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Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Storm
Question GPS Power from a KTM 200 EXC?

Hi Guys,

Not sure if this is in the right section - mods, please move it if you wish.

I've recently picked up a mint 2002 KTM 200 EXC 2-Stroke. The bike doesn't have a speedo, and I want to use...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Battery recall...

Hi Guys,

Got my bike back from the dealer this morning, as it went in yesterday for the 12,000 mile service. Valves were bang on spec, and I got a nice surprise...

They replaced my battery as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Looking good TF4UU! The BMW graphics are...

Looking good TF4UU!

The BMW graphics are not listed on their website - do I just email them? What about customised ones?

Thanks,

Storm
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Hey Colebatch, Got a link for the seat? Off...

Hey Colebatch,

Got a link for the seat? Off the shelf or custom?

Thanks,

Storm
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Mirrors...

Hi Guys,

I know a lot of you have removed your standard mirrors - do any of you have one you would be prepared to part with for less than BMW want?

Shoot me a PM if you can help me!

Thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Little bit of air...

Took the Beemer out for a couple of hours with some friends tonight, and found a nice photo opportunity:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x108/RB-Racing/IMG_4127.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Questions, Questions, Questions...

Wow - that's a lot of questions!

OK, I'll try and answer in turn...

Bora20 - The big, clear screen is a generic cuiser-style screen I grabbed from eBay. It's made by Airblade, but is basically...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
New screen...

...courtesy of inmate The Jester.

I sanded, primed and painted it matt black, then hit it with a couple of layers of clearcoat. I think it looks awesome!

Now I have the small flyscreen for town...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Little video from today's ride...

I took all the adventure gear off and went for a ride with some friends today. If you look closely at the beginning of the clip, you can see me catch a little bit of air!

Miles of smiles and no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Hey Tim. I fitted the SW Motech centre stand...

Hey Tim.

I fitted the SW Motech centre stand to my bike. It's pretty good, but not all that stable due to how it mounts. I never leave the bike alone on the centre stand, but it's really useful...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By Storm
Hey JB - this is the Touratech option on my bike:...

Hey JB - this is the Touratech option on my bike:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x108/RB-Racing/DSC00495.jpg

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x108/RB-Racing/DSC00494.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Thanks Max - I'll take another look at the...

Thanks Max - I'll take another look at the adjuster to make sure it points in. I might just get myself another cable, and give that a try to eliminate it from the issues.

Storm
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Question Hi Guys, I'm having a few issues with my...

Hi Guys,

I'm having a few issues with my clutch cable. My original one snapped last week, and I replaced it with another genuine BMW one.

I've lubed the cable fully, and checked the cable run...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,747
Posted By Storm
Little bit shy of 10k miles on mine, in 5...

Little bit shy of 10k miles on mine, in 5 different countries. I've had it for 10 months.

I'm just about onto my 4th set of tyres, and my chain/sprockets and clutch cable are pretty screwed - I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By Storm
Off-the-road.de sell a couple of different 2-1...

Off-the-road.de sell a couple of different 2-1 options. Also Metal Mule.

Hope that helps.

Storm
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
I rode a lot of dirt roads whilst I was there - I...

I rode a lot of dirt roads whilst I was there - I used a Vibraction road book, and I can highly recommend it!

www.vibraction.org

Have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Awesome, thanks Max. Please keep us all posted on...

Awesome, thanks Max. Please keep us all posted on the Hyperpro developments.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Thats good work Max. Couple of questions - what...

Thats good work Max. Couple of questions - what front suspension settings do you run now? I'm close to 'OK' with mine, but your riding seems to be similar to mine, so a comparison is interesting....
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Hi Stuart, I'm sure I would still have...

Hi Stuart,

I'm sure I would still have enjoyed the trip as much. The only things that would have changed is that I WOULD have dropped the bike a couple of times (I saved the BMW twice, couldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,832
Posted By Storm
I think personally, I'd go with the used engine....

I think personally, I'd go with the used engine. A rebuild on that engine would not give you anything that the used engine wouldn't. The fact that I wouldn't be involving BMW wouldn't concern me.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Pleased to hear it! I guess that's why we all...

