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Title: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 27, 2021, 06:27:46 pm
Good day fellow Honde.

Does anyone know the 640 adventure for sale at podium motorcycles?

A mate is interested.

Please DM me if you need to spill any beans.

We will be very grateful for pointers and feedback regarding bike and dealer.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: Sprocketbek on September 27, 2021, 11:08:41 pm
What year model do they claim it is?
The pics of the left side are too unclear to see much. I would guess 2003/4, it looks like it has a hydraulic clutch but I can't see the left footpeg.
On those year models, the left has a different clevis than the right. I see it has a sidestand and center stand, unusual  if it has that footpeg arrangement, and sidestand might not be as sturdy as you would like.

The back half plastics are aftermarket (but do look good), as of course the dash arrangement.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: voorvel on September 27, 2021, 11:31:40 pm
Looks like a 98 or there about
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: WillemInsit $ on September 28, 2021, 06:13:30 am
 Might be a rebuild with all the spares they have available.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 28, 2021, 08:26:38 am
Looks like a 98 or there about
Correct.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: Mpandla on September 28, 2021, 09:20:43 am
That bike has been on their floor for a very long time. Wonder why though.. there has to be something wrong with it
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 28, 2021, 09:50:04 am
That bike has been on their floor for a very long time. Wonder why though.. there has to be something wrong with it

Probably a cost versus risk situation.

Fairly overpriced for year model.  Has normal front shocks instead of upside downers which is a turn off for most younger hard core riders.

The bike does appeal to my mate who is of an "older vintage".  He appreciates the condition and quirkiness of the bike combined with the cult status and offroad ability.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 28, 2021, 04:44:27 pm
The first 640's did not have USD forks, and this looks like the normal 620/640 scrambler with some adventure bits on.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 28, 2021, 07:20:06 pm
Thanks for the feedback and pm's gents.

We really appreciate it.

Looks like my mate will look elsewhere.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 28, 2021, 07:34:21 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 28, 2021, 07:53:22 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: Runner on September 28, 2021, 08:20:16 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 28, 2021, 08:23:40 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 28, 2021, 10:23:46 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?
Nou nou kla hy die T7 is te duur, dan begin ons weer van voor met hierdie treurmare.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 28, 2021, 10:27:52 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: voorvel on September 28, 2021, 10:48:04 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker
die 640 adv verdien alle respek
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 29, 2021, 08:08:27 am
Ha ha

You guys make me laugh so early in the  morning. :imaposer:

Boggers..

lekker dag vir almal. :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: FrankyB on September 29, 2021, 10:09:47 am
Looks like a 98 or there about
Apart from some newer bits like the modern fender this is guaranteed a 98 (first year in SA) or 99. My 640 looks almost identical and is a 99 model. From 2000 they came in orange and silver.


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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: Rossdog on September 29, 2021, 10:13:04 am
I had one just like that, a '98 model. Came out of the factory with those conventional forks, and rear plastics. Despite the "normal" as opposed to upside down forks, the suspension is excellent. The 640 engine was later upgraded; I think it was called the "High-Flow" motor, or something like that.

Both my 640 Enduro (a great bike) and 640 Adventure with that motor had massive engine failures, but only after I sold them. They served me well, but I know of 2 guys who think they are shite.  :biggrin:

Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: sidetrack on September 29, 2021, 12:00:11 pm
Couple of engine failures and wiring chafing through from vibration is all part of the character. I will be more worried about the stock speedo being MIA, how many kmís on this bike ?
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 29, 2021, 01:16:04 pm
No idea of mileage the dealer say.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 29, 2021, 02:07:35 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker
die 640 adv verdien alle respek


640's made Wosner wealthy..... :pot:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: Gerrard on September 29, 2021, 02:49:27 pm
No idea of mileage the dealer say.

Run !
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 29, 2021, 03:43:36 pm
No idea of mileage the dealer say.

Run !



This is like the car scrapyards where, if they have a low-kilometre car to break up, they know and tell you the kays. It's when they "do not know" the kilometres done that you just know it's high mileage.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: ianb on September 29, 2021, 04:02:07 pm
Agree  RUN  i had the same 98 , I had lots of problems with the engine. And yes cable clutch.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: BuRP on September 29, 2021, 04:58:04 pm
jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker


640's made Wosner wealthy.....

Sorry Dan, but that's a kak reply!
With possibly '2-stroke' running in the family (ahem) please post a pic of that niggie?
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 29, 2021, 06:00:03 pm
jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker


640's made Wosner wealthy.....

Sorry Dan, but that's a kak reply!
With possibly '2-stroke' running in the family (ahem) please post a pic of that niggie?



