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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,763
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Good point... you'd think there ought to be - if...

Good point... you'd think there ought to be - if only as a gesture of goodwill, and to encourage more existing riders to enter those events that are part of the Dakar Challenge - although to be fair,...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,763
Views: 566,014
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
As I understand it, the individual winners of...

As I understand it, the individual winners of each event in the Dakar Challenge series get a free entry, but only if they are first time Dakar competitors (the DC is primarily to encourage [elite]...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,268
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just a quick update to the Dakar 2015 plans for...

Just a quick update to the Dakar 2015 plans for team LC4-50!

I'm delighted to confirm that Carl Hagenblad (inmate Hagenblad) has agreed to be the #1 rider to campaign the LC4-50 in the Dakar Rally...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Agreed - however, as Kray points out with the...

Agreed - however, as Kray points out with the photo above, what we have to work with (at least initially) is going to be the limiting factor...

We also need to consider that the only way you are...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I was speaking to KTMmitch this very morning, and...

I was speaking to KTMmitch this very morning, and the prototype front and rear hubs are being sent to Talon this week to be built up into an 18" rear and 19" front set for test fitting to check...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,541
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I could reach the idle adjuster pretty easily...

I could reach the idle adjuster pretty easily when I had the Clarke tank fitted to my bike (the Clarke is essentially just like a slightly fatter version of the stock tank), but as I recall when I...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi aai - I'm sure you're not the first person to...

Hi aai - I'm sure you're not the first person to consider this - so thank you for the opportunity to explain as clearly as I can for others who share the concern...

Yes, a 19" front wheel is going...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - knowing John, I'm sure Rally Raid will...

Hee hee - knowing John, I'm sure Rally Raid will also have a series of similar graphics sets available in due course to complete the conversion - whether you want subtile 'adventure'...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I had exactly the same problem when I stayed at...

I had exactly the same problem when I stayed at Hilton Head in South Carolina a few years ago... despite the fact I'd ridden my whisper quiet Tenere all the way from the west coast, they would not...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree with Hillbilly - it's looks sharp on...

I agree with Hillbilly - it's looks sharp on those already!

Out of interest, what size did you use on the front - presumably that is actually a 130 rear on the front?

Jx

edit. Scrub that,...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Please don't feel I was addressing you personally...

Please don't feel I was addressing you personally - I just quoted you originally to illustrate a general point why some dealers may not be willing or able to meet the price of another... I then...
Forum: Racing 08-31-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,763
Views: 566,014
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yikes! - Just make sure you roller the stickers...

Yikes! - Just make sure you roller the stickers before you put them on the tank, otherwise it's likely to end in tears ;o)

Jx
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Major' - don't get me wrong, of course it pays...

Hi Major' - don't get me wrong, of course it pays to see what sort of discounts might be available locally (or within a distance you are prepared to travel to buy a bike) - I was simply suggesting it...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi LionBR! I agree the stock seat peg...

Hi LionBR!

I agree the stock seat peg relationship is on the more sporty/road side of things, but with a limited amount of ground clearance already [compared to a more dirt-orientated DS bike] I...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Certainly one option we are looking at is to also...

Certainly one option we are looking at is to also offer an alternative and slightly narrower rear rim in 18" size, to allow fitment of more dirt oriented tyres... that said, until the 21 inch front...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yes, the new 17/19 wheel-set will be spoked...

Yes, the new 17/19 wheel-set will be spoked rather than cast, so you'll need to run tubes in your tyres.

There is nothing to stop you running tubed 17" DS tyres on the current rims (as people seem...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I can confirm that KTMmitch now has a CB500X in...

I can confirm that KTMmitch now has a CB500X in his possession, and is currently taking it to pieces ;o)

The first job is to prototype and finalise the production spec of the new wheel-set, once...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
It's not a case of getting 'screwed' - at the end...

It's not a case of getting 'screwed' - at the end of the day, a dealer is in business to make a bit of profit you know, otherwise they end up closing down.

Personally I don't think it's much help...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Personally I wouldn't bother - it should be...

Personally I wouldn't bother - it should be pretty obvious if you look and/or wiggle the rubber manifold section, as you should hear the revs fluctuate.

The reason I suggest this is because the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Have you checked that the inlet manifold between...

Have you checked that the inlet manifold between the throttle body and the cylinder hasn't come loose?

