April 26, 2014 GMT
austrailia

at the moment, im in Australia , next few days i will be riding a ktm 530 on a 80 km beach and camping, just to get a taste of sand !!!lol.
i have rode in sand with the British army 350 Armstrong .
im not sure what to expect, except for riding stud up, arse to the back,brain turned off !! and give it hell !! :)
so far i have learnt NOT to underestimate water consumption in heat. just 1 hr in 30 d and walking through the sand is hard work ! and nothing in the uk can prepare you for it !.
however ,i have to say i was always lucky to end up near a pub in all locations !! lol
as too photos ill sort as soon as i can :)

Posted by James Smorthit at 05:56 AM GMT
austrailia

at the moment, im in Australia , next few days i will be riding a ktm 530 on a 80 km beach and camping, just to get a taste of sand !!!lol.
i have rode in sand with the British army 350 Armstrong .
im not sure what to expect, except for riding stud up, arse to the back,brain turned off !! and give it hell !! :)
so far i have learnt NOT to underestimate water consumption in heat. just 1 hr in 30 d and walking through the sand is hard work ! and nothing in the uk can prepare you for it !.
however ,i have to say i was always lucky to end up near a pub in all locations !! lol
as too photos ill sort as soon as i can :)

Posted by James Smorthit at 05:56 AM GMT
March 24, 2014 GMT
ktm 690
Posted by James Smorthit at 11:51 PM GMT
March 09, 2014 GMT
ktm 690 rtw

this is just a heads up on the base plan really.
if you are like me, and doing or thinking of doing a rtw, or just some travel. then I will share information ,all I can . this is my first time too.
I will try to be constructive in my righting , with as little of my duslexeia as poss lol.

ok, iv been planning a rtw solo, for over one year now.
why , im at an age , if I don't do it now, I never will.
iv been motorcycling since I was 12 much to the amusement of the police :) , now 48 and legal !.
Im lucky to have a strong back ground bike maintenance, off roading , in the past riding for the army on rotax 350, a very very strong bike ! !.
im 5ft6in, 29in leg,so short or as I like to say ,vertically challenged ! :) however, I am riding a bmw r1150 gs on road and off road successfully so far !

how ever after a year of research, I have decided to take the adventure with an adventure ! my first ktm ! iv rode the 1190, and its stunning !! what a bike :) .
but ! the 690 is 100kg lighter ! yes it will not eat up the miles anything like the bmw, but its lighter to lift, better on fuel, easer to move around and will be a better bike for river crossing and sand and mud . SO that is my defence !lol

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Posted by James Smorthit at 10:22 PM GMT
rtw solo on a ktm 690
Posted by James Smorthit at 02:56 AM GMT
rtw solo on a ktm 690
Posted by James Smorthit at 02:56 AM GMT
 


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