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Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,052
Posted By waldecker
NSW Finke competitors- bike transport?

Reading about people getting organised for Finke- anyone from Sydney or Central West NSW going to compete in Finke having a spare space to transport a bike (reasonable budget contribution...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,202
Posted By waldecker
Well, if they fitted the Auroras to their...

Well, if they fitted the Auroras to their customer RFR they would need 50+/year don't you think?
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,202
Posted By waldecker
Looking at that roadbook - KTM better buy a...

Looking at that roadbook - KTM better buy a pallet of Auroras:norton
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 715,828
Posted By waldecker
KTM bailing out GasGas is probably just a rumour...

KTM bailing out GasGas is probably just a rumour - or wishful thinking.
It has been written about for a while in German/Austrian media, but with GasGas reportedly owing the banks 24 Million Euros it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 950,483
Posted By waldecker
I think one was used in dakar That's...

I think one was used in dakar

That's correct, the original Dakarberg had that very modification. I bought that bike a few years later and, probably due to material fatigue, 3 or so years after it...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 715,828
Posted By waldecker
Re Kinigadner interview in Austrian (which is not quite German)

Well, there is quite a bit more news in that interview that I did not read elsewhere:
- He rates Coma as the outstanding Dakar rider, claims that this year MC opened the track for more than 50% of...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By waldecker
Brembo Drilling

Hi Matt,

That's a very common modification on rallye conversions done all over the world- I had it done on my Berg and no concerns whatsoever. I guess Brembo have placed their logo in that exact...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 835,535
Posted By waldecker
I'm really interested to know how the only carb...

I'm really interested to know how the only carb bike is fairing out there. :D

That's not quite correct, the "old" KTM RFR (with the exhaust on the left hand side) that a lot of the privateers...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 835,535
Posted By waldecker
Hi vs Low front fenders?

Has anyone insight into the front fender choice with the bikes?
I know that the low item supposedly improves airflow to the radiators,and the KTMs come with both options ,whereas Honda seems to...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 835,535
Posted By waldecker
Don't know if it's 205, but no flat 4- they are...

Don't know if it's 205, but no flat 4- they are using a (stock) 3l V6 Diesel straight out of the VW Touareg
Apparently they are planning to offer customer cars for 2016, considerably cheaper package...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 835,535
Posted By waldecker
Even more remarkable seeing them so relaxed...

Even more remarkable seeing them so relaxed considering it looks very much like a stage finish...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,114
Posted By waldecker
Just wondering if they are all like this or mine...

Just wondering if they are all like this or mine has been painted over. both front tanks have them

Hi Boyter,
I am by no means an expert on RFRs, but my 2013 model in original condition is the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 950,483
Posted By waldecker
@ pinevalley

Thanks for sharing!
That's about the most elaborate fuel plumbing I have ever seen on a multi-tank Berg and probably the way to go if one needs to connect 6 different fuel outlets....:norton
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 950,483
Posted By waldecker
Sorry, no pics for a nomad on a Berg- but...

Sorry, no pics for a nomad on a Berg- but considering the setup is not so much different from a KTM EXC I would think it should not be a problem- all it needs is a reasonably flat surface just behind...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 950,483
Posted By waldecker
Hi Zimi, Did you try and install the Safari...

Hi Zimi,

Did you try and install the Safari rear tank already? There are subtle differences between the OEM subframe and the 70 degree Tank, and I am not sure the mounting hardware from Safari...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 950,483
Posted By waldecker
I don't think there is a "best" solution- I had...

I don't think there is a "best" solution- I had both front and rear Safari tanks and front Safari plus 70 Degree rear connected, but never the 2 rears only...
Issue is the confined space between...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By waldecker
Hi, I ride the Pinnacle FT/Dark Corner Mt TR...

Hi,
I ride the Pinnacle FT/Dark Corner Mt TR loop quite frequently, coming in via the Blackbutt Mountain FT- although I never took anything heavier than a 570 Berg I guess a competent rider would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,592
Posted By waldecker
Hi Orangecicle, I am with you having a thing...

Hi Orangecicle,

I am with you having a thing for the 450RFR- that's why I now own the very bike from Grabbo:
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s379/mthumm/DSC_0087a_zps45d1acdb.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By waldecker
Unless you need it in a hurry I'd personally...

Unless you need it in a hurry I'd personally just order 2-3 of the genuine KTM ones and then change them every 20.000 kms or so, cheap enough and perfect fitment without having to tinker.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By waldecker
KTM 690/450 RFR technical question

Question regarding the fuel filter on the carburetted Rallye Replicas:
Does anyone here know whether the original part (#762 07 099 050) is interchangeable with the filter used in most of the...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 133,287
Posted By waldecker
Anybody tried the new Mapping KM720EU12D0732 ...

