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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:46 AM
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Posted By mbravo
I distinctly remember seeing a discussion here...

I distinctly remember seeing a discussion here mentioning brake fluid in rear brake reservoir turning blackish (gaining moisture from somewhere), and someone looking to replace the plastic reservoir...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
From my experience I strongly suspect that the...

From my experience I strongly suspect that the actual tank is indeed 14ltrs, but the whole filling feeder system adds up to almost another liter.
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 12:59 AM
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Views: 1,190,888
Posted By mbravo
It's Corsica, not Croatia if I read it right :)...

It's Corsica, not Croatia if I read it right :) you know, Napoleon homeland
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 48,508
Posted By mbravo
Some do. Some don't. You never know, all part of...

Some do. Some don't. You never know, all part of the adventure :)
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 48,508
Posted By mbravo
FWIW, here's the trick with rural French petrol...

FWIW, here's the trick with rural French petrol stations (possible with some Scandinavian ones, too), especially if automatic (no people, just ATM-like machines).

The machine usually takes either...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
3d model of brake disk carrier

Posting this just as a random find, was poking around on Thingiverse and noticed this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37580

(not even really sure it applies to Terra/Strada, but is there another...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,384
Posted By mbravo
Single cup version is real small, and then it...

Single cup version is real small, and then it unscrews into halves, so no biggie. And you can stuff teabags or coffee grounds ziploc or whatnot in the empty halves if really really minimalistic :)
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,384
Posted By mbravo
On the subject of coffee, I always carry one of...

On the subject of coffee, I always carry one of these on my trips:

http://www.amazon.com/Bialetti-Express-1-Cup-Stovetop-Espresso/dp/B0001SJH2I/

Just the smallest one-cup one (there's lots of...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 48,508
Posted By mbravo
Heartily seconded. I rode there last year on my...

Heartily seconded. I rode there last year on my way from St.Petersburg to Enniskillen :) Beautiful roads and scenery (though I shoud say four-digit small roads in Nortnern Wales were unbeatable as to...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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Views: 48,508
Posted By mbravo
Actually, it's slated to happen this summer :) ...

Actually, it's slated to happen this summer :)

Google new European roaming cap laws.

And if you plan to cross into Russia, just choose one of the big three operators, select a suitable tariff &...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 48,508
Posted By mbravo
Here's a link to a HU thread which might help you...

Here's a link to a HU thread which might help you in the search of extraction insurance - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/showthread.php?t=74893

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Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 48,508
Posted By mbravo
Radar detector can get you in trouble in some...

Radar detector can get you in trouble in some countries, including at the border (say, Finnish border guards are pretty experienced detecting these things in Russian cars, ripping them out and fining...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Risking to be marked as that nitpicking guy in...

Risking to be marked as that nitpicking guy in the thread, I can't resist the urge to note that high-powered cree LEDs all need very good cooling, and as such often incorporate fans - this is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:54 AM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
essential spares

I have a perfect (I think) new owner stupid question - do we have a list of essential spares, with part numbers? I like to carry with me, especially for long trips, some simple but essential things...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 09:18 AM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Browsed the indexes and relevant posts but was...

Browsed the indexes and relevant posts but was able to find only this. And iirc it relates to Protaper Evo fat bars that HighFive put on his Terra back then (God only knows how many different bars he...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 117,532
Posted By mbravo
I see Mishutka used a small Kata camera bag for...

I see Mishutka used a small Kata camera bag for his SLR or what was in there. How'd it hold up to falls and water? Was it comfortable for your back?

Смотрю Мишутка вез камеру в КАТАшной малой...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 01:01 AM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Which Touratech racks are those? Did they mount...

Which Touratech racks are those? Did they mount OK along with the sw motech top rack, or tweaks needed?
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 09:34 AM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Received my sprocket cover from Scheffelmeier...

Received my sprocket cover from Scheffelmeier Metall, flawless work, just as Mr. HighFive wrote here earlier. A pleasure to just hold in your hand. But sneaky me, I got a small side order into that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 08:21 AM
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Posted By mbravo
I didn't mean "buy it" :) but rather get in touch...

I didn't mean "buy it" :) but rather get in touch with Erik, he is just as fond of engineering cool stuff for bikes as you are, perhaps the best minds linked across the pond can think up a cool...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 03:18 AM
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Posted By mbravo
You guys could get in touch with Erik (I think?)...

You guys could get in touch with Erik (I think?) from HotRod Welding in the Netherlands, the one who does the "a LA Colebatch" tanks for the XChallenge. Perhaps some cool international engineering...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 06:18 AM
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Posted By mbravo
Pm-wise, that was probably me. As example, check...

