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Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By SBloke
Considering a flying brick (K model bmw's), a...

Considering a flying brick (K model bmw's), a K100 or k75 with 20.000 on the odo is just about getting started. They have been reputed to go over 200.000. Anything above 100.00 and I'd like to get...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,293
Posted By SBloke
In what way is it loud, what kind of noise? A lot...

In what way is it loud, what kind of noise? A lot of wind buffeting, forgot your earplugs, engine noise? My previous bike was a naked bike, so I'm used to wearing earplugs and find that more...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,293
Posted By SBloke
NICE, the aesthetics alone could convince me, but...

NICE, the aesthetics alone could convince me, but is the wind noise worse than with a standard K75s fairing? The last time I rode one of those I distinctly recall being blasted around the head and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,293
Posted By SBloke
Digging up an old one here, but I'm currently in...

Digging up an old one here, but I'm currently in the market for a K75s, and lo and behold, one popped up with an R100RS fairing, albeit only the top half as the lower is quite hard to modify I guess....
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,116
Posted By SBloke
That settles it. I'll have to go with a K, my...

That settles it. I'll have to go with a K, my girl would highly object to me having another love in my life. Especially if I start naming her as well.
:rofl

***off to do some soul searching***
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,116
Posted By SBloke
Ah, I've been drooling over that one a while...

Ah, I've been drooling over that one a while already.

It's so damn hard to choose between these wonderful machines. Every time I hear an R I'm sold, but then I think of the benefits of a K and...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 37,050
Posted By SBloke
Actually, it's very hilly (is that even an proper...

Actually, it's very hilly (is that even an proper word?) there. The geological area around Nijmegen is a "stuwwal" (Earth cache? A ridge formed by glaciers in the ice age.)

Here are some GPS...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By SBloke
I might just have to get myself over there some...

I might just have to get myself over there some time (as soon as I get an airhead..)

Sounds absolutely brilliant :wave

Looking forward to the pictures
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By SBloke
Differences in R100 engines?

Looking around at several R100's I'm starting to notice small differences in how they look. Most notable so far is an oil sump, or so it seems. By the looks of things they all have a sump except the...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,116
Posted By SBloke
For the sake of argument: K75s: Max Power:...

For the sake of argument:

K75s:
Max Power: 75 hp 54.7 kW @ 8500 rpm (rear tyre 70. hp @ 8500 rpm)
Max Torque: 68 Nm @ 6750 rpm

R80/7
Max Power: 50 hp 36.4 kW @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque: 58 Nm @...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 377,163
Posted By SBloke
It's not a matter of if, but when you crash. With...

It's not a matter of if, but when you crash. With that in mind -> ATGATT

And a crash can be as simple as forgetting to stick out your leg when standing still :lol3

Special rule for all old...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 37,050
Posted By SBloke
Another Dutch guy here, living just south of...

Another Dutch guy here, living just south of Nijmegen and used to regularly ride between here and Zutphen where my girl lives. If it weren't for a ruptured battery I'd still be doing so. In the...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,116
Posted By SBloke
I think it would be a bit on the heavy side but...

I think it would be a bit on the heavy side but other than that it'll just keep going. Just make sure to have a good skidplate, the front of the engine seems a bit delicate here and there.

I...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,116
Posted By SBloke
http://www.indian.no/advriders/k75.jpg I...

http://www.indian.no/advriders/k75.jpg

I want one.... bullet-proof-ness of a K75 with the looks of a GS. :clap
All it needs is a supertrapp and some nice luggage
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By SBloke
The 20 years is for insurance purposes mainly....

The 20 years is for insurance purposes mainly. When a bike is 20 years old, you only pay 7 euro's a month. (More than double that, if it's younger..). If You manage to get a bike 25 years old you no...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By SBloke
A V-strom? You mean that Suzuki thing? Way to...

A V-strom? You mean that Suzuki thing? Way to young for my taste and blowing the budget. (>4000 euro's)
I've already eyeballed those, just like a 1150 GS or even a 1200 gs and KTM adventure bikes....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By SBloke
A very tough decision

Yesterday my motorcycle crapped out on me. An old Honda FT500 I rode quite hard for three years, rain and shine.. and a lot of road salt that had my exhaust and frame for breakfast.
The last...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By SBloke
Same here, I tried a C2 before I got my Arai...

