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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 03:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,566
Posted By nordicbiker
CCM in my garage!

Since last sunday there is a CCM 450 parked in my garage! :clap

We had fantastic feedback at the Stockholm motorcycle show those four days before, were the bike was exhibited. To my surprise the...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,566
Posted By nordicbiker
CCM in my garage!

Since last sunday there is a CCM 450 parked in my garage! :clap

We had fantastic feedback at the Stockholm motorcycle show those four days before, were the bike was exhibited. To my surprise the...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,566
Posted By nordicbiker
CCM 450 at Stockholm MC Mässan 22.-25.Jan 2015 ...

CCM 450 at Stockholm MC Mässan 22.-25.Jan 2015

Now we have a green light: one CCM GP 450 Adventure will be on display at the Stockholm Motorcycle Show this month at stand A33:62 (explore360). This...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
You are shure this is really yours? Looks almost...

You are shure this is really yours? Looks almost like mine, just keep the Garmin and put on the dummy exhaust storage canister!

Just another three weeks for me to wait...! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
i am wondering how much power my garmin montana...

i am wondering how much power my garmin montana 600 consumes. There is a detailed table here:


http://garminoregon6xx.wikispaces.com/Power+Sources

How do those currents translate into power...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
Ok, that means your bike is one of the first...

Ok, that means your bike is one of the first assembly batch. Mine should be with the second batch, which should be (almost) ready by now. We are now hoping for delivery early january, because that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
Minkyhead, what serial number is yor bike? It's...

Minkyhead, what serial number is yor bike? It's one of the second assembly batch, right?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
Talking For me it's just a matter of maybe two weeks, I...

For me it's just a matter of maybe two weeks, I hope. My bike should be assembled right now, those days, then it needs to be shipped to Sweden. As soon as the dealer calls me and says the crate has...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 45,375
Posted By nordicbiker
I am doubting - but that is so far only...

I am doubting - but that is so far only speculation - that this bike will not be as light as we all wish. Look at what Honda presented recently: the 1200 Cross...something is even heavier than a BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
My own bike is ordered now, I paid some 10%...

My own bike is ordered now, I paid some 10% yesterday and delivery is expected in january. I will then be heavily involved in both the stockholm motorcycle show and any upcoming test ride events.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
Lets say you would have been the development...

Lets say you would have been the development manager at CCM and had free hands. Which engine had you chosen? A 650/690 will most likely be heavier and you need something with mileage based service...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
All hard enduros like the EXC have a service...

All hard enduros like the EXC have a service scheme based on operating hours. Even the Freeride has that to my knowledge. THAT would be a total no-go for me, if I would need to use the bike on a long...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
Swedish CCM dealer confirmed! Hello...

Swedish CCM dealer confirmed!

Hello everyone: now I can announce that we have a contract between CCM and NCCR (Northern Classic, Custom & Racing) in Delsbo in place! Yes, this is the same dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
I can also add that the suspension travel of the...

I can also add that the suspension travel of the standard bike is 265mm front and back. There is a version with 100m reduced seat height available, which is realized by reducing travel to 165mm front...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
Probably soon official dealer in Sweden! ...

Probably soon official dealer in Sweden!

Good news for the folks in northern Europe, especially Sweden: I have finally managed to find a motorcycle dealer here in Sweden, who is very enthusiastic...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By nordicbiker
To the North Cape? No, to the middle!

Hello everyone!

Most bikers in Europe dream about taking a ride to Europs northernmost point. Just to get ripped off and then not even stand on the northermost land point (which is only accessible...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,566
Posted By nordicbiker
Explain this closer, please! What is the problem...

Explain this closer, please! What is the problem with that engine in the G450X?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,942
Posted By nordicbiker
When comes the 890 Adventure R (900ccm,...

When comes the 890 Adventure R (900ccm, 90...100horses, >400km, <200kg fuelled)?
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 146,344
Posted By nordicbiker
Got my 2012 in september that year and quickly...

Got my 2012 in september that year and quickly put kilometers on it. In May 2013 the engine crashed while I was touring on the Swedish island of Gotland (counter at 7.500km) as far away fromt the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 296,545
Posted By nordicbiker
This is getting a bit depressing... I am...

This is getting a bit depressing...

I am checking the CCM homepage regularly, but no progress in the last weeks and months. They have still not posted the promissed 30 jobs in marketing and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,795
Posted By nordicbiker
Wink The 990 can handle quite a variety of riders. On...

The 990 can handle quite a variety of riders. On the left side that's me: 1.71m and (5'7'') and 75kg. Now do the math or make a good guess for Lutz!
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-22-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,975
Posted By nordicbiker
What I can extract from different European and...

