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Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By Reprobate
These are recent photos made between July 1st and...

These are recent photos made between July 1st and July 20th on my solo motorcycle trip through France and Italy...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,746
Posted By Reprobate
My old book covers: ...

My old book covers:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,118
Posted By Reprobate
Rode 50cc mopeds from age 12. Became a moped...

Rode 50cc mopeds from age 12. Became a moped courier around Amsterdam, and my boss had several small displacement motorcycles (80/125/250) that were disguised as mopeds. Got into Vespas and rode old...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,838
Posted By Reprobate
I'd check out the waterproof M3301 Ortlieb...

I'd check out the waterproof M3301 Ortlieb tankbag.
I have this Ortlieb, with the straps to convert it into a rucksack/backpack. The universal tank adapter fixes to virtually any tank (I have a...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,022
Posted By Reprobate
Did you look at the first generation Ortlieb...

Did you look at the first generation Ortlieb tankbag, or the new M3301? I have the latter, with the straps to convert it into a rucksack/backpack. The universal tank adapter fixes to virtually any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,293
Posted By Reprobate
"Inmate"

"Inmate"
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,006
Posted By Reprobate
My solo ride: ...

My solo ride:

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-The-Black/Random-Brutish-Pictures/i-vFR3BQq/0/M/P1020107-L.jpg

BMW R1100GS, bedlinered, 30 liter tank and customized to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,733
Posted By Reprobate
I had this one: ...

I had this one:
http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-Anniversary/Martyns-R1100GS-Reprobate/i-2L7vcT2/0/M/P5140007-L.jpg

But I broke it:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,597
Posted By Reprobate
In my case it's bikes: My solo ride: ...

In my case it's bikes:

My solo ride:

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-The-Black/Random-Brutish-Pictures/i-vFR3BQq/0/M/P1020107-L.jpg

BMW R1100GS, bedlinered, 30 liter...
Forum: Europe 02-22-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,699
Posted By Reprobate
Two snowflakes meet in the air. One says to the...

Two snowflakes meet in the air. One says to the other:
"Where you headed?"
"Austria," the other replies. "Going to party. And you?"
"I'm headed for the Netherlands. To cause some panic..."
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,627
Posted By Reprobate
Neatly. :lol3 Plus Katla, from the Amsterdam...

Neatly. :lol3

Plus Katla, from the Amsterdam Assassin Series (http://amsterdamassassin.wordpress.com/), rides a Vespa.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,627
Posted By Reprobate
I'd take a P200E or PX200E. One of the advantages...

I'd take a P200E or PX200E. One of the advantages is that it has electric start, but also a kickstarter. They're ultra reliable, easy to maintain and repair, and carry their own spare wheel with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,585,271
Posted By Reprobate
Well, in a sense you're right. There used to be a...

Well, in a sense you're right. There used to be a law that moped had to have pedals:

http://www.mopedarmy.com/mediawiki/images/c/c3/1976_White_Puch_Maxi.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,585,271
Posted By Reprobate
"You want to swap bikes? Where's yours?" "If...

"You want to swap bikes? Where's yours?"
"If you go to the motorcycle shop on XXX street, you can hire one. Or maybe they have a demo you can test ride."
"Yes, you can. I just need some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,585,271
Posted By Reprobate
A moped, called 'brommer' here, is a motorcycle...

A moped, called 'brommer' here, is a motorcycle with 49.9cc engines or less. Like these:
http://www.scoot-online.nl/images/brommers/mod_471b44fd47e8f.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,800
Posted By Reprobate
I noticed someone had been reading this topic, so...

I noticed someone had been reading this topic, so I will post my further experiences.

I'm still using the Dream GTX as my main riding jacket. About a year ago, I sent the jacket back to Stadler to...
Forum: Europe 09-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,699
Posted By Reprobate
She's two now and quite a handful, although she...

She's two now and quite a handful, although she can make her own breakfast already:

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/People/Us/Nica-Hilke-Third-Year/i-BsFzcjk/0/L/P1110465-L.jpg

November will...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,006
Posted By Reprobate
Well, this turned out to be a different...

Well, this turned out to be a different discussion than I had in mind, but then, it often does.

My opinion on 'vespa clones' is not that intimate - I once rode a Bajaj P200E that looked the part,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,006
Posted By Reprobate
AFAIK, the Vespa clones [Stella, LML, Bajaj,...

AFAIK, the Vespa clones [Stella, LML, Bajaj, etcetera] are similar in comparison to a Ural or Dnjepr to a BMW. They are not really clones, just copies. Visually striking, sometimes, but the bodywork...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,006
Posted By Reprobate
Should've looked me up, dude. :freaky

Should've looked me up, dude. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,006
Posted By Reprobate
No, the PX series is the last of the old Vespas....

