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Old 12-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #1231
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Please tell us what happened Rod. I,m so excited ,its like xmas morning.
Thought you were there young 'un. Well in body anyway. Hey, and no looking in cupboards either or there'll be nowt in your stocking
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #1232
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From memory that bike had a regulator problem, correct?

yes,took a while to diagnose but simple fix in the end

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #1233
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Prutzer - Your bash plate ... where did you get it, or did you make it? Is there a blueprint out there for it? I'm liking it.

As always, thanks in advance ...
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #1234
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yes,took a while to diagnose but simple fix in the end

loz
"took a while" !! Now that's funny!

Have you actually read Fish Fund's ride report?
I could quote back hundreds of pages of problems had with that bike and the weeks it side lined them over and over and over. Soup to nuts.

In the end the bike got sorted out (once back to the EU) but in Africa it was an ongoing, never ending nightmare of calamities.

(ROD ... don't read this, none of it happened, its not real)
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #1235
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"took a while" !! Now that's funny!

Have you actually read Fish Fund's ride report?
I could quote back hundreds of pages of problems had with that bike and the weeks it side lined them over and over and over. Soup to nuts.

In the end the bike got sorted out (once back to the EU) but in Africa it was an ongoing, never ending nightmare of calamities.

(ROD ... don't read this, none of it happened, its not real)
If you recall, it turned out to be one problem that "took a while" to diagnose. That 690 is now well on it's way RTW in another RR.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #1236
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If you recall, it turned out to be one problem that "took a while" to diagnose. That 690 is now well on it's way RTW in another RR.
"proceed Governor. Read the transcript."
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #1237
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Prutzer - Your bash plate ... where did you get it, or did you make it? Is there a blueprint out there for it? I'm liking it.

As always, thanks in advance ...
Hey Fred
I bet he made the sump guard.

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The sump guard is great. But sometimes it does fill with mud.(this time it was about 6kg )
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #1238
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On the morning we left we were riding in single file out of the town and who should be walking up the road towards the hotel? The kid...I should have told him "This way lies madness and poverty"

Rod, I agree with the madness, but poverty?
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #1239
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Hey Fred
I bet he made the sump guard.
You are right again..... No more bets for you
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #1240
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You are right again..... No more bets for you
Excellent ... do you have a template or such? I like the design, but those frame attachments are different.

Well done! I have to tell you ... I had a lot of respect for my airhead ... and you've given me MORE.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #1241
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Excellent ... do you have a template or such? I like the design, but those frame attachments are different.

Well done! I have to tell you ... I had a lot of respect for my airhead ... and you've given me MORE.
Thank you Beater,

I'll PM you with some pics.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #1242
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fantastic ride fellas,as a 690 fan i cant wait to find out what the problem is

loz
LOZ, the basic problem here is


























it's not a Beemer
Drop me a line, tell me how it's going. Coming near munich one of these days?
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #1243
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"took a while" !! Now that's funny!

Have you actually read Fish Fund's ride report?
I could quote back hundreds of pages of problems had with that bike and the weeks it side lined them over and over and over. Soup to nuts.

In the end the bike got sorted out (once back to the EU) but in Africa it was an ongoing, never ending nightmare of calamities.

(ROD ... don't read this, none of it happened, its not real)
Time for me to chime in here as I think Rod's poor 690 needs a little defense.

FishFund had four basic issues with his 690 (if I recall correctly):
1) Faulty Fuel Pump upon arrival in South Africa (ethanol gas left in tank during transit from USA to SA)
2) Wiring mess behind the fairing (admittedly his own fault due to hasty prep)
3) The leads to the coil were vibrating and came loose (poor prep)
4) His Rectifier/Regulator failed (faulty component that has affected, honda's, yamaha's, triumph's, ktm's, etc.)

I don't see one of those things being the KTM. Only known issues on a very good bike. AND, as previously mentioned, that very same 690 is now being ridden by Noah RTW.

No offense intended Rod but, I am a little supprised you didn't take a CA Cycleworks aftermarket fuel pump with you as a spare for your trip. It is a known issue....

Sorry for the Hijack. Please carry on. This Report Rocks!!!

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #1244
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So when camping in the bush how bad are the mosquitoes and ticks??? or is that an issue? What have the day and night temps been like?
+1 on that question,what about the bad little animals in that area ?

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #1245
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