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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 02:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 25,588
Posted By MrPopples
last week I tried making a mount for my speedo...

last week I tried making a mount for my speedo ...
Couldn't get anything looking straight/symmetrical ...

it looks so easy when you do it :)
Congratz, you got taste and skills :freaky
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
good to know ... because I have a similar issue...

good to know ...
because I have a similar issue right now :cry
Bike starts fine, idles fine ... then dies!
looks like the bike won't start again properly until cold...

oh well ... I have so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,749
Posted By MrPopples
Again, great photographs, thanks for all the...

Again, great photographs, thanks for all the advice too ;)

I bought a camera a year ago, a dmc fz62... and I understand now why having the possibility to shoot in RAW is important!

It's a nice...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,395
Posted By MrPopples
Well, another "rosbeef" in the Gers :D I'm...

Well, another "rosbeef" in the Gers :D

I'm in Cologne (Yes, in France, Gers, not Germany!)

Trails are authorized unless specified otherwise ...
Lots (most?) of the trails are forbiden sadly.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
Right now, more than time and money, I need...

Right now, more than time and money, I need skillz :D

first attempt at making a speedo mount for the vapor trailtech ...
a disaster!
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
@Leo: very nice DR :) I have a similar...

@Leo: very nice DR :)

I have a similar project actually ... and I can't even produce a nice picture :lol3
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By MrPopples
Thanks, I'm in fear, in great fear, I hope...

Thanks,
I'm in fear, in great fear, I hope France will not succumb to fascism ... but that's another story.



And that's exactly what I'm trying to do.
I won't try to convince anyone, I'm just...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By MrPopples
yeah, I'm taking numbers out of my ass :) ...

yeah, I'm taking numbers out of my ass :)
http://www.association-aide-victimes.fr/calcul-prejudice-corporel-AAF.htm

Again, this is stricly related to french legislation.
Toy with the calculator...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By MrPopples
Can I just step in to say that "denial of...

Can I just step in to say that "denial of insurance" can cost you a life worth of money?
If you injure someone, it can easily cost you more than 500 000 euros in France.
Search for "pretium...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,703
Posted By MrPopples
rich idea. I quickly copy/pasted a new sheet...

rich idea.

I quickly copy/pasted a new sheet to change it to SI units and euros :D

here (http://advrider.com/forums/darkebola.free.fr/priv/mctrip.xlsx)

Warning: I edited it with libre...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,749
Posted By MrPopples
amazing pics :) Thx for sharing! :clap

amazing pics :)

Thx for sharing! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
Happy holidays to all of those who have holidays...

Happy holidays to all of those who have holidays :D




Actually, I ride the Buell if I want to ride on the road for long stretches :)
so, I would probably be ok for a trade to a DR350 :)
(I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
@Rob: A clown entertain peoples on purpose I...

@Rob: A clown entertain peoples on purpose I guess.
I guess I'm just a bad mechanic (or ... a learner? :))

@ghulst: depends on what is your budget.
I think the DR800 is an overall good bike....
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,494
Posted By MrPopples
Totally agree with that ... it has to be a very...

Totally agree with that ... it has to be a very good friend if you are planning to ride a bike insured in his name...

It seems the bike is in France ... and as a French guy (with no experience...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16,440
Views: 9,981,183
Posted By MrPopples
:rofl Ok, I admit, this is not my mum......

:rofl
Ok, I admit, this is not my mum... thougth that would be obvious.
at that time, she was riding a red 125 TS, not a Solex :)

But all the other points are still valid :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16,440
Views: 9,981,183
Posted By MrPopples
Hortensia is the same in french and spanish. ...

Hortensia is the same in french and spanish.
but tulipes and roses is only in french ;)

Plus, the prices are in 'Fr' which are Francs (old currency).
Also, this is a "Solex", which is a french...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
leak found, understood and fixed :clap So,...

leak found, understood and fixed :clap

So, it wasn't coming out of overflow ... it was dripping from the "T" that get's the fuel to the carbs (part 50).

So, I changed both seals (part 49) and I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
exiting only on the right carb'. I'll check the...

exiting only on the right carb'.
I'll check the drain screw, good idea.

drain screws have been removed for cleanup ... might have been damaged or not screwed tight enough.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
Yes everything is new and fuel is comming out of...

Yes everything is new and fuel is comming out of overflow.
but "drop" by "drop". it's not pissing fuel :D



What do you call "play" in the floats?
I paid a lot of attention at setting the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
The thing is, everything is new in there ... and...

