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Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 1,059,271
Posted By Leviathan
Since most of you Europeans and Americans are...

Since most of you Europeans and Americans are suffering in the January coldness, I thought I share a picture from a very atypical January here in Israel. taken during yesterdays ~170 Km Dead to Med...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
I agree with you. I guess it's a matter of...

I agree with you.
I guess it's a matter of what you consider a "DS bike".
For me (and for most of the people where I live) a DS bike is one you can take off road and still use as an everyday bike....
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
I have to admit that I really don't get the...

I have to admit that I really don't get the comparison between the two.
The 690 is a DS bike, the 500 is an out-of-the-box racer.
The 690 was never supposed to go head to head against the 500. ...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-17-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By Leviathan
Got all those nice ones that you don't get over...

Got all those nice ones that you don't get over in the U.S (AT, Tenere, etc), just at the price of a small house in the U.S :D
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By Leviathan
Signing in. :freaky

Signing in. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 1,143,161
Posted By Leviathan
I thought that you guys might enjoy this video...

I thought that you guys might enjoy this video from a trip that the Israeli Tenere Club had in the desert.
Cheers.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-03-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Leviathan
A joint venture to the Judea Desert - The Israeli Tenere and GS clubs meet

There are two active DS clubs in Israel- The Israeli Tenere Club and the Israeli BMW GS club.
Last week they joined forces and went on a ride together in the Judea desert, from the Shores of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 154,757
Posted By Leviathan
How durable are the tanks and fairing? I tend...

How durable are the tanks and fairing?
I tend to, er, inspect the geology every now and then and I'd hate to leave pieces around when I get up. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,433
Posted By Leviathan
If you're thinking about mid-weight thumpers,...

If you're thinking about mid-weight thumpers, than I don't think that there's a better bike than the Tenere.
The Serato is basically a new GS Dakar, and the Pegaso is less dirt capable than the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,433
Posted By Leviathan
Like Off the grid said: Heavy with high center of...

Like Off the grid said: Heavy with high center of gravity, anemic engine and lacking suspension are obvious cons. Ad to that the fact that it only has 5 gears.
Also, there are only a few major mods...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,433
Posted By Leviathan
Just saw this thread and thought I'd share some...

Just saw this thread and thought I'd share some insights since I own a 2010 690 R for the past year and had a Ten for 2 years before that.


The Ten is a great solid bike. In the 2 years that I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 1,059,271
Posted By Leviathan
Last weekend we went up north to the hills around...

Last weekend we went up north to the hills around the Sea of Galilee.
It was sort of muddy.
<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VVKBPnlgjrQ" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
My bike started to leak gas from the cap. I...

My bike started to leak gas from the cap.
I can't determin if its from the cap itself, the overflow valve, or the cap bracket (the part that's secured by three screws).
I've looked at the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 1,059,271
Posted By Leviathan
Went on a ride to help a friend break-in the...

Went on a ride to help a friend break-in the engine on his new 690 Enduro (his old bike was stolen about a week earlier).

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Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
A friend of mine have the same slime pump. It...

A friend of mine have the same slime pump. It works great.
But I was thinking about avoiding the bulkiness of it, as I like to ride with just a waist tool-bag and a water bag. I'm not a fan of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
More complicated? Probably. The question is...

More complicated? Probably. The question is what's gonna take more time out in the field.
Hand pump takes for ever to get to enough PSI and every time that I used CO2 cartridges, I messed it up...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Thanks. I'll check that out. Any other ideas...

Thanks. I'll check that out.
Any other ideas are welcome.

On another subject- is it possible to take out the spark plug without removing the airbox?
I'm thinking about buying this little gizmo...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
2010 Enduro R with 20,000 Kilometers

2010 Enduro R with 20,000 Kilometers
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
I got a weird problem. In the last couple of...

I got a weird problem.
In the last couple of days, the bike's having problems starting when cold. This seems to be something electrical, though I have no idea where to start troubleshooting it.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By Leviathan
Late August in the Negev. Cooling off in the desert?

