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Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,085
Posted By OyvindSn
I'll second the T63. Same pattern as the...

I'll second the T63. Same pattern as the Michelin Desert, the tire used by most (all?) desert rally racers, which should vouch for their usefulness in the sand. It's at least on a par with TKC 80...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 02-24-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,446
Posted By OyvindSn
Uhmm, you'd be better off with a snowmobile then....

Uhmm, you'd be better off with a snowmobile then. I don't think you should attempt this road before July.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By OyvindSn
I heartily recommend Michelin T63. Same pattern...

I heartily recommend Michelin T63. Same pattern as Mich. Desert, which is used by most (all?) the Dakar racers, but different compound. At least as good as TKC on-road, and MUCH better once you get...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,443
Posted By OyvindSn
Well, if you still have some vacation time left,...

Well, if you still have some vacation time left, you're more than welcome to the "Stag Ride" - Bukkerittet - in the eastern part of Jotunheimen Aug. 17 - 20th. See...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,443
Posted By OyvindSn
Good to hear that you didn't hurt yourself too...

Good to hear that you didn't hurt yourself too badly. From the picture, It looks like you almost, but not quite, managed to stop. But now I understand that you the bike actually flipped over :eek1 ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,443
Posted By OyvindSn
http://www.nordkap-2006.dk/Billeder/NK06/images/ww...

http://www.nordkap-2006.dk/Billeder/NK06/images/www.nordkap-2006.dk_380_8071.jpg
I guess a bad bridge

http://www.nordkap-2006.dk/Billeder/NK06/images/www.nordkap-2006.dk_381_8120.jpg
is better...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By OyvindSn
Getting Stuck - and None the Wiser

It was such a nice evening last Sunday that I figured I'd do a little fishing. I strapped my rod to the Dak and headed for an old coastal fort that was closed down some years ago (after they'd just...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By OyvindSn
A Short Evening Ride in Fjord Country

Last night, I decided to go on a short evening ride. The weather was far from great, with a heavy overcast and light drizzle, but I have a brand new set of Mich. T63 on my bike that I really needed...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 06-06-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,446
Posted By OyvindSn
Going to the North Cape this summer?

If so, there's an old postal road going from Alta to Kautokeino over large parts of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau. This is the old postal route that, while no longer maintained, is still an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 514,867
Posted By OyvindSn
Wicked It's not a river, it's the sea :ricky

It's not a river, it's the sea :ricky
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 514,867
Posted By OyvindSn
http://oyvind.smugmug.com/photos/44354588-L-2.jpg...

http://oyvind.smugmug.com/photos/44354588-L-2.jpg
It was a dark and stormy night...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2005, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By OyvindSn
A padded offshore rain jacket, fisherman's style...

A padded offshore rain jacket, fisherman's style bibs and lumberjack's steel-capped wellies. Not much in the way of crash protection, but it keeps me reasonably dry.
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By OyvindSn
Rider in the Storm

Over at f650.com (http://f650.com), there's an informal photo challenge from time to time. The previous assignment was "reflections". Well, since I'd just got me a new Nikon D70, I figured I'd give...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,268
Posted By OyvindSn
http://oyvind.smugmug.com/photos/32246230-L.jpg ...

http://oyvind.smugmug.com/photos/32246230-L.jpg
Jotunheimen, Norway
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,595
Posted By OyvindSn
I wouldn't worry too much about the tires. On...

I wouldn't worry too much about the tires. On gravel, it's the rider, not the tire. Just get used to the bike moving under you.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2005, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,774
Posted By OyvindSn
If you really don't want to do it on your Dak,...

If you really don't want to do it on your Dak, I'd consider a well maintained, low mileage BMW R80/100GS instead. Someone correct me, but with the original engine protection bars I don't think...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By OyvindSn
I rode single to the rally, but I would need a...

I rode single to the rally, but I would need a collaborator for the return trip. Basically, the plan was to ride as much dirt as possible going home. Luckily, Gard was heading in the same direction...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2005, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By OyvindSn
http://oyvind.smugmug.com/photos/32246175-M.jpg ...

http://oyvind.smugmug.com/photos/32246175-M.jpg
Further down the valley, we encounter this amazing 33-meter column, literally in the middle of nowhere. How did this incredibly expensive sculpture...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2005, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By OyvindSn
Talking The Buck Ride 2005

This last weekend, the Off Road Touring Club (OTC) (http://www.otc-mc.org) hosted the sixth annual Bukkerittet ("Buck Ride") dual sport rally in the mountainous Jotunheimen region. It was the second...
Forum: Europe 08-02-2005, 05:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,121
Posted By OyvindSn
Bukkerittet, Jotunheimen, Norway

The annual Bukkerittet* dual sport event, arranged by the Offroad Touring Club (http://www.otc-mc.org) will take place at Jotunheimen Feriesenter in central Norway Aug. 11-14, 2005. The event is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By OyvindSn
About $9000 for the complete TT Oryx conversion. ...

