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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:58 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I doubt the shock mounting eyelets on each bike...

I doubt the shock mounting eyelets on each bike are that similar, although you might be lucky?

I agree that for an 'adventure' spec bike, a 19" front would be perfectly fine - in fact you could...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:49 PM
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Views: 660,788
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Apologies - yes 41mm rather than 43mm (that's the...

Apologies - yes 41mm rather than 43mm (that's the XR400)...

I appreciate they are leading axle vs. inline, but purely from a test point of view I wonder how much difference that would actually...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:00 AM
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Views: 660,788
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Exactly... I reckon you're going down the right...

Exactly... I reckon you're going down the right track with 43mm conventional forks rather than USD and new triples etc...

Out if interest, anyone know what the diameter of the CRF230L forks are?...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 660,788
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I've got a feeling the XR250 conventional forks...

I've got a feeling the XR250 conventional forks are 43mm diameter stanchions too, so have you tried just sliding them into the stock CB500X triples?

Of course it is probably a bit much to ask...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 521,904
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
If you mean the thumb throttle lever rather than...

If you mean the thumb throttle lever rather than a twist grip - presumably for the same reasons manufacturers fit them as standard - for safety in the event of falling off and the quad tipping over...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 521,904
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
It's partially that, but more that since the...

It's partially that, but more that since the Dakar is now run in South America, it is effectively summer there so the daylight hours are much longer anyway... It doesn't mean that lights are not...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 273,667
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
There is a bit more to it that that, but...

There is a bit more to it that that, but fundamentally yes - The Thai guys built two - one with the CRF450 front end (the one in the photo above?), but suggested the CRF250L front end version might...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just a quick heads-up... I've totally revamped...

Just a quick heads-up... I've totally revamped the Jennydakar.com website these past few days, and I hope you'll like the new look and content:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,053
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Very cool! Of course you guys might now look...

Very cool!

Of course you guys might now look like ready-brek kids... but conversely, it could help with the next race too - flux capacitor charged!

Jx
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,306
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree - the Honda Thailand guys have...

I agree - the Honda Thailand guys have effectively done all the R&D work on that bike - I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see a CB500XR - a new 'Transalp' if you will - in the next 18 months, to...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 273,667
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I still think the best you can hope for is this,...

I still think the best you can hope for is this, but with 100bhp:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/other%20pix/CB500XR_zpsabd10f96.jpg

Which, let's face it, would be pretty...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 521,904
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree, it looks very tippy-toes in that...

I agree, it looks very tippy-toes in that video...

I know that active/adjustable damping is not allowed in the car regs, but is there anything to stop them having some kind of air or hydraulic...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,409
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
You mean the WR450F of course - that is the...

You mean the WR450F of course - that is the enduro bike...

The 'WR450R' currently only exists in the minds of the ADVrider forum, and if we're lucky, somewhere in the design bunker at Yamaha HQ -...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
On the other hand, it might be far easier to just...

On the other hand, it might be far easier to just try and find one of these - a Beta Alp 4.0

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/other%20pix/08alp1_zpsfda91ffa.jpg

It uses the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I can understand your desire for a 'project', and...

I can understand your desire for a 'project', and certainly trying something that's not been done before - but really, in the world of motorcycles, there aren't many things that haven't been...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
That's the reason I suggested the DR650 - I'd say...

That's the reason I suggested the DR650 - I'd say it has the lowest seat height of all the 650 class dual-sport bikes, and can be lowered further with a link if required... it is also still a basic...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I'll be the first to say it... Just get a...

I'll be the first to say it...

Just get a DR650.

Job done.

Jx
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I think most bikes are around the 400lb mark for...

I think most bikes are around the 400lb mark for load (just had a quick google on the Kawasaki Versys and even the Honda Goldwing) - presumably that is more to do with the tyres than the actual bike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
A new Honda CB500X would seem to fit your...

A new Honda CB500X would seem to fit your requirements above - it's very smooth, comfortable, plenty of room for luggage and a pillion (as long as you're not planning on going a million miles an...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 660,788
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Dogjaw and Switchblade - thank you for the...

Dogjaw and Switchblade - thank you for the replies... I did imagine that is where the Honda heated grips would wire in, but as you say, a bit a fiddle to get to...

Running things off a spare fuse...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - not to worry, it's all related - thanks...

