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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
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: 120
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 1,284
Views: 277,730
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: 1,284
Views: 277,730
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 20,896
Views: 5,972,650
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 1,284
Views: 277,730
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: 46
Views: 6,540
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: 2,484
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 1,284
Views: 277,730
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
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: 248
Views: 33,008
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: 248
Views: 33,008
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: 2,327
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...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 33,008
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, as a friend of mine is critizing...

Hello there,
as a friend of mine is critizing the usual 690 Enduro for being too small for him (he's about 1,90 meters tall): could you please tell me, how tall you are and how you feel on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello Rob, Iris and me take the bow because of...

Hello Rob,
Iris and me take the bow because of your kind words! Yes, that 'campfire-situation' you mentioned, that's exactly what it's all about!
With a bit of search I found some pics on Stefan...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello Shane, concerning rear shock: Stefan...

Hello Shane,
concerning rear shock: Stefan Hessler says, that your shock is still in order if the rod moves in it without play and with proper, soft resistance. Push it in and watch it come out...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, am I allowed to guide you to the...

Hello there,
am I allowed to guide you to the invitation of our annual German Big-meeting? You'll find more about it here:
http://www.dr-big.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=81660
As usual:...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello mleikarnes, I mentioned this...

Hello there, hello mleikarnes,
I mentioned this before: great pics!!!
Some friends at www.dr-big.de (http://www.dr-big.de) have made a pictural calender for the 5. time now. And the race for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello Obrut, usually Stefan is very exact with...

Hello Obrut,
usually Stefan is very exact with the orders he takes. Being a semi-professional rallye-raid-rider, he might be out for a rallye-event at the moment. I just checked the calender at his...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello Shane, thanks for your reply! I think,...

Hello Shane,
thanks for your reply!
I think, my English is quite usable. But: what the hell is a 'hero-knob'?
As far as I remember, you mentioned your solution before and I don't understand it for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello Colin, hello Bandit, first...

Hello there, hello Colin, hello Bandit,
first to Colin: for the SR 43 (the later 800) Stefan Hessler has set up a diet-plan on electric(k)s. Maybe, you find it on his web-site at www.dr-big-shop.de...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15,969
Views: 2,387,564
Posted By Bambi
Oops, he's already heard your call! :rofl

Oops,
he's already heard your call! :rofl
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