No, the PX series is the last of the old Vespas. Two stroke engine, no plastic [except for the nose].


Depends on how easily you adjust: the engine hangs on the right side and is counterweighted...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,006
Posted By Reprobate
Added a Vespa PX200E to my stable...

So now we have four motorcycles: Maaike's 650 V-strom, my R1100GS, our Moto Guzzi Mille GT with EZS sidecar, and a 1996 Vespa PX200E.

I fitted the Vespa with a universal child seat that supports...
Forum: Europe 08-02-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,699
Posted By Reprobate
Hi Rick, I have an open invitation to...

Hi Rick,

I have an open invitation to ADVriders coming to Amsterdam to hook up - if I can I show you around, or give you points of interest on the map. My email is in my profile if you want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,585,271
Posted By Reprobate
I rarely get comments, but last week, in Belgium,...

I rarely get comments, but last week, in Belgium, I stopped for a lasagna at a small family restaurant. The waitress looked at my while I peeled off my jacket and removed my separate back protector....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By Reprobate
I'm just a hi-viz blur. :D

I'm just a hi-viz blur. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By Reprobate
Well, that's why I like the Tourance suit I...

Well, that's why I like the Tourance suit I bought secondhand -- not many BMW decals on it, just stylish grey-black with retroreflective parts. So I fucked it up by wearing a yellow hi-viz helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,585,271
Posted By Reprobate
Why, it's a Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz, made in...

Why, it's a Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz, made in Mattighofen, Austria.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By Reprobate
A KLIM motorcycle suit is pretty stylish....

A KLIM motorcycle suit is pretty stylish. Personally, I don't care if a bikini babe thinks I'm sexy. My main gear is a BMW tourance pants with scuffed Alpinestars boots and a silver and blue Stadler...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By Reprobate
Yes, it's a live one, like the one near your left...

Yes, it's a live one, like the one near your left foot. You can easily install a switch into the cable, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By Reprobate
BMW sells a cable that runs from the 12V near...

BMW sells a cable that runs from the 12V near starter to the beak, where you can install a socket in the beak.

Partnumber 61132316114
Forum: Europe 09-03-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Reprobate
Yes. I quit my security job and pimped Maaike out...

Yes. I quit my security job and pimped Maaike out to an ICT firm, while I take care of the house and the kids. I will receive a salary for one more year, while I'm setting up Pre-Conflict Control.
Forum: Europe 09-02-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Reprobate
If you check who's living where, you can see if...

If you check who's living where, you can see if you can enlist their help in case of emergency. I was home around the beginning of August [later that month I was in Luxembourg with the sidecar and...
Forum: Europe 07-24-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,699
Posted By Reprobate
There's a Ducati/Guzzi dealer in Amsterdam. Send...

There's a Ducati/Guzzi dealer in Amsterdam. Send me an email when you're here and I'll see what I can arrange for you, I live in Amsterdam Center and I have a sidecar outfit as well as solo motos, so...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,699
Posted By Reprobate
Hoi Erik!

Hoi Erik!
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,585
Posted By Reprobate
Probably. I remember I was pulled over by the...

Probably. I remember I was pulled over by the police once for a broken tail light on my Vespa. I told them the spare I carried was broken, but I had another spare at work, about ten minutes riding...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,585
Posted By Reprobate
Bicycle pump w/gauge. Puncture kit Jumper...

Bicycle pump w/gauge.
Puncture kit
Jumper cables.
Basic tools for changing headlight bulbs and such.
Jerry can

Since I ride around Europe, where spare parts are within spitting distance, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,338
Posted By Reprobate
Except that you'd have to live in South Africa......

Except that you'd have to live in South Africa... :wink:

No, I'd go for Southern France. There's a small village called Collobrières that's in the middle of a Nature Reserve, close to the coast...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 1,585,271
Posted By Reprobate
I don't think riding is a sport. Racing, yes, but...

I don't think riding is a sport. Racing, yes, but riding, no. Maybe it's my European attitude - from what I understand it's quite rare in the US for someone to ride for economical reasons, mostly...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-06-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By Reprobate
Heading for Senegal

The Reprobate Clan has rented a small villa in Nianing, some 80 km south of Dakar, for two weeks starting next Saturday. Any ADVriders in the vicinity are welcome to come over for a drink.

Don't...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,884
Posted By Reprobate
Water? Beef jerky? Tyre repair kit? ...

Water?
Beef jerky?
Tyre repair kit?
Psylocybine mushrooms to enjoy the night sky?
Tick-removal pincer?
Moist toilet paper?
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