Hee hee - not to worry, it's all related - thanks for the photos!

Jx
Forum: Racing 06-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yes - as you can see from the photo/s...

Yes - as you can see from the photo/s Gezwindespoed posted above, Fretigne was on a 1200 Super Tenere, with a few mods, but that is still a HUGE bike whichever way you look at it!

It really does...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 660,788
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi everyone - a new owner (well, partial owner)...

Hi everyone - a new owner (well, partial owner) of a CB500X here... what a fabulous bike!
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I used a Garmin 2610 when I rode much of the TAT...

I used a Garmin 2610 when I rode much of the TAT (including my own detours) a few years ago - I loved that GPS, unbreakable and very easy/intuitive to use - I presume the 2720 is similar.

I was...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
You bet! Yes, to confirm what John has said...

You bet!

Yes, to confirm what John has said - we already have a rider who has signed up for the rental/service package for Dakar 2015, and this isn't some desperado with a stuffed toy pig in her...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Gen - sure! The vest in the photos is...

Hi Gen - sure!

The vest in the photos is actually my 2009 Alpinestars Venture jacket, with the sleeves zipped off...

I like the Venture as it has a good combination of pockets, including a...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Will you choose the red pill, or the blue pill?

Ultimately the return journey home was uneventful - save some pretty intense snow and sleet in Switzerland! - and having covered over 4000 kilometres of liaison either side of the rally itself, I...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
The first day of the Hellas featured a relatively...

The first day of the Hellas featured a relatively relaxed start (10am) and shortish 160km special stage billed as a 'prologue' - it certainly gave us all a taster of what to expect in the coming...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
While Greece may be renowned for it's soft sandy...

While Greece may be renowned for it's soft sandy beaches (on the whole), what it doesn't have is any desert to speak of... as such, the Hellas Rally is more akin to an hard enduro style of event -...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
So I guess we'd better get on with a bit of...

So I guess we'd better get on with a bit of racing eh?

The Hellas Rally begins with a huge party in the centre of the town on the eve of the start...

A podium ramp is erected, there a huge PA,...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hello Hellas!

Having reconvened with the team later that evening, John (KTMmitch) flew in the following day, and we all got the Friday sailing to Patras in Greece.

For those of you unfamiliar, mainland Greece...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Having passed through the Mont Blanc tunnel on...

Having passed through the Mont Blanc tunnel on the Tuesday evening, I shored up in a very comfortable hotel in northern Italy, and the following morning (day 3), decided to push on all the way to...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
The plan was to allow a relatively leisurely...

The plan was to allow a relatively leisurely three days for the ride to Ancona from the UK - primarily so I wouldn't be flogging myself with overlong days in the saddle prior to a week of racing -...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Now where was I?

So, back to Piglet and I, a few hundred feet below the English Channel on a train, bound for France - Switzerland - Italy, and ultimately Greece, and the Hellas Rally 2014 in seven days' time...
...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
What was immediately clear from the session/s in...

What was immediately clear from the session/s in Tunisia is that while the bike ran with the stock 690 fuel map, together with the open airbox lid that was fitted to John's original rally bike which...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hellas Rally 2014 - first competitive outing for the LC4-50

So it kind of started a bit like this:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/Hellas%20Rally%202014/9a65bb4a-9227-4e10-a5eb-d5bece2d7361_zps7014dda9.jpg

Actually,...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,480
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I certainly hope so! We are currently in...

I certainly hope so!

We are currently in communication with an apparel company regarding the 2015 Dakar project, and over the next few months will certainly aim to have some specific 'limited...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,601,332
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Or Ma'm ;o) Thanks ishmac! - the Camera was...

Or Ma'm ;o)

Thanks ishmac! - the Camera was a Canon 10D DSLR with either the 28-135 USM lens, or a 10-22 wide angle zoom - obviously I had to get really close to the rider (or more accurately him...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,601,332
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpig...

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Tuareg%20Rallye%202014/TR14%20rider%2036%20retouches/d9e81ffd-fbd4-4029-86f2-152827e9e6c6_zpscbd121ad.jpg

Jx
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,601,332
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpig...

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Tuareg%20Rallye%202014/TR14%20rider%2036%20retouches/83c39852-a9ce-4ea0-b107-56714b8296cf_zps6b4a0084.jpg

Jx
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