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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,757
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks for the kind comments, especially as they...

Thanks for the kind comments, especially as they are reminding me of the fun I had in 2013.

I've increased the resolution of the photos as a thank you :)
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,757
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks. Maybe I did :D

Thanks. Maybe I did :D
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,590
Posted By whereisgibson
+1 Crossfires. Very good, can be used off the...

+1 Crossfires. Very good, can be used off the bike surprisingly easily and get you 'leg day' for free :) 5 Years and 90000 miles later, three metal toe caps were all that needed changing.

I tried...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,957
Posted By whereisgibson
Try the postal road South from Alta if you like a...

Try the postal road South from Alta if you like a break from the tarmac. Link in my sig.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,890
Posted By whereisgibson
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Meoni%2...

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Meoni%20Bike/Meoni%20Bike%20Naked.jpg

The guys who competitively raced our bikes in the Dakar didn't go for the open foam filters. If all these...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
I'll be sure to document the next - should be in...

I'll be sure to document the next - should be in the next few weeka. Thanks for your kind words.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Hi Z, well I certainly wouldn't have taken any...

Hi Z, well I certainly wouldn't have taken any less. Every item got used, with enough grace to require only a few washes along the way. I hope to meet you at an HU event - UK in summer 2014?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,890
Posted By whereisgibson
OK so talking about *this* product, has anyone...

OK so talking about *this* product, has anyone noticed a performance gain?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,602,002
Posted By whereisgibson
Scotland (click to make bigger) ...

Scotland (click to make bigger)
http://i.imgur.com/KKPUsmRl.jpg (http://imgur.com/KKPUsmR.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/2cJTYMul.jpg (http://imgur.com/2cJTYMu.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/ZVlAGCDl.jpg...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,877
Posted By whereisgibson
Didn't change the oil for 7000 miles - Putoline...

Didn't change the oil for 7000 miles - Putoline 10w60 http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906727
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By whereisgibson
Have a look on copart.co.uk and see if you can...

Have a look on copart.co.uk and see if you can find either a donor bike, or leave a note with the yard asking them to call you if one comes in?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By whereisgibson
Bump...

Bump...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By whereisgibson
Temperature doesn't make any difference...

Temperature doesn't make any difference...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By whereisgibson
Squeaky clutch lever

So my local KTM garage can't reproduce this, yet I can pretty much every time. What do I tell them to look for? Bike's got 43000 miles.

Bike in gear, clutch in (as if waiting at stop lights), an...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,579
Posted By whereisgibson
So you can swap tyres between your 990 and your...

So you can swap tyres between your 990 and your 640.:evil
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,396
Posted By whereisgibson
I thought that when I bought a 2011 Dakar......

I thought that when I bought a 2011 Dakar... plus, I don't really see that the 1190 is a direct replacement for the 990 so I'd be cautious to assume it will disappear soon.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,579
Posted By whereisgibson
http://pzorb.com/photos/var/resizes/Elefantentreff...

http://pzorb.com/photos/var/resizes/Elefantentreffen-2013/P1280032.JPG?m=1359982291

140/80 on the back no problems.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,487
Posted By whereisgibson
Putoline 10W60 - was good for 7000 miles...

Putoline 10W60 - was good for 7000 miles http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906727
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By whereisgibson
Mcmann I know that this oil isn't the recommended...

Mcmann I know that this oil isn't the recommended KTM stuff, but then again who only uses Scorpions or TKC80s because the manual says so? :)
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By whereisgibson
From their website: ...

From their website:
http://i.imgur.com/DekHEMG.jpg (http://imgur.com/DekHEMG)

I lost a TBN every 1489 miles, which if dumping the oil at 3.0 extrapolates out to 9529.6 miles. Obviously this is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,464
Posted By whereisgibson
People with the money to buy a mid-size adv bike...

People with the money to buy a mid-size adv bike pretty much all live where there are good roads and less trails, because they likely have a good job that requires all that infrastructure. Yes...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By whereisgibson
Also no issues shifting gears with the old oil....

Also no issues shifting gears with the old oil. For what it's worth I mostly shift without the clutch.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By whereisgibson
The oil was Putoline Off Road Nano Tech 4+ 10W60....

