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Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 103,335
Posted By Big Nick
Fantastic, thanks for sharing, look forward to...

Fantastic, thanks for sharing, look forward to the rest.
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Big Nick
Aprilla Trials 650s are the bikes. Due to the...

Aprilla Trials 650s are the bikes. Due to the cost of importation, the GS Adventure is in storage at home and the 650 is a better bike, if I am honest a 450 would be just as good and one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Big Nick
6 hours & 6 pictures of a ride in Borneo, East Malaysia

So those who don't know I moved to Borneo to work 4 months ago. My container arrived last month without the GS as taxation is running at around 20,000USD. So I needed a bike fix.

I met 2 other...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By Big Nick
Very Nice

Congrats on the trip, looks like you had a blast. Enjoyed the video, the one with Elk is special.

Looking forward to the next installment.

Nick
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 644,589
Posted By Big Nick
Getting lost in Turkey ...

Getting lost in Turkey
http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/366851962_4aR2G-M.jpg
http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/366858343_h2xWY-M.jpg
http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/366862126_gwroa-M.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,167
Posted By Big Nick
That would be Hepco and Becker. Us the search...

That would be Hepco and Becker. Us the search function and you will be pointed in the right direction. Full crash bars and headlight surround protection.

HTH, Nick
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,167
Posted By Big Nick
Big Nick = Commuter= same person:D So yep I...

Big Nick = Commuter= same person:D

So yep I did.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,167
Posted By Big Nick
My last 3 digits are 434 and of course, take the...

My last 3 digits are 434 and of course, take the pictures.

Cheers, Nick
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,167
Posted By Big Nick
The red ones are replacements, probably owner...

The red ones are replacements, probably owner preference, they come off if heated by a hairdryer or the tank was damaged and replaced. The bike was spec with blue accent colour and blue/ grey seat,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,167
Posted By Big Nick
First Bike into USA.

Hello,

I believe that my bike was the first one ordered in the USA. I bought it from Max BMW in NH when I arrived there in September 2005. My bike was one of 2 into the store and the first batch...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Big Nick
Cappadocia Turkey

Had 3 days to travel around this last week, so I selected to check out one of the big tourist destinations of Turkey and also one of the World Hertiage Sites.

One planning the trip, one of my...
Forum: Europe 08-29-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 78,241
Posted By Big Nick
Passing through

Will be travelling through from Turkey from the 11th September heading for Dusseldorf in Germany. I have 5 days for the entire trip.

Route looks like...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Big Nick
After a good lunch....no shots I am afraid. ...

After a good lunch....no shots I am afraid.

We head out for a quick loop to the the lagoon known as oludeniz. We suit up and ride down to the shore where we stop for a quick drink before heading...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Big Nick
Meeting new friends

I move on from KAS and soon start entering Kalkane, where suddenly a KTM appears from a side road, I pass and wave..........I pull up a few miles up the road and see if they stop.....they do

Meet...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Big Nick
Hi

Nice to hear from you Jorge, as you can see the bike is still with me....I am on the 3rd Continent and 2nd registration (British) soon to be 3rd I hope (Turkish)
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Big Nick
The Start

I get up early and pile the things to take up, I want to hear some nice sounds on the way and have an easy to view map as my GPS map of Turkey hasn't arrived in time for the trip:baldy ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-17-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 227,353
Posted By Big Nick
Turkish cafe

Temp turkish tea and fruit stand.....today....very hot.........

Nice tea and watermelon!
http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/353473131_TcLGy-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Big Nick
400miles for a lunch with a fellow ADVrider

It all started here, although Strommer and I have never met (until today) we has suggested in this thread to meet for lunch.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=355362

Mr Strommer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,968
Posted By Big Nick
Thanks very much. Good luck with you trip to...

Thanks very much.

Good luck with you trip to the US. These freaks on here will keep you busy.

If you end up near Boston, let me know as I lived there for 2 years. I have some great GPS tracks...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,968
Posted By Big Nick
Jezza, Thanks for a great ride report, gave...

Jezza,

Thanks for a great ride report, gave me some great tips for routes home in a few weeks.

