as well. I have a Honda, not an Acerbis!

(plus given the quality of the hardware, I'd be scared to go far with an Acerbis motorcycle).

Any success?
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Marotte
Check-out the Nelson-Rigg dry bags: ...

Check-out the Nelson-Rigg dry bags:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AC6XRPM/

They're cheap, solid and practical.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74,839
Views: 7,859,343
Posted By Marotte
Yes, painted with Krylon Fusion, which is crap...

Yes, painted with Krylon Fusion, which is crap honestly.
The windshield is a CE Baileys sport. With the stock hardware there's still some buffering, but it's easy to use custom spacers to adjust.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 74,839
Views: 7,859,343
Posted By Marotte
Modified XR650L

Since the thread's title is 'Sign in', here's mine:
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Marotte
Brilliant. Thanks for the photos: I just copied...

Brilliant. Thanks for the photos: I just copied you and it words great...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Marotte
My understanding is that the empty slot is always...

My understanding is that the empty slot is always on, not ignition-aware.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Marotte
Brilliantly simple, love it! Thanks.

Brilliantly simple, love it! Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Marotte
I have the port already, and I do NOT want to...

I have the port already, and I do NOT want to wire directly to the battery, because the port doesn't have any switch.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Marotte
XR650L Power outlet wiring

Title says all :D

I want to put a 12v / USB outlet on my Honda XR650L. I want it to work with the ignition (no need to power up all the times) and would rather avoid to wire it to the head or tail...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 74,839
Views: 7,859,343
Posted By Marotte
Spacers

I think they go on the bolt that screws on the frame, under the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Marotte
2014 KTM 450 Replica

Drooling...

http://rideapart.com/2014/02/2014-ktm-450-rally-replica/

http://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/6807e58a49.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By Marotte
Motocross rental for Kids

We're looking for an initiation to Motocross for our soon-to-be 11 years old son.

Does anybody know a track where we could rent a bike, in the Seattle area or at a reasonable distance?

Thanks a...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,888
Posted By Marotte
Not too sure about reliability

It's been ages since they build the Super Tenere 750, but I still remember the many times I had to push the $%$%## bike because of mechanical problems.

No way I'd go far from town with a Yamaha....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2005, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Marotte
950 vs. 640

Had the 640 Adv. for 1 year and half, have the 950 since.

For street, road, highway, the 950 is way over the 640.
In 'easy' off-road, the 640 is better, but the 950 is pretty good.
In 'hard'...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By Marotte
They run cooler than the stock pipe Don't have...

They run cooler than the stock pipe
Don't have a spark arestor
They're a bit louder than the stock pipe. Sound is not has good than the Akras without end mufler, but it sound better than the stocks...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2004, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Marotte
Thanks, so I think I'll go for it ! Cheers, ...

Thanks, so I think I'll go for it !

Cheers,
M.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2004, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Marotte
High fender advise

Hi there. I'm thinking about changing the front fender of my KTM950, to a high, 'Flanny-like' version.

But I'm curious about the negative effects... How is it on the highway, in the rain ? In...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2004, 12:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,073
Posted By Marotte
Front fender ?

Cool, VERY cool bike, indeed...

Please, where did you get the front fender ?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2004, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By Marotte
The 950 is too good

Why not something even cheaper and simpler than the Africa Twin, such a a Japanese mono: you will go only marginally slower if the road is interesting (you won't travel on highway, will you ?)

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-23-2004, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Marotte
The ignition may be a good guess: indeed, as the...

The ignition may be a good guess: indeed, as the dashboard was rumbled, it pushed the ignition so much the ignition key was bent 90°!

Thanks for your help, I'll try to chase the disruption...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2004, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Marotte
Question No more light... Help !

I've crashed my 950Adv recently (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47179)

In the coming weeks, whether I'm out or my dealer is closed or it's open but there's no mecanics (This is...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2004, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Marotte
On the road again... without light

Well, I guess it IS a problem of performance... KTM950+16tooth sprocket+Sommer airbox, how can you pass a crossroad at less than 100 kph ??? :D

Eventually, my dealer was able to un-twist some...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Marotte
Crash Test: disappointing

2 years ago, I purchased a KTM 640 Adventure. I had just reached 1000 km when I crashed it against a car (the driver went through a red light). The bike was almost intact, but the car was really...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2004, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Marotte
Are you sure ?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought liquid does NOT expand when hot, unlike gas or solid matter...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2004, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Marotte
Thanks for your patience in talking about that...

Thanks for your patience in talking about that subject again.

I'll ask my dealer to do the EPC-sectomy, by leave the SAS

By the way, the 950 is becoming surprisingly popular here. I've only...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,062
Posted By Marotte
Whatever... is fine.

I've tried many bikes before making my purchase decision (GS, MultiStrada, VStrom,...).

I wanted ABS (I know how to brake, thanks, but it can still save your ass), I'm not doing any offroad, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2004, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Marotte
Except going from really really good to amazingly...

Except going from really really good to amazingly astounding ? :wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2004, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Marotte
EPC and other niceties on Euro bikes

First, let me apologize for pushing back this subject.
I know it has been beaten to death, so much indeed I've been quite confused by the 345 posts about what's where and the 173 ways of getting rid...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Marotte
K1200S spotted in Budapest

Guys were doing some photo shooting near the famous Chain Bridge in Buda.

It was blue, long and very nice. Looks better than in the picture, IMHO...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,513
Posted By Marotte
Could I suggest making a poll on this one ? ...

Could I suggest making a poll on this one ?

So far the names which have been proposed are (alphabetical order):

(The) 950 adventure
Big, Mean, Nasty
(The) Big 'O'
(The) Evil (Austrian) Twin...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2004, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,513
Posted By Marotte
HD dedicated forum would be "Orange...

HD dedicated forum would be "Orange Crash"
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2004, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By Marotte
Breaking-in the 950...

As I'm supposed to get my Black KTM950 in a few days, I was wondering which break-in method I should use:

a) warm it up, then keep it at low rpm for the whole break-in period, ride gently

b)...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Marotte
Good idea... ...

Good idea...

http://www.marotte.net/ktm_4Q.jpg
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Marotte
SXC Miror ?

Barbasma,

how good are these SXC mirors for street compared to the stock ones ?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,360
Posted By Marotte
A few month ago, I was disapointed by how many...

A few month ago, I was disapointed by how many 950-related posts were occupying the 'Big, Mean, Nasty' forum (I wasn't interested by the 950)

Now, I feel sorry to see there's still posts about...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2004, 05:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,914
Posted By Marotte
Well, OK, it will see a LITTLE dirt...

Well, OK, it will see a LITTLE dirt...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2004, 02:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,914
Posted By Marotte
Adventure bikes were built 15 years ago...

Being attracted by the 1150Gs, I've read many, many things on it (as most of you have done also, I guess).

It seems BMW's target customers 'dream' the 1150GS as an Adventure bike, but when users...
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