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Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
Getting the seat to lock down when you have...

Getting the seat to lock down when you have pannier straps under it is a bit of a B'stard. Even more so if you've put a tail bag on it too. But it is doable, just.
I do like the look of them soft...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
Stock suspension and stock Dunlop TT100 tyres do...

Stock suspension and stock Dunlop TT100 tyres do make it weave a little at speeds in excess of 85mph. (W800).
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
You might want to try self amalgamating tape....

You might want to try self amalgamating tape. It's what aot of manufacturers use. Once stretched and wound it bonds to itself to make a waterproof seal. But once used, it'll need cutting off if you...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,882
Posted By Tod.
I've owned, and still own more liquid fuel stoves...

I've owned, and still own more liquid fuel stoves than you can shake a stick at. Kerosene, alcohol, petrol. And my go to stove is the Svea123. Although I do like tinkering with the big kerosene stove...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
I believe that the positioning of the feed to the...

I believe that the positioning of the feed to the chain is in the best possible place. The oil is fed onto the inside of the chain via a brush/drip feed just before the rear sprocket. Centrifugal...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
Here's a photo of the PDOiler. ...

Here's a photo of the PDOiler.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/EECD614F-75FA-4159-BFC2-BA380FD3872E_zpsvu3iz5u1.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
This is what I'm currently using. ...

This is what I'm currently using.
http://www.pdoiler.co.uk/index.htm
Ships world wide, easy fitting. Used a switched live to power it. Control lives under the seat and the reservoir pump is fitted...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
I've always used an automatic chain oiler on...

I've always used an automatic chain oiler on previous bikes. And even when I sold the VFR800, with 21,000 miles on it, the chain was like new. Probably only adjusted it 3 times and both the chain and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
I need to get out more. I don't usually frequent...

I need to get out more. I don't usually frequent bike shops, so didn't realise there were so many left unregistered. I'm surprised Kawasaki hasn't promoted this model in the way it needs. I've come...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
I can't see the logic of Kawasaki withholding the...

I can't see the logic of Kawasaki withholding the release of the W800 in the US. Surely the market must be big enough to justify the supply. It must be a ploy to keep them scarce to keep used prices...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
Well, it's a small world. We've spent the last 3...

Well, it's a small world. We've spent the last 3 Coupes Moto Legende staying at the campsite in Montbard. The first time in 2012, just 2 of us and the weather was fantastic. Spent Saturday at Semur...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
Yup. Easy fix on the soundtrack Bravofox. Nice to...

Yup. Easy fix on the soundtrack Bravofox. Nice to see you here😃. Might get as far as burgundy one day. But not this year. Dijon in May is as far south in France as I'll get this year. But Germany,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,442
Views: 720,127
Posted By Tod.
Just to upset the yanks.

Although I've been a member of this forum for a few years, with an Italian road warrior, (GRiSO) I've got me a brand new unregistered 2014 W800 just a few weeks ago. Picked it up from my dealer 40...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,021,101
Posted By Tod.
Hesketh 24 ...

Hesketh 24

http://www.heskethmotorcycles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Hesketh-24-website-image.jpg

This has got to be the most beautiful machine I`ve seen. I want it!
It`ll be outa reach for my...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tod.
Well I put it together and fitted the controller....

Well I put it together and fitted the controller. Great result. Just a little bit of knowledge gleaned off this forum and presto! I`m an electronics technician (not) :clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tod.
I`ve just this morning jerry rigged this pwm to...

I`ve just this morning jerry rigged this pwm to one of my bikes to see if it works and it`s fine. Just need a project box to put it in and i`m done....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,920
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/Dijon%202012/016-1.jpg (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/globetrottingtoddy/media/Dijon%202012/016-1.jpg.html)

You just gotta luv a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tod.
That is BLEAK. It`s grim oop north. 2 overcoats...

That is BLEAK. It`s grim oop north. 2 overcoats warmer darn sarf.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,043
Posted By Tod.
I`ve just been given a Svea 123 stove. What a...

I`ve just been given a Svea 123 stove. What a great bit of kit. you`ll always have fuel if you`re on you bike (petrol) and the only moving part is the tap to turn it off. And I concur with the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,014
Posted By Tod.
Just goes to show, you don`t need big cc`s to...

