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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-30-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,588
Posted By stevedo
Hey Mike, we're currently in Loreto, Baja...

Hey Mike, we're currently in Loreto, Baja California Sur. Only arrived yesterday and may stay a week before we move on. At some point we'll get the ferry from La Paz back over to the mainland. As you...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,588
Posted By stevedo
For some reason I've had 2 rear brake light...

For some reason I've had 2 rear brake light switches fail. First was at about 12,000 miles, second just gone at about 27,500. When they fail it means the brake light is on continuously. I'm in Mexico...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,847
Posted By stevedo
Hey Kowalski, had exactly the same symptoms as...

Hey Kowalski, had exactly the same symptoms as you earlier in our RTW trip.
In higher temperatures fan would run almost continuously in town but fine on the open road. Temperature gauge never...
Forum: Latin America 09-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By stevedo
Place to rent?

Hola guys,
my wife and I are on our Round The World trip and are currently in the USA. Our visa for the US expires on the 17th December after which we will enter Mexico. We'd like to rent a modest...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,588
Posted By stevedo
Good heads up :clap. Larger diameter washers...

Good heads up :clap. Larger diameter washers installed before issues arise.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,307
Posted By stevedo
I'm another one who replaced all my DSLR (Canon...

I'm another one who replaced all my DSLR (Canon for me) stuff with Olympus m43. I have OM-D EM-5 and 4 lenses (Oly and Panasonic) which combined are about the same size as my old SLR and 28-70 F2.8...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By stevedo
I've had similar service from Garmin here in the...

I've had similar service from Garmin here in the UK. Zumo 550 failed to turn on, sent it in and they declared it permanently dead and would replace it. However they had no 550's and we were due to go...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By stevedo
Lenovo Yoga 11S for me. Key features/factors...

Lenovo Yoga 11S for me.

Key features/factors in purchasing were

Fits in my tank bag in a neoprene sleeve, converts to tablet/"tent" form factor so pretty versatile, keyboard, 256GB SSD, 8GB...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,016
Posted By stevedo
Morocco ...

Morocco

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/7894925492_cd42f8429b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86170842@N05/7894925492/)
Near Tizerkine, Morocco. One of 3 locals who stopped to check we...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By stevedo
Hi chaps, anyone notice what the USA...

Hi chaps,

anyone notice what the USA price for the 2014 SG is?

Cheers
Steve
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By stevedo
There's a brand new Streetguard suit for 2014,...

There's a brand new Streetguard suit for 2014, replacing the old Streetguard 3. Curiously the new one is just called Streetguard, no number. It's the price of the new 2014 suit I'm after.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By stevedo
BMW Streetguard 2014 Price?

Can anyone tell me the price of the new Streetguard 2014 suite in US$ please? Can't find it online. Coming to USA from UK in June and wondering if it would be cheaper to buy over there?

Cheers...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 51,484
Posted By stevedo
I downsized form Canon DSLR, 28-70 F2.8 and...

I downsized form Canon DSLR, 28-70 F2.8 and 70-200 F2.8 to m4/3.

EM-5, 7-14 F4, 12-35 F2.8, 45 F 1.8 and 75 F1.8 combined is smaller than my previous Canon 1D/28-70 combo!! Image quality is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By stevedo
No problem at all on both road or trail. My wife...

No problem at all on both road or trail. My wife and I in Morocco Apr/May 2012. We rode from UK across Spain to get there. Bike is brilliant 2 up so long as you don't try and ride it at 100mph...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,353
Posted By stevedo
We're planning a 2 up RTW on our 800XC. Live in...

We're planning a 2 up RTW on our 800XC. Live in the UK and start our epic adventure on 18th June 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. Have no timescale in mind and don't know if/when we'll go home. Flights...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-06-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 633,733
Posted By stevedo
Looking to buy a UNI Filter pre-filter in the UK....

Looking to buy a UNI Filter pre-filter in the UK. Does anyone know if/where they can be purchased. if not in the UK, where would be best/easiest to source one?

Thanks
Steve
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 842,373
Posted By stevedo
5 week, 2 up trip to Morocco ...

5 week, 2 up trip to Morocco

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/7894928154_47ea645ec9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86170842@N05/7894928154/)
High Atlas, Morocco....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By stevedo
Just sticking with the intended theme here :D ...

