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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
KTM Pannier Rails

Yes, the latest (twin-rail) KTM pannier racks are stainless and are just a black powder-coated version of the Touratech item.

The old single rail KTM item was steel but is discontinued I...
Forum: Europe 05-14-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,502
Posted By RickA
A Great trip - we were all expecting the worst of...

A Great trip - we were all expecting the worst of the weather but it turned out to be fab with only half a day of rain and warm for the rest of the trip.

Can't post any pictures because some...
Forum: Europe 05-09-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,500
Posted By RickA
Ready for the road...

Timpo and Matt ready for the drive down...........

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/Minion_zpse94f48f1.jpg

:D


Rick
Forum: Europe 04-22-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By RickA
Theiving Gits....

Phil,

Details of my Husaberg sent to you via PM.

Seamus, Daithi, Matt and Pete - Get the bike details to Phill asap!!

Cheers for your help Possu & Phil.

Rick
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
690 'Superlight'

Hi guys,

The twin exhausts give the 690 engine a torque advantage.

Been tested on the dyno and apart from looking cool they actually do work!

Also if you crash and crimp an exhaust...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,500
Posted By RickA
Insurance

Hi all,

After 40 minutes of listening to a muppet from Carole Nash insurance they said it would cost me an EXTRA 231 to swop my 690 from Aviva (no Green Cards) to AGEAS.

WTF!!!

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
Another of Lyndon's Builds....

This is my 690 Rally that Lyndon Poskitt helped me build.

We have dubbed it the "690 Superlight" as it has the factory Rally Light front kit and the 450 Rally rear tank. Nice and slim.

Also...
Forum: Europe 02-19-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By RickA
5.70 Update

Daithi,

Sorry, can't answer that.

I held back from installing 5.6 after Matt's first post so didn't fall into that trap....:evil

Cheers, Rick
Forum: Europe 02-19-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By RickA
Montana 5.70

Matt,

I installed update 5.70 and all's well!

They seem to have fixed the faults created in the previous update.......


Cheers, Rick.
Forum: Europe 01-31-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,500
Posted By RickA
Insurance

Ferret,

Not as easy as it sounds as the 'std' cover with CN tends to be with Aviva who do not do Green Card cover for Albania & Bosnia......

You would jump through all the hoops to end up...
Forum: Europe 01-15-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,500
Posted By RickA
Insurance

Hi all,

I'm insured with Aviva, been with them for years and had green-card extensions for various countries, no problems.

Rang them today ( Aviva ) and asked about cover for Bosnia and Albania...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
690 Rally Parts

AccelRus,

All the RR bashplate parts are available here in Europe, 5-day lead time from KTM.....

Use a decent dealer! :D

Cheers, Rick
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,964
Posted By RickA
Desert

Bill,

I'm talking about the tyre construction, not the weight/speed of the bikes.

Michelin developed the new 'Race' tyre for the 450's and claim a lighter construction, specifically for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,964
Posted By RickA
Desert Tyre

Hi all,

For the 690, try to get hold of the original Desert - not the new 'Desert Race'.
The 'Race' is designed for the new 450 Dakar class and is a lighter weight construction whereas the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
Pics of the 690 RR Parts Book: ...

Pics of the 690 RR Parts Book:

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/basplate_zps78b56497.jpg

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/EngineHanger_zpsdcfecc1e.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
Bashplate

PDiddy,

Yes, I believe the engine supports will fit ( other frame components like the footrest hangers do fit ).

My RR is away being modified (smaller 690 Enduro rear tank) so I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
Bash-Plate Failure

Noah,

Just a thought regarding your bashplate...

You are carrying a lot of weight on the bashplate and giving the thing a bit of a hard ride.
The front engine supports need to be replaced -...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,381
Posted By RickA
Jojo Rallye 2013

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/1383812_10151644638746701_355123908_n1_zps6357e5d8.jpg

Great fun at the Jojo Rallye in France this September.
A good crop of airheads! :clap...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By RickA
Map Switch

Thanks fit the reminder if my blown fork Steve!

