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Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By WildHorseRider
60,000 km = 37,500 miles 2006 640 Adventure

60,000 km = 37,500 miles
2006 640 Adventure
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 29,261
Posted By WildHorseRider
Strictly on an engineering/mechanical point of...

Strictly on an engineering/mechanical point of vue, I have a hard time to believe that over-torque is the culprit...
It is hard to speak from pictures, but the fact that both cracks are at the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By WildHorseRider
Potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner...:wink:

Potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner...:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 1,398,818
Posted By WildHorseRider
Hat off and standing ovation to you guys. This...

Hat off and standing ovation to you guys. This more than an exceptional adventure: it is a hymn to life and what you may achieve and discover when living fully...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,957
Posted By WildHorseRider
Well, on my wife's bike we get around 3000 miles...

Well, on my wife's bike we get around 3000 miles on a set of T63. She is not too hard on the throttle as some more aggressive riders and it is for 70/80% dirt 30/20 % pavement. On the 640 Adv. they...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,957
Posted By WildHorseRider
+1 for the T63. They work great on my wife LC4E....

+1 for the T63. They work great on my wife LC4E. On my 640 Adv. they are a bit on the soft side and I prefer (love) the Michelin Desert. On road (as long as it is dry) you can lean all the way to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,726
Posted By WildHorseRider
OK, now we are home and I have some time to...

OK, now we are home and I have some time to waste...!!!
The rider and the bike while in motion are one single system. The forces they (as a single system) have to balance are going tough the contact...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,726
Posted By WildHorseRider
This is so much fun to read... I am stuck at JFK...

This is so much fun to read... I am stuck at JFK airport and killing time by surfing the web and spending a lot of time on AdvRider...
What is fun: to see people fighting over and over one subject...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,382
Posted By WildHorseRider
This is the only tire giving me more than 2000...

This is the only tire giving me more than 2000 miles while not riding conservatively. This is 70% dirt 30% tar (commuting).
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,382
Posted By WildHorseRider
Q: What tire for tough dual sport riding? ...

Q: What tire for tough dual sport riding?

A: Michelin Desert front and rear. Period. And they handle pretty well on tar too as it is a lot (lots) of tared sections on the Dakar. I tried pretty...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2007, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By WildHorseRider
The clutch hydraulic fluid you need has to be...

The clutch hydraulic fluid you need has to be heat resistant (to a certain extend). It doesn't have the same rating than brake fluid. The clutch fluid used by KTM is rated to 70degree Celsius if I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,094
Posted By WildHorseRider
Sorry, I have "some" experience with this stuff...

Sorry, I have "some" experience with this stuff as I had to design fuel tanks using it a few years back and you have to shape the material at the exact size of the tank (NO compression). Even under...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,094
Posted By WildHorseRider
The material your are talking about is widely...

The material your are talking about is widely used in the aircraft industry and F1 racing cars to limit fuel flash explosion during crash. It has the added advantage of limiting (eliminating) slosh...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By WildHorseRider
Your right about the T63's but only on the...

Your right about the T63's but only on the lighter bikes. I find them not stiff enough for the 640A but near perfect on the 640E. Here, in SA, the price difference is not as great...
The big...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By WildHorseRider
Well, funny... I am absolutely sold on the Desert...

Well, funny... I am absolutely sold on the Desert for my 640 A. But since they are none available in SA (?) these days, I switched to the Baja last week. After over 500 miles with them during the...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,322
Posted By WildHorseRider
Sponsored Link Santa Fe Flights...

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Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By WildHorseRider
Well, I am sure it is easy to get someone to...

Well, I am sure it is easy to get someone to manufacture such aluminium box. The workshop manager told me that the cost to manufacture the box, fit the bracket and put the two latches would be around...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By WildHorseRider
640 A @ 25,000 miles with the mods/improvements

Here is some pictures of the mods and thoughts I did to my 640:

I got my 640 the 18th of May 2006 (same year model) and 11 months later it has 24,000 miles (25,000 next week...).

As...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By WildHorseRider
Try this: <TABLE class=ra id=mbEnd...

Try this:
<TABLE class=ra id=mbEnd cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="25%" align=right bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD onmouseover="return ss()" noWrap>www.SatellitePhoneStore.com...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
Regarding the tool box I will make a little...

Regarding the tool box I will make a little report in the Thumper section. Nothing fancy, just a rolled up and riveted aluminium work.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
Thank you for all the nice comments from all of...

