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Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 334,498
Posted By a7an
Spinal Maladies

Hello Sheldon-

I'm gutted to hear you spine is causing issues. Been there, done that for the better part of a decade.

A misspent youth in action sports left me with increasing debilitation for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 334,498
Posted By a7an
a) Ewa rocks! b) What an adventure. Please...

a) Ewa rocks!

b) What an adventure. Please keep it coming!
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 334,498
Posted By a7an
Congratulations. That is a long time on the...

Congratulations. That is a long time on the road...and it's been a hell of an adventure. We can gel the lows and the highs.

Like to see you around for a long time...Macca's? Really???
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 334,498
Posted By a7an
Thanks for keeping up with your posts mate! While...

Thanks for keeping up with your posts mate! While we may not be commenting much, the tales of your exploits are greatly appreciated and well followed.

While the islands in Belize are lovely (the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,443
Posted By a7an
Consider other options!

I am delighted for those of you with successful pain free, highly mobile spinal fusions. Congratulations!

Following an 8.5 year journey of research, misdiagnosis and poor diagnosis I elected to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,022,167
Posted By a7an
Possible to schedule a second speaking engagement in Portland???

Hello Radioman
Welcome homw,

I am delighted to hear your evening speaking here in Portland (Tigard) sold out.
Is there any chance you can schedule a second engagement? A group of us were unable...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,663
Posted By a7an
Sumi, Horses for courses mate! Someone in...

Sumi, Horses for courses mate!

Someone in the market for an 1190 probably isn't a likely candidate for a 500 EXC…Or a 950 SE. Different animals for different tastes and environments.

Yes the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,663
Posted By a7an
A number of folks seem to prefer the handling of...

A number of folks seem to prefer the handling of the R over the Standard bike.
Off road aspirations, Inseam and aesthetics will likely drive the final decision.
On Two Wheels review of 2013...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,663
Posted By a7an
Ride both! (as with all motorcycles, One will speak to you. Take that one home!

1190 and 1190 R a brief review: (Bonus GS comparo)

Both KTM 1190 Models were ridden in Oregon during a KTM demo event earlier this fall. The test loop was on a variety of roads (all paved) and...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,568
Posted By a7an
I am also a current KTM owner (bleed orange) and...

I am also a current KTM owner (bleed orange) and will be waiting a quite a while before I plunk down my hard earned on an 1190. My brief experience on the 1190s at a recent demo day was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 334,498
Posted By a7an
Good on ya! Sheldon and Ewa thank you both for...

Good on ya!
Sheldon and Ewa thank you both for sharing your epic adventure!
We greatly appreciate the effort you are both putting into photography, bollocks and posting the lot.

Sheldon, you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 36,627
Posted By a7an
Where to?

Well, it sounds like a great start!
Where to and for how long?
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,009
Posted By a7an
Xie Xie!

Really nice ride report!
It is wonderful to see more people taking advantage of the ADVentures China holds. Keep em coming!!!

Xie xie for sharing:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17,579
Views: 1,847,158
Posted By a7an
2014 690 Enduro R with ABS!

It appears the 2014 690 Enduro R will be offered with ABS.
This will undoubtedly divide the 690 faithful.

If it is as advanced and transparent as the system on the 1190 I'd welcome the option....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,568
Posted By a7an
The seats are interchangeable.

The seats are interchangeable.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,951,524
Posted By a7an
Ed- There are a lot of folks out there...

Ed-

There are a lot of folks out there enjoying your adventure. While you may not need to pass the hat, you may want to consider opening a PayPal account or similar. I for one would gladly fire...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,951,524
Posted By a7an
Ed- Hope you're feeling better in the...

Ed-

Hope you're feeling better in the morning.
New adventures await!

Tough being alone, feeling like crap in an unfamiliar (rainy) place.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,951,524
Posted By a7an
Hey Ed- Hate to burst your bubble man... ...

Hey Ed-

Hate to burst your bubble man...
Trader Joe's sells it on the West Coast for either $4.99 or $6.99 a bottle!
I cannot remember which.

I was working in Austria in 89/90. During that...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,951,524
Posted By a7an
Hello Ed- As a long time follower of your...

Hello Ed-

As a long time follower of your thread, I would like to offer a heartfelt thanks!
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts and photos.
Many of us are quietly, and I might...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,435
Posted By a7an
Like a number of inmates, I've had no steering...

Like a number of inmates, I've had no steering issues.
That said a high quality steering damper makes the world of difference at high speeds and for those unfortunate times when you're slabbing it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,435
Posted By a7an
For the ultimate hooligan (practical commuting)...

For the ultimate hooligan (practical commuting) machine...

