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Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,072
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Adventure/dirt bikes wasted in UK/Europe?

I'm not sure what I really hope to achieve with this post except to gripe, however maybe someone chimes in with some revolutionary piece of information I wasn't aware of, so here goes.

My question...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 764,094
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Spotted in the jungle

The concrete Jungle that is...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zv4S9_RxFmg/UR_Y8DWwzmI/AAAAAAAAAEI/H1Gdtnwfq_w/s800/150946.jpg

I must say, seeing the bike up in person it really seemed like...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-07-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,617
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Is it wrong to want two?

So,

I've had my 990 since January. Only 14k so far, probably my slowest year to date actually, maybe I'm slowing down. Anyway, I went to see the new 1190 Adventure, looks nice, but there is no way...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Current concerns as listed in other threads...

Current concerns as listed in other threads aside, I saw it in the flesh on Sunday at the NEC in Birmingham and I must say it looks a lot nicer in real life. The bike also looks very well made,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,350
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Wurth Dry Chain Lube is the best I've come across...

Wurth Dry Chain Lube is the best I've come across so far.

http://www.wurth.co.uk/technical-chemicals1/lubricants-and-rust-removers/lubricants-chemical/high-perf-dry-chain-lube-500ml
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,121,533
Posted By ktm.marmalade
A good wash doesn't work?

A good wash doesn't work?
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,738
Posted By ktm.marmalade
I'd agree. Coming of sport bikes running a lot of...

I'd agree. Coming of sport bikes running a lot of rubber I thought these "knobblies" (at least compared to sports tyres) would offer limited grip. Not so, I've been well impressed.

Also. read your...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18,690
Views: 7,460,816
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Looks sweet! Expensive in SA? Go get some dirt on...

Looks sweet! Expensive in SA? Go get some dirt on it, you guys have enough of it. Hard to come by here in England.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 239,483
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Hi, good footage and thanks for sharing. I take...

Hi, good footage and thanks for sharing. I take it you've got the bike back together with the new motor? Did you enjoy it? Is looks brutal to me. How sore were your wrists and back after that?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By ktm.marmalade
On SAS removal

I wonder if it makes low speed, small throttle adjustments smoother?

I've had my KTM for 3 months now. Use it for everything. It's awesome doing what's it's supposed, to, carving up mud and...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 239,483
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Got to love a little bit of Seether whilst...

Got to love a little bit of Seether whilst farkling. Nice farkling arena too!
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Welcome!

Welcome to the jungle, err, I mean club!

As a recent convert myself I'm finding that the Adventure requires more aggressive riding style, than you would think is necessary, to get in sync with...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,666
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Excellent. Thanks for sharing!

Excellent. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,666
Posted By ktm.marmalade
GPS wire routing

Hi,

I'm curious to know ow you routed your GPS wiring. I've been thinking about getting the same Touratech mount for my 660 but the wiring has put me off. I don't see of you can drill a hole wide...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,212
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Daily London commute

Commute daily 7 miles each way into the west end of London along the A40. So far I'm loving the visibility, both my own visibility in being able to see everything, and other road users seeing me...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,121,533
Posted By ktm.marmalade
They are fun aren't they?

They are fun aren't they?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,121,533
Posted By ktm.marmalade
BDCW Sidestand installation

From standard:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6uNMeEB1o1U/TzgMiq3gBeI/AAAAAAAAAAg/6s3dh9ds7pc/w812-h609-k/IMG_20120212_130842.jpg

To Black Dog Cycle Works sidestand:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,121,533
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Are you planning to service it yourself? Does...

Are you planning to service it yourself? Does that affect the warranty? Reason I ask is have the almost identical setup in Orange (2009, new, grips, gps). I was considering doing the first service...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,556
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Yeah, saw the images. Early days yet but from...

Yeah, saw the images. Early days yet but from side it kinda looks like an old Yamaha diversion... not so pretty. Current 990 Adventure looks more the part. Or maybe that's just because I just bought...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18,690
Views: 7,460,816
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Thanks, looks like it's a fun family so far ...

Thanks, looks like it's a fun family so far ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18,690
Views: 7,460,816
Posted By ktm.marmalade
London, U.K. So finding some roads off the beaten...

London, U.K. So finding some roads off the beaten track requires some effort :-)
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18,690
Views: 7,460,816
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Time to make myself known

Howdy,

So I've spent the last 6 months or so on this site, and over the last 3 months exclusively on the Orange Crush section :-) I'm not sure exactly what attracted me towards the KTM over the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18,690
Views: 7,460,816
Posted By ktm.marmalade
Looked a bit more stock back then :-) Well at...

Looked a bit more stock back then :-) Well at least compared to recent photos posted.
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