The oil was Putoline Off Road Nano Tech 4+ 10W60.

Just got the bike back after a service and it sounds pretty much the same as when it had the old oil in, so I'd suggest that the gearbox didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
This 990 has been on three big trips (London ->...

This 990 has been on three big trips (London -> Uzbekistan, all of Scotland, London -> Murmansk -> London) plus was a commuter for a while and has yet to let me down. 64000km of troublefree riding!
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks :) If I were to do the same trip...

Thanks :)

If I were to do the same trip again I'd probably have spent a little longer wild camping in Finland. But that's really about it.

Next will probably be Iceland for a holiday, but I've...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By whereisgibson
One 7000 mile oil change - an oil analysis

After returning from a long road trip to Nordkapp and Murmansk (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896881), the 990 had an oil analysis done.

In a four week period this bike covered near...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 28 Trip log: ...

Day 28

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/TaGa8ill.jpg (http://imgur.com/TaGa8il)

This sign is 5km from the port... a little too late?
http://i.imgur.com/p8X5sjQ.jpg (http://imgur.com/p8X5sjQ)

A...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 27 Trip log: ...

Day 27

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/esnPD3ql.jpg (http://imgur.com/esnPD3q)

With my friend needing to catch the Calais ferry, he left earlier than I did.
http://i.imgur.com/Pe2pma1.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 26 Trip log: ...

Day 26

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/BJB0SJol.jpg (http://imgur.com/BJB0SJo)
(I use an iPhone to record our tracks, but today it got so hot in the tankbag that it switched off a few times!)
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 25 Trip log: ...

Day 25

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/ftl5p2Tl.jpg (http://imgur.com/ftl5p2T)

Today was a difficult day, for two reasons.

Firstly the riding was easy and the roads were clear, but rather the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 24 A day off in Berlin to see the city ...

Day 24

A day off in Berlin to see the city

http://i.imgur.com/advRugk.jpg (http://imgur.com/advRugk)
http://i.imgur.com/kvmDYfW.jpg (http://imgur.com/kvmDYfW)
http://i.imgur.com/xqOsXCg.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 23 Trip log: ...

Day 23

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/KdaEe3Sl.jpg (http://imgur.com/KdaEe3S)

After quietly sneaking out of the dorm, I forgot that it's not easy to sneak out of anywhere with a 990 and Akras....
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 22 Trip log: ...

Day 22

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/chaKbXdl.jpg (http://imgur.com/chaKbXd)

We rode out of Klaipėda and took on the Curonian Spit to Kaliningrad. To get onto the spit you must take a ferry. At...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
I've an Olympus 4/3rds but I really can't...

I've an Olympus 4/3rds but I really can't recommend it. It has broken twice on this trip, it took Olympus service a month to not fix it properly from last time, accused me of breaking it, and gave me...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 21. Trip log: ...

Day 21.

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/YoqKTeUl.jpg (http://imgur.com/YoqKTeU)

We left Riga this morning, and headed South.
http://i.imgur.com/Ag85I4C.jpg (http://imgur.com/Ag85I4C)...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Hi Stephen, great to meet another ADVrider :D We...

Hi Stephen, great to meet another ADVrider :D We look forward to hearing about your travels! Stace & Martin
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 20. Trip log: ...

Day 20.

Trip log:
http://i.imgur.com/NNttddll.jpg (http://imgur.com/NNttddl)

We made our way from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 19. A day off in Helsinki. ...

Day 19.

A day off in Helsinki.

http://i.imgur.com/Rq5lBZU.jpg (http://imgur.com/Rq5lBZU)
http://i.imgur.com/0WVWRD7.jpg (http://imgur.com/0WVWRD7)
http://i.imgur.com/gLPS40q.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 18. Track log: ...

Day 18.

Track log:
http://i.imgur.com/OuC65hKl.jpg (http://imgur.com/OuC65hK)

We left the hostel early, and were on a mission to find a new tyre before Helsinki. We were now very much in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,651
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 16 Track log: ...

Day 16

Track log:
http://i.imgur.com/hzCdPM6l.jpg (http://imgur.com/hzCdPM6)

We headed down the 4 south, towards our destination of Helsinki. We wanted to arrive there tomorrow early to find a...
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