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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,580
Posted By Gryphon12
Agreed. Note: Since the KTM990 is on the...

Agreed.

Note: Since the KTM990 is on the chart (and I believe that it is helpful to do so), I'd add the discontinued TR650, TE610/630 and F650GS/Dakar (predecessor to the Sertao). The...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 404,953
Posted By Gryphon12
ADV versions of street bikes always weigh a...

ADV versions of street bikes always weigh a little more - spoked wheels, tube tires, longer suspension, bigger tanks, and often upgraded battery and alternator, etc.

A stock 500X weighs 430 lbs....
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 404,953
Posted By Gryphon12
You're starting ANOTHER thread on this bike? ...

You're starting ANOTHER thread on this bike? Really?
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 32,814
Posted By Gryphon12
Sorry - you've just said that the Fazer / FZ-1...

Sorry - you've just said that the Fazer / FZ-1 will substitute for the FJR?? A "smaller FZ1" is NOT, in any way, an FJR. If the leaked photo is close to the end product, then again I say - Epic Fail.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 59,723
Posted By Gryphon12
Are these KTM Hard Parts? or are they sourced...

Are these KTM Hard Parts? or are they sourced elsewhere? If so, where? The suspension is the critical issue for me in buying the RC-390.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 404,953
Posted By Gryphon12
Yeah, Shame on me! I really, really need to stop...

Yeah, Shame on me! I really, really need to stop reading this thread, this site, oh...crap! I just need a new ride. :evil
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 404,953
Posted By Gryphon12
Don't you folks actually read this thread? ...

Don't you folks actually read this thread?

Stop being lazy! This has ALL been said earlier. Go back and read it in context.

A 2009 KTM 990 is 460 lbs. dry (no fluids or battery) and 534 lbs....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 32,814
Posted By Gryphon12
Neither. An FJR would have a real...

Neither.

An FJR would have a real Sport-touring fairing and riding position.

An XTZ would have 8"+ suspension, 8-9"+ ground clearance and at least a mid-rise exhaust.

This is just a 1/2...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 153,179
Posted By Gryphon12
Uh, sorry Navin - Fail!

Uh, sorry Navin - Fail!
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Gryphon12
Spend time in the Shortypants thread looking at...

Spend time in the Shortypants thread looking at the detailed build of the CFR150RB. The most difficult mod appears to have been a heavier flywheel, but it looks like the overall best performance in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By Gryphon12
Have you not read the "shortypants" thread? All...

Have you not read the "shortypants" thread? All of your questions and concerns are discussed there in detail.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
Unfortunately, all of the reviews so far indicate...

Unfortunately, all of the reviews so far indicate the suspension - front & rear - are only adjustable for pre-load. They don't even specify whether the forks are cartridge or damper-rod designs....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
I agree with everything said so far. ...

I agree with everything said so far. Unfortunately, it looks like KTM's target market with all of the 390 series is Asia (especially India) and the EU A-2 license tier. Hence the cost and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
Because a Duke is not an RC - chassis geometry is...

Because a Duke is not an RC - chassis geometry is not "the same package" and because the mass, vibration and flywheel effects are greater on the 690.

You are asking the same question that the I4...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
Last paragraphs from the Visor Down article are: ...

Last paragraphs from the Visor Down article are:

Quote:
It also won't go unnoticed on those younger riders that the KTM is the basis for the RC 390 Cup race bikes used in the single-make ADAC...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
The 5-bike spec comparison is very interesting. ...

The 5-bike spec comparison is very interesting. The most expensive DRZ400SM ($7,200) is the closest in performance, with fully adjustable suspension front and back, but without FI and ABS (like them...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 251,678
Posted By Gryphon12
Sounds like a modified Honda 150RB is a better...

Sounds like a modified Honda 150RB is a better choice all around for suspension, but requires a little engine work (different fly wheel) to control the torque hit. With the smaller wheels and longer...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,661
Posted By Gryphon12
So you can put the debate to rest: is the R3 a...

So you can put the debate to rest: is the R3 a 300cc twin or an 849cc triple?

