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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By whitham_wannabe
It's not dirt, it's 'patina' :evil This is a...

It's not dirt, it's 'patina' :evil

This is a somewhat controversial experiment of mine ... I haven't washed my bike in 70,000 miles. It'll earn a bath at 100k. I keep the important parts lubed and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By whitham_wannabe
After a week waiting for the BMW parts to come...

After a week waiting for the BMW parts to come in, I started putting everything back together yesterday.

Shiny things!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By whitham_wannabe
New parts on order, only the larger M10 bolt...

New parts on order, only the larger M10 bolt style is available. Methinks I am not the only one to have suffered this issue!

And as far as the false economy of reusing the old nuts ... I got...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Got a link? Couldn't find anything when I looked...

Got a link? Couldn't find anything when I looked earlier.

As far as bad maintenance, that was the point of the thread - I never check these bolts between changes, so I was suggesting others learn...
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 25,073
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Send everyone else round, those following this...

Send everyone else round, those following this thread will know the shortcut ... :evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Gentlemen, check yer nuts.

So this happened yesterday. And before anyone mentions the state of my chain, it was freshly lubed before I left for the day!...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,889
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I think you put it perfectly. What a wonderful...

I think you put it perfectly. What a wonderful story. :clap
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Absolutely awesome, thanks for that!

Absolutely awesome, thanks for that!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9,227
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,381,892
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Lightweight DRZ!

Yes, up for sale is the lightest DRZ-S in existence! Amazing fuel economy! 6 mph top speed! Or you can ruin it all and put another motor in it and have a really nicely setup adventure touring Dizzer...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
If you, like me, are missing the adventures of...

If you, like me, are missing the adventures of Tim and Tom from this year's Dakar, you can now purchase your own version and relive the glory of the Dakar in the comfort of your own living room....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Thanks for the feedback on the brake ... I had no...

Thanks for the feedback on the brake ... I had no idea they were permanently on, so was suspecting a short elsewhere. However, a brief inspection turned up a cut wire at the brake switch, and it is...
Forum: Racing 01-22-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Couldn't agree more. I work with a bunch of...

Couldn't agree more. I work with a bunch of producers and getting the footage, assembling it and publishing it in that timescale was an outstanding achievement. It gives us armchair racers a real toe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By whitham_wannabe
70,000 mile Celebration Failure!!

My F800GS rolled 70,000 miles yesterday, on the way home from work, and celebrated by illuminating the rear brake light permanently. Anybody seen this before? I'm more used to electrical stuff not...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By whitham_wannabe
What is going in that last picture? Is that guy...

What is going in that last picture? Is that guy huge, or is he riding a minibike?!

(Awesome pics, by the way ...)
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZxbyzkN0_bo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
REALLY?! They're not allowing him over the...

REALLY?! They're not allowing him over the podium, when he finished last but one? What, the one guy behind him is going to give a shit? What a crock.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
My embedding skills are low, but here is a very...

My embedding skills are low, but here is a very happy Tom Coronel after the final finish line! :clap

Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread, it's been a trip!
...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Coronel is in, and very happy about it too! ...

Coronel is in, and very happy about it too!
...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In the Wobby crash, at about 1:34 ... does one of...

In the Wobby crash, at about 1:34 ... does one of them say "That got my balls a little bit"? :rofl
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
That is one fancy looking trailer they have...

That is one fancy looking trailer they have there!
:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
My daily Tom Coronel update ... :D I wonder...

My daily Tom Coronel update ... :D

I wonder how tempting it has been to substitute Tim in for a day to give Tom a break?

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Coronel is in in good time again! Rumours that...

Coronel is in in good time again! Rumours that this is all that's left of his buggy are unsubstantiated ....

http://www.racexpress.nl/imgitems/article/2013/12/CoronelDakar1_RX500.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
So it is the same penalty to swap in a used motor...

So it is the same penalty to swap in a used motor or a brand new motor?! That seems a little odd, and indicates that the swaps in the marathon were un-planned. It would seem to make more sense for...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I remember Robby getting on the blower after he...

I remember Robby getting on the blower after he lawn-darted the Hummer. Is it different rules for the bikes?

http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/REU-PERU-DAKARRALLY-3.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
And Coronel is in ... and it's not even dark yet!...

And Coronel is in ... and it's not even dark yet!

:clap:clap:clap

Hopefully his mood has improved since yesterday, first video of him NOT smiling (Stage 9).
<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Herbie is out. :cry "Game over , we did not...

Herbie is out. :cry

"Game over , we did not have time to repair and were disqualified ... It's the law of the Dakar!
Thank you for your support !!!! Continue to follow us, we will make you live...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Tom's update from his marathon marathon stages...

Tom's update from his marathon marathon stages :clap

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8qdmqgfmv_U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,680
Posted By whitham_wannabe
My sidecar's not up and running, but I may still...

My sidecar's not up and running, but I may still bring Bruce down for Saturday night, in the comfy, warm van. Getting to be a lightweight in my old age .... :D
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
And in Coronel's Odyssey, he has finally finished...

And in Coronel's Odyssey, he has finally finished SS8, after rolling it on his second day in the dunes! :clap

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rKMKjIcMTLs"...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,462
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Interview and lots of pictures with Antonio here ...

Interview and lots of pictures with Antonio here (http://www.race-dezert.com/home/meet-superheros-dakar-119564.html)

http://www.race-dezert.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/malles.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Interview and lots of pictures with Antonio here ...

Interview and lots of pictures with Antonio here (http://www.race-dezert.com/home/meet-superheros-dakar-119564.html)

http://www.race-dezert.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/malles.jpg
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,649
Views: 749,328
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Three wheels, and you can drive it on a bike...

Three wheels, and you can drive it on a bike license in the UK, so I think it counts.

As a kid, I spent many terrifying hours being transported around in the passenger version of the Rialto, by...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 45,546
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Must be from a previous year ... 330 this year is...

Must be from a previous year ... 330 this year is Romain Dumas, in his MD Optimus.
...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Can we get a slow clap for Tom Coronel, one of...

Can we get a slow clap for Tom Coronel, one of four cars still out on the stage.

Huge respect for Tom, I think he has only finished in daylight (at least the same daylight he started in) twice,...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Marathon stage = no opportunity to repair that...

Marathon stage = no opportunity to repair that stuff ..
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Holy crap! And he only lost 6 minutes?

Holy crap! And he only lost 6 minutes?
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
So how much does it cost to buy a seat in a Mini...

So how much does it cost to buy a seat in a Mini for this event?

If I start saving my pennies now ... :rofl
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
GDV in, went from 3+min up to 13 seconds down vs...

GDV in, went from 3+min up to 13 seconds down vs Nassar between the last WP and the finish. Wonder what happened there?
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 837,883
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Good lord, those commentators on Bolivian TV...

Good lord, those commentators on Bolivian TV deserve a pay raise!

Their enthusiasm, when commentating on a crowd of people waiting in the rain, is amazing!
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,790
Posted By whitham_wannabe
My point ... ? When I SEE black ice, I go in a...

My point ... ? When I SEE black ice, I go in a straight line, and look for somewhere with more traction. Seeing it is half the battle, though.

I think this guy has us all beat! Awesome ...
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