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Old 08-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #3811
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i am getting the R, and I probably do more of my riding on road, like commuting to work, or hwy riding to get to the bush.

But I had a F650GS (F800gs's road biased brother) and although my riding is the same, mostly road for commuting etc.. I dont ride it hard on the road, I ride it hard in its intended purpose which is off road.

Its like people buying lamborghini's to commute to work and back then take em out on the race track on weekends..

Regardless what you ride, your not having fun on the way to and from work but your out on adventures on the weekends so you may as well get something orientated. rather than bottoming out suspension etc...
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:30 PM   #3812
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The R is my choice.

LA roads are shite, so need it, plus I can ride a 21" front wheel hard on the road, worst case I can buy a second front wheel if I really need to, but I want to ride hard off-road too, and that's where you really need the best, roadriding's predictable enough to have a slightly less than perfect vehicle, hitting the rough stuff - not so much.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:52 AM   #3813
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Week ago I got the titanium Hexacone exhaust by Remus.
First of all huge improvement in overall look and the weight reduced more than 3 kg.
Second, I went directly to the Holan factory to try make a symmetrical rack with cut on exhaust.
With OEM exhaust it was possible to produce the rack with the cut but for the panniers with different volume, which frankly speaking wasn't looking nice enough even though the design was more narrow then other produce propose.
Here are few pictures


The best thing I like with this set is the width - now only 87cm with 2x31L panniers (I chose this size because I travel mostly alone)

Last Saturday I went on a 2k km trip on 3 days to Western Ukraine with my friend 2 up, everything worked just awesome.
Mu buddy is photo-freak (he made lots of pictures and videos on the pillion seat) so a day tripping report is coming shortly.
Today I will also mount a top-case on the specially build top-case bracket which also worked as support bracket for waterproof bag on our trip.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:07 AM   #3814
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Wow looking very nice. :-))
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:58 AM   #3815
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Very neat!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:44 AM   #3816
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Finally today mounted the crash bar. This one is from Hepco Becker. I have kept the grey panels, but before that, have them painted at a close color to the gas tank.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps0a48ba2e.jpg

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #3817
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Alittle help ^^^



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Old 08-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #3818
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The R is my choice.

LA roads are shite, so need it.
Wow, it sounds like LA roads are third world roads ...

I get the point of needing 21" for hard off road, but you can cruise any LA road with a budget scooter ;)

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #3819
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Wow, it sounds like LA roads are third world roads ...

I get the point of needing 21" for hard off road, but you can cruise any LA road with a budget scooter ;)

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Old 08-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #3820
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Talking Rumbux crash bars.

Hi all.

Just came over these at youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__7F9avIz9E

Maybe for those wanting to use the R's fully potential

Any thoughts? Experiences?
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:11 AM   #3821
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Week ago I got the titanium Hexacone exhaust by Remus.
First of all huge improvement in overall look and the weight reduced more than 3 kg.
Second, I went directly to the Holan factory to try make a symmetrical rack with cut on exhaust.
With OEM exhaust it was possible to produce the rack with the cut but for the panniers with different volume, which frankly speaking wasn't looking nice enough even though the design was more narrow then other produce propose.
Here are few pictures


The best thing I like with this set is the width - now only 87cm with 2x31L panniers (I chose this size because I travel mostly alone)

Last Saturday I went on a 2k km trip on 3 days to Western Ukraine with my friend 2 up, everything worked just awesome.
Mu buddy is photo-freak (he made lots of pictures and videos on the pillion seat) so a day tripping report is coming shortly.
Today I will also mount a top-case on the specially build top-case bracket which also worked as support bracket for waterproof bag on our trip.
Very nice but don't you think that bags a little too small for an adventure bike? I can see that aerodynamically there int a lot gain, I have got the big boxes from ktm they are wonderful my only wish they both would be the same size.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #3822
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Very nice but don't you think that bags a little too small for an adventure bike? I can see that aerodynamically there int a lot gain, I have got the big boxes from ktm they are wonderful my only wish they both would be the same size.
Never heard of that as a definition of "adventure bike".
But it is just a case of opinion, of course.
In my opinion, the less you take with you on your trip, the more "adventure" you can get out of the bike and the experience.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:16 AM   #3823
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Never heard of that as a definition of "adventure bike".
But it is just a case of opinion, of course.
In my opinion, the less you take with you on your trip, the more "adventure" you can get out of the bike and the experience.
You got the adventure idea wrong
Adventure bikes are about cases matching accordingly so the bike looks ready to do anything, you know, as an adventure bike. The fact that some of those bikes will never see an inch of dirt is not the point, seems like you don't have any idea of what an adventure ride is.

I want my bike to be renamed as KTM 990 Trail bike.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #3824
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Question TT GPS bracket

Hi

Has anybody mounted the gps bracket from Touratech on the 1190? If so, isit any good or just expensive.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #3825
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In my opinion, the less you take with you on your trip, the more "adventure" you can get out of the bike and the experience.
the hard bags don't like it when the bike gets dropped . The ones that came w/ the9x0 were a bit of a liability because if they popped off there was a good chance the latch would be destroyed then the bag could not be reattached
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