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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 365,106
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, that screen is universal. Fits...

Hello there,
that screen is universal. Fits nearly every bike without fairing ...
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Bambi
Hello Nudie, hello there, sorry, I've been a...

Hello Nudie, hello there,
sorry, I've been a bit quiet the last weeks. But in the meantime I learned that a mate of mine is rebuilding a DR 500 S. I'll talk to him to compare the electrical...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 365,106
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, for those of you in the United...

Hello there,
for those of you in the United States who might like that like Puig-screen I mentioned before with it's German distributer. Here's the way to your nearest US-dealer:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello Megamoto, someone from our...

Hello there, hello Megamoto,
someone from our German forum has fitted adjustable levers. But afaik he had to change the brake-pump to a Kawasaki ER 5 Twister unit to do so. It's often said that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello Sten, welcome here! The pick-up-coil is...

Hello Sten,
welcome here! The pick-up-coil is inserted into the stator similiar to a dovetail joint. The one on mine had come loose thus breaking it's connecting cables. Gave it to a specialist...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I've already done it before, but:...

Hello there,
I've already done it before, but: May I remind you guys in Central-Europe on the annual German Big Rallye from June 04. - 07.? This time at the MX-track of Kleinhau, situated between...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 365,106
Posted By Bambi
Jimmy, it's fantastic! Concerning that...

Jimmy, it's fantastic!
Concerning that fly-screen: I think it's too edged for the otherwise soft lines of the bike. Maybe, something like this would work, painted in the colours of the bike:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 365,106
Posted By Bambi
Just realized a weak point in my idea: you can't...

Just realized a weak point in my idea: you can't use the mounting-points of the engine to hold it on that construction. Because you need them to bolt the engine to the frame ... Maybe, you can use 2...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 365,106
Posted By Bambi
Hello Jimmy, putting the engine into the...

Hello Jimmy,
putting the engine into the frame: wouldn't it be possible to modify the bike lift in a way that it just holds the motor on some long studs and you juggle the frame around it, perhaps...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hi Rob, welcome back! Have already been...

Hi Rob,
welcome back! Have already been wondering where you've been! Nice to have you here again.
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 39,141
Posted By Bambi
Hello Kartman, saw a pic or two of you in the...

Hello Kartman,
saw a pic or two of you in the German Big-Forum. A mate was there with his Big, too ...
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Bambi
Sorry, I Forget to mention: There's a bit of a...

Sorry, I Forget to mention:
There's a bit of a difference between the 500 and the 400 cc bikes. As far as I do know your's is said to have an output of 90 watts and our's just 60 watts from the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Bambi
Hello Nudie, for a better (easier for me)...

Hello Nudie,
for a better (easier for me) comparison: our GN 400 is equipped with two electrical resistors, embedded in porcelain. I haven't found something like that on your diagram. But I have to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, as far as I know Stefan Heßler...

Hello there,
as far as I know Stefan Heßler from www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de) is working on an alloy-swinging-arm for the DR Big. You could send him a mail and ask about the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Bambi
Hello Nudie, haven't read every detail as I'm...

Hello Nudie,
haven't read every detail as I'm preparing for an Easter-visit to friends ...
Is your DR 500 still 6 volt? Maybe it's electrical-system is comparable to the one on our GN 400...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello djerf, forgot to mention one Point: SR...

Hello djerf,
forgot to mention one Point: SR 41/42 won't fit because they use a thinner fork and a smaller disc ... just to make the pic complete. But as you talked about a SR 43 I don't see too...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,281
Posted By Bambi
Hello old fart, I think you're talking about...

Hello old fart,
I think you're talking about the XLV from the early eighties (not of the later Africa Twin). Comparing this pic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, for djerf: I've had a quick search...

Hello guys,
for djerf: I've had a quick search in our German forum, there ARE different brake-calipers for SR 43, but this doesn't depend on the A- or B-model. 'til 95, the pistons were of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,281
Posted By Bambi
Hello dpforth, very nice bike, indeed! Kind...

Hello dpforth,
very nice bike, indeed!
Kind regards from Germany, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hi Ladder, hi to all, ssshht, take a closer...

Hi Ladder, hi to all,
ssshht, take a closer look at Stefan's shop ... and his Facebook-account ...
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, firstly to Radeki: the tank on...

Hello there,
firstly to Radeki: the tank on the grey bike of Volker comes off a Suzuki GN 250.
And secondly, to all of you and even more important:
We're in for the preparation of this year's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
And concerning that Civic: My 'Miss Marlboro' was...