What I can extract from different European and Indian sources, like LC8 info forum and magazine articles:

- there will be some sort of "dual sports" bike build and marketed in India, using the 390...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By nordicbiker
If you carry a full camping gear and also want to...

If you carry a full camping gear and also want to have full climbing gear on te bike you will run in weight/volume problems. A rope adds significant volume and weight, then you maybe need all the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-14-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,888
Posted By nordicbiker
Depends on what kind of road / trails you are...

Depends on what kind of road / trails you are riding. Today from my point of view for adventure riding lighter is always better.

Replaced my 990 1.5 years ago with 690 (which is now prepped with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By nordicbiker
That's why there is a basic rule of water...

That's why there is a basic rule of water crossing: first wade it!

Never get into water if you don't know how deep it is. And if you can't wade it because the current is too strong, then you...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,958
Posted By nordicbiker
The question about all those long distance day...

The question about all those long distance day trips is simple: is this still travelling, or just getting from a to b?

Sometimes it is necessary to cover large distances in a short time, but if i...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,547
Posted By nordicbiker
Oil change every 1000km??? Are you sure it...

Oil change every 1000km??? Are you sure it shouldn't read "10.000km"?

If it's really 1000km I would choose another bike. Totally unrealistic doing an oil change every few days!

My 2012 KTM...
Forum: Europe 09-23-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By nordicbiker
I would recommend the already mentioned Yamaha...

I would recommend the already mentioned Yamaha 660 XTZ Tenere. I have never heard of any serious problem with the Italian build Minarelli engine and I know two owners who are 100% happy with the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,107
Posted By nordicbiker
KTM 690 Enduro R "nordicbiker edition"! Good for...

KTM 690 Enduro R "nordicbiker edition"! Good for almost 500km between fuel stops, better light, tougher "belly" protection, some wind protection for me and more much friendly to my a... pardon......
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,006
Posted By nordicbiker
Haha, great that you enjoyed my former home area....

Haha, great that you enjoyed my former home area. I have been living in Freiburg, at the bottom of the Black Forest, for four years before I moved to Sweden. At those times I didn't have a motorcycle...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-21-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By nordicbiker
What specifications do you mean? Weight, power,...

What specifications do you mean? Weight, power, etc?

I had a testride yesterday first time on a 1190 (without R) and had a biiiiiiig smile in my face when I gave the bike back. However: both front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By nordicbiker
Just a quick idea about a simply problem: have...

Just a quick idea about a simply problem: have you checked all those rubber tubings between/around the tanks? It's easy to squeeze some of the tubings, when mounting the tanks - for the left side...
Forum: EMEA 09-21-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By nordicbiker
If you are looking for motorcycle friendly hotels...

If you are looking for motorcycle friendly hotels in Germany and some other European countries, go to http://www.tourenfahrer-hotels.de and check out their search function. They also sell a paper...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,346
Posted By nordicbiker
Health insurance does not cover an ER visit...

Health insurance does not cover an ER visit caused by a broken femur and hip plus internal pain, because he was not admitted to the hospital??? What strange kind of health insurances you have over...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-30-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 117,122
Posted By nordicbiker
Maybe some of those people who packed those bikes...

Maybe some of those people who packed those bikes in the previous pics should learn some German and take a look at Svenjas packing list:

http://www.svendura.de/scotland2011.php

This is her...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,398
Posted By nordicbiker
Now I have to put in a word of defense my fellow...

Now I have to put in a word of defense my fellow German countrymen from Hepco & Becker, who are manufacuring those plastic boxes for KTM! :wink:

I used two setups so far, one grey set I bought for...
Forum: EMEA 03-28-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,823
Posted By nordicbiker
Hello! 700km per day in the Alps is almost...

Hello! 700km per day in the Alps is almost impossible, if you want to stop for some views, take some pics and get something to eat. You will be riding mostly on twisty mountains roads and do several...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By nordicbiker
Great to read you short ride report with first...

Great to read you short ride report with first impressions of the KLR650. It confirms, that I did a good choice when selecting the KLR for my Trans-Canada trip this summer. The bike is already...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,972
Posted By nordicbiker
800 miles??? What are doing with your bike? ...

800 miles??? What are doing with your bike?

With that live span I would need between 15 to 17 back tyres - in ONE year! Sweden is big! I would spend more money on tyres than on fuel!

I guess I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By nordicbiker
Well, I hope my English is reasonable, but some...

Well, I hope my English is reasonable, but some typos survived even the second control reading. Maybe I should have the wine AFTER writing in the forum! :freaky
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