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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By McBoab
I think you need a ditch avoidance indicator :lol3

I think you need a ditch avoidance indicator :lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
Cant say what the ES sussie farkles are like but...

Cant say what the ES sussie farkles are like but apart from a very limited fiddle when new, mainly to check what it was set to and check the user manual destructions, I've rarely felt a need to...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By McBoab
Actually real leather from Cow hides (or other...

Actually real leather from Cow hides (or other skinned mammals) the States got the cheap plastic shiete
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By McBoab
Euro spec has real leather 😛

Euro spec has real leather 😛
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By McBoab
Nice review , when my 5 year old sidi adventure...

Nice review , when my 5 year old sidi adventure soles wore out I was nearly tempted to try toucans as their replacement. In the end I couldn't locate any local to try and I didn't fancy an Internet...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,611
Posted By McBoab
And I'm hoping its a chain drive :) as it will...

And I'm hoping its a chain drive :) as it will allow for easier gearing changes if desired. My guess is it wont be shaft driven as the MT-07 engine isn't currently so would add to cost and...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
I often wonder if peops really buy a Adventure...

I often wonder if peops really buy a Adventure bike on its ability to be the fastest (adv) bike from a traffic light or on the highway dragstrip. It seems to be missing the other 98% of what these...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,611
Posted By McBoab
FZ /MT07 engines would imo make a nice Tenere as...

FZ /MT07 engines would imo make a nice Tenere as a replacement/update to the XT660Z which isn't particularly light and engine is a bit old in the tooth and underpowered whereas the Fz/MT07 is both...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 199,010
Posted By McBoab
You should try out the full floating brembos...

You should try out the full floating brembos fitted to the odd Ducati over the years, they rattle like tambourines.
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
Have you checked the CO settings in the DIAG...

Have you checked the CO settings in the DIAG mode?
I've found a noticeable difference in throttle transition when set at CO3 compared to 0 that mine was set at as stock. PS CO3 was better less...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 52,464
Posted By McBoab
I was looking at a potential sports bike lid as I...

I was looking at a potential sports bike lid as I think the GT-Air doesn't sit well when used in the Prone position and looked at these (called the NXR here in Blighty if I'm not confused) and was...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-24-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 199,010
Posted By McBoab
I hear KTM have outsourced the Quality Control...

I hear KTM have outsourced the Quality Control department to a low cost supplier
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 52,464
Posted By McBoab
Duct Tape :D

Duct Tape :D
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
Ray Id think about running tests with PCV zero'd...

Ray Id think about running tests with PCV zero'd and optimisers in /out . Whilst it would a shame if the reflash didn't cover the decat exhaust impact it would probably mean they'd have to map some...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
Ray IMO I'd pull the PCV as I can't imagine its...

Ray IMO I'd pull the PCV as I can't imagine its needed anymore after the flash II. The optimisers I'd test ride it with and without to see if its got any low rev part throttle surging (assuming the...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
2hrs is a Mr Scott estimate, the official time is...

2hrs is a Mr Scott estimate, the official time is 0.6Hrs for the work. Mine was the 1st one my local dealer did and they had if done in under an hour and had time for a quick test ride of it,
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
'14 adjustable screen parts list

I've had a browse of the online (UK) Parts catalogue for the '14 adjustable screen and bits shown as part of the adjusting mechanism
The 1st part is the '13 MY main screen stay followed by the '14...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,508
Posted By McBoab
I've had mine since they were released (in the...

I've had mine since they were released (in the UK) and love them as a road boot however the soles have gone bald in 10k miles which is a first for me as I usually end up with worn out uppers as the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 142,735
Posted By McBoab
I've regularly got ACF50 off ebay uk I'd get the...

I've regularly got ACF50 off ebay uk I'd get the larger bottles 0.9l? rather than the aerosol cans , they usually come with a refillable pump up bottle for applying. I'd also warm/heat it before...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,887,974
Posted By McBoab
You'll probably find the wear rate reduces as the...

You'll probably find the wear rate reduces as the tread blocks get shallower. My rear K60 was the same and seemed to almost stop wearing when it was down to about 2mm tread in the centre though it...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super...

I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super light on throttle in T mode and it was avoiding urban snarl. I've also had 30miles to dry/stalled on reserve when I was in the urban snarl in S mode and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,726
Posted By McBoab
I've ran Tourance EXPs , now on Anakee 3s ....

