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Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, keesperquin asked 'but the...

Hello there,
keesperquin asked 'but the 'problem' is I'm in the running for a job where i need to commute 120km a day, mainly Highway.'

Megamoto answered 'I was posted 200 miles away from my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, to Ladder: what I said! F..king...

Hello there,
to Ladder: what I said! F..king cell-phones!

And to Bluesman: He's too cute!!! Iris and me live with Siberian Huskies since 1984. I started with one of these dogs as a company while...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello Ladder, that's something in...

Hello there, hello Ladder,
that's something in the region I'm thinking about it, too. I think, we're far beyond the point-of-no-return with that. Police gets one of them and 100s are standing in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, thanks to Robmoto for his hint to...

Hello there,
thanks to Robmoto for his hint to the European regional board - I missed that right from my beginning at Adventure Rider's ... oops! I've already put my hint to the questioning there....
Forum: Europe 03-16-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Bambi
Motorcycling-future - important for all of us

Hello in Europe,
I'm Hans-Günter 'Bambi' Bambach from Germany and there is a thing that drives me around actually: it's called Riderscan! It's very interesting for those of you who live in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Sorry, Ladder, I've been busy writing my 2....

Sorry, Ladder,
I've been busy writing my 2. question while you posted your answer.
Exactly all of these points you mentioned are the reason, why we European Riders should take the opportunity to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello friends, there is one more question I'd...

Hello friends,
there is one more question I'd like to ask you:
I mostly look into 'Thumpers' for our Big DR's, into 'Beasts' as I do like some - mostly elderly - off-road-twins (Ladder might know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hey there, I've been a bit quiet during the...

Hey there,
I've been a bit quiet during the last weeks. A bit because of work, a bit because of work for our local animal-health-association and a bit because of a 'wrenching-day' at Stefan...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,726
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, just had a quick 'read-through'...

Hello there,
just had a quick 'read-through' and I'm wondering that nobody mentioned to tilt the engine a bit forward. This might solve all carb-problems ...
Interesting build, but I have to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 997,624
Posted By Bambi
Hello Schelbi oops :shog And I always try to...

Hello Schelbi
oops :shog And I always try to read everything as accurat as possible ...

And to ghulst:
sorry, it's not that simple! You could change your front-wheel to 21", but your front-forks...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Bambi
Ok, some looking and reading ...

Ok, some looking and reading
https://www.google.de/#q=norley - none of them is mine, I just knew the names-combination ... :rofl
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Bambi
You mean a Harley-engine in a Norton...

You mean a Harley-engine in a Norton featherbed-frame?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 281,774
Posted By Bambi
Sorry, you wouldn't expect Öhlins' people to...

Sorry, you wouldn't expect Öhlins' people to praise shocks of another maker, would you?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 997,624
Posted By Bambi
Hello Schelbi, I'm pretty sure he flipped the...

Hello Schelbi,
I'm pretty sure he flipped the drum-brake operation 'down-side-up' to avoid damage when getting caught in deep ruts. That's often seen on tuned off-road-bikes. Have a look at 2-valve...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 199,415
Posted By Bambi
... you could take the boat for something like...

... you could take the boat for something like snow-cayaking ...
Looking at the weather-report for the United States it seems to be a good idea to get a pack of huskies so you'll keep your mobility....
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mait, get well soon! That's been a rather...

Hello Mait,
get well soon! That's been a rather nasty end of an otherwise great
adventure!
Kind regards, Bambi
PS for Ian: These are, indeed, very great pics you're showing to us! Thanks and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 67,374
Posted By Bambi
Hello sailah, nice to see you going on. :clap I...

Hello sailah,
nice to see you going on. :clap I was a bit afraid that you had given up the build. Although that doesn't seem to fit into your vocabulary ...
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Sorry, it's me once more ... I just re-read...

Sorry, it's me once more ...
I just re-read your statement. What you describe are the usual signs of wear of chain and sprockets. A chain never wears 'regular', you'll always find parts that do look...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello mleikarnes, you should have a go at...

Hello mleikarnes,
you should have a go at talking to Stefan Hessler (Stefan Rallye Big) at www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de)
He'll be able to tell you which sizes are important and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 997,624
Posted By Bambi
Shouldn't the name on the side-panel read 'Jolly...

Shouldn't the name on the side-panel read 'Jolly Jumper'?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-27-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 997,624
Posted By Bambi
Sadly it's creator and rider, Jean-Claude Olivier...

