Kartman´s ´98 LC4 Adventure & ´99 660 Rallye Diary Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by *kartman*, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. liferider

    liferider Never It's enough

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    Hey, KartMan.
    Nice job.
    I'm quite tall myself, so have similar problems as you do.
    Question: are you going to work over the rear brake lever? and what about the gear lever? Are they adjustable enough so they can be "lower footpegs friendly"?
    Please tell us your experience :wave
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  2. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    No problem with the gear lever so far....

    Made some kilometers today and noticed the brake lever still is to high.... (I already changed the position... but it needs to be a bit more lower)
    Maybe I will get Problems with the brake lever touching the skidplate -> then I couldn´t set up enough brake pressure :eek1
    But I think there are some milli- or centimeters space left to adjust it...


    A picture from today, this was the finish of the "Große Dresdner Motorradausfahrt"... about 9.000 bikers took part in this trip :eek1
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  3. kg4lho

    kg4lho Outside Sellin'

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    Looking forward to more info on the rally pegs. Hope it works out for you. :freakyWes
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  4. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    This sweet thing just arrived :evil:evil:evil
    Damn this is gonna be cool :eek1:rofl

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  5. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    oooh, someone got a Sebring... :tb
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  6. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    mmm... shiny
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  7. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Well, here it is :wink:
    I think (without the silencer -which was welded in :huh-) it sounds really good and not too loud. Rally-Flair is coming up :clap
    Maybe I can post a soundfile later....

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  8. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    That's a great looking 640A, Kartman. I've got a Belgian DAM exhaust which is similar looking. Can you show more closeup photos of the old and new footpegs with the make and supplier as well?
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  9. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    These pics are from motobau.de (only want to mention it)

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    Lower rally pegs
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  10. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    These pegs seem lower than the frame itself, are you not afraid of hitting something and getting your foot thrown off your pegs while doing so?

    I had this once on my DR650 (without lowered pegs) on a rocky downhill section. Ouch
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  11. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hey guys, here´s an update. Mounted my new (used ^^) rims with Michelin AC 10 tyres today :clap
    Looks pretty cool, doesn´t it ? :evil

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  12. Highcountry

    Highcountry Winds up buying the gas

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    Again, dude. How much juice does your electromagnetic dust-repelling system draw? :lol3

    Gorgeous.
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  13. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hi guys, I have some news to keep this thread alive :D
    On saturday I went to an offroad-area near opencast pit Boxberg, which is about 70 km from here.
    This was my first experience in deep sand and there were also some kind-of dunes ^^
    Pretty hard to ride on it... My biggest worry was to get the front wheel slipping away in a rut, which happened once :shog
    As a result to this, my ribs hurt and I need a new shield for my helmet :eek1

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  14. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    Nice pics, that bike is (finally?) in its natural habitat.

    Now take a look at it once more, now that it still doesn't have any scratches. Ok, taken a good look now? Plant that picture in yer brain and flog the hell out of it!! :lol3
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  15. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Hi there :wink::lol3

    I´m going on a trip on monday, my first big tour since I´ve bought the Adventure....
    I´ll ride with a guy driving a BMW F 650 for about 8 or 9 days and something ~ 3000 km or a bit more ^^

    Just attached my Ortlieb softbags today (they were brand new...)

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    The trip will guide us through the czech republic, almost directly through Prague :eek1 Maybe I should notice that I´ve never been seriously abroad, only getting fuel in poland and so on, so this trip will be a premiere of advriding for me :lol3
    Our destination will be austria, where we´re going to visit some interesting places, e.g. Mattighofen (:eek1:evil:evil) and also the famous Erzberg, where the Red Bull Hare Scramble takes place every year. Of course we´ll take lots of mountain passes, I think highlight will be the "Nockalm"-road (www.nockalmstrasse.at) :eek1:wink:
    The return journey is going to run along the german border, riding on pretty small roads and also a part of the german alley road, which is a beautiful road running from the island Rügen in the northeast of germany down to lake constance :eek1

    You can see our route here:

    http://home.arcor.de/Kasche-Cottbus/route.jpg
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  16. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Viel Spaß in Ösiland, you will definitely enjoy the Nockalmstraße.
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  17. puukko

    puukko Adventurer

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    Hallo Kartman!

    Nice bike, you germans keep your vechiles always in perfect condition. Do you know who sells those carbon plates you have on you tank side?
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  18. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    I´ve bought the carbon plates from a guy out of a german adventure forum.
    He does them by his own, but it´s really good quality :clap
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  19. Carl_Mega

    Carl_Mega Been here awhile

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    I was thinking the same thing..I want those. Handmade and German sounds expensive.

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  20. pookiebear

    pookiebear Soylent Mayhem

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    nice bike. how was the different tires handling on that bike in the sand?
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