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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-27-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,791
Posted By Tome
All Tiger 800s AFAIK have a pass light button on...

All Tiger 800s AFAIK have a pass light button on the back of the left hand switch gear.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-27-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,791
Posted By Tome
The WP suspension on the XCx is fantastic and,...

The WP suspension on the XCx is fantastic and, IMO, a big improvement over the old Showa units and Showa on the XRx.
From looking at part numbers the bottom yoke is completely different between the...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,925
Posted By Tome
A dune sprint special sounds interesting! ...

A dune sprint special sounds interesting!

I've been periodically checking up on Indias first rider to and he's still sat at around 50th from day 2 :clap
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,925
Posted By Tome
The potato this was taken with makes it look like...

The potato this was taken with makes it look like a Le Mans start!
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,925
Posted By Tome
Don't think he's got to WP12 yet.

Don't think he's got to WP12 yet.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,925
Posted By Tome
Just found the key for the map and fuel stops are...

Just found the key for the map and fuel stops are marked differently. Really got me wondering as well now :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,925
Posted By Tome
My guess was Fuel stop.

My guess was Fuel stop.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,683
Posted By Tome
The ones I use I went to my local bike shop and...

The ones I use I went to my local bike shop and asked if I could have some that come off bikes that are delivered. They're blue. They work perfectly. They were free.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25,905
Views: 4,635,187
Posted By Tome
Thanks for the quick reply. Good stuff to know...

Thanks for the quick reply. Good stuff to know and I think it'll definitely be worth going for a later one in that case.
Would you (or anyone) happen to know if there is a visual difference to check...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25,905
Views: 4,635,187
Posted By Tome
I'm currently looking at DRZs and see that the S...

I'm currently looking at DRZs and see that the S had different suspension prior to 2003(?). Is there a major difference and what is the difference?
Also, is there any other advantage of getting a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By Tome
The engine management lights on Truimphs used to...

The engine management lights on Truimphs used to be 3 complete heat cycles (cold engine to fan coming on) to clear it as long as it's not a recurring fault. Those ABS sensors are fairly sensitive and...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,545
Posted By Tome
In. Re-read instructions (doh!). Many thanks!

In.
Re-read instructions (doh!). Many thanks!
Forum: Europe 08-15-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Tome
I'd also recommend The KTM Centre if you can get...

I'd also recommend The KTM Centre if you can get there, the shop and service surpasses anything I've seen at any other KTM dealer recently.
Unfortunately Yamaha dealers don't tend to stand out so...
Forum: Europe 08-15-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By Tome
I've seen a lot of confusion about this recently....

I've seen a lot of confusion about this recently. Most recently I've been told it only applies to helmets sold in France, so any foreign riders would be exempt from the rule. Most people I know that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-06-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 776,644
Posted By Tome
Madness in the desert: The worlds craziest race...

Madness in the desert: The worlds craziest race (BBC Documentary)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tH2u7gtkziE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Obviously...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,951
Posted By Tome
Technically I suppose :augie UK rider, passed my...

Technically I suppose :augie UK rider, passed my full test at 17 but it meant I was restricted to 33bhp for 2 years. Firstly the insurance company tried telling me the restrictor kit was an engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By Tome
A guy at work has a CCM R30, the standard exhaust...

A guy at work has a CCM R30, the standard exhaust is made by Remus and surely has to be too loud to be original but apparently is. Lovely big single cylinder sound from it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,887
Posted By Tome
I usually find myself singing away quite happily....

I usually find myself singing away quite happily. I talk to myself too. Sometimes you need a good intellectual conversation :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,585
Posted By Tome
Just over 12,000 on my first go and just under...

Just over 12,000 on my first go and just under 15,000 on my second. Then about 8000 because of some back road in one of the 'stans' that looked very Scandinavian! You can move around on the maps and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 232,991
Posted By Tome
I don't know if UK roads are more well kept or...

I don't know if UK roads are more well kept or I've just been very lucky but my 2 closest calls are animal ones. First was a badger on an unlit country road, it just bolted across the road as I was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,202
Posted By Tome
Was thinking about this after hearing something...

