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Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 111,081
Posted By davidmild
Hi CnB, thanks for that information. It helps a...

Hi CnB, thanks for that information. It helps a lot. Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 111,081
Posted By davidmild
Rear Cush Hub to Suit '94 605 DSES

Hi, First time post to this thread (I think) and I am hoping the collective wisdom can advise me on the above.

Has anyone fitted or definitely know what cush hub will fit a 1994 (twin loop frame)...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-05-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,985
Posted By davidmild
If you want to read about a fast GT750 I I think...

If you want to read about a fast GT750 I I think you should have a look at this:

http://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/news/local/news/general/worlds-fastest-maraylyan/1778867.aspx

Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By davidmild
Oz ATK $$$

Aussie price. Maybe a guide.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By davidmild
My mate never responded. I will try shaking his...

My mate never responded. I will try shaking his tree again. Cheers.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-08-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By davidmild
Hi Heno, I used to work in Dubai so I have...

Hi Heno,

I used to work in Dubai so I have sent your first post to my mate to see if they can help identify. Cheers.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,239
Posted By davidmild
Thread hijack: I am just back from the the hell...

Thread hijack: I am just back from the the hell of riding into and through, downtown Jakarta where stopping for a red light would surprise so many of the other riders and drivers I would be swamped...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,533
Posted By davidmild
Do what you think is necessary. Is there rust...

Do what you think is necessary. Is there rust inside the frame? Are you stripping the bike down to a bare frame so you can spray in through the small holes and then going to rotate the frame to...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,533
Posted By davidmild
I would remove the rust with whatever you like...

I would remove the rust with whatever you like using; brush wheel, hand brush or Dremel. It doesn't really matter. I would go back to bright metal (some photos at the start would have helped); let it...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,533
Posted By davidmild
This is the biz from Würth. Not cheap but very...

This is the biz from Würth. Not cheap but very good: http://www.wurth.co.uk/catalogue/pdfs/UK-CD_08_0605.pdf

After drying it can be painted over. Good luck
Forum: Australia 12-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,127
Posted By davidmild
Good timing for me. I will be back in Sydney by...

Good timing for me. I will be back in Sydney by 09-Jan-12.
Forum: Australia 12-19-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,127
Posted By davidmild
Hi Nini, I can offer workshop and...

Hi Nini,

I can offer workshop and accommodation in Sydney's southern suburbs 20 minutes from the city. Drop me a line via this thread.

Cheers,

David
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-29-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By davidmild
Abu Dhabi Riding

TBRider,

I was 11 years in the Middle East, 8 of which were in the UAE and the entire time I was there I had a motorcycle (KTM 950 Adventure, then a 990 later) and commuted on it all year round....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,623
Posted By davidmild
Worked For Me

[QUOTE=Chiasmus]
Get a big posterboard, write "This dealership sells non operational bikes" (etc). and stand out on the sidewalk for a few hours. And give a call to your local paper and news...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By davidmild
Offer Of Help

Buy it, then drop me a line and I will ride down from Sin-dey and test ride it for you on the fire trails around Canberra. I'll take it easy.....promise! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By davidmild
If you make it

this easy what will all of us that bought Safaris complain about? :rofl :rofl

Thanks for posting. I will try the next time I pull my AV Safaris off.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,990
Posted By davidmild
Thanks

for sharing this with us. Way cool. :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,679
Posted By davidmild
Workshop Offer

Sorry, I can't offer any advice on the longevity of an LC8 but if you neeed a workshop and a beer during the next 20 years (any idea of how many years exactly you will be riding for? :evil Just to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By davidmild
The Price of Toys in the Sandpit

It used to be that the bikes in the UAE were sold at prices approximating to 80%-85% of US/EU/Australian RRP. This was certainly the case when I bought my 2005 950 Adventure. Unfortunately those days...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,881
Posted By davidmild
Profit Margins

I think more to do with the level of taxtation imposed on diesel vs. petrol. It is something I keep an eye on because it affects the cost of all the construction materials in terms of direct delivery...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,881
Posted By davidmild
US$1.84/gallon

Petrol (octane 98) is Dirham 6.75/US gallon (US$1.84/US gallon).

