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Forum: Europe 03-10-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 191,979
Posted By matthelliwell
FS KTM 950 Adventure (2004), Camberley, Surrey, England

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9263214#post9263214
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By matthelliwell
I can't comment on the price but that's the same...

I can't comment on the price but that's the same age as mine, though I've done 22k miles on mine. No problems using it for my daily commute. Reliability wise, there have been a few small things...
Forum: Europe 06-04-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 19,354
Posted By matthelliwell
So quite slippery then? Yes, that is me who...

So quite slippery then? Yes, that is me who managed to fall over. Some of those rocks are surprisingly slippy I'll have you know.

Hope you all have a great time.
Forum: Europe 05-28-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 19,354
Posted By matthelliwell
Well worst luck I newly married life is keeping...

Well worst luck I newly married life is keeping me too busy to do much riding, but at least you know you've chosen the right place for meet: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7423077.stm
:freaky
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-10-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By matthelliwell
As an alternative, have you tried doing the...

As an alternative, have you tried doing the routing with google maps and importing it into the zumo? I don't like the routing in mapsource so if I need to plan routes on the PC, I normally end up on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By matthelliwell
Bugger. That's what my searching hasn't turned up...

Bugger. That's what my searching hasn't turned up anything. Ho hum.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By matthelliwell
replacing exhaust pipe bits on 950?

I could do with some opinions here. I've got a 2004 950 Adventure and the exhaust is starting to rot. The silencers (Akapoviks) are fine but the one of the Y shaped sections has started to rot. It's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-05-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By matthelliwell
For the UK http://www.pocketgpsworld.com looks...

For the UK http://www.pocketgpsworld.com looks like quite good though coverage of the US looks somewhat poorer.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By matthelliwell
I'm still trying to work out what the "avoid...

I'm still trying to work out what the "avoid autobahns" option that appeared on the last update is meant to do (not many autobahns in the UK) and how it iteracts with the "avoid highways" option.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-04-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,327
Posted By matthelliwell
And if you want a transparent background use...

And if you want a transparent background use magenta. Oh and don't use 24 bit bmps as the transparent background then doesn't work.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-04-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By matthelliwell
Oh yea of little faith. Just so long as they do a...

Oh yea of little faith. Just so long as they do a better job of the phone than Nokia etc have done of the GPS side of things. Oh yes and if they could make it rainproof and create routes for when I'm...
Forum: Europe 01-23-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By matthelliwell
Hey rubberduckofdeath! I'm in Camberley. I've...

Hey rubberduckofdeath! I'm in Camberley. I've been on a few green lanes around Surrey (http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/9017) but stopped going out by myself as a KTM 950 is a bit heavy to shift...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-16-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By matthelliwell
Mine does some wierd routing sometimes as well....

Mine does some wierd routing sometimes as well. And the routing seems to have varied with firmware version. Avoiding highways (when it did actually avoid such things) used to take me through town...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-30-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,437
Posted By matthelliwell
No you don't need it to hold the unit in place -...

No you don't need it to hold the unit in place - it's just there as a (some lacklustre) security measure). It even says so somewhere in the Garmin site, but can't quite find it at the moment.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By matthelliwell
If you're happy(ish) with the stock bars why not...

If you're happy(ish) with the stock bars why not just use the, with a set of bar risers?
Forum: Europe 11-17-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By matthelliwell
I've been on a few, though hardly expert...

I've been on a few, though hardly expert knowledge.

http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/9017

I stopped riding them by myself after too much nearly getting stuck.
Forum: Europe 10-24-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 29,462
Posted By matthelliwell
Looks like I'll be missing this one. Boo. But on...

Looks like I'll be missing this one. Boo. But on the plus side it's because I'll be on my honeymoon. Hooray!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By matthelliwell
I've got Road Pilots on my wheels - really really...

I've got Road Pilots on my wheels - really really like them - especially in a somewhat cold and damp English autumn. As for bang per pound, does anyone know how long the Pilots last compared to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,125
Posted By matthelliwell
Excellant. I've ordered a pair as well, though no...

Excellant. I've ordered a pair as well, though no doubt I'll have to wait a year and a day until they turn up in the UK. They're probably going to be too tall for me so I'll have to track down some...
Forum: Europe 10-09-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By matthelliwell
Question HID conversions illegal in the UK?

I was pondering getting a HID conversion for my KTM 950 from hid50.com. However, somebody pointed me to this: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps

Has anybody had problems with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-07-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,524
Posted By matthelliwell
Phew, so it's not just me that has that problem...

