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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 03:07 AM
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Posted By iswoolley
Thumb Yep, gets my vote! :clap

Yep, gets my vote! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Wicked Evolution

After a decade of ownership, I've noticed that my bike has 'evolved' a little since new...

http://www.xrv.org.uk/photopost/data/1216/medium/TheBike.jpg

Iain
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-26-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Eek I've had a suspension kit from Boano, and the...

I've had a suspension kit from Boano, and the variation in quality is staggering. The CNC milled yokes are beautiful, whereas the fibreglass fender was terrible and I never got it to fit, let alone...
Forum: Photos 05-08-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 577,298
Posted By iswoolley
Thumb Europe

http://iain.woolley.net/Photos/Misc/RouteDuParpaillon-dA.jpg
France

http://iain.woolley.net/Photos/Misc/BwlchYGroes-dA.jpg
Wales

http://iain.woolley.net/Photos/Misc/LacDeRoselend-dA.jpg...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 07-23-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By iswoolley
Thumb Make sure in the system setup the "Interface" is...

Make sure in the system setup the "Interface" is set to GARMIN rather than NMEA, or the other options.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-17-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,774
Posted By iswoolley
Great to meet you too! Looking forwards to the...

Great to meet you too! Looking forwards to the photos!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-14-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,774
Posted By iswoolley
Just back home myself. An excellent weekend, and...

Just back home myself. An excellent weekend, and some great trail riding in the week after.
Forum: Photos 05-28-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,731,706
Posted By iswoolley
Question Resolution?

What resolution do you want?
Forum: Europe 01-11-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,779
Posted By iswoolley
I think I shall be heading along for this little...

I think I shall be heading along for this little meet up. I've riden quite a few of the lanes around Rhyader on my Africa Twin, and unless the weather is really poor there shouldn't be any...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-02-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By iswoolley
Morocco, a day's ride from anywhere; jerry can...

Morocco, a day's ride from anywhere; jerry can stands in for a centre stand.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,179
Posted By iswoolley
For my sins I work in a world with...

For my sins I work in a world with 'requirements', where invariably our customers send us a requirements document with the solution implied within it. This is a major pain, as we have to work...
Forum: Photos 02-08-2006, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,731,706
Posted By iswoolley
Thumb Thanks!

Dunno who nominated it, but thanks to you and Baldy for including one of my shots in the front page rotation. :D

http://Baldy.smugmug.com/photos/46769520-S.jpg

(Will this eat into my 15 minutes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,737
Posted By iswoolley
We need photos! :huh

We need photos! :huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,713
Posted By iswoolley
You're probably N.American based, in which case...

You're probably N.American based, in which case you won't have seen any officially imported AfricaTwins, Honda never did it. However in Europe they're quite common, but since 2003 when they stopped...
Forum: Photos 12-05-2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 1,078,929
Posted By iswoolley
So that is the 1989 winning bike, and it's at the...

So that is the 1989 winning bike, and it's at the Honda factory/museum in Japan? Just want to know for when I'm planning my next holiday!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,091
Posted By iswoolley
Er, how much time do you have....? :D

Er, how much time do you have....? :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,902
Posted By iswoolley
At this year's bike show at the NEC (Birmingham,...

At this year's bike show at the NEC (Birmingham, UK) I spoke to the Yamaha guys, because the 2Trac wasn't on their stand. It's been withdrawn from the official range for 2006 in the UK. The plans to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2005, 04:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,434
Posted By iswoolley
F650gs??

Why hasn't the BMW F650GS (http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/gb/en/products/enduro/f650gsd/f650gsd_data.html) featured in this thread? It is sufficiently light and powerful, fuel efficient, smooth at...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-23-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,816
Posted By iswoolley
Whatever the question, the answer is an Africa...

Whatever the question, the answer is an Africa Twin... :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By iswoolley
It's not your bike, or the place, it's your...

