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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,840
Posted By Fredde_M
I'm also 6.2" and I have tried them both. ...

I'm also 6.2" and I have tried them both.

The 990 SMT is more aggresive, both regarding comfort, brakes (super strong) and engine. It's a sport bike with travel bags.

I didn't dare to test...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 143,076
Posted By Fredde_M
I read somewhere that the valve check is removed...

I read somewhere that the valve check is removed for the 1000km service.

//F
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-17-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12,785
Views: 1,798,586
Posted By Fredde_M
Visited the Guzzi dealer a couple of days ago to...

Visited the Guzzi dealer a couple of days ago to test the Stelvio.

I passed the BMW dealer on the way and began the test session with the 08 GS1200 just to get the right benchmark. Then about...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-09-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12,785
Views: 1,798,586
Posted By Fredde_M
Thanks for the input. I will try to get a demo...

Thanks for the input.
I will try to get a demo ride next week on the Stelvio.
Really looking forward to see the differences compared to the BMW GSA.

//F
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By Fredde_M
Tested both the Multi and Hypermotard back to...

Tested both the Multi and Hypermotard back to back in may. The nice seat and comfort on the Hyper surprised me. The Multistrada seat was actually not as comfy as the Hypermotard. I have always liked...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 4,297,757
Posted By Fredde_M
Here is mine. I bought it new in july 2007. ...

Here is mine.
I bought it new in july 2007.
The picture was taken earlier tonight.

//F


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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12,785
Views: 1,798,586
Posted By Fredde_M
Hello there, I also have my eyes on the...

Hello there,

I also have my eyes on the Stelvio.

Seems like most of the early reviews were made on pre-production bikes and there have been complains about poor midrange (3500-5500 rpm).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,435
Posted By Fredde_M
Tested 990 Adventure last weekend. I have tested...

Tested 990 Adventure last weekend. I have tested the KTM Adv several times before but this was the first test drive after I bought my GSA - now 8000 km on the odo.

Some things I noticed:
- The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By Fredde_M
Aha - thank you for that. //F

Aha - thank you for that.

//F
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By Fredde_M
Italian speaking look here

Found this.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyEHVKIjXrk

....but can't understand what they are talking about.

Can someone just make a short summary in english?

//F
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12,785
Views: 1,798,586
Posted By Fredde_M
Cross a Multistrada and a GS and you get a MG...

Cross a Multistrada and a GS and you get a MG Stelvio????

Sounds nice and I really begin to like the looks.

http://press.motoguzzi.it/press.asp?idpadre=340&idliv=334

Also a test from...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Fredde_M
Hello, As said before - go west. Norway has...

Hello,

As said before - go west. Norway has better views and and better roads (my opinion). There are some really fun roads just around the border lines between Norway-Sweden. Don't choose the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 110,735
Posted By Fredde_M
Very interesting info and very nice if it will be...

Very interesting info and very nice if it will be a rallye replica.
How sure are you about release dates?

//F
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 70,306
Posted By Fredde_M
This german dealer says 11650 euro for the...

This german dealer says 11650 euro for the Granpasso.
Sounds almost too cheap to me. Don't know how seroius this is.
...
Forum: Europe 01-09-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Fredde_M
Not sure - I would guess between 10-12 days. ...

Not sure - I would guess between 10-12 days.

//F
Forum: Europe 01-08-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Fredde_M
Hej Tage, (Norska fungerar bra. Snygg...

Hej Tage,

(Norska fungerar bra. Snygg hemsida och det verkar som ni lever er dröm.
Bra tips med boende - hör kanske av mig mer om detta framöver).

I have read your Toscana thread a couple of...
Forum: Europe 12-22-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Fredde_M
Thank you Flood and NikiDc for your comments. I...

Thank you Flood and NikiDc for your comments.
I don't like to plan my trips too detailed. Just a rough plan where I might
be at the end of the day and I'm happy. This attitude has caused in some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,187
Posted By Fredde_M
The day after my initial thread I took a ride to...

The day after my initial thread I took a ride to the local Ducati/Guzzi dealer.
Asked about the Stelvio, but almost immediately he started to talk about the new Moto Morini Granpasso which he had...
Forum: Europe 12-20-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Fredde_M
Thanks for your input. Good comments about...

Thanks for your input.

Good comments about closed roads in April - I wasn't fully aware of that.
Only way seems to be around the mountains then.

