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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Have you checked that the inlet manifold between...

Have you checked that the inlet manifold between the throttle body and the cylinder hasn't come loose?

This happened to a friend of mine recently - running lean, wouldn't idle - turns out the...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
The NC700 is a great, but personally I'd go for a...

The NC700 is a great, but personally I'd go for a CB500X instead - it rides (revs) more like a regular bike, has pretty much the same max power as the NC and is just as economic - or even moreso......
Forum: Beasts Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - you know what they say: "You meet the...

Hee hee - you know what they say: "You meet the nicest people on a Honda!"

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/other%20pix/2754969567_10c2aeebba_b-720x889_zps531169b4.jpg

Jx
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
All good options, but the problem the OP has is...

All good options, but the problem the OP has is none of those were ever big sellers in the UK, so finding one would be almost impossible (the Husky was a niche model to the point of exotic obscurity,...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Major'! If you read KTMmitch's initial...

Hi Major'!

If you read KTMmitch's initial post a couple of pages back: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24924228&postcount=4051 you'll get a good idea what he is proposing......
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Currently KTM Twins in San Francisco is the US...

Currently KTM Twins in San Francisco is the US distributor for the Rally Raid range of [primarily] KTM parts, but RRP also have a close association with Rally Management Services, and Moto-Minded in...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sweet! - just the sort of 'adventure' this bike...

Sweet! - just the sort of 'adventure' this bike was built for!

'My' 500X actually belongs to my friend Lisa in California, but there is every chance I'll be buying my own one either here in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Don't worry - Rally Raid ship products all over...

Don't worry - Rally Raid ship products all over the world (and have their own independent distributor in the USA already for example) so getting hold of the parts won't be a problem...

Jx
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Mark! Yes, that was John's (KTMmitch)...

Hi Mark!

Yes, that was John's (KTMmitch) thinking... of course the industrious individual can source various bits and bobs from ebay and the like, and piece together something similar to the Thai...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
As Dogjaw suggests, for the real world, we feel...

As Dogjaw suggests, for the real world, we feel our initial proposal is far more realistic both financially and dynamically for the vast majority of owners, so naturally that is what RRP will focus...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Lion BR - I'm sure KTMmitch won't mind me...

Hi Lion BR - I'm sure KTMmitch won't mind me chiming in on this, as it is something we have been discussing (a lot!) ever since I got back from the USA having spent many hours on a CB500X.

Without...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Don't worry, Rally Raid know what they are doing,...

Don't worry, Rally Raid know what they are doing, and they won't be adding any unnecessary weight - only offering genuine improvements to the bike...

The reason for an additional 'tool box' in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 735,625
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
It's funny how everyone who sits on (and rides)...

It's funny how everyone who sits on (and rides) one of these comes to the same conclusion - it really is a fabulous bike for the money, and far better than the spec sheet might suggest?

I think...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Certainly I'd say a 690 suitably prepped is going...

Certainly I'd say a 690 suitably prepped is going to do all you need, but just to add to the confusion, seems my little bird has started to sing:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Chris - if serious off-roading isn't a...

Hi Chris - if serious off-roading isn't a priority as you say (and lets face it, if you ride a GSW, then I doubt you are going in for any enduros any time soon!) then any single cylinder 'dual-sport'...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,974
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Bluebull! Yes, as Doug says - they offer...

Hi Bluebull!

Yes, as Doug says - they offer the same [new shape] fairing for the older tanks too - you just have to tell them which tank set you have, and they will send the correct fairing... the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,593,854
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Mike - this is what I did, back a few pages...

Hi Mike - this is what I did, back a few pages now at post #8085...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24750260&postcount=8085

Jx
Forum: Racing 08-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,974
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Ha ha - you guys! Actually, those are all...

Ha ha - you guys!

Actually, those are all really cool ideas - teeth along the fairing edge and a red front fender for a tongue like Seth suggests...

Go on Doug, you know you want to!

Jx
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Put stickers on them. Stickers are cool. ...

Put stickers on them.

Stickers are cool.

Jx
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,593,854
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I did something similar to mine many years ago -...

I did something similar to mine many years ago - basically swapped the OEM Honda [AC] regulator with a combined regulator/rectifier unit (mounted in the same place on the frame under the tank) giving...
Forum: Racing 08-21-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,974
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sweeeeeeet! That bike looks so slim (and...

