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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2021, 09:55:16 pm »
I'm from the bosveld.
No idea of the scale of your epic route, but as long as you leave before dawn.

Because I know what the xt is.
The xt is slooow

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2021, 07:22:12 am »
I'm from the bosveld.
No idea of the scale of your epic route, but as long as you leave before dawn.

Because I know what the xt is.
The xt is slooow

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 :thumleft: The XT is slow, but only relatively.  It is slow against a 701 or a XR650R, but it is deceptively capable once you are on very technical terrain.

The XT has done most of the routes, in comfort, that I read you apparently can only really do on a 500. :thumleft:

Loaded with even my captain's folding chair......... :pot:

The route that I mentioned is about 900 kms.  Keeping in mind that most won't make the 50kms to Swartberg top in a day, I am a very tough man. :ricky:

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2021, 07:43:49 am »
Go read my last couple posts again.

Some folks should stick to underpowered, undersprung, overweight and overpriced Jap bikes, as they can slip their clutches all day long.

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I would ride my under, under, over, over, Jap bike as opposed to sleeping out under the stars or airlifting my bike out any day. The piece of mind while riding the bike and not wondering if something will break also contributes greatly to the enjoyment of the ride. I suppose its horses for courses really


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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2021, 07:47:57 am »
Go read my last couple posts again.

Some folks should stick to underpowered, undersprung, overweight and overpriced Jap bikes, as they can slip their clutches all day long.

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I would ride my under, under, over, over, Jap bike as opposed to sleeping out under the stars or airlifting my bike out any day. The piece of mind while riding the bike and not wondering if something will break also contributes greatly to the enjoyment of the ride. I suppose its horses for courses really


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 :thumleft: :thumleft: Funny how in our current times of Satphones and ready help, KTM's can also be taken into the bundu.
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2021, 09:54:26 am »
Go read my last couple posts again.

Some folks should stick to underpowered, undersprung, overweight and overpriced Jap bikes, as they can slip their clutches all day long.

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I would ride my under, under, over, over, Jap bike as opposed to sleeping out under the stars or airlifting my bike out any day. The piece of mind while riding the bike and not wondering if something will break also contributes greatly to the enjoyment of the ride. I suppose its horses for courses really


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If you are a 'Ready to slip the clutch rider', its a good idea, yes
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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2021, 10:01:08 am »
“Ready” or not hear I come on my Jap under over


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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2021, 10:20:19 am »
Albeit a little slower


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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2021, 11:11:48 am »
The route that I mentioned is about 900 kms.

In one day?
Was tempted to come join you on my 701, but "was" was now....  :-\
Most I ever done I think was 1000km - all tar on my F800Adv, speeding for the best part, to&fro Lesotho to collect my passport which I had forgotten (yeah, I'm lekker clever, I know...), but 'fun' wasn't really had that day....... not offroad thank you!  :P
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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2021, 11:21:07 am »
The route that I mentioned is about 900 kms.

In one day?
Was tempted to come join you on my 701, but "was" was now....  :-\
Most I ever done I think was 1000km - all tar on my F800Adv, speeding for the best part, to&fro Lesotho to collect my passport which I had forgotten (yeah, I'm lekker clever, I know...), but 'fun' wasn't really had that day....... not offroad thank you!  :P

Dawn to dusk.......one day. Sunday, work the next, no problem. XT. :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2021, 11:30:05 am »
The route that I mentioned is about 900 kms.

In one day?
Was tempted to come join you on my 701, but "was" was now....  :-\
Most I ever done I think was 1000km - all tar on my F800Adv, speeding for the best part, to&fro Lesotho to collect my passport which I had forgotten (yeah, I'm lekker clever, I know...), but 'fun' wasn't really had that day....... not offroad thank you!  :P

Dawn to dusk.......one day. Sunday, work the next, no problem. XT. :thumleft:

so if you do it in one go, the bike is more reliable??
of is jou tril net so dik?

Reason for my question is that I've done 1200Km rides with my 525 over 3 days, without turning a bolt on it.
But is guess that does not count
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2021, 11:36:29 am »
The route that I mentioned is about 900 kms.

In one day?
Was tempted to come join you on my 701, but "was" was now....  :-\
Most I ever done I think was 1000km - all tar on my F800Adv, speeding for the best part, to&fro Lesotho to collect my passport which I had forgotten (yeah, I'm lekker clever, I know...), but 'fun' wasn't really had that day....... not offroad thank you!  :P

Dawn to dusk.......one day. Sunday, work the next, no problem. XT. :thumleft:

so if you do it in one go, the bike is more reliable??
of is jou tril net so dik?

Reason for my question is that I've done 1200Km rides with my 525 over 3 days, without turning a bolt on it.
But is guess that does not count

Yes, as my bike was not flown out by helicopter, it is obviously more reliable. Nothing to do with a dik tril. :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2021, 11:49:51 am »
I see.

Here, the bike is to blame:
Yes, as my bike was not flown out by helicopter, it is obviously more reliable. Nothing to do with a dik tril. :thumleft:

...
but here the rider is to blame:
Maybe change the title to "Another Ready to fail rider"

Yes, a very inexperienced rider thrown into very difficult terrain, with the bike as victim. But these youngsters are gutsy as hell.

Rufus, one of the trio told me just now that the bike may also have been geared up for road cruising by previous owner.

In sympathy to the lost Yamaha riders of Dakar 2021, you are also going around in circles
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2021, 11:54:34 am »
I see.

Here, the bike is to blame:
Yes, as my bike was not flown out by helicopter, it is obviously more reliable. Nothing to do with a dik tril. :thumleft:

...
but here the rider is to blame:
Maybe change the title to "Another Ready to fail rider"

Yes, a very inexperienced rider thrown into very difficult terrain, with the bike as victim. But these youngsters are gutsy as hell.

Rufus, one of the trio told me just now that the bike may also have been geared up for road cruising by previous owner.

In sympathy to the lost Yamaha riders of Dakar 2021, you are also going around in circles

Yes, the Japs trounced those KTM's , hey? :biggrin:
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2021, 11:56:31 am »
Moenie agter Honda gaan skuil met jou blou onderbroekie nie
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2021, 12:21:25 pm »
Adding a beefier clutch means more rotational mass etc etc
All to protect the bike from people that shouldn't be riding it in the 1st place.

Instead of spending your efforts criticizing 6/790 clutches, maybe start a riding school for your Jap tjommies?

You know, give something back to the community.

As long as you don't advocate to have these bikes 'fixed' as it would only lead to an overpriced, overweight, underpowered specimen.

Like the t7
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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2021, 12:28:43 pm »
Klink my dis geen probleem daai nie.
Hy ry 900km in een dag deur plekke waar ktm's gaan vir hul begrafnis.

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2021, 12:47:39 pm »
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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #77 on: January 15, 2021, 02:23:07 pm »
met jou blou onderbroekie nie

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Manne, ek hou van die verskuilde humor, dit begin wragtig n piepie contest te word!
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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #78 on: January 15, 2021, 02:27:57 pm »
Klink my dis geen probleem daai nie.
Hy ry 900km in een dag deur plekke waar ktm's gaan vir hul begrafnis.

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Jy begin die lig te sien. :ricky:
 

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Re: KTM 690 airlifted out of Swartberg.
« Reply #79 on: January 15, 2021, 02:29:06 pm »
Moenie agter Honda gaan skuil met jou blou onderbroekie nie

 :imaposer: :imaposer: Moet se, ek is hoeka nie n groot Honda ou nie. :biggrin: