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Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/3eC6Ev9.png...

http://i.imgur.com/3eC6Ev9.png (http://imgur.com/3eC6Ev9)

Back on the star hunt, I left the hostel and headed for Haifoss.
http://i.imgur.com/riGgdtjh.jpg (http://imgur.com/riGgdtj)
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Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
It's all part of the adventure. Yes bad karma on...

It's all part of the adventure. Yes bad karma on the whiskey, but hey I'm 1kg lighter on the rear shock now :) Pannier is holding on with one clip, which I'm checking every time I stop... it should...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
The closest which any road passes that is the F26...

The closest which any road passes that is the F26 and that point is exactly the point where I had my puncture :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks :) I don't think the closures will...

Thanks :)

I don't think the closures will make much difference; the campsites are already busy with tourists, but remember you can wild-camp here.

The trails aren't that busy. Maybe one other...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/t19XW8u.png A 'relaxed'...

http://i.imgur.com/t19XW8u.png

A 'relaxed' start at 11am, as I needed to find a new inner tube to carry as a spare. Heading out of the hot springs toward Selfoss.
http://i.imgur.com/LAy1tZHh.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/11C9l4zh.png...

http://i.imgur.com/11C9l4zh.png (http://imgur.com/11C9l4z)

Leaving Akureyri for a second time, with a forecast for good weather an opportunity to collect more stars in the south.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/hLG081x.png...

http://i.imgur.com/hLG081x.png (http://imgur.com/hLG081x)

Leaving Askja this morning, after a very blowy and cold night camping, we were informed that the F910 that I had joined was now closed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
It's great to have you on board Blader, the gap...

It's great to have you on board Blader, the gap has been too long! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/JShnJRV.png...

http://i.imgur.com/JShnJRV.png (http://imgur.com/JShnJRV)

Today I turned back a little to collect one star at Godafoss.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
'Formula Offroad' came to Akureyri this weekend,...

'Formula Offroad' came to Akureyri this weekend, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see it.
http://i.imgur.com/pOxm8AYl.jpg (http://imgur.com/pOxm8AY)

The buggies have around 600-800hp,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 6 - Stars galore

http://i.imgur.com/qFcX2NS.png (http://imgur.com/qFcX2NS)

Star 2! First stop the Asbrygi cliffs.
http://i.imgur.com/XFcVVSbh.jpg (http://imgur.com/XFcVVSb)
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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 5 - Iceland!

http://i.imgur.com/pw4Q49C.png (http://imgur.com/pw4Q49C)

Iceland arrived in the morning, a clear, perfect day.
http://i.imgur.com/K1jHlCBh.jpg (http://imgur.com/K1jHlCB)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 4 - Spotting the Faroes

There's not much to do on the ferry.
http://i.imgur.com/tZjLgUrh.jpg (http://imgur.com/tZjLgUr)

And the couchette option packs nine beds into a tiny room. Bring your own bedding too....
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 3 - Catching the ferry to Iceland

The vast majority of bikes have some kind of knobbly tire fitted, and there were two other 640 Adventures in the queue as well as this Swiss couple on two Yamaha XTs.
http://i.imgur.com/hhUFc7Xh.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 2 -Slog to Hirtshalls

http://i.imgur.com/hGw7GVW.png (http://imgur.com/hGw7GVW)

An uneventful slog up the motorways, through Holland, Germany, and into Denmark.
http://i.imgur.com/iJuyaQ4h.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 1 - Getting to Harwich

http://i.imgur.com/CCHnUJjh.png (http://imgur.com/CCHnUJj)

Leaving my house in London to catch the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry, via Oxford to pick up some bits....
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Preparation

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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By whereisgibson
Iceland Star Grab

A journey around Iceland in August 2014. The only plan is to visit as many of the stars (points of interest) on my paper map as I can. There are 25.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,891
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: 8,891
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: 5,697
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: 23,295
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: 11,150
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: 18,053
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: 18,053
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: 11,150
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: 4,344
Views: 1,625,336
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)
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Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
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: 869
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: 520
Posted By whereisgibson
Bump...

Bump...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
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: 520
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: 6,771
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: 4,435
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: 6,771
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: 8,634
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: 2,809
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: 2,809
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: 13,676
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: 2,809
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.
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