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Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,755
Posted By rvdcolf
Thx for the advice - has been looking into the...

Thx for the advice - has been looking into the Vapour.
Only problem is - the site does not mention the 690?
Am I correct in assuming it will be the VAPOR KIT: 752-101?
[this is the one used on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,755
Posted By rvdcolf
Pissed Speedo display unit AGAIN blank

My KTM 690 Enduro has about 11000km on the clock and the speedo display unit died for the second time!!
I am so frustrated with this [and the dealer, which refused to replace it under warranty -...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 196,786
Posted By rvdcolf
Helmet cams

Been using it for 4 years now. First one was a home rig, did not work well. Then bought a camera from www.helmetcamera.com, attached it to Sony with LANC control. This worked quite well, although the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,101
Posted By rvdcolf
Just been through same problem

KTM 950 '03, 34000 km - started by seeing oil filter pleats, the slowly losing coolant, then faster losing coolant. Opened water pump and had to replace seals and shaft. problem solved. What I do not...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,151
Posted By rvdcolf
High Fender

I had the TT High Fender fitted about a year ago - done about 8000km's with it. No problems so far (incl a spectacular fall, without damage to fender and/or brake lines). Only iiritating part of...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2005, 01:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,188
Posted By rvdcolf
Re 990 Adventure

Check out www.ktmimages.com (http://www.ktmimages.com) - Now it's official
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2005, 05:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,188
Posted By rvdcolf
<TABLE style="WIDTH: 214pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE:...

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Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2005, 05:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,188
Posted By rvdcolf
Re Specs 2006 KTM950

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Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,188
Posted By rvdcolf
Try to get the pics and specs from my dealer...

Try to get the pics and specs from my dealer tomorrow. However I've tried to post pics before without any luck. Someone care to explain "How to"?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,188
Posted By rvdcolf
Saw pics & specs of 2006 KTM950 Friday at dealer....

Saw pics & specs of 2006 KTM950 Friday at dealer. In short, 2 models: 990 Adv S with EFI (Called "Dakar" now?), and 990Adv with EFI. BOTH suspensions considerably lowered. New paint schemes (nice...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By rvdcolf
Also had the problem with oil light coming on...

Also had the problem with oil light coming on (esp. when engine is hot). Changed to Castrol TWS as engine oil (10w50 specs) - oil pressure problem and knocking solved.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,882
Posted By rvdcolf
High fender

Yeah, good question.... why would I lie?? Can show you the photo. And yes -the fender broke off, plus the brake line on left side.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,882
Posted By rvdcolf
Going the same way

Had a nice fall last weekend - stone got stuck in between tyre and this ridiculously LOW fender on 950, had a front wheel "lock-up" and there she goes! I really cannot understand the idea behind the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By rvdcolf
Re Oil

Always been using Motorex (at that ridiculous price!). Last service complained about the oil light flickering: mechanic explained about oil getting too thin in high temps (we sometimes are riding in...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-29-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,378
Posted By rvdcolf
Re Namibia

Hi
At present living in Windhoek - sounds like great idea, however I'll probably be gone in December during festive season.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-28-2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,378
Posted By rvdcolf
re Namibia

Sorry if I sound too serious - important to get the facts straight, because (as you said) someone was askiing for an opinion.
1. Nujoma is NOT the present president.
2. As far as economics are...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-26-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,378
Posted By rvdcolf
Namibia

So Mantis, what is this "wonderful technology" in South Africa that is not available in Namibia (apart from designer drugs that is)?
As far as offroad riding is concerned, it seems as if you are...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2005, 01:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,645
Posted By rvdcolf
Question Re unavailable 276 mount

The one thing about TT that I do not understand - why do they have accesories on their site without having the stock available???? Very frustrating. Do anyone know about other manufacturers of a...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,645
Posted By rvdcolf
Question TT mount not available !!

I have tried to order the 276 TT mount, but it seems that it is not available right now (after e-mailing to and fro). Getting a bit frustrated with Touratech Gernany service, but we cannot order...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-06-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 262,380
Posted By rvdcolf
Die Hel

Was in 2002 af in Gamkaskloof (to hell and back) - what an experience. definitely one of the "must do" things as far as off-road is concerned!

