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Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,281
Posted By mwd
Yes, sounds like I have my weekend sorted out for...

Yes, sounds like I have my weekend sorted out for me :)
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,281
Posted By mwd
Ah, yes, I'm talking to the St Neots guys. I do...

Ah, yes, I'm talking to the St Neots guys. I do need to go try the new KTM, though it isn't a looker, it's at least orange ;) But yes, I need to also look at that

It'll be interesting to see what...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,281
Posted By mwd
Thanks for the responses guys! Pampero: I'll...

Thanks for the responses guys!

Pampero: I'll check out the Duc forums, see if they have any specific advice.

Against The Wind: Finding neutral on the Buell isn't perfect, but I'll watch out for...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,281
Posted By mwd
Thingking of going from Ulysses to Multistrada

I accidentally found myself in a Ducati dealer (long time ago I had a 901ie Paso, and I've not learned…) looking at the Multistrada 1200 GT, and now I find myself reviewing my savings. Oops.

So...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
I guess that'll very much depend on the dealer....

I guess that'll very much depend on the dealer. My local dealer is still giving me great servicing, and also supporting UK Buell events. I'm sure that'll decay over time a little, but I think good...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
An antidote to the rust weather, been out in the...

An antidote to the rust weather, been out in the sun today

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/4507649937_7c306b45cc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdales/4507649937/)
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
It's not too bad - I'm not one for louder, but...

It's not too bad - I'm not one for louder, but even with the baffles in I can hear it most the time on the motorway over the wind. It's a nice bassy version of the familiar buell throb though.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Embarrassingly, quite low - just over 13K. I made...

Embarrassingly, quite low - just over 13K. I made the mistake of starting a company a couple of years back, which hasn't been compatible with getting away. My mission this year is to try and fix my...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
That one had been ceramic coated! It was my...

That one had been ceramic coated! It was my second warranty replacement unit, coated by my dealer before install. I suspect that I'm a bad owner alas - I should have kept a better eye on it.

At...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Finally took the plunge - having got tired of...

Finally took the plunge - having got tired of seeing this:

http://emberapp.com/mdales/images/old-stock-buell-exhaust/sizes/m.jpg (http://emberapp.com/users/mdales/images/old-stock-buell-exhaust)
...
Forum: Europe 11-16-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,277
Posted By mwd
I'm sure the TRF do a good job, but it's hard to...

I'm sure the TRF do a good job, but it's hard to see that due to the closed nature of the way they work: they won't tell you where the trails are unless you join up. On principle that puts my back up...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2658/4105357999_6c4...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2658/4105357999_6c44134a5d.jpg

This morning out at Thetford Forest. The Orange look is in season :)
Forum: Europe 10-24-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By mwd
Another one over here in Cambridge: ...

Another one over here in Cambridge:

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/advrider/uly-oxford.jpg

Great bike for what I do (local runs, and 2 up touring, including camping).
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Spent three days exploring Kent at the weekend....

Spent three days exploring Kent at the weekend. Lots of nice roads, but really quite busy. Still, had a great time, and forgot to take many pics, so all I have to offer is this, parked up at Scotney...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Spent the bank holiday down Oxford and Swindon...

Spent the bank holiday down Oxford and Swindon way visiting friends.

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/advrider/uly-oxford.jpg

The roads down that way are incredibly frustrating - A420 and A421...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
The headlight unit, unless I'm very much...

The headlight unit, unless I'm very much mistaken, is the one from the Buell 1125 CR.
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
They already did :/ The bike's just out of...

They already did :/ The bike's just out of warranty alas - I seem to be hitting 5K a year - very poor milage I know. The joys of startup life :)



Like I say too late, but that said I'm very...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Just for you Hoon :) ...

Just for you Hoon :)

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/advrider/orangeonmono.jpg

Taken just as it ticked over its 10K birthday :) Larger version on Flickr...
Forum: Europe 02-02-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By mwd
Touratech UK Travel Event 2009

Hadn't seen this posted here yet, so thought I'd flag it. According to the flyer I got from the Touratech stand at the London Bike Show:

Touratech Travel Event
South Wales, March 27-29, 2009
...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11,314
Views: 1,485,294
Posted By mwd
Wow :) Excellent pics. Do you had heated grips on...

Wow :) Excellent pics. Do you had heated grips on the Stelvio? Last year I had to drive 15 miles in -5 on a loan bike without heated grips or hard guards, and even with winter gloves god did my hands...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-05-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,622,342
Posted By mwd
Nice pic, though your bike casts no shadow, so it...