Phew, so it's not just me that has that problem then. I think for my next trip, I'll will be using google maps for the routing and route editing.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,202
Posted By matthelliwell
Moaning? The ungrateful lot. You explained things...

Moaning? The ungrateful lot. You explained things fine - I think we just ignored you, especially for the first couple of turns out of Rhayader itself.
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,202
Posted By matthelliwell
Yes, thank for reminding the incompetent amongst...

Yes, thank for reminding the incompetent amongst us of that fact :cry

And that hill looked much steeper in reality.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,202
Posted By matthelliwell
Few more (not very exciting) photos

I've just got the few photos I took off my phone:

http://picasaweb.google.com/matthelliwell/3rdAdvRiderMeetSept2007

Not very exciting I'm afraid, though the neolithic tomb on the way over was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,202
Posted By matthelliwell
Trouble is, my bike is parked at a station most...

Trouble is, my bike is parked at a station most of the and ridden around so the number plate is in public view anyway. I'm not convinced that having it on the internet makes that much difference so I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 19,202
Posted By matthelliwell
Page 29..... And also a big thanks from me...

Page 29.....

And also a big thanks from me for everybody's effort into organising this, especially to our glorious leader for leading us so well :bow . It was good to see familiar faces and see...
Forum: Europe 08-21-2007, 03:22 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 20,649
Posted By matthelliwell
I'll be coming along - arriving Friday with a...

I'll be coming along - arriving Friday with a tent. Leaving Sunday morning so won't be out for a ride on Sunday. A ride the same or a bit harder than last time would suit me fine. More mud would be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,900
Posted By matthelliwell
Looks like you all had a good time, wish I'd been...

Looks like you all had a good time, wish I'd been able to join you but hospital appoinmentments scuppered my plans.
Forum: Europe 07-20-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 20,649
Posted By matthelliwell
Do the sensible thing and go to both. I am. You...

Do the sensible thing and go to both. I am. You know it makes sense. Go on. Do it. Do it, do it, do it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,900
Posted By matthelliwell
Blast, look like I won't be able to make it now....

Blast, look like I won't be able to make it now. Just my luck that my girlfriend's daughter's hospital appointment has just come through for the start of August so I've had to rejig my holiday plans....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-06-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,150
Posted By matthelliwell
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/151/dsc04648qs6...

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/151/dsc04648qs6.jpg
Forum: Europe 06-24-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 20,649
Posted By matthelliwell
It's in my diary, I'll be there with my tent....

It's in my diary, I'll be there with my tent. I've bought some new waterproofs so I shouldn't be wussing out if it rains a bit this time. I'll also remember to put a few bottles of cider in my...
Forum: Europe 06-17-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
I'm almost jealous, but not quite! Anyway, my...

I'm almost jealous, but not quite! Anyway, my clutch gave up the ghost today so good job I wasn't in the middle of a bog at the time.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-17-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By matthelliwell
Change to Zumo routing?

Has anybody else noticed changes to how Zumo calculates routes since the latest firmware upgrade? When I set it to avoid highways it now takes me on a much more indirect route down small lanes and...
Forum: Europe 06-16-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
Me too! Though I realised that before I tried to...

Me too! Though I realised that before I tried to get up to Yorkshire and spent a very nice Friday night quaffing beer around my parents.

I did nip out on Saturday and buy myself a pair of...
Forum: Europe 06-15-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
Hope everybody gets there safely and has a good...

Hope everybody gets there safely and has a good time. Currently chucking it down in Cheshire.

I've just opened my dry sack to get at something only to discover my spare bottle of oil has leaked...
Forum: Europe 06-15-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
I reckon I'll wuss out of camping and stick to...

I reckon I'll wuss out of camping and stick to having a go on the Plain on Sunday. Just don't fancy camping with wet bike gear. I might pop out and buy some better waterproofs this afternoon though....
Forum: Europe 06-15-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
Looks like my parents have the joy of my company...

Looks like my parents have the joy of my company for today then. Now where's my father's wine gone?:1drink

I'll be off with the xrv lot on Sunday on Salisbury Plain if that doesn't get rained off...
Forum: Europe 06-15-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
Got a set of Karoos on. Better in a straight line...

Got a set of Karoos on. Better in a straight line but set the handle bars shaking if you cross a white line at 70mph. The back seems to catch the line and start the bike ossilating.

Anyway,...
Forum: Europe 06-15-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,650
Posted By matthelliwell
Question Well I made it up to Cheshire last night. Very...

Well I made it up to Cheshire last night. Very wet and the m6 was flooded so I spent quite a while trying to filter through the traffic with panniers on.

Still raining now so I'll be up if it...
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