Fuel filter

Socks for the Christmas gifts and other goodies

One of the factors that strongly affect the operation of the fuel system is the cleanliness of the fuel. We live in Europe, it isn`t that bad here. However, around the world, the quality of petrol may not be that good. To prevent unpleasant surprises (more…)

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Fuel pump

Fuel pump

Ops, it has gone quiet in the tank

Unfortunately, at the least expected moment the fuel pump decides to remind the surprised rider of its existence and with smaller or bigger signs of its end takes a bike to a standstill. I read the stories on the forums where people described problems they had. Some of them even after few hundreds of kilometres!! (more…)

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Off-road on the training ground

Dances with tanks

Unlike Poland, there are not many places in England, that can be legally used to ride off-road. At least it is hard for us – rookies, to find such information. We often hear about Wales, but these paths are for those who are definitely more advanced than us. We ask friends and it turns out that there is a huge training ground with off-road lanes. And it is about an hour and a half away from us, near Salisbury. We have to explore the area! (more…)

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Fuel tank

Or rather lack of it

KTM 690 Enduro R has not got the largest fuel tank in its class – only 12 litres. Even with low consumption, which in our bikes oscillates around 4 litres, it allows us to travel up to 300 km. (more…)

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Engine guard

Plastic bombastic

Damn, to mount an engine guard made of plastic onto such a motorcycle?? Someone at KTM marketing/sales department took care of future accessory parts sale. The genuine guard may be good enough for everyday use, but it will fall apart with a stronger impact. For me, a compulsory exchange. (more…)

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Our first off-road trip

The first time met with success!

Winter is behind us, the birds are coming promising a warmer (hopefully!) season of the year, the day is getting longer and we can start to get used to our motorbikes in the terrain. Last season was a garage time to learn their construction and content as well as preparation, repairing and service. Now is a good time to test them! (more…)

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Rocker arms

Engine annihilation

It happens that in earlier models the rocker arms can fail causing devastation in the engine. Manufacturing defect, material, construction? There are many theories. It is not that bad if bearing collapses on a rocker and the owner quickly catches the strange noise from the engine. Worse if the arm cracks spreading broken bits further in the engine. Rebuild guaranteed. (more…)

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