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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,531
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Posted By stickysidedown
well on one hand that is good to read if fairly...

well on one hand that is good to read if fairly unsurprising.

On the other hand its also the opinion of a rider with a tie in to Honda and therefore in no way impartial.

There again I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Thanks man I had some on my old F800s...

Thanks man

I had some on my old F800s commuter, there were mornings where wet snow was melting as standing water on the motorway and then refreezing as it hit my visor as slush, but those tyres...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Plan is actually to lace up a wider SM rim on the...

Plan is actually to lace up a wider SM rim on the rear so I can run Michelin Pilot road 3's on the road for wet winter peg scraping

Then seeing as the wheels and hubs for these bikes are cheap as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:17 AM
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Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Well the deal was done a week ago, and about 500...

Well the deal was done a week ago, and about 500 miles ago to

I'd taken a test ride on this CRF250L

http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/stickysidedown/random/IMG_0323_zps24d701c2.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:45 PM
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Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Stock Tool Kit

As we are moving onto tools I thought it as well just to reiterate whats int he Honda stock tool kit (Which I don't think you guys get?)

Spark plug wrench (hex bar turned by 10mm spanner)
10mm...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By stickysidedown
When my fan didn't come on as the heat rose one...

When my fan didn't come on as the heat rose one day whilst offroading I found it was actully just the plug contacts on the thermosender were a little corroded, worth just pulling it off and cleaning...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 59,864
Posted By stickysidedown
That has to be one of the stranger ways to end a...

That has to be one of the stranger ways to end a trip and I'm torn between making the bad jokes about your being 'ballsy' supposed to grow a pair not just one or something about the mutts nutts but...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,346
Posted By stickysidedown
Laugh Just dug up this old thread as I did eventually...

Just dug up this old thread as I did eventually get rid of my 950adv:cry

I'm approaching 70,000 miles on my 990 ADV 'S' now :D

Just spent the weekend thrashing it around the back roads on a...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 56,799
Posted By stickysidedown
I've been considering this myself, A few years...

I've been considering this myself, A few years back I bought a 7'x4' unbraked trailer and just squeezed a KTM 990 and a Tenere onto it before towing that rig 10,000 miles.

Now my circumstances...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Truthfully, I agree the WR Is a better performing...

Truthfully, I agree the WR Is a better performing machine (from what I've read) but neither has the credentials to pass themselves of as a true supermoto powerwise, I'll just run sumo wheels so I can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By stickysidedown
ABS is a certainty as It's going to be mandatory...

ABS is a certainty as It's going to be mandatory for any new bike sold in Europe in the next year, though perhaps because of that its gotten good on the last few bikes I've ridden with it (1190 ktm,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By stickysidedown
Mt-07 engined twin cylinder dualsport, don't see...

Mt-07 engined twin cylinder dualsport, don't see any other option for Yamaha when they retire that engine

Could be good....

But then again?
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By stickysidedown
Well hang fire for the details of the next one...

Well hang fire for the details of the next one I'm looking at, It's one of my favourite bits of kit (It's a little harder to get because the best kit isn't issued to everyone ;) )
:1drink

And I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By stickysidedown
Insanely cheap high end breathable waterproof overjacket

Ok so over here in the UK those of us who cant afford to shred a Klim out on the trails have been making use of the military surplus jackets for years, they've become an old favourite as you were...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Thanks man/ Kiitos :D I actually found your posts...

Thanks man/ Kiitos :D I actually found your posts in my search over on the TT but I'm not a member there, so just to clarify (for the benefit of those wanting a stiffer rear end) with 18/21 the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
:1drink Judging by the price slashing on the...

:1drink

Judging by the price slashing on the 250's here at present I feel that is almost certain, especially given the need for the CBR to 'step up' against the ninja 300 :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
That is a good point, are there advantages of...

That is a good point, are there advantages of running 17/19 over an 18/21 set up?

Apart from the cost of a rear wheel I mean! I have lived with dual sport tyre choices for a while on my 990 and I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
I couldn't test ride an SM version off road with...

I couldn't test ride an SM version off road with a 21/18" wheelset, its probably fair to assume the sm handles the street better than the L version without a test ride

hence hoping someone might...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
:D The cost of converting is just a set of...

:D

The cost of converting is just a set of wheels, which I'd be doing no matter which way round I went and arguably I'd like the stronger 'built' wheelset to be the offroad one.

The other mods...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 1,650,786
Posted By stickysidedown
Been looking at one of these little bikes for a...

