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Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2017, 09:23:36 pm »


The 640 and I in our Happy Place
 

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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2017, 07:40:21 am »
Jealous!
You make me want to just go.
There, anywhere!
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Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2017, 10:10:47 pm »




Did a lekker ride out today with my dad on his X Country
 

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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #63 on: October 01, 2018, 07:08:05 pm »
Its been a year since any updates☠️

Went through the motions of finding someone to work on the bike. ( finished up Droomers Yamaha - Schalk is the Man )

Got it sorted and havenít had any issues since then. Just get on a RIDE!

Also focused on trying to do the WCOC on my KDX. Which ended abruptly at KB400. One really needs a newer bike and lots of training to do it properly if you didnít grow up off-road racing bikes.

So for now its back to Funduroís and Adventure Rides!
 

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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2018, 12:44:44 pm »




Some Atlantis Fun. Lots of fun, until you get stuck.
 

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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2018, 05:29:41 pm »
Getting stuck is not the worst that can happen there  :imaposer:
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2018, 09:20:58 pm »
Getting stuck is not the worst that can happen there  :imaposer:
Fully agree.. itís quite nerve wrecking out there.


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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2018, 04:59:34 pm »
haha nice pics.
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2018, 05:51:27 pm »
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2018, 10:35:07 am »
itís quite nerve wrecking out there

Why?

Itís difficult to judge the inclines and declines of the dunes, especially when its sunny.

Everything tends to look ď
DoableĒ but then all of a sudden its a moer steep incline or dropoff.

And there is always a chance of a 4x4 coming from the opposite direction with much speed and momentum.

 

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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2018, 10:43:42 am »
I love the dunes, bike or 4x4 it's just an amazing place.
But yes, try to chill out there between 11:45 and 13:00. It can be dangerous. Not really always just because of the sun but because the other people also cannot see the crest or undulations of the dunes properly.





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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2018, 10:55:22 am »
That's the same as when snowskiing then, wear polaroid sunglasses: one instantly sees 'depth'.
For 4x4's just use hand-grenades  :P

I actually expected something on the line of locals, robbers and thugs trying to pray on the gullible, glad to hear it's all 'natural' dangers  ;)
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2018, 01:16:11 pm »
That's the same as when snowskiing then, wear polaroid sunglasses: one instantly sees 'depth'.
For 4x4's just use hand-grenades  :P

I actually expected something on the line of locals, robbers and thugs trying to pray on the gullible, glad to hear it's all 'natural' dangers  ;)

I find a pair of quality tinted MX googles does the same
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Offline BossPierreLombard

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2019, 09:38:22 pm »


After 2 sets of TKC 80ís, Iím trying out the Pirelli MT21 RallyCross.
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Offline billy-joe

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2019, 12:13:20 am »
i still want one of these!  i find them so pretty!  can you ride it using low down torque if it has any or does one have to keep the motor spinning?
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My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2019, 09:51:42 am »






Lekker trip To Porcupines Rest Camp. We went in via Seweweekspoort and returned via Anysberg.

Many bikes ⚡️ Many kilometers ⚡️ Many mountain passes ⚡️ Lots of dust

All done with very little drama - there will always be some drama - drama like - a broken gear lever, missing a turnoff and a wheel bearing fail - drama like this adds to the adventure
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Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #78 on: March 01, 2019, 01:03:22 pm »
I took my DJI Spark along and managed to put this video together;

https://youtu.be/3goJdajWu0o

 

Offline Sprocketbek

Re: My first Adventure bike - 2007 KTM 640 Adventure
« Reply #79 on: March 01, 2019, 01:49:17 pm »
Nice vid  :thumleft:
Looks like it was a good trip.  ;D
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