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Forum: Racing 07-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 521,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
Baja Designs Squadrons are pretty small - and...

Baja Designs Squadrons are pretty small - and bright!
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 164,738
Posted By MaxThePanda
Has anyone tried the Squadron Sports yet and able...

Has anyone tried the Squadron Sports yet and able to offer any kind of real world comparison with the Squadron?
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 71,032
Posted By MaxThePanda
The problem with this setup, for me, is that one...

The problem with this setup, for me, is that one has lost any ability to move back on the seat. The bag is packed really high, which loses the original advantage of the Coyote design, which was dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6,010
Views: 1,253,694
Posted By MaxThePanda
Hi all. New to this thread - I'm considering a...

Hi all. New to this thread - I'm considering a low hours '09 G450X for some local rallying. I know the forks aren't great - Speedbrain seem to offer a replacement for the internals. That for the BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
Anyone here tried the KTM hard parts tall seat?...

Anyone here tried the KTM hard parts tall seat? How would it compare to Seat Concepts? And Enduro Engineering? Have a deal on a barely used one locally that would save shipping in from the US.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 372,407
Posted By MaxThePanda
Thank god I live in Africa!!!!

Thank god I live in Africa!!!!
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 131,082
Posted By MaxThePanda
That's impressive looking cutoff from the 10deg...

That's impressive looking cutoff from the 10deg with filter!
Forum: Racing 05-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 372,407
Posted By MaxThePanda
Would kevlar/carbon be a good combo for a road...

Would kevlar/carbon be a good combo for a road book tray? Alu seems quite old fashioned, with composites now within reach of the home builder. HDPE seems a no-brainer for tower sides.

My plan is...
Forum: Racing 05-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 372,407
Posted By MaxThePanda
Anyone used the new KTM hard parts rally/roadbook...

Anyone used the new KTM hard parts rally/roadbook tower yet? Have an option to buy a 500 with one already on for a good price. I was planning on an HDB setup, but rallying's expensive enough as it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
Like this: ...

Like this:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14059763960_8035a17949_o.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14059763500_f4a2c3dc2e_o.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
Anyone used the new KTM hard parts rally/roadbook...

Anyone used the new KTM hard parts rally/roadbook tower yet? Have an option to buy a 500 with one on - wanted to go for the HDB setup but this one's a great deal...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
Buy the gripper, don't buy the gripper... haha...

Buy the gripper, don't buy the gripper... haha :ear

I guess like all things everyone has a different need and taste. Johnrunner which material did you go for?
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
At the moment I'm thinking standard height - if...

At the moment I'm thinking standard height - if the low is comfortable then surely that's plenty? What material would you go for if the gripper is too sticky?
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
Looks like a good option - how tall is it...

Looks like a good option - how tall is it compared to the standard KTM seat? I'm riding this bike in some technical terrain too, so still want access to the ground! :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 1,359,997
Posted By MaxThePanda
2012 ktm 500 exc?

I'm about to buy a 2012 500 which I'm adapting as a Rallye light bike for a 3000km event. Need a good seat! What are people here recommending?

Seat Concepts have a good rep & their pricing is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
That good? Now you scratching for pennies for the...

That good? Now you scratching for pennies for the Tractive rear too?
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 131,082
Posted By MaxThePanda
What are the dimensions and weight of the Long...

What are the dimensions and weight of the Long Range and Long Range Extreme lights?

I'm thinking of putting a pair on a KTM500 rallye-lite conversion I'm doing as main lights, mounted in a Highway...
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 164,738
Posted By MaxThePanda
And comparative current draw? They both up to...

And comparative current draw? They both up to duty on, say, a rally bike?
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 164,738
Posted By MaxThePanda
What's the deal on the new Squadron Sport? ...

What's the deal on the new Squadron Sport?

http://www.bajadesigns.com/images/items/Large/400003.jpg

How does it compare to the Squadron? Yes, it's cheaper and sits down the range, but it's also...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
Sounds a little like mine. At first you think -...

