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Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,727
Posted By Tiago
Perhaps more so in the US than in Europe. My...

Perhaps more so in the US than in Europe. My motorcycle went it for the annual check-up and it cost me EUR 122 at the official dealer. That included changing of all fluids, labor, full check on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9,818
Views: 3,095,840
Posted By Tiago
My 2001 Blackbird

A short ride to the nearby hills this afternoon

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/Gazaam/Blackbird/photo3.jpg

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/Gazaam/Blackbird/photo4.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,727
Posted By Tiago
You guys are spoiled. Try sitting your ass on a...

You guys are spoiled. Try sitting your ass on a stock HD Nightster for two years. Every subsequent seat will feel like a throne.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 47,815
Posted By Tiago
New to me 2001 XX with 26k miles on the clock....

New to me 2001 XX with 26k miles on the clock. Apart from needing a new rear tyre and a small scratch on the fuel tank, the thing is perfect

I'll take better photos as soon as the hurricane-like...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By Tiago
Portugal - I'm pretty sure the absurd EU...

Portugal - I'm pretty sure the absurd EU legislation make sure they spike it with come crap too, but not to the point where I've heard anything regarding gas tanks swelling.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 299,193
Posted By Tiago
Actually, that's a Hawker Hurricane...

Actually, that's a Hawker Hurricane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_hurricane), not a Supermarine Spitfire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire) :nod

Two amazing machines,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 40,983
Posted By Tiago
Got one of those - boring as f*** on the slab....

Got one of those - boring as f*** on the slab. Get it into crap, twisty roads, or a nice dirt fire road with the proper tires and it becomes an entirely different experience, and will munch mile...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By Tiago
You are quite right - big-ass thumbs made me type...

You are quite right - big-ass thumbs made me type 2002 rather than 2006. Fixed it.

I'm not scared of having to be caring about it - I thing of it as half the fun, as long as I don't need a PhD in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By Tiago
Thanks for all the input so far - I'll be seeing...

Thanks for all the input so far - I'll be seeing A next week (if it hasn't been sold by then). The S2R is lovely, but it is more expensive...

- T.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By Tiago
I've been labeled a tinkerer by more than a few -...

I've been labeled a tinkerer by more than a few - I've pretty much torn apart my Sportster and reassembled it again, did the same to my also gone XR600. Hell, I've even built one of my own bass...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By Tiago
Advice on Monster-o-logy

Hi

I've been eyeballing a Ducati Monster as a second bike for a while now. After looking around at the local classifieds sites, I've found:

A - A 2001 Monster 900, 40000 km (about 25k miles),...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,727
Posted By Tiago
What he said. I've had a 1200 cc Sportster, an...

What he said. I've had a 1200 cc Sportster, an XR600 and ended up replacing both with the G650GS, which is exactly that - versatile, and just plain fun on backroads. It's good enough that the only...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,727
Posted By Tiago
Not quite sure if I can post the link to another...

Not quite sure if I can post the link to another Forum, but with some Google-Fu it is easy enough to find. Mind you, I was aiming at the TT, since it's easy enough to get, although I'd like to know...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,727
Posted By Tiago
Although this question must have been posted a...

Although this question must have been posted a zillion times, what do you guys recommend as a good, reasonably heavy duty Bashplate? - I remember seeing Colebatch recommending anything not BMW nor...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9,818
Views: 3,095,840
Posted By Tiago
Went from this... ...

Went from this...
http://i40.tinypic.com/akbvra.jpg

to this...
http://i40.tinypic.com/atp75f.jpg

I keep reigning myself in not to fork out on another bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,446
Posted By Tiago
BMW G650GS ...

BMW G650GS
http://bmwmcmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/G650GS-Sertao-01.jpg

Land Rover Defender...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,464
Posted By Tiago
One of the most fun bikes I ever rode, I was...

One of the most fun bikes I ever rode, I was cacking manically inside my helmet while riding it. Dealer wasn't to keen on doing anything but sticker price, and for 2k more the GS650 made more sense.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Tiago
Not sure, it was still there on Monday, so...

Not sure, it was still there on Monday, so probably at least until this weekend.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Tiago
Right here...

Right here (https://maps.google.pt/?ll=41.297139,-7.734804&spn=0.00719,0.013797&t=h&z=16) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,464
Posted By Tiago
Well, I'll throw in my €0.02 I own a G650GS,...

Well, I'll throw in my €0.02

I own a G650GS, bought brand new last October. Although I miss my old bikes, this one ticks all the boxes for me.

