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Forum: Beasts 11-23-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
Posted By Bambi
Hello there in the United States, German bike...

Hello there in the United States,
German bike Magazine 'Motorrad News' speculates, that the name 'True Adventure' comes from Honda's thinking, that everything with 'Africa' in it's name has a bad...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mick, you are aware that there's a whole...

Hello Mick,
you are aware that there's a whole big (Big) thread to worship that bike, aren't you?
Here you go: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362489
Lots of answers, even to...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,635
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I'm out! I don't agree, but more...

Hello there,
I'm out! I don't agree, but more discussion will lead to nothing. I just wanted to show, that they don't build them like they used to. Tech and customers taste lead into another...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, you are right to remind me! The...

Hello there,
you are right to remind me! The bike seems to be very good and I had a very nice chat with the guys at the stand. That's been so nice that I forgot to take pics. I'm really to blame!...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,635
Posted By Bambi
Ok, so you do reject my Triumph Twin 750 (42 hp)...

Ok, so you do reject my Triumph Twin 750 (42 hp) and nominate my DR Big Thumper(although, mine's just a 750, but with the same 50 hp as the 800)?! Ok, the Big can cruise along all day happily at...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,635
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, regarding the exclusion of the...

Hello there,
regarding the exclusion of the Morini by _cy__because of 'only' 500 cc the next thing he's going to tell me is a yellow twin-cylinder bike can't be a beast, too. As my Triumph Tiger...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,735
Posted By Bambi
Hello Blues, nice to see you on the Scrambler,...

Hello Blues,
nice to see you on the Scrambler, good pics of you, your son and your friend. I think I do remember this friend from other pics from your journeys or your last trip to EICMA perhaps?...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,735
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, taking a look at this ...

Hello there,
taking a look at this
https://www.google.de/search?q=dr+zeta&biw=1280&bih=855&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DeotVNrBBcziO8CDgdAO&ved=0CCAQsAQ
you see pics of Suzuki's...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 95,728
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, been to Cologne today. Saw it and...

Hello guys,
been to Cologne today. Saw it and sat on it! With just 1,70 m I'm more of a short build. I can reach the ground fairly easy. What puts me off is the shape of the seat. You always slip...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, been at Cologne today. There has...

Hello guys,
been at Cologne today. There has been nothing new in the dual-sport-compartment. Please don't tell me something about slightly refurbished Cross-Tourers and -Runners, V-Stroms and...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 95,728
Posted By Bambi
If there are tubes in the tyres - I do know about...

If there are tubes in the tyres - I do know about those and I can handle that. Even easier than a tubeless tyre that can leave me helpless with a flat as I can't break the bead without machines ...
...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,735
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, are 90.000 km proof enough that...

Hello guys,
are 90.000 km proof enough that the Trail is ridden? Ok, I should say 'has been' as it sits in my barn with a crankshaft-bearing failure since about 2002. Due to time-consuming job and...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 95,728
Posted By Bambi
Hello Starchamp, to me, this Ducati Scrambler...

Hello Starchamp,
to me, this Ducati Scrambler is the first 'modern' Classic that fulfills what I would expect from this category: it has modern, but modest power and it doesn't weigh in at about...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,735
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I want them to look good!!! It's...

Hello there,
I want them to look good!!! It's hard to beat a nice evening with the bike parked at your front-door and sitting on the stairs enjoying a beer and looking at it. So they ought to look...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
Posted By Bambi
Hello Patrick, if you speak German, try this:...

Hello Patrick,
if you speak German, try this: www.dr-big.de (http://www.dr-big.de)
Use the search 'Suche'-button top right with your questions and you'll get more than just the answers you wanted...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 95,728
Posted By Bambi
Nicely done, Ducati! There are a few points I...

Nicely done, Ducati! There are a few points I would have done in another way ... but the base is well laid.
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, why is the whole world thinking...

Hello there,
why is the whole world thinking that a beak will make a better dualsport-bike?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
Posted By Bambi
Hello to Hungary, this looks like a very nice...

Hello to Hungary,
this looks like a very nice meeting!
Sadly, 2 of my friends from our German Big-Forum missed you. They have been at the Hungarian camp-ground on wednesday - and nobody was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
Posted By Bambi
Hello Andy, welcome here with us Big-riders...

Hello Andy,
welcome here with us Big-riders from all over the world.
You can ask your questions to Stefan Hessler at www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de)
He has springs on offer for...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21,989
Views: 6,493,073
Posted By Bambi
One more warning: be aware, that the top of your...

One more warning: be aware, that the top of your shock moves upwards in a curve while working! Good clearance at standstill doesn't always mean enough clearance at full compression!
More regards,...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21,989
Views: 6,493,073
Posted By Bambi
Pay Attention, guys! That contact between your...

Pay Attention, guys!
That contact between your carrier-rail and the top of your shocks will lead to bent damper-rods!!! We've been 'successful' in the early 80-s by ignoring this point on the...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
Posted By Bambi
errr... looking at my calender it seems to me,...

errr... looking at my calender it seems to me, that it's still 4 weeks 'til 1. of Octobre? Is there a time warp or a hole in time somewhere?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
Posted By Bambi
... and yes, the first Honda came in fifth ...

... and yes, the first Honda came in fifth ...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
Posted By Bambi
Well, some people seem to learn about history...

Well, some people seem to learn about history from books (or YouTube) and not when it really happens.
To those who didn't follow this year's Dakar: it's over and Mr. Deprés has finished fourth on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mait, very nice to read, that you didn't...

Hello Mait,
very nice to read, that you didn't part with your Big!!! You should keep it ...
Concerning your starter problems I think, you should talk to Stefan or Lars first. Maybe, you don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 48,147
Posted By Bambi
Applause, Applause, Applause! :clap Kind...

Applause, Applause, Applause! :clap
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
Posted By Bambi
Hello all, hello Vistar, I've been in-accurat...

Hello all, hello Vistar,
I've been in-accurat in my discription:
For the price of 180- 200 EUR you'll get your whole Stator reconditioned and rewound, not just a fixture of those cables for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21,989
Views: 6,493,073
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16,134
Views: 9,603,697
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16,252
Views: 2,597,661
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,959
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...
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