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Forum: Beasts 11-10-2009, 04:19 PM
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Posted By DrSmith
Nice video... it growls like a bear ! Not...

Nice video... it growls like a bear !

Not too keen on how it looks... i think i prefer something a little more subtle... thanks anyway:thumb
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2009, 03:02 PM
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Posted By DrSmith
Have you got any pictures of your bike fitted...

Have you got any pictures of your bike fitted with the MIG?

"Very loud and not street legal" sounds about what I'm after.:evil
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2009, 02:21 PM
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Views: 5,083,408
Posted By DrSmith
Indeed I am a subscribed member... just not very...

Indeed I am a subscribed member... just not very handy at this forum lark...

Cheers matey:clap
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,083,408
Posted By DrSmith
Hello, this is a recent picture of my AT. I've...

Hello, this is a recent picture of my AT. I've had it about 6 weeks now... great bike.

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2882/s7306504.jpg

I'm looking for a new pipe though... it's far too...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By DrSmith
I needed to make a snappy decision, and the...

I needed to make a snappy decision, and the Ortileb panniers got it.

Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know how I fare on my trip.

:clap
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By DrSmith
Thanks Dave, I'll check out some of their other...

Thanks Dave, I'll check out some of their other gear as well. They have a dealer in UK too. :thumb

I've got my eye on a set of Andy Strapz panniers though...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By DrSmith
Panniers - soft/hard

Hi,

I'm going on a 5-6 day trip next week and need some advice on luggage options.

I'm riding a '97 Africa Twin. I can't afford ally panniers at this point (may end up making some, but that's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
Indeed. Most suggestions are of US manufacturers....

Indeed. Most suggestions are of US manufacturers. It gives me a good starting point to look for distributors in the UK though.

Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
Panniers

I'm after a set of panniers, soft or hard, preferably soft.

Can anyone recommend some good makes/brands to look out for?

I'm also looking for a second hand large Acerbis tank. I'm in the UK and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrSmith
Thanks Lauren. Heat erosion could be an...

Thanks Lauren. Heat erosion could be an explanation, though I then have the problem of what is causing it.

I noticed my valves don't seal properly when closed. A quick test by upturning the head...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrSmith
Pics as promised; ...

Pics as promised;

http://ryaneffigy.com/images/piston1.jpg
http://ryaneffigy.com/images/piston2.jpg
http://ryaneffigy.com/images/piston3.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrSmith
I found the problem; there's a nice big hole in...

I found the problem; there's a nice big hole in the crown of the piston. Pics to follow...

Question is; what could have caused it? If the worn rocker pad was causing the exhaust valves to not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrSmith
Had a bit of an unproductive session in the...

Had a bit of an unproductive session in the garage today. Lots of bouncing around of ideas but nothing definitive.

My first time stripping a four stroke so I'm taking my time with it, doing it by...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrSmith
DR350 - Breakdown

Hi,

A couple of hours ago my DR 350 broke down. I was probably giving it more than I should have, then suddenly there was a huge loss of power, followed by a horrible engine noise and the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
Nice one Bob! I'm pretty set on making my...

Nice one Bob!

I'm pretty set on making my own now though, I'll put up some pics of the finished article when I do.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
I didn't see anything on there for a 350. I...

I didn't see anything on there for a 350.

I may be favouring making my own.

:thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
Does anyone know where I can pick up a decent...

Does anyone know where I can pick up a decent bash plate in England? An online store will do, but I can't seem to find any.

:dunno
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
Thank you kind sir. It's the original tank with a...

Thank you kind sir. It's the original tank with a recent respray job.

I couldn't tell you what indicators they are. I found them by chance in a bike shop a few weeks ago.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28,694
Views: 3,517,365
Posted By DrSmith
I recently bought a DR as my first bike. ...

I recently bought a DR as my first bike.

Really pleased with the buy. Great condition and is real nice to ride. It's a 95, electric start.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9158/img4162u.jpg
...
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