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Old 09-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #781
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True story. But the problem is, you realize that about EVERYWHERE!
When you have that philosophy in life you will be amazed how right you are.

Unfortunate you did not go through Sweden it would have been nice to show you some of this part of the world. But as you say you find amazing places and people everywhere.

It is great to follow you on your trip through Advrider and take part of your experiences. All the best and continue and enjoy yourself.

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:59 AM   #782
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #783
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Noah,

What made you decide a 690 and how much do you LOVE it?

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #784
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Noah,

What made you decide a 690 and how much do you LOVE it?

Lem
There is no other bike like it and I love it a lot. There is nothing it cant do. It might not do motorway very well, but its still light enough to tackle some pretty tight offroad bits. Plus, when I tip it over (and that happens often) I don't break stuff and I can pick it up my self.

In stock form it is not thirsty. It just sips on the fuel. I am currently switching from an open Unifilter to the stock box so I can get my mileage back. The "new" 690 has a richer map to cope with the air flow and although the power is amazing, I need the economy. 20% reduction in fuel mileage adds up with the kind of miles I am putting on.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:33 AM   #785
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That is good to know I just put a uni on my bike and have not checkes the milage.
Thanks for for taking us along on your trip.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #786
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That is good to know I just put a uni on my bike and have not checkes the milage.
Thanks for for taking us along on your trip.
The uni in the airbox is very close to stock. not much change. I have a uni connected to the throttle body and the stock air box removed with a very thirsty map. You shouldn't see a problem with your mileage if you retain the stock airbox/snorkel
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #787
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Good pics Noah, glad the UK was enjoyable and as you probably realised theres a whole load more to see if you ever come back


You know what, I think he might well be back... :)
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:33 PM   #788
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #789
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You know what, I think he might well be back... :)
I love craftsman(women) that are carrying on old traditions in this day and age. That picture reminds me of Mark. One of the last remaining coopers worldwide producing wood casks for beer. Here he is with one of his creations at Marstons Brewery in Burton on Trent from our UK bike trip Summer 2010. So cool.



And the unions where that cask is destined for




Sorry for mucking up your thread Noah, but thought I'd share!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #790
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Sorry for mucking up your thread Noah, but thought I'd share!
No bother!

I loved the cask beer in the UK. Interesting to see how its made. Now I wish I would have toured a brewery there. GRRR.. guess I'll have to go back sometime.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #791
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Sure you never even got to the Guiness Brewery here man. Sure if your ever back that would creat a lasting memory. You might even swear your never drinking again the next day.

Onwards.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:04 AM   #792
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Hi Roninmoto
nice trip so far . If you come around Siegen and you're in need of a bed, a beer and a breakfast just let me know. I reckon the bike is doing quite well so there won't be a need for some parts (if yes the KTM dealer is just around the corner)
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #793
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Hey Noah, did you find so where to place the two stickers on the new KTM?
Yes. Yes I did. After I got drenched in Scotland, I thought the stickers were ruined. They dried out and went on nicely.



I will let this be a teaser for the swiss alps.

The scenery in France was nice also


I will try to do an update in the next few days. I spent today putting the stock airbox back on the moto. I had to move the fuel filter like I had done on the old bike. I remapped her with the Akro/stock airbox map on map 3, RallyRaid (full power hold on to your butts) Map on 2 and... well no one really ever uses map 1.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #794
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Wow! Tofte, MN way up on da nort shore!

I'm here down in the Twin Cities.

Wow, what a fun adventure you are on! Thanks for sharing. Maybe see ya in a few years...
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #795
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Wow… what a trip!! Glad to see that things are working out after the theft.

Keep safe!

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