The thing is, everything is new in there ... and it leaks :(
Cannot find anything wrong with the assembly. everything looks fine and is clean.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 16,440
Views: 9,981,183
Posted By MrPopples
I was more thinking about "Motorhead - Jailbait"...

I was more thinking about "Motorhead - Jailbait" :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
right, that makes sense to me :) Thanks. ...

right, that makes sense to me :)

Thanks.
I'll sort out the wiring someday ...
When I will have resolved my leaky carburetor ... I forgot to close the fuel and the carb leaked :-/
There was more...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
nice mods :) any plans for the "piss colored"...

nice mods :)
any plans for the "piss colored" acerbis tank?
There's just no way to paint them and trying to get them white again seems impossible without patience ...

hope to get something...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 148,034
Posted By MrPopples
Wicked Yeah, exactly my thought :)

Yeah, exactly my thought :)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 93,262
Posted By MrPopples
Some nice pics here, really enjoyed reading some...

Some nice pics here, really enjoyed reading some pages :)
(I admit I didn't read it all...)

let me contribute :D

http://i.imgur.com/ykI0kcA.jpg

must be around 1993.
and yes, ATGATT ... mum...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
Sunday, I put back together my carbs :D ...

Sunday, I put back together my carbs :D

remember, 2 month ago I started cleaning them.
They are now cleaner than new :lol3... Ok ... no ... I'm just working so slowly :cry

I put back the tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
In france, don't expect to sell a running DR800...

In france, don't expect to sell a running DR800 for more than 1500 euros.

Maybe if it's in perfect condition with low mileage, you could ask for 2000 euros.

Also, don't sell in the winter ......
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,326
Posted By MrPopples
I'm not going to start a "touring agency", but I...

I'm not going to start a "touring agency", but I can suggest roadbooks, tent spaces ... or whatever you need in france.

being a french guy, that might be easier for me than for fred :)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-20-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,562
Posted By MrPopples
that looks like a lot of work ... but the story...

that looks like a lot of work ... but the story behind it makes it worth it :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By MrPopples
remove the damm ABS :D it's useless, it adds...

remove the damm ABS :D

it's useless, it adds "brake lines" everywhere and it weights at least 5Kg ...

also, subscribed. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,326
Posted By MrPopples
Dammit, I gotta get out of my cave more often...

Dammit,
I gotta get out of my cave more often :D

I'll try to catch up on this tunisian tour :)

GB: you might want to use 'grosses' instead of 'grandes' :)
grand translates to tall.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
The 750 and 800 are not in production anymore. ...

The 750 and 800 are not in production anymore.
The 650 and 400 are not sold in europe anymore (can't pass the european anti pollution norm: don't even think importing/plating one ... nightmare...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
totally not on purpose :) Automatic? really?...

totally not on purpose :)

Automatic? really?
I don't see how that can work. especially with a big/heavy bike... but wait and see :)

now, let me ask: what will suzuki do to counter the "africa...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
and what bike has honda today to replace the...

and what bike has honda today to replace the africa twin? :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,326
Posted By MrPopples
awesome :) I still couldn't make it for this...

awesome :)

I still couldn't make it for this year ... and now this is all over :cry

Well, I head the guys behind the DDMT is planning something in Tunisia for next year ...
That might worth...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16,440
Views: 9,981,183
Posted By MrPopples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcSKlY6RMJg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcSKlY6RMJg


There you go: https://www.facebook.com/lequipeeparis

couldn't find any other website than this facebook crap ... but that would be good enough :)
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
was for the Buell. That's the only part sold...

was for the Buell.
That's the only part sold actually :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
it's not a dead cat ... it's a lazy cat ... ...

it's not a dead cat ... it's a lazy cat ...
don't get fooled by the awful smell, it's alive and always complaining about a lack of food in its plate :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
Guys, I'm moving soon ... and I still have all...

Guys,
I'm moving soon ... and I still have all this on my hands: http://imgur.com/a/lsH6X#5

I'm not planning to use it anymore (I want lightweight :P) and I can't put that to the bin ...
I need...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16,349
Views: 2,658,538
Posted By MrPopples
I'm always amazed by your airbox mait :) ...

I'm always amazed by your airbox mait :)

about my brass tubes on the mikuni carbs ... I used "cold welding" bi component epoxy resin on them. looks like shit ... but I hope it will hold!
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