Thank you for all the nice comments from all of you guys...
I am currently spending a lot of time (too much???!!!) in SA and I am based in the Midrand area. Since Catherine is far away I am riding a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By WildHorseRider
I had over the years 4 Africa Twin (still own...

I had over the years 4 Africa Twin (still own one), Suzuki Djebel, Honda 400 XR, GS 1150... Go to this tread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220972
This is my latest trip with the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
Thank you guys for the nice comments. I...

Thank you guys for the nice comments.

I forgot to mention that I always carry a light, super absorbent, quick drying towel. It is good in case of an unexpected swim. But it can be use for making...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
Now a few technical information: It is no...

Now a few technical information:

It is no gas between Hukuntsi and Mamuno for a distance of roughly 250 miles. Because this was the most remote and dangerous part of the whole trip I limited my...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
I thought I said it in the report: trough Mamuno...

I thought I said it in the report: trough Mamuno in the northern part of the trip and Klein Menasse/Reitfontein-Built UP in the south.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
Last episode

The sunrise is equally beautiful:

http://fnev.smugmug.com/photos/142887182-L.jpg

After a solid breakfast and a few kilometers of tared road to the border it is back onto sand/dirt/gravel.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
episode 3

I will answer all the questions at the end... Just let me finish my report!
So, I got fuel and since it seems that everything in Aroab is own by one (baron?) person I ended up in the only...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
Episode 2

So, the sun is down, no sign off (human) life, I am tired, dirty and I start to be hungry as the pit stops and snacks along the trail are far behind...
This is when I see this sign:
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,983
Posted By WildHorseRider
I did it: Botswana, Namibia and South Africa around the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Here I am, back to civilisation... Exactly a week ago I was on my bike starting a great trip of 2000 miles with 1500 miles of dirt, sand and amazing landscapes....
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-18-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 249,085
Posted By WildHorseRider
Nice pictures... The mama cat doesn't look very...

Nice pictures... The mama cat doesn't look very happy...!!!
Anyway I have pretty much made up my mind and will probably stick to my plan. I have been through tracks like the one on you pics. It is...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-16-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 249,085
Posted By WildHorseRider
Thank you for searching, but could you define...

Thank you for searching, but could you define your meaning of bad? It is hard to gauge one's advise by only one word as "bad" for someone could be "fairly easy" fore an other person...!!!
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-14-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 249,085
Posted By WildHorseRider
Sorry to hijack but I am planning a trip around...

Sorry to hijack but I am planning a trip around the Kalahari for The coming long weekend Anyone knows how the "road" (track?) is between Hukuntsi and Kule in western Botswana???
Thank you
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 59,262
Posted By WildHorseRider
To use the Enduro helmet with goggles the best is...

To use the Enduro helmet with goggles the best is to remove the screen...

An add-on to my review: when using ear plugs this helmet is much more quieter than the Arai Tour X. The lining material...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 59,262
Posted By WildHorseRider
BMW Enduro helmet review

I just got a BMW Enduro helmet and after using the Arai Tour X it might be of interest for others to know how I feel they compare.

Price: the BMW is cheaper here in South Africa where I am still...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,306
Posted By WildHorseRider
You,ve got to be kidding! Why would you even ask...

You,ve got to be kidding! Why would you even ask that question here? Send this to Jo Momma where this guy can be properly abused.
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Forum: Equipment 02-21-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By WildHorseRider
Madam and myself have Vectors: very comfy, good...

Madam and myself have Vectors: very comfy, good ankle support but not waterproof. They do not give good traction on mud and slick ground but for anything else they are great. No product is perfect...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 155,369
Posted By WildHorseRider
http://fnev.smugmug.com/photos/130887598-S.jpg ...

http://fnev.smugmug.com/photos/130887598-S.jpg

http://fnev.smugmug.com/photos/130887997-S.jpg

The bike picture on a dirt road riding a KTM... Tell me about vibrations... Took several attempts...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-29-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By WildHorseRider
Thank you guys: I am pretty good with Map Source,...

Thank you guys: I am pretty good with Map Source, but this "Find" business was a pimple on my ass and I gave up long ago. Now I am going to give it a try again...!!!
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,991
Posted By WildHorseRider
Canon G7

Canon G7
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By WildHorseRider
Can't answer as I am adjusting pressure to...

Can't answer as I am adjusting pressure to accommodate trail (or road) conditions... I am far from been the only one doing this. Maybe you should rephrase your question.
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