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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 241,956
Posted By JimRidesThis
Laugh Just came across this post. What a great idea,...

Just came across this post. What a great idea, naming your kids after motorcycles. Hmmm...

Vincent, James, Norman, Douglas and Scott all sound normal enough.
Strom or Virago, okay if you have...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,646
Posted By JimRidesThis
Yep, move on. Look on the bright side, you got...

Yep, move on. Look on the bright side, you got your money back and it sounds like your shock was toast even before the failed rebuilds. It's just another little bit of adventure on what is a trip of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,114
Posted By JimRidesThis
Yamaha R6 Adventure/Tourer

True enough - that's what Yamaha are providing him with these days, he also had an XT660R at some point. Obviously Yamaha are hoping to sell more ST's through his sponsorship and endorsement. I think...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8,555
Views: 3,473,079
Posted By JimRidesThis
My '84 XL600R :evil ...

My '84 XL600R :evil

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/13388529834_c529b32e6e_c.jpg" width="800" height="535" alt="XL600R - Hermitage Castle"
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,114
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Google search Nick Sanders - 'Fastest a man RTW'....

Google search Nick Sanders - 'Fastest a man RTW'. He lapped the globe on a pretty much standard R1, on and off road. It can be done, you obviously like your R6, and if it's what you want to do, go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 1,036,065
Posted By JimRidesThis
Marc, thank you so much for your very...

Marc, thank you so much for your very comprehensive reply, I appreciate the time you must have put into it.

Once I started to wield the multimeter in anger it became obvious that the reg/rec was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,839
Posted By JimRidesThis
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 375,691
Posted By JimRidesThis
All I know is that it happened before my tenure....

All I know is that it happened before my tenure. It was a cheap purchase (by UK standards anyway) - 350UKP - you expect a few dents for that price :D I've spent a similar amount getting it road...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 1,036,065
Posted By JimRidesThis
And another... <a...

And another...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27684345@N06/16635371394" title="TDM850 &#x27;Ivy&#x27; by lou_and_jim, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 1,036,065
Posted By JimRidesThis
I bought this Mk1 ('Ivy') to replace my old...

I bought this Mk1 ('Ivy') to replace my old R1100GS. It needed a little bit of work and some fresh tyres but now it's recommissioned and on the road. I had a Mk1 around 15 years back and always...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,520
Posted By JimRidesThis
Bike + Moon + Venus <a...

Bike + Moon + Venus

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27684345@N06/17071613099" title="TDM850 &#x27;Ivy&#x27; by lou_and_jim, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 375,691
Posted By JimRidesThis
A couple of pics from earlier this week... ...

A couple of pics from earlier this week...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/27684345@N06/17050422187" title="TDM850 &#x27;Ivy&#x27; by lou_and_jim, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By JimRidesThis
Good reading. Thanks :D

Good reading. Thanks :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 1,036,065
Posted By JimRidesThis
Question Charging issue with my 1992 Mk1 850

Here's the scenario. My 1992 Mk1 is pretty much an unknown quantity to me, bought as a non running project. Without a great deal of expense it's now a road legal runner. Crucially, I haven't had to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 78,125
Posted By JimRidesThis
Probably not one of my best, but here's a photo...

Probably not one of my best, but here's a photo of my old Suzuki GS750 on the ferry between The Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye taken about 20 years ago :huh

There's a bridge now, no ferry.

We met...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,420
Posted By JimRidesThis
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By JimRidesThis
Manchester UK Motorcycle show 2015

Ah, I thought it might be Ian's bike. Had a few conversations (while he was on his travels) over on xrv.org.uk when I had my AT. I didn't realise this was a different show, just thought they'd moved...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Looks like a good show this year, some really...

Looks like a good show this year, some really interesting bikes there - the Union Jack Enfield and the Greeves/Honda caught my eye as well as the Africa Twin with all the stickers - any more pics of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
I live near sea level and my XL's on standard...