It's not your bike, or the place, it's your attitude. If you think you're having an adventure, and you're on a bike, then it's an adventure bike.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-20-2005, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,816
Posted By iswoolley
Superb as usual Dirk. Thanks. :eek1

Superb as usual Dirk. Thanks. :eek1
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-14-2005, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By iswoolley
There is a world outside of riding to Alaska on a...

There is a world outside of riding to Alaska on a GS. Start here: Horizons Unlimited (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/newsletter/)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-13-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By iswoolley
Margus I'm gutted for you that you've lost...

Margus

I'm gutted for you that you've lost the bike, although very thankfull that you and Kariina are recovering. I hope you recover the films as I know they'll contain some fantastic images. And...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-13-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,595
Posted By iswoolley
Both the XR600R and XR650L feature single front...

Both the XR600R and XR650L feature single front disc braking. Also both bikes are probably 50kg lighter than the Africa Twin. The AfricanQueens setup is expensive, but it's the only complete package...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Shame on you for posting gratuitous BMW photos in...

Shame on you for posting gratuitous BMW photos in a Honda thread! :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-07-2005, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
The first thing to go is usually the electric...

The first thing to go is usually the electric fuel pump, however it can be ressurected, but most people go for a vacuum pump when the electric one fails. The standard seat is famously uncomfortable,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-03-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Stella Alpina '05

Africa Twins at the Stella Alpina (http://iain.woolley.net/Trips/Stella2005/index.html) rallye:

http://iain.woolley.net/Photos/Stella2005/Stella07.jpg
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-30-2005, 05:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,405
Posted By iswoolley
Keep it coming Steve! :freaky

Keep it coming Steve! :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-26-2005, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By iswoolley
Whatever. :bueller

Whatever. :bueller
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-25-2005, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By iswoolley
Consider that an exhaust is mainly nothing but...

Consider that an exhaust is mainly nothing but empty space. Consider also that a low centre of gravity for a bike is generally a desirable thing. Engineering logic suggests that putting high density...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By iswoolley
Question What are the merits of an underslung exhaust?

What are the merits of an underslung exhaust?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By iswoolley
I think you meant to say 'engine' instead of...

I think you meant to say 'engine' instead of 'bike', because I fail to see which other part of the bike would be used in a dual sport version.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2005, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By iswoolley
Eek Holy crap! :eek1 ...

Holy crap! :eek1

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/soloyosh/bmw_ugly.jpg

And to think there's a marketing committee inside BMW that decided that people would actually buy that thing?!? ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-22-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By iswoolley
That is one ugly bike! ...

That is one ugly bike!

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/071505middle.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-19-2005, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By iswoolley
Talking Stella Alpina '05

Here's some photos from my trip to the Alps for the Stella Alpina rally earlier in the year. For the full monty trip report go here (http://iain.woolley.net) and select 'Trips' and then 'Stella...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,286
Posted By iswoolley
As you appear to be UK based, you might also...

As you appear to be UK based, you might also consider the Honda Varadero and Aprilia CapoNord. Both are bikes from the VStrom mould (or vice versa), i.e. detuned big bore v-twin road bikes with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2005, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Er, the mirrors are set to 'vanity' mode? The...

Er, the mirrors are set to 'vanity' mode? The chain is too tight? The back tyre is on the wrong way around? The brake lights aren't visible from behind? It's on a trailer? It's still got the original...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2005, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Fantastic! :eek1 Amazing paint scheme! :D ...

Fantastic! :eek1 Amazing paint scheme! :D

Pity the other 2 photos don't appear on my computer... :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 5,574,059
Posted By iswoolley
Some photos from Possu's thread...

Some photos from Possu's thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87569) about his Stella Alpina 2005 trip. Anyone know more about this bike?
...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By iswoolley
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread (http://www.xrv.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1456) on the xrv.org.uk (http://www.xrv.org.uk) forums for some photos, costs, etc. of a recent biking trip to Ireland. Crossed...
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