Anybody tried the new Mapping KM720EU12D0732

Well, I had it installed last week; together with opening up the mufflers it made the bike rev much more freely and it feels quite a bit snappier-...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 133,287
Posted By waldecker
Thanks, will have to get the mufflers out and...

Thanks,
will have to get the mufflers out and have a look....
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 133,287
Posted By waldecker
Catalytic Converter question

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but does anybody here know for certain whether the Freeride 350 we get here in OZ comes without the dreaded catalytic converter insert some european markets...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 25,389
Posted By waldecker
You can't buy experience either- Roland goes back...

You can't buy experience either- Roland goes back to HPN and later the BMW Factory Dakar team- when I chatted to him a couple of years ago he mentioned that he had been working on something like 25...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 715,828
Posted By waldecker
is Grabbo riding too I wonder... or putting the...

is Grabbo riding too I wonder... or putting the Mgr cap on full time, and giving the star pupil a chance at the big prize. I would'a thought that ben still had unfinished business there after last...
Forum: Racing 08-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,112
Posted By waldecker
Guess it's about connections,PR and money: -...

Guess it's about connections,PR and money:
- Lotterer grew up ,and his family lives, in Belgium, so some local hero PR..
- Colin Kolles, new boss at Caterham actually helped start Lotterers WEC...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 65,265
Posted By waldecker
Fuel lines

Hi Neil,

Looking at your pics reminds me of the fuel lines I inherited on the Dakarberg- the Husaberg having a similar exhaust route in that area.The Husaberg guys used the space between shock and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 950,483
Posted By waldecker
Although you might consider me biased :wink:, in...

Although you might consider me biased :wink:, in deciding on whether a standard FE 450 or a rallye spec 570 is more suited for ADV riding you should imho consider :
- engine capacity does not...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,390
Posted By waldecker
Being in the process of selling one/ buying one...

Being in the process of selling one/ buying one this thread made me reflect on my own bike history:
36 years of riding and 26 bikes gives me a pretty average (it seems)
0.7 /year ratio...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 65,265
Posted By waldecker
Fuel tanks CRF

From my limited experience (with KTM 525 and Husaberg 570) i would say it's worthwhile avoiding a rear tank; unless a bike is designed around this adding weight at the back tends to unsettle the...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 65,265
Posted By waldecker
Dakarberg

Sorry to disappoint, but the Dakarberg on sale is NOT the #45 Berg from Condo. I plan to keep that one and return to Condo 2015...
Sundowner knows the Dakarberg well, and I think he would consider...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By waldecker
Binns Track

It has been a while since I rode the binns (2010), and from memory the section you refer to consists in parts of 2 wheeltracks through rocky/sandy country and had quite a few creek and river...
Forum: Racing 06-17-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 241,112
Posted By waldecker
Wec lmp1?

I feel displacement,weight,wheelbase and track should be the extent of rules in F1
Not quite, but what about Le Mans?
In terms of encouraging diversity in innovation the WEC rules for LMP1 are...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 65,265
Posted By waldecker
What tyres did you fit them into ? Pirelli-Mx mid...

What tyres did you fit them into ? Pirelli-Mx mid hard front/ Scorpion rallye rear
Did you rotate No
Relube them at any point ? No, neither year

Obviously mousse life depends on many factors,...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 65,265
Posted By waldecker
I'll be going with .. 1 new rear mousse...

I'll be going with ..

1 new rear mousse (Mefo)
1 new front mousse (Mefo)

Hi Neil,

A word of caution re Mefo Mousse- I used them for the ADV tour 2012, and on day 5/ 6 the front one started...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 18,292
Posted By waldecker
WOW WTF did you do? Guessing you needed pins? ...

WOW WTF did you do? Guessing you needed pins?
Well, the orthopod in Alice wanted to do surgery- but I happened to know that his experience with this type of procedure was limited (=0) so I got...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 18,292
Posted By waldecker
Don't ditch the pills! They work even better with...

Don't ditch the pills! They work even better with beer....
BTW, had my pelvis broken exactly 4 years ago just past the 40k mark while prerunning- not nice.
Was bedridden for 6 weeks and on crutches...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 133,287
Posted By waldecker
Either way, happens with kill switch on or off

Either way, happens with kill switch on or off
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 133,287
Posted By waldecker
Trickle charger issues

Sorry if this has been discussed somewhere here- but when I fitted a trickle charger (Oxford 900) to my 2014 FR 350 the fuel pump repeatedly started briefly- presumably triggered by charging...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 715,828
Posted By waldecker
Ripping yarn re Canyongate

Well worth a read:
http://transmoto.com.au/mark-davidson-tells-dakar-despair/
And massive respect to Mark for getting through all this- bloody legend! :clap
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