Its fast enough (I rarely go above 100 km/h, 60...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Tiago
Vespa Exhibit Photos

Last week there was a small Vespa exhibit at the local mall.
Although it's not quite my thing, some friends enjoy them. There were a few over 60 year old scoots there.

My apologies for the s***y...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,343
Posted By Tiago
Well, I rode a 1200cc Sportster (XL1200N) for 2...

Well, I rode a 1200cc Sportster (XL1200N) for 2 and half years. Loved the bike's looks, and despite being a hefty pig by pretty much any standard, a friend of mine who races his motorcycle was always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31,061
Views: 7,519,814
Posted By Tiago
He's obviously a darksider. :D

He's obviously a darksider. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31,061
Views: 7,519,814
Posted By Tiago
If they sold those over here, I'd get one just...

If they sold those over here, I'd get one just for the WTF looks I'd get. Especially after going all Mad Max on it.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,663
Posted By Tiago
Spark6, that's awesome. Wish I'd find something...

Spark6, that's awesome. Wish I'd find something like that over here.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Tiago
I have an Evoline 2. Apart from the weight and...

I have an Evoline 2. Apart from the weight and extra noise that come from being a modular helmet, it's pretty great. Very good quality.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,727
Posted By Tiago
Mine is like brand new, but I've had to press the...

Mine is like brand new, but I've had to press the kill switch a couple of times to have it starting. Once that's done, it fires right up. If it stays like this, it's a quirk I can happily live with
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31,061
Views: 7,519,814
Posted By Tiago
That is my new sig.

That is my new sig.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,288
Posted By Tiago
Thanks for the feedback guys! Cheers -...

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Cheers

- T.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2,500
Views: 459,279
Posted By Tiago
Hey - I''ve started a thread asking for feedback...

Hey - I''ve started a thread asking for feedback from riders that have ridden both the CBR250R and the CRF250L, as I can't for the life of me get a place to test ride the CBR.

I'm afraid it got...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,288
Posted By Tiago
Question CBR 250R vs CRF250L - Input from people who have ridden both, please

Hi

I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger on a new motorcycle. Amongst the candidates for my hard-earned cash are these low displacement wonders from Honda. The 250cc class has some benefits,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 158,899
Posted By Tiago
Hmmm, from a first look, the wheels, brakes and...

Hmmm, from a first look, the wheels, brakes and front fender resemble those on the new NC700X/S.
I'm not at all against parts bin bikes if they are good :)
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,929
Posted By Tiago
Well, I wasn't intending to test it at its limits...

Well, I wasn't intending to test it at its limits at all - I was just going about my business on my lane, on a 50 km/h area, about 10 meters or more behind the car in front of me. I braked and got...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,929
Posted By Tiago
I actually did just that when test riding it. I...

I actually did just that when test riding it. I was going straight at about 50 km/h, pulled the brake lever smoothly and as per usual, with a bit of rear brake as well, it slowed down to 30 km/h and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 410,269
Posted By Tiago
I can tell you that from my test ride. It does so...

I can tell you that from my test ride. It does so effortlessly.
I yanked it up to 120 Km/h (75 mph) indicated on a slighly uphill section of highway (I live in a mountainous region), and it still...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 410,269
Posted By Tiago
I am now quite torn between this and the WeeBR....

I am now quite torn between this and the WeeBR. The CRF I test rode fit me like a tailor-made suit, but the fact that I can't get a CBR250R to try out, and make an informed decision is annoying the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 410,269
Posted By Tiago
Test ride impressions

Ok, took one out for a spin for 45 minutes this morning.Initially, I was a bit unimpressed with the sound and flimsyness, but coming from a hog, I attribute it to withdrawal syndrome.

I then...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 410,269
Posted By Tiago
I'll be test riding one of them back to back with...

I'll be test riding one of them back to back with a NC700X next Monday. I'll put up my impressions on it here. I'm in pretty much the same boat as you, only a step down the academic ladder :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 410,269
Posted By Tiago
Price is up on Honda Portugal's website - €4350,...

Price is up on Honda Portugal's website - €4350, not bad. It undercuts the KLX250S by €1200

http://www.honda.pt/#/moto/modelos/preco/798

http://www.lxmotos.com/kawasaki/duplo-uso/klx-250
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 410,269
Posted By Tiago
Yeah, I know that - It's just that Dual Sports...

Yeah, I know that - It's just that Dual Sports are better suited to the rural environment I live in. I would have both kinds, if I had money to spare, though :)
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