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Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,196
Posted By ADVJake
reality check. KTM 950 weighs 230KG wet, it won...

reality check.
KTM 950 weighs 230KG wet, it won the 2002 dakar, with 90% of the parts of the production model.
the f800gs could do much better, it's stock suspension is cost cutting by BMW, no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,740
Views: 394,038
Posted By ADVJake
anyone done long distance pillion work on the TR?...

anyone done long distance pillion work on the TR? How much does the missus complain? :D
Forum: Australia 06-20-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By ADVJake
I think the rule is, you need evidence you've...

I think the rule is, you need evidence you've owned it for longer than 2 years whilst overseas to bring it with you
Forum: Australia 06-14-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By ADVJake
unsupported? how much fuel did you carry. I was...

unsupported? how much fuel did you carry.
I was tempted to do it unsupported on the berg but cant think a way to store the amount of fuel needed.
Forum: Australia 06-05-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,573
Posted By ADVJake
i'd buy one, provided the little bmw mill is...

i'd buy one, provided the little bmw mill is proven to be reliable, and we arent charged 2x the price of the USA or Europe :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
dont feed the trolls, or the thread will just go...

dont feed the trolls, or the thread will just go sideways again..

Actually would like to see more feedback on how the bike goes in rougher terrain. Most of the riding i've seen is rather mild dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
I'm less impetuous with my bike purchases...

I'm less impetuous with my bike purchases nowadays ;)
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
Any idea why the strada is cheaper at the moment?...

Any idea why the strada is cheaper at the moment?
Hmm..
Questions:

Will ABS work if i put 21" / 18" wheels from a Terra on the strada?
Speedo issues?

It makes sense to me to buy a strada,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 152,488
Posted By ADVJake
Hey fellas, Any idea what causes hot start...

Hey fellas,
Any idea what causes hot start problems on the berg? She starts instantly when cold, but warm it pops and i can smell fuel, takes a few tries.
it has an akrapovic full system, not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
FI fears are overblown, if heading into remote...

FI fears are overblown, if heading into remote country, I'd ensure i had multiple filters to the injector, and if the model was known to have issues with the pump, I'd carry a spare, or even a spare...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 152,488
Posted By ADVJake
hmm, in my mind i could put 2 x 7L bladders on...

hmm, in my mind i could put 2 x 7L bladders on the front shrouds, as a tank pannier type thing, and 2x on top of the coyote..
Maybe the bladders are going to be quite big once filled, ill need to do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 152,488
Posted By ADVJake
I wanted to make it work since its my only bike...

I wanted to make it work since its my only bike and i cant justify a second.. unless i can find someone to do a supporter trip. :/
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 152,488
Posted By ADVJake
Going by fuel consumption, a DRZ400 uses 33...

Going by fuel consumption, a DRZ400 uses 33 Liters in this trip. Not sure on actual distance, its mostly sand I would also need 8-10L of water, and camping gear.
Biggest issue is the liquids. I can...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 152,488
Posted By ADVJake
I'm pondering the thought of doing unsupported...

I'm pondering the thought of doing unsupported simpson crossing on the 570.
But i dont want to pay the crazy $$ for safari tanks.
So here comes the thought of a 35L Fuel capacity, with the OEM...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 33,769
Posted By ADVJake
KTM 700 Adventure

Just noticed this posted in thumpers.. It certainly doesn't look like a photoshop, and the front tie in closely to the new 1190 Adventure, making me think it's not an aftermarket build.
...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 86,134
Posted By ADVJake
I read somewhere that the Terra has accounted for...

I read somewhere that the Terra has accounted for roughly 35% of Husky sales at the moment. Thats not bad at all.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5,190
Views: 688,562
Posted By ADVJake
lost rider is to blame for my upcoming berg...

lost rider is to blame for my upcoming berg purchase, picking one up tomorrow.

Anything to look out for? it's an 09 570, its got 6000km, all the bits and pieces to protect the bottom and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
Noticed on the cycleworld article, the valve...

Noticed on the cycleworld article, the valve check interval is 6000 miles, vs a KLR650s 26,000 miles.
They both have the same valve drive design.

What's the reason for this?

re:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,740
Views: 394,038
Posted By ADVJake
Cheers mario, the concern isn't the weight so...

Cheers mario, the concern isn't the weight so much, it's just the suspension. I've owned a few KTM 950s, they weigh up to 250+KG Loaded, but the WP suspension is top notch and it won't get upset at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3,740
Views: 394,038
Posted By ADVJake
Even the girlfriend says buy it so we can go two...

