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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,002,961
Posted By secondratemime
Abandoned amusement park we found just outside...

Abandoned amusement park we found just outside Beijing.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a92/secondratemime/mc.jpg

James
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By secondratemime
Awesome start my friend, I'm headed that way...

Awesome start my friend, I'm headed that way after the summer so lets have some pictures. I want something to aim for!

James
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 04-28-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,451
Posted By secondratemime
Hi, I know this is an old thread, but I...

Hi,

I know this is an old thread, but I found it when searching for info on dorset trails. I'd be interested in any GPS trails you might have for Salisbury Plain if you don't mind sharing? I've...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-15-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By secondratemime
Just picked up a new (old) 450EXC and would love...

Just picked up a new (old) 450EXC and would love to tear around the plains. Can you just go for a wander or is there a clear route which they allow?

James
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,990
Posted By secondratemime
It's a shame the report stopped when it did, as...

It's a shame the report stopped when it did, as someone looking for info concerning travelling through Iran, it doesn't bode well when they go and don't come back.

James
Forum: Asia 08-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By secondratemime
I was honestly thinking of some chinese made bike...

I was honestly thinking of some chinese made bike to which spares would be plentiful. Im fully aware that this thing would break down, but chinese bikes are usually pretty simple, so I'd hope they'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,089
Posted By secondratemime
I recently did a trip that involved nearly a...

I recently did a trip that involved nearly a thousand miles in one day, followed by 700 miles a day for three days. A friend of mine invited herself along, but I was so glad she didnt come....
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,048
Posted By secondratemime
How difficult is it for a foreigner to buy a bike in China?

Some friends of mine are moving to China for a few years and its given me the urge to buy a one way ticket to go visit them, and then ride back home to England with my bud. Now i figure it would be...
Forum: Asia 08-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By secondratemime
How difficult is it for a foreigner to buy a bike in China?

Some friends of mine are moving to China for a few years and its given me the urge to buy a one way ticket to go visit them, and then ride back home to England with my bud. Now i figure it would be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By secondratemime
No! Sleep! Till Rodez!

So after spending months as a lurker on this forum, marvelling at all the awesome trips and photos, I figured I'd finally stick my oar in. It's not epic like most of the rides on here, but it nearly...
Forum: EMEA 07-25-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By secondratemime
Do I have to adjust my headlights for riding on the other side of the road?

Just a last minute thought, but do you have to do anything to the headlights as you do on a car? I figured the single beam on a bike just pointed straight ahead, but a few people are telling me I...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By secondratemime
Yeah its an 02 F-Sport (F4i in the states) and...

Yeah its an 02 F-Sport (F4i in the states) and the battery is ok, but its not the greatest. Ill hook it up and give it a shakedown over the next week or two to make sure its good to go.

James
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By secondratemime
Sweet, ill check out those routes on Google maps....

Sweet, ill check out those routes on Google maps. Im headed to Rodez, which is about 100 miles northeast of Toulouse, so im sure theres some badass roads during the whole length of the country. Im...
Forum: EMEA 07-16-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By secondratemime
Hey, I'm not sure to be honest, it'll be...

Hey,

I'm not sure to be honest, it'll be around 26th July, but I havent booked anything yet as theres a few things i need to get sorted first. When were you gonna ride down?

James
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By secondratemime
its 660 with this mount included... ...

its 660 with this mount included...

http://www.gpscity.com/g/gps/l/z/zumo6cradle.jpg

I pulled on the chord, but didnt want to wrench it too hard, just in case its not as deatchable as I...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By secondratemime
How to hardwire a Garmin to my CBR600?

Hey folks,

Just bought a new Garmin Zumo and did all the easy bits, like opening the box and mounting the bracket, but now comes the harder wiring up bit.

Out the back of the bracket comes...
Forum: EMEA 07-11-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By secondratemime
London to south of France, how many days should I allow? Any unmissable roads?

I work in a special school, so I have my summer holidays coming up and I figure a little trip to france is in order. A buddy has a place which is in need of fixing up, so it'll be a cheap working...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 840,673
Posted By secondratemime
Awesome ride dude. Its funny to see the bikes...

Awesome ride dude. Its funny to see the bikes lightly scampering over any and every obstacle and the 4WDs just tearing the jungle apart to get through. Its enough incentive to stay in front of them,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 594,685
Posted By secondratemime
That bike looks badass, you definately dont need...

That bike looks badass, you definately dont need a Beemer to have an awesome adventure.

Can't wait for more pics.

James
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,924
Posted By secondratemime
Cheers for the input guys. Luckily, it's not...

Cheers for the input guys. Luckily, it's not super urgent to fix it, as I just picked up an '02 CBR600 which will be my new daily ride, so i can take my time with this one. I'd rather not buy a new...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,924
Posted By secondratemime
Bleed nipple just sheared off! Any ideas?

Its been a bad day. A simple brakepad change has resulted in a months worth of heartache. After finally freeing the siezed caliper, struggling to get the new pads in and removing some stripped...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By secondratemime
What to do about a split in a downpipe?

Hey folks,

My DT125 has sounded pretty weird for the last couple of days and this morning it was a nice smoky 2-stroke start and i noticed smoking coming out from underneath the bike. Turns out...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By secondratemime
ahh ace, thats a good idea dude. I had an idea...

ahh ace, thats a good idea dude. I had an idea for a similar tool, but using a socket head is a much better idea than what i had in mind.

As it happens, im probably gonna end up getting a used...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By secondratemime
How do I replace swingarm bearings?

Hey folks,

As I recently took my swingarm off, and noticed that the linkage bearing is screwed, so needs replacing. Further to that, since i want to repaint the swingarm after grinding it down, i...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By secondratemime
I have a new love, and her name is ... ...

I have a new love, and her name is ...

http://project-d.co.uk/images/Plusgas.jpg

Three hours, a lump hammer and a lot of swearing and it came out. Worst part was, the bloody drift got jammed...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By secondratemime
Yeah its only since i posted this that i see what...

Yeah its only since i posted this that i see what a common problem it is, and also how fucking hard it is to put right! I dont have a very well equipped garage, so ill have to give those in the know...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By secondratemime
Swingarm pivot shaft stuck, any ideas?

Hi guys,

Im currently doing a little reconditioning to my DT 125 before i sell the thing. Theres a little rust on the swingarm and a bunch of the paint has chipped off during the course of its...
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