Sounds a little like mine. At first you think - oh dear, it's not going to start - and then suddenly it kicks perfectly. Try a battery you know is perfect before you try anything else, would be my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
You certain the battery isn't going south? I had...

You certain the battery isn't going south? I had a bike that sounded a bit like yours... strangled at first, then firing into life. Then one day on a ride everything went on the blink - flashing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By MaxThePanda
Yeah true, but the oil change on the 500 should...

Yeah true, but the oil change on the 500 should be a pretty quick and painless job. Reports on long distance reliability so far seem pretty good.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By MaxThePanda
Over the last 5 years I've averaged about...

Over the last 5 years I've averaged about 6000km/3800mi per year in total, mostly off-road touring. Recently bought a 2 stroke enduro that I'm riding a lot now.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By MaxThePanda
Not all that worried about on-road performance as...

Not all that worried about on-road performance as such.... Happy to sit at 70mph and both have bad seats....
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By MaxThePanda
570 looks awesome but there aren't any down here...

570 looks awesome but there aren't any down here hence the 500.... Nice to hear though!
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By MaxThePanda
Swopped your 690 for a 500? Happy?

I've been on a 2011 690 the last year and seriously considering swooping it for a new 500exc for general trail/dual sport use and to set up as a rally-lite bike for the 3000 km Amageza rally here in...
Forum: Racing 04-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 20,636
Posted By MaxThePanda
I'd say Dropbox and email would be perfect....

I'd say Dropbox and email would be perfect. Start/stop shouldn't be easily accessible by mistake - I'd want this to start tracking at the beginning of the stage and only stop at the end, for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,387
Posted By MaxThePanda
Diablo.

Diablo.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
Let's see some pictures?

Let's see some pictures?
Forum: Racing 04-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 521,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
Nice! Can we see some detail shots of the bike?...

Nice! Can we see some detail shots of the bike? Fairing & tower look pretty cool!
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 71,032
Posted By MaxThePanda
Interesting.... Was that running Slime in the...

Interesting.... Was that running Slime in the tyres? And what size rim? I've been delighted with Tubliss on my KDX and keen to try it on my big bike...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 20,636
Posted By MaxThePanda
What's the chance a new feature can be added to...

What's the chance a new feature can be added to record a GPS track at one second intervals as you go? Seems the data is already there, just a case of saving it. We need these tracks for the Amageza...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 1,211,665
Posted By MaxThePanda
That the Omega kit? It doesn't use a low exhaust?

That the Omega kit? It doesn't use a low exhaust?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
Used UHD tubes for five years without lube with...

Used UHD tubes for five years without lube with no issues up to 160kph. But, as always, YMMV...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 185,063
Posted By MaxThePanda
KTM 690 Adventure EVO2 Kit

Cheeky bastard! I'll be super jealous with only 275mm at the Amageza! You keeping the standard rear?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
Cool - look forward to your feedback. I'm talking...

Cool - look forward to your feedback. I'm talking 100kph plus - lower speeds it was fantastic. On tar it seems fine.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 1,842,596
Posted By MaxThePanda
I'm running a C23 on the front currently,...

I'm running a C23 on the front currently, replaced a T63. One thing I have found is that the C23 is EXTREMELY loose on very fast open dirt sections. Hooks up well in tight rough stuff, but where the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,534
Posted By MaxThePanda
No worries - good luck with the bulld! Maybe...

No worries - good luck with the bulld! Maybe Nowwhat wants to sell his...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,534
Posted By MaxThePanda
You don't want to sell me the tank do you?...

You don't want to sell me the tank do you? Looking for one to build into a home-made bashplate on my bike.
Forum: Racing 03-25-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 20,636
Posted By MaxThePanda
Hey Paul So, when you say 'not for a while'...

Hey Paul

So, when you say 'not for a while' does that mean a month, 3 months, 6 months? I'd love to do away with cables and run one of these to replace an ICO at the Amageza Rally in South Africa...
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