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Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-24-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By titbird
I saw more bikes in Ghana, with a big bike market...

I saw more bikes in Ghana, with a big bike market in Takoradi where I saw some older models big bikes, these will probably cost around 1000 euro. A new little chinese 125 cc bike can be had from 600...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,523
Posted By titbird
Hi Lamoufle, About the chain, that's a tough...

Hi Lamoufle,
About the chain, that's a tough one, my regina chains on the tenere last exactly 20000 km, the distance capetown - France is just a bit less, but if you make some detours, it will go up...
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,053
Posted By titbird
Congratulations, 500 km per day on an overloaded...

Congratulations, 500 km per day on an overloaded vespa in these conditions!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 128,977
Posted By titbird
Hi Laurent, I met you at sleeping camel Bamako,...

Hi Laurent, I met you at sleeping camel Bamako, it seems we just missed each other, you were in Ouaga 2 weeks ago, I arrived here on monday, I'm staying at 'Le Pavillon Vert' owned by French biker...
Forum: EMEA 11-19-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,472
Posted By titbird
@chazmdc:I will contact you as soon as I'm in...

@chazmdc:I will contact you as soon as I'm in Morocco or try to skype you in the mean time.
Forum: EMEA 11-18-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,472
Posted By titbird
Hi Charly, Good to have another traveller going...

Hi Charly,
Good to have another traveller going down on the same route. I just got my carnet today, and for me as a Belgian, it was only 100% for Egypt. I'm wondering how you are going to skip...
Forum: EMEA 11-01-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,472
Posted By titbird
I allready found your website a couple of months...

I allready found your website a couple of months ago, but it's still freaky. My name is also Tony, I named my main blog 'Tony's Travels' just like you AND I will be on the same route as you are,...
Forum: EMEA 10-22-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By titbird
Hi Gordan, Sorry I can't join you, but 3...

Hi Gordan,

Sorry I can't join you, but 3 weeks is way too short to get to Senegal (and back?). I would advise you to go to Tunis and take your time exploring the country. You could also go to...
Forum: EMEA 10-08-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,920
Posted By titbird
Hi Bazz, my name is Tony and I'm from Antwerp,...

Hi Bazz,
my name is Tony and I'm from Antwerp, where are you from?
As for your route downwards, I would suggest you go from Mauritania directly to Mali, it's very safe (lots of checkpoint, make...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-17-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By titbird
I really don't think you need a satelite phone,...

I really don't think you need a satelite phone, firstly, you're not on your own, your friends can get help if needed, secondly, your own phone will work in 99% of the area and third, about every...
Forum: EMEA 08-29-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,053
Posted By titbird
Temp in Morocco is 0 - 10 degrees in the...

Temp in Morocco is 0 - 10 degrees in the mountains and up to 20 degrees in the warmer places (like near the dunes of Merzougha), esp in the mornings it can be cold. It will get warmer after Laayoune...
Forum: EMEA 08-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,053
Posted By titbird
Funny, the route doesn't come near to Bamako. ...

Funny, the route doesn't come near to Bamako.
And for Tanger, it's one of the worst places in Morocco, with a lot of hassle and crime. Better drive a little inland, the closer a hotel to the ferry,...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-28-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,119
Posted By titbird
Hi Kenya! Where do you guys get your tyres...

Hi Kenya!

Where do you guys get your tyres from? I'm passing through Kenya on the way up from South Africa next year and it would be very usefull to pick up a tyre in Kenya as it's halfway. That...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-07-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By titbird
50 euro/day is more than enough. Depends on how...

50 euro/day is more than enough. Depends on how you travel, every night in a tent, then maybe 30/40 euro is enough. Gas is not much cheaper (than Europe) and botteled water/cola is expensive at 1.5...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,589
Posted By titbird
I thought Jammin was one of the last on the ferry...

I thought Jammin was one of the last on the ferry Venice-Egypt before it closed down. Anyway this ferry will start working again in october, maybe sooner.

My friends are now in Israel, waiting for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,317,796
Posted By titbird
After a long day in the Ghanian jungle ...

After a long day in the Ghanian jungle
http://i54.tinypic.com/jqnddj.jpg

Dogon country, Mali

http://i52.tinypic.com/2m26tf5.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 644,787
Posted By titbird
<iframe width="640" height="510"...

<iframe width="640" height="510" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/75xjWI7-E3s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 613,802
Posted By titbird
Wow, it seems that me and my friend are...

