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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Chris S
Only sold on request now, Mendo. PM sent.

Only sold on request now, Mendo.
PM sent.
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,361
Posted By Chris S
Well explained J. A convincing explanation to...

Well explained J. A convincing explanation to this wheel-size business.
It will never be a WR nor an R1 but for me 19" is the optimal do-it-all size from a travel bike front end.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78,975
Views: 8,663,564
Posted By Chris S
Tanks came from the dungeons at Acerbis Castle....

Tanks came from the dungeons at Acerbis Castle. The very last we were told.
Originally made for Paris-Dak XR600s but we made them fit with hot spoons or other tricks.

Next time I'd carry a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 78,975
Views: 8,663,564
Posted By Chris S
It's yours Alv. Enjoy.

It's yours Alv. Enjoy.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78,975
Views: 8,663,564
Posted By Chris S
Desert Riders: XR650L in the Sahara

XRL Owners, you're in luck. I've come over all Christmasy.
A free dvd of our epic 2003 XRL ride in the Sahara (as seen on NG Channel) to the first person to PM me with an address. It's gone.

More...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,003
Posted By Chris S
C-M, if you mean my 10k impressions, it's...

C-M, if you mean my 10k impressions, it's whatever Wordpress does, on the 'random - tiled mosaic' setting

Just realised 'Adv Ride Report...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,003
Posted By Chris S
Just sold my Xco after 10,000 miles. My...

Just sold my Xco after 10,000 miles.

My long-term impressions here (http://adventure-motorcyclingh.com/2014/12/16/bmw-g650-xcountry-10000-mile-report/)

Adv Ride Report here...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 201,870
Posted By Chris S
Took one out for a spin yesterday. Chilly day,...

Took one out for a spin yesterday. Chilly day, damp country lanes, wet leaves.
But the moment the guy at the shop pressed the starter a smile crept across my face. Like this :raabia

Motor:...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Yes, plenty of snow up there now since last week....

Yes, plenty of snow up there now since last week.
But the Tichka gets ploughed, afaik.



I agree. Map by Dave W.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
https://deserttravels.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/...

https://deserttravels.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/mt2-01.jpg?w=666

Aware of their civic duty, the crew volunteer with the road repairs.
Careful with that pick axe!

...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,361
Posted By Chris S
If we're talking racks another thing I'd like to...

If we're talking racks another thing I'd like to see (or plan to do) is an Xrack-style back rack like Hot Rod Eric (http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=8) builds for the BMW X bikes in NL (to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Now you know how lucky you were, Steve! I drank...

Now you know how lucky you were, Steve! I drank 10x more water on your tour.

Making a dash for Tangier tomorrow before the next front rolls in.

Ch
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,802
Posted By Chris S
You did all that in 10 days? I think you...

You did all that in 10 days?

I think you need a holiday ;-)

Great report. Some tracks I know, some for next time.

Ch
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
"I told ya we shoulda gone to Baja!"

It's happening again only worse, Ard.
Lashing down in Marrakech right now.

The Oued Draa (long desert river on the Algerian border) has reached the sea for the first time in 32 years.

Here...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Of course that last pic was a giveaway. I get...

Of course that last pic was a giveaway.
I get across on the XCo but I'm shaking on the other side.
You have to steer hard against the flow, but it's deep on the upstream side
which risks a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Anything, anytime, anywhere

https://saharaoverland.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/t2-011.jpg?w=666

Ten days ago Group Two fired up four XRs and we rode up into the hills.
Very windy which was odd for this time of year,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Group two heads for the hills

Right now it's pelting down in Marrakech and has been for most of the night.
What it's like on the slopes of the High Atlas I can't imagine.
But how did we get here?
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 201,870
Posted By Chris S
Good on you beardothebeardo. It'll be an...

Good on you beardothebeardo. It'll be an adventure. Send in some shots.

After all, what were the Triumph dirt bikes from the 60s? Any Tenere-ised 07 will weigh more.

Plan to try one out when I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Hi Nic, yes I admit that the XR650L was a bit of...

Hi Nic, yes I admit that the XR650L was a bit of a turkey for D Riders (tho it was better than the Teneres of the time, especially suspension wise). But on that trip we needed bombproof Honda...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 137,157
Posted By Chris S
Great stories. Sounds like something out of...

Great stories. Sounds like something out of Withnail & topbox & I ;-)

I have a soft spot for Purley. Or should that be sore spot?
That's where I wrote off the 900SS in 1979.
But a side benefit...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,361
Posted By Chris S
All sounds good Jen. I have to say I am a fan of...

