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Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 105,575
Posted By Algarve Nick
I'll ride the Scrambler Full Throttle in a...

I'll ride the Scrambler Full Throttle in a Motoport one-piece kevlar mesh suit. I love wearing the supposedly wrong gear on bikes. That's how to put two fingers up to the marketeers. Plus Motoport's...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 105,575
Posted By Algarve Nick
I'll be buying the Full Throttle, leaving it...

I'll be buying the Full Throttle, leaving it standard (maybe a bigger bash plate), and I'll be exploring northern Thailand on it asap.
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22,002
Views: 6,508,153
Posted By Algarve Nick
I would have thought the weight/handling thing...

I would have thought the weight/handling thing depends what you are comparing the bike to. I'd like to bet the Ulysses is a way better handler.
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22,002
Views: 6,508,153
Posted By Algarve Nick
X2468, that is a beautiful bike. Which exhaust is...

X2468, that is a beautiful bike. Which exhaust is on it?

The only thing that has stopped me getting a Scrambler is the weight. It is heavier than my Buell Ulysses.
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,201
Posted By Algarve Nick
Old post, but Trojan Horse in England do a full...

Old post, but Trojan Horse in England do a full frame protector for the Ulysses.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,992
Posted By Algarve Nick
Old thread this but I couldn't resist it. I had a...

Old thread this but I couldn't resist it. I had a 1981 XT500E between 1983 and 1989. I went to Portugal twice and Greece once on it. Each time from the north of England. It never broke down once,...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4,551
Views: 963,628
Posted By Algarve Nick
The HB bags do look better. I have a set of the...

The HB bags do look better. I have a set of the Gobis which came with a KTM950 I had in the mid-00s, but I have never put them on the Ulysses.

One solution to the top box sticking out so far...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,551
Views: 963,628
Posted By Algarve Nick
Is it just me or does anyone else agree that the...

Is it just me or does anyone else agree that the thing which ruins the looks of the Ulysses is a top box hanging out so far back?
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,868
Posted By Algarve Nick
I have owned a Ulysses since 2008 (06 model 1st...

I have owned a Ulysses since 2008 (06 model 1st registered in 08). I bought it for touring but now I live in sw Portugal (I'm English), the Ulysses has been relegated to my 2nd bike and is used for...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Algarve Nick
Thanks, lads. I acknowledge the sense of military...

Thanks, lads. I acknowledge the sense of military stuff but I've spotted a North Face Base Camp Duffel XL (155L) on an English site, so, seeing I live in the EU, I'll buy from them. Big reduction in...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Algarve Nick
Big bag to transport bike gear by air

I would like to buy a bag to enable me to fly all my bike gear from one country to another. I'm talking about a riding suit, boots, gloves etc and a travel bag all packed inside. But not the helmet....
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,600
Posted By Algarve Nick
Cortez, nice photo gallery.

Cortez, nice photo gallery.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,600
Posted By Algarve Nick
Cortez (the killer?), I think the XT660R would be...

Cortez (the killer?), I think the XT660R would be better. I have never liked fairings. They create turbulence. Plus the R is a lot lighter.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,600
Posted By Algarve Nick
But if I had to choose between all the bikes I've...

But if I had to choose between all the bikes I've owned it certainly wouldn't be my Buell Ulysses, KTM 950ADV (wouldn't trust them), BMW R1100GS (too heavy), Honda 750 Africa Twin RD04 (too top...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,600
Posted By Algarve Nick
My choice would be a Yamaha XT660R. I know they...

My choice would be a Yamaha XT660R. I know they weren't on the market when those two actors did this trip but an XT would be a much better choice than a GS1150, which is way too heavy. I'm not...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,656
Posted By Algarve Nick
Honda CB500X. A lot more economical as well as...

Honda CB500X. A lot more economical as well as being as fast.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By Algarve Nick
On the stock tyres the 06 came with, you know,...

On the stock tyres the 06 came with, you know, the Dunlop ones I got 56.73 miles per imperial gallon on a tour from London to Portugal return over 4,689 miles. Since then (the tour was in 2008 and...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5,164
Views: 974,360
Posted By Algarve Nick
For those that are interested www.metalmule.com...

For those that are interested www.metalmule.com in England are going to produce a rack/fixing plate for their top boxes soon. Expensive but the best there is. In my opinion and I'm not connected to...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,983
Posted By Algarve Nick
I have Bridgestone Battlax tyres. I think the...

I have Bridgestone Battlax tyres. I think the rear is an 023 or something. Anyway, it's triple compound and will be good for over 10K miles, I think. I don't ride as fast as some but I don't hang...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Algarve Nick
Xt660r

Has anyone used one of these bikes for serious long-distance overlanding. They have a good reputation for reliability and are eighteen kilos lighter than the Tenere model. I never feel the need for a...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,933
Posted By Algarve Nick
I have a 2006, bought new in February 2008. It...

