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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Are you going to post a RR? You may as well 'cos...

Are you going to post a RR? You may as well 'cos I get nothing from your link.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
+1. I might carry one of those as a spare.

+1. I might carry one of those as a spare.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Excellent. I'd love to do that ride. In. :lurk

Excellent. I'd love to do that ride. In. :lurk
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,683
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Bit late to this but I'm in. :lurk

Bit late to this but I'm in. :lurk
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,051
Posted By MeinMotorrad
There has been much talk and work arounds about...

There has been much talk and work arounds about this on the wunderfest (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722987) in the last few months.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Is that the 'new improved' design rocker arm or...

Is that the 'new improved' design rocker arm or the original design?
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,649
Posted By MeinMotorrad
You were going to the wrong boozers. Get away...

You were going to the wrong boozers. Get away from the tourist areas next time and you'll get some good beer. Its 25+ years since I lived in London but go along the Kings Road to the Worlds End pub...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By MeinMotorrad
How many stars would this be worth? Iceland...

How many stars would this be worth?

Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange. (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28843968)
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 266,286
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Don't know what the Akra weighs but the oem can...

Don't know what the Akra weighs but the oem can is a whopping 4.7kg.

I got a li-ion battery, I haven't weighed it but it is as light as a feather, (be aware that li-ion batteries need a different...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By MeinMotorrad
In.

In.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
I got an Oberon. Much, much smoother than...

I got an Oberon. Much, much smoother than original. Both Oberon and Sigutech are well regarded - I couldn't get the Sigutech website to work which made my choice very simple.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By MeinMotorrad
In. This looks like an epic report in the making.

In. This looks like an epic report in the making.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,964
Posted By MeinMotorrad
In.

In.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
The throttle cables aren't getting caught up on...

The throttle cables aren't getting caught up on anything are they? Squeezed by the air box maybe?
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Well, after I thought I'd cured my non working...

Well, after I thought I'd cured my non working bike it spluttered enough to send me racing for home before it died. This morning after investigation I found the hose (supplied with the CAC pump had...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 130,065
Posted By MeinMotorrad
I wonder if the the dealer installed the new...

I wonder if the the dealer installed the new design rockers or the old style, when the bike failed the first time. They changed the design sometime in the second half of 2012 but there may still be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Water in mineral oil? I was using an LHM mineral...

Water in mineral oil? I was using an LHM mineral oil used for Citroen hydraulic suspension that had a close viscosity to the recommended Motorex, again very much cheaper - something like 10 Euros...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
This happened to me so I just super glued it back...

This happened to me so I just super glued it back in place, 10,000 miles and no problems, lost count of the number of times the lid has been taken off and put back on.

As for grease: I wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,256,546
Posted By MeinMotorrad
They're flying the Union Jack so presumably Brits...

They're flying the Union Jack so presumably Brits - maybe post in Regional? I wonder how much it cost to get the bike over to the USA. I wouldn't mind doing it myself one day.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Same here. Also I'm using baby oil instead of...

Same here. Also I'm using baby oil instead of hydraulic fluid - works just fine in warm weather and much, much cheaper.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
I think I'll do that sometime soon just to be...

I think I'll do that sometime soon just to be sure I've done everything but for now, the bike is running perfectly after flashing the maps. Took three tries to get it started and then it did the full...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
There's a strange thing about Spain - the petrol...

There's a strange thing about Spain - the petrol stations all have attendants who fill your tanks for you (despite your protests). I've always pointed to the 95Ron pump and watched them overfill my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,982
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt24fL_OW44)

Link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt24fL_OW44)
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
When I restarted the bike it ran really rough and...

When I restarted the bike it ran really rough and had strange throttle responses and the idle was all over the place so I'm hoping flashing the map will cure these problems. The heat and elevation...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Riding in hot (35+C in the shade) at about 3000...

Riding in hot (35+C in the shade) at about 3000 feet above sea level, slow 1st gear in sandy/dusty dry river bed I notice every time I come off the throttle the bike wants to stop running, then with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,662
Posted By MeinMotorrad
For huge amounts of mechanical wisdom you should...

For huge amounts of mechanical wisdom you should take a look at The New Improved KTM690 Wunderfest (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722987) and yes, water pump seal failure has been seen...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,662
Posted By MeinMotorrad
In. I want to know what happened to the...

In.

I want to know what happened to the motor.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
That's the one I was thinking of - that pic makes...

That's the one I was thinking of - that pic makes my skin crawl.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
There was a post a while back from someone doing...

There was a post a while back from someone doing a RTW. One of the inlet rocker arms had cracked and a bit was missing. Don't know if it was the newer part or the old. I would expect the arms to last...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,051
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Some copper grease/anti seize will cure that...

Some copper grease/anti seize will cure that problem - just be careful when you remove the bolts before greasing them.

Good to know about not having to lift the tank for the RRP/Tractive shock, I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11,163
Views: 1,213,485
Posted By MeinMotorrad
City Navigator Europe NT 2014.4. Treat this...

City Navigator Europe NT 2014.4.

Treat this map with a huge bucket of salt when riding in Spain. It's best to completely disregard all of it's speed limit information or you will get tickets, lose...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3,602
Views: 1,662,122
Posted By MeinMotorrad
My '12 690R is 142kg dry (I've seen a quoted...

My '12 690R is 142kg dry (I've seen a quoted weight of 139.5 approx, dry also), and the 14 MY are quoted at 139kg dry KTM figures. But it's the weight of the engines that is of real interest - is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,602
Views: 1,662,122
Posted By MeinMotorrad
India. A 390 Duke is 1.87 lakh (about $3,100). I...

India. A 390 Duke is 1.87 lakh (about $3,100). I once had the idea to buy a 200 Duke in India and ride it back to England. The difference in cost would mean I could sell it in the UK (maybe), for...
Forum: Europe 06-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Because of the weather forecasts I went with a...

Because of the weather forecasts I went with a more direct route to Andorra but still an impressive road over the pass from France. Andorra looks worthwhile exploring properly at a later date too. It...
Forum: Europe 06-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Weather forecasts aren't looking too good....

Weather forecasts aren't looking too good. Thunder, lightning, rain and high winds for the Pyrenees. High of 10C for Somport on Wednesday and 60km winds :cry
I may have to abandon the pretty route...
Forum: Europe 06-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Col du Somport looks good. Fairly easy route from...

Col du Somport looks good. Fairly easy route from where I am, and the opportunity to visit Condom on the way. I've heard good things about the N260 also. I've found a cheap hotel not far from Andorra...
Forum: Europe 06-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By MeinMotorrad
My schedule just got screwed up. I won't be able...

My schedule just got screwed up. I won't be able to leave until Wednesday 25th - this really pisses me off, I'd been looking forward to a relaxed ride through Spain. Using touring cycling on Garmin...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 133,378
Posted By MeinMotorrad
When I got my injector from RRP I called them and...

When I got my injector from RRP I called them and was told they didn't fit the screen/filter that was in the box because they had a negative affect on speed. I never fitted mine, but I carry it with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18,057
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By MeinMotorrad
I first noticed that at about 6000 miles. I was...

I first noticed that at about 6000 miles. I was told by the dealer it was caused by condensation mixing with the oil vapour on short rides in cold weather. This kind of made sense at the time. It's...
Forum: Europe 06-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By MeinMotorrad
Spain. Route suggestions please.

I have to be in Almeria on Saturday the 28th. I'll be entering Spain from Andorra probably this coming Monday so I've got 5 days to play.

So, any suggestions on must ride roads, or places not to...
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