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Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By namtip
#37 Late next morning I wake up and the rain has...

#37 Late next morning I wake up and the rain has stopped, the sun is trying to come out, and somehow miraculously the tiny heater in my room has completely dried out the shrine of motorcycle gear...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By namtip
#32 Not long into the next day I meet these...

#32 Not long into the next day I meet these Icelandic chopper dudes. "These are the most useless bikes in Iceland!" says one of them proudly. I couldn't fault him there - not much good off-road!
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Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By namtip
#14 Next morning the roads are still empty -...

#14 Next morning the roads are still empty - where are all the cars in this country?!

http://i57.tinypic.com/2d27ivo.jpg


#15 At a bridge over glacial meltwater
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Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By namtip
Thanks for all the nice comments so far! ...

Thanks for all the nice comments so far!



I had light rain on and off for about 2 and a half days out of a total of 8 days in Iceland, no downpours. It got chilly after a while of riding on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By namtip
Armstrong MT500 UK to Iceland 2014

Well I finally did it. On Wednesday 10th September I left Brighton, UK, to live my dream of riding around Iceland on a bike. I returned 19 days and 3083 miles later.

Not bad for a first-ever...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 704,607
Posted By namtip
Armstrong MT500 in Iceland

I'd like to put forward a picture I took in October in Iceland. This is my 1987 Armstrong MT500. It's an unusual bike in some amazing scenery and I like to think it proves that you can adventure...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 525,422
Posted By namtip
Stafford 2014

I recently exhibited my Armstrong MT500 at this year's Stafford Classic Bike show. Worst ride of my life on the way up with rain and fog and busy traffic going too fast, overtaking and spraying me. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 111,251
Posted By namtip
Hi Mississippimadman, greetings from MT Riders...

Hi Mississippimadman, greetings from MT Riders Club! Looking good!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 238,974
Posted By namtip
Hi ERD, yes indeed they were. These were...

Hi ERD, yes indeed they were. These were originally made by an Italian company called SWM. British company Armstrong then bought out the licence and manufactured the 'MT500' for the British army...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 238,974
Posted By namtip
Hi Shaggie, no they're not, they're just plain...

Hi Shaggie, no they're not, they're just plain old 4-stroke. The engines are made by Rotax, mines a 500cc kickstart, the others in the picture are a later 350cc electric start variant. See my reply...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,406
Posted By namtip
Amazing pictures, keep them coming!:lurk I've...

Amazing pictures, keep them coming!:lurk I've now booked the ferry from Hirtshals on Sept 13th. Now I'm really looking forward to the trip...! :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 238,974
Posted By namtip
Here is my contribution. This is my red...

Here is my contribution. This is my red Armstrong MT500 with a few of its siblings outside Loomies cafe in Hampshire, UK.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2s7goxx.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,406
Posted By namtip
Hi Thomas B, Firstly may I say great...

Hi Thomas B,

Firstly may I say great write-up and photos - thanks for sharing!

I'm planning to go to Iceland this year in September on my Armstrong MT500 and have a couple of questions (for...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By namtip
Cry Any homemade roadbooks or budget alternatives???

Hi all, after much lurking and searching I could not find any threads on homemade roadbooks despite seeing a few in pictures non-related. Has anyone ever made their own and documented it? Even just...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10,768
Views: 3,612,873
Posted By namtip
My Armstrong MT500

Here is my British army Armstrong MT500 (one of a small batch of red ones - the rest being olive drab). The ride was on a small by-way called Old Shaftesbury Drove between Shaftesbury and Salisbury,...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,328
Posted By namtip
I'm currently building a toughened waterproof box...

I'm currently building a toughened waterproof box with LCD that displays oil temperature, air temperature and an oil pressure warning. I'm using an Arduino which is much simpler and more basic than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By namtip
Link fixed

Hi HaChayalBoded, you should be able to see it now. Have you been to the MT forum? Lot's of people there have repainted theirs in desert colours. If you haven't been before check it out:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By namtip
1987 Armstrong MT500 checking in...

Hi there, this is my first post. Sorry if I'm resurrecting an old thread, but I came across this by accident while doing a search on the MT riders club forum in the UK. I liked the advrider site so...
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