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Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
Eww - nasty - get rid...:huh

Eww - nasty - get rid...:huh
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
Is that you, Yoda?

Is that you, Yoda?
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
No problem - this is our Thanksgiving Day... :D

No problem - this is our Thanksgiving Day... :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
Oh and, by the way... Happy Birthday USA!...

Oh and, by the way...

Happy Birthday USA! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
4th July 2014 I sleep well and get up at...

4th July 2014

I sleep well and get up at 0500 to make a start for the Eurotunnel. I’m packed and riding off into a new day by 0600…

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-GNsdzBp/0/L/i-GNsdzBp-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
3rd July 2014 Another restless night. I got...

3rd July 2014

Another restless night. I got up two or three times during the night and, when I did so, checked on the mammoth upload of photos I am doing to my Smugmug account.

At 04:30 or so,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
2nd July 2014 A very poor night’s sleep –...

2nd July 2014

A very poor night’s sleep – not sure why. I had the windows wide open to get some air into the room and listened to two heavy rainstorms pass through, but decent sleep eluded me…
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
1st July 2014 Another beautiful morning. I...

1st July 2014

Another beautiful morning. I release the Adv form its night-time vault and pack the panniers. It’s getting a few days onto the trip now and the right hand bag is containing not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
30th June 2014 I wake to a beautiful day. ...

30th June 2014

I wake to a beautiful day. It is already warm, with hardly a cloud in the sky. Peter is outside already, making new friends amongst the B&B guests by demonstrating his bike alarm....
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
29th June 2014 Despite an inordinately...

29th June 2014

Despite an inordinately generous dose of alcohol (the waitress was apparently using a wine measure for the Cognac :D), I sleep fitfully. It's warm and humid and I soon hear the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
Well I'm glad you got that out of your system......

Well I'm glad you got that out of your system... :D

From Dr Nosh on UKGSer:



Must have been a tad under-powered...:huh

Pissing down all night here - considering having a day off the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
Correct as usual - Panhard PL24 :thumb I'll...

Correct as usual - Panhard PL24 :thumb

I'll let Peter reply about the Triumph...

Mike :brow
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
28th June 2014 (Later) Peter and I...

28th June 2014

(Later)

Peter and I enjoy a couple of beers on the terrace...

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-TZFMSCJ/0/L/i-TZFMSCJ-L.jpg

Then return to our respective rooms - I write...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
28th June 2014 I sleep (relatively) well and...

28th June 2014

I sleep (relatively) well and the alarm wakes me at 0600. A quick check out of the window shows unbroken blue sky.

This is not forecast to continue.

The whole of Northern...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
27th June 2014 I don’t sleep brilliantly....

27th June 2014

I don’t sleep brilliantly. Peter knocks on my door at around 0800 and I ablute and pack. The Internet connection from this B&B was – unusually – slow and quite flaky, so I only have...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By MikeO
Nancy? What kind of name is that?

26th June 2014

I get a text from Peter at 0500 – do I want to make an earlier start?

Yes, to be honest – I’ve been dozing fitfully for the last two hours or so.

I get showered and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
Lovely looking bike - but keep the fairing on it!...

Lovely looking bike - but keep the fairing on it! I'd ditch the seat in favour of one in the original profile, but I think Vetters look great...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 46,991
Posted By MikeO
Un-neat? :rofl OK... :D

Un-neat? :rofl

OK... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 46,991
Posted By MikeO
Here are some pics from a thread on UKGSer...

Here are some pics from a thread on UKGSer (http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?368817-Stick-coil-about-to-burst-!&p=3778322#post3778322) from a Belgian chap who has just relocated the stick...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 46,991
Posted By MikeO
I don't know why I'm still subscribed to this...

I don't know why I'm still subscribed to this thread - you lost me months ago... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
My experience is having one as my sole means of...

My experience is having one as my sole means of transport when I was 19. Last Brit bike I ever owned... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
Most people that say that have never owned one......

Most people that say that have never owned one... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,470
Posted By MikeO
Those throttle bodies look bloody awful. Oh,...

Those throttle bodies look bloody awful.

Oh, and - fuel taps?? :huh
Forum: Europe 02-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By MikeO
Some snaps from the London ExCel Centre Bike Show today...

My mate Peter and I decided to visit the London ExCel Centre today to have a look at the Bike Show...
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 445,175
Posted By MikeO
Excellent :thumb - how's her friend doing?

Excellent :thumb - how's her friend doing?
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 445,175
Posted By MikeO
"Time is what we want most, but what we use...

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst" :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 445,175
Posted By MikeO
Well, it's been...

...Ten years (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41209)... :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,667
Posted By MikeO
Last time I did this job on my old bike, the left...

Last time I did this job on my old bike, the left lower cable was badly frayed - no indication that there was anything wrong - I was just making a precautionary replacement on mileage...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,667
Posted By MikeO
You only need to replace it if it's in poor...

You only need to replace it if it's in poor condition. The probem is, you won't know that until you take it all apart. If you live next door to a dealer who has one in stock, then this isn't a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
Just being offered for sale on UKGSer (not by...

Just being offered for sale on UKGSer (not by me)...

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=241962&stc=1&d=1381514063

:tb
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 46,991
Posted By MikeO
Well, they stopped producing them because they...

Well, they stopped producing them because they stopped making the 1150. And they continued to use the same main stick coil on the 1200 - what's your point? :dunno
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,649
Posted By MikeO
The gaskets are still available from BMW...

The gaskets are still available from BMW (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51659&rnd=04302013) - Part No 46 54 1 238 911

The replacement velcro suffered from a similar...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,144
Posted By MikeO
You've never owned a CB450, have you? :D

You've never owned a CB450, have you? :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
Cool2 Correctly identified by Hairnet 600 on UKGSer

1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 :thumb

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-r6jQP54/0/L/i-r6jQP54-L.jpg

Apparently they only produced 46 of them in RHD - these are Fraser-Nash BMWs - the LHD ones are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
2nd July 2013 I sleep well and wake early to...

2nd July 2013

I sleep well and wake early to a beautiful day. After a quick shower I pack the bike and then have a spot of breakfast. I'm refuelling by 07:15 and filling my CamelBak with a litre...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
1st July 2013 I wake fairly early - the...

1st July 2013

I wake fairly early - the curtains here are muslin and the sun is shining directly onto the window. I have a shower and then pack up some stuff and stumble down to the garage...
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
30th June 2013 I sleep fitfully and awake to...

30th June 2013

I sleep fitfully and awake to a bright sunny day...

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-K329KcT/0/L/i-K329KcT-L.jpg

Packing the bike, I grab some coffee and a pain au chocolate...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
I know - but I was ignoring it... :D

I know - but I was ignoring it... :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
Tolls

From Franco on UKGSer:



Thanks Rob :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By MikeO
29th June 2013 I sleep very well and surface...

29th June 2013

I sleep very well and surface at about 08:00 local (07:00 UK time). I slowly pack the contents of the luggage grenade that detonated in my room shortly after I arrived and have a...
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