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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,144
Posted By pebble35
There is definitely talk/rumours this side of the...

There is definitely talk/rumours this side of the world about a Husqvarna SM single - based (presumably) around the KTM 690 motor but suggestions are that it has a good bit more power.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,600
Posted By pebble35
By this time next week we will know a lot more...

By this time next week we will know a lot more about the road going version ...............
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By pebble35
We had a 690 Duke in the shop with similar...

We had a 690 Duke in the shop with similar symptoms - tried all sorts of things to try and fix it before we fitted a new spark plug and plug cap and it was cured ...........
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 629,962
Posted By pebble35
Very nicely ! As you might expect it felt...

Very nicely !

As you might expect it felt very light, surprisingly comfortable, without too much weight on the wrists. Even though the engine is in a fairly high state of tune is idled sweetly,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Saturday 28 June The plan was to reach...

Saturday 28 June

The plan was to reach Nordkap today. I set off reasonably early and had 300 or so miles to do. But it turned out to be slow going with great photo opportunities popping up...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 629,962
Posted By pebble35
Not mine, but I had the keys for the day ! ...

Not mine, but I had the keys for the day !

Ducati 900 Superlight, 944cc big bore conversion and a lot of other work in the motor, big carbs, open exhausts, carbon fibre bodywork, upgraded brakes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
FrIday 27 June Woke up to amazing blue...

FrIday 27 June

Woke up to amazing blue skies and sunshine. You cannot believe just how crisp, fresh and clean the air feels up here.

The riding was good - open roads and very little traffic,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,897
Posted By pebble35
No bikes in these - but they were taken on a bike...

No bikes in these - but they were taken on a bike trip to Norway !
...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 565,401
Posted By pebble35
KTM 1190 Adventure goes to 15,000km (9,300 mile)...

KTM 1190 Adventure goes to 15,000km (9,300 mile) service intervals :evil:evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Wednesday 25 June I carried on up the west...

Wednesday 25 June

I carried on up the west coast today, heading for another 'must do' location - the Atlantic Ocean road.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,624
Posted By pebble35
Thanks for the updates ! ...

Thanks for the updates !

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 63,377
Posted By pebble35
Pyn's bike is based on a 690RFR - which always...

Pyn's bike is based on a 690RFR - which always had a carb. I have spoken to him briefly to get his thoughts on taking a 690 Enduro and converting it to carb but he's busy travelling at the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 63,377
Posted By pebble35
Having seen the leaks in MCN I am almost...

Having seen the leaks in MCN I am almost certainly looking at the 2015 690 Enduro - I've already got a decent seat, Safari tank, pannier rails, silencer and luggage from my SMC ..................just...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 63,377
Posted By pebble35
Tried one a few years ago - great bike but just a...

Tried one a few years ago - great bike but just a bit too tall for me !
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 63,377
Posted By pebble35
Well it's less than 3 weeks to wait until KTM...

Well it's less than 3 weeks to wait until KTM reveal the new bike at EICMA - and that means that it's about 3 weeks until I have to decide whether to go with the new 1050 'Adventure' or whether to go...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Tuesday 24 June The word Trollstigen may not...

Tuesday 24 June

The word Trollstigen may not mean a lot to many people but it has a lot to do with this trip for me. A few years ago I saw a photo of a small road winding it's way up an...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Monday 23 June I carried on heading north...

Monday 23 June

I carried on heading north today but progress was slowed by the landscape - went through Hardanger Fjord and had to keep on stopping to take photos. Also went through the Laerdal...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Sunday 22 June Up and running again, had a...

Sunday 22 June

Up and running again, had a good breakfast at hotel then hit the road by about 9.30.

Nice easy run to start with, heading out towards the western coast of Norway. One big...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Saturday 21 June I had some time to kill in...

Saturday 21 June

I had some time to kill in Kristiansand whilst my bike was being fixed so I decided to take a look around the area.

During the Second World War Kristiansand held a key...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
It all got sorted - next instalment will follow...

