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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By Jan from Finland
Consult your manual but I think that the max axle...

Consult your manual but I think that the max axle loads for the 990 Adv are 441lbs at the front and 552 lbs at the rear. But you can't add these together because the max total weight is only 949 lbs....
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Jan from Finland
Thanks for the info. That's why I asked it. I...

Thanks for the info. That's why I asked it. I also should fix/clean some wires before the riding season. I have been looking for a place for the fuse box wondering where it might fit. I was thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Jan from Finland
Where you connect the gps power? I have a direct...

Where you connect the gps power? I have a direct connection to the battery. The gps has it's own fuse and it doesen't go through the main fuse.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Jan from Finland
How about moving the fuse box to a easier place...

How about moving the fuse box to a easier place to access? Now it's almost impossible to access without disassembly of the fairing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Jan from Finland
The EXC has less "Made in India" parts, I...

The EXC has less "Made in India" parts, I quess.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jan from Finland
Mods! Why not merge this thread with these ...

Mods! Why not merge this thread with these
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954357
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542
and this from the Regional side...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Jan from Finland
To me it looks like any old 609cc LC4. At a...

To me it looks like any old 609cc LC4. At a German site they compared EGS to SC (Super Competition, I think)

- Choke on the handle bar, not at the engine
- Square tachometer with warning lights...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,550
Posted By Jan from Finland
You may want to change both. You may need higher...

You may want to change both. You may need higher AND straighter bar. Height is just one function when looking for better fit.
Spacers rarely fail. Buy known name. And don't use the cheapest bolts...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,093
Posted By Jan from Finland
Fourteen pages of speculation since 2009. ...

Fourteen pages of speculation since 2009.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446841
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By Jan from Finland
In the artic it's dark only in winter. In summer...

In the artic it's dark only in winter. In summer you have the mid-night sun. You need lights and reflectors only when they have antlers.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Jan from Finland
All Dakar bikes must be street legal, at least in...

All Dakar bikes must be street legal, at least in France.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,295
Posted By Jan from Finland
Unless the cam shaft and cam gear are off the...

Unless the cam shaft and cam gear are off the mark, the chain is off a tooth or the CDI/ignition is malfunctioning.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,295
Posted By Jan from Finland
Looks like detonition to me too. Check timing,...

Looks like detonition to me too. Check timing, mixture and any dents in the exhaust to pervent it happening again. It should not ping under heavy load.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By Jan from Finland
That or the Expecto Patronum spell from Harry...

That or the Expecto Patronum spell from Harry Potter.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070114012416/harrypotter/images/8/83/Harry_Potters'_Patronus.jpg

I wish they find a way to mark...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,295
Posted By Jan from Finland
I would check first the cam chain adjuster. Then...

I would check first the cam chain adjuster. Then cam bearings.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,781
Posted By Jan from Finland
Again,a video is needed.[/QUOTE] Her you go...

Again,a video is needed.[/QUOTE]

Her you go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYB7DYWI4G8
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,781
Posted By Jan from Finland
Safer way for deep water crossing, if there are...

Safer way for deep water crossing, if there are no hippos or crocs nearby.

http://metaljockey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Zambia-2010/P1010444/857959986_vbTaE-L.jpg

From:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,953
Posted By Jan from Finland
Mods! Merge, please? ...

Mods! Merge, please?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953951
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,058
Posted By Jan from Finland
I agree with that. I have experienced the...

I agree with that. I have experienced the momentary loss of braking on both cars and bikes. However, abs will save you more often than it causes any problems. Way more often. Actually I haven't seen...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,852
Posted By Jan from Finland
Get the 690. Simply because it's easier to pick...

Get the 690. Simply because it's easier to pick up and less expensive to fix. Trust me, you will go down. More than once. Not only because you are an aggresive rider but because everyone moving from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,081
Posted By Jan from Finland
Same, but not all the time. There are three...

Same, but not all the time. There are three exceptions.
1) If going gets really rough, like on 1ft washboards, you have to hang on the bars.
2) If you must brake NOW on tarmac. Having two fingers...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Jan from Finland
The rumor has been around for a while. ...

