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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:27:52 pm »
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM EXC-F 350 or 450?
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:44:11 pm »
Thank for all the comments so far. With lower torque at low revs, maybe I'll lose that terrible habit I have of always starting in 2nd and dragging the hell out of the clutch. :P

Am I correct in saying an EXC is just an SXF with a light and hand guards right?

Hmm, well there is a new 350 waiting for me in the shop. We don't have lot of choice in Honduras. I guess if I go for a 450 I'll have to wait maybe 2 months.... ::)

I'm also going to be picking up a 250 6days EXC at the same time for wifey.
No I reckon quite a difference. MX will most likely have more comp, different cam gearing flywheel etc.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:10:34 pm »
Are scooters and those three wheeled motorcycles also popular in Belgium ? Saw thousands of them in Paris.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:48:14 pm »
Sunday morning cycle to Leuven.
I see even the horses are prepared for the cold  :biggrin:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:11:02 am »
Just like the Dakar KTM have been dominating the lightweight TDS (technical dual sport market). They have the best offerings by far. Six gears, huge aftermarket support, many come street legal and yes they are reliable. Mine included 2006 525 with 25 L Acerbis, 2007 with 25 L Acerbis (best of the lot) and a 2009 530 with think was a 13 L Acerbis. The 530 was a massive let down, don' buy this model too much issues. The 500 by all accounts are rock solid. Used Giant Loop luggage on all of them. Servicing have never been a problem I did a bash which included 2100km of dirt and tar and the bike came back with zero adjustment needed on the valves, even the oil still looked good. You really only need a bigger tank on these bikes all the other equipment are top notch and it has more than enough protection as stock.
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Racing Section / Re: Dakar 2018
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:07:45 am »
Dakar victories 1979 - 2017 cars

Mitsubishi - 12
Peugeot - 6 (close to 7)
Volkswagen - 4
Mini - 4
Citroen - 4
Porsche - 2
Schlesser - 2
Range Rover - 1
Mercedes - 1
Renault - 1
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:04:03 pm »
Splash when you get a chance head south to Amiens in France, the cathedral is something to behold. The pinnacle of Gothic architecture  :thumleft: Only 2h40 drive.
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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: F*($*@&^*@(&^$ KTM!
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:24:24 pm »
990's can ride through deep water since the air filter is above the tank, just don't wash it  :imaposer: What does the 9 long 1 short message mean ? Should be a code for a certain error.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: 660 Tenere tank pads
« on: November 29, 2017, 06:11:59 pm »

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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:44:21 pm »


Quote from: sidetrack on Today at 01:24:46 pm





>Chris: what does the bottom rack go for and does it fit the Rally ? It looks like a L in the pic ? Any side pics available ? Not that I have a L or Rally but maybe someday.
That rack consists of 3 parts, left pannier rack, right and top luggage rack...
Left and Right pannier racks ONLY are...R2900 for the set.
ADD R895 for the luggage rack.
NOTE: that GREY Luggage rack bolts then onto pannier racks, so it 'needs' the pannier racks (i.e. is not a stand-alone part), which is why we then developed a stand-alone rack, the ones in the other pictures.
That is INDEED a CRF 250L, we think/feel the pannier racks will fit the Rally, and we know the black luggage rack will fit...
The BLACK luggage rack is R1195 incl.
Hope that helps!
Chris & Team

Ok thanks, I have not read up to much on how the two models compare but I think the Rally's side panels stands out a bit further than the L thus bit wider at the back. I like the rack and also a good way to keep the plastics in good shape  :thumleft: Will certainly send a PM if my ship comes in  :P
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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / Re: KTM 525 EXC Realistic Price
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:46:56 am »
Just a note the 2007 525 we got was the XCW not the EXC so some might need a wiring harness modified or installed if you want to put it on road.
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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:50:46 am »
Was there a link to the dyno vid?
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Ride Reports / Re: Honda Quest, the incredible adventure!
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:21:13 pm »
Thanks Schalk, saved and added to bucket list
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General Technical / Re: So who says OEM filters are better?
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:18:16 am »
650GS was never the same after they moved production back to Germany from Italy  :peepwall:
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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: 450X pics
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:10:47 pm »
Mooi bikes manne, ek kry sommer heimwee  :biggrin:
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