With regards to the comment above, could you point and idiot to this link as the one I keep on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,968
Posted By Big Nick
Looking forward to this

Looking forward to seeing this as I have a ride home to UK on my mind for September, will watch with interest!

Now hurry up and get on with the report please:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Big Nick
I move on.... and discover that I am now one of...

I move on.... and discover that I am now one of the only vehicles around apart from the water trucks and fire engines.
http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/344045751_noZ5k-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Big Nick
I head up a valley which I know well but find...

I head up a valley which I know well but find hard to recognise today as the landscape has changed:

http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/344051769_BcvJK-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Big Nick
Turkey - Antalya Fires - ride in and out.

I am not sure if it has hit the headlines outside of Turkey, but we are experiencing the worst fires in the region here over the last few days. Details are here:...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Big Nick
Great

I have this on my too dos whilst here. I am in Antalya, maybe we can meet for lunch somewhere midway one day! That would be about 150 miles for lunch......what you reckon!?

Looking forward to the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Big Nick
My neighbour said "how about a welcome to Antalya ride?"

So Klaus my neighbour suggested he knew a few good roads within a 3 hour loop of our apartment complex...........I suggested a early morning start as the temp hits 39oC at 13.00. I have a new set of...
Forum: Europe 06-09-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Big Nick
Inspection

Any North american bike will need to be inspected as my R1150GSA was when it came to UK from USA. There is no conformity certificate produced for bikes produces for other markets other than European...
Forum: Europe 06-07-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 76,392
Posted By Big Nick
Now signing in

Currently living in Antalya with my R1150GSA which has come with me from USA to Uk to Turkey.

Anyone what to meet up for a ride out.....the weather is amazing, the roads "interesting" and the...
Forum: Europe 02-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Big Nick
Laugh Moving to Turkey

Well just after 10 months back in the UK, it looks like we are moving to Antalya in Turkey in just over a month.

Now from the collective, can anyone give me information on getting the bike...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 63,007
Posted By Big Nick
Balls out

andrew, i sit here in little england full of envy. I hope you enjoy the rest of the ride. Be safe.

Nick.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 563,497
Posted By Big Nick
Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

http://commuter.smugmug.com/photos/78151123-M.jpg

Just on the US / canada border somewhere on the way to Nova Scotia

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 02-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,623
Posted By Big Nick
City Navigator Europe

Looking for the above for me to use in tandem with my USA 276c or CitySelect.

Anyone have one surplus to needs? Let me know, Nick
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By Big Nick
Ditto

Now isn't that funny.....so am I, same bike.

Questions for you. Are you shipping your home there? If so there is no doubt that the way to ship the bike is with your home contents. It is very cheap...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By Big Nick
Sorry I don't photo my TV :D:huh

Sorry I don't photo my TV
:D:huh
Forum: Face plant 02-01-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By Big Nick
Interesting wasn't it!

Interesting wasn't it!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,054
Posted By Big Nick
Could any one with Local knowledge advise of the...

Could any one with Local knowledge advise of the earliest time that this trip could be made. I.E without snow / black ice on roads? I may have some time 2nd/3rd week of Feb?

Anyone?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-07-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Big Nick
Question NA 276C with European Mapsource

If I take my USA 276c to Europe and buy the European Mapsource software, what will be the major differences in my display and ability to navigate?

Thanks in advance.

Nick
Forum: Face plant 12-31-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,328
Posted By Big Nick
Sherpajohn Killed - See below

Although not active on this site, he was registered as Sherpajohn and was completely entertained and loved visiting just for laughs and information.

I've just been informed that UKGSer Sherpa has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-20-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Big Nick
I road today, weather was perfect. Low sun was a...

I road today, weather was perfect. Low sun was a killer.

Heated gear was the best thing in the world.

Great day....one of the last I think before Winter arrives for good.

Nick
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,753
Posted By Big Nick
Lid

I have tried the lid in July this year and might get one in Dusseldorf when I am back there this Christmas. I am travelling through Germany, France and UK so if you are really desparate for the lid,...
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