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Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
I'd definitely suggest heading North as soon as...

I'd definitely suggest heading North as soon as you can. I missed out on Sweden and Norway due to carb issues in the UK. My Swedish mates say there's a 4-6 week window of sunshine, warmth and good...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
Holy shit dude - tooth/bone infections are...

Holy shit dude - tooth/bone infections are brutal! SO glad you got that one nailed on the head. My Mum almost died of something that sounds really similar to your description.

BTW, great thing...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By Platinumgrit
Yeah, I hear ya. Some of the best times I've had...

Yeah, I hear ya. Some of the best times I've had in my life have been pillioning with my girlfriend and/or good mate (hey, I lost my license for 6 months; needed my bike fix. Both ex and mate are...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By Platinumgrit
hahahaha, love it! The last time I did this, it...

hahahaha, love it!
The last time I did this, it ended up quite different than I expected. The little girl became a fantastic pillion, then on the long trip home after all the madness, proceeded to...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,253
Posted By Platinumgrit
Yeah. Did what you want to, but wish I'd spent...

Yeah. Did what you want to, but wish I'd spent another 6 months saving.

"The pain of discipline (and planning) is less than the pain of regret"

You're 26. You have a wife who seems cool, and...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,718
Posted By Platinumgrit
Had to address this. First - you've a...

Had to address this.

First - you've a logical flaw in this assumption "If these "geniuses" you speak of are so great, then they would either be working for an OE or competing with them."

?? ...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
re Garmin: You won't regret it. Next time I...

re Garmin: You won't regret it. Next time I sportsbike tour, a Garmin will be coming.

re: R1, agreed. Brutal minimalism is the essence of freedom. "Just my fists and wits" as my ex would say.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,718
Posted By Platinumgrit
I generally (pardon the language) rape the hell...

I generally (pardon the language) rape the hell out of the motor the moment I get it. First thing is throw a proper oil filter on (eg http://www.amazon.com/PC-Racing-PCS1.../dp/B00BYUXCUA ) with a...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
I've always been curious as to why manufacturer's...

I've always been curious as to why manufacturer's insist on break-in like they do. I've broken my engines in hard (Motoman method, like this guy: ...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,341
Posted By Platinumgrit
oh - the other thing I took with me for the bike...

oh - the other thing I took with me for the bike I rode through Europe: HVMP bar end weights.

www.hvmp.com

Took the tingle right out of the handlebars.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,341
Posted By Platinumgrit
Aye to that! Earplugs are a non-negotiable. I...

Aye to that! Earplugs are a non-negotiable. I have a pair of custom moulded silicon ones, they're great, comfortable, yet still allow me to hear deeper frequency noises. And I totally agree about...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
WOOHOO! :clap :clap :clap 'Break in" ... I'm...

WOOHOO! :clap :clap :clap
'Break in" ... I'm ery curious why you have to do a break in period? I wonder what they did to fix it. Regardless, so happy to hear you're back in the saddle :)
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,341
Posted By Platinumgrit
Several things I found when doing lots of k's...

Several things I found when doing lots of k's around Europe:

1. Make sure clothing is comfortable and fits nicely. It took me a long time to settle on my distance riding outfit, but it does make...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
So sorry to hear that. Not a lot one can put...

So sorry to hear that. Not a lot one can put into words at times like these, except sincere sentiments of solidarity.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 1,222,714
Posted By Platinumgrit
You are too kind Dennis, too kind :) Sorry I've...

You are too kind Dennis, too kind :) Sorry I've been out of touch for a while, my employer (a bank) has had me hot-desked in the bowels of Racoon City in a uber-secured no-outside-access intranet...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
^^ I second taking the back roads and staying...

^^ I second taking the back roads and staying off the freeways. Fuel on the freeway wasn't that much more expensive that I noticed (In Germany, France, Portugal, Spain) than off the freeways. It...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,744
Posted By Platinumgrit
Just wanna chip in here and say, almost a year...

Just wanna chip in here and say, almost a year after Martin helped me organise my bike, I've come back to this forum just to post on this thread and say how much help he was.

He's a champion of a...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,744
Posted By Platinumgrit
Ian has good taste in bikes. :lol3

Ian has good taste in bikes. :lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
Oh, don't get me started on the pre-authorised...

Oh, don't get me started on the pre-authorised sums these machines charge!!!! GRRRAAARRRR. I had a successive string of 130EUR pre-charged to my travel card until it was completely used up! Had to...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
I can show credit card receipts. That being...

