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Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Simon M
Absolutely bloody brilliant.:rofl

Absolutely bloody brilliant.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 12:36 AM
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Posted By Simon M
Ya silly old buggar, you should know better at...

Ya silly old buggar, you should know better at your age. That's what happens when you shorten the suspension like that. Seriously, I hope you're OK mate. Recover quickly and get back on the BIG soon....
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Hi Rob, Yup, it arrived on Friday. Thanks Mate. :D

Hi Rob, Yup, it arrived on Friday. Thanks Mate. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Welcome aboard Florek.

Welcome aboard Florek.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Hey, welcome back everyone. It's been a bit quiet...

Hey, welcome back everyone. It's been a bit quiet here for a while and I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms. Good to see everyone out and about again, and safe after the silly...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Christmas present

A little Christmas present for all my ADV Rider friends...

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Video_Of_The_Week/2011/Dec_25.htm
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Merry Christmas

Hi Guys,

Well, it's that time of the year again and the jolly fat man in the red suit isn't far away. I'd like to wish you and your families a very happy festive season wherever you are on this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Hello Ruben from Argentina. Welcome to the BIG...

Hello Ruben from Argentina. Welcome to the BIG forum, it's always good to have new people on board.:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Rear wheel size

Thanks, Robmoto, Bluesman, Stefan, Mait, Mousitsas,

I had decided that Excels are the way to go as I've had them on race bikes for years and am very sure they will cope with the riding I'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Rear wheel size

OK boys and girls, I'm looking to lace up some new rims for the BIG. I have my own thoughts, but what are your thoughts on replacing the rear 17 inch rim with an 18 inch rim? Excel rims? Any other...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Stage 2 complete

Well, doesn't it all look nice and clean. Thorough sand blasted parts before a trip to the powder coaters.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Thanks for the invitation Bambi, it's much...

Thanks for the invitation Bambi, it's much appreciated as local knowledge is a huge advantage when travelling. Luckily unlike Silent Hunter my wife Suzanne is coming with me and we'll probably cover...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Parts supply

Hi Guys, I've just found this web site http://thshop888.singburicity.com/ another supplier of DR Big bits and pieces.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Hey Bambi, Your place sounds fantastic with all...

Hey Bambi, Your place sounds fantastic with all the wildlife around. You are dead right about ADV Rider making it possible to meet and talk to people from all over the world. It's fantastic. I met...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Bluesman, I envy you guys. You only have to...

Bluesman, I envy you guys. You only have to travel 151 Km (according to Google Maps) to meet up with Bambi. If Robmoto and I want to get together and have a beer, one of us has to travel 3,800...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Simon M
Next trip

Simple James. Get the Big and the Tenere going (no BMWs this time) then go and visit Rob. Then You, Ali, and Rob (and maybe I could join you there) ride across the desert to my side of Oz and stay at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2011, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Simon M
DR Adventure Tourer build begins

Yahoo! I just got the phone call from the sandblasters that my frame and sundry bits are ready to be picked up. Off to the powder coaters after a bit of masking up.

Does anyone have experience...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
It's great to put faces to the names. Thanks guys.

It's great to put faces to the names. Thanks guys.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Glad you took some pics Lloyd. I was riding home...

Glad you took some pics Lloyd. I was riding home and realised I hadn't taken any photos at all. D'oh! Like I've said before, this is a fantastic site and helps us all a lot on the technical side, but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Simon M
Good score.

Good score.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Simon M
Internet dating

Yes, I had my first internet date on Monday. I met up with Kiwi ztaj and his beautiful travelling companion (I'm trying to win brownie points here) in Perth for lunch on Monday. Then yesterday I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Cylinder head

Hi Guys, There is a brand new cylinder head on UK ebay if anyone is interested:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Thanks very much Bambi, I appreciate your effort....

Thanks very much Bambi, I appreciate your effort. I'm just waiting for a reply from Afica Queens as I'm hoping I misunderstood their email and the price they quoted was for the stand and the freight,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Yesterday I was set on the original colour...

Yesterday I was set on the original colour scheme. The factories do a good jod designing them and I've seen a lot of bikes look like crap with custom paint (mostly road bikes). But this morning I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
SPEN: I'm pretty sure I can put it back together...

SPEN: I'm pretty sure I can put it back together as I've been playing with bikes for years, no, decades. :roflI'm pretty keen on stainless fasrteners, and most of mine are pretty far gone, and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 12:34 AM
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Posted By Simon M
Spenner time

OK, I still blame you for this Rob. This morning I had a perfectly good, rideable DR750 in the shed. Now look at it. :eyes

I wonder where all the stuff I unbolted goes?:hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16,257
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Posted By Simon M
Thanks Ladder, I'll definitely take you up on...

Thanks Ladder, I'll definitely take you up on that. Once I firm up dates (I'm thinking mid 2012) I'll let you know.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
ROB: Thanks for your concern. I think seeing as...

ROB: Thanks for your concern. I think seeing as all of this is your fault, you should come over here and do half the work. I'll pick you up from the airport.

LADDER: Thankyou for your kind offer...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Laugh What have I done?

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Its funny how things work out isnt it. A couple of years ago I had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Rob & Sad Punk. You're killing me. I'm...

Rob & Sad Punk.

You're killing me. I'm building my Big as a functional all roads adventure tourer with a focus on function over looks, but every time I see your photos I'm very envious. I keep...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
WOW! FANTASTIC! Being a West Aussie I'm blown...

WOW! FANTASTIC! Being a West Aussie I'm blown away by the riding in snow scenes.

I'm planning my big trip right now and was thinking I have too much stuff on my list of things to take
Now I feel...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Centre stand

Hi Bambi, I'd really appreciate that if it's not too much trouble. The stands weigh 2.6Kg plus a bit extra for packaging. Could you please get a price for post for one stand and another for three...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
God news, bad news.

Good News: At long last I have found a company in Germany that manufactures a centre stand for DR 750 / 800s. It's $157 Euro, less the VAT of $25 Euro = $132 Euro, or about $175 AUD. Bit pricey, but...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Laugh Rob, You amaze me. being handyman impaired I wish...

Rob, You amaze me. being handyman impaired I wish I could employ you for a month or two to build my BIG for me.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
Man, at that price I was expecting a Big that was...

Man, at that price I was expecting a Big that was still in the crate and brand new! Even then the price would be a bit rich. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
OK, Firstly apologies to Riky Cross. The crash...

OK, Firstly apologies to Riky Cross. The crash bars do fit. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
I'm tempted, but it's REALLY loud.

I'm tempted, but it's REALLY loud.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
D'oh! I've just realised there is a bung...

D'oh!

I've just realised there is a bung inserted in the end of the muffler. I pulled it out abd fired the Big up, but it was LOUD! The bung went straight back in. I'll bet it's worth a few...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
OK, the standard shock is out and the Wilbers...

OK, the standard shock is out and the Wilbers shock ready to go in....after I clean up and regrease all the various bits and pieces. Does anyone know if there was a grease shortage in the late '80s...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 2,603,944
Posted By Simon M
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