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Forum: Beasts 11-26-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By Buggles
5'8, don't know my inseam but jeans length is...

5'8, don't know my inseam but jeans length is 32".

Had an '04 955i, absolutely loved it!

With the models before the last version ('01 to '04) you can actually flip the rear axle, lowering the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11,041
Views: 2,340,945
Posted By Buggles
This happened to me too, when refitting the...

This happened to me too, when refitting the original bolts, I stripped the thread inside the bolt holes... They now spin freely...

What size are the bigger bolts you've fitted, and can I order...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11,041
Views: 2,340,945
Posted By Buggles
Ok, here goes :-) It's my first time giving...

Ok, here goes :-)

It's my first time giving the bike an oil change myself (previous owner was dealer maintenance all the way).

So I started to take off the left hand crash bars, fairing, tank,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-23-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 78,452
Posted By Buggles
When your bike is being trailered to your new...

When your bike is being trailered to your new home abroad, and you can't sleep until they call to tell you it's arrived in one piece!

JB
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,402
Posted By Buggles
I'll have a look and see where I can find that in...

I'll have a look and see where I can find that in glorious Belgium...

On a related note, does anyone know if the ABS pump has 2 separate reservoirs (front & rear) or if it's one reservoir?
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,402
Posted By Buggles
I don't want to take out the ABS, since I do a...

I don't want to take out the ABS, since I do a lot of city riding with the bike. The ABS has saved my behind before when blind cage drivers pull out, hit the brakes when finding a parking spot,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Buggles
Hi, I'm looking to bleed my own brakes on my...

Hi,

I'm looking to bleed my own brakes on my '07 990 ABS. How do I prevent the ABS Pump from going dry? The dealer has said the 990 can't be bled without the computer to run the ABS pump, and he's...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,420
Posted By Buggles
Aprilia announces new Touareg Dual Sport Bike

Aprilia just announced their new Touareg Adventure bike, to be shown to the public at large for the first time at the EICMA in Milan.

The bike will have a 750cc V-Twin, 21 inch front wheel, long...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,402
Posted By Buggles
No dirt roads close to home unfortunately, unless...

No dirt roads close to home unfortunately, unless I hop the fence to the building site next door :(

How does this reverse bleeding work? I've got the Mitivac pump, but as far as I know, that's...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,402
Posted By Buggles
Bleeding 990 Adventure ABS brakes

Hi All,

Calling on the wisdom of the KTM crowd...

I've got an '07 990 Adventure ABS, with brakes so spongy, I've taken to calling the bike Spongebob...

I was at the local dealer, buying some...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By Buggles
I've only had my 990 Adventure for a week, but I...

I've only had my 990 Adventure for a week, but I love it to bits!

I've done motorway miles on it (several 100 already) and I was pleasantly surprised. Considering the "racing pedigree" people go...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,793,265
Posted By Buggles
My new (to me) '07 990 ADV... Picked it up...

My new (to me) '07 990 ADV...

Picked it up this weekend, and lovin' it!

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk268/jbouwman/CIMG1691.jpg

Now if I can only get used to that throttle (yes, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16,216
Views: 2,568,326
Posted By Buggles
Hi All, Proud owner of a '93 DR800. I've...

Hi All,

Proud owner of a '93 DR800. I've drooled over this bike since I was a little kid and my dad brought home a Suzuki brochure. Spotted one online for a decent price and had to have it! I...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,478,953
Posted By Buggles
Hi Bruin, my mistake it's only the chain...

Hi Bruin, my mistake it's only the chain adjusters that have been flipped, shock is regular. Would it still be good to raise the fork tubes?

JB
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,478,953
Posted By Buggles
Wink This is my new (to me) '04 Tiger. Took her out...

This is my new (to me) '04 Tiger. Took her out for a spin today, not regretting the choice at all! She's a bit top-heavy, but I'll get used to that.

Looking forward to riding some more!
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-01-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,196
Posted By Buggles
Thanks Michael, unfortunately, the cost of the...

Thanks Michael, unfortunately, the cost of the extra mount and maps makes it just as expensive, if not more expensive, than a full-on Zumo.

I'll keep looking,

JB
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,667
Posted By Buggles
Ok, here goes. Helmet: Arai Tour-X & HJC...

Ok, here goes.

Helmet: Arai Tour-X & HJC CL-14

Clothing

Set 1:
Hein Gericke Rally II (or III, can't remember) jacket and pants
Probiker boots
Buse all weather gloves
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By Buggles
I was at the Bike show in the Netherlands, and...

I was at the Bike show in the Netherlands, and they had a great set of bags on the GS. Mind you, I don't think they'll fare well off-road. They were big panniers (side and top) and with a lever, you...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Buggles
Hi John, Have you tried a 990 Adventure?...

Hi John,

Have you tried a 990 Adventure? Seems like it would do the touring and still let you be a hooligan around town (if you wanted to)...

