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Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 51,464
Posted By Colebatch
Who knows how long its going to last. Slowly but...

Who knows how long its going to last. Slowly but surely "property law" will come to Russia and Mongolia and when it does, people will start carving up the land with fences.

2 years ago friends...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 51,464
Posted By Colebatch
Loving the pics guys. Truly awesome...

Loving the pics guys. Truly awesome :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 140,885
Posted By Colebatch
you will go in a group of 9? :deal

you will go in a group of 9? :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,312,836
Posted By Colebatch
Walter and Tony havent seen it yet ... so yes if...

Walter and Tony havent seen it yet ... so yes if someone who downloaded could rehost it, or give me the title so I can find it on a torrent search. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 683,872
Posted By Colebatch
No. I did not have an R80G/S with us in Siberia....

No. I did not have an R80G/S with us in Siberia.

I believe it was a R80 ST, with a list of custom modifications so extensive, that its totally unrecognisable from what it originally was - even to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 56,468
Posted By Colebatch
I have been thinking about this Rally Mongolia...

I have been thinking about this Rally Mongolia for about 5 years now. This just makes me want it more.

One of these days .... :)

Awesome effort. Awesome determination lad !
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 683,872
Posted By Colebatch
Yes it was my bike. Hyperpro Bas had the idea,...

Yes it was my bike. Hyperpro Bas had the idea, and he and Erik machined up a new custom stem for me
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,440
Posted By Colebatch
If it makes you feel any better, I have been...

If it makes you feel any better, I have been going all over Siberia for 20 years without seeing a bear :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,260
Posted By Colebatch
impressive build :clap:clap:clap

impressive build :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 56,468
Posted By Colebatch
There was a Japanese guy on a HPN airhead boxer...

There was a Japanese guy on a HPN airhead boxer that actually finished above Lyndon in the final standings (Lyndon lost about 10 hrs thanks to assorted wheel mishaps) ... so yeah ... they have a few....
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,206
Posted By Colebatch
I was looking at the pic and thinking ... OK, he...

I was looking at the pic and thinking ... OK, he has 10cm of ground clearance ... before he has even sat on the bike. It much be 5cm with him on it. You want to be taking it easy with that sort of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 140,885
Posted By Colebatch
another great video, guys!

another great video, guys!
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 107,185
Posted By Colebatch
You should talk to Erik at Hot Rod - he has bored...

You should talk to Erik at Hot Rod - he has bored out a few clamps ... problem with them is the cast clamps are not well centred. One of the bores is off centre quite a bit. When you bore them out...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 44,817
Posted By Colebatch
And I see the timing of the haircut incident was...

And I see the timing of the haircut incident was most unfortunate. Just when you wanted to be looking your sharpest & coolest, ... you were handicapped by that unfortunate haircut.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 44,817
Posted By Colebatch
Seasoned Russia travellers are familiar with what...

Seasoned Russia travellers are familiar with what we term "haircut risk" when travelling for extended period in the risk zone (former Soviet Union). Its a greater risk in Siberia and seems to be...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,206
Posted By Colebatch
Beautiful pics guys :clap:clap:clap

Beautiful pics guys :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 44,817
Posted By Colebatch
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 140,885
Posted By Colebatch
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 107,185
Posted By Colebatch
if you have the triple clamps to go with your new...

if you have the triple clamps to go with your new from end, any front end can be made to fit. You just need a workshop to custom make you a steering stem.

If you are asking if it will fit in the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 244,634
Posted By Colebatch
no. It was the same in 2009 when this...

no.

It was the same in 2009 when this picture was taken.

It is destroyed now. All gone.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,732
Posted By Colebatch
Full synthetic ... Usually Motul 300V 10w40

Full synthetic ... Usually Motul 300V 10w40
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,732
Posted By Colebatch
I long ago began changing oil and filter after...

I long ago began changing oil and filter after about each 6000 km / 4000 miles. After that sort of distance the oil becomes pretty black. By10,000 km it looks like 100% crude - which cant be a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,732
Posted By Colebatch
Nice work. :clap:clap How much did it set...

Nice work. :clap:clap

How much did it set you back to coat the exhaust headers mate?
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 244,634
Posted By Colebatch
wow - the fuel station is really filling up with...

wow - the fuel station is really filling up with stickers !!
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,188
Posted By Colebatch
My understanding is that there is no difference...

My understanding is that there is no difference in the way the spring works, but there is a preference generally on progressive springs to have the more dense coiling (thus more dense weight) at the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 140,885
Posted By Colebatch
Hey Pate ,,, great ride here... Am really looking...

Hey Pate ,,, great ride here... Am really looking forward to the rest of this report, especially the 110.! :deal:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 140,885
Posted By Colebatch
I like this shot ... reminds me of this scene in...

I like this shot ... reminds me of this scene in the Bodrov film, Mongol.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/12473735723_c285d241e5_o.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 683,872
Posted By Colebatch
No. I pumped a bit of cash into a Polish...

No. I pumped a bit of cash into a Polish composites guy who was going to build me a whole bunch. But the end product never came through. So after being burned by that, I decided to let it rest.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 140,885
Posted By Colebatch
more great Tuva pics ... AWESOME :) :deal:deal

more great Tuva pics ... AWESOME :) :deal:deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 107,185
Posted By Colebatch
As someone mentioned, 30 mm more travel does not...

As someone mentioned, 30 mm more travel does not mean the bike sits 30mm higher. Forks move both ways. A fork in a loaded bike does not only compress from resting position, it can extend too. An...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,510
Posted By Colebatch
About time !!!

About time !!!
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 205,360
Posted By Colebatch
I am guessing this worked out pretty well for you...

I am guessing this worked out pretty well for you then? :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 205,360
Posted By Colebatch
wise words indeed. !!:deal Odessa, Arcadia beach...

wise words indeed. !!:deal Odessa, Arcadia beach in the evenings ... doesnt get much better than that
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,312,836
Posted By Colebatch
Sorry Don, havent checked the thread over the new...

Sorry Don, havent checked the thread over the new year ... its an SR Racing, from Scheffelmeier.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,147,899
Posted By Colebatch
you MIGHT need a relay. The short term current...

you MIGHT need a relay. The short term current drain on a powerful horn is high. But its not a battery flattening issue, its a "can your horn switch and circuit handle the extra current" issue. A...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,206
Posted By Colebatch
fantastic to see some pics from this area again :)

fantastic to see some pics from this area again :)
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 107,185
Posted By Colebatch
Shivers have 300mm travel, the BMW ones have...

Shivers have 300mm travel, the BMW ones have 270mm ... its just over an inch difference.

You can either stick them an inch thru the triples, or if you have an adjustable height or longer travel...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,206
Posted By Colebatch
in :norton

in :norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 683,872
Posted By Colebatch
I have done big tours on the bike with the OEM...

I have done big tours on the bike with the OEM forks (just resprung), with 48mm WPs and with 50mm marzocchis ... but I had a few rides on Terry's bike which has the simpler 45mm marzocchi shiver...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,510
Posted By Colebatch
you have the F800 GS front fender on there ......

you have the F800 GS front fender on there ... Did Erik or Prutser make up some brackets?
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