Was thinking about this after hearing something about Saab and spares, I heard that a manufacturer has to produce parts for 10 years once a model is changed/discontinued. Thinking this would be...
Forum: Europe 04-26-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By Tome
I wanted to try one of these and had a bit of...

I wanted to try one of these and had a bit of trouble finding somewhere that stocked them. Hear good things and ABR mag rated it very highly.
Try calling some Hein Gericke stores, occasionally they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,202
Posted By Tome
From what I've read the road bikes are being...

From what I've read the road bikes are being ditched completely and one direction SP is looking at going is using a platform sharing system (like VAG cars do) across all 3 brands. While I think that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By Tome
I used to fill up while still sat on the bike...

I used to fill up while still sat on the bike with it upright thinking I could get more into the tank.
Once I realised the difference was so minimal and myself and the bike weren't hugely stable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,253
Posted By Tome
Agreed it is a royal pain when the road is taken...

Agreed it is a royal pain when the road is taken up like this but the news people said from the information they've gathered the bikes were said to be travelling at the speed limit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,518
Posted By Tome
I have skipped a bunch of pages but I often hear...

I have skipped a bunch of pages but I often hear them referred to as simply Charley/Ewan wannabes or gravel driveway warriors
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,787
Posted By Tome
Seems like a free to advertise thing. In the UK...

Seems like a free to advertise thing. In the UK Gumtree is popular but you learn very quickly what to look for and how ads are worded. And, no offence to anyone from these places, a very large number...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 104,285
Posted By Tome
I'm a bit late to the party but still :lurk A...

I'm a bit late to the party but still :lurk
A great build you've got going on too!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,208
Posted By Tome
The most miles I've done in 24 hours was approx...

The most miles I've done in 24 hours was approx 755 miles. This was a round trip to Le Mans. I did watch the MotoGP while I was there too :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 1,041,851
Posted By Tome
I didn't realise Patricia Watson-Miller raced as...

I didn't realise Patricia Watson-Miller raced as recently as 2006! She's German and now resides in the UK too :P
Also, to everyone else posting pics, thanks. This is an mazing thread and I will,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,459
Posted By Tome
I always say to impatient mates that being able...

I always say to impatient mates that being able to overtake (or filter through traffic) is a privilege and not a right as a biker. However, it is courteous to move/pull over for faster vehicles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 209,810
Posted By Tome
That is one of the worst things about working in...

That is one of the worst things about working in a parts dept for OE parts. The prices are set by the factory and there's nothing you can do about it, even if you know you can buy 50 million...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 209,810
Posted By Tome
I have a lot of time for good dealers, especially...

I have a lot of time for good dealers, especially with new bikes under warranty :evil
I have found myself wondering about the service and/or parts dept on more than one occasion with 'information'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,980
Posted By Tome
Saw this story...

Saw this story (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2012/March/mar0212-farmer-cleared-over-trail-riders-death/) the other day, bit of a morbid turn unfortunately.
Forum: Racing 12-18-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Tome
Registered. Although got no bike for it at...

Registered.

Although got no bike for it at the moment it looks like it's already going to be a great place for UK guys to share info, suppliers, etc.
Forum: Europe 12-16-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,634
Posted By Tome
I've never seen a real life SR40, let alone one...

I've never seen a real life SR40, let alone one for sale :lol3 Look like they'd be great fun for a trip though, supposedly light too, not sure about tank size though!
Forum: Europe 12-16-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By Tome
Yeah, 'fraid so :P I guess not much I get excited...

Yeah, 'fraid so :P I guess not much I get excited about, your better off not visiting places and seeing what the 'famous English countryside' is all about lol.
Forum: Europe 12-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By Tome
The tours haven't been available for some time...

The tours haven't been available for some time now. I believe that there was a way to organise a 'private' tour through a dealer with enough people, not sure on the full facts of this though. TBH I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 26,683
Posted By Tome
I think the coldest I've ever ridden in was about...

I think the coldest I've ever ridden in was about -5C (23F), early start at work and was still dark - fortunately there was little traffic as I found myself losing concentration quite a bit. And no...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 61,541
Posted By Tome
Obviously not me but still... a Harley... being...

Obviously not me but still... a Harley... being backflipped!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqgwo_WdyRo
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