Just goes to show, you don`t need big cc`s to tour.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,712
Posted By Tod.
Thanks for the read. Don`t know any of the roads,...

Thanks for the read. Don`t know any of the roads, (being from the other side of the pond) but still a good read.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 559,662
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/Dijon%202012/020.jpg

Somewhere in France. Wish it was 30deg C now, instead of this f******g snow!
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,409
Views: 789,988
Posted By Tod.
I had a look at these 1100s at the cologne show...

I had a look at these 1100s at the cologne show last month, Bloody hell the looked small, low seat etc. I`m a shortarse and I thought they`d even fit me! ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 50,418
Posted By Tod.
Yes, it`s the small Guzzi screen. Had a bit of...

Yes, it`s the small Guzzi screen. Had a bit of luck with that, about 5 years ago. A Griso owner offered it to me for the cost of postage only as he found it too small for his liking... Result!...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 50,418
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/my%20bikes/cef5cdae.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/my%20bikes/6e28c782.jpg

Sadly, the Norton is no...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 306,065
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/cologne%20boys%20day%20out%202012/cologne2012/037.jpg

Took this photo at the Cologne bike show in Germany, last month. As a Griso rider I...
Forum: Europe 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,934
Posted By Tod.
I`m from Merthyr Tydfil originally, and I didn`t...

I`m from Merthyr Tydfil originally, and I didn`t know the biker. But I do know the farmer. I can understand he was trying to prevent his livestock from wandering off, but Gwyn was a TWAT for putting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-15-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 364,513
Posted By Tod.
This has given me a few ideas. Love it.:D

This has given me a few ideas. Love it.:D
Forum: Europe 05-06-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Tod.
Once, just once did I turn up for a Mayday run...

Once, just once did I turn up for a Mayday run from Locksbottom. So much f*****g traffic, I turned around and went for a run on empty roads up Suffolk.
Forum: Europe 04-24-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tod.
I was offered an aperitif just as I finished...

I was offered an aperitif just as I finished putting the tent up at the Coupes Moto Legende a couple of years ago. Ok, it`s the norm for the french to get their gastric juices prepared before a meal,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,748
Posted By Tod.
That reminds me so much of my Wales. Great...

That reminds me so much of my Wales. Great photos. Haven`t been back to Cornwall for many many years. Been too long since I`ve been back to Wales too.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 560,423
Posted By Tod.
I too think it`s overpriced, ugly too. But that`s...

I too think it`s overpriced, ugly too. But that`s just my opinion. Others may see it as an exclusive thing of beauty. No ABS? not needed by most people but the eurocrats on our side of the Atlantic...
Forum: Europe 04-09-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tod.
Thanks for clearing that up for us brits RTLover....

Thanks for clearing that up for us brits RTLover. I don`t think I`ll be falling foul of the law in France anymore as the older I get, the more I realise it`s all about the journey, the sounds, the...
Forum: Europe 04-08-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tod.
Here`s a link to the Coupes Moto Legende...

Here`s a link to the Coupes Moto Legende http://www.coupes-moto-legende.fr/ The rules and regulations being imposed by the french are set to get tougher this year. With compulsory breathalyser kits...
Forum: Europe 04-08-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tod.
I too miss the blast down to the Paul Ricard...

I too miss the blast down to the Paul Ricard circuit. Wheeling down the sea front of Bandol much to the annoyance of the riot police. The road up the mountain to the track was fantastic, lined with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,242
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/dijon2008/DSCF0021.jpg

Somewhere in France. Was a good weekend trip, classic racebikes and great wine.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By Tod.
Great photos. Love the old AJS.

Great photos. Love the old AJS.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,111,480
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/dijon2008/DSCF0147-1.jpg
Coupes moto legende.
Great place.:photog No running water, shit in the woods and tens of thousands of bikers...
Forum: Europe 04-16-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Tod.
It might not apply to UK registered bikes. I...

It might not apply to UK registered bikes. I hav`n`t been ticketed yet for a number of indiscretions in France with their cameras.
I only ever got caught once, bastards done me for 171kph. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 690,463
Posted By Tod.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrott...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t205/globetrottingtoddy/allied%20invasion%202010/008.jpg

Fully loaded up somewhere in France....
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