Or were you commenting on the topic of this thread, the CBR300?
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
Interesting. I don't consider 340 lbs. to...

Interesting.

I don't consider 340 lbs. to be heavy, but 325 would be nice.
Expensive compared to Austrian KTM's will be my basis for comparison.
The Brits are reporting good reliability on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Gryphon12
There is some discussion of gear in the Shorty...

There is some discussion of gear in the Shorty Pants thread in Thumpers. You might email some of those folks with specific questions.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 153,179
Posted By Gryphon12
Yep! Sign me up!

Yep! Sign me up!
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 404,953
Posted By Gryphon12
The really disappointing thing is that once we...

The really disappointing thing is that once we get a really great ADV bike, it only lasts a year before something bad happens - I want the TE-630 and SMS-630 back!
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Gryphon12
A third thread for this bike? Really?

A third thread for this bike? Really?
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Gryphon12
Yes, but it is just a little, not a lot. It seems...

Yes, but it is just a little, not a lot. It seems to me that you need more saddle time - practice simple drills, first on flat, then on only slightly uneven ground. You'll develop muscle memory and a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 29,763
Posted By Gryphon12
The SD is not a long-distance motorcycle; ...

The SD is not a long-distance motorcycle;

The Blackbird has way more than necessary, and way more than you can legally use on the street - The 14/14R and the Hayabusa are so much more over the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,436
Posted By Gryphon12
Bump for new RC-390 news and views.

Bump for new RC-390 news and views.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Gryphon12
Already discussed in quite some detail here: ...

Already discussed in quite some detail here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903898 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903898)

Let's move this back where the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 40,024
Posted By Gryphon12
Touche.

Touche.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 40,024
Posted By Gryphon12
And lots of folks (especially in Europe) are...

And lots of folks (especially in Europe) are spending big money to build KTM690 Rally replicas, so everyone in that sub-group, at least, believes that the format has value - probably everywhere...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 40,024
Posted By Gryphon12
You know that the "rally" bikes are built for...

You know that the "rally" bikes are built for open desert racing, right? Low pipes and big radiators are just the ticket in that environment.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By Gryphon12
Bumped for others to read; now on page 1.

Bumped for others to read; now on page 1.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,618
Posted By Gryphon12
Bump for new info!

Bump for new info!
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By Gryphon12
Really? On page 6; took 90 seconds to scan to...

Really? On page 6; took 90 seconds to scan to find it.

Don't start a 2nd thread - keep it all together so we don't have to repeat it all over again!
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Gryphon12
Funny, I've been looking for a WRX, with low...

Funny, I've been looking for a WRX, with low miles and no mods. It is greatly better for my mostly on-road applications. There is even a new one in the crate in FL, but they want way too much money...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,246,393
Posted By Gryphon12
Apparently it is just a simple piston/rod swap to...

Apparently it is just a simple piston/rod swap to convert to a 500. Check the SR400 thread for lots of details and discussion.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 153,179
Posted By Gryphon12
Looks like you are almost ready for Halloween! ...

Looks like you are almost ready for Halloween! Just in time, too!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Gryphon12
Read through this thread. It will give you the...

Read through this thread. It will give you the context to go along with the recommendations that you will receive here. The context will answer the questions that you haven't thought of yet.

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 40,024
Posted By Gryphon12
Funny that the riders of several RTW trips on...

Funny that the riders of several RTW trips on R1xxxGS bikes admitted that they would have been FAR better off on F650GS Dakars. Anyone who feels that a 1200cc motorcycle is the best choice for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 40,024
Posted By Gryphon12
You may well be right. That's unfortunate for...

You may well be right. That's unfortunate for folks like me who would really use a mid-small displacement ADV bike. I have no use for an 1190, and I believe that, given the interest in a yet to be...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 47,410
Posted By Gryphon12
More likely announcements at Intermot or EMCIA in...

More likely announcements at Intermot or EMCIA in October or November (Milan, Cologne), then EU production, then USA import - next Feb-May, if past experience is any guide.
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