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Forum: EMEA Yesterday, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Again thank you. You are helping tremendously!

Again thank you. You are helping tremendously!
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 1,442,268
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Just looked up the annual precip in Evora. Rains...

Just looked up the annual precip in Evora. Rains 69 days a year and 24 inches. Or every 1 in 5 days if you want to look at it that way. UNLESS you two are there evidently. Here is hoping to a...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 621,305
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
2000 Bhat = about $61 if the online converter is...

2000 Bhat = about $61 if the online converter is right. Ya, no thanks.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 590,487
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Have a couple of questions for air/oil Bandit...

Have a couple of questions for air/oil Bandit owners. I have a Bandit 650 (well the full fairing version, but close enough) and I'm considering picking up a 600 Bandit over in Ireland to tour Europe...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 621,305
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Am I the only one that can't help but thinking...

Am I the only one that can't help but thinking about the movie Man with the Golden Gun while seeing those pics?

Absolutely amazing pics Ed! Again, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,610
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
How odd. I'm in the USA and on done deal a few...

How odd. I'm in the USA and on done deal a few times a week and it seems to work fine for me.
Forum: EMEA Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Holy crap! I can't imagine the time it took...

Holy crap!

I can't imagine the time it took for you to do this. Thank you very very much. Those maps are now saved on my phone and will be put to very good use.

Good sir if I can ever meet up...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 1,555,355
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Suzuki GSX1400 Custom with a fairing put on. ...

Suzuki GSX1400 Custom with a fairing put on.
http://i43.tinypic.com/346qlxe.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 621,305
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well after being at a really crowded beach in...

Well after being at a really crowded beach in California, that one looks almost barren. But I do get your point. After seeing some of the totally isolated beaches you've seen before the chain...
Forum: EMEA 02-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Alright, thanks for the heads up there.

Alright, thanks for the heads up there.
Forum: EMEA 02-28-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well it is a mixture of both. There are...

Well it is a mixture of both. There are certainly some destinations that I want to see. But if they are connected by interesting roads it is so much the better. Historically some of my best rides...
Forum: EMEA 02-28-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Critique my 7 Countries Tour

I would like to get some feedback on a trip I'd like to do this summer to coincide with the D-Day anniversary on June 6th. This will be my first trip to Europe and hoping to do it in 4 weeks.
...
Forum: EMEA 02-28-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Contact Martin from Motofeirme. He runs a...

Contact Martin from Motofeirme. He runs a business that does exactly this out of Ireland. Getting it registered and insured in Ireland is no problem vs the UK. From what I remember he's helped...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 1,555,355
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Holy Crashbar Batman! :eek1

Holy Crashbar Batman! :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,020
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I don't think the Uly would meet the OP's...

I don't think the Uly would meet the OP's criteria for wind protection :scratch
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ahhh 2 posts in and already insulting members of...

Ahhh 2 posts in and already insulting members of the board. Great start Noob.

OP-Lots of good options but I think you might be happier with a bit more cc than the Ruck given your size. The Grom...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,621
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Exactly. The GSX650F that I have is an 08 and...

Exactly. The GSX650F that I have is an 08 and probably valued at no more than 3k actual cash value. A Versys 650 new goes for what about 8?? ( I haven't kept track) But other than that they are in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,621
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Just to clarify, that was just a quote. I don't...

Just to clarify, that was just a quote. I don't have any of those, nor do I pay that much for my current GSX650F. I'm only at $424 a year on it.

Yup I could get even cheaper, but I used to work...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 1,555,355
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I see that TM 400 and I feel that I'm looking at...

I see that TM 400 and I feel that I'm looking at this instead.
http://cdn7.staztic.com/app/a/606/606481/grim-of-night-live-wallpaper-816461-2-s-307x512.jpg

As for what bike I want today...Really...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,621
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
So just out of curiosity I did an insurance quote...

So just out of curiosity I did an insurance quote on the Ninja 1000, Versys 1000 and Versys 650

Ninja 1000 - $1193 a year
Versys 1000 - $614
Versys 650 - $530

44 year old male, 24 years...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,020
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
If I remember correctly one of the big updates...

