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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By Night Falcon
I've had a 990 and a 690 and looked VERY hard at...

I've had a 990 and a 690 and looked VERY hard at a 500. It is a fantastic bike BUT it needs some cash to become a dual sport (bigger tank, better seat, cush drive) and still not great on the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,182
Posted By Night Falcon
no mirrors eva

no mirrors eva
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,241
Posted By Night Falcon
if that is the case it sounds very exciting...

if that is the case it sounds very exciting :clap<!-- / message --><!-- edit note -->
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 47,376
Posted By Night Falcon
how is the hand healing up Bart?

how is the hand healing up Bart?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,241
Posted By Night Falcon
my opinion is people think the Japs will be able...

my opinion is people think the Japs will be able to make a more reliable, quality bike cheaper and better than the Euro's can cos that's what they did in the 70's and 80's. Maybe they could but I...
Forum: New Zealand 04-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Night Falcon
my cornering technique on gravel on my 990 was...

my cornering technique on gravel on my 990 was head in slow, come out fast using the throttle to spin /slide the rear wheel to point the bike in the right direction. Worked most times cept for this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,182
Posted By Night Falcon
if his hat was on the other way round the head...

if his hat was on the other way round the head light would be less affective
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 115,837
Posted By Night Falcon
Its official, posting a picture of my bike on a...

Its official, posting a picture of my bike on a trailer on a "show us your bike on a trailer thread"....I have no life :cry

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/IMG_0143.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,182
Posted By Night Falcon
dress can sometimes become more relevant when...

dress can sometimes become more relevant when your sliding down the road with 200kg of motorbike up ya plug hole, but more particularly, who wears a red top on a white 990, I mean really, there's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Night Falcon
I rode 2 up on mine but not often. The seat is...

I rode 2 up on mine but not often. The seat is VERY uncomfortable for any distance work and I found it pretty cramped for anything even remotely technical when 2 up. It can be done but in my humble...
Forum: New Zealand 03-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,330
Posted By Night Falcon
I take my hat off to Dawn sitting on the back off...

I take my hat off to Dawn sitting on the back off one of those things with Phil giving it the berries - shes got nerves of steel :D



If your looking for an exciting adv bike how bout...
Forum: New Zealand 03-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,330
Posted By Night Falcon
have you thought about a 990 adv Phil? They are...

have you thought about a 990 adv Phil? They are certainly sprung well and have more than enough power. fuel range and comfort has to be addressed but there are options available. They are lighter...
Forum: New Zealand 03-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 47,376
Posted By Night Falcon
played cricket against some blokes from an ice...

played cricket against some blokes from an ice cream factory once, a good side but we licked them in the end.
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 47,376
Posted By Night Falcon
that remark is baaaaaaah low the belt :lol3 ...

that remark is baaaaaaah low the belt :lol3




+1 and if it unfortunately is a break you can now get an orange coloured cast which not only makes you heal quicker and walk faster its way...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 47,376
Posted By Night Falcon
Cant remember it exactly but I'm pretty sure I...

Cant remember it exactly but I'm pretty sure I had some rib and helmet damage from that ride too :D
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Night Falcon
fuel filter replacement Check cables and wring...

fuel filter replacement
Check cables and wring for wear/Rubbing
Clean electrical connections
preplace brake & clutch fluids
Check break pads?
fork oil check and or replace

then ride...
Forum: Trials 03-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By Night Falcon
you might be better asking the dealer if you can...

you might be better asking the dealer if you can arrange a buy back option for it. you might pay a little more up front but least you would know what's on offer at the outset. Doesn't always work but...
Forum: New Zealand 03-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,608
Posted By Night Falcon
sheep are evil and deserve being skinned and sat...

sheep are evil and deserve being skinned and sat on....even my Mark and especially after a bad curry :mrskbasa
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,608
Posted By Night Falcon
Scramblers might have less springs than a prison...

Scramblers might have less springs than a prison issue mattress but they sure look cool.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Night Falcon
KTM wiring is like a heavily unionised...

