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Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 529,327
Posted By *g*
Anyone had any experience with the Fantic Koala? ...

Anyone had any experience with the Fantic Koala?

http://images.motofan.it/C/5/6/3/fantic-koala_bf_1626450.jpg

50cc 2 stroke.

Mine is missing a few bits; I'm tempted to see if I can fit a pit...
Forum: Trials 04-26-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,301
Posted By *g*
The 02-06 pamp mentioned does seem like a good...

The 02-06 pamp mentioned does seem like a good choice. I've ridden a couple of them (that a couple of shorter-arsed friends had) a fair bit including my first ever trial (a 'trial for trail bikes')...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By *g*
Day 1

Day 1 - Hook van Holland to the Nurburgring, via Rotterdam and Amsterdam

To Rotterdam
I havenít slept amazingly well Ė every few seconds, a bit like my bike initially the previous day, the wall...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By *g*
Day 0

Day 0 - Preperation, West Reading to Harwich via East Reading

Preparation
The first day of my trip continues from the previous day seamlessly - still running around trying to work out what still...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By *g*
'Mini Grand Tour' - Two weeks - Trails riding and Trip there

Before we start, a couple of warnings:
A) I waffle. A lot. If you don't like that, run now! Go to your safe place and ask someone stronger to close the browser window.
B) The ending is a bit...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,812
Posted By *g*
It's 1/4" 20 - got a few sitting in the garage. ...

It's 1/4" 20 - got a few sitting in the garage.

Interesting idea as it could be fairly 'quick release' too - though need to protect the bar probably.

Oddly enough on the 'head mounted camera'...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,812
Posted By *g*
Sorry...the cable release is just so I can take a...

Sorry...the cable release is just so I can take a picture with my left thumb.
I'm not planning to use it mid-wheelie or anything (well, not until I get a bit more practice anyway :)). Plenty of...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,812
Posted By *g*
I don't want it to film or take pics while on my...

I don't want it to film or take pics while on my bike... I just want it so that I can easily get it in my hand and fire off a few shots and replace when I don't have the inclination to stop....
Forum: EMEA 09-28-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By *g*
That may actually push the timescales a bit for...

That may actually push the timescales a bit for me, thinking about it.

Depends how long I spend eating chocolate in Switzerland and Pasta in Italy :P.

Anyway, I'll give you a text when I know...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,812
Posted By *g*
Cheers for the thoughts... Oddly enough I did...

Cheers for the thoughts... Oddly enough I did have a (cheap) QR tripod head mounted on there before.
Ideally, this time I want to be able to take it off one handed - so maybe squeeze a bit with my...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,812
Posted By *g*
Quick release camera holder?

I'm looking to make a quick-release camera holder for my lx3 stills camera on my KTM690 enduro.
I've got a cable release which I'll have activated with my left thumb.

The idea being I can...
Forum: EMEA 09-27-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By *g*
Thanks for suggestion Castle... this main...

Thanks for suggestion Castle... this main intention of this trip is to do some trails in spain. However, looking at the options, I thought I'd take a more scenic route to get there against taking...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,716
Posted By *g*
I had an idea along these lines ages ago, but I...

I had an idea along these lines ages ago, but I don't quite see the point with the above models. They are hardly lighter than a CR85, so why go to all the effort, when you might as well just buy a...
Forum: EMEA 09-23-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By *g*
Ah, I see. That'd be nice anyway. If you've...

Ah, I see. That'd be nice anyway.
If you've got a route that ends up further south or I can head off from the South that'd be useful, though not essential - I'd prefer not to ride North, then head...
Forum: EMEA 09-22-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By *g*
Thatíd be great if youíve got the time. It would...

Thatíd be great if youíve got the time. It would be the 4th as itíll take me a while to get there on the 3rd.
What are the trails like? I will still have Enduro 3 Sahara tyres on at this point Ė...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By *g*
Cheers - they only look a little less off-road...

Cheers - they only look a little less off-road biased than the Sahara's I've got at the mo. On the Pirelli site, they're listed under Enduro On/Off, rather than 'Enduro Street' (though also in the...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By *g*
Do you know if that's 99euros for a whole day? I...

Do you know if that's 99euros for a whole day? I wouldn't mind having a play in a car there, but the 'ring was only supposed to be a quick stop-over, rather than a major feature of the trip, so...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By *g*
I reckon some pelican cases would be pretty good...

I reckon some pelican cases would be pretty good for my needs, but don't have the cash or time to get them to fit etc.

I'm sure I could go around the world on a Goldwing... but wouldn't have quite...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By *g*
Pretty much all the tyres in the above test,...

Pretty much all the tyres in the above test, after some invesgtigation, despite being sold as 'enduro' on manufacturer websites dont actually come in 18" varieties. Seems they are aimed at the GS...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By *g*
Hard or Soft panniers on 690enduro for off-road... Your opinion?

