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Forum: EMEA 08-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By fireblade reject
Yeh that's the general consensus of everyone I've...

Yeh that's the general consensus of everyone I've asked. Looks like my nice clean Tuono is going to get wet and dirty then. Cheers
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By fireblade reject
HC Travel arranged shipping by air for my bike...

HC Travel arranged shipping by air for my bike from UK to toronto, and back from vancouver for 1500 rtn. By sea is cheaper but take longer obviously. for all the hassle, unless you're going for...
Forum: EMEA 08-21-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By fireblade reject
Thanks for that. looking at B&B and hotels. I...

Thanks for that. looking at B&B and hotels. I guess I'll take my wet weather gear and just go and see what happens
Forum: EMEA 08-20-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By fireblade reject
Ireland in September... Too wet?

I'm planning to go away for a week or so in the second half of September and was considering a tour around the coast (especially the West) on my Tuono.
Has anyone been there this time of year, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,527
Posted By fireblade reject
Hey guys, you should be HAPPY about buying a KTM...

Hey guys, you should be HAPPY about buying a KTM in the US.

As far as I can find, a new 2010 990 Adventure R cost about $15000 (10,400). In the UK it's 11500 ($16,500) and gas is the...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By fireblade reject
I did 150 -250 miles per day on average. I liked...

I did 150 -250 miles per day on average. I liked to set off at 5.30 - 6.30 and ride until mid afternoon and look around where I'd stopped. I could easily have done a lot more but I wanted to take my...
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By fireblade reject
Before I asked the question I was frightened of...

Before I asked the question I was frightened of what the answer was going to be. But I'm sure now that with a bit of forward planning it shouldn't be too difficult. I've travelled across much of...
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By fireblade reject
Has anyone ridden to moscow?

I'm planning a trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow and back from the UK.

Has anyone any experience of entering and/or traveling in Russia. Do you need a carnet?
Any advice on visas, and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By fireblade reject
Cheers, That did cross my mind at the time....

Cheers, That did cross my mind at the time. Thank for that
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By fireblade reject
Thanks WoovsHoovs. I'll have a look

Thanks WoovsHoovs. I'll have a look
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By fireblade reject
I've just done this to bring it back to the top...

I've just done this to bring it back to the top so hopefully someone who hasn't seen it, will :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By fireblade reject
WR450F Clutch rattle 07

Can anyone put my mind at rest.

The clutch on my 07 WR450F rattles - Like someone's hidden a bag of hammers in there!! I thought it was valve slap at first but it stops when the clutch is pulled...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 56,311
Posted By fireblade reject
Lost in Oregon? Ahh, that old chestnut. I...

Lost in Oregon? Ahh, that old chestnut.
I recognise the turn in to the dead end - I met an englishman down there cutting wood!
I spent hours lost in the forest coming to dead end after dead end....
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 56,311
Posted By fireblade reject
Brilliant ride report and pics. Very...

Brilliant ride report and pics.

Very impressive to do it all 2's up. Looking forward to your next bit.

:clap




www.transamtrail.co.uk (http://www.transamtrail.co.uk)
Forum: Americas 07-27-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By fireblade reject
You could do it. :thumb It took me about 23...

You could do it. :thumb
It took me about 23 days to ride the trail and wasn't pushing it.
If you can drive to jellico in a week it's on. But make sure you don't take on too much and have to cut...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By fireblade reject
Xr650l

I did the TAT a couple of years ago on an XR650L. From Jellico to CO, a GS is ideal as this is the easy section. Getting into Utah and Nevada is a different kettle of fish! the 400lb + your gear is...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By fireblade reject
It was 2007 read my ride report at...

It was 2007

read my ride report at www.transamtrail.co.uk (http://www.transamtrail.co.uk)
Forum: Americas 05-01-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By fireblade reject
Hi, I set off about the same time as you're...

Hi, I set off about the same time as you're planning to. The only re-routing I needed to do in that area was - fromm Salida taking Marshall Pass instead of Hancock pass. And then from Animas Forks,...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By fireblade reject
Good luck on your trip. I did it a couple of...

Good luck on your trip. I did it a couple of years ago and it took me about 9 days. And that includes a rest day in Eureka. I wasn't doing big miles at all.
If pushing it you could do it in a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By fireblade reject
The tank issue is something that might be a...

The tank issue is something that might be a problem. I'll look on HUB. Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By fireblade reject
CCM Adventure bike anyone?

Does anyone have, and use, a CCM644 DS as an adventure bike. Could you post your pics and mods on here and also any specific problems.

