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Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12,898
Views: 658,421
Posted By Richzrx12
I bought an '08 Ténéré and found it (with my...

I bought an '08 Ténéré and found it (with my almost 0 miles experience and 1m73cm height) a handful off-road, though great on-road, so traded it in for a WR250R. The WR250R was great off-road, as in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,266
Posted By Richzrx12
Great stuff Jim! Watch yourself when you head...

Great stuff Jim! Watch yourself when you head back into France though, not all Gendarmes are as flexible as the ones you've encountered so far...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Richzrx12
Good effort! Makes a change from heavily modified...

Good effort! Makes a change from heavily modified KTMs...! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,348
Posted By Richzrx12
Fantastic trip! Good to see an old XT being put...

Fantastic trip! Good to see an old XT being put through its paces!
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
Brage - have you tried Kedo.de?

Brage - have you tried Kedo.de?
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By Richzrx12
I had Conti TKC80s on my Tenere a while ago and...

I had Conti TKC80s on my Tenere a while ago and thought they were much better on the road than I ever expected. I'm going to try D606s or MT21s soon, see how they compare. Up in the hills around here...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
Good site! Best of luck with the trip, look...

Good site! Best of luck with the trip, look forward to following it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 260,194
Posted By Richzrx12
Went for a ride aound some local roads and trails...

Went for a ride aound some local roads and trails to try out the TW footpegs on the XT.

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt118/Richzx12/sized_IMG-20110606-00566.jpg

Very pleased with the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,501
Posted By Richzrx12
I have a 20L Acerbis on my XT and posted here...

I have a 20L Acerbis on my XT and posted here recently asking the same question. Didn't get any replies, doesn't really matter though as the "used overlander" look is growing on me. I intend to get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Richzrx12
For a first trip you could find a decent XT (not...

For a first trip you could find a decent XT (not too tall, cheap, very reliable, loads of parts around - including bigger tanks) or TT (slightly less cheap, taller than an XT, very reliable, bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By Richzrx12
In case it's of use to anyone, I've just had a...

In case it's of use to anyone, I've just had a reply from JustGasTanks.com saying that they believe once these tanks are yellowed they stay that way.

So the "well-travelled" look it is, then.......
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By Richzrx12
How do you clean up reticulated polyethylene?

I've just bought a secondhand 20 litre Acerbis tank for my XT600. It's yellowed and the decals are missing. I've emailed Acerbis about the decals and failing that will look at getting some made. It...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,349
Posted By Richzrx12
If you ask the question on XT660.com you might...

If you ask the question on XT660.com you might get some information. Just a thought though - have you got an aluminium bashplate on there? I put one on mine without insulating it and got a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
Big Rob - Nice pics there mate, Christ they look...

Big Rob - Nice pics there mate, Christ they look good covered in muck! Did the bike come with the Acerbis tank already fitted?
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
Lafeire, If you go to...

Lafeire,

If you go to http://600xt.bbfr.net/ you'll find plenty of guys who have done supermotard conversions to XTs. En plus c'est en francais!
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
Cheers Ed, yep, exactly like that one. We reckon...

Cheers Ed, yep, exactly like that one. We reckon the mounting points are the same so it's looking good.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
Mark.F - thanks for the reply mate. Just found a...

Mark.F - thanks for the reply mate. Just found a 34L rack on eBay here in France, spoke to the seller and we compared frame details and reckon it will fit the 2KF so I'll take the plunge and buy it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,331
Posted By Richzrx12
This is my 1989 2KF: ...

This is my 1989 2KF:

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt118/Richzx12/IMG00538-20110412-1530.jpg

Does anyone know where I can find a rear rack? Or if a later model Tenere rack will fit it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,341
Posted By Richzrx12
Good rebuild - you might struggle with adapting a...

Good rebuild - you might struggle with adapting a Tenere fairing to the bike though. Your XT is a 43F model and a lot of the later stuff won't fit. I have a 1989 2KF which is the model that replaced...
Forum: Europe 03-30-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,257
Posted By Richzrx12
Bowing out

Hi Magnon, work has reared it's ugly head once again and it looks like I won't even be in France over the dates you're all meeting up, let alone able to ride my bike for four days, so please take my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,543
Posted By Richzrx12
We don't seem to hear people talking about the...

We don't seem to hear people talking about the seat width much - I have a WR250R and a 30" inside leg (I haven't bothered to lower it other than with the stock adjusters) and I find it easy to slide...
Forum: Europe 01-21-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,257
Posted By Richzrx12
Magnon - I'm a possible and won't be able to...

Magnon - I'm a possible and won't be able to confirm for definite until April at the earliest because of work. As soon as I know for certain either way I'll let you know.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By Richzrx12
Until recently I had a ZRX1200 - fantastic bike...

