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Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tiago
That universal wheel is one of the things that...

That universal wheel is one of the things that made my choice for the cT. I'll be carrying a spare one along with a knobby tyre to use when the going gets tough(er). I don't have a Death Valley to go...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
I'm sending you a PM about that.

I'm sending you a PM about that.
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
Hehe, same here, there needs to be snow and ice...

Hehe, same here, there needs to be snow and ice for me not to ride on my bikes.
But then again, snow lasts for a few days a year - the most frequent problem is ice on the roads, and no 2wd would...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
Yes, it's "his" sidecar too :) I've...

Yes, it's "his" sidecar too :)



I've planned on that from day one, really. I'll pick one up when I buy his helmet in a month or so.




I've seen one for sale a long time ago, but I...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
Oh, I would definitively do that to the W if it...

Oh, I would definitively do that to the W if it was a possibility. Alas, in Portugal's exxageratedly rigorous interpretation of EU legal dispositions , I would have to:

1. File a request for a...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
Oh I will - expected delivery time is about a...

Oh I will - expected delivery time is about a month, so hopefully it will arrive when we start getting rid of this Winter coldness.
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
Thank you all for the replies - I've just placed...

Thank you all for the replies - I've just placed an order for a Ural cT in Terracota (only color avilable at the moment in Europe, it seems, and that grey didn't do much for me).

G., (the kid, who...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tiago
Thanks, that was what I was looking to hear from...

Thanks, that was what I was looking to hear from you guys. :clap
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tiago
Enlightening. May I please trouble you to...

Enlightening. May I please trouble you to elaborate? There are two EFI bikes in Portugal that I know of, so no chance to figure out the differences by myself before opening my wallet.
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tiago
What about this hybrid new/old ural?

About to pull the trigger on either this one or a cT.

http://www.ural.cc/index.php?en_hybrid1314

To all you hack veterans, is there love for the new Ural, but with a carb motor?
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
Thanks DRONE and Bar None! @DRONE - that was...

Thanks DRONE and Bar None!

@DRONE - that was precisely the kind of info I was looking for. I don't think I could be happy without a two-wheeled motorcycle, but I duly noted your choices regarding...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
There's no second-hand market to speak of in...

There's no second-hand market to speak of in Portugal. Very few used ones up for sale, usually with somewhat to markedly inflated prices. A lot of Dnepr, CJ and Cold-war era IMZs come up from time to...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
If I was not in a country bound by EU-bred BS on...

If I was not in a country bound by EU-bred BS on just about everything, that would be the route I'd take for sure. It is a major hassle to make such a thing legally, requiring projects to be...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
The kid is nearly seven (legal age for riding...

The kid is nearly seven (legal age for riding pillion, sorry for explaining it poorly). The only way he's going riding is in my choice of steed.

Anyway, thanks for your input on the other bikes.
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Tiago
On adding a hack to my garage

Hey all

I'm fully aware that I'm posting this on a sort of biased subforum but I'm sure you've faced this issue.

I currently own a Kawasaki W650 and a G650GS. Both are lovely bikes. I've long...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/204e07f...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/204e07f65670e9c8176507d4aa698dc5.jpg

Is an amazing machine, loving it to bits [emoji2]
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,925
Posted By Tiago
Actually, and bear in mind I haven't seen the...

Actually, and bear in mind I haven't seen the bike, I believe the fuel cap is at the back of the seat, as the underseat fuel tank is a AJP hallmark. That would be coherent with the rest of their line.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,925
Posted By Tiago
Well, they have a US distributor

Well, they have a US distributor
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,925
Posted By Tiago
Ajp pr7

This thing is supposedly being shown to the public today...

http://i61.tinypic.com/9jm9ld.jpg

Is that a 660 mill I spy in there?
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
Thanks acap650. From what I gather, this one,...

Thanks acap650. From what I gather, this one, like most W650s in Portugal, has been imported from the UK at some point in time. I doubt those would have cruiser style bars, but this one is actually...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
Well, the tires are brand new, the bike gets an...

Well, the tires are brand new, the bike gets an overhaul, and the dealer tossed in a one-year warranty on it. I find that pretty agreeable with. Plus, it looks even better with the chromed rack :evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
Nah. They are rare as hen's teeth, and of the...

