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Forum: Racing 01-12-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,275,517
Posted By DownhillChief
And Jacky Ickx, who is NOT French as stated by...

And Jacky Ickx, who is NOT French as stated by Eurosport! :rofl
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,275,517
Posted By DownhillChief
From what I got he was talking bout Terranova,...

From what I got he was talking bout Terranova, yes. I recorded it so I'll doublecheck.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,275,517
Posted By DownhillChief
True. That was a 400.000 effort...

True. That was a 400.000 effort...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,275,517
Posted By DownhillChief
Team Manager Jean-Marc was interviewed on French...

Team Manager Jean-Marc was interviewed on French TV. He said the two had been argueing all day, came into the bivvy still blazing. He (JM) spent a good part of the night trying to reconsiliate the...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,275,517
Posted By DownhillChief
I know for sure that one team is doing 'the seat...

I know for sure that one team is doing 'the seat swap' every 2 - 3 days. So that would be something to get DQ'd?
Forum: Racing 01-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
http://totallycoolpix.com/2011/01/dakar-rally-2011...

http://totallycoolpix.com/2011/01/dakar-rally-2011/

Don't know if this has been posted but the pics are very, very nice!
Forum: Racing 01-13-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
Coma in trouble? Sure would make things...

Coma in trouble? Sure would make things interesting :evil
Forum: Racing 01-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
Not allowed to drain your oil after stage...:hide

Not allowed to drain your oil after stage...:hide
Forum: Racing 01-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
What happened to Verhoeven? Looks like he's stuck...

What happened to Verhoeven? Looks like he's stuck for some reason...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
Verhoeven climbing 2 spots overall! :clap

Verhoeven climbing 2 spots overall! :clap
Forum: Racing 01-09-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
Wow, big setback for Street, I hope he can work...

Wow, big setback for Street, I hope he can work something out.
On a positive note, I see Verhoeven ending very well in overall today!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
That would be "cow-ass" :deal

That would be "cow-ass" :deal
Forum: Racing 01-04-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
Ze Helio was pretty funny on french tv, not...

Ze Helio was pretty funny on french tv, not realizing he was on live...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
According to Castera it will be pretty much the...

According to Castera it will be pretty much the same story. Very hard section of 20km...
Forum: Racing 12-30-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,267
Posted By DownhillChief
Apparently there has been a serious carcrash near...

Apparently there has been a serious carcrash near techinspection, by competitor Ignacio Casale Silva. Any news on that?
Forum: Racing 12-26-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,218
Posted By DownhillChief
I rented a few WR's from RBC last year for a day...

I rented a few WR's from RBC last year for a day of enduro riding with some friends. Really nice guys at RBC!
Forum: Racing 12-22-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,483
Posted By DownhillChief
There will be a Mini in the Dakar too :evil

There will be a Mini in the Dakar too :evil
Forum: Racing 12-22-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 168,173
Posted By DownhillChief
It's the Preproloog in Valkenswaard, and it takes...

It's the Preproloog in Valkenswaard, and it takes place every year. October I think?
Forum: Europe 12-10-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,933
Posted By DownhillChief
Nice! Not a lot of X's on the streets here...

Nice! Not a lot of X's on the streets here...
Forum: Europe 12-07-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,933
Posted By DownhillChief
Live in Antwerp (Wilrijk), ride a G650X. I only...

Live in Antwerp (Wilrijk), ride a G650X. I only ride in the Kempen because there are the only few tracks I know.:cry
Should start exploring more!
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By DownhillChief
I have the same problem, it started when I...

I have the same problem, it started when I installed the bar risers... It really can't handle any force on the handlebars.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,343
Posted By DownhillChief
-Stalling / Starting issues -Lots of flat tires...

-Stalling / Starting issues
-Lots of flat tires :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By DownhillChief
My thought exactly. There is already something...

My thought exactly. There is already something like this for the KTM 690. I think 10L on each side might be overkill, but 4 or 5L on each side should be doable.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By DownhillChief
I have the 20mm Touratech ones, I'd like them...

I have the 20mm Touratech ones, I'd like them even a little bit higher. Oh and they're not very 'solid', not that they break but the bars 'twist' easily.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By DownhillChief
I love it. Wind protection is excellent. One...

I love it. Wind protection is excellent. One downside is the cutting, mine is not exactly symmetric. And the small screws on the mounting plate are like butter. It also makes a horrible rattling...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,171
Posted By DownhillChief
Nice bike Jack! Really something else.

Nice bike Jack! Really something else.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 107,169
Posted By DownhillChief
Is there some kind of report of all these...

Is there some kind of report of all these aftermarket springs? I really don't like the stock ones but have no idea which springs to get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By DownhillChief
Hey Lars, I kept the original controls, without...

Hey Lars, I kept the original controls, without modifying anything. Easy to mount if you have an extra set of hands. I'm interested in checking out your tank, I only have the fairing and I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By DownhillChief
No problems after about 1000 miles with the mod...

No problems after about 1000 miles with the mod so far, mine does drink a little bit more, but not much.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,147,814
Posted By DownhillChief
I've had it twice in a week with a Michelin cross...

I've had it twice in a week with a Michelin cross tyre. I fitted a Karoo and didn't experience it since.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,147,814
Posted By DownhillChief
I also come from a Dakar and at first I didn't...

I also come from a Dakar and at first I didn't like the X at high speed (85-100mph) on the road. After I installed the fairing, the bike completely stabilized, and wind protection is at least as good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 107,169
Posted By DownhillChief
I don't like the screws to adjust the forks....

I don't like the screws to adjust the forks. Anyone knows good and easy to fit 'knobs'? Would be so much easier...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By DownhillChief
You're right, however it's still a color so there...

You're right, however it's still a color so there must be a paintcode for it,... BMW couldn't help, I know the code for the White is correct.

Another option to consider is finding a blue vinyl...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By DownhillChief
X Challenge Paint Code

Does anyone here know the specific paintcodes (white and blue) for the X? I think the 'Aura White' is 298, know idea about the blue... I am going to paint my TT fairing.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,592
Posted By DownhillChief
Oh the nostalgia! It was my first bike, I think...

Oh the nostalgia! It was my first bike, I think it was 16 years ago. Best birthday present ever, it really changed my life!
It was white and pink by the way, like really Barbie pink but I could not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,147,814
Posted By DownhillChief
Bridgestone Battlax are really good onroad. I had...

Bridgestone Battlax are really good onroad. I had them on the Dakar for aggressive road riding.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,147,814
Posted By DownhillChief
I swapped my Dakar for an X recently and I love...

I swapped my Dakar for an X recently and I love it. It's a totally different bike however. In the beginning I was a little sceptical about the high seat, no windprotection, and highway handling. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,147,814
Posted By DownhillChief
I like what you did to the rear signal lights....

I like what you did to the rear signal lights. Aren't you scared they'll melt though?
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,171
Posted By DownhillChief
I mounted the Touratech universal ones, no...

I mounted the Touratech universal ones, no modification needed, they look great with the windspoilers. Expensive piece of plastic though...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,171
Posted By DownhillChief
SteveRed, what's that low mudguard you have in...

SteveRed, what's that low mudguard you have in the front? Looks nice!
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