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Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 31,311
Posted By mike wright
Watched part 1 and 2 together and thinks its a...

Watched part 1 and 2 together and thinks its a superb film. A mix of everything thanks for sharing the adventure on film.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,485
Posted By mike wright
Well I have had the 650Gs then a 1100GS followed...

Well I have had the 650Gs then a 1100GS followed by a Tenere 660 so it was time for a change. I liked the new Ducati Multistrada but dont have that sort of money. Looking around I found a Triumph...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 66,625
Posted By mike wright
Thats a nice bit of software but for...

Thats a nice bit of software but for international travel it could work out expensive unless you have a very good data plan.


Are there any costs involved?
trackr! is FREE for personal use....
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 66,625
Posted By mike wright
Its worth the money I used it alot and the...

Its worth the money I used it alot and the functionality is really good. Theres a good overview here

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/iphone-app/
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By mike wright
Not an audio book but in pdf format and a very...

Not an audio book but in pdf format and a very good read!
...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 2,663,735
Posted By mike wright
Nice quiver there! A few noseriders and some...

Nice quiver there! A few noseriders and some bigger wave boards I see.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 66,625
Posted By mike wright
This is a great app for the iphone ...

This is a great app for the iphone

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2010/May/may1810-MCN-Iphone-app/

worked a treat at the Nurburgring!
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,959
Posted By mike wright
Wow what an adventure..thanks for sharing it and...

Wow what an adventure..thanks for sharing it and taking the time to write and post the photos
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10,139
Views: 3,232,167
Posted By mike wright
Across Europe on my Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy142/mikepwright/2010Tour002.jpg

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy142/mikepwright/DSCF4294.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,640
Posted By mike wright
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 330,185
Posted By mike wright
http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy142/mikepwrig...

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy142/mikepwright/offroad.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,526
Posted By mike wright
My mistake as a fully race prepped Kaw ZXR750L3....

My mistake as a fully race prepped Kaw ZXR750L3. Looked great with twin race pipes and all the extra special parts.
Ate tyres, drank fuel and scarred the living daylights out of me. It was either on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By mike wright
You obviously havent tasted his cooking! Thats...

You obviously havent tasted his cooking! Thats not herbs in the sausages its bits of grass cuttings to pack them out a bit. :D
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 39,096
Posted By mike wright
Interesting you guys like it as I hated mine even...

Interesting you guys like it as I hated mine even with the extra supports the nylon loops buckled and the bed left me laying on the floor. I returned mine and eventually I had a refund minus 2 lots...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,927
Posted By mike wright
That looks fun and the mini tipi is superb can...

That looks fun and the mini tipi is superb can you tell me what make it is please?
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,120
Posted By mike wright
Interesting as they didnt have one in that colour...

Interesting as they didnt have one in that colour scheme on the stand. I reckon the guy I spoke to couldnt be bothered as his wasnt interested in my questions. The site clearly shows new graphics if...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,120
Posted By mike wright
Just came back for the bike show and Yamaha...

Just came back for the bike show and Yamaha assured me that the 2011 Tenere does not have ABS. I didnt see it on the one on the stand but hes wasnt very helpfull I thought when I asked all my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,120
Posted By mike wright
Will do

Will do
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,120
Posted By mike wright
Thumb The 2011 model does have ABS but not sure about...

The 2011 model does have ABS but not sure about the option to switch it off. Im at the bike show next week so I will ask and report back
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,120
Posted By mike wright
Ive had one for about a year and its superb..its...

Ive had one for about a year and its superb..its not heavy or slow by any means. Ive signed the petition for importing to the USA!
Hopefully in 2011 you wil finally get the Tenere over there. Heres...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,879
Posted By mike wright
I cant believe you guys still dont have it over...

I cant believe you guys still dont have it over there its the perfect bike for the conditions. Whatever is Yamaha thinking!
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,963
Posted By mike wright
Same here weighs hardly anything and works fine

Same here weighs hardly anything and works fine
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By mike wright
Yep I heard of a lady who added 4 litres ontop of...

Yep I heard of a lady who added 4 litres ontop of the existing 4 litres already in a car and wondered what was wrong
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,524
Posted By mike wright
Unfamiliar with the kit but can tell you...

Unfamiliar with the kit but can tell you adventure riding is the best thing I ever did. Opens up a whole new world and your find places you wouldnt on a road bike for sure. I pack mine like a mule...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 2,663,735
Posted By mike wright
I used to do that until one day she was no longer...

I used to do that until one day she was no longer with me. Shame but never mind the bike was quieter even if I removed the silencers!.... Oh the bike stayed by the way :D
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,640
Posted By mike wright
Yep same here..the amount of times I lost them is...

Yep same here..the amount of times I lost them is unreal!
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,517
Posted By mike wright
Impressive!

Impressive!
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 838,686
Posted By mike wright
Added some H&B engine bars, centre stand, grip...

Added some H&B engine bars, centre stand, grip puppies, spot lights and a few odds and sods since buying it. Great bike I really enjoy riding it.

http://i50.tinypic.com/ao0syg.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,391
Posted By mike wright
i woudlnt be worried about the hill on the GS I...

i woudlnt be worried about the hill on the GS I had. My only reasons would be financial as I cant affrord the repairs if it went wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,944
Posted By mike wright
After alot of consideration I sold my GS and...

After alot of consideration I sold my GS and picked up the Tenere. Very light compared to the GS and great fun to ride. The Akros give it a bit of a bark but not too loud .
...
Forum: Europe 09-02-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,064
Posted By mike wright
Oh yes! Thanks :D

Oh yes! Thanks :D
Forum: Europe 08-31-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,064
Posted By mike wright
Very nice indeed enjoy the bike! I bought one...

Very nice indeed enjoy the bike! I bought one yesterday! I like the fornt mudguard..could you tell me who you bought it from please?:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By mike wright
I used a TT one but got fed up with having to...

I used a TT one but got fed up with having to vent it as it bulged like made and could split on the seams. I now use 2 fuel bottles and had no problems in extremely hot weather. Much much better than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By mike wright
Sold the GS

Well I sold the GS after just completing a big trip and after 2.5yrs of ownership. Its been a great bike and a lucky new owner will enjoy owning it as much as I did.

The forum has been superb with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,158
Posted By mike wright
Even if they look ok its well worth the min cost...

Even if they look ok its well worth the min cost to replace them. Mine looked fine and still leaked when seated properly. its not until you get the new ones you realise how hard the rubber has gone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,158
Posted By mike wright
The oil is around the header pipe because if you...

The oil is around the header pipe because if you removed the covers to do the valves the seal in the middle isnt seated properly or a new one wasnt used.

Did you use a new seal as this is what...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,444
Posted By mike wright
Have looked high and low for it and saw a pic of...

Have looked high and low for it and saw a pic of one in Britain in another post.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m161/tsiklonaut/R1100GS/img5.jpg[/quote]

There you go it WAS owned by a friend...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By mike wright
The TB should have a rubber blank on the end not...

The TB should have a rubber blank on the end not a pipe. It looks like the breather as said before for either the battery or tank. It shoulg be hanging on the right hand side (sitting on the bike)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By mike wright
Very rare to have a hole but possible. It maybe...

Very rare to have a hole but possible. It maybe one of your fuel lines is loose and leaking then running to the lowest point. Raise the tank and check the fuel lines.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,665
Posted By mike wright
Ive used a few of the bottle with oil in them but...

Ive used a few of the bottle with oil in them but after a very hot day the tops glue themselves to the bottle making it impossible to open...does this happen with the petrol in them?
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