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Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 70,385
Posted By Vicks
excuse the OT

Lukas, how come you aren't doing a RR ? I haven't been on FB for a while and would love to follow / see more pics from your ride.

cheers
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,852
Posted By Vicks
I left for work at 08:40AM and had the same...

I left for work at 08:40AM and had the same thoughts.. last stage cancelled probably because of the sand storm rather than fog.

If you search youtube "Qassim sand storm" you will find some unreal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7,374
Views: 1,209,566
Posted By Vicks
Probably an easier method is to start the engine,...

Probably an easier method is to start the engine, let it idle and switch on the headlight. If the light flickers at idle and steadies up with revs, it's running the stock stator with AC lighting. If...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Vicks
hi all, thanks for the inputs and advise...

hi all,

thanks for the inputs and advise but, i'm having to cancel this ride in favour of something bigger (hopefully) at a later date.

once again, thank you for the inputs.

cheers
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Vicks
:lol3 thanks for the replies and for the hotel...

:lol3 thanks for the replies and for the hotel info.
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Vicks
Questions : 4 weeks in Greece-Bulgaria-Romania

I posted this in the regionals but seeing that not one reply was made, i'm giving it a try here in trip planning hoping for better luck.......

Hi all,

I'm planning a 2-up ride in Greece,...
Forum: Europe 03-23-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Vicks
Pls help me plan four weeks ride - Greece, Bulgaria & possibly Romania

Hi all,

I'm planning a 2-up ride in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania over 4 weeks period, beginning Aug. The plan is to ship/fly self+the bike ('12 KTM 990Adv) from Abudhabi to Athens, ride to...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,306
Posted By Vicks
Hi Georgios, Looks like the filter kits are...

Hi Georgios,

Looks like the filter kits are selling like hot cakes !! I wish you more success.

Since i bought a 990Adv once again, I need a set of the filters. I've PM'd you regarding the...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,103
Posted By Vicks
Lee & Ian, I live 10mins from Yas and would...

Lee & Ian,

I live 10mins from Yas and would be glad to help you guys (or any others) out. There are places in Musaffah, (20mins from Yas) to get stuff, you just need to know where to go. Just PM...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,103
Posted By Vicks
All looking good mate. Don't sweat it. ...

All looking good mate. Don't sweat it.





let the desert heat do the work for you :lol3:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,251
Posted By Vicks
Either take the engine out, separate the cases...

Either take the engine out, separate the cases and weld from the inside after thoroughly cleaning it of all grease/oil (which might just be impossible to do inside the crack) OR new cases....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Vicks
The repair manual is very useful if you're one of...

The repair manual is very useful if you're one of those guys who works on their bikes by yourself. Highly recommend buying one.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By Vicks
came here expecting to see a 950Rallye or atleast...

came here expecting to see a 950Rallye or atleast a 100% replica :rofl :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
one last set of pictures

and so i reached our favourite camp spot in the middle of a wadi and this time around , the nearby small pool had some clear, fresh water in it !!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,299
Posted By Vicks
Don't worry, he'll be miserable for the next...

Don't worry, he'll be miserable for the next month and then feel worse whene he hears/sees an LC8 ride past. He'll slowly start looking at online classifieds and then be back soon with a later model...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
From the wadi i hit some local roads and finally...

From the wadi i hit some local roads and finally reached the highway to Rustaq but,was stuck on the opposite lane. The next interchange was far away so i started looking for options and found this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
So, after a few more kms of tramac, i hit more...

So, after a few more kms of tramac, i hit more tracks, some running along the highway and some along farms.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
Yup, did the complete loop from wadi sahtan to...

Yup, did the complete loop from wadi sahtan to the jebel shams to al-hamra and back via ibri. Was a fun ride but i was sore at the end. Quite a lot of riding to stuff into just two days.





...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-13-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 32,771
Posted By Vicks
here's a few pics from my ride. The ride report,...

here's a few pics from my ride. The ride report, if you want to see more, is here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26148153#post26148153)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
The wide open desert track led to a series of...