Sadly it's creator and rider, Jean-Claude Olivier from Sonauto (Yamaha France) was taken out of life by an accident. A lorry-driver lost control on a motor-way and hit the car which was driven bei...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Just a few more words to Stefan: The switch for...

Just a few more words to Stefan:
The switch for that gear-indicator is situated at the gear-pedal, the neutral-switch you mentioned works seperately!
More regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, especially titu and Stefan! ...

Hello there, especially titu and Stefan!
Firstly, I do agree with Stefan. I think, a gear-indicator is obsolete on the Big and might draw your view away from important things like a log across your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mait, what about this one in German ebay:...

Hello Mait,
what about this one in German ebay: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Roadbookhalter-Touratech-/161197715086?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item258821ee8e#ht_158wt_956
They turn up from time to time,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, looking for a street-thumper? This...

Hello there,
looking for a street-thumper? This is the latest release of Royal Enfield and I think, the Indian company has given every ounce they got to create a very, very nice motorcycle. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By Bambi
Hello norton(kel), that's about what I asked...

Hello norton(kel),
that's about what I asked for. Just to give ThirdBestFriend an idea of the best-looking desert sled. With lights, it would look more complete to me, but except from that, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, Blues, always nice to see some...

Hello there,
Blues, always nice to see some pics of your DR! It's been a well tricked-out example!
Catmood, looks very promising. I'm thinking about putting the top of this fairing (it can be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, talking of desert sleds, could...

Hello there,
talking of desert sleds, could anybody show a pic of a nice first-series Norton P 11 to the thread-opener (and us all), please. I think that no other bike could beat it on looks and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-30-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Bambi
Hello, I still have the old manuals of my MZs...

Hello,
I still have the old manuals of my MZs as I still own 2 - 3 of them (depending on what counts as a - nearly - complete motorbike to you). There's 1 and a 1/2 TS 250/1, a TS 150 and the...
Forum: Hacks 12-29-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By Bambi
And a fork-brace on the sliders helps to stiffen...

And a fork-brace on the sliders helps to stiffen the steering action, too. On my MZ-outfit in the 80s I had situations in really tight turns, that with the handle-bar at the left or right stop the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Bambi
Hello, seeing your build-thread has proved my...

Hello,
seeing your build-thread has proved my first thoughts right: There's still the solo-springing in your bike, at least the rear ones! Try to get yourself the original MZ-springs intended for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 997,624
Posted By Bambi
:clap Kind regards, Bambi

:clap
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-27-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 997,624
Posted By Bambi
To prevent others from scratching their heads and...

To prevent others from scratching their heads and wondering:
He's talking about that nice 8-valve Yamaha 500 twin on page 93 ...
Kind regards, Bambi ... who would also like to see more pics of this...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Bambi
Hello dude, welcome here and at first I'd like...

Hello dude,
welcome here and at first I'd like to ask a (few) questions about your MZ: is it a 2-stroke (or one with a Rotax-engine, which is much the same concerning it's layout)? With a side-car?...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-26-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,188
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, at first, let me express my...

Hello there,
at first, let me express my deepest admiration to Silverboy for his bravery and strenght to overcome his handicap and have motorcycle-fun. I'm pretty sure, this helps having fun in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello all, Merry christmas to all of you! ...

Hello all,

Merry christmas to all of you!

Kind regards from Germany, Iris and Bambi
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,056
Posted By Bambi
Sorry to read this, Vitto and happy that you do...

Sorry to read this, Vitto and happy that you do recover! All the best for the rebuild of yourself and your bike.
And my biggest respect for your work at Macedonia and Sudan! It's people like you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15,622
Views: 2,242,162
Posted By Bambi
Hello Stefan, concerning this 'but ..more...

Hello Stefan,
concerning this 'but ..more understand than speak (be carful) ;-) '
I'm aware! I'm used to that situation. As Iris doesn't really feel at home talking in English, she lets me do this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 42,783
Posted By Bambi
I just had a look at that Suzuki clamp: it's...

I just had a look at that Suzuki clamp: it's slightly rounded. So you would have to adept that alloy-plate of your switch-gear to that contour ... I presume, you'd have to make a new one as there's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 42,783
Posted By Bambi
Hello kartman, firstly a big 'thumps up' for...

Hello kartman,
firstly a big 'thumps up' for your work! Concerning your thoughts for the right-hand mirror: maybe a clamp of a 'usual motorcycle' would help. On our Suzukis, the handlebar-clamp of...
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