Nah. They are rare as hen's teeth, and of the three on sale this morning in that city, all were gone by 4 pm.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
Hunted it is. Bought this sweet 650. Very,...

Hunted it is.

Bought this sweet 650. Very, very, very excited with it :)
Picking it up next Wednesday after a general overhaul and clearing the paperwork.

Ah, it comes with a rear rack, which...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
Well, supposedly, on paper, there isn't much...

Well, supposedly, on paper, there isn't much difference. It does appear that after you uncork the W800 it becomes a fair bit livelier.

On the other hand, the major difference is that I can get 2...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
You might be better off buying new plastics....

You might be better off buying new plastics. That, or vinyl-wrapping them, if that's your thing.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Tiago
Question Kawasaki W800 vs W650 - Advice, please!

Ok, so I'm about to see/ride one of each back to back tomorrow afternoon (actually, probably two W650s). One of them will definitively come home with me.

Lightly used W650 vs. brand spanking new...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2,351
Views: 804,693
Posted By Tiago
Ok, so when I got my Caribou case I was left a...

Ok, so when I got my Caribou case I was left a bit in doubt regarding the size of the 35 Liter Pelican and how it would fit my G650GS.

I rolled both mine and my brother's old-gen F650GS out of the...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2,351
Views: 804,693
Posted By Tiago
It's been an incredibly hectic week, so my...

It's been an incredibly hectic week, so my apologies to Roger for the late reply. He sorted everything out, I finally got my case on the past Thursday, assembled it last week and I'm very impressed....
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,351
Views: 804,693
Posted By Tiago
E-mail sent, thanks!

E-mail sent, thanks!
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,351
Views: 804,693
Posted By Tiago
Pissed I just had the weirdest experience - I've ordered...

I just had the weirdest experience - I've ordered a top case from Caribou cases and it has been held up on customs for two weeks week. After much badgering of the people in customs, I just found out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
Thanks mate! By the way, I just bought a...

Thanks mate!

By the way, I just bought a mint 2003 F650GS for my younger brother, looks exactly like the one on sale a few posts back. Awesome bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
Thanks guavadue! It's a shame that you (and...

Thanks guavadue!

It's a shame that you (and probably the shop as well) are about 5,000 miles away from me, otherwise I'd be picking your brains out.

http://i62.tinypic.com/11ujogo.jpg

I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
I'm throwing my 2 cents here. I'm 6ft1" and I...

I'm throwing my 2 cents here. I'm 6ft1" and I prefer the stock windshield and no turbulence around my helmet to having better wind protection for the torso and having the wind knock my skull around....
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
I wonder if any inmate can help me with this -...

I wonder if any inmate can help me with this - I'm considering installing Intiminators to sort out the front end on my 2012 G650GS. Now the shop manual for the old F650GS indicated that the fork oil...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 58,914
Posted By Tiago
I'll give it a stab: ...

I'll give it a stab:

http://i59.tinypic.com/29qlfm0.jpg
Alvo Natural Park, northern Portugal

http://i62.tinypic.com/iefspd.jpg
Same park, between Vila Real and Lamas de Olo.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,474
Posted By Tiago
Sorry for this necroposting, but I can tell you...

Sorry for this necroposting, but I can tell you that it dramatically improved the handling and behaviour of my old Sportster. I am eagerly awaiting what they'll do to my G650GS.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
Perhaps more so in the US than in Europe. My...

Perhaps more so in the US than in Europe. My motorcycle went it for the annual check-up and it cost me EUR 122 at the official dealer. That included changing of all fluids, labor, full check on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11,103
Views: 3,761,501
Posted By Tiago
My 2001 Blackbird

A short ride to the nearby hills this afternoon

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/Gazaam/Blackbird/photo3.jpg

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/Gazaam/Blackbird/photo4.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 636,652
Posted By Tiago
You guys are spoiled. Try sitting your ass on a...

You guys are spoiled. Try sitting your ass on a stock HD Nightster for two years. Every subsequent seat will feel like a throne.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 65,149
Posted By Tiago
New to me 2001 XX with 26k miles on the clock....

New to me 2001 XX with 26k miles on the clock. Apart from needing a new rear tyre and a small scratch on the fuel tank, the thing is perfect

I'll take better photos as soon as the hurricane-like...
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