Looking to do 2000-3000 miles around Europe including a decent amount of off-roading in Spain. Iím no where near a dakar rider or whatever, but Iíve got some confidence and have done a few Hare...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By *g*
Cheers, I'm always a little suspicious of...

Cheers, I'm always a little suspicious of magazine tyre tests - and of the 'cheaper' brands too, for that matter, based on experience of ending on my arse a few times where I believe better tyres...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By *g*
Best tyres for 690 Enduro at Nurburgring

I'm doing a couple of weeks around europe on my 690E, including a load of off-roading in Spain. I'm planning to stop off at the Nurburgring for a few quick laps (nothing /that/ serious, though.) ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By *g*
My apologies, just had a quick look while doing...

My apologies, just had a quick look while doing some other stuff. They are both 95mm, however I believe the sliding pins are slightly different between the two. Over a year since I looked at it, so...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By *g*
While a cable would secure my suit and helmet, it...

While a cable would secure my suit and helmet, it wouldn't do so well with the boots.
Hoping to get some Tech 10s; buying second hand, but still an expensive boot. Also like the idea of chucking...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By *g*
Pacsafe Stuffsafe 80 alternatives?

Iím going to be using my (lime yellow) Aerostich on my KTM 690 for a couple of weeks around europe, along with motocross boots.
While I donít mind walking around in it a bit, prefer to leave it with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By *g*
This is the two bolts that secure the bracket to...

This is the two bolts that secure the bracket to the mount on the bottom of the forks.

I didn't measure specifically - it was a case of trying to use the bracket from the EXC (note that these are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-16-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,140
Posted By *g*
Any recommendations for a GPS to use off-road in...

Any recommendations for a GPS to use off-road in Spain?
Done a fair bit of research and not got myself much further so far.
Iím being quite tempted to get a Zumo 660 for getting there, but not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By *g*
My caliper brackets from my EXC/Husaberg DO NOT...

My caliper brackets from my EXC/Husaberg DO NOT have the same bolt spacing as my 690enduro.
I'm slightly doubting myself now, but I'm pretty sure I looked into it quite thoroughly before.
The parts...
Forum: Europe 09-11-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By *g*
The ATC generally has very wobbly footage, I...

The ATC generally has very wobbly footage, I don't like.
Although the footage isn't perfect, I like the Archos + Bullet camera combination. Record to a big SD card. I'm hoping to get mine...
Forum: EMEA 09-10-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By *g*
First two weeks October: UK,Holland,Germany,Switzerland,Italy,France,Spain

Going on the 2nd October (Night ferry to Holland from Harwich) returning on the 18th on a ferry from France.

I will be on a farkled-up KTM690.
Plan is first day get to Nurburgring, do a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,250
Posted By *g*
My 04 200 EXC (and the 02 Husaberg I used to...

My 04 200 EXC (and the 02 Husaberg I used to have) has a slightly different distance between the mounting points for the brake bracket.
Annoying because it means I have to swap the disc when...
Forum: Europe 11-20-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By *g*
I don't really have a problem with the DRZ for...

I don't really have a problem with the DRZ for trail riding (sure the suspension isn't the best, but nor am I WEC rider); it's the road bits inbetween it's not so happy on in my experience.
Oh and...
Forum: Europe 11-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,794
Posted By *g*
Oops, didn't see the link, my bad. Cheers.

Oops, didn't see the link, my bad.

Cheers.
Forum: Europe 11-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,794
Posted By *g*
Any chance of forwarding on the details of the...

Any chance of forwarding on the details of the people offering the course?
I could probably gather enough people to make a course worthwhile at some point and it's not /too/ far for me (In Reading).
Forum: Europe 11-19-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By *g*
Erm, just read the rest of the thread (and the...

Erm, just read the rest of the thread (and the link) after typing all this, making it a bit redundant, but I'll post it here anyway....
Would definitely be interested; however the likely hood is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 1,189,274
Posted By *g*
Plenty of threads on here discussing what is a...

Plenty of threads on here discussing what is a 'good' run-in.
One suggestion, detailed on the motoman website is that modern engines have good enough tolerances that most of the gubbins doesn't need...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 48,665
Posted By *g*
John o' Groats, quite late. ...

John o' Groats, quite late.
http://gees.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p787367947-5.jpg
Not a great pic, but I like it still.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 35,779
Posted By *g*
The SMC would still have the bigger brake caliper...

The SMC would still have the bigger brake caliper and the front wheel mounted in a different position.

I've got a 690 enduro and to be honest I'd have gone for a cheaper second hand TE610 given...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By *g*
Those look like the ones I got from a KTM shop...

Those look like the ones I got from a KTM shop which I think are standard KTM issue (no KTM logo, though, like the 13mm spanner/bottle opener in the tool kit :P).
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,473
Posted By *g*
I made this for my push bike, but suspect similar...

I made this for my push bike, but suspect similar could be done for a motorbike (infact stick some bigger wheels on and it'd probably be not far off tough enough as it is)...
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