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by Toe
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy

After a couple of years bouncing around off-road on trails I decided to actually learn to ride off-road. Importantly for me was to be able to do it more safely for myself and others around me. Up until a few years ago I'd not ridden off-road at all and have gradually increased my % of off-road ridin...
by Toe
Fri May 31, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Biker with Ear Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Biker with Ear Problem

Custom plugs with filters do the best job of protecting your hearing but take a while to get used to. ... I went with these folk in the end. https://mercurycustomplugs.com/ and I think cost me £75 at a show. I found a Mercury stand at Oulton BSB and had the moulds done there and then. Dropped onto ...
by Toe
Fri May 31, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Crystallised Brake Fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Crystallised Brake Fluid

Despite it saying it should be changed doesn't mean it was. I've seen plenty of places (even places I've worked, I do not condone it especially if it's being paid for) just use those brake fluid test strips that are like a litmus test and skip it if they don't say it requires changing. I'm of the op...
by Toe
Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Mid layer...
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Mid layer...

I usually have a poly sports t-shirt as my base layer, mid layer is an old Tog24 thin fleece, a minimal insulated jacket, and then bike jacket on top.
Got to love being able to layer as required.
by Toe
Tue May 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Everest
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Everest

100% real. It's like pen-y-fan on a bank holiday!
by Toe
Thu May 23, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Wet clutch change KTM 990 adventure 07
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Wet clutch change KTM 990 adventure 07

I would just drain cold. If it's sat for a while then a majority of the oil would have drained down from elsewhere too. If there is any contamination from the plates but it'll be minute. Soak the friction plates in the same fresh oil you'll be using before installing them as well (overnight if possi...
by Toe
Tue May 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: ktm690 enduro
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: ktm690 enduro

Check out recent Lyndon poskitt races to places videos. He's doing it on a 690. He's done a rebuild or two, but he's now on stella mileages (100k plus) A recent 690 or 701 wouldn't worry me re mileage if been well maintained. His is a 690 Rally which is different. Your last sentence hits the nail o...
by Toe
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Beware lomo shit panniers...
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: Beware lomo shit panniers...

I'd be interested to see some more overall/zoomed out pics.
I've been (and still am, despite this post) considering these as for the price they seem like excellent value. Even if that means throwing a few quid and home mods to improve them.
by Toe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: AVIVA Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: AVIVA Insurance

The price you get for a 'new customer' quote is an 'introductory price' to get you with them. They then basically hope you'll forget/be too lazy when it comes to renewal and the price you get is marginally better at best.
by Toe
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: SUGGESTION BOX
Topic: Latest IOS update issue
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Latest IOS update issue

Just tried on my iPhone and seems to be working fine in Chrome and Safari.
Have you tried clearing cookies and such?

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