Throw on a pair of Marchesini 17" wheels and some sticky tires...
Unbelievable handling. The weight loss / reduction in rotating mass...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By a7an
Hey Konrad- Sadly I have no first hand...

Hey Konrad-

Sadly I have no first hand riding experience with the 1190 as yet.
There is a great review (on-line / please see below) indicating the R offers superior handling and front end feel....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,037
Posted By a7an
Well...you may be a wee bit off on weight. The...

Well...you may be a wee bit off on weight.
The new F800 Adventure lists at 505 lbs wet.
A 990 adventure R weighs in a around 510 wet.
Apples to apples then.

The F800 engine is smoother and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 156,037
Posted By a7an
...makes the outgoing 990 Adventure look like a...

...makes the outgoing 990 Adventure look like a beacon of sanity in an overweight, underpowered, all flash (except the larger tank and faring) and no substance world.

Don't get me wrong, the F800...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 44,813
Posted By a7an
You are Definitely Posting in the Wrong Forum

Fun

Why do we love motorcycles?
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,054
Posted By a7an
A-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y

Nothing matches the 690 for lightweight, grunty agility.
Never ceases to put a $hi# eating grin on my face!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By a7an
Aftermarket exhaust. (Leo Vince or Akra) Weight...

Aftermarket exhaust. (Leo Vince or Akra) Weight savings, aural improvement.
Shorai Lithium Battery. Weight Savings. Combined with above = ###!!!
R&G Tail Tidy. Weight Savings & Improved Aesthetics...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18,680
Views: 7,455,080
Posted By a7an
Mr Sandman 818- Great looking bike. What...

Mr Sandman 818-

Great looking bike.
What windscreen / headlight is that on your 990?
Looks absolutely incredible.

Much modification needed to graft it on the bike or was it a simple bolt on?...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,846
Views: 1,213,807
Posted By a7an
I greatly appreciate your first hand feedback and...

I greatly appreciate your first hand feedback and experience.
My only reservation about the 690 Enduro was the ability to fit 17"s without compromising the handling.

Every so often I think about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,846
Views: 1,213,807
Posted By a7an
How do the 17" wheels affect handling???

Hello Back Country Cruiser-

How would you describe the handling with the 17" Supermoto wheels?
Is there any instability on turn in or at higher speeds?
Does the bike turn in more easily or flop...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,564
Posted By a7an
Cross Thread Communication

KTM North America 2012, 2013 & 2014 Model Rollout

2012 Design Facelift Enduro R 690

All we need is more fuel capacity.
Possibly a true 690cc 70 BHP engine...

Does the side...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 51,738
Posted By a7an
What do you think the rendering is of???

Any thoughts on the rendering in the lower left corner?

Ride height (high) and wheelbase (short) look more like a 690 than a 1090 Adventure R.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 51,738
Posted By a7an
Not bad news until it's bad news...

Hey-

Think positively lads!
Too early to despair...

Perhaps the "Facelift" Enduro R 690 is an adventure model!
1) Bigger tank
2) Some wind protection
3) An improved seat
4) The engine...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,564
Posted By a7an
690 Enduro is a great single! In a class of its...

690 Enduro is a great single! In a class of its own.
° Significantly lighter than the "competition"
° Meaningfully more competent off road than the "competition"
° More entertaining to ride than...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,564
Posted By a7an
Ktm please pay attention

Thank you all for sharing your experiences and thoughts regarding current and new KTM adventure bikes.:clap
This has been a great education for myself and several close friends who are devoted an...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,564
Posted By a7an
There have been a couple of suggestions for a...

There have been a couple of suggestions for a 690+cc V-Twin Adventure bike from KTM.

For me the 690 Enduro and SM are smooth enough for 10 hour days.
There is something magical about a 300+ LB...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,564
Posted By a7an
Let's Tell KTM What we Would Like to See: Next Generation Adventure Bikes

This is simply intended to get the conversation started...

KTM currently have a unique market position and offer undiluted thrills in a market fraught with increased complexity and weight. They...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,423
Views: 1,674,306
Posted By a7an
Nice 17s

Hey DIBDOB69-

Would you mind sharing your thoughts regarding handling with the 17" wheels?
Anything dragging at big lean angles?
Any understeer or other "differences" in handling?

THX
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,653
Posted By a7an
Best of both worlds

:thumbPlease see the "Fore Sale" link below.

While this is little above your posted budget but it is an insanely good deal.
The bike appears to satisfy all of your listed needs.
Great commuter,...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,869
Posted By a7an
Get over the looks!

Great:
Urban assault bike!
..in the twisties, canyons, etc.
Commuter.
Backroads touring. (23000 miles through the NW & Canada in 09)
Sheer unadulterated fun every time you ride it.

Not so...
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