I can show credit card receipts. That being said, I did ride from Dresden to Lisbon.

edit: Sorry, Dresden to Chambery via Basel: http://goo.gl/maps/h3KO9

That was the first half of the leg...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
Thailand / SEAsia

I rented a 2010 R1 for 11 days in Phuket, did around 500 k's on it. The fuel quality in general is SHIT. That R1 was pinging and rattling itself like no machine I've ever encountered. Made me...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,088
Posted By Platinumgrit
Europe suggestions

Hi Dennis, here's a few of the key things I found when travelling Europe.

1. Hard-wired charging kit: ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 1,222,714
Posted By Platinumgrit
I cannot express how happy I am right now :D ...

I cannot express how happy I am right now :D
Fuckin' respect.
In the unlikely event you do make it to Australia, (it is unlikely, as the quarantine regulations and expenses importing a used bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
thanks everyone

Thanks for all the help, everyone. I'm going to pop the bushes out and measure them up, and hopefully be able to swap the 26mm bushes in. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
:clap :clap :clap Edit: nevermind, answered...

:clap :clap :clap

Edit: nevermind, answered my own question with a bit of googling.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
you have no idea how happy this news makes me! ...

you have no idea how happy this news makes me! So, the dealer is wrong then. I figured this, as there have been enough people telling me they've installed the 625 wheels on my year model 525 using...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
Yeah the rear is no problem, it's the front wheel...

Yeah the rear is no problem, it's the front wheel axl kit that's the issue. my 525 is 26mm and the 625 front is 20mm.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
thanks, will do. I'm not sure what year the 625...

thanks, will do. I'm not sure what year the 625 wheels came off, but it must have been earlier than '06 as the guy I bought the bike off had the 625 before he had the 525.

Anyway thanks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
lol. Yup, that would work! Yeah, sorry if I...

lol. Yup, that would work!

Yeah, sorry if I wasn't clear - it's the front axle that is the problem. The 625 front wheel is a 20mm axle, and my 525 has a 26mm front axl.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Platinumgrit
625 wheels on a 2006 525 EXC

Hi all,

Got a quick question that's giving me some confusion. I just recently bought an '06 525 EXC, and the guy sold it with a pair of genuine KTM motard wheels (the rear has the cush drive) off...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,410
Posted By Platinumgrit
Well, I was in the process of looking, really. I...

Well, I was in the process of looking, really. I will probably pick up the 525 EXC this weekend, if all goes well. My first stop was going to be here, and then ThumperTalk as google references that...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-15-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,410
Posted By Platinumgrit
Ahigher barrier to entry is not a bad thing. ...

Ahigher barrier to entry is not a bad thing. It's a great way of ensuring quality. The best sites I'm a member of are paid ones, with a high barrier to entry. The people on thos sites pay money to...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-15-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,410
Posted By Platinumgrit
I wouldn't mind that actually. A lot of the...

I wouldn't mind that actually. A lot of the forums I used to freqiuent, posts on topics which were really important (someone asking for help or someone else taking a lot of time writing long,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,702
Posted By Platinumgrit
Yeah, I can tell pretty reliably who are the...

Yeah, I can tell pretty reliably who are the deliberate swervers and who aren't. I've had my fair share of people swerve at me while lane splitting, and I used to really not see any reason other...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 184,733
Posted By Platinumgrit
Amen brother! PM'ing ye, as I wish not to hijack...

Amen brother! PM'ing ye, as I wish not to hijack a great RR further ;-)
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 1,222,714
Posted By Platinumgrit
Dilligaf... a fine name. This forum needs the...

Dilligaf... a fine name. This forum needs the ability to upvote posts. In the case of yours, multiple times.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 143,899
Posted By Platinumgrit
Yeah! Tell me about it. Some days I spent...

Yeah! Tell me about it. Some days I spent 150-180 Euros on fuel alone!
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 184,733
Posted By Platinumgrit
Amazing, isn't it? It'd be around 5-6 months ago...

Amazing, isn't it? It'd be around 5-6 months ago I picked mine up from Mike in New Orleans (ha! what a night! How many local brews did we smash!? I lost count around the 16 beer mark? And how...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 184,733
Posted By Platinumgrit
Haha, purely for selfish reasons my friend! ...

Haha, purely for selfish reasons my friend! Can't have one of my favourite writers taking time off for paltry things like hospital or injuries you know :p
(and you're most welcome)

:)
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 1,222,714
Posted By Platinumgrit
Welcome back Dennis :-) Damn, damn good to have...

Welcome back Dennis :-) Damn, damn good to have you back :D
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