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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By metropolis2k
I've got a feeling he was 5'4" or so. Not sure...

I've got a feeling he was 5'4" or so. Not sure about the bike.

http://www.dhpmoto.com/Trips/Baja%20Dec%202000/touratech/rahier.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35,555
Views: 8,982,593
Posted By metropolis2k
Yeah they go really well on the Boxer Cup :puke1

Yeah they go really well on the Boxer Cup :puke1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35,555
Views: 8,982,593
Posted By metropolis2k
The clue was the bellypan (plus I'm cheating...

The clue was the bellypan (plus I'm cheating because I have one too) :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35,555
Views: 8,982,593
Posted By metropolis2k
:eek1 How do you get that with the cylinder head...

:eek1 How do you get that with the cylinder head in the way? I've dragged a cylinder head before but nothing behind it touched down.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,133
Posted By metropolis2k
You shouldn't have to lift anything to get the...

You shouldn't have to lift anything to get the bike on the stand. Your foot gets the stand to do all the lifting, your hands are just there to pull the back backwards (not upwards).
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 936,315
Posted By metropolis2k
I actually picked up Nitrons for my 1150 a few...

I actually picked up Nitrons for my 1150 a few months ago and haven't done a proper write-up (because I fitted them in a hurry then shipped the bike off to Italy). My suspension place recommended I...
Forum: Europe 04-30-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 192,132
Posted By metropolis2k
Thank you! :D Update for the above: MOT was...

Thank you! :D

Update for the above: MOT was done today so it's covered until May 2015 and the plastic front engine cover has been replaced.
Forum: Europe 04-16-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 192,132
Posted By metropolis2k
Up for sale is my lovely grey/yellow 2003 (twin...

Up for sale is my lovely grey/yellow 2003 (twin spark) 1100S, 44k miles with plenty of extras.

Laser cans
Laser y-piece
Laser eprom chip
Ohlins rear shock (done less than 10k miles)
Panniers &...
Forum: Europe 03-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By metropolis2k
I'll keep an eye out but if it's a rarer bike it...

I'll keep an eye out but if it's a rarer bike it might be worth keeping an eye out for parts on eBay and Gumtree.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 936,315
Posted By metropolis2k
I removed the awful aftermarket heated grips I'd...

I removed the awful aftermarket heated grips I'd had on since I bought it and replaced them with standard non-heated grips. I'm going to fit OEM heated when I find second hand switchgear but this is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,092
Posted By metropolis2k
Can you tell whether the remote preload adjuster...

Can you tell whether the remote preload adjuster on the rear is doing anything? Have you checked there's enough oil in the reservoir? I found with my shocks, even without a huge number of miles, that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By metropolis2k
They passed a law so that every bike after 2003...

They passed a law so that every bike after 2003 in the EU had to have 'continuous lighting' (ie. no way to turn them off). My 2000 R1150GS has a light switch but my 2003 R1100S has continuous...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,237
Posted By metropolis2k
It's been a tricky Dakar for me having been in NY...

It's been a tricky Dakar for me having been in NY (instead of London) for two weeks, plus having very limited internet in the evenings and no TV at all!

That said I've enjoyed following thanks to...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,237
Posted By metropolis2k
I agree - he seems like a great guy, never...

I agree - he seems like a great guy, never complains but sadly does have some pretty bad luck sometimes. I think his Sherco a few years ago was one of the coolest looking bikes and I also think he...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 490,628
Posted By metropolis2k
As close as you can get to a proper adventure in...

As close as you can get to a proper adventure in the British Isles:

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/metropolis2k/6424A0FF-2DAA-4DF2-8E47-D21F4DCFFE4F-485-0000001FEEEB3712_zpsb4f6c05a.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,724
Posted By metropolis2k
I don't have a picture of the actual one but it...

I don't have a picture of the actual one but it was this beast:

http://www.jackstringer.co.uk/uploads/images/Gallery/bikes/Yamaha_TY80/MB_03-01-2010_011.jpg :D
Forum: Racing 06-27-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,942
Posted By metropolis2k
Confirmed as a fractured left collarbone for...

Confirmed as a fractured left collarbone for Lorenzo.
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 113,081
Posted By metropolis2k
I treated myself to a bit of an upgrade for my...

I treated myself to a bit of an upgrade for my new S. Fairly good price second hand. It needs a bit of a clean and has some corrosion / marks I can't get rid of, but it's only done 5k miles so I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 113,081
Posted By metropolis2k
I'm new to the club. I've had an 1150GS for a few...

