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    +1 The DRZ400S was about 140kg, people go on...

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    The DRZ400S was about 140kg, people go on about the CRF250L being light - it's heavier than the fucking DR, with less than half the power, in facts its heavier than the 690 KTM / 701 Husky that...
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    I think of dirt cheap Hotels as I do dirt cheap...

    I think of dirt cheap Hotels as I do dirt cheap pubs....

    ...They draw in all the undesirables and for for a few quid more I can stay in a reasonably priced hotel nearby, safe in the knowledge the...
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    Ergo seats are way better, rode my 1190 home (30...

    Ergo seats are way better, rode my 1190 home (30 mins) and then rang dealer to get Ergo Seats, though 1290 might be better - wrong! Ergo seats on that, and when we had the 1090 that also came with a...
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    Yeah, quite narrow, bars are noticeably narrower...

    Yeah, quite narrow, bars are noticeably narrower than the GS / Super Tenere and some other adventure bikes, plus the rest of the bike is very slim
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    I bought this (well hopefully an earlier version...

    I bought this (well hopefully an earlier version as it was over a decade ago)

    https://www.stanfords.co.uk/Black-Forest-FB-Top-10-Tips_9783707918151

    Just the job IMO
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    Its not, pretty grotty by Luxembourg standards,...

    Its not, pretty grotty by Luxembourg standards, but still OK with a reasonable choice of bars and restuarants and Hotel du Parc is very nice, good value, close to centre (and brewery / WW2 Museum)...
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    You mean across the bars? I can measure up...

    You mean across the bars?

    I can measure up tomorrow for you.
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    2m Spacing, then 1M spacing ;-)

    2m Spacing, then 1M spacing ;-)
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    Put one on my 1190, I think it was a smidge...

    Put one on my 1190, I think it was a smidge smoother.

    Mine arrived from Oberon with the ball bearing missing, but gave them a call and they sent one out 1st class post.

    Surprisingly easy to...
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    18 has older generation engine, a bit buzzy...

    18 has older generation engine, a bit buzzy compared to the latest one, tested a SDGT last time they gave a load away and the vibes were much worse than my 1190 Adventure, by contrast my 1290...
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    Its not what I think, but what potential punters...

    Its not what I think, but what potential punters think, but IMHO / Experience:-

    80% of punters don't use forums, they think that the Manufacturers know best and want to avoid a bike someone has...
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    Simple - look at bike trader, MCN Bikes and E-bay...

    Simple - look at bike trader, MCN Bikes and E-bay to see what they are being advertised at, but don't forget a private sale will be about 10%-20% less than dealer prices.

    Powercell might put some...
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    OK, so for options.... ...Another 60 BHP or...

    OK, so for options....

    ...Another 60 BHP or some plastic surgery to put a permanent grin on your face.
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    Great bike, I loved mine, in some ways I prefer...

    Great bike, I loved mine, in some ways I prefer the 1190 to the 1290 but hard to justify having two so similar bikes in the garage.

    Best colour too ;-)
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    Also the 1290 has no racing heritage, I get a...

    Also the 1290 has no racing heritage, I get a Corona paintjob on a GSX-R of that era, or a 950/990 in KTM race colours as they were replica's of the Dakar bikes to a degree.

    This is like paining a...
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    I was originally planning to be in the Alps in...

    I was originally planning to be in the Alps in early July, not looking likely now, plus been out of work for a while and now picked up about 6 weeks worth, so will see if I can go in August or...
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    Heated grips, Ergo Seats is all I think is...

    Heated grips, Ergo Seats is all I think is "needed", I went overboard and put on some crash bars, nav mount and a rad guard as well, plus the QS which I like.
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    Stunning paint job, yes. My cup of tea, no. ...

    Stunning paint job, yes.

    My cup of tea, no.

    Would feel like an utter twat riding around on that.
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    Try the UK KTM Forum, lots more owners of these...

    Try the UK KTM Forum, lots more owners of these hang around there.
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    So easy these days, screw buying a map to plan a...

    So easy these days, screw buying a map to plan a route, get a free logon to My Route App and start trying out routes, easy to move them about, add a bit of motorway to save time, or take a bit out to...
  21. That looks pretty good, never thought to tag Mont...

    That looks pretty good, never thought to tag Mont V onto a stay in the Vercors, with this plus a clockwise and anti-clockwise loop of the great big lump of rock you have 3 great days riding from a...
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    I have had 3 ktm from premier, very happy with...

    I have had 3 ktm from premier, very happy with dealing with them.

    In 30k on ktm I have had no problems, so rate reliabiity as good.

    Lost less in 3 years on my 1190 than my buddy list in 18...
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    Pisses me off too, nice sunny day in garden...

    Pisses me off too, nice sunny day in garden ruined by Rossi wannabes, or when we had the dog would go for country walk, could gear zero traffic excepts utter ***** thrashing around at 12000rpm...
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    So is my 1290, and my car, what's your point...

    So is my 1290, and my car, what's your point here?

    The problem is the smaller and lighter the bike the worst any snatchy response feels, the GS is much heavier so will mask the symptoms, BMW also...
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    Take a trip to a decent one, ride a couple of...

    Take a trip to a decent one, ride a couple of demo's, drink some coffee etc.....

    ....Well, pre lockdown anyway, Premier is my local and I was looking forward to my spring service, getting there...
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