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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-14-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,640
Views: 485,564
Posted By grizzlyj
Baglux Easy Trail Tank Bag mount

I have one of these which fits really well. I'm no good at posting pics sorry!

http://www.baglux.co.uk/product/?cat=52&id=3595

Out of the way of you and the filler cap, the only downside...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-04-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 84,193
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I work in construction, and being next...

Hiya

I work in construction, and being next to anything from just a circular saw to a 40ton piling hammer requires hearing protection. I've always found the foam earplugs that are all that ever...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-26-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
I'm only short and find the R screen to be...

I'm only short and find the R screen to be fabulous in giving a buffet free ride.

But add some rain and commuting road spray and the water seems to head straight for my visor. Not cool.

So...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By grizzlyj
That looks cool but surely is in entirely the...

That looks cool but surely is in entirely the wrong place for rider leg cooling?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 82,410
Posted By grizzlyj
Stupid question but does that mean the 1190 Akra...

Stupid question but does that mean the 1190 Akra needs no maintainance?? How often for the rest? Every year (ish)? :ear
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By grizzlyj
From a near to me friendly dealer regarding a new...

From a near to me friendly dealer regarding a new 2013 they have for sale;

"AND UPGRADE TO THE NEW MSC SYSTEM FOR JUST 150! (RRP 335)"
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
I went from boots with a hinged plastic ankle to...

I went from boots with a hinged plastic ankle to leather Altberg bike boots which had more flex, and instantly could put my toe down more easily. :1drink
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-27-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
Rechecked with a voltmeter. Ignition off...

Rechecked with a voltmeter.

Ignition off gives 12.5 at the acc socket with the cheapo plug meter, and 12.5v with the proper meter at the battery terminals.

Ignition on only (no start),...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
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Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
Kind of a voltage question. Having left my...

Kind of a voltage question.

Having left my bike for too long I turned it on yesterday and the dash display said 11.9v. OK needs charging.

I also have a little voltmeter on the end of a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By grizzlyj
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784473...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784473&page=401
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,017
Posted By grizzlyj
I went to the shop to buy a onesie, being 5'6"...

I went to the shop to buy a onesie, being 5'6" and 200+ I thought off the shelf was a no go.

Visiting was very worthwhile, a onesie just didn't sit right, the Darrien jacket was a silly length and...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,441
Posted By grizzlyj
Some hi-vis jackets have black areas to provide...

Some hi-vis jackets have black areas to provide contrast against the sky if the viewer's eye level is lower (as perhaps happens with a driver looking slightly up to a biker) like a Klim Badlands Pro...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,312,514
Posted By grizzlyj
I was there! And will be again if your film gets...

I was there! And will be again if your film gets aired in full sometime soon as they hinted, the taster was my highlight of the evening :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,187
Posted By grizzlyj
And, from what folks here say, more fuel...

And, from what folks here say, more fuel efficient too.

Ignoring the 1200GS market would be ignoring mucho cash. Hopefully a smaller version will come out of that income. :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
Seat heat

My test ride of R and normal some weeks ago now was a hot day for the UK. If I remember correctly the R had no heat shield and was nearly too hot to sit on. Really ouchy. The other had the sticky...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-11-2013, 12:48 PM
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Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
This weeks UK MCN has a review of the 1190 with...

This weeks UK MCN has a review of the 1190 with MCS (as well as the 1290 Super Duke :evil) They reckon you would be daft not to have it, really jolly good :1drink

It quotes Thomas Kuttruf, KTM PR...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-08-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
Daily Telegraph review- ...

Daily Telegraph review-

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorcycle_manufacturers/ktm/10270818/KTM-1190-Adventure-review.html

:)=
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,085
Posted By grizzlyj
Hi folks Yesterday I was lucky enough to...

Hi folks

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have about half an hour each on an R and then the normal version with leccy damping. Tarmac only. Crikey me likey :clap:super:clap

The R didn't have the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Two things that might help someone:- Some...

