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Old 11-18-2011, 05:02 AM   #1531
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Yeah, the Buell was totalled.

The 990 is one hell of a bike. The Uly was better for paved roads by a wee bit, and significantly better for comfort. The KTM is far superior to the Uly when the pavement ends. Considering how I like to ride, the improved dirt capabilities easily outweigh the comfort issues. The difference in paved road performance is not big enough to be of any concern.

Sorry to hear about the Buell...... If you are like me you sure do get attached to some bikes... it's like losing an old friend.

Having said that - the 990 is a great bike ... someone raced me on one on the twisty Inveraray road years ago ..... I was on my R1 at the time .... and thought 'this will be a doddle - after all, it's an off-road bike' ....How wrong was I !! Those things can hustle! I was hitting 140 between bends and still couldn't shake him he was flying round bends with his foot out, MotoX style........ I didn't find out till afterwards that his bike wasn't standard and had been extensively 'worked on'.... and that he had ridden it on the 'Paris Dakar' course! - Doh!
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:40 AM   #1532
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Sorry to hear about the Buell...... If you are like me you sure do get attached to some bikes... it's like losing an old friend.
Yeah, I did love that bike. 42,952 miles in a few months shy of four years...

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Having said that - the 990 is a great bike ... someone raced me on one on the twisty Inveraray road years ago ..... I was on my R1 at the time .... and thought 'this will be a doddle - after all, it's an off-road bike' ....How wrong was I !! Those things can hustle! I was hitting 140 between bends and still couldn't shake him he was flying round bends with his foot out, MotoX style........ I didn't find out till afterwards that his bike wasn't standard and had been extensively 'worked on'.... and that he had ridden it on the 'Paris Dakar' course! - Doh!
Well, that is what the ADV was before it became a street legal machine. I have had it up to about 105 so far, and it was still pulling strong. When the pavement ends, the biggest problem is remembering not to out drive the available braking traction.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:16 AM   #1533
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Yeah, I did love that bike. 42,952 miles in a few months shy of four years...


Well, I hope you get as many miles of fun out of the 990 ...... sounds like you will...
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:25 AM   #1534
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Sarah and I were down across the border again on Saturday visiting relatives ...this time in Southport merseyside ...... stopped by the promenade to check out the bikes that meet up by the carousel...

Despite it being mid November there were a few there....











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Old 11-22-2011, 08:34 AM   #1535
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Hi Kamchat,

That statue of the bicycle reminded me of Danny MacAskill. Have you ever seen him riding around Edinburgh? He's got serious skills!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:44 AM   #1536
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Hi Kamchat,

That statue of the bicycle reminded me of Danny MacAskill. Have you ever seen him riding around Edinburgh? He's got serious skills!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

Sorry, no, I have never seen Danny MacAskill in real life but have been following his films on youtube over the past couple of years ...the one you posted is my favourite although the later 'The Way Back Home' is pretty cool too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw ......as you say 'serious skillls' !.....


my current favourite 'bike film' is this - featuring 'Lily the bike chasing terrier'....... ok, not as skillful as Danny ...but damn! - that dog can fly! Lol!
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/227689/



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Old 11-22-2011, 10:56 AM   #1537
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Amazingly I still got out for a ride on Sunday .... 20th of November, - that's the latest yet for one of our rideouts ....although when I say 'rideout' it was only myself and Gordon who turned up on bikes at breakfast .... the others knew better ...... however despite getting a tad damp we still had fun....

Filling up at the start of the Stockiemuir...



It was dry at first ....


The wee bridge over the Endrick ...


But by the time we got to the woods at Cock Hill it was wet ...


and even wetter up at Callander !....



The Meadows car park in Callander was flooded ....



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Old 11-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #1538
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Excellent; Kamchat, you didn't fail to disappoint me despite I'm checking this log after several days

What's your suggestion for riding boots? I'm planning to buy one for long time but here're my apprehensions...
- I need to wear to office everyday, but can't use them inside office; ofcourse, I can come to office & change to formals stored in the drawer
- Is a rain proof good or bad? Being in a coastal weather, where the summers (read upto 105 F) are from mid March to August & rains from August to November end & the cool riding season from Jan to mid March. What's your suggestion?
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:32 AM   #1539
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Once again.....great photographs.

You really should be making a living from having a great eye for a pic.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:22 AM   #1540
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Amazingly I still got out for a ride on Sunday ....


The sea monster at Loch Meadows? You really do have a great eye for a pic- genius shot!

BTW, the Lily video is great. She's a furry bullet train!
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #1541
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Excellent; Kamchat, you didn't fail to disappoint me despite I'm checking this log after several days

What's your suggestion for riding boots? I'm planning to buy one for long time but here're my apprehensions...
- I need to wear to office everyday, but can't use them inside office; ofcourse, I can come to office & change to formals stored in the drawer
- Is a rain proof good or bad? Being in a coastal weather, where the summers (read upto 105 F) are from mid March to August & rains from August to November end & the cool riding season from Jan to mid March. What's your suggestion?

Thanks again Aargee.... good to see you still check in on the thread....

As for riding boots - I'm no expert ... I have always used racing style boots having had Alpinestars, Sidis and currently Arlen Ness .....I think the Sidis were probably the best. None of them were parrticularly suited to wet weather but my main criteria was that they would be comfortable and have good protection/armour (ie not bend in half in an accident). If you are going to ride a lot in rain you might do better with a 'touring style' of boot that would probably be more weatherproof.

ps. when I took the pic of the flooded car park above my boots filled with an inch of cold water as soon as I stepped off the bike ...... the things we do to get a pic! Lol!
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #1542
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Once again.....great photographs.

You really should be making a living from having a great eye for a pic.

Thanks .... I wish I could! - it must be great to earn a living from doing stuff you love.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #1543
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The sea monster at Loch Meadows? You really do have a great eye for a pic- genius shot!

BTW, the Lily video is great. She's a furry bullet train!


Cheers ...... glad you like the pics.... and Lily is brilliant ..... had to laugh at the amount of air she was catching over some of those berms! - awesome wee dog!
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:33 PM   #1544
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Few more from last Sunday - Callander to Strathyre on the wet A84







Didn't get any pics on the way back as Gordon and I swapped bikes and I got to try out the cross-plane crank R1...really liked it, - it's weird though how it feels and sounds just like a big V-twin!
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:23 PM   #1545
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Thanks again Aargee.... good to see you still check in on the thread....
Whoa!!! How can you think, I wouldn't be interested after making 2-3 posts
Hmm...so I'll have to look out for suggestion on boots elsewhere then!!!

For me, I got my bike from Honda Authorized Service Center (HASC) 2 weeks ago & it was pretty good sunshine & was enjoying at highly illegal speeds & that was until day before y'day when I rear ended a bus while descending a bridge. Thankfully, I didn't even falls down & the bus driver was searching for who rear ended him until I called up & said so

So the damage was front cowl, fairing collar & headlamps; the front fenner lost some paint for about an inch in diameter or so. So its back to garage!!! Sigh!!!

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