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Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By Portchy
Hows this for an Adv ride?

Not really a bike but he is definitely on an Adv ride.

Round Britain ride (http://www.aroundbritain.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=16&Itemid=101)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,743
Posted By Portchy
Backwoods of Sweden

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc505/95Steamer/Grey%20K-750/IMG_20130831_153358_0.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/95Steamer/media/Grey%20K-750/IMG_20130831_153358_0.jpg.html)
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By Portchy
Talking Registering a hack in Sweden

This is a cry for help from anyone in Sweden that knows what the deal is. I have a couple of old Soviet sidecars and want to attach one to my Triumph Tiger900 (steamer). What is the deal here with...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,859
Posted By Portchy
Kmz k-750

Out for a plod around the local countryside today with the misses in search of kanterell mushrooms.

<a...
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,859
Posted By Portchy
Mostly metric fine with some course thrown in is...

Mostly metric fine with some course thrown in is what I have seen.
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,859
Posted By Portchy
Gotta go with Eastbloc on this one. They may not...

Gotta go with Eastbloc on this one. They may not be high tech but I cut my teeth on triumphs of the same era and the build and material quality of the KMZ is definitely no worse than the Triumphs. If...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,859
Posted By Portchy
One of the Twins.

This is the first to arrive home. I am picking up the other one in a few hours.

I will start a build thread later if there is any interest from the Soviet era hack crowd.
It is registered in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 3,154,425
Posted By Portchy
Thumb Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By Portchy
:D Oops ...

:D Oops

http://www.goodkarmaproductions.com/HTML/difference.html

And here's another good link

http://www.cossackmotorcycles.com/dnepr.html
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By Portchy
I second this!! Here is a link that may...

I second this!!

Here is a link that may help.
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 870,747
Posted By Portchy
At this point I am probably the real weak point...

At this point I am probably the real weak point in the system off road :2cry
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 870,747
Posted By Portchy
Is the Explorer that much faster than an S10 or...

Is the Explorer that much faster than an S10 or GSA? :wings
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5,794
Views: 1,441,195
Posted By Portchy
:super

:super
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 870,747
Posted By Portchy
Spoked wheels?

I have seen wire wheels mentioned earlier in the thread. Does anyone know, or heard a rumour, about the Explorer having the possibility of wire spokes? I am truly not a fan of alloy wheels. I worry,...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By Portchy
The ice run.

Much apologies if this has already been posted here somewhere.

http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/ice-run
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,664
Posted By Portchy
The effect that some notice but some don't after...

The effect that some notice but some don't after eating a good meal where you seem to lose some of your brain power is a very real thing. When you eat your body transfers a lot of effort and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 232,642
Posted By Portchy
Have an intimate relationship with this one. Done...

Have an intimate relationship with this one. Done it twice on a mountain bike. 6 hour round trip and one long grind up to this point. No better place in the world to stop and "smell the roses"....
Forum: Europe 12-17-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,675
Posted By Portchy
Know the feeling. I have had two stolen from me....

Know the feeling. I have had two stolen from me. One in England and the other in the US. At least I was allowed to :2guns the thieves if I caught them in the act in the US. That one was a GS 1000....
Forum: Europe 12-17-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,675
Posted By Portchy
Hej Guys! Another xpat here in Sweden, with a...

Hej Guys! Another xpat here in Sweden, with a twist though. I am a Brit but am also a US citizen. Now living just outside of Örebro.
To show that I support both of my citizenship countries. :D
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 229,603
Posted By Portchy
As per many on here, this is not my actual bike....

As per many on here, this is not my actual bike. Moved to too many diferent countries in the last 20+ years. But here are the first 3 that were all mine!!

<a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 229,603
Posted By Portchy
Fantastic story! :beer

Fantastic story! :beer
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 229,603
Posted By Portchy
:super:super

:super:super
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By Portchy
If you have the time to make the decision to "lay...

If you have the time to make the decision to "lay it down" when confronted by a moose, or as we call them here in Sweden älg, you should have enough time to brake and stop or go around. This is just...
Forum: Europe 09-27-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,782
Posted By Portchy
Talking You may also want to find out in which countries...

You may also want to find out in which countries you can exchange your US license. In Sweden you can use a US one for 12 months.You HAVE to take the entire test as if you have never had a license at...
Forum: Hacks 09-24-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,112
Posted By Portchy
Thumb +1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,670
Posted By Portchy
Dribble was what I meant, as demonstrated by your...

Dribble was what I meant, as demonstrated by your little tea party smiley :tb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,670
Posted By Portchy
Are you trying to push this cr@p for a reason or...

Are you trying to push this cr@p for a reason or do you actually believe this "Tea Party" dribble.

As for the helmet debate, Before I moved to Sweden in '09 I was a Paramedic in a 911 service in...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8,571
Views: 1,667,734
Posted By Portchy
Question Marking it's territory

I looked at a few in dealers here. (Sweden). Really taken with the blue, but......Of the 3 that I looked at 2 of them appeared to have marked their territory. I am an old triumph guy so this is not a...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,243
Posted By Portchy
Thumb Hope it is a good one. I have been waiting or the...

Hope it is a good one. I have been waiting or the fabled Triumph Tiger 1200 but I could easily be tempted by a 1200 Elefant, assuming it turns out to be more offroad biased than not. Can't wait.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,744
Posted By Portchy
The Bomb disposal guys in N.Ireland back in the...

The Bomb disposal guys in N.Ireland back in the day were known as Felix. Not sure how to stretch that to a nickname for us but there it is.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 82,690
Posted By Portchy
This one I did in my garage over a winter. Got...

This one I did in my garage over a winter.
Got better pics on an old hard drive that I need to get copied.

<a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 124,927
Posted By Portchy
I am stuck in Sweden for a while so all I have to...

I am stuck in Sweden for a while so all I have to say to this is WOW!! The memories.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-09-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 80,460
Posted By Portchy
[QUOTE=jaycommando;15538300] This stuff is not a...

[QUOTE=jaycommando;15538300] This stuff is not a toy it is full on life saving equipment.

Well stated!

I am not saying this is a good idea :deal, because it is not sterile, but I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 124,927
Posted By Portchy
Make of this what you will. It is only accessible...

Make of this what you will. It is only accessible on foot and in the middle of no where.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 124,927
Posted By Portchy
Some where along Monitor/Merrimac in 2008.

Some where along Monitor/Merrimac in 2008.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 124,927
Posted By Portchy
Did you do the Harrah (spelling) pass then up...

Did you do the Harrah (spelling) pass then up Jacobs Ladder to Amasa Back? One of my favorite rides on earth. Sure would be nice to have an engine for the grind up to the pass though :jack
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