Same here, I tried a C2 before I got my Arai Viper GT. Had a massive red spot on my forehead from the C2 and I looked like a bobblehead (1,79m, 67kg, size s/m most of the time) .. I have the perfect...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
That's what I thought... Oh well, back to the...

That's what I thought...
Oh well, back to the breaking in :puke1
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,203
Posted By SBloke
So what do you take along in stead of cotton?...

So what do you take along in stead of cotton? I've heard it being called "death cloth" before because it looses all insulation when wet.. So, what to replace it with?
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
Well, I got mine about a week ago and I must say...

Well, I got mine about a week ago and I must say they're quite nice.

The company sent me a pair of Oxtars (not TCX... strange..) but I can't see anything wrong with them. Right size and all.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
The big wait is on.... Ordered a size 41...

The big wait is on....

Ordered a size 41 after fitting both the 41 and 42 at the local store. When I replaced the insoles with the ones from my Meindl walking shoes the fit like a glove. (Both the...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By SBloke
Well, to me just about anything with modern...

Well, to me just about anything with modern aerodynamics is "racer" :norton
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By SBloke
http://www.de-valkenier.nl/suzuki2009/foto/dl650-b...

http://www.de-valkenier.nl/suzuki2009/foto/dl650-black-rhino3kwartcmyk+sch.jpg


It's growing on me, it's definitely growing on me...
:huh


Seems more and more like the perfect bike for...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
Whoo, thanks for the heads-up.. I feel a bit more...

Whoo, thanks for the heads-up.. I feel a bit more secure ordering from Germany. :clap Will be ordering in a few days, as soon as I get the right size.
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By SBloke
From time to time AT's go up for sale in the...

From time to time AT's go up for sale in the range of 1500-2000 (euro)...

Would those be lemons?


I bought my FT for 200 euro's (seriously) and 300 euro's onwards (100 of which were tools...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By SBloke
How tall I am.. uhhmm... 1,79 m. I have no idea...

How tall I am.. uhhmm... 1,79 m. I have no idea what that is in imperial.

On a tenere (895 mm ridehight orso) I could hardly get my toes on the ground. 990 adventure let me plant my entire foot...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
I wrote down the sizing on the box at the...

I wrote down the sizing on the box at the store...
Euro: 41, other size stated on the box was 8 (UK or USA I don't know, didn't say)

Then I went to the online store where I wanted to buy them...
Forum: Australia 03-29-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,549
Posted By SBloke
Long time no word of the pudding in here... ...

Long time no word of the pudding in here...

Where is it now?
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By SBloke
I see my post was a bit minimalist in info :huh ...

I see my post was a bit minimalist in info :huh

Top speed I need to go is around 150 km/h (90 mph and a bit). Legal limit it set at 120 km/h but some power reserve for fast overtaking is very...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By SBloke
What bike for the novice

It's torture... I thought I knew, but the more I look the less I know...

As my first ADV bike I have no idea what to go for. It started with a R100GS, quickly went to the R1150GS, and via the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 103,725
Posted By SBloke
According to my German catalogue it's 899...

According to my German catalogue it's 899 unpainted and 1199 painted in either black/yellow or darkmagnesium.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
Weird Just measured my feet and according to...

Weird

Just measured my feet and according to several sites I don't have exceptionally wide feet or anything. Maybe the size 8 I tried on was just a bit in the small size and I should go for a size...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 181,784
Posted By SBloke
That's just what I'm wondering... I didn't know...

That's just what I'm wondering... I didn't know they made mounts for these things.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
Well, I'm used to having to break in my footwear...

Well, I'm used to having to break in my footwear a bit.

The big issue for me is that I will be ordering these boots online. Why you ask? Simple...

Either I buy them in the store at $384 (I...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
If so many of you guys here with wide feet wear...

If so many of you guys here with wide feet wear infinities with comfort I'll take that as a "these are suitable for wide feet" plea.

Infinities, here I come =]

(Now all I need is a BMW F800GS...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
my god you guys have big feet :huh I've...

my god you guys have big feet :huh

I've only got a size 8... (okay, and I can't reach the ground when sitting on a Yamaha Tenere.. why don't they make proper ADV bikes with a seat hight of 800mm...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By SBloke
Oxtar (TCX) Infinity on a wider foot?

Hi all,

I'm currently biased towards a pair of infinities but I have a slight problem. They seem a bit on the narrow side.

Do these boots get a bit wider (and how much) and set/break in to your...
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