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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 94,849
Posted By ptc05ADV
Talking Two words

Access - to maintenance and service departments, the S10 wins hands down. THere are, simply, more places that can support your S10 than the BMW.

Cost - whether it is cost per mile/km or initial...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh Absolutely!!

Tire pressures on the big girl are super important. Any significant drop of more than 2 psi will make her want to sit up in the corners. The PR2's also really help. I switched from Metzlers last year...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh THE fastest colour

Raven Black is the best... just disappears in radar traps!
Awesome bike!
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,627
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh Bummer

Guillaume, sorry to hear of your bad luck.
And of course the police are almost predators in your province. Same situation here in Ontario. At least in Quebec your insurance hasn't been affected or...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Darn it!!

Bought a set of Two Brothers pipes over a year ago... a little louder than the "trooper" mod but MORE expensive. Way to go!!

Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh Go FZ-1

I did the Gator 1000 Saddle Sore last March on the FZ-1... was an awesome ride. And when you want to go REAL fast you can!! LOL.
Cheers & Merry Christmas.

Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,745
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh AND Europe

Still for sale over in Europe, at least I am fairly certain of that. Ridden one and its a good thing I didn't have the cash. Amazing rush of torque, gives some awesome acceleration.:D

Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By ptc05ADV
Question Spark plug colour?

Sounds like you are on the right track... TOO lean. But just to be sure have a look at the plug(s)? and see if they are dry/scorched versus dirty/black.
Peter C
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 2,090,791
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh Great trail picture!

Greetings from Eastern Ontario... Smiths falls.
Looking at a 640 myself...

Peter C
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh Low octane a winner

Agreed that 87 Octane, CHEAP gas, is a real winning hand for the FJR!!

What I was looking at is that modern car engines are running higher compressions and doing GDI = gas direct...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Agreed

This FJR will go where the rider takes it!!:clap

Had my RT on some rough stuff w/o issue. The FJR has seen gravel, some longer stretches too.
Remember.... "wax on wax off" ride with your...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 757,616
Posted By ptc05ADV
Talking Caution - Thread HIJACKING - Lets talk updates to the FJR

Hey guys, we are talking about the FJR...

But some of the Yamaha line IS getting a little STALE! Time for a refresh? Venture? HELL YES!!
FJR? Maybe. Improvements could start with:

1. A few...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,681
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Really?? A sleeved down FZ1

Everything that I have read on the FZ 8 would indicate a whole new motor and not as you are suggesting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,228
Posted By ptc05ADV
Wink Used bike prices

People are asking high but selling at lower points, not sure if overall prices are up.
I do know from casual observations on this mighty forum that asking prices for quality bike such as KTM 950/990...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,228
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb AWESOME Commentary

To ALL contributors please accept a BIG thank you from me, great to receive so many thoughful replies. Would seem that many are doing okay fleet wise and almost as many (totally unscientific...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,228
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb NICE NEW ride

Awesome choice, congrats.:clap
My main and now only ride, the FJR, keeps me happy and maintenance is almost non-existant. The ride is great as well.
LOVED all of the bikes I have owned and sold in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,228
Posted By ptc05ADV
Question Impact of the economy - more or fewer bikes?

Was just reflecting on my most recent culling; the sale of my "hoon" FZ-1 to a very happy local rider: Do we have fewer (like me) bikes now compared to a year ago (when I had three) because of the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Agreed, Italian bikes with japanese accent

Good analysis mate. Combining the European styliung that I like so much with the asian influences are a good thing.
Peter C
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Mv augusta 1090 rr

Greetings fellow inmates!

Just wanted to advise all, especially those close to the Canadian Border that on our side (north of the border) there is a "new kid" in town. :wink:
MV Augusta, famous...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By ptc05ADV
Talking Being Cautious

Hey Sprint ST...
Just a thought that IF this new ride might become a RTW bike then MAYBE you want to stay conservative and go carbs versus EFI? :deal
Just thinking about being out in the great...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Satisfying the URGE!