Yoav wanted to check out a part of the Nabaatean incense trade route (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incense_Route). So we headed down do the ancient city of Avdat.
Shishvil-Avdat to Mitzpe Ramon...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 1,059,271
Posted By Leviathan
When you're out in the desert at the end of...

When you're out in the desert at the end of August, You got to make your own shade....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,483
Posted By Leviathan
Great trails!

Great trails!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Leviathan
Thanks! I never really stopped :evil Sold the...

Thanks! I never really stopped :evil
Sold the Tenere about a year ago and had a piece of crap DRZ for a few months. Then I scraped the money and traded it in for a second hand Katoom that I now...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Leviathan
A day out in the Galilee

After a long while, Avi got his bike and insurance in order and was able to go out on a ride. So we decided to challenge him by going up Rosh-Pina stream.

Avi and I met at Glilot at 07:00 and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Leviathan
Great video! Some of the landscape really...

Great video!
Some of the landscape really resembles the landscape in Israel.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,610
Posted By Leviathan
Very beautiful! :lurk

Very beautiful!
:lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 27,121
Posted By Leviathan
Dir Hajla (near Jericho): ...

Dir Hajla (near Jericho):

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-i_CDOBr1yUY/TtkBxBV6RUI/AAAAAAAAFAQ/-2vtjNhS1zM/s1152/Shishvil%2520-%2520Qasr%2520el%2520Yahud%2520103.JPG...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 526,301
Posted By Leviathan
A friend making his TA fly (or hop). ...

A friend making his TA fly (or hop).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9mT_G4-wbOU/UBu3W0M06WI/AAAAAAAAIwI/EQq02zOv5y0/s1152/Shishvil%2520-%2520Hamagenim%2520forest%2520008.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 169,795
Posted By Leviathan
From a ride along a small stream: ...

From a ride along a small stream:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H36IcQvUrEw/UABIQzT0QvI/AAAAAAAAIRI/J5wSksfvbt4/s800/Shishvil-Tsipori%2520stream%2520024.JPG
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-05-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 33,761
Posted By Leviathan
:huh Subscribed. :clap

:huh

Subscribed. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind if I'll decide to...

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind if I'll decide to go with that headlight.
In any case, consider yourself invited for a beer when you're in Israel. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
The headlight on my 2010 R is melting away. So...

The headlight on my 2010 R is melting away. So I'm looking at buying a new complete set.
Since the stock is crap, I thought about swapping it for a 2012 light. Any one done that? Think that the 2010...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Thanks, I'll check it out. AFAIK,...

Thanks, I'll check it out.




AFAIK, there is no place that rents enduro bike. A short google search found this place (http://www.leasingcycle.co.il/viewStaticPage.aspx?pageID=21) (by your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Thanks. I'll let my friends know.

Thanks.
I'll let my friends know.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
When we had the bike in pieces, I took a look...

When we had the bike in pieces, I took a look infront of the airbox. I couldn't see any connectors or wires that were pushing on the airbox.
The TB was pushed out by a backfire, though it really did...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
"What'cha doing there buddy?" "What does it...

"What'cha doing there buddy?"
"What does it look like? Maintenance!"
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G3TwJJT7gt8/UAo5HSPF7_I/AAAAAAAAIdY/KcOvySghI0A/s912/Shishvil-Ramot%2520Menashe%2520023.JPG
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 1,059,271
Posted By Leviathan
The best way to clean the bike (or: why I'm...

The best way to clean the bike (or: why I'm keeping the snorkel on):
<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sPjRgc0Hrfc" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Lately I've been hearing a noise which I can only...

Lately I've been hearing a noise which I can only describe as a humming\rapid ticking noise.
I've tightened the screws that hold the plastics, hand-guards, airbox and pretty much anything I could...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Thanks. I've checked at the battery and it's...

Thanks.
I've checked at the battery and it's sitting pretty at about 14.4. Guess it's not the regulator.
Good thing I already got my eye on the cyclops 7'' headlight :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,592,822
Posted By Leviathan
Any one knows what should be the charging...

Any one knows what should be the charging voltage? For some reason I don't find it in the manual.
I keep loosing the main lights and I'm suspecting that the bike is over-charging.
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