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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2013, 12:18 AM
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Views: 3,333,982
Posted By Jacqueslemac
The Vercours, France last year: ...

The Vercours, France last year:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/jacqueslemac/Motorbike%20photos/Tour%20of%20France%202012/2012Jun124.jpg

(There is a bike in it, if you look closely....
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
The Lake District or maybe Scotland. I was...

The Lake District or maybe Scotland. I was thinking the same thing.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6,547
Views: 2,583,661
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Have you tried Ströh? It's like rum and raisins,...

Have you tried Ströh? It's like rum and raisins, but 80 per cent proof.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
On a recent two-up camping trip to Italy: ...

On a recent two-up camping trip to Italy:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/jacqueslemac/Tuscany%20in%20May%20and%20June%202011/DSC_4703.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Is anyone else watching TV coverage of the Giro...

Is anyone else watching TV coverage of the Giro d'Italia?

The road to the summit of the pass on Friday's stage was too narrow for cars, so mechanics (each carrying a spare bicycle!) were carried...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2011, 10:52 AM
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Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Where can I find out when/where for events this...

Where can I find out when/where for events this year, please?
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Compared with you, everyone is. I'm normal sized!

Compared with you, everyone is. I'm normal sized!
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Not quite. I sat on it at the Ace Café yesterday...

Not quite. I sat on it at the Ace Café yesterday and neither of my feet touched the ground!
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13,994
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Posted By Jacqueslemac
Africa Queens do (or did) a high-lift rear link...

Africa Queens do (or did) a high-lift rear link (i.e. it's shorter than standard). I have one fitted to my RD04.
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Two countries divided by a single language. In...

Two countries divided by a single language. In our English it's earth!
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2010, 02:55 PM
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Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
You'll get as many different answers are there...

You'll get as many different answers are there are readers!

I was told to get the latest model possible with the wire (i.e. spoked) wheels.
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2010, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Jacqueslemac
Since when?!

Since when?!
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Poor old Toxic won't know what's hit him!

Poor old Toxic won't know what's hit him!
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Jonathan, the bike looks great. I'm looking...

Jonathan, the bike looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

What've you got planned for Chad's bike?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 830,875
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Wikipedia is your friend here. In short, a...

Wikipedia is your friend here.

In short, a very talented cyclist who won several of the major tours but whose exploits were rather overshadowed by drugs busts and his eventual sad demise from an...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
<link rel="File-List"...

<link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:%5CUsers%5CJames%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtml1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> ...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2010, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Jacqueslemac
A303. It was back in March.... ...

A303.

It was back in March....


Last year!

Next time, though, I will call in, thanks.:beer
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Thanks! It's a 140.

Thanks!

It's a 140.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2010, 01:56 PM
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Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
I justed posted these on XRV and thought you...

I justed posted these on XRV and thought you might like to see them:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/jacqueslemac/XRV%20in%20Wales%20in%20Feb%202009/2009Mar013.jpg


In the background...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Have you had a look at http://www.the-zebra.com/ ?

Have you had a look at http://www.the-zebra.com/ ?
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2010, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Jacqueslemac
Know Jonathan? I've even ridden his Africa Twin...

Know Jonathan? I've even ridden his Africa Twin...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2010, 01:15 PM
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Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
I have the original screen, an MRA low screen, an...

I have the original screen, an MRA low screen, an MRA Vario and the Triumph high touring screen.

The MRA Vario and the Triumph screen both offer me the same protection (I'm 5' 9"), just look...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
I've ridden this bike and can confirm it's got...

I've ridden this bike and can confirm it's got every farkle going!
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2010, 11:26 AM
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Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
In Wales last weekend. Snowdon in the background:...

In Wales last weekend. Snowdon in the background:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/jacqueslemac/Motorbike%20photos/Welsh%20Invasion%202010/DSCN5478.jpg
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2010, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Jacqueslemac
Is the headrace any higher off the ground than...

Is the headrace any higher off the ground than before? If the angle of the forks (measured from the headrace to the axle) has changed, it'll affect handling too. I don't think the different wheel...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2010, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Jacqueslemac
I've got an 1990 RD04 Africa Twin and a 2003 955i...

I've got an 1990 RD04 Africa Twin and a 2003 955i Tiger. In some ways, it's true that they are similar bikes.

On the other hand, they're very different!

The Twin has a taller riding position,...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,547
Views: 2,583,661
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Bike with tent in background: ...

Bike with tent in background:
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/jacqueslemac/Tour%20of%20France%20in%20April%202009/DSC_0864.jpg

And when on the road:...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Beer, chips, mayonnaise, chocolate. Although not...

Beer, chips, mayonnaise, chocolate. Although not together. Probably.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Aah, so that's where I was going wrong! If...

Aah, so that's where I was going wrong!

If you get stuck, there'll be loads of help here (http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/meet-ups-rideouts/39548-winter-basic-maintanence-skills-part-2-a.html) on...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Mine took well over an hour, a lot of sweat, a...

Mine took well over an hour, a lot of sweat, a moderate amount of blood and plenty of air turned blue. The difficult bit is getting the two interwoven springs over the lug. Each one goes over the...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Over the last 6,000 miles on my RD04 I've...

Over the last 6,000 miles on my RD04 I've averaged just shy of 50mpg. (49.95mpg if you want to be exact!)
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
You're right. I popped into my local Honda dealer...

You're right. I popped into my local Honda dealer a couple of weeks ago and they were pressing me to sell my RD04 to them. If they do get their hands on one, it's out of the door straight away.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 836,600
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Check that you have a good earth connection....

Check that you have a good earth connection. Apparently it's more likely to be causing the problem than a faulty regulator.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 836,600
Posted By Jacqueslemac
A wonderful read, thank you. I have one very...

A wonderful read, thank you.
I have one very jealous Africa Twin sitting outside, wondering when she'll get to see anywhere one-tenth as fascinating!
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
I'm in Norfolk and have tried the standard...

I'm in Norfolk and have tried the standard Triumph screen, the Touring version, the MRA and MRA Vario. What does your one do?
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
It's a small world isn't it?

It's a small world isn't it?
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
It's from when it was just launched. In essence...

It's from when it was just launched. In essence it's a sales film saying how wonderful it is, developed from the Paris-Dakar machine etc. Nothing you won't already know!
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Ooh, next year please put something on...

Ooh, next year please put something on www.xrv.org.uk in advance and some of us might come along too.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 4,950,559
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Looks more like a water leak to me.

Looks more like a water leak to me.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,753
Posted By Jacqueslemac
Why didn't you buy one when you got here? We have...

Why didn't you buy one when you got here? We have loads of them.
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