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Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,067
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:deal Look where you want to be going!!! OP,...

:deal Look where you want to be going!!!

OP, teach your wife to pull the clutch lever if the engine does something unexpected and hit the kill button if it starts over revving.

Everyone falls...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,497
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Glad that you've still got two functioning legs,...

Glad that you've still got two functioning legs, you are a lucky guy.

Heal fast, ride safe.
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,552
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I don't know what time you go to work but looking...

I don't know what time you go to work but looking at the Streetview link you posted if I was a gambling man I would put a pound to a penny that you rode over that steel manhole cover and that it was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,102
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Enjoying your RR Leslie, some great photography. ...

Enjoying your RR Leslie, some great photography.

You are welcome to keep the hail storms, thunderstorms, lightning strikes and tornadoes on your side of the Atlantic, I'm get wet enough with our...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 210,027
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Hey YZ, it's nearly summer :thumb Just...

Hey YZ, it's nearly summer :thumb

Just saying.... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 46,506
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It's a bugger when the rest of your life gets in...

It's a bugger when the rest of your life gets in the way of your motorcycles.

Glad you're going the right way now. Get building, we want video with sound of the bike hustling!
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
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After a few years of almost daily wear my Vanucci...

After a few years of almost daily wear my Vanucci one piece commuter suit was not just as waterproof as it once was. I'd already had the main zip replaced and the right leg zip was becoming...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,562
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I have a '69 R60 US with the TLS drum front...

I have a '69 R60 US with the TLS drum front brake. It can lock the wheel, until the drum gets hot:D

Plan to ride with sufficient anticipation that you don't need the brakes except for that final...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
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Buy a more dirt orientated bike for the wet days...

Buy a more dirt orientated bike for the wet days or an open topped Jeep. Hacks handle like shit, turn left when you brake, turn right when you accelerate, wobble the bars at low speed and being as...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 855,647
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Hell, you busted outta 'bama agin? I think...

Hell, you busted outta 'bama agin?

I think that they had a shed load of snow Bulgaria/Romania this last winter. Pics would be good:D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 46,506
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The Inter does look rather good. Hats off to the...

The Inter does look rather good. Hats off to the guys that raced bikes with brakes like that, I guess they didn't know any better:lol3 I can't imagine what it would feel like today coming off the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 46,506
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Ehm, the other one is already built as a...

Ehm, the other one is already built as a competition engine and the one you're building now is going to be hotter?

Spares sound like a good idea:D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 46,506
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Why not use the entire engine that you bought?

Why not use the entire engine that you bought?
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,138,870
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After a long gap from the thread I've finally...

After a long gap from the thread I've finally caught up. A great report John.

Now get your head down to some serious stone masonry at elevated rates of pay so we can all selfishly look forward to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 210,027
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Sorry to hear of your troubles YZ, glad to hear...

Sorry to hear of your troubles YZ, glad to hear that many of them are behind you. Sound like that new lady in your life is a good one, splitting the load on pumping duties through the night.:clap
...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,562
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Make the shoes to fit and a local welder can...

Make the shoes to fit and a local welder can attach them for you, possibly for beer money. Of course the welding will mess up the painthat you are currently trying to protect:D

Nice job, sounds...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 210,027
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Wow actual pictures of WIP Even if it is...

Wow actual pictures of WIP

Even if it is dismantling:wink:, progres is progress.

Hope life follows your plans.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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If adventures are events that you want to have...

If adventures are events that you want to have then it is no longer an adventure when you don't want to be there any longer.

What a trip, what a great report and what a good thing that there were...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,138,870
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What a journey, what a great report. You should...

What a journey, what a great report. You should bottle patience and sell it to other travellers. It would double their enjoyment.

Those little Renaults were around in the '60's & '70's in Europe,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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+1 Those sleepers just look so slick.

+1

Those sleepers just look so slick.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,562
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What an excellant job. Did you set up the...

What an excellant job.