It all got sorted - next instalment will follow later (they get a bit upset if I use work time to write ride reports .....)
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 63,377
Posted By pebble35
I'll be at EICMA - will post updates and photos...

I'll be at EICMA - will post updates and photos .....................
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Tuesday 17 June My ferry across to Norway...

Tuesday 17 June

My ferry across to Norway was late afternoon. Not too many miles so I could take the luxury of starting a little later. My original plans were to get a ferry around lunchtime -...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,600
Posted By pebble35
And the UK bikes are probably all spoken for...

And the UK bikes are probably all spoken for ........
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
]Time for the ride report and a few more photos !...

]Time for the ride report and a few more photos !

Friday 13 June

Day 1 - I'm off at last.

But not without drama as I got half way down to the harbour to catch the ferry to France from my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,600
Posted By pebble35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGPqIv8ppqY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGPqIv8ppqY

Turn up the volume and enjoy .........:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
Teaser for you - more to follow ...... ...

Teaser for you - more to follow ......
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By pebble35
To the Arctic Circle and beyond ...................

This is a report from a trip I did earlier this year.

I've got one of those 'important' birthdays coming up and the original plan was to take 6 months off work over the summer and do a much...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,378
Posted By pebble35
It's barely 8 weeks since I got back from my...

It's barely 8 weeks since I got back from my Scandinavian trip - and I'm already starting to think about next year .........

Thanks for sharing Chubby !
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By pebble35
Are they Piaggio motors ? Look at the warranty...

Are they Piaggio motors ? Look at the warranty t&c and service requirements ? Servicing every 2,500 km ?

We are in the UK and were thinking of applying to become a dealer but the warranty is...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By pebble35
At the risk of stating the obvious - Fowlers or...

At the risk of stating the obvious - Fowlers or AMS ?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19,085
Views: 2,127,138
Posted By pebble35
Quick issue we came across at work - posting here...

Quick issue we came across at work - posting here to add to the pool of knowledge and hope it might help someone else !

Bike is a 2010 690 Duke 3 - symptoms were that, from cold, it would run for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,600
Posted By pebble35
I would not be surprised to see more supercharged...

I would not be surprised to see more supercharged bikes from Kawasaki in future.

My guess is that the H2/H2R are low volume, high performance bikes produced for no reason other than 'because...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,600
Posted By pebble35
We have been given a fairly firm indication of...

We have been given a fairly firm indication of the likely price range (in the UK) and the customer is happy with that even though he does not have an exact number.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,600
Posted By pebble35
One of our customers has confirmed his order for...

One of our customers has confirmed his order for a H2R this afternoon - deposit paid and order fired into Kawasaki ...............

The H2R's are going to be an incredibly rare and exclusive bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 166,436
Posted By pebble35
A couple of our customers have the full Akra...

A couple of our customers have the full Akra system fitted. With the baffle in, it is loud, but not offensively so - take the baffle out and it's a different story !

The difference to the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,534
Posted By pebble35
I spoke to Kawasaki and they are playing this one...

I spoke to Kawasaki and they are playing this one very close to their chest !

No firm specs, don't know what colour it will be (he would like it in green if possible :rofl), no definite pricing -...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,534
Posted By pebble35
Customer came in the shop and put a deposit down...

Customer came in the shop and put a deposit down on one today :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 37,204
Posted By pebble35
Pyn's been 'off the radar' for a while now - not...

Pyn's been 'off the radar' for a while now - not a lot of WIFI hotspots where he's been - but he made it to Magadan earlier today.

Must have been a tough ride - Basil Bike saw the road sign and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,534
Posted By pebble35
Sometimes it's really good to be a Kawasaki...

Sometimes it's really good to be a Kawasaki dealer !

At the moment I don't know any more about this bike than anyone else - but what I do know is that we will almost certainly run a demonstrator...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19,085
Views: 2,127,138
Posted By pebble35
690 Rally loom is available, that runs with a...

690 Rally loom is available, that runs with a carb so no FI to worry about, and a lot less electronics as a result........

Personally I would be very interested to hear if anyone has managed to do...
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