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Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,757
Posted By African Rider
My riding focus changed. I like doing long...

My riding focus changed. I like doing long distance (1000km+) days so the GSA is just more suited than the KTM. Also from what Ive seen, the GSA is also pretty capable in the right hands when you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,757
Posted By African Rider
I traded my KTM990 Adv in on a 2011 GSA. :D ...

I traded my KTM990 Adv in on a 2011 GSA. :D

So far I haven't been sorry at all!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By African Rider
There is a marked difference between comfort,...

There is a marked difference between comfort, normal and sport settings on my 2011 GSA. Go look for a bad piece of road and ride up and down it in the different settings. You will the change.

On...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,973
Posted By African Rider
You wont be sorry!! I picked up my new 2011 GSA...

You wont be sorry!! I picked up my new 2011 GSA last week Friday!! :D

Luckily I only had to wait a week for mine...:lol3
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8,601
Views: 1,691,043
Posted By African Rider
The more I see of this bike the more I want...

The more I see of this bike the more I want one!:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By African Rider
yep there is a few posts like this...all with the...

yep there is a few posts like this...all with the same answer! :wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By African Rider
+1 for the fuel filters. Take the fuel pump out...

+1 for the fuel filters. Take the fuel pump out and clean the "teabag" filter with carb or electrical cleaner untill its a shade of white again. I used 3 cans of electrical cleaner. The small...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
Looks like you needed to exercise to warm up in...

Looks like you needed to exercise to warm up in all that snow!! :evil You'll be glad to here that its raining here today...so no sunshine!!:cry
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,555
Posted By African Rider
...because you know you want a 990adv!! ...

...because you know you want a 990adv!!

Seriously, I think both bike a good but the question you have to ask yourself is what do you want to do with the bike? I have a '08 990Adv with 30000kms on...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By African Rider
I cut mine according to the "Yellow Pig template"...

I cut mine according to the "Yellow Pig template" and it works great for me. It takes about 2-3" off the top of the screen. Then you tidy up the sides to make it look a bit more acceptable.

I do...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18,795
Views: 7,568,718
Posted By African Rider
I can send you a picture of the sun if you want!!...

I can send you a picture of the sun if you want!! :lol3

And to think I want to move to Germany...:huh
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
:lol3 No besides the rock its actually done with...

:lol3 No besides the rock its actually done with a Hydraulic bearing press. Granted that you a big enough press that can take the diameter of the wheel. You just lay the non-smiley side on the press...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
I "repaired" a rather big smiley today, which was...

I "repaired" a rather big smiley today, which was the result of a over active right hand and very rocky terain!:huh

Before...

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/mocco1301/DSC03132.jpg
...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18,795
Views: 7,568,718
Posted By African Rider
Forests in Swaziland

This is mine on a recent trip to Swaziland. What a beautiful place to ride in...

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/mocco1301/DSC03092.jpg

Deep in the Swazi forest...68km in about 7...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By African Rider
I know its not in the UK but its just across the...

I know its not in the UK but its just across the channel from you...

http://www.yacugar.com/products.php

They are the ex White power guys who started their own company after KTM bought out the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
Wicked Went to the garage to get my daily grin therapy!!...

Went to the garage to get my daily grin therapy!! :evil Just looking at it is therapy! Tomorrow we go on short offroad trip...even more therapy!!:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 428,964
Posted By African Rider
I know locally there has been some issues with...

I know locally there has been some issues with the sealing/proper closing of the Uvex visor but was corrected by the agents with the screw adjusters on either side.

Did you use the extra cover...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 428,964
Posted By African Rider
That's strange... I'm 1,89m tall and took...

That's strange...

I'm 1,89m tall and took the bike up to 165km/h without any buffeting, just a little wind noise. I ride with a Arai TX2 or now recently with a UVEX Enduro.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 428,964
Posted By African Rider
Laugh Yep what he said!!:clap I used masking tape...

Yep what he said!!:clap

I used masking tape to cover the whole area, then did the measurements by marking the horisontal line, then following the body work on the sides to get the angle right and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 428,964
Posted By African Rider
Thumb I cut my stocker to the Yellow pig template this...

I cut my stocker to the Yellow pig template this past weekend. I makes a huge difference as now i'm sitting in the clean air. It only takes about 2" off the top of the screen so its not that bad...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,356
Posted By African Rider
if you want a snatch throttle go ride a...

if you want a snatch throttle go ride a RC8...thats a snatchy throttle. After i did that I stopped my complaining! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
Took off the left side fuel tank to get to the...

