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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Vistar, so let's give it a try: ...

Hello Vistar,
so let's give it a try:

Dein Problem ist alt-bekannt in der 'Big'-Welt.
Unsere Lichtmaschinen laufen im Motoröl, was Ihnen ein wenig Kühlung bietet. Aber dadurch verhärten...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21,124
Views: 6,080,855
Posted By Bambi
Sorry, I couldn't keep up with your pace for the...

Sorry, I couldn't keep up with your pace for the last few weeks. Have you already seen this bike?
http://kingstoncustom.blogspot.de/2014_06_01_archive.html
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,663,036
Posted By Bambi
Hello Tom, pic # 2 brings back to mind one of...

Hello Tom,
pic # 2 brings back to mind one of my most beloved rock-songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eair8Ftmd9Q
Although that Lady wouldn't be my Taste ... hihihi ... Taste - the band...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello shanekfalcon, your problem is very well...

Hello shanekfalcon,
your problem is very well known in the 'Big'-world.
Our generators run in the engine-oil, which offers some cooling to it. But it also hardens the wires. Thanks to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Kilgore, as always: ...

Hello Kilgore,
as always:
www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de)
But Stefan's on holiday at the moment, might take some time. Worldwide delivery's no prob for him ...
Kind regards,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello, there's one lighting kit on the...

Hello,
there's one lighting kit on the 'off-the-road'-site. And there are a few more on offer at Africanqueens, another German company, dedicated to the Africa Twin of Honda:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, concerning the...

Hello there,
concerning the rallye-type-fairings, you could take a look at this German Company:
http://www.off-the-road.de/Diverse-Enduros/Verkleidungen-Licht/
There's a universal one on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Yepp, didn't realize that it's winter-time...

Yepp, didn't realize that it's winter-time down-under now. Wish you a nice weekend!
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, have been away for a few days. ...

Hello guys,
have been away for a few days.
First a few words to the ones that are bothering with the dynamo and it's harness: contact Stefan at his www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Bambi
Hello David, a very nice little bike you've...

Hello David,
a very nice little bike you've built! Both thumps clearly up!
Enjoy it and kind regards from Germany, Bambi
PS, nearly forgot: Looking through your blog I never would have thought...
Forum: Europe 07-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Bambi
German Suzuki-DR-Big-Meeting 2015

Hello there,
as already announced in Thumpers in the DR 750 & 800 Big-section, our near-Cologne-based round table will organize the 2015 German Big Rallye. Here's a first link to the web-site of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, as already announced, our...

Hello there,
as already announced, our near-Cologne-based round table will organize the 2015 German Big Rallye. Here's a first link to the web-site of the event:
http://www.big-treffen2015.de/de/...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 320,988
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, don't want to write much about...

Hello there,
don't want to write much about this thing but I feel that I have to make a clear stand for bluesman:
I'm a lucky guy as I do know him in person. He's a very nice fellow and I'm proud...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 320,988
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, Loutre wrote: 'As for the picture...

Hello there,
Loutre wrote: 'As for the picture posted above from Motorrad Magazin, when they showed it to the japanese guy working for honda's project department, he said it'll be quite like this....
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, ladder wrote 'a 12 year old brain...

Hello guys,
ladder wrote 'a 12 year old brain in a 65 year old body'
That's great, mate! Very good explanation, although I still have 7 years to go 'til I'm 65. Luckily! It's the sense in this...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21,124
Views: 6,080,855
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, pointed a young guy at our office...

Hello there,
pointed a young guy at our office to this thread this morning. He started riding a 125 Kawa this year and he's longing to advance to a Scram next year.
So, Jan, if you read this:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello North Rider, I got an 1988 750 S. The...

Hello North Rider,
I got an 1988 750 S. The flasher relay is mounted on the right hand side of the battery, just underneath the CDI-box. Seems that your bike toasted this. Perhaps a pic would help....
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, Relic wrote: 'I visit the German...

Hello there,
Relic wrote: 'I visit the German DR BIG site often but I do not always find the "good" posts.'
Now, it's always hard to stay on topic. :rofl There's a lot of 'drifting off', mostly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, back from our annual German...

Hello there,
back from our annual German Big-Party! I can't stop grinning! Nearly 1.750 km done in 4 days, although I had a day of rest on Saturday during a tour through Berlin in an old-style...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello, a 'well-worn' chain-kit can easily cost...

Hello,
a 'well-worn' chain-kit can easily cost you more than just 1 or 2 horses in reality. So I'm pretty sure, you're not fooled by your imagination.
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 320,988
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello Dan, this 'There's no...