The 640 is one of the less reliable engines, and I have done about 5 of them, and I am not even a bike mechanic. Look on another thread, no high mileage 690's around either, and they've been around for

12 years......
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 29, 2021, 06:20:15 pm
Het ek nou kak aan gejaag met my vraag oor die blerrie KTM.  :pot:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: voorvel on September 29, 2021, 06:28:49 pm
Glad nie.
As jy n lae km een kan kry is dit dalk nog n opsie, maar n 20jaar ou KTM is selde n goeie idee.

Vir starters, discontinue KTM sommer net parte, so daar's n groot kans dat dit ook geld vir hierdie ou legend.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 29, 2021, 07:33:34 pm
Het ek nou kak aan gejaag met my vraag oor die blerrie KTM.  :pot:



 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 29, 2021, 09:10:08 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker
die 640 adv verdien alle respek
@BuRP

Bart, ek is bewus jy's ń haan onder die henne, ten spyte van die min nagroom wat jy gebruik.

Ek was geensins bewus van hierdie familielid nie, maar glo ek het die reg om eerste my "niggie' in Brits te besoek.

Indien ek haar goedkeur, verskaf ek jou nommer.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 29, 2021, 09:19:37 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker
die 640 adv verdien alle respek
@voorvel

As ek so hier lees, was hierdie enjins meer bom as bombestand!

Moenie vergeet dat ek huidiglik nog ń mooi 990R saam met die T7 op stal het nie.

Dan mos ook al ń 2008 990 S en 2016 500 besit. Anders as @Rossdog, het ek geen oproepe van die nuwe eienaars ontvang nie.

Die S het my wel na ń Alfie Cox event, gevolg deur ń Lesotho rit, in Harrismith met ń stukkende brandstofpomp laat staan.



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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: voorvel on September 29, 2021, 10:05:34 pm
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker
die 640 adv verdien alle respek
@BuRP

Bart, ek is bewus jy's ń haan onder die henne, ten spyte van die min nagroom wat jy gebruik.

Ek was geensins bewus van hierdie familielid nie, maar glo ek het die reg om eerste my "niggie' in Brits te besoek.

Indien ek haar goedkeur, verskaf ek jou nommer.

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 29, 2021, 10:07:23 pm
Daai Eno's ding........ :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: BuRP on September 29, 2021, 11:14:30 pm
Ek begin hierdie fred  r e r i g  laaik!  :P
Van niggie tot nagroom, jinne, wat jou pelle nie uitdink nie!  ::)

Gaan aan asseblief - en voorvel, ek verkies Gaviscon, werk vir my beter na two strokes  :lol8:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 30, 2021, 01:01:21 am
Look for a Suzuki DR 650 SE. Much less tears than this.

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What the fuck???
You are not pointing him towards a 700 Tenere?
Who are you and what did you do with Henk?



No man, Jimmi looked at a KTM. Now we all know that someone who looks at a KTM should be rescued, but slowly and one step at a time, First a DR, then when he's ready, a T7. :pot:
Facts of life!

But he'll appreciate the T7 more after owning/pushing that 640/620! Boat anchor comes to mind.

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jou niggie in Brits is 'n boot anker
die 640 adv verdien alle respek
@BuRP

Bart, ek is bewus jy's ń haan onder die henne, ten spyte van die min nagroom wat jy gebruik.

Ek was geensins bewus van hierdie familielid nie, maar glo ek het die reg om eerste my "niggie' in Brits te besoek.

Indien ek haar goedkeur, verskaf ek jou nommer.

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Vat enos saam
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Looi ń plooi...of so iets!

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on September 30, 2021, 01:02:25 am
Ek begin hierdie fred  r e r i g  laaik! 
Van niggie tot nagroom, jinne, wat jou pelle nie uitdink nie!  ::)

Gaan aan asseblief - en voorvel, ek verkies Gaviscon, werk vir my beter na two strokes  8:
Laat Enos mens nie BuRP nie!

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: FrankyB on September 30, 2021, 08:35:57 am
Just picked up on something: the Tripmaster has been swapped with a Garmin unit. So there goes the mileage, engine temp info, etc.

On that basis alone I would be walking away.


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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: BuRP on September 30, 2021, 10:17:54 am
ek het die reg om eerste my "niggie' in Brits te besoek.

Indien ek haar goedkeur, verskaf ek jou nommer.

Ek wag in spanning moet ek se, is selfs bereid om alreeds nagroom te gaan koop!
Of ek die goed ook sal gaan gebruik sal beslis afhang van hoeveel anker of hoeveel Brits is haar is .... was?

Aangaande die bike @JIMMI , dis nogals heelwat eenvoudiger, en kom ons vergeet gou van die twee vermoeiende strokes.
Dis n alreeds ou bike, en as hy goed lyk en lekker loop terwyl sy prys reg lyk.... gaan ry die ding?
Mens voel mos gou of dinge lekker loop en 'gel' (dis nie nagroom nie!), en dan word daar maar n muntjie opgegooi vir n Yay of Nay, tog?
Met niggies werk dit min of meer dieselfde origens!  :P
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on September 30, 2021, 03:43:00 pm
ek het die reg om eerste my "niggie' in Brits te besoek.