I've ran Tourance EXPs , now on Anakee 3s . Between the two the A3s are better in mud. I have a regular ride across a mud bank up to my garage and the tourances would slew and slip if the mud was...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By McBoab
Not had the panniers but had a Xplorer topbox 1st...

Not had the panniers but had a Xplorer topbox 1st fitted to my old XT660Z then moved to my XT1200Z, longish trip of 600 miles round saw the plastic bottom of the box crack at ever rivet hole and on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By McBoab
I've owned a 450EXC , 640LC4 , 950Adv over the...

I've owned a 450EXC , 640LC4 , 950Adv over the years and I would not recommend an EXC as a road bike except for riding to local trails . My 640 started life as a Duke640LE (1998 my),I press ganged...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,887,974
Posted By McBoab
Everything OGR says and if you ride in the...

Everything OGR says and if you ride in the rain/damp (or even if not) pull the ignition coils and get some rubber grease on the seals. I had to replace one (it seems to be the lhs coil that suffers...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,735
Posted By McBoab
I notice they (rukka) still haven't put a storm...

I notice they (rukka) still haven't put a storm flap on the jackets with these new style zips, which seems a recipe for a leak given the curves and creases a front zip is subjected to whilst seated...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 116,178
Posted By McBoab
I don't see the new '14 S10 as a new version its...

I don't see the new '14 S10 as a new version its more a mid-life refresh.
Yamaha have merely added a few farkles in the new dash, electro sussies and a few engine tweaks, nothing major especially...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,735
Posted By McBoab
I think the Latitude is the older style goretex...

I think the Latitude is the older style goretex liner whereas badlands is the bonded goretex outer shell (pro?). Have you looked at the Klim Overland ? I hear its the goretex pro shell but without...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,363
Posted By McBoab
Try the GT-Air it has a drop down dark visor so...

Try the GT-Air it has a drop down dark visor so doesn't need the full dark face shield?
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
I've found a weakness with the S10 :cry....

I've found a weakness with the S10 :cry. Sparkplug coils seem to suffer from corrosion if you use it in wet dank conditions (ala UK). I was bored during the winter and decided to do an airfilter and...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
In my dreams this is how I roll

Don't think this has been posted here yet .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PM8-LGRfq6c

:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,640,891
Posted By McBoab
The stock screen reminds me of this :lol3 ...

The stock screen reminds me of this :lol3

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/75/Blackadder_3_george.jpg/150px-Blackadder_3_george.jpg
Forum: Australia 01-23-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 208,357
Posted By McBoab
There are two accessory sockets (from memory)...

There are two accessory sockets (from memory) also under the RHS cover at the front edge near the toolkit location. One is permanently live and the other switched. I used the switched one to feed a...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
I've got the Yam Touring screen on mine, I found...

I've got the Yam Touring screen on mine, I found it a huge improvement over the stock one and I'd tried that in all its mounting holes. There is still some light helmet buffeting but its not...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-07-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 199,010
Posted By McBoab
Do the 1190Adv forks have the airbleed screw in...

Do the 1190Adv forks have the airbleed screw in the top fork cap? it was a feature on the 950Adv forks (and probably 990's) to weep if you didn't bleed off the air pressure, a good mod was to fit...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 116,178
Posted By McBoab
My guess is the UK rags will not warm to it as it...

My guess is the UK rags will not warm to it as it hasn't matched or beaten the headline HP figures of the KTM or BMW . Not worth the paper they're printed on IMO.
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 134,044
Posted By McBoab
Doing a comparison on Yamaha UK the 2014 ZE spec...

Doing a comparison on Yamaha UK the 2014 ZE spec is 4Kgs heavier (265kg)than the 2012 spec S10 (261Kgs) probably due to the extra bits like electro sussies and adjustable screen /larger cat.
The new...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 5,003,547
Posted By McBoab
I dumped my S10 (left the disk lock on :muutt )...

I dumped my S10 (left the disk lock on :muutt ) and it is definitely not a hard beast to pick up . it was far easier than my previous XT660Z as the S10 does carry its weight low so its easier to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-18-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,640,891
Posted By McBoab
Laugh Oops My error I forgot to include Vstroms in with...

Oops My error I forgot to include Vstroms in with the GS bimmers :p
and I too have kept up with many a sports bike rider when on lesser machinery often a 50bhp single but it didn't make me a good or...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,948
Posted By McBoab
I think they may be better off with the MT-07...

I think they may be better off with the MT-07 twin in Tenere form than the MT-09 triple. It would be lighter and perhaps give better engine characteristics than a triple would give for dual use, all...
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