Diesel is Dirham 18/US gallon (US4.90/US gallon) but I rarely put it in the 990 :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,881
Posted By davidmild
Battery (over)Charge?

Hi All,

The dealer in Dubai, UAE just quoted me Dirham 780 (US$212.24) for a standard Yuasa. Looking at the prices everyone else is getting leads me to believe I could end up getting scalped...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By davidmild
Stebel in UAE

Hi WildDuke,

I am just up the road from you in Abu Dhabi. Where did you get your Stebel from? Locally or import?

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,641
Posted By davidmild
Horses For Courses

Yes, I have both. A 990 and a 525EXC. they are great for each application.

The 525 for the dunes and the 990 for the gibber tracks and long haul (like to work and back :rofl )

For me it depends...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By davidmild
Abu Dhabi Fuel Price

In Abu Dhabi, Super (98 octane) petrol (no LPG here that I have seen) is selling for Dirham 6.75/US gallon.

So,


Dhs6.75/Dhs3.675 = US$1.837/US gallon

US$1.837/3.786l = US$0.49/litre
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By davidmild
UAE Ride

Sheikyabooty,

Sorry to hear about the rim. Errr, what are you going to do with the wheel?

Are you lacing up a new rim or replacing it? The reason I ask is that I am just up the road from you at...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By davidmild
Mike on a 950

[QUOTE=mikeinviaggio]Now I'm going to buy a KTM 950 adventure.
I live in north italy, I love travel by motorcicle and I would like know people who has the same hobbie.
I love AUSTRALIA where I...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By davidmild
Water in the Float Bowl Nut

What 01lc4 said but try dropping the float bowl nut first (gently without tipping it, i.e. straight down) and see if there is water in the bottom of the small bowl in the nut. If there is, check your...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By davidmild
990 into China?

My apologies if this is hijacking the thread but.......you know someone who managed to get their 990 into China? :eek1 Do they have a web site or information on how this was done? Thanks.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,594
Posted By davidmild
Cut it off. What is 55mm amongst friends!

I cut 55mm eventually, off my baffles over a period of a few days, until I was happy with the growl factor vs. outright noise. More would be good but I like my neighbours and I want them to like me...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2007, 04:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 829
Posted By davidmild
New Dealer

I did a search and can't see where anyone else has posted this so.............

There is a new dealer in town. if you happen to live in United Arab Emirates. KTM-UAE have opened shop (if you search...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,980
Posted By davidmild
Safari Tanks Capacity

My apologies for slightly hijacking the original thread.

Thanks for the information Whip regarding your experiences with the tanks. I need to flush mine out anyway before I install them so I think...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,980
Posted By davidmild
45 litre Aqualine Tanks?

A few times on this forum I have seen the Aqualine tanks being quoted as 45 litre capacity yet on the Aqualine web page http://www.rvaqualine.com.au/page.php?sId=12 they are listed as being 40...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-03-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By davidmild
Near Oman

I live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates :norton . Reasonably close to Oman. In fact, the same peninsula and less than 500km away (in a straight line)

If you ever wander over to the west coast...
Forum: Asia 12-01-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By davidmild
Cambodia Ride

Is this the ride that Spinucci was on?

Thanks.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2007, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By davidmild
My numbers, only recorded over approximately...

My numbers, only recorded over approximately 1,600km for a '07 990 Adventure, have me refilling at an average 222km/tank(s) for an average consumption of 6.17l/100km (46 miles per imperial gallon)....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,812
Posted By davidmild
Eh? +1 to the above. I like my AWS plate. :clap

+1 to the above. I like my AWS plate. :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By davidmild
KTM New Venture

What with the X-Bow and other new vehicles from KTM, they are now moving into the Personal Aviation Craft market (it will never get off the ground!)
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By davidmild
Slow Parts Supply

The 990 is my 4th KTM from Tristar, 3 of which have been new (also Floyd (the owner of Tristar) knows that if I am pissed off about something I will wait until the shop is busy and then engage him in...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By davidmild
What is this "rain" that you write of? ...

What is this "rain" that you write of? :D
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