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Old 11-30-2008, 08:25 AM   #316
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Sump guard toolbox complete now....
Unfortunately I now have to wait for new rear brake line. Goodridge "modular" line I have is leaking :(

On other hand it is cold and wet here. 0 Celcius and really humid. Time for garage...

http://kickstarter.org/mkportal/modu...lbum/a_465.jpg

http://kickstarter.org/mkportal/modu...lbum/a_466.jpg

http://kickstarter.org/mkportal/modu...lbum/a_467.jpg
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:44 PM   #317
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Sump guard toolbox complete now....
Unfortunately I now have to wait for new rear brake line. Goodridge "modular" line I have is leaking :(

On other hand it is cold and wet here. 0 Celcius and really humid. Time for garage...

http://kickstarter.org/mkportal/modu...lbum/a_465.jpg

http://kickstarter.org/mkportal/modu...lbum/a_466.jpg

http://kickstarter.org/mkportal/modu...lbum/a_467.jpg
Very flash Bluesman, and shiney too...

I like shiney
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:16 PM   #318
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Believe it or not - I was going purely for function, but when I saw how much aluminium I have on that setup I thought that I can not stand polished ally on "dirt plugging" bike so I painted all with spray can of "toolbox spray", you know - one that does not dry smooth but "dotty". And see how it came out
I must admit I like it too
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:48 AM   #319
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When a lot is on your mind what is better then leaving everything behind and go to clean the disturb mind in a few days in the desert?
So, I pick up the wife, 2 kids and the bike and went to visit good friends who live in a small "moshav" named- Faran in south Israel where they grow peppers.

On Friday morning welcomed me a beautiful sunny autumn day- some clouds in the sky and clear and clean air with excellent visibility.

Perfect!!!


had a rough idea about where I want to go and decided to decide as I go, see who or what I will find on the way…which is one of the benefits of riding solo…

I only knew that I want to end the day on a beautiful point above the Ramon crater

As usual, on the way I met some very nice people- bicycle riders, hikers and also to surprise some gazelle andibex- who don’t give you the time to pull out the camera…
Between one wadi and anther I made time for coffee or tea breaks, by my self or with
Guests I met on the way.
To my surprise I didn’t meet any motorcycles…

When the sun was not so high in the sky I finely got to the point where I took these pictures. What a place to finish a day. Any day!

I have to share with you something- I put the bike over there riding on. To get to that point you have to go over a crack that is about 40cm width and over 50m deep. I notice that only after the front wheel was already on the other side…

After I took some pictures and enjoyed the view it was time to get the bike from there… then some strange fear trickle dawn my spine…




The way beck I did walking the bike, and not looking down…

From there it's a short ride to the small town of mitzpe ramon. It's time to put some gas in the tank air in the tires to fit them for some fast on road ride. (I have only good things to say about the Dunlop D606)

That was the dessert of the day- 80 kilometer of empty desert road with slow curves, long full gasstraights and excellent landscape beck to Faran.

Perfect day, perfect bike.







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Old 12-01-2008, 09:06 PM   #320
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Lookin forward to the pics Nave ....
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:10 AM   #321
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pix of a perfect day

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Lookin forward to the pics Nave ....
from some resone i can't up load pix here

please enter here to see some of the pix i took that day.
look down the page for some desert landscape...

great day to you all
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:23 AM   #322
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from some resone i can't up load pix here

please enter here to see some of the pix i took that day.

great day to you all
Nave.
Holy ****! It's winter up here so no biking for me, it really hurt looking at pics like that. =)

And the reason why you can't up pictures: The server is full and the pic attachment option has been turned off..
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:28 AM   #323
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That is some seriously good looking dirt biking country you've got in those photos of yours Nave my friend

Just as well you've got a serious dirt bike aye
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:44 PM   #324
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can theses beasties be found in the US? how rare are they to find?
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:56 PM   #325
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can theses beasties be found in the US? how rare are they to find?
hens teeth spring to mind.
you might have to import
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:29 AM   #326
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pix of a perfect day

hello all,

except bikepix you can also see the pix here.

great day to you all
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:56 AM   #327
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nice rides!

I can only send you picture of mud and wet snow and grey sky over here
We are well into "eurowinter" season...
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:58 AM   #328
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question to all

colleagues, does anybody have slightest idea what make is rear shock on DR Big (stock)? Is is Showa by any chance?

I want to make myself a present - hydraulic preload adjuster from Merge Racing, but I do not know if it will fit, hence the question...
They have like 3 types: Showa, Kayaba and WP...how the hell to find which one I have -no clue. Well, I know it is not WP
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:56 AM   #329
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I bought a DR 750 recently but I am having some doubts about it..... Maybe you guys can help me out.

I bought it to do offroad, but due to the lack of spare parts and the age of the bike, sometimes my I think I should have bought something else.
I am just doing my first offroad trips which means I am gonna fall and break some stuff. So is this a good bike for me? Or should I let her go?
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:07 PM   #330
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spare parts - plenty. Suzuki dealers, www.cmsnl.com, ebay.de

Breaking DR750 in offroad ride? :) well, do you care about plastics?
Rest of that bike (if you put on metal sump guard and crash bars and hand guards) is like hammer, SO strong. I bought my DR800 SPECIFICALLY because it can withstand amazing amount of abuse :) Unfortunately - tested.
1. Fall at around 60 kmph downhill on medieval cobblestone road (worst kind of surface to fall onto) - smashed crash bar. A bit of welding and hammering - back on.
2. Uncountable falls during offroading (I am learner offroad) - no damage at all. Just none.

Comparing to legends like Africa or Supertenere DR is amazingly less prone to damage from falls. Think DR650 X 2
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