Hey Sprint ST,
Too bad we didn't communicate a few months ago when I was selling my beloved 950 ADV to a very nice guy in the next Province to the East; now know a Jack Laytonland (for the next four...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 61,312
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Exactly

that is what I was thinking too!! LOL:lol3:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,538
Posted By ptc05ADV

I owned my KTM 950 ADV for just over a year and only sold it because it wasn't getting used nearly enough...:cry:cry

I still own my most beloved bike the FJR. I am setting it up for IBA LD runs,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 127,486
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Totally Agree

Just did a 1000 mile Iron Butt - GATOR 1000 on my 2009 FZ-1. Used a Laminar Lip to get the air up and over my average sized frame of 5ft 9in.
The stock ergos are nearly perfect and the Corbin seat...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,632
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb In the Iron Butt community...

Ladies and Gents,
The long distance riding community has morphed in the past few years from being almost dominated by the flying propeller bikes (BMW) to a heterogenious group that is now heavily...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 76,989
Posted By ptc05ADV
A sexy brute for sure

TOTALLY CONCUR BRAD... an awesome machine, I knkow why you feel this way.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,929
Posted By ptc05ADV
Talking Time to ask: IS MORE ALWAYS BETTER?

There seems to be a recurrent theme in our chosen passion that MORE is ALWAYS better. I'm not so sure.

I have an '06 KTM 950 ADV that is very capable and can satisfy all of my ADV needs. More...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,062
Posted By ptc05ADV
Laugh The future is cleaner!

That is why BMW and now (publically) MG are going to liquid cooled motors. The next step in tighter emissions in Europe and in NA is driving the change.
As an aside my brother who is a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,041
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Some folks are just too smart...

Chuck, (et all) Brothers, AGREED!

But hey, we ALL know that the fuel companies are ripping us off don't we. AND we ALL know that many of us are smarter than the engine manufacturers AND that they...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,923
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Fuel mileage versus quantity carried

While I have not owned a C10 "Connie" I have owned two R1150 series motos, a 2002 R1150 RT and a 2005 R1150GSA. The RT has/had 6.5 US gallons and the GSA had MORE!
I have ridden with many C10's and...
Forum: Vendors 01-06-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,501
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Purfect Timing

I am looking for a new rear rack to carry a fuel pod and "stuff". Your new rack would appear to be an awesome choice.
Always earger to support a serious fabricator especially if he is from the Great...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,426
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Do it!!


I went from a great 05 1150 GSA to a wonderful & delightful 06 950 ADV this Spring. I LOVED my GSA but the seat height and top-heaviness were issues that left me always a bit anxious at...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 581,648
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb quote for my 05 KTM 950

Woody, if it is only going to be 10% then you are lucky, as are we because of your dogged support of your customers.
A BRAVO TO YOU and your Crew!!

I will send you a PM with my exact...
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 581,648
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb New hubs for KTM 950/990 ADV?

Hello Woody and crew;

Merry Christmas to all of the crew.:D

These new prototypes seem like a step forward... was wondering what sort of difference in cost for a new set of 19/17 (stocks...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 63,916
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Sweet

Now that is what inline 4's sound like!!
Sounds very much like my 1994 Honda CB1000 (+) SF - "super four". THANKS BRAD!!:D

Peter C

Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,096
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Emission laws and dealers

Just me imagining that the California laws might be a reason to keep this one out of the US. Also I would not be surprised that Honda US and dealers said "no thanks".
I wasn't that keen on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,702
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Me 2

Howdy neighbours!

I have taken my 06' 950 ADV as far as 55 miles into the reserve (fuel light ON) and still had about a half-gallon left. Wouldn't want to go much farther than that. BTW, this...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,443
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb AWESOME photo

Excellent summary. Glad that your ride was/is so excellent.
Regarding tire mileage I would agree that the suspension setup does tend to wear tires. Always managed to get reasonable distances by...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 83,738
Posted By ptc05ADV
It Can Be Done

But it will cost you some time at the border with CBSA :deal nd with the EPA folks as well :deal as some import duties on the Bike. :eek1

You may want to talk to BMW USA as well.

Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 83,738
Posted By ptc05ADV
Thumb Next to a SPECIAL 1994 CB 1000 SF

Okay Brad, remember your "roots" buddy! LOVE the look of that SD!

Peter C
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