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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 499,650
Posted By motophil
Namibia! ...

Namibia!

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20114namibia/img_1930.jpg

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20114namibia/img_2241.jpg

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20114namibia/img_2587.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
I haven't been up the hill, only went a little...

I haven't been up the hill, only went a little bit up the foot of the hill by KTM LC4. My best guess: No way, even if you're a way better rider than me. We're talking huge, alpine mountains here, you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
By vehicle - no way but all around. (Bajram Curri...

By vehicle - no way but all around. (Bajram Curri -> Ferry along the lake -> Shkoder).

- Philip
Forum: Europe 04-12-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,662
Posted By motophil
We call it "Schnee" here :) It's not too bad...

We call it "Schnee" here :)

It's not too bad in the Kaiserslautern Area, actually. You'll have it a week or two in winter, then it goes away, might come back once or twice. Hardly ever more than 8...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7,000
Views: 2,345,754
Posted By motophil
It's not a rock, it's a seal - and so, yes, also...

It's not a rock, it's a seal - and so, yes, also the face of a seal. The seals come on the road here sometimes, they're all over the rocks below. Taken in New Zealand north of Kaikoura.

- Philip
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7,000
Views: 2,345,754
Posted By motophil
This aint no joke!

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20094neuseeland/img_4957.jpg

Besides, since there's one of the nice turn warning signs with a proposed speed in the background: A good thing that the Kiwis use km/h...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Not too much of a story... steep rocky uphill...

Not too much of a story... steep rocky uphill track to Gjerbes, I hit a rock, the front wheel rises, I get thrown off and fall on my back while the bike luckily decides to fall to the left into the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By motophil
Perfectly normal. My 2004 950 uses...

Perfectly normal. My 2004 950 uses 100-200ml/1000km. 2003 models sometimes use up to 400ml/1000km and still run fine.

- Philip
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By motophil
Many in the German LC8 forum do, including...

Many in the German LC8 forum do, including myself. I have no Idea wether they fit on EFI models though.

Fit them by gluing them on with non-acid silicone (used for marble or granite). Don't use...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 163,270
Posted By motophil
So what mileage do you get out of that one? ...

So what mileage do you get out of that one?

- Philip
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By motophil
First, check your spark plug colors - one of the...

First, check your spark plug colors - one of the cylinders should be black because it's running rich. Then you know what carb to look at.

Floater needle gasked would be my first guess - you don't...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By motophil
In the outdated workshop manual it says it's 60...

In the outdated workshop manual it says it's 60 Nm
In the current workshop manual it says it's 100 Nm :deal

- Philip
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By motophil
I heard some folks had luck with heating the bolt...

I heard some folks had luck with heating the bolt up with a soldering iron - above the melting point of the tank, but below the melting point of the fairing. By this the nut is melted into the tank...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,987
Posted By motophil
Nope, but I'm sure my dealer (his father was well...

Nope, but I'm sure my dealer (his father was well known for building side cars, and he still does besides selling KTMs) would be in for the game.
...
Forum: New Zealand 11-30-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By motophil
Oh, I don't mind. I'm a convicted axe thief, and...

Oh, I don't mind. I'm a convicted axe thief, and I'm quick :)

- Philip
Forum: New Zealand 11-27-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By motophil
Talking The far end of the world...

...that's where we're going. Or, coming from, from a Kiwi's point of view :rofl - Germany.

That's us, last year on the balkan:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By motophil
Dunno, but I hear it's been 70 over here in...

Dunno, but I hear it's been 70 over here in Germany. Too little, they nearly sold for list price.

- Philip
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By motophil
A 950 and a 640 are completely different...

A 950 and a 640 are completely different ballgames.

The 950 is a perfect on-road tourer, also for two-up, with lots of power, and with pretty good off-road capabilities for a bike this size.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,019
Posted By motophil
Import from Austria :rofl reifenonline.at...

Import from Austria :rofl

reifenonline.at (http://www.reifenonline.at/) had a good deal and cheap shipping.

- Philip
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,019
Posted By motophil
There doesn't seem to be much experience here on...