The wide open desert track led to a series of stone+sand filled rolling dunes. At first i tried to stick to the tracks but then those were 4WD routes which were filled with soft sand in the tracks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
Thx. I'm running the "Sakwy" 30L soft bags from...

Thx. I'm running the "Sakwy" 30L soft bags from 21brothers who makes these bags and a few more accessories for the KTMs in Poland.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19,536
Views: 8,201,053
Posted By Vicks
rode mine to the nearby mountains. ride report...

rode mine to the nearby mountains. ride report started here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26148153#post26148153)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Vicks
Quick ride to the mountains on my 990Adv

Been wanting to take the newly bought '12 990Adv for a dual sport ride and finally could do it the past weekend.

The plan was to cross into Oman at the Al ain border and then head towards Jebel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Vicks
They are steel, not stainless. Arc welding is...

They are steel, not stainless. Arc welding is good enough.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483450
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 32,771
Posted By Vicks
Hi Saif, yes this is an all bike route (the...

Hi Saif, yes this is an all bike route (the reason i posted earlier that i was gonna ride the 990Adventure for this ride) but i'm sure you can haul the 500 into Oman, drop the trailer and car off...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 32,771
Posted By Vicks
Great ! Rough plan is : Friday...

Great !

Rough plan is :

Friday 6th Feb
- Cross into Oman (from Abudhabi and Dubai, depending on where you're driving from) at the Mezyad border around around 8:00AM.
- Turn left...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-31-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 32,771
Posted By Vicks
anybody up for a weekend dual sport ride in Oman...

anybody up for a weekend dual sport ride in Oman (Nizwa/Ibri area, mostly wadis off-road gravel tracks) ? I'm planning to take the 990Adv.

cheers
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 23,062
Posted By Vicks
Great job Brothers !! Proud of you two...

Great job Brothers !! Proud of you two :freaky:freaky :clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Vicks
thanks guys :freaky :freaky The rear is a...

thanks guys :freaky :freaky

The rear is a Shinko. Went on a ride yesterday with the Mrs and it gripped really well in the twisties. This bike is definitely better handling than my old 990 when it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Vicks
I'm back, well that didn't take long !!

Hi all,

I sold my '07 990S 2 years ago and have been riding a 530Exc mainly off-road.

The '07 990S was setup beautifully for my needs and ever since i sold her i've been regretting that...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
alright boys n gals, travelling tonight so i...

alright boys n gals, travelling tonight so i doubt i'll be able to hang on with you fast folks for the rest of the dakar. I'll see you at the closing ceremony. It was great fun following the race...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
yeabbut, in teh case of bang-bang barreda, Lack...

yeabbut, in teh case of bang-bang barreda, Lack of riding while navigating = mechanical
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
Hey Myway, get to work mate !!

Hey Myway, get to work mate !!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
sorry , i must have missed that. I was busy...

sorry , i must have missed that. I was busy watching the girl in red, on the podium you see :evil :evil
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
and they have a new hottie every 5 mins for...

and they have a new hottie every 5 mins for garlanding the riders !!! :clap :clap
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
Pedrero Garcia rode in pretty clean. Not a spec...

Pedrero Garcia rode in pretty clean. Not a spec of mud on his bike ???

and Duclos has picked up some espanol too !!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto !!! ...

Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto Moto !!!

MC in the ASS
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
CS Santosh - rest day update So far, the...

CS Santosh - rest day update

So far, the first and lone Indian Dakar competitor has done well, consistently moving up from his starting position in the high 80s almost midpack and currently stands...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,864
Posted By Vicks
Yeah, that one there.... F5uckers made me look...

Yeah, that one there.... F5uckers made me look like an idiot, those ASOles :rofl
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By Vicks
I could only find this one from here...

I could only find this one from here (http://www.elconfidencial.com/deportes/otros-deportes/2015-01-04/instinto-y-pausa-dos-lecciones-que-el-dakar-ha-dado-a-cherpin-antes-de-la-salida_616125/)

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