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Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,429
Posted By TomADV
Street Triple or MT-09

I have really lost my motorcycle mojo since selling my KTM990SMT. I don’t want another KTM but have to admit it was pretty near perfect. I have been all over the place trying to decide. The next bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By TomADV
Thanks so far. I saw the bike today and it was...

Thanks so far. I saw the bike today and it was certainly in good shape and not too much wear.
I think my only concern is with the electrics of the new machine and the throttle system. As was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By TomADV
KTM 690Enduro 2012 vs 2014

I am just about to return tho the world of thumpers after selling my 990smt. I am pretty much sold on the idea of a 690E as my next all round steed for some touring, trailing, travel and fun. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,841
Views: 1,212,925
Posted By TomADV
Good on ya! I am doing the same and still a bit...

Good on ya! I am doing the same and still a bit uncertain as it is such a leap. Although the bike I had before the SMT was a 660 tenere. Great bike but just a bit too heavy as stock and not the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 1,111,354
Posted By TomADV
Yesterday and today I really want one of these....

Yesterday and today I really want one of these. Just sold my beloved 990smt and tested an 1190. It was a great bike but I just prefer the 990. I have been all over the place trying to decide what to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By TomADV
^^How did I miss that kwak? That is one nice...

^^How did I miss that kwak? That is one nice looking idea right there. Green is a something I would need to acclimatize to but that is definitely worth a test ride. Thanks.
R1200R is also definitely...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By TomADV
Help. Need new bike and I am all over the place deciding!

I have just moved country and had to sell my last KTM990smt. It was in many ways a great bike and it was hard to pick fault. Now however I feel it is time for something new. I was pretty set on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,497
Posted By TomADV
Thanks. No plate for the Kriega bags. Just the...

Thanks. No plate for the Kriega bags. Just the standard plate that is on the bike ‘as delivered’. I think the little KTM bags are actually quite good and use them a lot. They clip on to the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,497
Posted By TomADV
This thread needs more pics!

The title says it all. I have had this bike now for nearly 3 years. The longest I have kept any bike! I have looked and tried others and have always loved buying new bikes, but this one has just...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,497
Posted By TomADV
Yep. It is the KTM Powerparts touring screen. I...

Yep. It is the KTM Powerparts touring screen. I had, like may others, a bit of turbulence from the standard screen. Replaced it with the touring screen. Turbulence moves somewhere else. Just bought a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,497
Posted By TomADV
Pictures

I thought this was a picture thread!

Here is mine. Fitted a touring screen, heated grips and throttle cam. Goes like a dream.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By TomADV
Kriega US20 vs US30 (NOT combo)

Just about to get one of these and could so with some input from anyone with either or both. I think I have read almost all the info out there on these but still have a couple of questions from...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,497
Posted By TomADV
Just bought this bike - a 2011 ABS in white....

Just bought this bike - a 2011 ABS in white. Awesome bike, absolutely love it. Having ridden and owned so many different bikes including ducatis, triumph, BMW, Yamaha, this must be the most fun and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
I know the feeling. Can't wait to get on the bike...

I know the feeling. Can't wait to get on the bike again. Unfortunately now I have to go away for the weekend and leave the bike behind. Oh well - I am free next week so hopefully plenty of bike time...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
Just rode it home!!!! Awesome. No more words...

Just rode it home!!!! Awesome. No more words needed.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
Yeeeeehaaaaaafekkkkaaashiiiittwaayyywowwwwwwwhoooo...

Yeeeeehaaaaaafekkkkaaashiiiittwaayyywowwwwwwwhooooppppeeeee:happay:happay
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
I did it. A second test ride did it. This time a...

I did it. A second test ride did it. This time a bit longer and more varied. By the time I got back to the dealer I had no doubts. Awesome bike. Now the wait until I can get it. Too damn busy at work...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
The head kind of says Tiger, but, and it is a big...

The head kind of says Tiger, but, and it is a big but - the heart really jumps when I see the ktm. I don't know what it is about the ktm, but it has the extra something.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
Not possible to ride them back to back...

Not possible to ride them back to back unfortunately. I have to admit they both have a great appeal for different reasons. I think maybe the KTM edges it on "fun" factor. I reckon I will have a very...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,016
Posted By TomADV
I am so close to pulling the trigger on this...