Took off the left side fuel tank to get to the fuel pump. The primary filter or "tea bag" was very dirty and had to be cleaned. Hopefully the bike will pull strong all the way to the red line!! :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By African Rider
Go check this thread posted on Wilddog...

Go check this thread posted on Wilddog forum...its discussed in detail...:D

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=57715.0
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By African Rider
Fitted new FMF Factory 4.1 cans on a few weeks....

Fitted new FMF Factory 4.1 cans on a few weeks. No remap needed on mine, pulls nice and clean al the way to 8,5k rpm! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 428,964
Posted By African Rider
Thumb I tested this setup a bit earlier today...problem...

I tested this setup a bit earlier today...problem solved! Only wind noise and that I can live with. Clean air up to 170km/h...there was a bit of traffic around!! :lol3

I'm happy...yes it doesn't...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
Talking I fitted a new chain and sprocket set - 17t front...

I fitted a new chain and sprocket set - 17t front and 45t rear,
new Pirelli Scorp rubber on the rear wheel, a new BMC air filter and Uni-filter to the airbox and finally relocated the side stand!! ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 428,964
Posted By African Rider
I have done this mod to mine now and will test...

I have done this mod to mine now and will test later this afternoon. I'm heading to Capetown next week Wednesday and would like to get this sorted before then. 1500km in one sitting with buffeting...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
I fitted "alien" touring screen...feels good upto...

I fitted "alien" touring screen...feels good upto a 100km in town. Will test is later this weekend at highway speeds...

...also fitted the Touratech "big foot"...

...last but not least...
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10,519
Views: 2,187,239
Posted By African Rider
Laugh I fitted heated grips, HID light set, new...

I fitted heated grips, HID light set, new aftermarket Matsumoto exhaust cans, removed/disabled the SAS, disabled the 2nd/3rd gear restrictor and got the 22500km service done!!

All in a days...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,356
Posted By African Rider
Front and rear - 14900km:clap

Front and rear - 14900km:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,396
Posted By African Rider
Laugh On a recent road trip I had an average...

On a recent road trip I had an average consumption of 16km/l at 120-140km/h. That was fully loaded with panniers and camping gear. Into the wind it dropped to 13km/l.:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By African Rider
Eek Yep the wind sucks big time. Just got back from a...

Yep the wind sucks big time. Just got back from a 4300km trip yesterday. The wind was really bad on the 1st and last day. 1st Day I endured 450km of 60km cross winds and yesterday 996km of cross...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By African Rider
Bluhduh I tried this, but no luck, change or anything... ...

I tried this, but no luck, change or anything...

Cold engin start...no throttle...no accessories...15 minutes later switched off and let the bike stand over night.
Fuel consumption is exactly...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-02-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By African Rider
Question Upgrade to a 990

Hi guys, I'm thinking of upgrading from a 640 to the 990. If any of you have know issues you feel I should know about, please let me have it. I'm all...:ear
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,036
Posted By African Rider
Hey guys, have any one had this noise on a '07...

Hey guys, have any one had this noise on a '07 Adv?? It does go softer when I pull in the clutch...bit still I'm worried. Any comments??:confused
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By African Rider
Question Akropovic on a LC4 Adv

Hi guys, need to know if you fit the new canister do you have to dyno the bike afterwards or can it wait untill the finances are better? Its on a '07 model.

Cheers:huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By African Rider
The 8.8 sounds like a good idea. It should handle...

The 8.8 sounds like a good idea. It should handle a weight of 115 to 125kg. So I guess it makes sense to use that spring. 100kg rider weight + Paniers + luggage. Even a 8.5 would work just fine for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2007, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By African Rider
OK done the wind up to 35mm and measured the...

OK done the wind up to 35mm and measured the following,

Race sag = 85mm
free sag = 17mm

So I do need a new spring if I want to put some luggage on the back. I'll go test ride it and see if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By African Rider
Just came back from KTMSA and spoke to their...

Just came back from KTMSA and spoke to their suspension guru that sets up suspension for many of our top MX riders. He also said I must change springs to a 80 260. But also said it all depends what...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By African Rider
I weigh in at a healthy 98kg. A bit more than the...

I weigh in at a healthy 98kg. A bit more than the "set" weight in the factory!:cry
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