I know how you feel, I've been pondering the...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2008, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Buggles
Here's a picture of the new bike!

157697

Picture made by previous owner, need to get it home.

Should be attached, hope it works :-)

More pictures when I get her home!
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Buggles
I've done it...

Unless something really weird happens, next week I take delivery my new (to me) 2004 Triumph Tiger 955! Complete with panniers, top box, alarm, heated grips, the works!

She looks gorgeous,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-18-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,196
Posted By Buggles
Hi BlackSP, The Garmin you mention looks...

Hi BlackSP,

The Garmin you mention looks interesting, affordable too! I hope you can answer these two questions:

1. How do you mount it on your bike?
2. Does it include backroads? The websites...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Buggles
It's from a private seller... That's what worries...

It's from a private seller... That's what worries me slightly. No warranty, no nothing.

The next Triumph (with the Farkles I require) is 145 miles away at a dealer, and 500 pounds more expensive....
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Buggles
Thanks for the tips everyone! This bike has...

Thanks for the tips everyone!

This bike has all the factory farkles (panniers, top box, heated grips, centre stand, as well as a an alarm with immobiliser. It lacks the crashbars (will get the TT...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Buggles
Ok, so I'm buying a Tiger...

Yep, after trying the Strom and Tiger, I decided on the Tiger.

I'm going to look at a nice 2004 specimen, 3700 miles for £ 4200.

I've read that the '04 differs from the '05 in that the newer...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
Well, I think I've made up my mind... Rode...

Well, I think I've made up my mind...

Rode another Tiger today, even through the disc was warped and the clutch was bad, it was great fun. Hopefully I'm seeing a 2004 Tiger with low miles on...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
Good point, I haven't had it up past 6,000 rpm a...

Good point, I haven't had it up past 6,000 rpm a lot. Unfortunately the weather was so bad when I had to return the bike that I just went straight back to the dealer.

One thing that has me...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Buggles
Hi Jon, Thanks for the extra info, very...

Hi Jon,

Thanks for the extra info, very useful indeed!

I haven't started negotiating yet, as I still want another ride on the Tiger. But thanks for the tips!

I came in for a ride on the '06...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Buggles
Yes I do! :evil There wouldn't be anyone...

Yes I do! :evil

There wouldn't be anyone living in West London up for letting me try their Tiger? :evil Nearest dealer is a ways away, and I'm on the public kind of transport at the moment......
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Buggles
Thanks for all the feedback guys. Will look into...

Thanks for all the feedback guys. Will look into the adjustable levers. I live in London, so getting around will involve heavy traffic (at all hours of the day) and mean that I'll have to use the...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Buggles
Tiger owners, your feedback please

Hi,

I took a test ride on 955i yesterday. Brilliant bike, and I'd love to get one. There are a few things I'm not sure about, so I thought I'd put them to the Tiger owners here.

I had some...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
Well, I've ridden the Tiger, and I liked it! ...

Well, I've ridden the Tiger, and I liked it!

Although I didn't get to ride it long, the weather was bad and the tank was almost empty. It feels like it has more power in the low revs than the DL....
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
I know, it's a hard choice to make. Just rode...

I know, it's a hard choice to make. Just rode from the rental company to the office on the Wee, really easy to handle (now if I can just get used to this left side of the road thing).



I have,...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
Well, I've rented a V-strom for the weekend. Hope...

Well, I've rented a V-strom for the weekend. Hope the weather will stay decent, so I can have a decent ride on it.

Also looking forward to just riding a bike again, although the whole "Left side...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
I really want something I can take off the beaten...

I really want something I can take off the beaten bath easily and do massive mileage on. I've ridden a Supermoto, it's great fun, but not if you've got 300/400 miles to do in a day...

Really...
Forum: Europe 03-04-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Buggles
Thumb Hee Koffie, I should be getting a bike here...

Hee Koffie,

I should be getting a bike here before you come over. If you're up for a ride with a fellow Dutchmen, let me know. :evil Oxford is quite close to London, so it should be easy enough!...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
I hope to ride a Versys as well, so I'll give all...

I hope to ride a Versys as well, so I'll give all bikes a chance. I saw the Tenere at the bike show in the Netherlands, but it uses the same engine as their XT660 SM, a 50 bhp single... There's...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
Hi Everyone, I've got a date with an '03...

Hi Everyone,

I've got a date with an '03 Tiger 955i next Saturday. Hope the weather will be reasonable (the dealer won't let me take it out in the rain).

Will also be giving the DL another...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
Wow, thanks for all the responses guys! Let...

Wow, thanks for all the responses guys!

Let me try to answer a few of the suggestions:
F650, my brother has one. I have considered it, but in that case I might just spend some extra cash on my DR...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,889
Posted By Buggles
I've considered the Buell, but it's not my thing....

I've considered the Buell, but it's not my thing.



It's not that I wasn't excited, how can you not be excited on a motorbike :D, but I wasn't going "Muahahahahahah" in my helmet like with the...
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