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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 839
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Posted By dragos
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ktm-1290-smt...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ktm-1290-smt-supermoto-t-spy-photos/...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
They can and they do. No, it can't, and no...

They can and they do.

No, it can't, and no matter how furiously you type along tons and pages of self-made arguments and insults, it would be still impossible for you to prove such a statement.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
The magazine will appear tomorrow (as written at...

The magazine will appear tomorrow (as written at the link), and I don't have access to it, but I think there are people around here who do.
Anyone in UK can buy the hard copy tomorrow.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
Not sure what you mean. I'm not a subscriber, BTW.

Not sure what you mean. I'm not a subscriber, BTW.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
I wonder what this means: in tomorrow's MCN,...

I wonder what this means: in tomorrow's MCN, KTM's 1290 sports-tourer spied testing:...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 36,832
Posted By dragos
That's the cable for heated grips.

That's the cable for heated grips.
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
If anyone is distorting things, it's you. He said...

If anyone is distorting things, it's you. He said "synthetic" and you come and say "well, he actually meant kevlar".

You should actually stop putting the label troll on anyone whose opinion you...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
They make Cordura stuff as well. When I read...

They make Cordura stuff as well.
When I read synthetic, I read "non-leather" (and this is what I'm pretty sure he meant, as custom leathers are quite common). If I want to be pedantic, I'll also say...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
He said synthetic, not Kevlar. There are...

He said synthetic, not Kevlar. There are companies in Europe (Stadler for example) and elsewhere, doing exactly that.


I haven't seen Motoport gear in person, just pictures on Advrider and their...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
His statement, quoted by me, was that they are...

His statement, quoted by me, was that they are the only in the world making custom synthetic gear. This is false.


And his subjective opinion (a very broad and encompassing one) shouldn't be used...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
Thanks for the info, very useful. As I said,...

Thanks for the info, very useful.
As I said, would be useful to have that filter with the intake kit.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 134,998
Posted By dragos
Looking at the mount, I'm wondering if on the...

Looking at the mount, I'm wondering if on the exhaust side the plate (and bag) can be mounted high enough to have the system symmetrical?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
On Rottweiler's description of their intake...

On Rottweiler's description of their intake system (http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/rottweiler-intake-system-adventure-1190/), in the notes section, they say:

If the bike is ridden in very...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
So you installed a filter for SAS?

So you installed a filter for SAS?
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
Some observations: False. This is a...

Some observations:

False.

This is a purely random statement which cannot be proven.

I have no experience with Motoport products, but browsing their site which is filled with bombastic,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
Ken, is there a version of your kit that takes...

Ken, is there a version of your kit that takes into account the SAS? (for those who do NOT want to remove it).
Has the system been tested in this configuration?
The same question stands for the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
My feeling is that your system is, actually,...

My feeling is that your system is, actually, good. I'll wait for some reports from owners.
Since I'm in Europe, things are complicated because of shipping costs, customs etc.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
How true. The warmth and fuzziness of some...

How true. The warmth and fuzziness of some relevant numbers...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 131,895
Posted By dragos
I'm still uncomfortable with the fact that he...

I'm still uncomfortable with the fact that he stubbornly refuses to make his numbers public.

I don't need Ken to keep me focused, I need data to make my decisions. If I need help, I'll ask for it....
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,168
Posted By dragos
Alpinestars TechAir: ...

Alpinestars TechAir:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021897
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 134,998
Posted By dragos
You only have to actually read this thread.

You only have to actually read this thread.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,435
Posted By dragos
One more opinion wouldn't hurt I guess. I have...

One more opinion wouldn't hurt I guess.
I have a great experience with Knox Coldkillers. They have fleece lined windstopper shirts in 2 versions: windstopper all around or windstopper only on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
The seat shape is different.

The seat shape is different.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
That might be possible, but probably costly.

That might be possible, but probably costly.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 74,051
Posted By dragos
OK, lead by example.

OK, lead by example.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 75,615
Posted By dragos
What's this discussion about, again? Wings is...

What's this discussion about, again?
Wings is titanium, Yoshimura is stainless steel. Titanium is more expensive than steel.
Yoshimura claims to be 2.5Kg lighter than stock, Wings claims to be 4Kg...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
I had the opposite impression when checking the...

I had the opposite impression when checking the 1290 up close at Intermot.
The mounting system is completely different, the height adjustment is a totally different system and the windscreen itself...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 108,030
Posted By dragos
It can't have active suspension, it's not...

It can't have active suspension, it's not available on the 1190. Only electronically adjustable suspension.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 75,615
Posted By dragos
Isn't the Wings titanium?

Isn't the Wings titanium?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 75,615
Posted By dragos
Does that take into consideration the pipe...

Does that take into consideration the pipe feeding the left exhaust?

BTW, a single Wings will weigh half of that. Or a SuperDuke Akra.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 75,615
Posted By dragos
Even more weight?

Even more weight?
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,018
Posted By dragos
Klim Adventure Rally Air is a kevlar mesh suit.

Klim Adventure Rally Air is a kevlar mesh suit.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 698,314
Posted By dragos
So the term "Adventure bike" is not longer good...

So the term "Adventure bike" is not longer good enough to define that? It needs the RTW prefix.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 698,314
Posted By dragos
So now there's a market segment called RTW...

So now there's a market segment called RTW adventure.
Consisting of how many potential sales per year? 50? 100?
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By dragos
The Rally Air is keprotec mesh (usually described...

The Rally Air is keprotec mesh (usually described as kevlar) and also has big patches of SuperFabric on shoulders and elbows. So all else being equal, it should have better abrasion resistance in...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,111
Posted By dragos
Then add 5 kg for a proper bash plate. (BTW, the...

Then add 5 kg for a proper bash plate. (BTW, the Honda thing would need that too)
I would say with the battery you might actually save more than 1 kg.

I'm also thinking if it would be possible to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,426
Posted By dragos
It's not K&N, it's DNA.

It's not K&N, it's DNA.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By dragos
http://rideapart.com/articles/alpinestars-new-tech...

http://rideapart.com/articles/alpinestars-new-tech-air-street-airbag-system

Can be recharged via USB.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 633,593
Posted By dragos
You can get folding mirrors from KTM, Touratech...

You can get folding mirrors from KTM, Touratech and Double Take (which offer you the option for mounting completely separate from the clutch/brake assemblies).
Also, Rottweiler have some nice...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 698,314
Posted By dragos
You said: My reply was that I don't think...

You said:

My reply was that I don't think that's true. And that I don't think it actually matters, as the TA is not targeted at the GS anyway.

This is true for ANY product in the world. Bikes,...
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