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Forum: EMEA 04-17-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By LC8rider
I've been over it in mid July a few years ago and...

I've been over it in mid July a few years ago and it had snow banks at the roadside! Strangely warm though. Roads were bone dry. Also went up to Hitlers Eagles Nest in 2012. That had some snow on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,863
Posted By LC8rider
I've had mine 10 years and 45,000 miles. Longest...

I've had mine 10 years and 45,000 miles. Longest I've kept a bike without getting bored. Won't be selling it anytime soon either. Well built, no rot or rust.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By LC8rider
Sorry to hear of your problems. I've had the...

Sorry to hear of your problems. I've had the same problems with UK dealers. Blown head gaskets due to not bleeding cooling system properly, over filling oil level (I checked before running the bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By LC8rider
I know what you mean. I took out an 1190...

I know what you mean. I took out an 1190 Adventure when they were first released. Fast, with superbike brakes. Thing is, I didn't like it. Nothing specifically wrong with it, it's just that I...
Forum: EMEA 01-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb Thanks for the feedback guys. We fully expect...

Thanks for the feedback guys. We fully expect some wet weather, living in the north of England, we are used to more than our fair share of rain! The fame of the Norway police is also well known :D....
Forum: EMEA 01-04-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By LC8rider
+1 If you've nothing booked by now, you might be...

+1 If you've nothing booked by now, you might be out of luck. I see huge waves of bikers on the main roads heading to the ferry ports leading up to TT week. Don't cancel the trip, tour the...
Forum: EMEA 01-04-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By LC8rider
Question Denmark, Norway, Sweden 3 week trip 2015

Hi all, I've booked 3 weeks off work late May-early June 2015 for a tour of mainly Norway. We will be camping with the odd hotel thrown in to appease the ladies. The route cannot be pinned down yet...
Forum: EMEA 01-04-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By LC8rider
Talking I've ridden most of Europe in small group (2...

I've ridden most of Europe in small group (2 bike) and larger group (5 bike) trips at various dates between May and October. As you know, go too early and some of the passes are shut due to snow. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By LC8rider
The biggest problem was caused by the KTM dealer...

The biggest problem was caused by the KTM dealer not burping the cooling system properly. The head gasket popped during a spirited ride! They hadn't any experience of the V twin in the early days...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By LC8rider
Talking Happy 10th Birthday Kae Tee M

My 950 Adventure is 10 years old this year. I've had it from new and I'm still as happy with it now as the day I got it. It never lets me down (since dealers stopped "servicing" it anyway) and has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By LC8rider
The bike is more than capable for long haul. I...

The bike is more than capable for long haul. I did an Iron Butt last summer - 1018 miles in 22 hours straight (except a 45 min break halfway). Just checked fluids and pressures before setting off. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By LC8rider
Pissed water leak heads up!

I noticed a small coolant streak on the left side fuel tank recently. Checked the level and it seemed ok, if a little low. The weather went cr*p, so I thought I'd have a closer look. Turned out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26,733
Views: 4,858,356
Posted By LC8rider
Talking 400E frame colour?

I've just stripped down my new-to-me 400E. I hadn't planned on a full strip down when I bought it, but after getting to it, I've found quite a few bearings need changing (all suspension linkage,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By LC8rider
Like Hootowl says. Manual quotes 118 rolls on...

Like Hootowl says. Manual quotes 118 rolls on the chain. Are the sprockets standard tooth count? Are the adjusters the right way round (lobe towards adj screw)?
I'm running 1 less up front,...
Forum: EMEA 08-04-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By LC8rider
I seriously love riding the scottish highlands...

I seriously love riding the scottish highlands and have been several times. Its a beautiful part of the UK and if you are lucky enough to get good weather, then you will not be disapointed with any...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,945
Posted By LC8rider
Good points, which I brought up with Mr Clews at...

Good points, which I brought up with Mr Clews at the factory. The final fit out is NOT definitive yet. I specifically mentioned the pegs which I believe are staying, but others items still might...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,945
Posted By LC8rider
Talking Test ride on the GP450

I've had a test ride from the factory today! Really liked the bike, riding position was spot on. I took the standard seat height version and was flat footed - lower than my KTM950. I'm 6' and 15...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26,733
Views: 4,858,356
Posted By LC8rider
Talking New to me 400E

Just got myself a 2002 400E. I'm a bit handy with the spanners, so when I went to view the bike I managed to haggle the price down ( -£700) to what I thought was a fair deal. So rather than buying...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By LC8rider
Iba ss1000

Just completed my first IBA SS1000 ride into Scotland in aid of the RBLR on my KTM950. An interesting 24hrs which seem a bit of a blur at the moment. The bike never missed a beat and my :tush...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-19-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 95,067
Posted By LC8rider
Changed my 550 digitizer last night. Thanks for...