I am so close to pulling the trigger on this bike. Going to test ride it for the second time tomorrow. The first ride I was kind of caught out, as it I did not quite know what to expect. I thought...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,179
Posted By TomADV
Help - Triumph Tiger 1050 or KTM 990 SMT

This is really killing me. I know it is a bit of a luxury problem as far as world problems go right now, but it is driving me mad. Tried both, loved both. Looking at the 2011 models. Most of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 802,225
Posted By TomADV
MIne with the new screen and bar risers, ready...

MIne with the new screen and bar risers, ready for the summer.

http://thomasedwards.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-travel/IMG1186/916369524_FFr79-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 208,321
Posted By TomADV
I had a similar problem at first when i had mine....

I had a similar problem at first when i had mine. You can very easily adjust the mixture through the computer on the dash. Check out xt660.com for the exact procedure as my memory has faded a little,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Almost a riders point of view. ...

Almost a riders point of view.

http://thomasedwards.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-travel/IMG1194/916417573_7CJCy-L.jpg

The screen is the OTR one, and I got them to paint it black for me as well, which...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
It is a great bike, but I started to find on long...

It is a great bike, but I started to find on long rides that I was getting pain between my shoulders, and standing on the pegs was not as stable as it should be. Now summer has finally arrived in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,245
Posted By TomADV
Gratuitous picture time. XTZ no contest!. I love...

Gratuitous picture time. XTZ no contest!. I love it. Rode a DL for a short time, and really did not do it for me. I guess it just did not suit my riding. The XTZ will go anywhere, and if you even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By TomADV
You will have all the updated ECU stuff and will...

You will have all the updated ECU stuff and will not have any surging issues. There have been a few other upgrades as well, so you will have a very nice bike, with warranty in the unlikely event of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By TomADV
The XT will be absolutely fine for that, and way...

The XT will be absolutely fine for that, and way more comfy than a DRZ if you want to go a bit further. 120km/h on the XT is no problem, especially with a higher screen. Is it a brand new machine (09...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By TomADV
I had a 2006 XTR and loved it. It surged a bit at...

I had a 2006 XTR and loved it. It surged a bit at first, but that was due to the mixture, and was easily corrected in about 30secs through the computer on the dash. I think it was all fixed by 2007,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
That does look good Molgan. I thought about doing...

That does look good Molgan. I thought about doing the same, but there is enough salt on the road here to melt your bike within minutes! From what I remember they don't salt the Swedish road though....
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Thumb Damn it Regie, why did you have to do that? My...

Damn it Regie, why did you have to do that? My poor old Ten is sitting in the garage waiting for winter to disappear. The temperature hasn't been above -5 and has more often been below -10, for the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Wow. JMo - I have been following your progress on...

Wow. JMo - I have been following your progress on xt660.com and huge respect, and all the best of luck on your venture. The bike looks fantastic, and I cant wait to see how it performs and to see...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
If anyone thinks they pay over the odds, then you...

If anyone thinks they pay over the odds, then you ought to check out the prices here in Norway.
A new Tenere without any extras will set you back just under 13000 euros! And that is cheap for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Just to keep your interest...... ...

Just to keep your interest......

http://thomasedwards.smugmug.com/photos/562377991_UFEin-M.jpg

http://thomasedwards.smugmug.com/photos/580827438_VmW5P-M.jpg

Say what you like about it, but I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By TomADV
Right now it is 30 degrees c. and the water is...

Right now it is 30 degrees c. and the water is fairly warm as well, so there is lots of swimming to cool off the afternoons.
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By TomADV
Western Norway and a Tenere

Summer is definitely here in the western fjords, and we have had a few weeks of very warm, dry weather, and as if all the starts had lined up I had just bought a new Tenere and had a few days off! ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Spot on JMo. Couldn't agree more.

Spot on JMo. Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,409
Posted By TomADV
Everyone has different needs, requirements and...

Everyone has different needs, requirements and priorities when it comes to a bike, and to me that is what makes biking so much fun. There is no such thing as perfection, and I have had many many...
Forum: Europe 06-15-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,728
Posted By TomADV
Exactly. It doesn't suck for those of us already...

Exactly. It doesn't suck for those of us already here, we just feel sorry for those who can't get here :thumb
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