Nice pic, though your bike casts no shadow, so it almost looks photoshopped!

Is it a vampire bike? :)
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,217
Posted By mwd
It is indeed a fantastic 2 up machine, but the...

It is indeed a fantastic 2 up machine, but the one slight complaint I'd make is that the stock seat on my 06 is too slippy in the pillion section. Normally fine, but if I'm forced to break anything...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Excellent pictures. I noticed your little Canon...

Excellent pictures. I noticed your little Canon Ixus there - how is that mounted, and do you have any magic for firing it other than timer?

-- Michael
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Very nice - very jealous. I used to work for...

Very nice - very jealous. I used to work for Intel, and thus was regularly out in Oregon, which has amazing scenery. Thought one day I'll have to tour it on bike. Alas, Intel shut down it's lab here,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By mwd
A far too brief tour of Wales

Here's my first ever trip report! Not the most adventurous trip report, but I had a great time. I got into motorcycling to go touring, but working in a startup has meant I've not had as much time to...
Forum: Europe 10-08-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By mwd
I don't want to particularly get involved in a...

I don't want to particularly get involved in a flame war, but I have to second this - I felt under to pressure to do anything in particular at the event. We were free to come and go as we pleased. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,806
Posted By mwd
And now they replace the Santiago...

And now they replace the Santiago (http://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/gb02.nsf/fwPressemappeFrame?readform&docid=EF7BA8DFD33671EDC12574DB0030FC7A) :)

Will give my local Motorrad dealer a few...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
From a tour of Wales the other week, somewhere in...

From a tour of Wales the other week, somewhere in the Brecon Beacons:

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/advrider/me-uly-wales.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,806
Posted By mwd
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm leaning more to...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm leaning more to the RP2 - but might give the Santiago a try.

theboxers: did you have the gore-tex lining for the Santiago? I know it's sold separately, but I'd...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 2,560,765
Posted By mwd
Here's a pre-trip and set up picture of how my gf...

Here's a pre-trip and set up picture of how my gf and I go camping 2-up on the Uly:

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/advrider/uly-camping-before.jpg

The ortlieb bags contain the tent and roll...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,806
Posted By mwd
Suitable suits - Revit Cayenne Pro versus BMW Rallye Pro 2 (or possibly Santiago?)

So, after a tour of Wales I've decided it's time to get some better all round long distance touring gear. It was a great trip, with extremes of temperature (for the UK) with getting towards zero in...
Forum: Europe 10-04-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By mwd
I think given where it is, the idea of...

I think given where it is, the idea of encouraging people to drop in and out whilst enjoying the roads of the area is a good one. It was my first time in the area, so I didn't stick around that long...
Forum: Europe 10-01-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By mwd
That was my hypothesising that there would be one...

That was my hypothesising that there would be one :)

Sorry if I got your hopes up too much!
Forum: Europe 10-01-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By mwd
Excellent pics - how were the evening events? I...

Excellent pics - how were the evening events? I felt that it was quite good, but it just lacked the critical mass of events to keep me there longer given I wasn't staying locally that day. Had I...
Forum: Europe 10-01-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By mwd
I made it there - part of a trip down through...

I made it there - part of a trip down through Wales that week, which I'll trip report when work lets up post holiday :)

However, the pics are up from the trip here...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Man, bad page to post a picture on, as...

Man, bad page to post a picture on, as firstbatch's bike is amazing, but oh well :)

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/blogpics/2008/ulysses_hdr.jpg

My first ever attempt to play with HDR, bigger...
Forum: Europe 09-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By mwd
Hopefully will make it down for that. I'm in the...

Hopefully will make it down for that. I'm in the Wirral the week before, and might take a day or two to amble down through Wales to get there.

Though Norfolk is a great part of the world to bike...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Excellent picture - nicely caught reflection.

Excellent picture - nicely caught reflection.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
From a short run to the south os Cambridgeshire...

From a short run to the south os Cambridgeshire last weekend. Alas no blue skies to brighten up the pics, but the roads still rocked :)

http://homepage.mac.com/mdales/advrider/cromer-windmill.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,047
Posted By mwd
Woah - the second one along looks like it's take...

Woah - the second one along looks like it's take 4 GorillaPod legs to make an adjustable screen mount :)
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