I live near sea level and my XL's on standard jetting (standard exhaust). Seems to run fine. I'd agree with Steve, it sounds like your secondary carb is over jetted or the emulsion tube/needle jet is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb On the road again...

Well, now I don't have the R1100GS anymore, and the TDM is still firmly in project status, I thought I'd better pull my XL (Tamworth) out of the garage, see what needed doing and get it MOT'd and on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14319614415_ed...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14319614415_ed76de1407_z.jpg

Everyone's a winner in this thread! Here's one of my grandson, Max.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,178
Posted By JimRidesThis
Now then Bruce. I've just dragged my XL out of...

Now then Bruce. I've just dragged my XL out of the garage. MOT test at the weekend and then it's back on the road. We've been hibernating :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,178
Posted By JimRidesThis
Sorry your deal fell through Bruce, but at least...

Sorry your deal fell through Bruce, but at least you'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Looking forward to some photos of the build. :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-16-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By JimRidesThis
What a fantastic collection of bikes. I've never...

What a fantastic collection of bikes. I've never attended the Banbury Run but would love to see the older bikes in action someday. Thanks for sharing your photos.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By JimRidesThis
Coincidence? Those photo's of mine were taken in...

Coincidence? Those photo's of mine were taken in 2008. Glad I wasn't on Speed Triple! :D

I'd definitely be up for your ride in/out but unfortunately I'm working in the Netherlands that week. Won't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3246/3037987119_fc8...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3246/3037987119_fc8026dc08_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3218/3037988513_80f6332893_o.jpg

North of Applecross on the road to Inverbain and Sheildaig.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By JimRidesThis
More pics to tempt you to the Highlands... ...

More pics to tempt you to the Highlands...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3043/3037983333_56552d4b92_o.jpg

Top of Belach na Ba looking over to Applecross. Note, no rain, which is more usual up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
I shimmed mine at both ends to remove all but...

I shimmed mine at both ends to remove all but about 0.30 thou end float. I didn't have a shim for either end on my rebuild bike but found that Massey Ferguson gearbox shims are the right diameters -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
I feel his pain.

I feel his pain.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
Here you go... Sealey Bearing Separator 90-105mm ...

Here you go... Sealey Bearing Separator 90-105mm
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
Finding one big enough for the job was the...

Finding one big enough for the job was the problem, this one was made by Sealey I think. I'll try and find a link for you.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 375,691
Posted By JimRidesThis
Brilliant shots Ivan. :clap

Brilliant shots Ivan. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 375,691
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Hello Matthias, Great photo of your bike. A...

Hello Matthias,

Great photo of your bike. A subtle and effective use of HDR. Thanks for posting :D

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,659
Views: 1,600,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
Yes, there is a tool for the job... See post #74...

Yes, there is a tool for the job... See post #74 on the thread below

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785374&page=5
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,420
Posted By JimRidesThis
Looking good so far Matt, I'm looking forward to...

Looking good so far Matt, I'm looking forward to the next instalment. Thanks for the tip off about the Immingham>Scandanavia route :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,875
Posted By JimRidesThis
Really enjoyed reading your RR - you have an easy...

Really enjoyed reading your RR - you have an easy way with words, felt like I was hearing you tell me a story rather than reading it. Don't know if that makes sense or not! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 32,677
Posted By JimRidesThis
Keep going... :D

Keep going...

:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,413
Posted By JimRidesThis
I've sent you a few dollars via PayPal to help...

I've sent you a few dollars via PayPal to help with CB's expenses. Great work guys, it's fantastic to see that CB's settled in and still has a wag in her tail :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thanks for sharing your photos. Turkey is another...

Thanks for sharing your photos. Turkey is another biking destination in the list. I visited a couple of years ago, but no bike.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 407,343
Posted By JimRidesThis
I have Photoshop and some skills so I suppose I...

I have Photoshop and some skills so I suppose I could do it. I like the distortion though :D
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