one of first 701 adventure rally

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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by ross rider » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:07 am

Mike54 wrote:For posers only.
Mike why do you say that, I am building 701 adventure bike with the Omega rally kit.
The bikes I build are used for the purpose they are built for ie off road adventure travel.
I built a 690 adventure rally bike in 2013 and have used it for a number of off road trips to Morocco & Iceland & trail
Riding in Mid Wales.
Back in 2009 I built a BMW 650 XC with the Tourech Kit, the guy who has the bike now is in the middle of Africa.
Rally Raid have not yet developed a full kit for the 701 so I looked elsewhere for the kit, Nomad have a nice tower but there extra tanks are just Roto tanks bolted to the crash bars.
MSR have the tower & screen but no tanks.
There is a company in Greece with a full kit but wanted payment up front but could not deliver for 2 months.
I contacted Thomas at Omega in SA who was very helpful, as my kit was the 20th kit of a run of 20 he did me a good deal to fill the production run.
The GDP to SA Ran was a much better exchange rate than SA Ran to USD which is the norm for export, the export price is nett of SA VAT.
The air freight was £180 with Virgin Atlantic,
The 701 I bought was a dealer ex demo bike with 500 miles, with the Omega kit the whole bike stands me at less than a new 690 with the RR Kit.
I think the possers are the guys who buy the big adventure bikes and won't even take them on a gravel road or out in the rain.
As I said my 701 will be used for purpose not to pose on, first trip is Morocco next Month.

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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by Monster » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:45 pm

WELL SAID !! That bike is the Dog's Danglers!!

Just the final cost though? Interesting to hear about Ross Rider build up

I thought ... What % of a KTM450 Rally money one wonders?
But - Less than a 690RR?!
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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by ross rider » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:32 pm

Decals fitted today

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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by The Sarge » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:39 pm

Lovely looking bike, pose all you want and put two fingers up to anyone that is just too green with envy to admit it :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by boboneleg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:44 pm

That's a cracking looking bike (thumbs)
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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by AlanHolt » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:48 pm

I keep looking at this, its a 2009 KTM 530 with 3000km. The seller is asking €5000, not sure if thats cheap or not.
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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by skygod » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:55 am

Ignore MIKE, I`m sure he is green with envy. Looks great!
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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by bond_yzf » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:17 am

Looks awesome

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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by Simon_100 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:55 am

If I give you the wool will you make me one too! (thumbs) (thumbs) (thumbs)

EDIT - f***, it should be in the conditional; if I gave you the wool would you make me one too? :whistle:

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Re: one of first 701 adventure rally

Post by geoham » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:50 am

Lovely looking bike (thumbs)

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