Sweeeeeeet!

That bike looks so slim (and light) with their new fairing design - looking forward to following your progress next month!

Nice work!

Jx
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I mentioned this to Dominic at Kriega many moons...

I mentioned this to Dominic at Kriega many moons ago - suggesting he re/design their harness for a female specific backpack version that does up under the boobs, rather than right across them...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
As k-moe says, that guy was lucky... I got...

As k-moe says, that guy was lucky...

I got pulled doing 89mph on the 101 near Santa Rosa (on an XR650R - yes, I did suggest it was unlikely, but the LEO was adamant...), and perhaps foolishly with...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,974
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - I did look into it... unfortunately, as...

Hee hee - I did look into it... unfortunately, as I suspected, the Dakar Challenge is only for first time competitors - see the clip of the regs below:
...
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 25,293
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Anronmor - thanks for checking in and giving...

Hi Anronmor - thanks for checking in and giving this thread a bump ;o)

Body armour - there are countless options out there and what one person swears by, another can't stand - a bit like helmets,...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4,668
Views: 551,955
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Really? I thought he did pretty damn well riding...

Really? I thought he did pretty damn well riding at the speed he did and commentating at the same time... that was his job after all ;o)

Jx
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,955
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just seen on Facbook that Lyndon is spitting...

Just seen on Facbook that Lyndon is spitting teeth regarding an orga decision at the Mongolia rally, and that he's been refused a start today... I'm sure the full story will come out soon - sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18,198
Views: 1,956,585
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
That is a pretty snotty looking bolt - how old is...

That is a pretty snotty looking bolt - how old is it?

It is a good idea to remove and grease bolts from time to time to prevent corrosion.

Jx
Forum: Europe 08-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,510
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sorry you had so much hassle Yamalama - but so...

Sorry you had so much hassle Yamalama - but so glad to hear you had a great trip ultimately!

This is such a thorny situation regarding the UK Insurance industry - so a good warning/heads-up to...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,974
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hey, there's a plan! Thank you for the vote...

Hey, there's a plan!

Thank you for the vote of confidence, but I'm not sure that is going to work... ;o)

Jx
Forum: Europe 08-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,510
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
It is not bollocks. The problem is not...

It is not bollocks.

The problem is not registering a vehicle at a UK address - as you say, anyone can do that.

The problem is with UK INSURERS - they will NOT insure a UK vehicle in the name of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
That. There is a lot of bad information on...

That.

There is a lot of bad information on the internet, most of it in this thread...

If you are going to [try and] rent a bike on your current 300cc max licence, they will call you up on it -...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,955
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Magic stuff! - Keep it Pynned! Is Lukas...

Magic stuff! - Keep it Pynned!

Is Lukas racing this one too?

Jx
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hmmmmm... I'd like to be able to start... ;o) ...

Hmmmmm... I'd like to be able to start... ;o)

More seriously, this is a great package and a great bunch of guys and girls that make up the team!

Jx
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,668
Views: 551,955
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree - journalism like that can be pretty...

I agree - journalism like that can be pretty patchy... they all seem more interested in sucking up to the hosts and drinking the freebies ;o)

Jx
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,974
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Wow! As Deadly has already said - that really is...

Wow! As Deadly has already said - that really is a fantastic offer!

Steve (Dennehy) has already suggested entering an LC4-50 in the Amageza this year (it particularly appeals since the conditions,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 219,899
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
PS. I am simply trying to point out with my posts...

PS. I am simply trying to point out with my posts above that the majority of you who are complaining, are whining about things that you (and indeed CCM themselves) have no influence over...

Of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 219,899
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
An oversight/omission clearly, but a 'deal...

An oversight/omission clearly, but a 'deal breaker' - really?

The GP450 uses a G450X engine - I presume this doesn't come with a temp sensor/sender unit already fitted, or if it does, the the dash...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 219,899
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I know better to get involved in threads like...

I know better to get involved in threads like this, but really, I think people need to LISTEN to Minkyhead - someone who has actually ridden the GP450, more than once - to understand what it is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18,198
Views: 1,956,585
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Oz-Strom has hit the nail on the head - that is...

Oz-Strom has hit the nail on the head - that is the only [real] reason they brought in the 450cc rule - to encourage more manufacturers (all of which had production off-road bikes on which the could...
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