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Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By roadspirit
only 60 comments so far ? our hopes (if...

only 60 comments so far ?

our hopes (if there were any at the first place) are doomed ... :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By roadspirit
a few hours later and there are already 30...

a few hours later and there are already 30 comments from people asking for lighter bikes !

Com'on people, spread the word.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By roadspirit
tell KTM about thumper adventure versions

I'm talking about a 690 Adventure and/or a 390 Adventure.

It's not a new discussion, the topic is covered in various posts here in ADVrider and in other forums as well.

But, what if we gave KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,601
Posted By roadspirit
my questions to KTM, not specific to the 1190...

my questions to KTM, not specific to the 1190 though :

1. 690 Adventure. Why don't you make one?
2. 390 Adventure. Is it actually going to happen and how much off-road oriented is it going to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,596
Posted By roadspirit
I certainly hope that KTM will come up with...

I certainly hope that KTM will come up with something more off-road oriented than what is visualized in that photoshoped image, which looks just like a touring version of the duke
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 444,382
Posted By roadspirit
The picture is photoshop mock-up. It's a...

The picture is photoshop mock-up. It's a Crostourer in disguise: chassis is the same, engine looks the same with the DCT covers (which contradicts the rumoours of an inline twin engine), the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 257,791
Posted By roadspirit
unfortunately, the FI version of the XT250 is not...

unfortunately, the FI version of the XT250 is not imported in my country :(
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 257,791
Posted By roadspirit
The TR650 is too heavy for the type of riding we...

The TR650 is too heavy for the type of riding we intend to do.
The bike that we will choose must be no more than 140 kgs dry.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 257,791
Posted By roadspirit
I know. As I said, its a challenge. We plan to...

I know. As I said, its a challenge.
We plan to have her sit on a CRF, measure distance of feet to ground and go talk to a suspension expert to see what can be done.

Regarding the carbs vs FI...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 257,791
Posted By roadspirit
This is a very interesting thread, with lots of...

This is a very interesting thread, with lots of nice ideas and options.

I would like to ask, what would you guys and girls suggest to a 5'-nothing rider that wants to do some overland traveling?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 646,602
Posted By roadspirit
Hello, when you receive the bags and you...

Hello,

when you receive the bags and you mount them on, could we please have a picture taken at directly 90 degrees to the bike, i.e. as we would look at it from the side. I'm interested to see...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,025
Posted By roadspirit
oops, I missed that post, that's us! :D ...

oops, I missed that post, that's us! :D

Helen never complained about the seat, but then again she is used to the flat narrow seat of her xr250 AND my seat on the 800 had a custom job, the pillion...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,025
Posted By roadspirit
I own a F800GS, with 77,000 kilometers on the...

I own a F800GS, with 77,000 kilometers on the clock now. I have riden 690 ('14) as a demo bike only, but I know what it can do, and how it feels riding it. I also know about all of its issues having...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,364
Posted By roadspirit
thanks for the info, that 105sx wheel set is...

thanks for the info,

that 105sx wheel set is a very good idea!
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,364
Posted By roadspirit
Hello milzispete, how tall is your Mrs? Is...

Hello milzispete,

how tall is your Mrs? Is that freeride lowered or is it OEM seat height?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-23-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,243
Posted By roadspirit
At the high plateaus of Bolivia, riding the...

At the high plateaus of Bolivia, riding the "lagunas route". The wall reads 5020 meters (approx. 16,470 feet), the gps showed 5029 meters (approx. 16,499 feet)
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7,805
Views: 2,588,763
Posted By roadspirit
At Bahia Ensenada in the Tiera del Fuego national...

At Bahia Ensenada in the Tiera del Fuego national park

https://roadspirit.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ushuaia-6785.jpg

In the Torres del Paine national park (Chile):...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 317,649
Posted By roadspirit
I had a demo ride today. Aprox 15 minutes, twisty...

I had a demo ride today. Aprox 15 minutes, twisty roads and a few fast corners.

I shouldn't have done it. Because now ... I need one... absolutely :rofl

What a bike !!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 134,602
Posted By roadspirit
Nice vid !! If I may ask, why did you choose to...

Nice vid !!
If I may ask, why did you choose to ride in Morocco with your 800gs instead of the katoomer ?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 134,602
Posted By roadspirit
Thank you all ! I have to return to S.America,...

Thank you all !
I have to return to S.America, I miss everything about it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10,249
Views: 1,869,173
Posted By roadspirit
The arrow exhaust looks great. Is it too loud...