KTM wiring is like a heavily unionised factory...the slightest little problem and everything stops working :D
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Night Falcon
balance, throttle control, fitness, exceptional...

balance, throttle control, fitness, exceptional riding skills, all-round talent and youth: just some of the things that separate my riding ability form Birchy's...but I do come from the same country...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Night Falcon
its been over 30yrs since I owned my trusty old...

its been over 30yrs since I owned my trusty old K3 XL350. I did rebuild the top end on it and remember it started on the 1st kick :evil.

Check your timing is spot on and the cam chain is...
Forum: Trials 03-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By Night Falcon
Nice work Chuck - you wont regret it, these...

Nice work Chuck - you wont regret it, these things are a hoot to ride and a tad lighter to manage than the big Katoooom :D
Forum: Trials 03-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By Night Falcon
KTM EXC 350 plated, your quest is over, thank me...

KTM EXC 350 plated, your quest is over, thank me latter. (but I did hear the WR250R is better and can do 107mph).


But as this is a Trials tread the KTM freerides might suit if ya don't have...
Forum: New Zealand 03-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,608
Posted By Night Falcon
Interesting about the brakes, that's one item KTM...

Interesting about the brakes, that's one item KTM have excelled in with the other bikes although I understand they moved away from Brembo's on the free rides so maybe explains it? Lack of kick...
Forum: New Zealand 03-11-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,608
Posted By Night Falcon
Yikes!! .....out of the frying pan and into the...

Yikes!! .....out of the frying pan and into the frying pan :D


Been thinking of parting with my Rev3 and replacing it with a 250 freeride, but might wait a while. I've been burned before buying...
Forum: New Zealand 03-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 47,376
Posted By Night Falcon
nooice action shots there Bart :thumb

nooice action shots there Bart :thumb
Forum: Australia 03-02-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,927
Posted By Night Falcon
can any of you guys give an indication on how...

can any of you guys give an indication on how much the 160 hour service costs are on the 350?

From the owners manual this is a fairly extensive engine rebuild and although if your not racing...
Forum: New Zealand 03-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,270
Posted By Night Falcon
big beamers on single track :lol3 <iframe...

big beamers on single track :lol3

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pw5TLUQJQP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 48,129
Posted By Night Falcon
Neither does an A degree. I know guy who has a...

Neither does an A degree. I know guy who has a honours degree in marine biology , after a lot of low paying dead end jobs retrained as a maths teacher.

EQ is the new IQ, smart employers are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6,112
Views: 1,179,739
Posted By Night Falcon
I'm seriously considering a 2013 EXC 5hundy as my...

I'm seriously considering a 2013 EXC 5hundy as my new adventure bike but am a bit worried about too much road use taking its toll on the engine. I've read heaps about adding cush drives which some...
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 48,129
Posted By Night Falcon
an old moto that got me through uni was C =...

an old moto that got me through uni was C = degree

I read somewhere the new KLR's feature mass centralization - might be time to trade in the SV Markus:D Or was that the new DR?....stupid...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,275
Posted By Night Falcon
I am a big KTM fan but I have to say the wiring...

I am a big KTM fan but I have to say the wiring on some of their bikes is below par. :gerg
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Night Falcon
Find out how many hours its done and servicing -...

Find out how many hours its done and servicing - frequency of oil/filter changes, valve checks and who did them. If the motors been look after it should be a cool bike - friend of mine has one set up...
Forum: New Zealand 02-26-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Night Falcon
that's the same truck that took my 690 away.....I...

that's the same truck that took my 690 away.....I never saw it again :cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,468
Posted By Night Falcon
any 250 adventure bike that can do 107mph...

any 250 adventure bike that can do 107mph deserves more forum time
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By Night Falcon
choice video chadhent - hope ya enjoyed ya time...

choice video chadhent - hope ya enjoyed ya time in the mainland
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 127,809
Posted By Night Falcon
its toasted....hit a sheep on the road at about...

its toasted....hit a sheep on the road at about 110 klm/h - broke me and the totalled the bike - cut the sheep in half
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 127,809
Posted By Night Falcon
690 wheelies made easy ...

690 wheelies made easy

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/IMG_4103_zps324c492b.jpg

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/IMG_1362_zps1e4635af.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,417
Posted By Night Falcon
Wow that looks worse than a phaser burn from a...

Wow that looks worse than a phaser burn from a Klingon disrupter fired at close range. :gun1

have been looking closely at the 500 as I'm in the market for a new adv bike, yours looks way cool....
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