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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
Hey guys, As some of you know I'm doing a...

Hey guys,

As some of you know I'm doing a RTW trip on my 690, currently in Tadjikistan. I've done about 15k kms so far and had quite a few problems with my 690 already even though I tried to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 127,611
Posted By LukasM
Hey guys, I'm on a RTW on my 690 and in...

Hey guys,

I'm on a RTW on my 690 and in Tajikistan right now and have some problems. My stator failed a week ago and I've been riding a few hundred kms with a car battery strapped to my seat to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By LukasM
You can also roll the Magadans down so they are...

You can also roll the Magadans down so they are less than half of their maximum size.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 1,223,591
Posted By LukasM
I think the bag is from this Polish company that...

I think the bag is from this Polish company that made a pretty exact copy of the Giant Loop bags... :puke1
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,178
Posted By LukasM
Looking really good Creedy! Are you...

Looking really good Creedy!

Are you planning on extending the 450 Rally fairing just under the wings/air ducts in order to use the upper mounts on the Rally Raid tanks and not leave a gap?
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,517
Posted By LukasM
Hi Brad and David, I agree that the rear...

Hi Brad and David,

I agree that the rear tank is not cheap, but I would have gotten it even if it had not been on my bike (along with an Akra pipe and lots of other goodies :clap). It integrates...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,517
Posted By LukasM
After looking in detail at every single one of...

After looking in detail at every single one of the available luggage options, this is the setup I ended up with for my RTW bike. I've been using it for a month now and I am very happy with how things...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By LukasM
What prices are you looking at? The Evo2 kit...

What prices are you looking at?

The Evo2 kit is $1150 AUD + shipping, and is the best integrated solution for your money.

The Safari is huge and ugly, Rotopax are a PITA to deal with filling...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,974
Posted By LukasM
Exped was the best a couple of years ago but not...

Exped was the best a couple of years ago but not any more. If you are willing to spend the money, no contest, Thermarest X-therm is the best combination of warmth, size, weight and comfort.

I got...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
Unfortunately I was only there for the first 3...

Unfortunately I was only there for the first 3 days of the Rally and then had to fly back home for a funeral, but here are some pics:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By LukasM
All ADV + SE models have open cartridge forks.

All ADV + SE models have open cartridge forks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 55,982
Posted By LukasM
It was cool to run into you at the Hellas Rally...

It was cool to run into you at the Hellas Rally and put a face to the (forum) name Tomas!

Bike looked great, and I found these pictures of you on their Facebook page:
...
Forum: Racing 05-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 20,776
Posted By LukasM
Early day today, just finished our 3.45am...

Early day today, just finished our 3.45am breakfast with Lyndon who is off to his start now. Gave catanese some power bars as nobody brought any, apparently no long days last year.

First day went...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 1,223,591
Posted By LukasM
Albie, How much of that 30k did you...

Albie,

How much of that 30k did you "adventure ride" your 690, and how much did you ride it as a supermoto on asphalt? Obviously your requirements would be very different if you ever took it on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By LukasM
The genuine KTM Rallys and Rally Replicas were...

The genuine KTM Rallys and Rally Replicas were never officially imported in the US, only in Europe. Over here they are even street legal luckily, to get one through DOT in the US is not going to be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 596,517
Posted By LukasM
I think any aluminum plate with a simple bend in...

I think any aluminum plate with a simple bend in it is going to break eventually if you put some weight on it, and a rubber bumper to the rear fender is not going to stop that. At the least I would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
Definitely OEM Euro sub fender, then either Euro...

Definitely OEM Euro sub fender, then either Euro or PW Garfield (google for Ebay link) brake light, both are LED, the latter includes a plate light.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By LukasM
You cannot buy the Baja tank, there are only 3 of...

You cannot buy the Baja tank, there are only 3 of them or so in the world.

Look at a Rally Raid rear tank or a set of Evo 2 front tanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
Has anybody found a spark plug holder that will...

Has anybody found a spark plug holder that will fit for the long ass 690 plugs? My trusty Acerbis one is too short to close properly.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By LukasM
I think the only thing that is different on the...

I think the only thing that is different on the 14 vs. 08-13 is the intermediate bracket that bolts between tank and exhaust.

You can get that part from any KTM dealer and then use any exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By LukasM
1.5 - 2 lbs sounds about right for the ABS. The...