If I remember correctly one of the big updates was engine heat related. Being in AZ I would think that would be a consideration. You are 95% freeway though, it might not be an issue. Will have to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,020
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I previously owned a K1200LT. I will never ever...

I previously owned a K1200LT. I will never ever own one again and it really soured me on the whole brand.

Mine went through 2 final drives in 8k miles
Factory alarm problems-finally had to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I was about to ask how you got a demo ride but...

I was about to ask how you got a demo ride but then I noticed you were in Oz. Very very rare to talk a dealer into a ride on a Japanese bike in the US. BMW, Harley and Triumph are the only ones to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,815
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I really do think you made the right decision. ...

I really do think you made the right decision. Just about everywhere else in the country the KLR would have had a shot, but So Cal....not a chance.

I just got back from there and 15mph over the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 621,305
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ahhh the suspense! Since you are posting pics,...

Ahhh the suspense! Since you are posting pics, I'm assuming that you did, indeed, get it fixed enough to limp to a town/city. But I really would like to know the story behind it.

Ahhh posted...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 258,104
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Now that looks like a comfy seat. Much much...

Now that looks like a comfy seat. Much much better than the stock Honda plank.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/15977749654_7e9d7c7caf_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 110,608
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Wow...I didn't think it was possible, but we now...

Wow...I didn't think it was possible, but we now have a Land Rover with even lower reliability.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 258,104
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I've seen a few vids on YouTube with riding a...

I've seen a few vids on YouTube with riding a Grom off road. Mostly successful if you really watch your speed and its not muddy.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 1,442,268
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Good to know about Booking.com. Am planning a...

Good to know about Booking.com. Am planning a trip soon and that was one of the places I was gonna use.

I have looked at Air b&b because of this RR and it looks like a good little app. Thanks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Congrats on the forthcoming nuptials! I'll get...

Congrats on the forthcoming nuptials! I'll get in before the "Pics of future wife" crowd does.

Great RR so far...I'm in!

One question...Does an XR600 really do 75 on the freeway comfortably...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Really wish they would do the SIM card system in...

Really wish they would do the SIM card system in the USA...seems so easy.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Regarding using the phone in the daylight, I've...

Regarding using the phone in the daylight, I've never had a problem with my Galaxy S3. It does have the AMOLED (sp) screen which is fantastic...wonder if that is the difference?

I do however want...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ahhh Perfect! Thanks!

Ahhh Perfect! Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
With all the above advice I think I've made a...

With all the above advice I think I've made a pretty good list of what I want to bring. Take a look and tell me if I'm totally off base.

Smartphone-Motorola Moto G GSM version. Waterproof case...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Headed to Webbikeworld now...thanks! No...

Headed to Webbikeworld now...thanks!

No worries Boots, maps are totally relevant to this conversation. And I totally agree...You see a motorcyclist sitting somewhere looking at a map you are much...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Some good reading in this article. ...

Some good reading in this article. http://www.pikipiki.co.za/motorcycle-trip-planning-and-preparation/lightweight-motorcycle-travel-laptops-tablets/

Oh I wish I could do maps while on the road. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I watched some vids of the AX 10 camera and the...

I watched some vids of the AX 10 camera and the constant connecting and disconnecting is a deal breaker. Stock phone on the camera is good enough for 90% of what I want.

Which begs the...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well I guess I should have put Sensible...

Well I guess I should have put Sensible electronics load. Minimum would be none at all. That just doesn't work for me I'm afraid. If I had unlimited time to get lost, no one at home to keep in...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Again, excellent info!! Thank you all very much...

Again, excellent info!! Thank you all very much :freaky

Great to know about the power plugs. This trip will be Ireland, UK and France. But I plan to go back 2 more times for Italy and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,770
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Now that is something I hadn't thought of before...

Now that is something I hadn't thought of before but it sums it up perfectly. Probably why I like that Ninja 250 so much. My GF used that as her very first bike, yet I can flog it and have a bunch...
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