Thanks in advance :strum
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,221
Posted By fireblade reject
Wicked I've owned all 3 and used them for various...

I've owned all 3 and used them for various things.
Basically the NX and the XR650L have the same engine.
The XR600 has the best engine by far.
Although it has a smaller capacity it's been built...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,290
Posted By fireblade reject
This is definately the case. In a group you...

This is definately the case.
In a group you tend to stay together and don't interact with the locals or the environment as much. This detracts from the experience a tad. Solo, you go where you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,290
Posted By fireblade reject
Alone, vunerable, isolated, feeling part of the...

Alone, vunerable, isolated, feeling part of the scenery, no distractions, thought provoking. All shattered in a moment if not solo.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/2228153440_06b599c063_b.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 2,504,381
Posted By fireblade reject
Somewhere in Oregon. I didn't go down this...

Somewhere in Oregon.

I didn't go down this track. Can't for the life of me remember why!!!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/2188566211_7cae64b4c7.jpg

:evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 2,504,381
Posted By fireblade reject
Somewhere on the Paiute trail. Seems like a...

Somewhere on the Paiute trail.

Seems like a nice boy :freaky

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2283/2189354224_d1c95dd8d1.jpg
Forum: Americas 12-20-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By fireblade reject
It will be 2's up, but travelling very light. So...

It will be 2's up, but travelling very light. So I'm thinking a KTM 990 adv would be the ideal bike. Big enough to cope with a passenger and 'dirt' enough to go where I want.

We're looking to...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By fireblade reject
Buying and selling does sound like the best idea....

Buying and selling does sound like the best idea. Buying and storing is an option too, although.

Thanks
Forum: Americas 12-19-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By fireblade reject
Question CDT. Bring my bike, hire or buy?

When I came to the USA (from the UK) earlier this year to do the TAT, I flew my bike to Toronto and flew it back from Vancouver. It cost a fortune in freight, extra fuel and 4 nights extra lodging. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,237
Posted By fireblade reject
Thumb Thoughtful, soul searching............ most of...

Thoughtful, soul searching............ most of all inspiring
Forum: Americas 12-17-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,481
Posted By fireblade reject
You can easily do it in 3 weeks. I did it in...

You can easily do it in 3 weeks.
I did it in 3 weeks and 3 days with 2 days off for a look around in Moab and Bartlesville and a couple of short days thrown in too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By fireblade reject
[quote=Cheap Ryder]My thoughts on this would be...

[quote=Cheap Ryder]My thoughts on this would be to ride two up and customize your trail. [quote]

thanks. this is the plan, I think. And now that it's decided, we both can't to come back to where...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By fireblade reject
I did the TAT earlier this year. It takes no more...

I did the TAT earlier this year. It takes no more than about 3 - 3 1/2 weeks without pushing. It's fricken mint.
Forum: Americas 12-13-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,079
Posted By fireblade reject
I did the TAT earlier this year. Anything from...

I did the TAT earlier this year. Anything from Tennessee to the Oklahoma, the GS would be fine. After that the KLR.
It gets much more technical from then on (esp. Utah). But then again, it's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By fireblade reject
enigmatic_redhabu, thanks for the links. ...

enigmatic_redhabu, thanks for the links.
We're going to have a crack at it. I'm fairly confident i could get over things like Ophir, Cinnimon and Hancock Pass two's up, as I did them earlier...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By fireblade reject
Thanks for that. On balance I think the sensible...

Thanks for that. On balance I think the sensible thing would be to go with one bike. We'd probably enjoy it together more than have her struggling along if it got a bit tough.
Is the 640 big and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By fireblade reject
Thumbs down I was looking for genuine advice, not sarcastic...

I was looking for genuine advice, not sarcastic condemnation. But thanks anyway
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By fireblade reject
Wicked Adventuring Twos up?

I did the Trans America Trail solo earlier this year and I'm planning to come back from the UK next year to follow the Continental Divide Trail from the South.

The thing is, I want to bring my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,099
Posted By fireblade reject
Thumb The L. Just finished the Trans am Trail on mine...

The L. Just finished the Trans am Trail on mine and it's a great dual purpose bike. Definatetly not as sporty/fast as the R, but as a touring dirt bike it was brilliant. Very good off road, capable...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 341,154
Posted By fireblade reject
131185 Oklahoma Not technically a plane AND...

131185

Oklahoma Not technically a plane AND a bike, but sitting on my bike while I took it!
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