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Forum: Trip Planning 09-08-2012, 11:12 PM
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Posted By snoopy
RTW: early travellers questions answered by Harry Lyon-Smith

I'm on the first stage of my RTW trip and over the past year have asked Harry Lyon-Smith, a RTW traveller approaching the end of his trip, the questions which really matter. I've finally compiled...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
It needs a little bit more time to iron out the...

It needs a little bit more time to iron out the issues if it's to do such massive distance without breaking it's rider. I just don't have the time to get it ready.

Info about the replacement on my...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
'Shakedown' tour is being arranged for the end of...

'Shakedown' tour is being arranged for the end of March. Meanwhile, house is not selling and engine has failed. The only thing for certain is my job terminates end of July. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Talk to Forry and arrange a Sat that's free? (I'm...

Talk to Forry and arrange a Sat that's free? (I'm only an hour away). Can't do this Sat but most others free. :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
I'll be on bikerfm radio tomorrow talking about...

I'll be on bikerfm radio tomorrow talking about the upcoming RTW trip. See:

http://www.andrewcharnley.com/?content;module=read;id=272

For details. Cheers, Andrew
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Site now up... http://www.andrewcharnley.com/

Site now up...

http://www.andrewcharnley.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Powerful backend...

Powerful backend...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Section for previous trips. The morocco ones are...

Section for previous trips. The morocco ones are quite in-depth with pics/vids.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Tracking system. Article/posts come up as points...

Tracking system. Article/posts come up as points and are clickable.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Section for the equipment. Incomplete but on the...

Section for the equipment. Incomplete but on the way.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Section for the bike build stuff. Colours are all...

Section for the bike build stuff. Colours are all washed out compared to the real thing (screenshot program must have an issue).
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
I'm still active and going forward towards self...

I'm still active and going forward towards self destruction. :1drink

Been finishing the house off it's all done now and getting valued on friday.

Bike is largely complete and running well with...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Cold weather testing a success. Engine a bit...

Cold weather testing a success. Engine a bit harder to start below 0c not not too dramatic. Not gone any colder than this and don't intend to.

Painted the mudguards, replacing many bits with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Happy new year Chris :). We'll have to catch up...

Happy new year Chris :). We'll have to catch up some week.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
She's looking like a dog right now and still has...

She's looking like a dog right now and still has many thinks that need attention.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Won a waterproof voltmeter on ebay on the cheap....

Won a waterproof voltmeter on ebay on the cheap. With this I can tell if I'm overloading the puny alternator as the voltage drops. I've also removed the battery as it wasn't doing much and sucking...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Still going and riding it through winter to make...

Still going and riding it through winter to make sure it can.

Fitted 330mm shocks (standard are 280mm) which significantly improves the ground clearance, sorts the headlight aim out (21+18 wheels...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Doubt they'll solder?, I usually use crimp ends...

Doubt they'll solder?, I usually use crimp ends but this one came off.
Forum: Europe 11-27-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,478
Posted By snoopy
Ah, the venerable tourist. ...

Ah, the venerable tourist.

http://www.akademifantasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Funny-Tourists.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
I could weld it onto the bonnet. It would look...

I could weld it onto the bonnet. It would look like a bulls horn?

http://www.autospecifications.org/car-reviews/wp-content/uploads/fiat-panda.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
I've improved my engineering knowledge over the...

I've improved my engineering knowledge over the last year which was pretty darn poor. Now I can spot metal that will fracture (based on experience), can generally predict where metal is too...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Would you like it, I've no use for it. :wink:

Would you like it, I've no use for it. :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
The 10Ah battery was moved behind the gearbox, a...

The 10Ah battery was moved behind the gearbox, a perfect spot for it. Stainless bar was bent and made into a bracket to support it. Moving weight lower down is a good thing as well.

As the battery...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
The genuine Enfield panniers have genuine Indian...

The genuine Enfield panniers have genuine Indian build quality. The rear brackets didn't fit and I grinded them off. The left side needed brute force to bend the front bracket enough to fit. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Converted back to a H4 front. I was getting sick...

Converted back to a H4 front. I was getting sick of the LED light, it wasn't as good quality and didn't have the correct focus. Sadly I can only run a 35w H4.

As this has made the cone redundant I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Alright I'm nearly done. Here's the todo list: ...

Alright I'm nearly done. Here's the todo list:

1. refit indicators + hazard bypass (50/50 on whether to bother tbh)
2. fit additional soft luggage to forks
3. have exhaust rewelded with...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
How I love spending my whole Friday in the...

How I love spending my whole Friday in the garage.

At least it won't fail this time. Did a proper job.

Also ditched the LED's and went back to a H4 headlight. 35W and uses one of those fancy...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
What a bastard. The damn welding holding the...

What a bastard. The damn welding holding the f**king throttle rod failed.

Engine out AGAIN. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,475
Posted By snoopy
One of the best reports in years. Setting me up...

One of the best reports in years. Setting me up for next years RTW travels for sure. :clap

I'll be on my diesel Enfield. It doesn't have a fuel pump. ;)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-20-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,805
Posted By snoopy
The flywheel is needed to keep the engine turning...

The flywheel is needed to keep the engine turning over. The weight of the fins on it is negligible. :wave
Forum: Europe 11-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,478
Posted By snoopy
Fair to say I'd had a few at the time. :D

Fair to say I'd had a few at the time. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Finally I solved the last niggle which was the...

Finally I solved the last niggle which was the crap fixing on the seat used to secure it to the metal base. These I binned and redid with reuseable zip ties.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
I spent another 320 yesterday on new...

I spent another 320 yesterday on new waterproofs, luggage and accessories. Soon I'll have army panniers to replace the top box and a 70ltr bag from Hein Gerrick. I also bought a couple of these nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
The screen used to have a third pole straight...

The screen used to have a third pole straight down into the lower housing but the filler I used on the circle gave way. So I binned it and solved the slight vibration problem at the same time by...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
The front mudguard was rubbing against the fork...

The front mudguard was rubbing against the fork leg. I removed it, bent it back and threw away the middle supports. Another little niggle sorted.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
I had quite a gap on the right side which needed...

I had quite a gap on the right side which needed a suitable luggage bag that would take the tyre levers and tools. I couldn't quite buy anything that was perfect.

Then spotted a wash bag in my...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
The girling shocks were making a terrible...

The girling shocks were making a terrible groaning noise. The top covers were thrown away and all is now good.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
And they mount like this... The GPS has been...

And they mount like this...

The GPS has been relocated and the computer to the side. I've resoldered it so that the backlight comes on with the bike lights. It used to come on when a button was...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 66,209
Posted By snoopy
Two 5050 LED's now light the map holder...

Two 5050 LED's now light the map holder...
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,019,501
Posted By snoopy
I'm trying to find the Chinese lad I bought the...

I'm trying to find the Chinese lad I bought the 9W and 11W models from, bloody Paypal has deleted all history before May...

Totally different driver circuit in the 9w and 11w. Is anything...
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