Indien ek haar goedkeur, verskaf ek jou nommer.

Ek wag in spanning moet ek se, is selfs bereid om alreeds nagroom te gaan koop!
Of ek die goed ook sal gaan gebruik sal beslis afhang van hoeveel anker of hoeveel Brits is haar is .... was?

Aangaande die bike @JIMMI , dis nogals heelwat eenvoudiger, en kom ons vergeet gou van die twee vermoeiende strokes.
Dis n alreeds ou bike, en as hy goed lyk en lekker loop terwyl sy prys reg lyk.... gaan ry die ding?
Mens voel mos gou of dinge lekker loop en 'gel' (dis nie nagroom nie!), en dan word daar maar n muntjie opgegooi vir n Yay of Nay, tog?
Met niggies werk dit min of meer dieselfde origens!  :P

Bullike raad, dankie.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: Gerrard on September 30, 2021, 03:52:45 pm
Het ek nou kak aan gejaag met my vraag oor die blerrie KTM.  :pot:

Dis WD. As jy 'n direkte antwoord op jou vraag kry moet jy bang raak dat die aarde dalk op sy as geskuif het.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: voorvel on September 30, 2021, 05:35:10 pm
Los die nagroom.
Strooi net eno's oor daai boot anker van Brits, en daar waar dit borrel put jy.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 30, 2021, 05:51:40 pm
Los die nagroom.
Strooi net eno's oor daai boot anker van Brits, en daar waar dit borrel put jy.



KTM ryers hoop dit borrel al om die hol. :ricky:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: voorvel on September 30, 2021, 06:08:51 pm
A-hem Mr.Husky, praat vir jouself.
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 30, 2021, 07:48:12 pm
A-hem Mr.Husky, praat vir jouself.


Korrek, dis Mr. Husky, nie meneer hol-borrel KTM. :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: BuRP on October 02, 2021, 06:05:27 pm
Ek wag in spanning moet ek se, is selfs bereid om alreeds nagroom te gaan koop!

Hei Henk,

ek het klaar nagroom gekoop, sommer n pot Oil of Olay - ek bedoel, as ek nou tog moffiegoed gaan gebruik dan ook sommer die regte goed , tog?
As jy n ding doen dan doen dit sommer reg, dis hoe ek dink.
Mind you, die pot is not toe, verseel nogals!
Anyway, ek wag op jou terugvoer aangaande daai Britse niggie.
Let wel: ek bedoel daai vroulike anker ('-tjie' hoop ek!)  in Brits, nie sommer enige rooinek poppie wat jy gaan 'raakloop' by n winkelsentrum om vir my later haar nommer te gee nie, en kan dit self gaan doen. En ook, dan gaan sy blyk om erens in Nelspruit te bly, dis effens ver van my bed sal ek maar se  :P
Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: chopperpilot on October 06, 2021, 12:36:48 pm
Ek wag in spanning moet ek se, is selfs bereid om alreeds nagroom te gaan koop!

Hei Henk,

ek het klaar nagroom gekoop, sommer n pot Oil of Olay - ek bedoel, as ek nou tog moffiegoed gaan gebruik dan ook sommer die regte goed , tog?
As jy n ding doen dan doen dit sommer reg, dis hoe ek dink.
Mind you, die pot is not toe, verseel nogals!
Anyway, ek wag op jou terugvoer aangaande daai Britse niggie.
Let wel: ek bedoel daai vroulike anker ('-tjie' hoop ek!)  in Brits, nie sommer enige rooinek poppie wat jy gaan 'raakloop' by n winkelsentrum om vir my later haar nommer te gee nie, en kan dit self gaan doen. En ook, dan gaan sy blyk om erens in Nelspruit te bly, dis effens ver van my bed sal ek maar se 
Bart

Nee, Voorvel is nie baie behulpsaam met die "niggie" van Brits se kontakbesonderhede nie.

Dit blyk my sy gaan net in ons drome bly voortbestaan!

Hou maar vol met die Oil of Olay. Ek verstaan daar skort niks met jou hormone nie. Glo nog op ń 16 jarige, jonk en jags, vlak!

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Title: Re: KTM 640 ADVENTURE at Podium motorcycles.
Post by: JIMMI on October 14, 2021, 08:01:51 am
Good morning gentlemen

Thanks for all the pm's, feedback, wisdom, advice and humour.
As always.. WD sage advice prevails and my mate has done a Gerrard and sat on his back until the feeling went away.
He is very grateful and he too passes on his thanks.

Have a peaceful day