Wat maak 'n "Capey" in LA??
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-16-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 262,380
Posted By rvdcolf
Re KTM @ BMW gathering

Accepting KTM's at BMW- have they got a choice? No, just joking. Fortunately all the "dust-eaters" are friends, no matter what you drive. We'll be staying on our own at one of the B&B's. I think it...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-14-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 262,380
Posted By rvdcolf
Rider from Namibia

Hi
Living in Namibia - we are planning to go to BMW Annual gathering in Oudtshoorn (end of April). So far 16 in the group - road bikes and dual purpose: 2 KTM950's, just to make them mad! We'll do...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2005, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By rvdcolf
DVD etc

I am on a Windows system (not by choice). Using Studio 9 from Pinnacle - a bit slow, but east interface. Got the capturing software, editing (not a Pro system), output to tape, DVD, etc. probably the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2004, 02:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,973
Posted By rvdcolf
KTMom

Just my 2 cents worth - my wife is 5ft, 48kg, other side of 45yrs and ride a BMW1100S and KTM640. Done a few courses (on & offroad) and is a happy rider. Did wonders for the family life- no...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-20-2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,491
Posted By rvdcolf
Re EMIG stabiliser

VERY nice report about the stabiliser and mounting instructions. When I originally posted my "problems" in November, I thought I was alone! We had to do a lot of fitting, measuring, machining,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2004, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By rvdcolf
I am trying to upload the pictures of fitted...

I am trying to upload the pictures of fitted stabiliser, but keep on getting this frustrating error messages.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2004, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By rvdcolf
Why is it that KTM/Pirelli cannot keep up with...

Why is it that KTM/Pirelli cannot keep up with the supply of tyres? We have the same problem in Southern Africa. If KTM choose to put something on the market with a specific tyre/s, surely it is...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2004, 04:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,071
Posted By rvdcolf
Paige The dust cap was included (thinner...

Paige

The dust cap was included (thinner than the original one), but somehow it was still to thick. Difficult to explain, but if it is too thick, it does not touch the bearing, i.e. if you torque...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,071
Posted By rvdcolf
Received my Emig stabliser kit, etc. etc. about...

Received my Emig stabliser kit, etc. etc. about two weeks ago. Installation not so easy - mainly due to the fact that there are no instructions included. Biggest problem was the dust cap on top of...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2004, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,910
Posted By rvdcolf
Thanks, Greg - will take it in tomorrow: change...

Thanks, Greg - will take it in tomorrow: change the fluid, put the recommende disk in (640 front specs) and bleed it. The agent here said that they had problems with the master cylinder kit on 525's...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2004, 08:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,910
Posted By rvdcolf
Just back from a 4000km trip - only problem now...

Just back from a 4000km trip - only problem now is the rear brake (odo = 17000km). Soon as the bike is hot (after 50 kms or so) the rear brake started to fade untill there is nothing! As soon as it...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-07-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,033
Posted By rvdcolf
Troutski We'll be in Jo'burg from 30 Oct,...

Troutski
We'll be in Jo'burg from 30 Oct, leaving on Tuesday 2nd November, Driving through Botswana, (overnight at Ghanzi) to Windhoek (Namibia). I don't know what your dates are, but if they...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2004, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By rvdcolf
Question Repair Manual KTM 620

Hi
Just bought a '95 KTM 620 (LC4/SX) - like always, no manuals. Would like to restore it and fix a few things. Anyone know about a place where I can get a repair/service manual for download?
Your...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-15-2004, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,033
Posted By rvdcolf
Thumb Hi I am from Namibia - you'll never regret...

Hi

I am from Namibia - you'll never regret coming here. I cannot make out of your post if you are 2 up on 1 m/cycle or 2 m/cycles??
If you are one up - 650GS the best, if you have a pillion -...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2004, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By rvdcolf
Did a 6500km (mostly off-road) trip in May:...

Did a 6500km (mostly off-road) trip in May: changed my settings to "Sport" after a day. Alfie Cox was riding with us and recommended this hard setting. Made a HELL of a difference. Bike handles a lot...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2004, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By rvdcolf
I have asked this before, but did not get any...

I have asked this before, but did not get any reply. I am still looking for the paint code on the KTM 950Adventure S (2003) Orange. Is Bigtwin out there somewhere to help? Please!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2004, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By rvdcolf
Better the KTM part than nothing! Whilst you wait...

Better the KTM part than nothing! Whilst you wait for the other to arrive. Are there any info re. waiting time for the "better ones"?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By rvdcolf
Just got my tank guards today - seems that they...

Just got my tank guards today - seems that they are a KTM part now! Try your dealer. KTM Sommer (germany) also stocked them.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By rvdcolf
I have been using Touratech's program (TTQV) for...

I have been using Touratech's program (TTQV) for quite a while now - very happy with it. It has a new interface added to it - called Pathaway. let you download maps, points and routes to the garmin...
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