Until recently I had a ZRX1200 - fantastic bike and one day I'll have another, but I'd bought a KLR as a town hack and found myself using the ZRX less and less. Then I changed the KLR for a new...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By Richzrx12
I recently downsized from a new Tenere to a...

I recently downsized from a new Tenere to a WR250R and am very pleased with it - the Tenere was a lovely smooth engine on the tarmac but too much offroad. The WR is also smooth (and very competent on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By Richzrx12
Phil - the latest copy of Enduro mag here in...

Phil - the latest copy of Enduro mag here in France has an ad (p77) for a company doing decals - www.2bprint-imprimerie.com (http://www.2bprint-imprimerie.com) maybe he can sort you out.

Rich
Forum: Europe 01-08-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,257
Posted By Richzrx12
For info I ride a Yam WR250R - so at the moment...

For info I ride a Yam WR250R - so at the moment the smallest bike on the list but I have to allow for my lack of experience somehow... I plan to get a Rotopax fuel can to attack to my rack so no...
Forum: Europe 01-07-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,257
Posted By Richzrx12
Very interested - I will keep these dates in...

Very interested - I will keep these dates in mind. I work overseas so these things have to tie in with time at home. Definitely up for it though if I can. I should be able to confirm well in advance.
Forum: Racing 01-01-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,199
Posted By Richzrx12
Got the t-shirts Jose - muchos gracias! Very nice...

Got the t-shirts Jose - muchos gracias! Very nice designs and quality. Best of luck!
Forum: Racing 12-13-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,754
Posted By Richzrx12
Perhaps breaking the threads into more specific...

Perhaps breaking the threads into more specific subjects like people do in other parts of ADVRider - i.e: instead of having just 'DR650' there are threads for 'DR650 Engine', 'DR650 brakes' etc.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,192
Posted By Richzrx12
Go for it! Dan Walsh is a great read (best...

Go for it! Dan Walsh is a great read (best appreciated after a couple of beers) and another good read that gets the love of bikes across is 'The Perfect Vehicle' by Melissa Holbrook Pierson. No...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,192
Posted By Richzrx12
Sorry to hear about that... Very good post...

Sorry to hear about that...

Very good post though - are you UK bike journo Dan Walsh by any chance...? Your post sounds like bits of 'These Are The Days That Must Happen To You'...

Hope you...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 343,547
Posted By Richzrx12
One of your supporters packs is heading to...

One of your supporters packs is heading to Southern France - I'm the English bloke who was on the white Tenere you followed from the Heroes Legend prologue near Ales to the motorway at Nimes.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,017
Posted By Richzrx12
The TTR sounds like a good choice for you, go for...

The TTR sounds like a good choice for you, go for it. I have a WR250R and for the type of trip you describe it would be perfect - the ONLY time I ever wish I had a bit more power is riding into...
Forum: Europe 11-19-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By Richzrx12
Sorry to hear about the theft. Bastards. ...

Sorry to hear about the theft. Bastards.

Try the French Triumph club - I don't know the name or site but a Google search should help - a mate of mine used to be on there and it sounds like a good...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By Richzrx12
Very worthwhile post this, although unfortunate...

Very worthwhile post this, although unfortunate and I'm pleased you got out of it OK Tim.

I live in France - anyone on their way south wanting to procure a can of pepper spray can find them...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,889
Posted By Richzrx12
The best ride reports make you want to jump on...

The best ride reports make you want to jump on your bike and ride in that same part of the world, those are some fantastic pictures of wonderful places. Look forward to the next trip.

Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 46,278
Views: 9,267,202
Posted By Richzrx12
Leipo - I live in France and bought a new WRR a...

Leipo - I live in France and bought a new WRR a couple of months ago. I haven't seen any mention on French forums of fuel pump failures and my dealer hadn't either. Then again not many have been sold...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,698
Posted By Richzrx12
I'm also under 6' with a 30" inside leg and like...

I'm also under 6' with a 30" inside leg and like Krabill says, no need to lower the WR at all, other than the stock lowering adjustment. I put lowering links on the Tenere I had before the WR to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,081
Posted By Richzrx12
I'll haggle (and expect some compromise) over the...

I'll haggle (and expect some compromise) over the price of a used bike in a dealers showroom, but not a new bike being sold at MRSP. In my view I can either afford it or I can't and I'll make the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,292
Posted By Richzrx12
Buy the one you end up deciding you want more...

Buy the one you end up deciding you want more (sounds like you want the KTM) and enjoy yourself! Life's too short. If you don't get on with it sell it and buy an X-Challenge.

I had an '08 Tenere...
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