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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Wicked I'm back

Hey, I thought I'd pay you guys a visit.

After crashing my DR800 (thanks to a car reversing into me) and selling it to zappa, I got myself a Cagiva Gran Canyon. My reasoning was that it's like a...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 138,329
Posted By HLK
Looks like Givi. I think they're out of...

Looks like Givi. I think they're out of production.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,500
Posted By HLK
*FLASH* ......went the mobile speed camera as I...

*FLASH* ......went the mobile speed camera as I passed the final overpass before exiting the highway.

The bike, a 1990 Kawasaki GPZ600r (ZX600), nick named the Ninja Cop Killer (because of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By HLK
Let me flex my high-school-and-holiday-French...

Let me flex my high-school-and-holiday-French muscles for ya:

Mat: "Mister...mister? Would it be possible to try the new V-strom? "
Luc: "No, no....that's not possible, I haven't recieved it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 338,525
Posted By HLK
Zo, na een uur non-stop lezen ben ik eindelijk...

Zo, na een uur non-stop lezen ben ik eindelijk bij. Wat een vette report!! :clap Een blonde motorchick uit ons eigen, kneuterige Holland rijdt zo naar Mongolie. I sit here with my mouth full of teeth...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Ok, let me get back to you in a week. Shipping...

Ok, let me get back to you in a week. Shipping with regular mail (I think they're called PostNL these days..) is around 25 euro, but I think UPS does a better job to the States.
Remote is a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
?50 + cheapest shipping I can find. It's the one...

?50 + cheapest shipping I can find. It's the one all the DR650 guys scour the internet for, so if you don't like it you'll get rid of it easily. It's a quality piece, but with my thumper gone, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Ladder106, just a quick shout out, as I'm on my...

Ladder106, just a quick shout out, as I'm on my phone in a rather remote Italian valley. I can offer you my brand new gsxr-r1000 titanium damper and used link pipe for
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By HLK
Get the Cagiva. It will make you smile. It's not...

Get the Cagiva. It will make you smile. It's not nearly as unreliable, exotic or hard to work on as people would have you believe, and you will never have to excuse yourself for buying an ugly bike....
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 138,329
Posted By HLK
Thanks, Steve. Isn't the riding position...

Thanks, Steve. Isn't the riding position radically different from stock? And did you consider bars or risers with more pull-back to clear the horns? I'll break out the tape measure to get an idea....
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 138,329
Posted By HLK
Cool! Can you provide the details of your setup...

Cool! Can you provide the details of your setup (what bar, bottom clam etc)? Clearance with the windshield is obviously an issue on the CGC.
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 138,329
Posted By HLK
I got this, a few days ago. So much fun to ride...

I got this, a few days ago. So much fun to ride it's ridiculous! :clap

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4309/cagivadijk121.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Thanks :) But hold on now bluesman. ...

Thanks :) But hold on now bluesman.

Somewhere back in 2009.... :deal



and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Guys...I don't know how to tell you this .....but...

Guys...I don't know how to tell you this .....but anyway...last friday I was surfing the bike forum adds when upon this Italian beauty...

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9725/cagivaa.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
True :) I totally agree. Yeah, get the...

True :) I totally agree.

Yeah, get the pumpers and get them properly dialed in by a competent dyno place - I bet you won't be dissapointed. Powerband was quite comparable to stock (starts pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
I rode a DR800 with roughly 2500 of mods on it...

I rode a DR800 with roughly 2500 of mods on it yesterday.

Those Mikuni pumper carbs are SWEET - that's how our bikes are supposed to perform imho. Way smoother, yet also more responsive. This...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Well, I've finally had a good look at my damaged...

Well, I've finally had a good look at my damaged DR800. What I did was loosen up the triple clamps and try to rotate the inner fork tubes by hand. This went fine, without any noticeable binding. Can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Thanks :) Yep, I must admit I also get a...

Thanks :)
Yep, I must admit I also get a strange kick out of the dangers of riding. It demands my full attention. Driving a car seems ever so boring compared to riding a motorcycle. But like you...I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Tnx for the encouraging words guys :) Zappa told...

Tnx for the encouraging words guys :) Zappa told me he got a good deal from the insurance for his recovered bike. Maybe this is the start of another Nave-style bike build!
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Hi guys, bad news: the other day I was riding...