This happened to a friend of mine recently - running lean, wouldn't idle - turns out the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
The NC700 is a great, but personally I'd go for a...

The NC700 is a great, but personally I'd go for a CB500X instead - it rides (revs) more like a regular bike, has pretty much the same max power as the NC and is just as economic - or even moreso......
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - you know what they say: "You meet the...

Hee hee - you know what they say: "You meet the nicest people on a Honda!"

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/other%20pix/2754969567_10c2aeebba_b-720x889_zps531169b4.jpg

Jx
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
All good options, but the problem the OP has is...

All good options, but the problem the OP has is none of those were ever big sellers in the UK, so finding one would be almost impossible (the Husky was a niche model to the point of exotic obscurity,...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Major'! If you read KTMmitch's initial...

Hi Major'!

If you read KTMmitch's initial post a couple of pages back: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24924228&postcount=4051 you'll get a good idea what he is proposing......
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Currently KTM Twins in San Francisco is the US...

Currently KTM Twins in San Francisco is the US distributor for the Rally Raid range of [primarily] KTM parts, but RRP also have a close association with Rally Management Services, and Moto-Minded in...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sweet! - just the sort of 'adventure' this bike...

Sweet! - just the sort of 'adventure' this bike was built for!

'My' 500X actually belongs to my friend Lisa in California, but there is every chance I'll be buying my own one either here in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Don't worry - Rally Raid ship products all over...

Don't worry - Rally Raid ship products all over the world (and have their own independent distributor in the USA already for example) so getting hold of the parts won't be a problem...

Jx
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Mark! Yes, that was John's (KTMmitch)...

Hi Mark!

Yes, that was John's (KTMmitch) thinking... of course the industrious individual can source various bits and bobs from ebay and the like, and piece together something similar to the Thai...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
As Dogjaw suggests, for the real world, we feel...

As Dogjaw suggests, for the real world, we feel our initial proposal is far more realistic both financially and dynamically for the vast majority of owners, so naturally that is what RRP will focus...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Lion BR - I'm sure KTMmitch won't mind me...

Hi Lion BR - I'm sure KTMmitch won't mind me chiming in on this, as it is something we have been discussing (a lot!) ever since I got back from the USA having spent many hours on a CB500X.

Without...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Don't worry, Rally Raid know what they are doing,...

Don't worry, Rally Raid know what they are doing, and they won't be adding any unnecessary weight - only offering genuine improvements to the bike...

The reason for an additional 'tool box' in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,460
Views: 778,491
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
It's funny how everyone who sits on (and rides)...

It's funny how everyone who sits on (and rides) one of these comes to the same conclusion - it really is a fabulous bike for the money, and far better than the spec sheet might suggest?

I think...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Certainly I'd say a 690 suitably prepped is going...

Certainly I'd say a 690 suitably prepped is going to do all you need, but just to add to the confusion, seems my little bird has started to sing:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Chris - if serious off-roading isn't a...

Hi Chris - if serious off-roading isn't a priority as you say (and lets face it, if you ride a GSW, then I doubt you are going in for any enduros any time soon!) then any single cylinder 'dual-sport'...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,268
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Bluebull! Yes, as Doug says - they offer...

Hi Bluebull!

Yes, as Doug says - they offer the same [new shape] fairing for the older tanks too - you just have to tell them which tank set you have, and they will send the correct fairing... the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,541
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Mike - this is what I did, back a few pages...

Hi Mike - this is what I did, back a few pages now at post #8085...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24750260&postcount=8085

Jx
Forum: Racing 08-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,268
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Ha ha - you guys! Actually, those are all...

Ha ha - you guys!

Actually, those are all really cool ideas - teeth along the fairing edge and a red front fender for a tongue like Seth suggests...

Go on Doug, you know you want to!

Jx
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Put stickers on them. Stickers are cool. ...

Put stickers on them.

Stickers are cool.

Jx
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,541
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I did something similar to mine many years ago -...

I did something similar to mine many years ago - basically swapped the OEM Honda [AC] regulator with a combined regulator/rectifier unit (mounted in the same place on the frame under the tank) giving...
Forum: Racing 08-21-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,268
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sweeeeeeet! That bike looks so slim (and...

Sweeeeeeet!

That bike looks so slim (and light) with their new fairing design - looking forward to following your progress next month!

Nice work!

Jx
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