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    And it had been going so well
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    Untill a few feet to one side in very soft sand and...

    testament to the bike though, I didn't come off ie. there was no 'separation' and nothing broke.. just a sensation of my skull trying to exit via my mouth
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    What's the story with the KTM Tim?

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    FFS Tim!

    Didn't you learn anything about riding a 650 in sand?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post

    What's gone wrong with the embedding?

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    For some reason, this section doesn't allow it (I tried a few times and failed too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Of course mine wasn't the only faux pas...was it Tony?
    That's a Moroccan Bike wash, not an off......

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    What's the story with the KTM Tim?
    Both forks seals gave out dumping all the oil. One new set was found in Casablanca and posted to Zagora where the mechanics did a great job and repaired/replaced them both.

    I had a blast on the KTM 950, easy to ride and very fast....on the graded pisted pistes 100mph was easily reached but surprising that the forks went.
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    On the KTM

    The forks are fitted with a small release valve on the top so you can let air pressure out cos they are suposed to be at atmospheric


    Nice Pics Tim
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    Are the KTMs renowned for bending rims?

    That the 2nd big adventure I've seen on here with one after some offroading and I've also seen 2 x 640's on here with the same problem. Although to be fair Mark's was done in competition and we know he doesn't hang about

    Are they a known weak spot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Are the KTMs renowned for bending rims?

    That the 2nd big adventure I've seen on here with one after some offroading and I've also seen 2 x 640's on here with the same problem. Although to be fair Mark's was done in competition and we know he doesn't hang about

    Are they a known weak spot?
    Had one on the last MM trip in October as well. Not had a dinged rim on a GS on any of the trips yet as far as I know?
    Bit early to draw a solid conclusion but doesn't look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Are the KTMs renowned for bending rims?

    That the 2nd big adventure I've seen on here with one after some offroading and I've also seen 2 x 640's on here with the same problem. Although to be fair Mark's was done in competition and we know he doesn't hang about

    Are they a known weak spot?
    I have a KTM 640 enduro, the rims are different to the Adventure ones ie. stronger with holes for rim locks.

    And Matt's right about relieving air pressure on WP forks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Enough piss taking.. for now...here's an extremely rare photo of a 1200 the right way up
    Well done David btw
    Hehe, yeah, extremely rare for MY 1200! Don't think I did too bad though

    Shame the Spanish motorways weren't the same kind of surface - Hopefully I'll get mine back this Sunday - £1200 lighter

    Can you send me that photo? I would have got a good one but I was riding the bike at the time

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    Brilliant pics timI was looking at the forks, pretty compressed I reckon!

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    I was looking at the forks, pretty compressed I reckon!
    Yep, just about right down I reckon

    BTW You're not supposed to look cool on my bike
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