Two things that might help someone:-

Some folks a while back complained about the seat release being awkward once a top box is on. I have the single BMW seat where the rear seat is a storage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
I went from a gsa to a Sertao and I would be...

I went from a gsa to a Sertao and I would be fairly certain the gsa seat is higher.

I found the Sert switchgear to be more awkward, reaching for the heated grip switch in the dark is an accident...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Looking at Zegas and Metal Mule side by side the...

Looking at Zegas and Metal Mule side by side the Mules appear to be much more strongly built. Despite their links to BMW, Globebusters use Mules too.

I've used Varios on a 1200GS and found the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Why is it in the UK we only get a two year...

Why is it in the UK we only get a two year warranty?!? No fair!

And there are about 4 new bikes for sale at the moment for under 5K on UK Autotrader! Too cheap!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
I wondered about that too. It may be to...

I wondered about that too.

It may be to allow the bike to vibrate all over the place and the light will stay still ;)

So does that actually mean the bike falls off the light?!? :)
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Thanks for the lithium heads up! :) When a...

Thanks for the lithium heads up! :)

When a battery is cold, one "tip" thats supposed to help is put the headlight on. Giving any battery a bit of work to do heats it up, so it should then give you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
No no no! Thats just even more complicated :) ...

No no no! Thats just even more complicated :)

Miles per British gallon is what you should stick too! After all, you're all happy enough with english it would appear ;)
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Would mpg varying have anything to do with where...

Would mpg varying have anything to do with where these different folks are?

50 miles per USA gallon is not the same as 50 miles per UK, and the Sertao mpg figures I always assumed were UK ones?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Hi Have you taken the LHS fairing off to...

Hi

Have you taken the LHS fairing off to look at all? There seems to be some air aimed at the oil tank, and maybe a tank pannier would block the exit of that?

No idea what effect that might...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
I'm not sure you're right about being really...

I'm not sure you're right about being really impressed, since to solve the problem they want you to spend even more with them, and to quote their description of the GPS bracket "The mounting plate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Apologies I should have recogised it ;) I hadn't...

Apologies I should have recogised it ;) I hadn't heard of a Vitesse like that before, I thought they were all Heralds :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
That looks like the plug, but mine is just...

That looks like the plug, but mine is just sitting under the fuel pipes doing nothing as I mentioned.

I don't have the thing with 11T353N on it in your pic, or the two metal mounting tangs to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Apologies if this has been covered before, but ...

Apologies if this has been covered before, but

Under the seat, on the inside edge of the top left frame rail, snugly hiding under the two fuel pipes (flow and return?) just as the fuel tank ends...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
My bike has a sticker on the filler cap saying 91...

My bike has a sticker on the filler cap saying 91 minimum. The "cheap stuff" seems to vary a lot, 95 is the lowest normally available in the UK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

Is it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
TT do a gps bracket that seems to use the...

TT do a gps bracket that seems to use the windscreen bolts to move the actual gps mount to a good position. I've not seen one, more money etc but would seem to work? Part number 01-300-5415-0
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
13.6V? How does it do that?!? Does the charging...

13.6V? How does it do that?!? Does the charging input even get that high? Confused! :eek1:ear

I'd be interested to hear how well that does when it gets cold :)
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
I still am undecided which panniers to go for....

I still am undecided which panniers to go for. :snore

Would anyone with frames measure inside of pannier to inside of pannier please?

Then I can guesstimate what the overall width will be with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
I picked up my bike last night wooohoooo!!...

I picked up my bike last night wooohoooo!! :clap:clap

And I'm sorry, in my 1st post I repeated what the salesman told me, that it had been recalled. Yesterday speaking to the service guy it seemed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
I meant 25 for just the switch :huh ...

I meant 25 for just the switch :huh

http://www.piaa.co.uk/lamps/lampshow.asp?ID=Bikekit
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,046,568
Posted By grizzlyj
Hi folks! Informative thread, but crikey is...

Hi folks!

Informative thread, but crikey is it long!! :eek1

I'm supposed to be picking up my new Sertao today, but got a call yesterday, its been recalled for the hot start thing. Nice BMW took...
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