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Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,577
Posted By UK Jimbo
Really enjoying the ride report, this is a trip I...

Really enjoying the ride report, this is a trip I was looking at doing last year.

For anyone thinking of visiting Norway they've put together a really good app put together by their national...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 1,352,831
Posted By UK Jimbo
Does anyone have experience of aftermarket...

Does anyone have experience of aftermarket rockers like these ones (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110967533807) on ebay?
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 1,352,831
Posted By UK Jimbo
I guess I could have replied to this a bit...

I guess I could have replied to this a bit earlier, sorry. There were some on eBay in the UK: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200832420869
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 1,352,831
Posted By UK Jimbo
Does anyone know if you can fit the "bug eye"...

Does anyone know if you can fit the "bug eye" dual lights from an XLR250 Baja to an XR600 assuming the stator can deal with it.
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By UK Jimbo
hi. Think I saw you in Bermondsey this evening, I...

hi. Think I saw you in Bermondsey this evening, I was on a noisy XR heading the other way. Awesome rig!
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 807,533
Posted By UK Jimbo
Last week I was checking the chain tension when I...

Last week I was checking the chain tension when I spotted that there was too much free play in the cush rubbers.
Replaced them last night and freaked out when I saw how much free-play there was,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,572
Posted By UK Jimbo
XTZ660/KTM hybrid on eBay

Spotted this crazy looking thing on eBay in the UK!

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqRHJCQE-dQs2DQ5BPrZ,5MEEQ~~60_12.JPG
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
We woke that morning, sorted ourselves out and...

We woke that morning, sorted ourselves out and headed over to our friend's house to collect the trailer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7076343869_962a2fbd88_z.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
We woke up the next morning for another transit...

We woke up the next morning for another transit day back towards the port of Santander

The 101 took off on the main roads towards Bilbao and the bikes took the nice twisty back roads. After a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 83,548
Posted By UK Jimbo
Listened to the radio interview via the blog....

Listened to the radio interview via the blog. Nice work getting the coverage.

Hope the last minute planning is going well and good luck for the trip. I'll be following it...

James
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
I think you're on the money with that one! Some...

I think you're on the money with that one! Some folks did suggest that they were practice targets for fast jets.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Sadly at this stage we were starting on our way...

Sadly at this stage we were starting on our way back to the ferry, we had a fair distance to travel and all on tar.

Not many photos except for some nice ones of our lunch stop next to a river
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 83,548
Posted By UK Jimbo
Blue ones are the fastest ones :)

Blue ones are the fastest ones :)
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
The next morning we took ages to get going, it...

The next morning we took ages to get going, it was so nice at the campsite and the sun was out early.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/6919358308_07acdcd8d9_z.jpg

I chatted a bunch with two...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Thanks Jon - will let you know if we're there...

Thanks Jon - will let you know if we're there again
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
The next day was awesome. So awesome we forgot to...

The next day was awesome. So awesome we forgot to take any photos. We left Andorra on smugglers routes and left undetected just as we arrived!
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
The next day was a rest day in Andorra. We...

The next day was a rest day in Andorra. We changed the front tyre on the DRZ

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/7065409465_aa568dd8f0_z.jpg

and worked on the 101 too
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Another day on this trip and our planned...

Another day on this trip and our planned destination is Andorra

Starting the day with more tunnels

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5119/7061329455_3b1ed7ef48_z.jpg

People waiting in odd places...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
We were greeted by another stunning day and...

We were greeted by another stunning day and headed off towards the trails. There were plenty of tunnels on the way.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/6914751142_cac2e6d699_z.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Packing up camp ...

Packing up camp

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7060550913_65d640bab1_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/6914463730_e71336fed6_z.jpg

We enjoyed some great trails and then took a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
We befriended Yurgen(?) a German guy from Dresden...