Pleased to hear it! I guess that's why we all love the ADV community - a source of great inspiration and information! Hope you enjoy the Beemer, I know I love mine!

All the best,

Storm
:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18,675
Views: 7,453,488
Posted By Storm
Nope, I'm with you buddy... Cute muddy girls...

Nope, I'm with you buddy... Cute muddy girls rock...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Storm
On the demo bike I tried, the shock was set to...

On the demo bike I tried, the shock was set to 'Soft' and it rode really well. When I picked up my bike I rode it home and hated the setup - way too stiff... The shock was set to 'Hard'. Switched...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5,684
Views: 1,135,468
Posted By Storm
Hey Jackhole - nice lights! What sort of draw do...

Hey Jackhole - nice lights! What sort of draw do they take? You worries about the altenator output?
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Hi ONYERBIKE, I had the seat redone by a...

Hi ONYERBIKE,

I had the seat redone by a local seat specialist called Viking Vinyls - he's done work for me before on other bikes and did a pretty good job on the XC. Had is made 2 inches wider,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Well, he was always my secret weapon! Tell you...

Well, he was always my secret weapon! Tell you what, I'll get you one - maybe it'll improve your bike related luck!
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Thanks GB. I may be wrong, but I think the one...

Thanks GB. I may be wrong, but I think the one that broke had a fuel can mounted way back, and not on a rack? The H&B frames provide a fair bit of bracing, and the fuel cell is mounted to the rack as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Route Map

This was roughly the route I did in 8 days:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x108/RB-Racing/Pyrenees%202008/PyreneesRoute.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Hey Tim, I had the same argument with myself...

Hey Tim,

I had the same argument with myself about the Xchallenge or a kitted out, used Dakar. I think I made the right choice, although there are times when I wish for the extra comfort!
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Hey GilFavor, I'd have been lost without the...

Hey GilFavor,

I'd have been lost without the screen. With the screen, on the stock Sahara tyres, I could sit at 85mph on the motorway with no headshake and with no earplugs and my visor open. It...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Nope, she was good as gold for the whole trip. My...

Nope, she was good as gold for the whole trip. My chain and sprockets are shot now, as is my clutch cable, but that's par for the course at 6500 miles.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,729
Posted By Storm
Guys, just finished my ride report from 1850...

Guys, just finished my ride report from 1850 miles in the Pyrenees - I know some of you were interested in how the setup worked:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385382
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Day 8 - 224 miles and home!

Easy ride today, due mainly to the break for the ferry crossing.

My plan was to make it to Cherbourg early enough to change onto the earlier crossing. I needed to get there by about 12pm (I was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Why thank you GB!

Why thank you GB!
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Day 7 - 343(!) miles

Bit of a bonkers day - it felt like I'd been on the bike forever (no photos, as it was almost all motorway), and felt odd when I got off at the end of the day. I just kept saying to myself "A KM...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Day 6 - 259 (miserable) miles

From the highs of yesterday's Cols, today I began the inevitable motorway slog back North. Dull roads and the fact that it was pissing with rain all day meant I was bored and fed up by the end of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Day 5 - 143 miles, 55 miles off-road.

I immediatly headed East out of Estaing and headed for the big one; the Col Du Tourmalet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_du_Tourmalet

It is, what can only be described as, a big ass hill.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Hi Jeff, The Xchallenge is great. I've done...

Hi Jeff,

The Xchallenge is great. I've done 6500 miles on it since April and it hasn't missed a beat. With the aux tank, I can get 160+ miles before reserve. I also carried 2 x 650ml MSR fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Day 4 - 206 miles

Packed up the bike and headed East into Andorra. What a stunning little country. Amazing scenery.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x108/RB-Racing/Pyrenees%202008/dsc00771_w600_h450.jpg

Had my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,677
Posted By Storm
Day 3 - 184 Miles

I left Lourdes at 9am after a cuppa with Steve. Weather just about held off until I got the the Pyrenees proper. I crossed back into Spain at Bagneres-de-Luchon, via my first bit of dirt road of the...
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