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Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
I often wonder if peops really buy a Adventure...

I often wonder if peops really buy a Adventure bike on its ability to be the fastest (adv) bike from a traffic light or on the highway dragstrip. It seems to be missing the other 98% of what these...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,869
Posted By McBoab
FZ /MT07 engines would imo make a nice Tenere as...

FZ /MT07 engines would imo make a nice Tenere as a replacement/update to the XT660Z which isn't particularly light and engine is a bit old in the tooth and underpowered whereas the Fz/MT07 is both...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 124,317
Posted By McBoab
You should try out the full floating brembos...

You should try out the full floating brembos fitted to the odd Ducati over the years, they rattle like tambourines.
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
Have you checked the CO settings in the DIAG...

Have you checked the CO settings in the DIAG mode?
I've found a noticeable difference in throttle transition when set at CO3 compared to 0 that mine was set at as stock. PS CO3 was better less...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 41,926
Posted By McBoab
I was looking at a potential sports bike lid as I...

I was looking at a potential sports bike lid as I think the GT-Air doesn't sit well when used in the Prone position and looked at these (called the NXR here in Blighty if I'm not confused) and was...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 124,317
Posted By McBoab
I hear KTM have outsourced the Quality Control...

I hear KTM have outsourced the Quality Control department to a low cost supplier
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 41,926
Posted By McBoab
Duct Tape :D

Duct Tape :D
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
Ray Id think about running tests with PCV zero'd...

Ray Id think about running tests with PCV zero'd and optimisers in /out . Whilst it would a shame if the reflash didn't cover the decat exhaust impact it would probably mean they'd have to map some...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
Ray IMO I'd pull the PCV as I can't imagine its...

Ray IMO I'd pull the PCV as I can't imagine its needed anymore after the flash II. The optimisers I'd test ride it with and without to see if its got any low rev part throttle surging (assuming the...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
2hrs is a Mr Scott estimate, the official time is...

2hrs is a Mr Scott estimate, the official time is 0.6Hrs for the work. Mine was the 1st one my local dealer did and they had if done in under an hour and had time for a quick test ride of it,
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
'14 adjustable screen parts list

I've had a browse of the online (UK) Parts catalogue for the '14 adjustable screen and bits shown as part of the adjusting mechanism
The 1st part is the '13 MY main screen stay followed by the '14...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,945
Posted By McBoab
I've had mine since they were released (in the...

I've had mine since they were released (in the UK) and love them as a road boot however the soles have gone bald in 10k miles which is a first for me as I usually end up with worn out uppers as the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 127,974
Posted By McBoab
I've regularly got ACF50 off ebay uk I'd get the...

I've regularly got ACF50 off ebay uk I'd get the larger bottles 0.9l? rather than the aerosol cans , they usually come with a refillable pump up bottle for applying. I'd also warm/heat it before...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 1,631,768
Posted By McBoab
You'll probably find the wear rate reduces as the...

You'll probably find the wear rate reduces as the tread blocks get shallower. My rear K60 was the same and seemed to almost stop wearing when it was down to about 2mm tread in the centre though it...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super...

I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super light on throttle in T mode and it was avoiding urban snarl. I've also had 30miles to dry/stalled on reserve when I was in the urban snarl in S mode and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By McBoab
I've ran Tourance EXPs , now on Anakee 3s ....

I've ran Tourance EXPs , now on Anakee 3s . Between the two the A3s are better in mud. I have a regular ride across a mud bank up to my garage and the tourances would slew and slip if the mud was...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By McBoab
Not had the panniers but had a Xplorer topbox 1st...

Not had the panniers but had a Xplorer topbox 1st fitted to my old XT660Z then moved to my XT1200Z, longish trip of 600 miles round saw the plastic bottom of the box crack at ever rivet hole and on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By McBoab
I've owned a 450EXC , 640LC4 , 950Adv over the...

I've owned a 450EXC , 640LC4 , 950Adv over the years and I would not recommend an EXC as a road bike except for riding to local trails . My 640 started life as a Duke640LE (1998 my),I press ganged...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 1,631,768
Posted By McBoab
Everything OGR says and if you ride in the...

Everything OGR says and if you ride in the rain/damp (or even if not) pull the ignition coils and get some rubber grease on the seals. I had to replace one (it seems to be the lhs coil that suffers...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,429
Posted By McBoab
I notice they (rukka) still haven't put a storm...

I notice they (rukka) still haven't put a storm flap on the jackets with these new style zips, which seems a recipe for a leak given the curves and creases a front zip is subjected to whilst seated...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 108,656
Posted By McBoab
I don't see the new '14 S10 as a new version its...