Hi guys, bad news: the other day I was riding when the car in front of me stopped in the middle of the road, reversed (!!) and plowed into into my DR, about 2 secs after I put my foot down. It all...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By HLK
Dibbs on the DR BIG! :evil

Dibbs on the DR BIG! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Guys, do you know what sparkplug caps and cables...

Guys, do you know what sparkplug caps and cables to get for the SR43? The left one keeps wiggling loose over time... I cannot find it in the manual or the NGK catalog.

That, and I adjusted idle...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Zappa's DR800 found & recovered

I hope Zappa doesn't mind me posting this: his DR800 "Shiney" is back with its rightful owner!

Apparently, the Utrecht police noticed someone riding like an idiot on a big bike, chased and lost...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
So...I put on a fresh Continental Trail Attack...

So...I put on a fresh Continental Trail Attack front tire today. Took me the better part of 3 (!) hours, as I pinched the inner tube at 2 places with the irons.

Much to learn I have. :evil

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
:evil No, nothing out of the ordinary, but I...

:evil
No, nothing out of the ordinary, but I will check alignment this weekend.

I'm a better rider too :lol3 I don't brake that hard on the DR. Just don't like the front brake.

Come to think...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Robmoto, do you happen to know if our DR800 idle...

Robmoto, do you happen to know if our DR800 idle mixture screw is identical to the one on the DR650?
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Guys....to my surprise I've gone through a front...

Guys....to my surprise I've gone through a front Continental Trail Attack in 5000km's, where the same tire has lasted 14000 on my friend's DR750. The back tire is....only half way I'd say.

I must...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Well there's your problem....:huh

Well there's your problem....:huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Haha, I had the same idea. I don't want to...

Haha, I had the same idea.

I don't want to be seen as "MINE IS BIGGER AND BETTER" person here and I deliberated about telling the story. But I thought you might like to hear it.

I hit a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
My DR took a bite of pigeon at roughly 100km/h...

My DR took a bite of pigeon at roughly 100km/h yesterday. :huh

http://www.dondor.nl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/photo-1-e1301435482542.jpg

The thing in the back is my helmet btw....I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Awesome! Look at him manhandling the 650. Crazy...

Awesome! Look at him manhandling the 650. Crazy Fins! :)
I think....that's how my 800 will end up. Acerbis tank, Trailtech headlight....and then a better set of forks. Light-weight(ish), simple and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Well..the good news is: I got it running once...

Well..the good news is: I got it running once again. In fact, it runs great. 170km/h on the speedo.
The bad news: I have no idea why. I inspected the left slide and found some powdery...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Well, I got my beast running by starting with my...

Well, I got my beast running by starting with my hand closing off the air intake. I took off the tank but couldn't find any obvious air leaks. Ignition is working fine. It will idle, more or less,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Thanks, that's a very, very generous offer...

Thanks, that's a very, very generous offer bluesman. I might just take you up on it. However my first priority is to get it to my own shed....preferably on its own power. Recharged the battery and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
This one was busy pushing his DR800 from gas...

This one was busy pushing his DR800 from gas station (out of service) to gas station (closed) in the middle of the night, walking home, getting a push bike and gas, only to find that lack of gas...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
I'll let you know when I want to part with mine.

I'll let you know when I want to part with mine.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Hi Bluesman, this is what I've been planning all...

Hi Bluesman, this is what I've been planning all along :wink:

I've got this: the 2001-2002 GSX-R1000 ("x40F0x") titanium core, reflection type damper made popular by mx_rob. It weighs a little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 33,133
Posted By HLK
Actually....the DR800 is a 779cc. It will be...

Actually....the DR800 is a 779cc. It will be interesting to see how much power it makes, since the BIGs have a double balance shaft.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
The steel rivets are welded on with the Gixxer...

The steel rivets are welded on with the Gixxer pipe. It's a quality piece, trust me :evil I've just ordered a secondhand link pipe (32 incl. shipping, not too bad)....so I hope to give some updates...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 2,474,106
Posted By HLK
Hm, they look like either the 2001-2002 (like I...

Hm, they look like either the 2001-2002 (like I have) or 2003- GSX-R1000
exhausts. Have a look at mx_rob's online doc for the comparison: ...
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