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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Gryphon12
Bumped for others to read; now on page 1.

Bumped for others to read; now on page 1.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,329
Posted By Gryphon12
Bump for new info!

Bump for new info!
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Gryphon12
Really? On page 6; took 90 seconds to scan to...

Really? On page 6; took 90 seconds to scan to find it.

Don't start a 2nd thread - keep it all together so we don't have to repeat it all over again!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Gryphon12
Funny, I've been looking for a WRX, with low...

Funny, I've been looking for a WRX, with low miles and no mods. It is greatly better for my mostly on-road applications. There is even a new one in the crate in FL, but they want way too much money...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,701
Posted By Gryphon12
Apparently it is just a simple piston/rod swap to...

Apparently it is just a simple piston/rod swap to convert to a 500. Check the SR400 thread for lots of details and discussion.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,370
Posted By Gryphon12
Looks like you are almost ready for Halloween! ...

Looks like you are almost ready for Halloween! Just in time, too!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Gryphon12
Read through this thread. It will give you the...

Read through this thread. It will give you the context to go along with the recommendations that you will receive here. The context will answer the questions that you haven't thought of yet.

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,895
Posted By Gryphon12
Funny that the riders of several RTW trips on...

Funny that the riders of several RTW trips on R1xxxGS bikes admitted that they would have been FAR better off on F650GS Dakars. Anyone who feels that a 1200cc motorcycle is the best choice for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,895
Posted By Gryphon12
You may well be right. That's unfortunate for...

You may well be right. That's unfortunate for folks like me who would really use a mid-small displacement ADV bike. I have no use for an 1190, and I believe that, given the interest in a yet to be...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 26,926
Posted By Gryphon12
More likely announcements at Intermot or EMCIA in...

More likely announcements at Intermot or EMCIA in October or November (Milan, Cologne), then EU production, then USA import - next Feb-May, if past experience is any guide.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,895
Posted By Gryphon12
Bump, for those who can't seem to read past the...

Bump, for those who can't seem to read past the first page of the index!
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Gryphon12
No, no, no. The First, most complete thread: ...

No, no, no. The First, most complete thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542)

Stop with new threads when others...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,457
Posted By Gryphon12
Try reading the first 16-page thread discussing...

Try reading the first 16-page thread discussing the possibility of a 390 Adventure:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868542)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,457
Posted By Gryphon12
You are looking at the wrong Photoshop. The...

You are looking at the wrong Photoshop. The original mock-up was based on the 350-EXC and looked very off-road adventure capable.

Too many people outside of KTM are messing with any old photo...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,113
Posted By Gryphon12
Hmm...interesting: Same engine (power &...

Hmm...interesting:

Same engine (power & torque) and swing arm as the Duke 390;
Modified frame with steeper steering geometry (23.5-degree rake) and shorter wheelbase;
Same suspension??...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,498
Posted By Gryphon12
Correct. FJ means full-on street bike, with...

Correct. FJ means full-on street bike, with forward lean, usually a full fairing, shorter wheelbase and faster steering, luggage options, and 17" alloy wheels.

If you want a 19" front wheel, you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,749
Posted By Gryphon12
You'll have to wait until the shows in Cologne...

You'll have to wait until the shows in Cologne and Milan, in October and November.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,370
Posted By Gryphon12
Wow! A photo of a 20 year old, Japan-only, 250/4....

Wow! A photo of a 20 year old, Japan-only, 250/4. All of the Big 4 made one, and some still may. They may even have exported to Australia (I seem to remember this post...). Sky-high revs, high...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,498
Posted By Gryphon12
Sorry, by my definition (preference?), this isn't...

Sorry, by my definition (preference?), this isn't even close to a Sport-tourer. It is even worse than Ducati calling the new MS1200 a Sport-tourer.

It needs to be a LOT closer to an FJR (or VFR,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 122,482
Posted By Gryphon12
The definition of Dual Sport means different...

The definition of Dual Sport means different things to different people, but for me, these two motorcycles are street bikes. Honda even markets the CB500X as "adventure LOOK".

For me, minimum...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 26,926
Posted By Gryphon12
"They can use the same frame and a lot of...

"They can use the same frame and a lot of components, from the XTZ 660 tenere, and should be in the same price range "

The XT660Z frame will never hold the power and torque of the MT-07 P-twin...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,750
Posted By Gryphon12
Your abs, not your back. If you are using your...