All sounds good Jen. I have to say I am a fan of the old school tubular 'sheep rack' rear carrier rather than these CNC cut plates which seem fashionable.
The rack which Walter C designed and got...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,361
Posted By Chris S
While I'm on and full of such brilliant ideas, if...

While I'm on and full of such brilliant ideas, if there is talk of a pipe, I would be pleased to see a smaller, lighter more compact can of course.
One that slips onto the OE exhaust so if it's...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,361
Posted By Chris S
Jud - you sound like some kind of Brit ;-) ...

Jud - you sound like some kind of Brit ;-)

Have to say I've always regarded buying a side stand prop as another bit of adv bling. As Jud says they are easy enough to make - or even just find a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 137,157
Posted By Chris S
Someone call Security!

Just got sent this: Security Despatchers circa 1978 or 79. A grubby bunch of moto renegades.
I'm in there somewhere and so is some guy called Barry Sheene.

Note a Dave 'behind bars'. Nice guy,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Nice shots Nic. I must try one of these Kay Tee...

Nice shots Nic. I must try one of these Kay Tee Emms one of these days ;-)
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Hi Nic, I've been told not to talk about the...

Hi Nic, I've been told not to talk about the Hidden Valley ;-)

Nothing's changed since last year and I get the feeling all the road building is completed. The way in from the south dips in and out...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Chris S
'Hey babe - watch this (and hang on)!'

Hi Mog, I suppose that's one way to impress the g/f ;-)

I do name a few in the despatching chapter and now I come to think of it there was an outfit that supplied BMs which would have been quite...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
http://adventuremotorcyclinghandbook.files.wordpre...

http://adventuremotorcyclinghandbook.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/mkt142.jpg?w=777
Back at the hotel, another round of pizzas then on the road towards Agdz.
Steve at the beck here won the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Esdrard: The Seven Stages of Motorcycle Adventuring

Thanks for your interest JM

https://adventuremotorcyclinghandbook.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/mkt123.jpg?w=777
Dawn creeps over Aguinan oasis.


Last year...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,648
Posted By Chris S
Morocco on the Piste (XCo, G650GS, XR250s)

Allaaaaaahu akbar.
Dawn in Marrakech and the muezzins are casting their incantations across the rooftops.

Before the next group rolls in there's time for some pics of a 10-day ride I laid on for...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Chris S
Two books Xmas special

Comp (http://adventuresinmotorcycling.com/2014/08/31/spot-the-difference-competition/) is still running. And now - two books on special till Christmas.

More here...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,361
Posted By Chris S
Seeing as a Tenerised MT (FZ) 07 may be a while...

Seeing as a Tenerised MT (FZ) 07 may be a while away - and if it happens, not necessarily fully purposeful out-of-the crate, I am thinking a CB-X will be my next project bike. Just a shame it's not a...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 35,678
Posted By Chris S
yes

That's what I've been doing last few nights and will be doing for the next month in Morocco. Works fine with a bit of giggling and saves dragging grubby bags inside.

Chris
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Chris S
Sounds like you want an X-rack. Made by Hot Rod...

Sounds like you want an X-rack. Made by Hot Rod in NL but doubtless sendable to- or even sold in Au. All up < 4kg.

More pix here...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,938
Posted By Chris S
A lighter 660Z with proper suspension. What could...

A lighter 660Z with proper suspension. What could be not to like? For an all-terrain travel bike I’ve always thought that's the way to do it: a low-stressed ‘donkey’ engine with great legs - not...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Chris S
Adventures in Motorcycling (not a handbook)

Greetings all,
my new book about the boom years of London despatching in the 1980s is out on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Motorcycling-Despatching-through-London-ebook/dp/B00NDDE04S/) on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 137,157
Posted By Chris S
The Chasman is still around, servicing rather...

The Chasman is still around, servicing rather than renting bikes near the War Museum on Kennington Road where Supreme used to be.

I took a VT off him once when I'd run out of working options, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By Chris S
Thanks Snap. Talking of light and compact...

Thanks Snap.
Talking of light and compact kayaks, this guy just sent me his video of a 10lb, 14ft IK he made.
http://youtu.be/sGd-4eMKrac
I think the backbone pole would put it out of contention...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By Chris S
As it happens that's my other website. I just...

As it happens that's my other website.
I just got my new Alpacka today (http://apaddleinmypack.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/2014-alpacka-yak/) and am off to Scotland with it via a Touratech event next...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,648
Posted By Chris S
I just happened to pass by the pics of my 2013...

I just happened to pass by the pics of my 2013 southern UTBDR yesterday and was reminded what a absolutely fantastic ride it all was, along with the whole SWUSA experience. Don't miss the Lockhart...
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