I don't see the new '14 S10 as a new version its more a mid-life refresh.
Yamaha have merely added a few farkles in the new dash, electro sussies and a few engine tweaks, nothing major especially...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,429
Posted By McBoab
I think the Latitude is the older style goretex...

I think the Latitude is the older style goretex liner whereas badlands is the bonded goretex outer shell (pro?). Have you looked at the Klim Overland ? I hear its the goretex pro shell but without...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,178
Posted By McBoab
Try the GT-Air it has a drop down dark visor so...

Try the GT-Air it has a drop down dark visor so doesn't need the full dark face shield?
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
I've found a weakness with the S10 :cry....

I've found a weakness with the S10 :cry. Sparkplug coils seem to suffer from corrosion if you use it in wet dank conditions (ala UK). I was bored during the winter and decided to do an airfilter and...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
In my dreams this is how I roll

Don't think this has been posted here yet .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PM8-LGRfq6c

:D
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,526,096
Posted By McBoab
The stock screen reminds me of this :lol3 ...

The stock screen reminds me of this :lol3

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/75/Blackadder_3_george.jpg/150px-Blackadder_3_george.jpg
Forum: Australia 01-23-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 195,228
Posted By McBoab
There are two accessory sockets (from memory)...

There are two accessory sockets (from memory) also under the RHS cover at the front edge near the toolkit location. One is permanently live and the other switched. I used the switched one to feed a...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
I've got the Yam Touring screen on mine, I found...

I've got the Yam Touring screen on mine, I found it a huge improvement over the stock one and I'd tried that in all its mounting holes. There is still some light helmet buffeting but its not...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 124,317
Posted By McBoab
Do the 1190Adv forks have the airbleed screw in...

Do the 1190Adv forks have the airbleed screw in the top fork cap? it was a feature on the 950Adv forks (and probably 990's) to weep if you didn't bleed off the air pressure, a good mod was to fit...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 108,656
Posted By McBoab
My guess is the UK rags will not warm to it as it...

My guess is the UK rags will not warm to it as it hasn't matched or beaten the headline HP figures of the KTM or BMW . Not worth the paper they're printed on IMO.
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 129,376
Posted By McBoab
Doing a comparison on Yamaha UK the 2014 ZE spec...

Doing a comparison on Yamaha UK the 2014 ZE spec is 4Kgs heavier (265kg)than the 2012 spec S10 (261Kgs) probably due to the extra bits like electro sussies and adjustable screen /larger cat.
The new...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
I dumped my S10 (left the disk lock on :muutt )...

I dumped my S10 (left the disk lock on :muutt ) and it is definitely not a hard beast to pick up . it was far easier than my previous XT660Z as the S10 does carry its weight low so its easier to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,526,096
Posted By McBoab
Laugh Oops My error I forgot to include Vstroms in with...

Oops My error I forgot to include Vstroms in with the GS bimmers :p
and I too have kept up with many a sports bike rider when on lesser machinery often a 50bhp single but it didn't make me a good or...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,323
Posted By McBoab
I think they may be better off with the MT-07...

I think they may be better off with the MT-07 twin in Tenere form than the MT-09 triple. It would be lighter and perhaps give better engine characteristics than a triple would give for dual use, all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,247
Posted By McBoab
My old 640 Duke Le which had essentially the same...

My old 640 Duke Le which had essentially the same engine/frame as the ADV wasn't a bad vibe bike when I got it new, in later years it started to get more vibes and it was all down to the exhaust...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,526,096
Posted By McBoab
Not a direct comparison but I had to run K60s at...

Not a direct comparison but I had to run K60s at the max pressure (for the bike) when I used on my S10 to reduce a tendency to tankslap when on the throttle at UK national speed limits . They are imo...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 41,926
Posted By McBoab
Laugh Mine has never grumbled or been nasty to me when...

Mine has never grumbled or been nasty to me when I wear it riding my Yam XT1200 but I've not worn it on my Ducatis yet so not sure if it likes Italian or has a preference for Japanese :D
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24,135
Views: 4,390,070
Posted By McBoab
K60s imo are too compromised (for me) as they...

K60s imo are too compromised (for me) as they ruin the on road experience with poor wet and dry grip (TC light is only a throttle twist away) handle like car tyres once they start wearing, rear has...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 86,698
Posted By McBoab
Just had a set fitted to my XT1200. I'm about...

Just had a set fitted to my XT1200. I'm about 100miles in so early days and as I came from a set of K60s they obviously feel superb. I'd agree on they do look narrow though again my comparison is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,526,096
Posted By McBoab
KTM must be going WTF. When I had my 950...

KTM must be going WTF. When I had my 950 Adventure, people used to whinge about the twin high up cans saying it needed a single low can, now that they've delivered that folks want it back the way the...
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