And concerning that Civic: My 'Miss Marlboro' was a tight fit into my VW Caddy (first Edition). Had to take off the fly-screen of the Big and the window of the hard-top of that small-size Pick-up.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hey Toshi, welcome to the show that never...

Hey Toshi,
welcome to the show that never ends!
It's been the same with mine some 10 years ago: Trigger-unit on Stator had come loose and broken one of the connecting cables. Ask every question...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Mr. Popples, this is exactly what I feel, too,...

Mr. Popples,
this is exactly what I feel, too, everytime I visit 'Some assembly required'! I have loads of ideas but I do lack the skills ...
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello Hyena, your Big exploring...

Hello there, hello Hyena,
your Big exploring the milky way ... great! Nicely done by your talented girl-friend!
Iris is a painter, too, this is her painting of Miss Marlboro, my DR Big:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello Gunn, concerning the smell: have you had...

Hello Gunn,
concerning the smell: have you had a look around the engine and exhaust if there's something like oil or grease on it? We, for example, once had smoke coming off the exhaust of my wife...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16,588
Views: 2,827,921
Posted By Bambi
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I've been off here...

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've been off here for a while but now I'm up-to-date again. It's been because I said 'Good-bye' to my job. They 'offered' me an earlier retirement from January 1. 2015...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,764
Posted By Bambi
Hello there in the United States, German bike...

Hello there in the United States,
German bike Magazine 'Motorrad News' speculates, that the name 'True Adventure' comes from Honda's thinking, that everything with 'Africa' in it's name has a bad...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mick, you are aware that there's a whole...

Hello Mick,
you are aware that there's a whole big (Big) thread to worship that bike, aren't you?
Here you go: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362489
Lots of answers, even to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,372
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I'm out! I don't agree, but more...

Hello there,
I'm out! I don't agree, but more discussion will lead to nothing. I just wanted to show, that they don't build them like they used to. Tech and customers taste lead into another...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,764
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, you are right to remind me! The...

Hello there,
you are right to remind me! The bike seems to be very good and I had a very nice chat with the guys at the stand. That's been so nice that I forgot to take pics. I'm really to blame!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,372
Posted By Bambi
Ok, so you do reject my Triumph Twin 750 (42 hp)...

Ok, so you do reject my Triumph Twin 750 (42 hp) and nominate my DR Big Thumper(although, mine's just a 750, but with the same 50 hp as the 800)?! Ok, the Big can cruise along all day happily at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,372
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, regarding the exclusion of the...

Hello there,
regarding the exclusion of the Morini by _cy__because of 'only' 500 cc the next thing he's going to tell me is a yellow twin-cylinder bike can't be a beast, too. As my Triumph Tiger...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,599
Posted By Bambi
Hello Blues, nice to see you on the Scrambler,...

Hello Blues,
nice to see you on the Scrambler, good pics of you, your son and your friend. I think I do remember this friend from other pics from your journeys or your last trip to EICMA perhaps?...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,599
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, taking a look at this ...

Hello there,
taking a look at this
https://www.google.de/search?q=dr+zeta&biw=1280&bih=855&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DeotVNrBBcziO8CDgdAO&ved=0CCAQsAQ
you see pics of Suzuki's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,374
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, been to Cologne today. Saw it and...

Hello guys,
been to Cologne today. Saw it and sat on it! With just 1,70 m I'm more of a short build. I can reach the ground fairly easy. What puts me off is the shape of the seat. You always slip...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,764
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, been at Cologne today. There has...

Hello guys,
been at Cologne today. There has been nothing new in the dual-sport-compartment. Please don't tell me something about slightly refurbished Cross-Tourers and -Runners, V-Stroms and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-01-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,374
Posted By Bambi
If there are tubes in the tyres - I do know about...

If there are tubes in the tyres - I do know about those and I can handle that. Even easier than a tubeless tyre that can leave me helpless with a flat as I can't break the bead without machines ...
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,599
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, are 90.000 km proof enough that...

Hello guys,
are 90.000 km proof enough that the Trail is ridden? Ok, I should say 'has been' as it sits in my barn with a crankshaft-bearing failure since about 2002. Due to time-consuming job and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-01-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 251,374
Posted By Bambi
Hello Starchamp, to me, this Ducati Scrambler...

Hello Starchamp,
to me, this Ducati Scrambler is the first 'modern' Classic that fulfills what I would expect from this category: it has modern, but modest power and it doesn't weigh in at about...
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