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Old 06-14-2010, 02:19 PM   #7351
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And rest of them spread between UK (BigBob owns 5!!!), France (one guy there have something like 12), Belgium, Netherlands and Germany

That's only half of group I rode with - beginners group. Real fast guys are long gone by time we jumped out from the woods to get some drinks :)

Yes, blue one with BIG exhaust, one in front is mine :)
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:27 PM   #7352
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dont forget brazil.. there are quite a few there too..

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Old 06-14-2010, 02:38 PM   #7353
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An prize goes toooo....
Brazil!

That's a LOT of DRs! :)


Hmmm...I have not checked photos from last DR meeting in Praque and Germany thou...hmmmm
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:12 PM   #7354
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And rest of them spread between UK (BigBob owns 5!!!), France (one guy there have something like 12), Belgium, Netherlands and Germany

That's only half of group I rode with - beginners group. Real fast guys are long gone by time we jumped out from the woods to get some drinks :)

Yes, blue one with BIG exhaust, one in front is mine :)


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dont forget brazil.. there are quite a few there too..

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An prize goes toooo....
Brazil!

That's a LOT of DRs! :)
Hmmm...I have not checked photos from last DR meeting in Praque and Germany thou...hmmmm
Popularity contest. Geez, you two really know how to rub it in.....

But I'm glad to know of so many. Increases my chances of one day making an 800 mine.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:19 PM   #7355
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Well, here is something that will make you feel better :)

Know why I mentioned "jumping out of the woods"?

Because EVERY single ride offroad is totally illegal where I leave.

Riding offroad looks like that: ride on any backroad...look around, check for police...and quickly ride off to roadside and then forrest. IF there is no fence. And no ditch big enough to lose DR there...

And don't get caught or you pay. A lots.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:24 PM   #7356
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Here's the American chapter................



...........hello...........


hello.................anyone ??
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:29 PM   #7357
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Well, here is something that will make you feel better :)

Know why I mentioned "jumping out of the woods"?

Because EVERY single ride offroad is totally illegal where I leave.

Riding offroad looks like that: ride on any backroad...look around, check for police...and quickly ride off to roadside and then forrest. IF there is no fence. And no ditch big enough to lose DR there...

And don't get caught or you pay. A lots.


I'd love to see all those bikes jumping out of the woods and into ditches...

Dual Sport Riding at risk! That's the truest expression of our love for this sport. People may question our sanity but they'll never question our devotion .

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Old 06-14-2010, 03:31 PM   #7358
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The Power of One!

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Here's the American chapter................



...........hello...........


hello.................anyone ??
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99' DR200 SEX "Herbie" the Looove bike
"Life's odyssey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out,shouting,"...holy shit...what a ride!"
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:36 PM   #7359
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #7360
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And rest of them spread between UK (BigBob owns 5!!!), France (one guy there have something like 12), Belgium, Netherlands and Germany

That's only half of group I rode with - beginners group. Real fast guys are long gone by time we jumped out from the woods to get some drinks :)

Yes, blue one with BIG exhaust, one in front is mine :)
sorry Bleusman, but we did wait for the beginners group by that mac
so that was the complete group, i'm on the pic, the short haired in the orange shirt
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #7361
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so where is the rest of the bikes? I do not see that XLR and few other bikes...
or it was Belgian ride? But then where is KTM and Gerke's Tenere and XLR..
I can't remeber now... Or some bikes were parked in different spot?
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:33 PM   #7362
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No, that's Holland ride, I am sure. My bike got MT21 tyres on it, on first I had mefos.
Then I swear some bikes missing from that photo. I see only about 10 bikes there...
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:43 AM   #7363
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Rob they aren't oversize bongs just hidden flame throwers for tailgaters.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:45 AM   #7364
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Now if we could only get all the Ozzie BIG owners in one place that would be cool.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:31 AM   #7365
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Hey there....drove my BIG to the department of motor vehicles on a one-day registration to get it registered permanently. No problems there, the DMV has stopped doing technical inspection of EU-imported vehicles.

They only checked the papers and weighed it (fyi: 225kg with full gas tank, stock SR43B with H&B crash bars). Then the guy asked if it was a single-cylinder, so I got to do the low-voice-squinted-eyes-"Yeah mate....it's a single"-thing, haha

Weather was horrible, as you'd expect during Dutch summertime.....but nevermind that: I had a blast taking my DR for the first decent ride!

I'm still getting used to the diesel-like powerband. It's not really fast in a straight line by today's standards, but somehow it just works. If I ride off in first and keep it above 3000 there's ample torque. When I open the throttle at 110km/h in fifth gear to overtake on the highway, 150 always comes up quicker than I expect.

One thing though: I always thought that whining about windscreens and noise was for BMW-riders (yes there's wind on a motorcycle, get used to it).....but the screen is exactly the wrong height for me :( At 120km/h I get a lot of turbulence and noise, even with earplugs and "quiet" Schubert C2 helmet. When I stand up or hunker down, it's almost gone. Not sure what to do about it yet. If I didn't care about the looks I'd cut down the stock screen.

Also, I've been googling my *ss off for exhaust and suspension upgrades, basically reading every bluesman post on every internet forum for the last two years, hehe.

Bluesman: I'm not too sure about the M.S.R. titanium exhaust from eBay. "Der" Stephan said on that German forum that it's too small for the big single. I can get hold of a new €150 laser produro (legal version), but that's without the link pipe and attachment bracket, which would have to be welded (can't do it myself) or ordered (€180 something). And I'd like to replace the exhaust header anyway.
There's a Dutch supplier that has the GPR oval for €299, and matching performance header for €139. I consider that a lot of money for parts that basically make...noise only.

I'd rather spend €850 on a fully adjustable wilbers rear shock than half of that on an exhaust.

Right now: waiting for the registration papers, so I can get a license plate, so I can riiiiiide....
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