Just sticking with the intended theme here :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7894929544_7b042c4d8e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86170842@N05/7894929544/)
Warborough, South Oxfordshire...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-04-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,588
Posted By stevedo
I'm in the UK. I think you're safe

I'm in the UK. I think you're safe
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-03-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,588
Posted By stevedo
1 year old xc with 7,500 miles I've had the...

1 year old xc with 7,500 miles I've had the following

1. Loose steering head bearings. Now have the new washer under the 38mm nut. Hope this will help keep it tight.
2. Broken front subframe....
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By stevedo
Take a look about 1/3 down this page...

Take a look about 1/3 down this page http://ardcases.co.uk/products-and-prices/

States that they no longer sell Holan racks. I guess they got fed up with Holan as well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By stevedo
Tell us a bit more about the strange rattling...

Tell us a bit more about the strange rattling noise. I had trouble starting my bike after it was unused for a couple of weeks and when it did start there was a metallic rattling noise from the top...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,392
Posted By stevedo
I was also at the NEC and was informed by 2 Shoei...

I was also at the NEC and was informed by 2 Shoei staff that the price will be 470 ($730) and in the shops in the UK from the beginning of March. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Whatever...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-11-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,031,574
Posted By stevedo
Received the latest Triumph magazine in the post...

Received the latest Triumph magazine in the post yesterday. It has a write-up on the new 1200 and says this about the suspension

"Suspension Conventional suspension set-up eliminates the quirky...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-06-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 745,393
Posted By stevedo
Nice top box. Who makes that?

Nice top box. Who makes that?
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 530,647
Posted By stevedo
Well said :clap

Well said :clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-25-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5,865
Views: 1,514,782
Posted By stevedo
Hey Andy, I have the SW Motech sump guard...

Hey Andy,

I have the SW Motech sump guard fitted, great piece of kit. Are you sure the H&B engine guards fit with the SW Motech sump guard? I have the H&B tank guards on order but still undecided...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 530,647
Posted By stevedo
Brilliant, thanks for that. Bags get shipped...

Brilliant, thanks for that. Bags get shipped tomorrow and hopefully arrive by next Wednesday. Can't wait :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 530,647
Posted By stevedo
Great RR, really enjoying your trip. I'm in...

Great RR, really enjoying your trip.

I'm in the UK and have an 800XC. I also have a set of Odyssey II's on order. I'm a bit concerned that there is little clearance between the pannier and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-17-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 211,841
Posted By stevedo
They look awfully close to the passenger grab...

They look awfully close to the passenger grab handles, especially on the left hand side. Could you comment on how they work with a passenger on board.

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By stevedo
Mine is absolutely brilliant. No front fork...

Mine is absolutely brilliant. No front fork issues at all.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 265,265
Posted By stevedo
Didn't spend much on that did they :huh. What a...

Didn't spend much on that did they :huh. What a waste of time.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-25-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,679
Posted By stevedo
The guy was riding like a total twat. I wouldn't...

The guy was riding like a total twat. I wouldn't have been at all surprised if he was taken out riding like that.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,679
Posted By stevedo
Good point well made :lol3

Good point well made :lol3
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,679
Posted By stevedo
I really like the black frame on this one, shame...

I really like the black frame on this one, shame it's not an option.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-03-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,679
Posted By stevedo
Looks like they might have plugs in there....

Looks like they might have plugs in there. John[/QUOTE]

The xc I tested last Friday definitely did not have any plugs, just one of a few areas they saved a few pounds/euros/dollars. I'm sure it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,423
Posted By stevedo
I just took a look at the fitting instructions...

I just took a look at the fitting instructions for the Touratech plate. On page 1 and I quote
"Motorcycle cannot be secured on side
stand because one screw is removed
during installation!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9,425
Views: 3,758,810
Posted By stevedo
Um, nice pictures and all that, but I thought...

Um, nice pictures and all that, but I thought that this was supposed to be a V-Strom picture thread?
Forum: EMEA 04-10-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,084
Posted By stevedo
Morocco or Turkey?

My wife and I have both managed to get 4 weeks consecutive holiday next year. We've travelled extensively by bike through Europe and would really like to try something a little more adventurous in...
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