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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By samueleuk
Hi there, do you know which is the gravel...

Hi there,

do you know which is the gravel route shown in this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywW0R4XCBiI&feature=youtu.be

It looks like a great adventure trip without having to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Nice ride. How is the Garmin Montana doing? have...

Nice ride. How is the Garmin Montana doing? have you mounted it with Touratech extension or in another way?
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,185,678
Posted By samueleuk
I love the popping Inviato dal mio MB526 con...

I love the popping

Inviato dal mio MB526 con Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,185,678
Posted By samueleuk
I had a V-Strom 650 and I loved it on the road....

I had a V-Strom 650 and I loved it on the road. But the Tenere is much better off road. Long suspension travel, high clearance, good crashability etc. not as quick in the bends, and not so good for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Well said. Too heavy compared to what? An enduro...

Well said. Too heavy compared to what? An enduro 450 bike or a KTM 690? Sure, but much more comfortable on long trips and much more reliable. And compared to a two or more cylinders bike, quite...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Personally I like the current one cylinder...

Personally I like the current one cylinder option. Less things to go wrong in the middle of nowhere, and the thumping of a one cylinder actually helps with grip off road. The power is good enough for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Great mileage for a knobbly. What about the...

Great mileage for a knobbly. What about the front? is that an E-09 as well? How long does it last?

I have heard the front E09 is not as good as the rear, and that people keep the TKC80 or Pirelli...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
I guess the most important thing is "il manico"...

I guess the most important thing is "il manico" (riding skills) which I need to develop :-) I have Simone's book on Morocco which is excellent. I will look into the Tunisia one.

was the tenere...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Bravi ragazzi !!! Great video. How did the 660...

Bravi ragazzi !!! Great video. How did the 660 Tenere go on the dunes despite 200 kg weight?

Ciao

Samuele
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Thanks for the info. The 18" rear wheel...

Thanks for the info. The 18" rear wheel conversion gives much more choice of off road tyres but I don't want to do that to avoid invalidating my insurance. As you said, the Mitas E-09 front may not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Is the front tyre a MITAS E09 as well? how long...

Is the front tyre a MITAS E09 as well? how long does it last on the Tenere 660 compared to the rear? I have read it is quite soft and not as aggressive as the rear. Some people pair the MITAS E09...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 309,990
Posted By samueleuk
Hi there, what kind of mileage do you get on...

Hi there,

what kind of mileage do you get on the K60 Scouts you have fitted on the Yamaha Tenere XT660Z?

Do you have any experience with the regular K60 in the front and/or rear? What's the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,726
Posted By samueleuk
Hi there, did you do the Pan American...

Hi there,

did you do the Pan American Highway from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on the SMT or on the Adventure? I am planning to do it with the SMT, but I am concerned about off road...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By samueleuk
I have a blog but it is on the scientific aspects...

I have a blog but it is on the scientific aspects of the expedition as I was doing a research on the physiological and psychological demands of adventure motorcycling. Here is the address:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 309,990
Posted By samueleuk
Hi there I have a couple of questions....

Hi there

I have a couple of questions. First, are you sure that mouting a 140/80 is legal? I am a bit worried about insurance as the OEM tire is 130/80.
Secondly, do you know if the 130/80 also...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By samueleuk
Hi Hebbo I bought the SW Motech removable...

Hi Hebbo

I bought the SW Motech removable pannier racks but in the end I opted for soft panniers (Wolfman). The pannier racks are there only to stabilize the soft panniers and keep them away from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,185,678
Posted By samueleuk
Hi there. Sam from the UK here. Nice ride. I...

Hi there. Sam from the UK here. Nice ride. I suggest you put some knobblies on next time (Continental TKC80). I tried them on my London to Beijing ride this year, and they are not too bad on the...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
I am not aware of any research on the duration of...

I am not aware of any research on the duration of the "repeated bout effect" in older subject. However, there is research showing that the "repeated bout effect" occurs in the elderly (e.g.,...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
You are referring to general cardiorespiratory...