We befriended Yurgen(?) a German guy from Dresden on a 1150 GS and chatted a load with him over some nice Barcadi 8 on the rocks. Here he is posing for a photo the next morning.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
We woke up to a stunning and warm morning. ...

We woke up to a stunning and warm morning.

Kicking the XR into action:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6185/6154823753_7f4d0f9903_z.jpg

All zeroed up and ready to rock
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Our cool Spanish friend Honorio met us at the...

Our cool Spanish friend Honorio met us at the ferry terminal on his chocolate brown Bonnie.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6155/6155357386_9613199781_z.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
We passed our time on the boat eating, drinking,...

We passed our time on the boat eating, drinking, sleeping and watching the world go by. Just resting up ahead of the trip.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6209/6154674517_cf9f04923f_z.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Time to get posting some piccies... We...

Time to get posting some piccies...

We loaded up at my friend's house in Dorset and made for Portsmouth, a port one the South Coast of England.
Trailering the bikes on the ferry costed less than...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 83,548
Posted By UK Jimbo
*clicks subscribe* All the best for the...

*clicks subscribe*

All the best for the ride, I think you definitely chose the right bikes, will be great to see how they get on.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 807,533
Posted By UK Jimbo
It's not just *a* mod. It's *the* number one mod...

It's not just *a* mod. It's *the* number one mod :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By UK Jimbo
whack some silicone sealant in there?

whack some silicone sealant in there?
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By UK Jimbo
Thumb Advice with XR600R Engine Strip Down (photos)

Hi,

I started out just wanting to replace the cam chain on my '98 XR600R but wound up shearing off some bolts and decided that I might as well pop the head off too.

I've got it off and wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 807,533
Posted By UK Jimbo
My new to me (2 months ago) '09 bike Mods: ...

My new to me (2 months ago) '09 bike

Mods:

DNA air filter and snorkel replacement
Leo Vince exhausts
Touratech headlight protector
ADVRider sticker
High front mudguard
KTM brushguards
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,001
Posted By UK Jimbo
Awesome ride report. Would love to do something...

Awesome ride report. Would love to do something similar one day.

Were you unlucky with all of the bike problems our were the bikes just a little neglected?
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
Yes indeed - 3.5 burbling (and misfiring) litres...

Yes indeed - 3.5 burbling (and misfiring) litres of V8!
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,338
Posted By UK Jimbo
10 days adventure riding in the Pyrenees

This is a follow-up trip and a follow-up ride report to the similar trip that me and three friends made three years ago and wrote about in Mountains and deserts, a Spanish Adventure. No deserts were...
Forum: Europe 09-16-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,115
Posted By UK Jimbo
Another vote for Hein Gericke, I'd highly...

Another vote for Hein Gericke, I'd highly recommend their Stockwell store which is fairly central.
Forum: Europe 08-03-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By UK Jimbo
I'm afraid I don't know the area or any Dutch but...

I'm afraid I don't know the area or any Dutch but I've found a couple of links for people that might be able to help you out.

http://www.rent-a-motorbike.nl/...
Forum: Europe 08-03-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,812
Posted By UK Jimbo
Pumpy - you have a PM :)

Pumpy - you have a PM :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 1,352,831
Posted By UK Jimbo
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: Europe 08-02-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,812
Posted By UK Jimbo
Great photos and write up. You've made me very...

Great photos and write up. You've made me very homesick, I grew up in the village next to Chiseldon (you will have ridden right past it when you headed up toward Barbury Castle) and miss the English...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10,267
Views: 1,352,831
Posted By UK Jimbo
Does anyone have any recommendations for screens...

Does anyone have any recommendations for screens or details of their home-brew screens for their XR600?

I know that this has been asked before and one Singaporean forum member had some awesome...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,749
Posted By UK Jimbo
No more bouncy bouncy? :( Hope you're doing...

No more bouncy bouncy? :(

Hope you're doing well Rod. Only came across the motopodd's just now, they look fantastic.
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