There doesn't seem to be much experience here on the 21/18 Trail Attacks, so here's mine:

From the start this tyre has given me on-road confidence like no other tyre on the 9fiddy Adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By motophil
Yeah, my mechanic recommends an...

Yeah, my mechanic recommends an oil-and-filter-change after 500km. I think I'll do that plus one or two drain-filter-refill-and-clean-magnet before that.

- Philip
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By motophil
http://www.rrr.de/~phil/temp/bits.jpg This...

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/temp/bits.jpg

This is the old bearing and the slightly damaged holding plate. He said he cleaned out the oil pumps, but they were clean already. The pieces he got from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By motophil
18500km = 11500mls.

18500km = 11500mls.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By motophil
Details

OK, Details on he damage.

The bearing got rid of its cage, but all balls were still in place. The cage is mainly at the magnet in big bits, the rest got flushed out by my mechanic.

The bearing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By motophil
LC4 main shaft bearing failed. Replaced it. And now?

The main shaft bearing under the clutch on my LC4 failed last weekend - the clutch cage hit the cover from the inside and made me notice. Now my dealer (a decent mechanic with 12 years experience on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Did it again! This time I took the big Katoom and...

Did it again! This time I took the big Katoom and my Grilfriend and went from Venice by ferry to northern Greece, and back home through Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia/Herzegovina.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By motophil
It's not that bad, actually. Yes, it's die-cast,...

It's not that bad, actually. Yes, it's die-cast, but for a die-cast piece it's actually quite solid, as I found when I drilled it, and as the other chap found when he welded it. Of course, an...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By motophil
Origami for beginners (DIY Adventure skidplate reinforcement)

Hi everybody,

due to stories like this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323926) i've decided to give my bash plate a DIY style reinforcement. This is what it looks like:
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
I'd think so. Have fun! But do stay away from the...

I'd think so. Have fun! But do stay away from the coast in August, it's overcrowded by Albanians on holiday...

- Philip
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
OK, an information post to make things complete: ...

OK, an information post to make things complete:

Country:
Albania is pretty small, about the size of Belgium, three million people live here. Two to three weeks are a good time to spend here.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Thanks. Be quick with your trip. There's a...

Thanks.

Be quick with your trip. There's a limited time slot to hit with countries like this - after thery're safe and travel-able but before they're overcrowded and expensive. In ten years it's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-04-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,591,538
Posted By motophil
If you like - I love this one from my Albania...

If you like - I love this one from my Albania ride report.

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20081albanienmontenegro/img_3879.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Next day we take the ferry back to Shkodra. At...

Next day we take the ferry back to Shkodra. At the ferry landing there's decent Albanian chaos - Cars, trucks and collective taxis all over, trying to be first on the ferry, and so it takes ages to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Lake Ohrit is on the border to the Republic of...

Lake Ohrit is on the border to the Republic of Macedonia. This Area is not developed for tourism, the lake shore is still in its natural state most places. There are nearly no roads in Albania in the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20081albanienmonte...

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20081albanienmontenegro/img_3895.jpg

http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20081albanienmontenegro/img_3912.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Our water supplies are gone quickly. A good thing...

Our water supplies are gone quickly. A good thing that I took water disinfection tablets with me, there's enough water around. We beat the bikes uphill, get stuck, fall, help each other across...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Check out my GPS tracks......

Check out my GPS tracks... (http://www.rrr.de/~phil/reisen/r20081albanienmontenegro/tracks.zip) and the (non-routable) maps (http://corsar.avtostop.ru/gps/country_maps/maps/albaniya.zip)...

-...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Yesterday's tour makes us wanting more - so we...

Yesterday's tour makes us wanting more - so we decide to ride up the mountain again, this time coming from south-east. There's no road or track on our maps there, but the maps are unreliable anyway -...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
I take a walk around to take some photos as a man...

I take a walk around to take some photos as a man approaches me - talking Albanian, of course. He takes me to a pub and buys me a drink - thank god the local English teacher is one of his buddies, so...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,470
Posted By motophil
Yes, Albania is an Islamic country, but the...

Yes, Albania is an Islamic country, but the Albanians don't take religion too seriously. It's a typical country recovering, enjoying after a hard time - there are many celebrations, expensive...
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