Did you set up the clearance to spec on the clutch actuation arm at the back of the gearbox? I believe it's important for the correct operation of the clutch. You may get...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 210,027
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It's February 2013, year 4 of this thread. Every...

It's February 2013, year 4 of this thread. Every time I see YZ has posted I think Yessss, progress, jump to the thread and Nooooooo, nothing done and with February rolling past he'll start servicing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 855,647
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I was thinking just the same thing. Have you any...

I was thinking just the same thing. Have you any hearing left Doug?

Headers only, ending in front of you, I'm thinking that "noisy" wouldn't start to describe it.
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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I thought Christian was adding a little humour. ...

I thought Christian was adding a little humour.

I'm sanguine about it:D
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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The ironwork on the step of "10" dates from the...

The ironwork on the step of "10" dates from the days of horse drawn traffic when the streets were full of equine exhaust products.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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Looks like a full "Windsor". What a smooth and...

Looks like a full "Windsor". What a smooth and suave lad you are Rod!

If you are in Glasgow drop me a PM, perhaps we can have achat over a dram or two of fine malt.
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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+2 How was it trying to readjust to everyday...

+2

How was it trying to readjust to everyday life? If you love your job probably not too bad but if you don't I imagine it would be very tough to settle back to "normality".
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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You shouldn't laugh, "A ferocious and even...

You shouldn't laugh, "A ferocious and even cannibalistic predator (cannibalism photo (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/photogalleries/taimen-pictures/photo3.html)), taimen can grow...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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He was perhaps concerned that if he fell off the...

He was perhaps concerned that if he fell off the truck the weight of his helmet may flip him upside down in the raging torrent and drown him.:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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That is some clever engineering which deserves to...

That is some clever engineering which deserves to be trialled, especially if the cost is reasonable.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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Beam(st)er, you make that Mongolian mother look...

Beam(st)er, you make that Mongolian mother look like a child:D I hope you don't mind me asking but how tall are you?

I'm up to date with the report and getting a daily trickle charge as you each...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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The big bikes are on Heidenau K60's as well,...

The big bikes are on Heidenau K60's as well, brilliant for long distance road and gravel but not much good on wet clay or deep clingy mud.

I don't think anyone having read Walter's reports would...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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Rod was struggling with his interpretation of the...

Rod was struggling with his interpretation of the saying "two heads are better than one"


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/7607703796_92ab218209_o.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,138,870
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Not too fair but I'm definitely an "All Day"...

Not too fair but I'm definitely an "All Day" factor 30 kind of guy. Love the heat, love the sun, hate sunburn:D

End of diversion................
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,138,870
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Two up yes but look at them, he is probably only...

Two up yes but look at them, he is probably only 150 pounds max. and if the lady is 110 I'd be surprised. Plenty of ADV riders weigh 280 on their own.

Fantastic report, thanks for the insight to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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Yes it does, south of Jasper too. The colour...

Yes it does, south of Jasper too. The colour change is due to the confluence of two rivers

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8316643667_4aa07dcde5_b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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I don't mean to shoot you down, particularly on...

I don't mean to shoot you down, particularly on this date, but I feel that it's shame that a women being as capable as a man of riding a motorcycle is considered noteworthy. I believe that it is only...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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What the manufacturers tell us is the ultimate...

What the manufacturers tell us is the ultimate adventure bike

http://www.dieselstation.com/img/BMW/The-New-R-1200-GS-Adventure/The-New-BMW-R-1200-GS-Adventure-widescreen-10.jpg

and what an...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,698
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I travelled over 8,000 miles in north America...

I travelled over 8,000 miles in north America this year with one of our group on an 800 GS. The fuel pump on that bike seemed vulnerable to the ethanol blend fuels. In 2009 it had done a rtw and had...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,562
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Good to see the report going live again. ...

Good to see the report going live again.

Another vote for modding the stock mounts.

Keep up the good work.
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