Hello there, hello Dan,
this 'There's no market for a race bike like that except for the handful of riders who do Dakar type events.' isn't right. Those Dakar racers are limited to 450 cc bikes...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,639
Posted By Bambi
... sorry, the biggest mistake of Ducati/Cagiva...

... sorry, the biggest mistake of Ducati/Cagiva has been the demise of the almighty Elefant.
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bambi
Oh coincidence! Becks, one of the greatest...

Oh coincidence!
Becks, one of the greatest Soccer-Players of all time, heads out on a motorbike to the Amazon-river, greatest in Brazil. Just around the time as Soccer World Cup starts in that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Ladder, hello there, if you're doing so:...

Hello Ladder, hello there,
if you're doing so: how about a removable front of the airbox? Let's say a bit in- and then upwards? This would enable you to get out the carbs much easier ... just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
It will save these some 400 miles for Mr....

It will save these some 400 miles for Mr. Popples, too! Sorry mate, first had to look where you're coming from.
A nice German guy I do know from my Koblenz time, runs a mostly motorcyclists'...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello, may I tell you, that next year's...

Hello,
may I tell you, that next year's gathering will take place some miles west of Cologne in a hilly region that's called 'Eifel'? This will save Telmo some 400 miles compared to this years...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hey Telmo, I just realized, that you've been...

Hey Telmo,
I just realized, that you've been here in 2003 at Walldorf/Thuringia. That's been my first appearance there,too, still on the Big's elder little cousin, the Suzuki GN 400. A variation of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Telmo and all the others, here's the...

Hello Telmo and all the others,
here's the link for the invitation-page for the gathering:
http://dr-big-treffen-2014.jimdo.com/
As always: if in need for translation ---> pm me!
I still...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
One more point: that's a fast descision with the...

One more point: that's a fast descision with the car-drivers fault. In Germany this would take some months, maybe even years! They might even take in account the bad childhood of that guy, thus...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Ladder, ok, that's a big point! Will...

Hello Ladder,
ok, that's a big point! Will they pay it even if it's expensive as it comes from abroad? You should have a try with Stefan, PM him!
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 320,988
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I would appreciate an African...

Hello there,
I would appreciate an African Twin like the one sketched by Stefan Kraft very much. I have to admit, that I wouldn't buy it as I'm a rather old fart and couldn't make use of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Ladder, hello all, I'm with Rob. Ladder,...

Hello Ladder, hello all,
I'm with Rob. Ladder, how about a pic of your damaged beak? Although, considering that you're a well experienced mechanic your search should proof, that the damage is too...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Sorry guys, that I let you wait for the...

Sorry guys, that I let you wait for the translation of the story about the adaption of that hydraulic adjustment thingy from the rear suspension unit of BMW GS to DR Big. Next weekend is longer and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Rob, haven't had a look for a few days...

Hello Rob,
haven't had a look for a few days and was just about typing my thankfull answer for your introduction into Australian wild-life. I still would like to do so, telling you, that this 'roo...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello Ladder, it's a pity, that your long safe...

Hello Ladder,
it's a pity, that your long safe run was stopped this way! But I'm very happy reading, that you survived it safe and sound! As Mr. Popples said, we have them here in great masses. But...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
And another reply by me: a comrade from our...

And another reply by me:
a comrade from our German Forum managed to put the adjusting unít of a BMW GS on the Big's rear unit. Here's the link:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16,058
Views: 2,430,153
Posted By Bambi
Hello mleikarnes, your pics are great as ever...

Hello mleikarnes,
your pics are great as ever and each of them convinces me, that your country is one of the most right places for our DR Bigs!
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 40,282
Posted By Bambi
Hello Nowwhat, thanks for measuring! I'll...

Hello Nowwhat,
thanks for measuring! I'll report it to my pal. That might fit him, me myself, I'd be far off the ground. My own DR Big 750 in Marlboro Dakar guise is about 90 cm high, that's close...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 40,282
Posted By Bambi
Cyborg and Nowwhat, thanks for your replies!...

Cyborg and Nowwhat,
thanks for your replies! Nowwhat, would you please be so kind to measure the seat-height of your new best girl-friend for me, or better said, for my tall pal?
Thanks a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By Bambi
Hello Landypants, you can put on some longer...

Hello Landypants,
you can put on some longer rear-shocks. But please bear in mind not going too high with the rear of your bike. Some do tend to get handle-bar slabber (shimmy) if you rise their...
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