Been looking at one of these little bikes for a while now, I'd been set on a WRR for nadgery trail riding and some long distance expeditions because as much as I love my KTM 990S it's an expensive...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,334
Posted By stickysidedown
So do this, don't think the world is missing my...

So do this, don't think the world is missing my talents as a singer or lyricist

Having done quite a lot of long rides I've found water to drink, gum to chew great, I nibble on slow release low...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
I almost forgot!! I ended in Poland because...

I almost forgot!!

I ended in Poland because the straight run home across the 1200 miles of motorway/autobahn would provide little interest I did have a little incident on the way from Poland to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 101,459
Posted By stickysidedown
Zajebiste! As we like to say in the UK:huh...

Zajebiste!

As we like to say in the UK:huh (sorry I didn't learn that much useful Polish),

I'll be forwarding this report to my good friend Monika in Lublin as she should be starting her RTW...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
The first day in Moscow passed by in a blur of...

The first day in Moscow passed by in a blur of sleep, shower, sleep, eat, beer, sleep

The second revolved around finally taking off those Michelin Desert tyres and refitting the Heidanau's I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
Thanks Friend, and you aren't wrong in the least ...

Thanks Friend, and you aren't wrong in the least

Mongolia is changing, get yourself there! :wink: heck you can even hire 450exc's there now I gather, though I guess you'd miss the real journey...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
Normally when people wish I went far away it...

Normally when people wish I went far away it doesn't sound so positive :rofl:rofl

Thank you

I'll do my best, one day I'll have ridden all the ride-able continents and then I'll still want to go...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
I thoroughly recommend the place!!, Hosteling at...

I thoroughly recommend the place!!, Hosteling at its finest it had the ability to provide a sense of home for people from all over the world in such a manner that you immediately felt like they were...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 310,510
Posted By stickysidedown
:clap So it seems, and in fact I would never...

:clap

So it seems, and in fact I would never have found it again without your fantastic (and slightly worrying) knowledge :-) I just had the recollection of a bike limping its way to the KTM shop...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 80,112
Posted By stickysidedown
Nice ride!Was that you I saw coming down The...

Nice ride!Was that you I saw coming down The embankment in Plymouth yesterday afternoon then, if so It is a very small world indeed (the front boxes to make the bike a little distinctive)
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
Well there were about 900 miles left to Moscow ...

Well there were about 900 miles left to Moscow


http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/stickysidedown/wcip2012all/P1060521.jpg?t=1376176590


I had to make a decision, how would I divide up...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By stickysidedown
I managed 650 miles in a day on my C90 last...

I managed 650 miles in a day on my C90 last summer, my spines almost recovered :D

Just start out with fresh and top it up religiously, I found with extended WOT it used a little oil oh and have a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
:ear :eek1 Mate I've crashed, it's pretty...

:ear
:eek1
Mate I've crashed, it's pretty bad, ankle f*cked in a white truck, where are you?

I read it over a few times, this was errrm... not good

I tried to explain where I was and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,292
Posted By stickysidedown
On the contrary, thank you all for coming along! ...

On the contrary, thank you all for coming along!

You know at the outset I wasn't going to write any of my ride reports down

I'm a little awkward at drawing attention to myself and believe it...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
Thank you so very much, That is just awesome,...

Thank you so very much, That is just awesome, unexpected and appreciated :clap


As for me teaching anyone?? Well I doubt I'd have the dedication and commitment needed to be a good educator, I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
You guys crack me up with your comments,...

You guys crack me up with your comments, seriously it makes it fun to carry on writing.

If in the interests of journalism and international relationships I'd been able to film inside that club I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
In the past years I'd also been on a journey of a...

In the past years I'd also been on a journey of a different kind, It had started with a facial disfigurement after an unprovoked attack on a late night bus, my nose had been bitten off by a drunken...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
Not knowing if I liked Russian women or not, and...

Not knowing if I liked Russian women or not, and certain that this was the best environment in which to observe and socialise with typical examples of such:wink: I accepted the invitation after an...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
As soon as I had reached the other side I heard...

As soon as I had reached the other side I heard the short sharp whistle blast, dammnit I thought, Busted! I kept walking towards the restaurant as if it couldn't possibly be for me until a panda car...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
The Journey to Barnaul was smooth and...

The Journey to Barnaul was smooth and uncomplicated, the population density increased and I saw a couple of other bikes, including a tshirt wearing zxr750 rider who hammered past with his tiny...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,486
Posted By stickysidedown
A taller man stepped down from the sort of...

A taller man stepped down from the sort of shed/shelter I'd seen the road crews using, sort of halfway between a gypsy wagon and a 'portakabin', he shook my hand very firmly and introduced himself as...
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