I have a 2006, bought new in February 2008. It only has 19,100 on it as I run two bikes. The only problem was a snapped drive belt at 11,900 miles. I then got a Free Spirits belt tensioner fitted...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,040
Posted By Algarve Nick
I'd agree with Hughlysses on that one. I...

I'd agree with Hughlysses on that one. I regularly inspect my ECM. Buells are fantastic rides. I can't think of another bike in this class with the low-down drive. Blows my old R1100GS away in this...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,933
Posted By Algarve Nick
I can't see the XB series ever being cult bikes...

I can't see the XB series ever being cult bikes like the tubers, which go for big money in England. I think it's more likely they'll fizzle out and second hand prices will reflect that in the next...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,273
Posted By Algarve Nick
On the other hand, a pair of British Army Gore...

On the other hand, a pair of British Army Gore tex bootliners keep water out of my summer mesh boots when I wear them in the rain.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,273
Posted By Algarve Nick
Altberg boots, from North Yorkshire, England....

Altberg boots, from North Yorkshire, England. I've had them about nine or ten years and they have never leaked. I thoroughly recommend them.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,756
Posted By Algarve Nick
I pulled one of these off its main stand in a...

I pulled one of these off its main stand in a local dealers and I couldn't believe how heavy it is. I was tentatively interested in one until then.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,485
Posted By Algarve Nick
I'd like some sort of scrambler but I don't know...

I'd like some sort of scrambler but I don't know which one. The Triumph is too heavy, the Moto Morini is too unreliable. I'd imagine and I don't really like the look of it either. What else is there?
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,418
Posted By Algarve Nick
The trouble is the Nuda is being discontinued...

The trouble is the Nuda is being discontinued after a very short life as KTM have got hold of the brand. :deal This is annoying because I REALLY want one but don't want to be stuck with a bike I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,418
Posted By Algarve Nick
I don't have a picture but the Husqvarna Nuda...

I don't have a picture but the Husqvarna Nuda 900R. www.900nuda.com
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,229
Posted By Algarve Nick
Thanks, Dezzie. You must have been gutted to see...

Thanks, Dezzie. You must have been gutted to see it go? If I lived in UK I'd be on those prices pronto but I live in Portugal, although I'm English. If I manage to find one here, the nearest dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,229
Posted By Algarve Nick
Dezzie, how are you getting on with the bike? Has...

Dezzie, how are you getting on with the bike? Has it been totally reliable? Your answer could still convince me to get one. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,229
Posted By Algarve Nick
I was planning on getting a KTM 690R Duke to back...

I was planning on getting a KTM 690R Duke to back up my Suzuki B-King, when I sell my Buell Ulysses but then I saw this Nuda. Wow, got all excited, only to read on and find out that KTM have bought...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,102
Posted By Algarve Nick
The Honda is way too heavy, 220 kg dry weight.

The Honda is way too heavy, 220 kg dry weight.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By Algarve Nick
I have an old (maybe 8 or 9 years) Belstaff mesh...

I have an old (maybe 8 or 9 years) Belstaff mesh jacket. I saved my shoulder when I hit the deck in a low speed tumble but I don't think it would offer much protection at speed, therefore I'm going...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By Algarve Nick
CanyonRider, thanks so much for those pics. These...

CanyonRider, thanks so much for those pics. These boots look superb. I can't wait to hear from the Italians. My feet have been cooking in 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) heat.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By Algarve Nick
CanyonRider, thanks for the tip. I have sent my...

CanyonRider, thanks for the tip. I have sent my foot measurements off to Vendramini in Italy and they'll adcice me of the correct size to order. Have you had any issues with the zip? I'm buying the...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By Algarve Nick
Having been on the Vendramini site, I'm seriously...

Having been on the Vendramini site, I'm seriously interested in their Aero boot. However, I'm concerned that the zip might fail. Zips are always the weak point in any piece of clothing that use them....
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Algarve Nick
Motoport kevlar mesh?

Motoport kevlar mesh?
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By Algarve Nick
Now I've looked at the Vendraminis I think I may...

Now I've looked at the Vendraminis I think I may go with those insted. They look a superb boot. My only concern is the zip. If that fails...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By Algarve Nick
Hotbrakes, that's what I did with my vented Hein...

Hotbrakes, that's what I did with my vented Hein Geicke boots. When it got cold and/or wet, I put on a pair of British Army goretex bootliners. I've decided after considering all suggestions to go...
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