The rumor has been around for a while.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856682
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542

I still wonder where is the 690 adventure....
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,953
Posted By Jan from Finland
Same as the Chinese Zongshen RX3? ...

Same as the Chinese Zongshen RX3?

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/oengus1963/CYCLES/Zongshen/RX3yw.jpg~original

Here is a review of it....
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,953
Posted By Jan from Finland
If someone has difficulties with reading...

If someone has difficulties with reading cyrillic, M1nsk home page is here in English.
http://minsk-moto.com/en/enduro.html.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,081
Posted By Jan from Finland
1993 Ducati Supermono 141mph @61hp ...

1993 Ducati Supermono 141mph @61hp
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Ducati_Supermono_2.jpg/640px-Ducati_Supermono_2.jpg

1959 Velocette 171mph @80hp at Lake Gairdner in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,081
Posted By Jan from Finland
2000 KTM LC4 Adventure R 105mph, GPS on a one...

2000 KTM LC4 Adventure R
105mph, GPS on a one minute average (108mph downhill)
Stock except air box and jetting
Hits the rev limiter
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,188
Posted By Jan from Finland
Why even bother to mix fuels? Ethanol will...

Why even bother to mix fuels? Ethanol will increase fuel consuption only 1-3%. Almost too little to notice.

Most likely your engine will run fine with few ounces of diesel. Your mileage may also...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Jan from Finland
Who said the Deserts are slippery when wet? Is...

Who said the Deserts are slippery when wet? Is this video from the last year's Dakar rally a proof?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugjx0xPxN3Y
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Jan from Finland
My guess would be #2. I wouldn't worry. There...

My guess would be #2. I wouldn't worry. There seems to be always some shavings in the magnet. On the other hand, I have lost a cam bearing, a gearbox axle bearing and gearbox gears, so I may have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Jan from Finland
That's interesting. I didn't realize they have...

That's interesting. I didn't realize they have changed the design. However I did find this information from Michelin Press Kits for the Dakar rally 2011 and 2012:

The new MICHELIN Desert Race
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 153,244
Posted By Jan from Finland
If all tanks drain at the same speed can you use...

If all tanks drain at the same speed can you use a see-through slot in the extra rear tank graphics like the one on the rallye graphic kit? Can you estimate the total remaining fuel level from the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Jan from Finland
I have never used it but it is the the tire used...

I have never used it but it is the the tire used in Dakar Rally. So I wouldn't doubt it's stability on gravel.
However, I have heard that it's slippery on tarmac. Michelin T63 has more grip if you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By Jan from Finland
If you have natural color rear tank can you...

If you have natural color rear tank can you estimate the total remaining fuel level just looking the level at the rear tank?
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jan from Finland
You can access the airbox without removing the...

You can access the airbox without removing the side panel. You can rotate it 90 degrees up without removing the rear bolt. It's a bit tight but helps with the rack.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Jan from Finland
Which KTM? LC4 Adv? This bar? ...

Which KTM? LC4 Adv? This bar?

http://jrozar.smugmug.com/Other/KTM-640-Adventure/i-ZCS65Mt/0/M/KTM-640-Cockpit-M.jpg

Pretty much bulletproof. But the front fairing support bracket under it may...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 126,774
Posted By Jan from Finland
Has that feature been confirmed somewhere? The...

Has that feature been confirmed somewhere? The 1190 has it but I have never seen it confirmed on the 690.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By Jan from Finland
That's KTM Basel's Defy kit. Are you saing that...

That's KTM Basel's Defy kit. Are you saing that it has been build using the tanks of KTM rally kit? They didn't mention that on the site.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Jan from Finland
Does a custom qualify? Or are you looking for...

Does a custom qualify? Or are you looking for just concepts and production bikes?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/8718200333_d35fe06762_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 153,244
Posted By Jan from Finland
Have you tested your theory? Which part grinds...

Have you tested your theory? Which part grinds first if bike is on its side? Would a fork crash-pad help?
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 336,789
Posted By Jan from Finland
Not exactly a BW but might intrest you. Caterham...

Not exactly a BW but might intrest you. Caterham Cars is starting to make motorcyles:

http://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/Caterham-Brutus-750.jpg

Is that a Suzuki King...
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