Your abs, not your back. If you are using your lower back muscles, you need to strengthen your core.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 239,487
Posted By Gryphon12
Sliding the fork tubes is like a lowering link -...

Sliding the fork tubes is like a lowering link - NOT the "right" way. It changes the front steering geometry.

The "right" way is to re-do the fork internals. You might as well do it right away...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 219,579
Posted By Gryphon12
Do you mean the Duke 690? The Duke is an upright...

Do you mean the Duke 690? The Duke is an upright naked with super-moto ergonomics, and is a wonderful machine, but it is not an RC-sport bike.

I haven't seen anything on the RC-4 since KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Gryphon12
Never imported to the USA. I thought GG dropped...

Never imported to the USA. I thought GG dropped it as a model since its announcement in 2010, but I don't get EU publications, so I could be wrong. This 450/550 engine was reported to have some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 219,579
Posted By Gryphon12
Cry KTM killed the RC-4 (RC-690) 5 years ago. Europe...

KTM killed the RC-4 (RC-690) 5 years ago. Europe was the only serious market for the super-mono, and there wasn't enough interest. We here in the USA are way to few and far between for the super-mono...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Gryphon12
You always need to adjust a DS suspension to your...

You always need to adjust a DS suspension to your intended use and your height/weight. WRR is the best; adjust or modify the suspension - you'll have to do it on any other bike anyway.
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,344
Posted By Gryphon12
Search? Really? Read the first two pages of...

Search? Really? Read the first two pages of Beast thread titles!!! It takes less time that composing a search. They are ALL right there!

That said, the site search sucks. Use Google and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,352
Posted By Gryphon12
TE630 is the closest so far, even used, even with...

TE630 is the closest so far, even used, even with some things to sort out.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Gryphon12
You're not seriously starting a THIRD thread on...

You're not seriously starting a THIRD thread on this topic? Why aren't you reading the first one, and posting there?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Gryphon12
2-degrees of rake is "huge" in motorcycle...

2-degrees of rake is "huge" in motorcycle handling, and 0.5" trail is significant. You should never change the height of just one end of a motorcycle and expect stable handling. Another...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Gryphon12
2nd vote for a Ninja 250 or 300, or a Yamaha...

2nd vote for a Ninja 250 or 300, or a Yamaha XT225, until she builds necessary skills.

Steering lock on most of the Ducati's is very narrow. I've seen many new riders run afoul of this,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,700
Posted By Gryphon12
Like a fine wine...

Like a fine wine...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,474
Views: 410,568
Posted By Gryphon12
Factory specs & similar (not identical) dynos,...

Factory specs & similar (not identical) dynos, but close enough:

WR250R - 9.7 lb/hp 13.1 lb/Nm
DR650SE - 8.5 lb/hp 6.8 lb/Nm

So, while the power-to-weight ratios are very similar, the DR...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,701
Posted By Gryphon12
Nuda 900R w/ Touratech mods?

Nuda 900R w/ Touratech mods?
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9,474
Views: 410,568
Posted By Gryphon12
EU WR125R specs: 15 hp, 12 Nm, 293 lbs. wet,...

EU WR125R specs: 15 hp, 12 Nm, 293 lbs. wet, 36.6" seat height (water cooled, wet sump, FI).

So, not for short folks with that seat height, and not light. I'd take a WR250R at 298 lbs. wet and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,113
Posted By Gryphon12
Concerns like these are why KTM doesn't want to...

Concerns like these are why KTM doesn't want to export the Bajaj bikes outside of Asia - they are too worried about their reputation.

My question, aside from Chinese sourced parts, is why it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 91,983
Posted By Gryphon12
Great magazine comparison a few years ago,...

Great magazine comparison a few years ago, comparing the VFR800 to the F800ST...two very different characters for sport-tourers of similar displacement.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,701
Posted By Gryphon12
You're not alone in these choices. Many AdvRider...

You're not alone in these choices. Many AdvRider inmates over the years have selected a similar two-bike minimum. And the choices for those two bikes are growing once again. I'm waiting for fall...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 217,183
Posted By Gryphon12
Because KTM makes bikes primarily for the racing...

Because KTM makes bikes primarily for the racing market, and the Paris-Dakar rules changed to 450cc machines. Hence, they had no way to rapidly recover the 690 ADV development cost. The real question...
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