Wow, it seems that me and my friend are resposible for this, we used Grimaldi last november with 2 bikes and disembarked at Dakar port, but found grimaldi was incompetent to help us with the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 96,475
Posted By titbird
@Kiwipeet, I feel your pain, I also lost my...

@Kiwipeet,
I feel your pain, I also lost my best friend in a motorbike accident.
Although I never met Mike, if feel like I know him, I was well impressed with his humor and how he respectfuly ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
It's OK for riding two up, I did 2 weeks Slovakia...

It's OK for riding two up, I did 2 weeks Slovakia with my girlfriend and she thinks it's more comfortable than the blackbird. Don't expect super fast accelerations or high motorway speeds, but I...
Forum: Racing 03-12-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,236
Posted By titbird
Very nice summary & great pictures!!:clap

Very nice summary & great pictures!!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
Hey dallastx, I know you don't go off-roading...

Hey dallastx, I know you don't go off-roading much but is the suspension upgrade noticable offroad. I would like to get the hyperpro's (have'm on my blackbird too) to get rid of the diving when...
Forum: EMEA 06-19-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By titbird
Hi Erik, We are planning a trip ourselves...

Hi Erik,

We are planning a trip ourselves around scandinavia, leaving 12 july for 5 weeks. This is a very rough plan (driving clockwise)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
I've noticed a difference from my Yamaha engine...

I've noticed a difference from my Yamaha engine bars to the one in the picture. The mounting point seems different, did they relocate the regulator to fit the bars? I think they are the upgraded...
Forum: EMEA 05-29-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By titbird
That's around the period I'm planning my little...

That's around the period I'm planning my little Afrika adventure of riding from Belgium to the Congo and back (western route) and I will be using my 2008 Tenere. For Afrika I think this is the...
Forum: Europe 03-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By titbird
Thanks for the advise guys:clap I will be...

Thanks for the advise guys:clap I will be skipping the most northern part around Inari and take the eastern route.
Forum: Europe 03-21-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By titbird
Finland planning

Hi there, I'm planning a trip through scandinavia this summer 2-up on a blackbird. I have about a week to drive from Inari to Helsinki. Original plan is to take the eastern route via Kuusamo and...
Forum: EMEA 02-28-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,319
Posted By titbird
Hi my name is Tony and I'm planning a trip...

Hi my name is Tony and I'm planning a trip through scandinavia this summer like you are. I will be going with my girlfriend on a blackbird so I will have to keep the gravel roads to a minimum.:cry ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
Is there a site were we can follow your travels?...

Is there a site were we can follow your travels? What make are the boxes?

Looks like you're having a great time.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
Hey Supervaca, have a nice trip, I will be...

Hey Supervaca, have a nice trip, I will be following your progres. How does the tracking work? It's certainly a slow site, but nice for family a friends to be able to follow you.

You chose the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
At the moment I am in Slovakia with my girlfriend...

At the moment I am in Slovakia with my girlfriend as duo and for normal travel there is no problem. I did some mild offroad and for the harder parts my girlfriend got of the bike (her idea). In...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
While the speed is indeed 10% higher than on gps,...

While the speed is indeed 10% higher than on gps, the distance is only of by 2,5%, which is neglectable. I measured it!:deal

I also ran a tank dry and got 481 km out of 23 liter, 150 km on f-trip....
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
Congratulations, I'm getting mine the 29th, the...

Congratulations, I'm getting mine the 29th, the waiting is the hardest part, isn't it?

When you had a good testdrive, please post your findings also on the xt660 forum...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,317,796
Posted By titbird
http://i29.tinypic.com/2rhbin4.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/2rhbin4.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,317,796
Posted By titbird
http://i25.tinypic.com/14sgppl.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/14sgppl.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 157,965
Posted By titbird
Hypermotard - French Alps ...

Hypermotard - French Alps

http://i26.tinypic.com/25aqh5t.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
What's an S10?:jjen

What's an S10?:jjen
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
@ Josephau, Who made the lower saddle ? Nice...

@ Josephau, Who made the lower saddle ?
Nice bike, I ordered mine with the topcase.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,165,628
Posted By titbird
Just ordered mine, as there are only a few left...

Just ordered mine, as there are only a few left for Belgium this year. Also a white one with the topcase (423 euro- ouch). The topcase is only 30 liters, ugly, and the Yamaha importer could'nt tell...
Forum: Europe 06-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By titbird
I'm sure you already heard about the 'bike to...

I'm sure you already heard about the 'bike to beach service' from Paris France Porteur in Brussels. Try googleling it
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