I'm new to the club. I've had an 1150GS for a few years and had a hankering for an S so after being patient I bagged myself a bit of an eBay bargain last week and collected it on Saturday.

Did 300...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
Fantastic work Lyndon (and Pyndad!). Thoroughly...

Fantastic work Lyndon (and Pyndad!). Thoroughly deserved and I couldn't be happier for you mate :clap
Forum: Racing 01-18-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,191,837
Posted By metropolis2k
ES coverage playing Supertramp, awesome! :clap

ES coverage playing Supertramp, awesome! :clap
Forum: Racing 01-18-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,191,837
Posted By metropolis2k
Liked :thumb My first post in ages in this...

Liked :thumb

My first post in ages in this thread. Work has been insane this week. How dare my client decide they want us to actually work during the Dakar? I even 'worked from home' today :evil...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
I wonder if a Mod could pop that under his...

I wonder if a Mod could pop that under his username in posts for when he returns :evil

Cracking day again Lyndon! :clap
Forum: Racing 01-12-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,191,837
Posted By metropolis2k
No, engine swap penalties have taken a while to...

No, engine swap penalties have taken a while to be shown sometimes so it's not confirmed whether he kept the new engine or not.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,191,837
Posted By metropolis2k
He's carrying a shoulder injury I think. ...

He's carrying a shoulder injury I think.

EDIT: Yes, confirmed here: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/fr/pilote/047.html
Forum: Racing 01-10-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,191,837
Posted By metropolis2k
Crappy phone pic but my Lyndon Poskitt Racing...

Crappy phone pic but my Lyndon Poskitt Racing t-shirt arrived just as I'm enjoying following today's stage! This is what following the Dakar looks like in GMT... doing it in the office!
...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
Crappy phone pic but my t-shirt arrived just as...

Crappy phone pic but my t-shirt arrived just as I'm enjoying following today's stage! Thanks _Dani_!

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/metropolis2k/photo_zps9f75c70f.jpg

Go Lyndon! :clap
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
Another clue for the Dakar'14 project? :evil

Another clue for the Dakar'14 project? :evil
Forum: Racing 01-05-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,191,837
Posted By metropolis2k
In 20 minutes they're showing the highlights...

In 20 minutes they're showing the highlights again.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,908
Posted By metropolis2k
Yes, it's due to start in about 45 minutes here.

Yes, it's due to start in about 45 minutes here.
Forum: Racing 01-04-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 156,212
Posted By metropolis2k
I remember Ned saying he had somewhat of a...

I remember Ned saying he had somewhat of a dilemma last year about it. He knew he'd be riding and if he was in shorts and came off it could spell trouble, but equally I seem to remember him saying...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 156,212
Posted By metropolis2k
What a guy, and what a beautiful bike! :D

What a guy, and what a beautiful bike! :D
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 156,212
Posted By metropolis2k
Yes, I recall some pretty strong words coming...

Yes, I recall some pretty strong words coming from Verhoeven about the mechanics. It will be interesting to see if things have changed this year.
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 156,212
Posted By metropolis2k
Love the quote from there: "Also got to work with...

Love the quote from there: "Also got to work with Coma and Despres on navigating so I'm feeling a lot better about everything!" It's great that Marc is lending a hand even while he's not riding for...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
Sorry, forgot about you and your dad! Only...

Sorry, forgot about you and your dad! Only speaking from experience of my mates :D

Now scousers vs. mancs - there's two sets of people who definitely hate each other :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 185,252
Posted By metropolis2k
Don't the 'Racing kits' refer to the fairing,...

Don't the 'Racing kits' refer to the fairing, tanks, etc. on the bike rather than the gear the riders wear?
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
Mr Pedantic would point out that the War of the...

Mr Pedantic would point out that the War of the Roses was between the Houses of York and Lancaster, not necessarily the counties:



http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/qi/episodes/8/16/ :evil
...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 185,252
Posted By metropolis2k
Very odd to see a Q plate! I guess they've not...

Very odd to see a Q plate! I guess they've not based this on anything remotely resembling a production bike or even a production bike's VIN numbers and have had to resort to this. Usually the UK...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,338
Posted By metropolis2k
Thank you! :clap

Thank you! :clap
Forum: Racing 12-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,963
Posted By metropolis2k
Aubert sounds very French. Maybe put an extra 1...

Aubert sounds very French. Maybe put an extra 1 in front of that for an American rider :evil
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