The arrow exhaust looks great.
Is it too loud ?
Also, once you put some miles on her, could you please post an update concerning your fuel consumption (better, worse than stock) ?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By roadspirit
according to a greek motorcycle magazine the 1190...

according to a greek motorcycle magazine the 1190 is 48.5% back, 51.5% front (full tank, without rider)
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By roadspirit
+1 for the Estrelita, stayed there in November...

+1 for the Estrelita, stayed there in November 2012. Super cheap, top value for money and the owner is a very kind and friendly man.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-23-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By roadspirit
^ that and http://www.perut.org/english.htm...

^ that

and http://www.perut.org/english.htm

I've used both, none is great, one complements the other
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,805
Views: 2,588,763
Posted By roadspirit
along ruta 27 (Chile) and ruta 52 (Argentina),...

along ruta 27 (Chile) and ruta 52 (Argentina), near paso Jama, 4500 meters altitude

http://roadspirit.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/ruta27_chi-ruta52_arg-2029.jpg?w=700&h=
Forum: Latin America 02-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By roadspirit
South, but you don't have to reach ushuaia if...

South, but you don't have to reach ushuaia if time is not enough. Ushuaia is just a milestone. Nothing spectacular.

First of all, I would try to enjoy the bolivian altiplano as much as possible....
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By roadspirit
MotoAventura certainly has Heidenaus in Santiago....

MotoAventura certainly has Heidenaus in Santiago. They have also workshops in Iquique & Antofagasta so you might be able to source them there as well.
Forum: EMEA 02-14-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By roadspirit
june 19: along the coast is 500 kilometers of...

june 19: along the coast is 500 kilometers of straights boredom, plus 30 euros (aproximate) for tolls. You could choose another route crossing a bit more central parts (i.e. west of the coast), more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By roadspirit
I've run my 800GS with crappy fuel, unknown...

I've run my 800GS with crappy fuel, unknown octane rating and quality, in Peru and Bolivia, for a few fill-ups. That was 20k kilometers ago... I did have the dealer apply the low-octane set-up before...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,190
Posted By roadspirit
a CCM 450GP Adventure with a motor that is bullet...

a CCM 450GP Adventure with a motor that is bullet proof, easy to work on and has longer maintenance intervals ( at least 10k kilometers)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 432,573
Posted By roadspirit
san pedro de atacama, chile ...

san pedro de atacama, chile
http://roadspirit.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/blogrs-1021.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,278
Views: 240,715
Posted By roadspirit
TobyG, exactly that ! We are talking about the...

TobyG, exactly that ! We are talking about the 5000 mile limit.

There are a lot, and I mean A LOT of things that keep a rider occupied in a daily basis during an overland journey. Having to always...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,278
Views: 240,715
Posted By roadspirit
+1 When I first saw the bike I said this is...

+1

When I first saw the bike I said this is the one for what I intend to do: overland travel, months away, crossing continents, not just a few days or a couple of weeks.

But now I see that it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18,983
Views: 2,102,822
Posted By roadspirit
Having followed your adventures in Africa and...

Having followed your adventures in Africa and Asia, John I hoped that some day you would comment on a comparison between the two bikes. So I guess you are happy afterall with the change,moving from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,020
Posted By roadspirit
75,000 kilometers 45,000 of them on long...

75,000 kilometers

45,000 of them on long trips (greece to pyrenes, greece to nordkapp, south america crossing)
the rest commuting and weekend rides



replaced leaking head gasket under...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11,346
Views: 1,291,192
Posted By roadspirit
Hello inmates. In 2012 I used my montana...

Hello inmates.

In 2012 I used my montana extensively during a south America crossing for 5 months and aprx 28.000 kilometers. After the end of the trip and ever since, the unit has been basically...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 131,753
Posted By roadspirit
tzava, perhaps you would like to enter your vote...

tzava, perhaps you would like to enter your vote here as well: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788285
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 257,791
Posted By roadspirit
This is interesting. How much (negatively?) are...

This is interesting. How much (negatively?) are the handling characteristics of the bike affected after having it so lowered?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 134,602
Posted By roadspirit
short video from our 5-month trip across south...

short video from our 5-month trip across south America last year, 2-up on the 800gs

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F4xCiKcckzk" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18,983
Views: 2,102,822
Posted By roadspirit
They added an ABS unit yet they kept the dry...

They added an ABS unit yet they kept the dry weight the same? nice ...
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