Even the girlfriend says buy it so we can go two up...
Oh there's another question, how's it go two up?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3,740
Views: 394,038
Posted By ADVJake
i'm kind of aggressive off-road. The onroad...

i'm kind of aggressive off-road.
The onroad manners of this bike are perfect. But i can't exactly test ride one off-road.
I think it'd be a perfect 50/50 with just abit more suspension to work with
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3,740
Views: 394,038
Posted By ADVJake
Some questions (stupid, maybe) How much does...

Some questions (stupid, maybe)

How much does it take to find the limits of the stock suspension? Say compared to a DR650, which has much more travel, but also very softly sprung so most of that...
Forum: Australia 03-27-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 86,134
Posted By ADVJake
haha.. just proves a spec sheet doesn't mean...

haha.. just proves a spec sheet doesn't mean squat.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3,740
Views: 394,038
Posted By ADVJake
I believe davo is coming from a DR with corbin,...

I believe davo is coming from a DR with corbin, hard to beat that seat :D

Seat concepts are the best, priced reasonably and much better than stock.
Forum: Australia 03-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 86,134
Posted By ADVJake
Warin, just buy a terra and put on long...

Warin, just buy a terra and put on long suspension yourself.. Safari are already doing the tank. Seat concepts for the seat, and its a matter of time until a single exhaust comes out.
Forum: Australia 03-24-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 86,134
Posted By ADVJake
Test rode one today, now i know what the reviews...

Test rode one today, now i know what the reviews meant by the motor, that thing is a gem. I've ridden pretty much all the big bore duallies, and this motor has them all beat.
I wish i could have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
I didn't see any TR650 in that video.. Wrong...

I didn't see any TR650 in that video.. Wrong thread mate :)
I'm on the look out for one to test ride in Sydney, seems most of the dealers have Stradas
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 631,052
Posted By ADVJake
Im thinking about one of these or a newish...

Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?
Forum: Australia 03-18-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 75,447
Posted By ADVJake
DRZ400 i reckon. With all the aftermarket we have...

DRZ400 i reckon. With all the aftermarket we have to make them comfy, they're light, solid reliable, good economy, they're cheap, and have decent power. Can hold a decent amount of gear. Unlimited...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By ADVJake
With a country this size, the police only have...

With a country this size, the police only have very limited resources to stop / reduce widespread theft. The only way to efficiently use those resources is to educate and promote the community to...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By ADVJake
Got many quotes for the same pickup and...

Got many quotes for the same pickup and destination. Cheapest by a long shot was Bikesonly at about $270.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,850
Posted By ADVJake
I've had both. WR250R didn't have enough power...

I've had both. WR250R didn't have enough power for me. But it's personal preference.
Ive owned 2 DRZ400Es, and i find them the best compromise for power, weight, price, and longevity.
I'd love the...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,498
Posted By ADVJake
Owned a DR650 for an extended period, rode a KTM...

Owned a DR650 for an extended period, rode a KTM 690 for abit, back to back with an XR650R.
Theres not much in it, XRR vs 690.
They both have race heritage.

The DR is in a whole nother league,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,930
Posted By ADVJake
I would have to argue that the KLR is a very...

I would have to argue that the KLR is a very heavy blank slate..
Personally, i'd choose a DR that is truly ready to be modded to any person's riding requirement. The mods are endless.

The KLR i...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By ADVJake
I've always believed we should have a per person...

I've always believed we should have a per person rego/insurance.
Simply no reason to have multiple vehicle compulsory insurance when you as a person can only drive one, at any given time.

So if...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By ADVJake
It's the old frog slowly boiling in the pot...

It's the old frog slowly boiling in the pot analogy...
Where else can we enjoy sand dunes like that close to sydney? I can't think of any without a significant drive.

I'm pissed off too, i...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By ADVJake
The quietest you'll get would be DR650 stock, i...

The quietest you'll get would be DR650 stock, i found that whisper quiet and havent found many others as quiet.
Forum: Australia 01-28-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By ADVJake
Where do i move to get a $250 green slip? The...

Where do i move to get a $250 green slip? The prices for 250s went up drastically when they changed the capacity brackets.
Forum: Australia 01-28-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By ADVJake
Looking at roughly $470 for a green slip, nother...

Looking at roughly $470 for a green slip, nother $200 or so for plates, tax, blue slip
Forum: Australia 01-22-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By ADVJake
i would personally go a TR650 over a xt660r....

i would personally go a TR650 over a xt660r. Sertaos, not sure why there is some hate around for those, probably the build quality has been downgraded since the F650, and the toothpick forks?
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