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Old 04-29-2010, 05:38 AM   #2056
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Is the rim covered by any warranty or recall?
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #2057
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Is the rim covered by any warranty or recall?
Sometimes the only problem with warranty is that you replace a soft rim with another soft rim and so on and so on

The early KTM's were fitted with a soft BEHR rim also and there's heaps of threads regarding this problem for both KTM and now apparantly the 800GS.

I solved my problems by fitting an Excel Rim instead although it cost me $500 to change it over at the time, but I have never had another problem since.

Maybe the Europeans never envisaged their bikes 'actually' doing any 'hard' off-road but rather zipping down the tar between Latte Shops

It's a frustrating issue and I really think the warranty should cover changing the rim for a 'better quality' one

Good Luck with this one.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #2058
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That's a great photo, love the 'orange' hand guards too...
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:55 PM   #2059
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That's a great photo, love the 'orange' hand guards too...
Good photo, I think I know that place, been there with you Sol & Trev.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:04 PM   #2060
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Is the rim covered by any warranty or recall?
dont know, but i'd doubt it...

I'm not really fussed by it.... seems just 'wear and tear' to me.....

(course i might get a bit more fussed about it when ifind out how much it is to roll them straight again , but cant really feel the dints on the road so in no hurry to do that anyway....

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... I guess you'll consider carrying spare tubes with you on all rides from now on - oh and some emery cloth.
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But in saying that you only seem to get punctures when you 'don't' have all the gear with you. When you are always carrying it around, which often seems overkill, nothing ever happens
yeah, normally carry all that stuff, but had just unloaded everything after getting back from the easter gammon/lake eyre/flinders run....

and yep, thought that morning.. 'should i bring all that stuff?".. but though 'nah... done 20,000kms and only ever had one flat...she'll be right"

lucky i decided at the last minute i should at least bring my tool kit....or we wouldnt have even been able to get the wheel of the bike! (damn torx bolts)

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The night ride home through the twisties was a great run, made much better with heated grips. You seemed to have plenty of confidence in the front tyre again, especially over the top of the Palmer hill. Good stuff
was a great ride back in the dark.... realy hypnotising watching your tail light zip past all the red relectors winding thru the hills...

figured the tyre would be fine... we pulled it fully off and vaccumed it out, checked it etc... new tube, used 'the machine' to put it all back together etc.. so yeah, had no reason to think it would go flat again
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:42 PM   #2061
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That's a great photo, love the 'orange' hand guards too...
It took a few trys to get the fat tart and the bike airbourne. There was a fallen bush/tree branch sitting in the run up area just prior to the ramp, so getting any speed at the right angle was a bit tricky. It jumps well for a 200+ kilo bike (plus my 100+ kilo busted arse). It levelled out instantly on a closed throttle, which surprised me, especially when you see the take-off angle in the previous photos. Great fun area that'd be a joy on a light trail bike.

I like the orange plastic too. They're a weird brand of guard - X-Fun. They have provision for clip-in guard extensions which I'd love to get for them but being a bit of an unknown, rarer brand, I may have to make the extensions myself. I liked the original elephant ear handguards Yamaha provided, but they provide poor crash protection, whereas the alloy Barkbusters are the complete opposite being too stiff. The plastic ones seem to absorb crash impacts well without bending stuff.

Should also mention that Greg's photog skills are excellent. Always impressed by his RR photos. Getting fond of that dust bunny on the lens as well. Gives a UFO feel to some of his shots.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:33 AM   #2062
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Great to see you again with Bill at Cobar. I haven't checked but I'm guessing you guys had a great time on the Scrapheap Ride.

Pete
Aahh yes indeedy Pete....was an xlent weekend.... some good money was raised by all involved for the Down Syndrome Assoc.......the young fella ( in the pic at the Paroo R. bridge near Wanaaring ) loved riding his XL250R Scrapheap entry on real roads...I hope I'm still upright in 5 yrs time when he gets his licence...there's a big country to explore..

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Old 05-01-2010, 02:43 AM   #2063
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Today is a good day, today is a good good day.



May then June then July then August

Hanging out for a pastie and a stout on tap.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #2064
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May then June then July then August

Hanging out for a pastie and a stout on tap.

howdy bloke, ripper game ............





Go the POWER !!!

lookin forward to sharin a few coopers and chops....

cheers matty
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:51 AM   #2065
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WTF I go out for an afternoon and the ADV SA section turns into a football forum?

Anyways After being rudely awakened at 8am this morning by some Bible thumping door Knocking religious freaks I decided rather than try go back to bed,
would be better to go for a ride, and I found after going through 4 gates the sort of track that sundowner dreams about before going to sleep at night
It had deep sandy parts single track and whoopty doos & rabbit holes right along side a railway track and only about an hour out of Adelaide .
heres a couple of pics for a sample

The KTM 990 Express just blew the station


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Old 05-02-2010, 03:29 AM   #2066
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mate you cant show us pics like that without its location, or better still might be in for a ride this friday
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:54 AM   #2067
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mate you cant show us pics like that without its location, or better still might be in for a ride this friday

Yep no worries I forgot to mention, that I would have no problem going back there, Dirt all the way from tungkilo. Friday is fine
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:18 AM   #2068
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I think I know where it is, went on a ride there with Sol, Hards, Wilson, Steve & Wayne.

Is there a bridge ? pretty high bridge with holes for feet to drop into ?

This is further along the same track

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Old 05-02-2010, 07:29 AM   #2069
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Yep I know where that is too, & the bridge, I road across the bridge, bloody horrible to ride across that bridge I don't advise it.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:53 AM   #2070
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Didnt see a bridge, but the bloke I met coming the other way said there was a bridge down further, But I got hungry and headed for the nearest bakery, next time I will go find the bridge.
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