Changed my 550 digitizer last night. Thanks for post. I bought 2 digitizers from china just in case one of my friends 550 failed. Turned out I needed the second spare myself. The first digitizer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By LC8rider
I've long given up on what bike mags have to say....

I've long given up on what bike mags have to say. Not sure they are always unbiased. The KTM is the clear winner :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,031
Posted By LC8rider
I have the touring kit fitted behind the plate. ...

I have the touring kit fitted behind the plate. I'm on my first change of chain & sprockets from new and I reckon I've another 5000m left in them yet. Bike has done 40,000m. And no, I don't ride...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 822
Posted By LC8rider
Just ridden the 1190ADV

Took the big 1190 out last sunday for a blast. I was warned to take it easy because the bike had only done 380 miles and nobody except ktm staff has been allowed to ride it - till now!!
I've read...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,812
Posted By LC8rider
Talking Great timing, thanks! Just about to have the...

Great timing, thanks! Just about to have the crash bars powder coated orange :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,053
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb I went to the bike show here in the UK with a...

I went to the bike show here in the UK with a head full of excuses NOT to like the 1190. It is far more beautiful in the flesh I promise you (except the exhaust). Threw a leg over it to see it from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,479
Posted By LC8rider
Have to agree 100%. Got mine dealer serviced...

Have to agree 100%. Got mine dealer serviced until the warranty was up then did my own work. First valve check I did was miles out on the front cylinder. It's hard to reach and I'm guessing the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,634,926
Posted By LC8rider
Fitted more new tyres :D Also ground out some...

Fitted more new tyres :D
Also ground out some bead on the rear rim to make it easier next time. It was still hard work even with a bead breaker and I've never managed to break the bead using the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By LC8rider
My eyes must be tired, I thought your problem...

My eyes must be tired, I thought your problem read "Motor cuts out after sh*t". Laughter followed confusion :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,699
Posted By LC8rider
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By LC8rider
Depends on the seal inner lip design and the...

Depends on the seal inner lip design and the recommended method of fitting which is also dependant on the seal construction. I've changed more seals and bearings than I care to remember, on all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By LC8rider
Yes, defo "A". I also changed the little...

Yes, defo "A". I also changed the little bush/spacers on both wheels. Showed signs of wear and its this seal that keeps water and other crap out.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By LC8rider
I know what you mean. The last winter has made...

I know what you mean. The last winter has made it even more bumpy with more pot holes and gravel debris. There is nothing better ripping over those two passes if you are in the "zone":wink:. Wish...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By LC8rider
Eh? NEVER seen this happen before!

I'm normally very by-the-book when servicing the bike and this has served me well when on our trips abroad and at home. I've every confidence in the bike because it is well prepped before each trip,...
Forum: Europe 07-16-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,922
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb Worth the trip!

:clap Just like to say, we can vouch for this event. We went to this in 2006. What a blast! Well worth the trip, great people and a great country. Sadly we can't make it this time. Just back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By LC8rider
Sorry, can't help with the cause but I know the...

Sorry, can't help with the cause but I know the feeling! Same thing happened to me on my RD350LC at 105mph back in 1981. Rear locked up just as I was going into top gear. Suspect the rebore I had...
Forum: Europe 01-15-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 204,875
Posted By LC8rider
:shog Dammit................... £650ovno

:shog Dammit................... £650ovno
Forum: Europe 01-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 204,875
Posted By LC8rider
Talking For Sale in UK - Piaggio Vespa ET2 2001

I'm helping my daughter sell her Vespa, she's after a bigger bike like her old man. The scoot is currently sorned but MOTed until December 2012. It had a new gel battery, front tyre and front brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,056
Posted By LC8rider
If my girlfriend sees that trailer, I'm screwed...

If my girlfriend sees that trailer, I'm screwed :lol3
Forum: EMEA 01-09-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,528
Posted By LC8rider
We were a group of 4 on 2 bikes. We didn't have...

We were a group of 4 on 2 bikes. We didn't have to go on a tour, we just wandered around where ever we wanted. We stayed quite late into the day when it went quiet to take photos and take in the...
Forum: EMEA 01-07-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,528
Posted By LC8rider
If you have time, why not visit the Auschwitz...

If you have time, why not visit the Auschwitz Birkenau site in Oswiecim? It is on your way, and I can recommend the Galicja hotel nearby with its secure garage parking. It is about 10 minutes from...
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