You are referring to general cardiorespiratory fitness ("gasping for air"). Clearly his negular riding is not intense and/or frequent enough to develop his cardiorespiratory fitness. He needs to do...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
Of course practice better prepares you for...

Of course practice better prepares you for anything. However, my post is about something a bit different. I was referring to research showing that muscle soreness after intense muscle contractions...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Thank you guys, these suggestions are very...

Thank you guys, these suggestions are very useful.

However, if somebody can tell us what's in the original toolkit, it would also be helpful. I have the feeling my toolkit misses some bits
...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,115
Posted By samueleuk
i will put my stuff in waterproof sacks. I don't...

i will put my stuff in waterproof sacks. I don't like covers. I am always worried they fly off
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,115
Posted By samueleuk
I have ordered these new panniers from Winding...

I have ordered these new panniers from Winding roads.co.uk
Martin, the boss, provides the best customer service ever.
I'm glad you have built these panniers. They are just perfect for solo...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
I had both bikes. If you are planning some...

I had both bikes. If you are planning some serious off-roading (for an adventure bike that is), you will not be disappointed. However, if you do mostly road, than the V-Strom is better. But the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Thank you Andy, that sounds great Sam

Thank you Andy, that sounds great

Sam
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Hi guys if you arrange this meet for some...

Hi guys

if you arrange this meet for some off road fun on our Teneres, I m happy to join.

when would be a good time?

Sam
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,185,678
Posted By samueleuk
Dear Hans thanks for your suggestions. For...

Dear Hans

thanks for your suggestions. For trail riding around here, I will not use panniers at all. For this reason, having the removable rack would be an advantage. However, during a long trip...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,185,678
Posted By samueleuk
Hi there may ask you a question about the...

Hi there

may ask you a question about the Hepco and Becker's set. Are the panniers and, especially, the frame up to off-road riding? I am planning to fall quite a lot :-)
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By samueleuk
thanks

thanks
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
Correct. It may seem crazy, but research suggests...

Correct. It may seem crazy, but research suggests that muscle damage experienced after intense exercise is reduced if the same exercise is repeated within 6 months. It is called the repeated bout...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
With regards to the choice between the XT660Z and...

With regards to the choice between the XT660Z and the KTM 690R, you should also consider how much luggage you want to carry

If you just use the bike for some trail riding on weekends (i.e. carry a...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
Sure. I will post the description of some...

Sure. I will post the description of some exercises that can be particularly good for bikers like isometric squat and others. But I write the blog on my free time, and there is never enough :-)
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
For cardiorespiratory fitness, you have to...

For cardiorespiratory fitness, you have to include some aerobic exercise. Fortunately, running is free and does not require any equipment apart from a pair of good shoes. On my trip I am bringing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11,427
Views: 1,344,829
Posted By samueleuk
Thanks a lot. This is very useful. Why the medium...

Thanks a lot. This is very useful. Why the medium arm? do you have experience with that? I thought I could use the short arm and the Montana would sit just above the cockpit without sticking out too...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
And if you want to see the kind of sensors I will...

And if you want to see the kind of sensors I will be using during my study of adventure motorcycling (http://adventure-motorcycling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/silk-road-tibet-scientific-expedition.html),...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
In exercise physiology we use all sorts of...

In exercise physiology we use all sorts of sensors to measure nerve and muscle impulses. However, the research on muscle damage I reviewed in my blog used primarily subjective measures (what you may...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-16-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,427
Views: 1,344,829
Posted By samueleuk
Which mount for off-road use?

Hi guys

I have got a Garmin Montana 650 for Xmas, and I would like to mount it to my XT660Z using a ram mount.

Do you think it will be strong enough for off-road use?

Also, do you suggest...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By samueleuk
Getting "bike fit"

Hi guys

have you ever wondered why people get "bike fit"? If you have, you may want to read the latest post on my blog on the scientific aspects of adventure motorcycling.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Nice pics. Where were they taken? Sam

Nice pics. Where were they taken?

Sam
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 880,628
Posted By samueleuk
Thanks. Give me a buzz when your bike is back...

Thanks. Give me a buzz when your bike is back from the USA. Or maybe you should leave it there and we can do the Transamerican Trail together :D
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