( has anyone else had the damping adjusters pop out of the fork tops on their 4-chamber WP forks?? Happened to both my Husaberg forks - amazing what...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By RickA
Map switch

Steve,

http://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk/?i=625730

KTM part no. 76039974000

Not quite the same as the Trailtech part but as LeoVince have discontinued their switch I believe this is...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 633,040
Posted By RickA
Rallye des Jojos

Stagehand,

Yep, that's the one!

http://www.rallyeraidjojodelhistoire.com/

Its a 'historic' Rallye to encourage the owners of pre-'95 Dakar metal to get out and give it a go. Cars as well...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 633,040
Posted By RickA
My new build..

Just finished this for a Rallye in France later this month...

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/Build-23_zps4aad5929.jpg

Set off for the race this Thursday, in the latter...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Dyno

Getting ready for another run on the dyno tomorrow now that I have a bag of jets and a road tyre fitted to the back.

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/Build-22_zpsbeefb968.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Missing Photo's

Told you all at the start I was crap at this photo posting stuff...:D

Should be fixed now!

Let me know if anyone wants more pics or more detail on the build.

Cheers, Rick.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Airhead Rally Project

One of the requirements of the Rallye was the roadbook so I made the decision early on to incorporate the RB and ICO trip into the bike.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Rally Project

Rally Project Build:


With the heads back from Moorespeed it was time to finish the engine build. A new ND starter was fitted, the heads torqued-down and the valve-gear set-up.

The...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Rally Project

Airhead Rally Project:


The postman now started delivering parcels of goodies:

Siebenrock sent me a complete Big-Bore kit with new barrels, lovely lightweight rods and those skinny pistons!...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Rally Project

Ok, now I seem to have the photo posting sorted, I will post the build report in full. Hope not to offend with duplication!

Here goes:

After posting a few pics of the bike on the UKGSer...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Rally Project

Learning the photo posting rules now!

Here's a bit of Airhead porn for those of that persuasion....
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac234/RickAttwater/Build-5_zpse58c368d.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Tank

gsd4me,

Plan is to stick with the std tank at the moment - don't envisage any long-distance overland trips as yet.

I like the lines of the bike with this standard GS tank.

Cheers, Rick.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Project Photo's

Hi Padmei,

Sorry, didn't know the pics were not visible to all.

I wrote the thread on the UK site because I didn't know how to post pics on this ADV site! :D

If anyone can help me...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By RickA
Airhead Rally Project

Hi all,

I have just finished a build project and posted a report on the UKGSer site:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349826

Have a look if you are interested in dirtbike...
Forum: Europe 09-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,139
Posted By RickA
Haf

Timpo,

Put me down for a place please!

KTM 690

Ta V. much,

Rick
Forum: Europe 05-10-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,939
Posted By RickA
Another Great Report!

Well done Matt,

Captured the ride a treat!

Can't wait until the next one!

Er, that will be tomorrow then................ :D

Cheers, Rick.
Forum: Europe 05-07-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,939
Posted By RickA
3 Stooges..

Great memories Matt,

as it was only 2 weeks ago I can still remember most of it! :1drink

Get the feckin' Orange Strap!

Carry on!

Cheers, Rick.
Forum: Europe 01-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,066
Posted By RickA
SW France ride

Hi There!

Yes please, would love to come over for a ride, please put my name down.

I'm sure Pete ( Rondini ) would like to come over too so please put us down for two if ok with you. Will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,756
Posted By RickA
Case Protection

I use this Adventure-Spec kit:

http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/bashplate-protection-crashbars-guard-it-technology-side-case-ktm-690-e-r.html

Works well for me and much cheaper than the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
Gearing Ratios

Hi all,

Stock gearing of 15-45 gives you a 1:3.00 ratio, 14-45 gives you 1:3.21 and 14:48 gives you 1:3.43 - a lot lower ratio.

Do you need to go down that far? You are also adding 3 links...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
As Seth said, Just loosen the coolent...

As Seth said,

Just loosen the coolent bottle to give the required 'wriggle room'

Cheers, Rick.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17,292
Views: 1,806,751
Posted By RickA
Hi Guys, The plastic plate is to attach...

Hi Guys,

The plastic plate is to attach your licence plate to the bike, the 'gasket' is to mount the rear reflector to the bottom of the plastic plate below the licence plate.

hope thiat...
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