About $9000 for the complete TT Oryx conversion.

http://www.otc-mc.org/galleri/55/images/galleri55_06.jpg
Pic from the site of "my" club - the <a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2005, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By OyvindSn
When was the last time you had the sensor...

When was the last time you had the sensor replaced? I've experienced this twice. The last time, a BMW rep told me that they had now changed the manufacturing process for the sensor, so there should...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2005, 04:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,597
Posted By OyvindSn
:bmwrider

:bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2005, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By OyvindSn
I'm fine with the dirt, it's the road part that...

I'm fine with the dirt, it's the road part that worries me. Especially on wet tarmac, which we have in abundance in these parts. I just hate the thought ot the front loosing it before the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By OyvindSn
Saw it. Thanks.

Saw it. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By OyvindSn
Question Got the wrong tire - need advice

I just received a fresh pair of Michelin T63 for my BMW F650GS Dakar, and the front tire is 80/90-21, not the 90/90-21 that it should have been. Problem is, I'm going on a trip on Friday and may not...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 61,774
Posted By OyvindSn
The same rumor was around when the F650GS Dakar...

The same rumor was around when the F650GS Dakar was launched. If it's a hit in the market, they're gonna keep pushing it.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 248,549
Posted By OyvindSn
Just cruisin' ...

Just cruisin'
http://www.otc-mc.org/galleri/49/images/galleri49_13.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2005, 12:47 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 61,774
Posted By OyvindSn
I'm falling in love... I think BMW will have...

I'm falling in love...

I think BMW will have a significant market in Europe for this bike. Although off-road opportunities in, say, Germany are few and far between, DS bikes are very popular...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By OyvindSn
:thumb :thumb Regarding TKC and snow, I'm...

:thumb :thumb

Regarding TKC and snow, I'm glad to see that they performed well for you. However, it's NOT generally a good winter tire. The thread blocks are too big, which means that the tire...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2005, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,264,936
Posted By OyvindSn
Wouldn't even regular baking soda do in an...

Wouldn't even regular baking soda do in an emergency?
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,287
Posted By OyvindSn
FYI, I watched a guy on a KTM 640 Adv somersault...

FYI, I watched a guy on a KTM 640 Adv somersault and knock a hole on the inside of his tank last summer. IIRC, the culprit was a steel strut or similar that supports the lower part of the tank's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2005, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By OyvindSn
I've been winter riding my Dakar daily for three...

I've been winter riding my Dakar daily for three years and have experienced few problems with cold starting, except once when I was in the mountains and the temp had dropped to perhaps -15C and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By OyvindSn
Husabergs are hot-blooded, full-spec race...

Husabergs are hot-blooded, full-spec race machines. IIRC, at least some of their engines don't even have an oil filter. That means that you have to change the oil every 20 hours or so. If you fail...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By OyvindSn
My itinerary hasn't been finalized yet, but so...

My itinerary hasn't been finalized yet, but so far I'm planning to be there in two weeks' time, that is february 25-27th. I've made a few phone calls to Houston and no-one seems to do anything but...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-09-2005, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By OyvindSn
I found a place called Santa Fe SE of Houston,...

I found a place called Santa Fe SE of Houston, near Galveston, on the map. Is that the place? Can't say I've been there, but then I haven't been to any place in Texas (or the US for that matter)...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By OyvindSn
I've been in Houston once before, and based on my...

I've been in Houston once before, and based on my own observations I wouldn't like to do a 2-wheeled commute there either. Luckily, I won't need to that. The office is pretty close to the hotel so I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By OyvindSn
Question Bike rentals in Houston?

Hi,
I'll be in Houston on business for a few weeks, beginning Feb. 21. Naturally, instead of renting a cage I'd like to get a bike instead.

Any good bike rentals in the Houston area that offer...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By OyvindSn
Dunno what parking outside will do for your SHBs,...

Dunno what parking outside will do for your SHBs, but what it does make a difference for is the main bearings on the right hand side of the trailing arm. Rain water will follow the bolt through the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2005, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By OyvindSn
13 000 is a pretty short lifespan for your SHBs. ...

13 000 is a pretty short lifespan for your SHBs. I recently replaced mine at ~35 000. OTOH, if it's been 60% gravel, lots of rain (but you're in Oslo and I'm in Bergen, so I get more rain than you...
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