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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by RK6 » Tue May 24, 2016 8:27 am

Very nice. :cool

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Tue May 24, 2016 12:05 pm

Zzzz wrote:
g.cowen wrote:KTM's rule :worthy
Does anyone have any experience or comments about riding a KTM 1190 or a 1290 on un-metalled roads?
I have played about on a 990 Adventure on gravel tracks, grassy fields, loose earth mounds, deep snow and ice :log :biggrin2 :log :biggrin2

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Zzzz » Sat May 28, 2016 7:55 pm

<<I have played about on a 990 Adventure on gravel tracks, grassy fields, loose earth mounds, deep snow and ice>>

Would you use it on gravel tracks, loose earth mounds, deep snow and ice (grassy fields intentionally omitted) when fully loaded with expedition gear, a long way from a service agent? This is potential bucket list stuff here so any advice would be most welcome.

I have no intention of recourse if your judgement is wrong but I would appreciate your opinion as you say that you are a former owner of a KTM.

Many thanks

Zara

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Feckdeamon » Sat May 28, 2016 11:10 pm

Zzzz wrote:long way from a service agent
Don't get a KTM.

Admittedly I do tend to use machinery towards the upper ends of it's operating envelopes, but my 1290 Superduke had a manufacturing related failure after 10k miles leading to a complete rebuild. My 625 SMC also just had a rebuild, although that was more to do with it having been sat in a former owner's garage for a good few years then being pushed hard by me, than a manufacturing issue.

Fantastic machines, but I'm quite happy being able to get parts delivered to my nice warm house, not a tent in the boonies somewhere while "adventuring".

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Gazza » Sun May 29, 2016 4:24 am

Feckdeamon wrote:
Zzzz wrote:long way from a service agent
Don't get a KTM.

I tend to agree. I've only had one (KTM 690r). A fantastic fun machine, but it broke down on me in the middle of the jungle in Brunei one time (about 30 km from any tarmac). My 11 year old daughter was with me too!
The only way to start it was with the starter motor and it had a tiny battery. As I made several attempts to start it after each fiddle I could hear the battery draining each time.

I was very lucky to find a small 4x4 using the same track that managed to tow us out before nightfall.
For a long adventure I would definitely choose something more agricultural and definitely with a kick start.

In this case it turned out to be a dodgy suppressor cap.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Mon May 30, 2016 12:27 pm

Dave wrote:In the future I am sure I could be tempted by an older 990 Adventure, SM or Superduke.
Because your 990 had zero defects?

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Zzzz » Tue May 31, 2016 8:42 am

Thank you all for your feedback.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by MuffMutt » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:29 pm

YZF 450.JPG
Given up road riding. Purchased a small truck and dirt bike for the desert.
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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by cbr1100 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:35 pm

My Baku Toy......

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Post by bully » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:58 pm

cbr1100 wrote:My Baku Toy......

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very nice

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by RK6 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:47 pm

Nice one! :freebird

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Big Little Dave » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:10 pm

New bike collected from my work today, had a decent run on it and glad I made the choice to get this one. Just needing to fit the Akrapovic exhaust and decat pipe to finish it for now. And yes Dave, the brakes work fine before you ask again! :log
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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:54 am

A fine looking bike. And one of the best views of its owner :biggrin2

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Post by Dave » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:07 pm

I had a clean and lube (I can't believe it's not butter!) session with the bikes, first time they have been outside together.

The one in the foreground is a 1977 Honda TL125, got a smidge over 1000 miles on the clock, about 300 of them happen in the garden.

I bought it as a field bike, so my lads could learn to ride before getting anywhere near tarmack. It has done a fine job over the years.

Dopey got here has not had it running this year, so the poor wee thing needs some tlc.
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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:46 pm

Impressive! :2up

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Post by Dave » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:15 pm

And that are in the correct order
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Post by al » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:19 pm

Dave wrote:And that are in the correct order
In order of what?

:confused

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:29 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Dave wrote:And that are in the correct order
In order of what?

:confused
You should did that one out.
Best not count the TL.

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Post by al » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:20 pm

Cylinders then engine capacity?

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Post by Dave » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:52 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:Cylinders then engine capacity?
Cylinders, 1 thru 4 :2up

That was not the plan, just sort of happened.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:57 am

Dave wrote:Image

My current road bikes, a big Adventure bike...and an even bigger Adventure bike

You can never have to many adventures in your life :biggrin2
Silly! :log

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:55 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Dave wrote:Image

My current road bikes, a big Adventure bike...and an even bigger Adventure bike

You can never have to many adventures in your life :biggrin2
Silly! :log

Very silly :log

But I do like them :2up

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Dave wrote:[quote="Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian)"]
Dave wrote:Image

My current road bikes, a big Adventure bike...and an even bigger Adventure bike

You can never have to many adventures in your life :biggrin2
Silly! :log

Very silly :log

But I do like them :2up[/quote]

Shame I don't have them anymore :(

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:42 pm

RnineT is getting close to the most enjoyable bike i have owned.
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Post by splattercash » Sun May 14, 2017 7:03 am

Back after a few years
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