Pm-wise, that was probably me. As example, check out http://faq.f650.com/ - it is somewhat dilapidated but a goodly resource at that. The benefit of a standalone, well-linked web version of thread...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 04:39 AM
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Posted By mbravo
Also, in Europe Terra has ABS standard (reflects...

Also, in Europe Terra has ABS standard (reflects on the prices though :) ), so it all just points to a unified parts system of sorts.

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Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 06:02 AM
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Posted By mbravo
Hi Stephan, Take a look at posts 1481, 1486...

Hi Stephan,

Take a look at posts 1481, 1486 & 1489 in this thread, there's some detailed info on gearing by the mighty HighFive, and also specs for SuperSprox sprocket set and chain. Hope that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 03:22 PM
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Posted By mbravo
Yup, I was wondering how REs tailrack and BRmoto...

Yup, I was wondering how REs tailrack and BRmoto side racks would work together. Because I was looking for side racks to get this winter, and BRmoto's are the best to my liking so far, but then the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 02:18 PM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Well, I commute in Russia :) but while mildly...

Well, I commute in Russia :) but while mildly adventurous, it doesn't count as worthy of ride report, and my big 11k+ km trip this summer was done on my old F650ST. As mentioned above, I will have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 12:14 PM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
I just took a look at their website, and it seems...

I just took a look at their website, and it seems that both steel and aluminum racks they make actually ARE replacement racks, they have individual mounting points and mount plate, much stronger than...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Could you be more specific, I mean, *which* F650...

Could you be more specific, I mean, *which* F650 did you order for? I tried couple at random (as there's a lot of them in the SuperSprox e-shop), and never saw a red set displayed?

FWIW, I run a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Congrats with your new redhead! :) According...

Congrats with your new redhead! :)

According to my dealer, this is a spare battery pad - I haven't checked there's one under the stock battery though.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
To return to the new owner theme (as opposed to...

To return to the new owner theme (as opposed to new motorcycle fates diviner :) ), here's my new shiny Terra. It has ABS, and despite our plates being larger than USA ones, it seems there's no boat...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 08:34 AM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
F650 Strada is a carbed twin spark, at least the...

F650 Strada is a carbed twin spark, at least the 96-97 model which I have
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
some parts for the Terra

There's a guy named Stephan Scheffelmeier, in Germany, who makes some real nice accessories for G650X and F800; his work was really popularized by Walter Colebatch :) who also helped design and test...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Actually, this idea has been bugging me for a...

Actually, this idea has been bugging me for a while. I have access to a more or less consumer-level 3d printer, and it does pretty nice job fabricating stuff out of ABS plastic. And that plastic is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
*if* we suppose the shims are the same as on my...

*if* we suppose the shims are the same as on my older carbed rotax BMW F650 Strada - which is likely, then they are 29mm in diameter
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 06:49 AM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
Thanks HF, that was it!

Thanks HF, that was it!
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 01:02 PM
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Views: 514,230
Posted By mbravo
footpegs?

Oookay, my Terra is pending getting some reg papers and (surprise!) me finally swapping some money for it :) meanwhile, I have already surprised the local dealership by mighty tales of knowledge...
Forum: EMEA 03-25-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By mbravo
Hi Robas, I'll be back home just a bit north...

Hi Robas,

I'll be back home just a bit north of St.Petersburg on May 4th. If you arrive sometime after that, I'd be delighted to share a ride, show you the city or surroundings, etc. Feel free to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,185,158
Posted By mbravo
Walter did recommend some learning CDs (or was it...

Walter did recommend some learning CDs (or was it DVDs) in one of his Sibirsky RR threads.

There's also a growing number of native teachers doing pretty decent lessons over Skype. That way it is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,185,158
Posted By mbravo
some more questions for Mr.Colebatch

Walter,

I've been diligently reading through your RRs, even though in reverse chronological order (and I still have to do the Tuva and something else that is out there).

I won't say anything...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,119
Posted By mbravo
As of last year, it worked like this: at Titovka,...

As of last year, it worked like this: at Titovka, there IS a checkpoint, but it is just that, a checkpoint. They do check your documents, so you should have *some*. That is, doesn't matter if you are...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 130,053
Posted By mbravo
I hope this isn't considered a necroposting. ...

I hope this isn't considered a necroposting.

I was trying to find the DVD Walter mentioned, but couldn't find one, at least on Adventure Spec website. Was it ever released? (am particularly...
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