1.5 - 2 lbs sounds about right for the ABS. The module is very small, the rings weigh a couple of ounces, and the lines are slightly longer. Overall not a big deal, and since it's supposed to work...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 242,583
Posted By LukasM
That looks fantastic Tyler, the orange really...

That looks fantastic Tyler, the orange really goes perfectly with the 2014 graphics and colours!! :clap :freaky
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,334
Posted By LukasM
Might have been me.. :wink: There really is...

Might have been me.. :wink:

There really is no reason to go with Rick's for the same price or more, it is aftermarket made in China (with reported failures) vs. an OEM supplier made in Japan (have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By LukasM
They are not the same (or they would have the...

They are not the same (or they would have the same number), what DC said.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
RTW ride with some racing included. Lyndon's...

RTW ride with some racing included.

Lyndon's new bike doesn't only look bad ass, but it's really well thought out with lots of testing behind the various mods. Pretty much the ultimate bike if you...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 20,776
Posted By LukasM
I am in for this one as well, also on a Rally...

I am in for this one as well, also on a Rally Raid Evo 2 LC4, just 240ccs more than Jenny and John! :wink:

Like Pyndon the Hellas is also the first stop on the round the world trip I am starting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By LukasM
09+ 300s are nice, Husabergs and KTMs are...

09+ 300s are nice, Husabergs and KTMs are basically the same except for the plastic vs. aluminum subframe.

For pure off road riding without high top speeds there is nothing better, the more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By LukasM
250-200 Watts? You wish, or you trust some paper...

250-200 Watts? You wish, or you trust some paper numbers, this is definitely not a real life measurement.

Stock KTM EXC stators put out about 70-80 Watts DC peak once the ground is floated, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 127,670
Posted By LukasM
It's up to you but I would stick with a...

It's up to you but I would stick with a Shindengen, they have a spotless track record.

The FH008 is used OEM on quite a few bikes and fits the stock location perfectly, no bulky connectors on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 1,223,591
Posted By LukasM
That's a Rally Raid Products Evo 2 tank and...

That's a Rally Raid Products Evo 2 tank and fairing kit.

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,044
Posted By LukasM
I've never heard of a single disc wheel tearing...

I've never heard of a single disc wheel tearing itself apart, there are plenty of heavy supermotos out there to prove that this is a complete non-issue. There was an issue with the DID rims on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
No question, I would definitely get the stock...

No question, I would definitely get the stock Euro subfender and then either the Euro LED tail light or even better the one that PW Garfield sells on Ebay and various forums, as it is just as small...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 1,223,591
Posted By LukasM
Nice bike Jorich! Looks like Alberto...

Nice bike Jorich!

Looks like Alberto Dottori's kit to me, will be interesting to know how the fiberglass tanks are holding up over the long term.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17,687
Views: 1,865,615
Posted By LukasM
Out with the old, in with the new! :wink: ...

Out with the old, in with the new! :wink:

Tractive / Rally Raid Adventure shock
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By LukasM
Hey Morgwn, Finally taking off on the 28th...

Hey Morgwn,

Finally taking off on the 28th of April, 3 weeks to go! Doing the Hellas Rally in Greece then off to Kazakhstan to meet Colebatch and a few other guys.



Gangplank,

The stem is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By LukasM
I bet the offset of the YZ triples will be...

I bet the offset of the YZ triples will be completely wrong, and the stem way too short.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By LukasM
The SXC does not have a cush hub, and this is a...

The SXC does not have a cush hub, and this is a serious problem for a big thumper with strong power pulses, when ridden on tarmac. It's quite likely that this contributed to the failure of the hub, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 759,041
Posted By LukasM
DR wheel also has a 240mm disc, not sure if...

DR wheel also has a 240mm disc, not sure if anybody makes one in 220mm diameter for it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 759,041
Posted By LukasM
Yeah but a 690 wheel will not fit into the Berg...

Yeah but a 690 wheel will not fit into the Berg because it's too wide, which is what we are discussing here.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 759,041
Posted By LukasM
I never heard that CRF wheels are supposed to...

I never heard that CRF wheels are supposed to bolt into the Berg, who said that?

It's a sure thing that the disc and sprocket bolt patterns are completely different, and it's safe guess that hub...
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