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by bowber
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: KTM 640 Adventure Rally Build
Replies: 84
Views: 2845

Re: KTM 640 Adventure Rally Build

I prefer having them anyway, they just make riding the bike on busy roads a bit easier, get a few sets of cheap LED ones off your favorite supplier and you'll be fine, don't forget to fit diodes into the dash light if it's a single. You can also get the ones that unplug from a socket, looks like a 1...
by bowber
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 Coronavirus
Replies: 868
Views: 40663

Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

22 years ago when I was working in Kendal the first bus of the day didn't get into Kendal until nearly 10am, the last to leave left before 5pm You had two buses? You lucky bastard. When I were 'tiddler we used to crawl to school on us knees. We used to dream of buses... :lol: Alison actually has 10.
by bowber
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 Coronavirus
Replies: 868
Views: 40663

Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

In 5 miles, we could only get to our local very small town with very few shops and we are in supposedly well served south east England. 5 miles in rural Wales is surely the same as staying at home. :? As ever, the rules are made by people in big cities who have no concept of rural life. I can’t con...
by bowber
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: KTM 640 Adventure Rally Build
Replies: 84
Views: 2845

Re: KTM 640 Adventure Rally Build

Try GP Velocity cans - they do 51mm - small and stubby - and not expensive. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/deAAAOSw6Fhd~85t/s-l400.jpg Or maybe take a look at Lextec? Even cheaper I think, but don't know about the quality - especially with the thumping explosions of a big single going through it al...
by bowber
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: KTM 640 Adventure Rally Build
Replies: 84
Views: 2845

Re: KTM 640 Adventure Rally Build

Looking good so far, the later 640s were a good base bike, I never liked the look of the Adventure but it served a purpose and did it well.
I'm also thinking the Akra is too long, can you shorten the link pipe rather than the can? That'll help keep your ears from bleeding on a long day.

Steve
by bowber
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Lomo 13 litre Adventure panniers
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Lomo 13 litre Adventure panniers

Around £5, I can't remember the exact figure and I'm not near my emails at the moment, the total was less than the Amazon price.

Steve
by bowber
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Lomo 13 litre Adventure panniers
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Lomo 13 litre Adventure panniers

I've ordered a set of these off the Lomo website.
I'm going to try to make an OS base type thing using some flexible plastic, it could turn out to be a total load of crap but the bags will still come in handy.

Steve
by bowber
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Ktm 640 safety switches bypass
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Ktm 640 safety switches bypass

I don't think any of the safety switches are on the UK MOT. I prefer leaving the side stand one working as I've tried to set off a time or two with it down, I'm not bothered about the clutch one but then they are all interlocked in with the side stand, just be thankful it's not like the new KTM ones...
by bowber
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Kriega US5 capacity ?
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: Kriega US5 capacity ?

Kriega seem to be good at using miss leading photo's and I wish they'd just have a little note on each photo saying the size of unit shown. I've been looking at the OS Base system, and trying to get a feel for the size of the bags from the photo's of them on various bikes is near impossible, a note ...
by bowber
Sun May 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Comfortable jeans
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: Comfortable jeans

Lindstrands are comfortable and well made, I'm looking for another pair the same but I can't remember the model/name though.

Steve

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