Cold weather should be OK. Had a 300km ride...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Fredde_M
Spring trip to southern europe

Hi there,

I'm thinking of taking a couple of weeks vacation this spring and go south.
Would be nice to "meet the summer" and leave the last of the winter behind. Nothing is decided yet but it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-07-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,187
Posted By Fredde_M
The Italian Alternative???

It seems like the smaller italian manufacturers are releasing some
GS-look-a-likes next year (Moto Morini Gran Passo, Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Benelli Trek Amazonas).

Have any of you out there any...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,061
Posted By Fredde_M
Ahh - I had a Yamma TT600 last winter and the...

Ahh - I had a Yamma TT600 last winter and the rear MT21 was quite fun around town.

Back to GSA. How much street/dirt do you drive? Wear?

//F
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,061
Posted By Fredde_M
Just the comparison I was looking for. Thank you...

Just the comparison I was looking for. Thank you Siva!

Leaning more and more to Tourances when I read the posts.

//F
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,370
Posted By Fredde_M
OT but just curious. 22000 miles in 4 months is...

OT but just curious.
22000 miles in 4 months is an average just above 180 miles /day.
Thats impressive - how can you manage that?

//F
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,061
Posted By Fredde_M
Thanks for (as usual on this forum) all good...

Thanks for (as usual on this forum) all good inputs and advices.

Has anyone tried the Metzeler Karoo 2 on a GSA?

Thats tyre showed up on this search but I haven't read anything about
the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,061
Posted By Fredde_M
Tourance vs Anakee??

Hello,

They seem to be similar. If not - I hope someone can help me sort out the
differences?

I have BattleWings now and they are way to slippery on dirt. Thinking of
TKC80 but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By Fredde_M
Like this you mean??? ...

Like this you mean???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzgHVjXZwoM

//F
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By Fredde_M
Thanks for your input. I will soon order...

Thanks for your input.

I will soon order the tires from Germany and then think about how to get them on.

//F
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By Fredde_M
Tire change tools?

Hello,

My from-the-factory-Battle-Wings will soon be replaced and I'm thinking of Conti TKC80. I just read some threads about balancing and I got the impression that balancing is not a must - at...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Fredde_M
Hello, I have been in the same situation....

Hello,

I have been in the same situation. Ended up with a new 07 1200GSA and I don't regret it. Almost 4 weeks now and 3800 km with zero problems. I do some gravel but main focus are curvy (often...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Fredde_M
Thanks for your input. Checked the...

Thanks for your input.

Checked the Touratech homepage. Is that the Cordura model?
In that case that seems cheaper than BMW:s own model.

126469

//F
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Fredde_M
GSA - luggage?

Hi,

At last I came to a decision yesterday and ordered a 07 GSA.
Will get the bike next tuesday. :dg

Anyway - I wonder if you can give some inputs about BMW:s own
- 51 lit soft sportbag?...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By Fredde_M
I think that the 15 minutes is for the fuel...

I think that the 15 minutes is for the fuel adaption to adjust.
The lambda sensor signal is read by the ECU which adjust the amount of
fuel the reach the desired lambda. It's on open looped process...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Fredde_M
2007 990 Adv - FI impressions

Hello,

Had a test drive today on a brand new 2007 990 Adv.

When I tested the 2006 model last year I was disappointed with the jerky
FI. Almost lost control and crashed on a slippy gravel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Fredde_M
Days are not long now........... 96488 ...

Days are not long now...........

96488


//F
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Fredde_M
Warm winter

Has been a very hot autumn/winter in northern Europe and it's still biking weather.

This $2000 old iron horse has actually make me smile through this dark time of the year.

//F96487
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By Fredde_M
TT600 -84 info

Hello,

Purchases an old TT600 -84 last week - so far so good.

Do anyone know what the valve lash should be?

Read that oil volume is 2.4/2 l with/without filter and
20W40 is the right one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,758
Posted By Fredde_M
Had a longer test trip on a 990 ADV today. ...

Had a longer test trip on a 990 ADV today.

Tried to push it a little bit more this time and I'm still impressed with the bike. You don't really feel how fast your going on the small roads until...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,758
Posted By Fredde_M
Tested both the 990 and 990S this weekend. ...

Tested both the 990 and 990S this weekend.

The S-model was impressive and just as comfortable as the normal model.
No difference on common tarmacs roads - just fun.
Strong, but rather harsh...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,758
Posted By Fredde_M
Is the S-seat the same for 03-06 models? ...

Is the S-seat the same for 03-06 models?

Have tested the 950 (not S) a couple of times and it felt more fun and alive than the GS1200. Maybe a little bit more wobbly at higher speeds but nothing...
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