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Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,684
Posted By nathanthepostman
Thanks guys. Yeah it definitely wasn't...

Thanks guys. Yeah it definitely wasn't reassuring. It just seems odd that it happened only twice, as I'd been riding the bike solid over the two days. And it only seemed to happen immediately after...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,684
Posted By nathanthepostman
Hey guys, Wondered if I could run something...

Hey guys,

Wondered if I could run something by you...

I was out on a 1190 Adventure R the last few days and there was the obvious heat from the engine, but after a not too taxing ride I pulled...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 45,066
Posted By nathanthepostman
yeah nice one mate, nice set up you've got there....

yeah nice one mate, nice set up you've got there. Ride on!
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Geez, they're blasts from the past, those quotes....

Geez, they're blasts from the past, those quotes.

I wrote those at the time, a few years ago, and to read them back is a little disturbing in a way, just to see what place I was in back then. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
I'd say 70mpg is a touch optimistic for any bike...

I'd say 70mpg is a touch optimistic for any bike of this nature. I was riding a CB500X on the weekend and that was only getting 65mpg on a run. And that's pinned as an economical motor. Equally I was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Evening chaps, Thanks for the messages. I...

Evening chaps,

Thanks for the messages. I still haven't registered for updates on this thread so don't get them straight away.

Trevor; I went with James Cargo, it costing 900 or thereabouts,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
That's alright Ricky. I think, judging by how...

That's alright Ricky. I think, judging by how much range there is in the settings - and how much difference it makes - if you cranked it up to full stiffness it'd be fine with a passenger. If I was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
Thanks guys. I appreciate the help with the...

Thanks guys. I appreciate the help with the helmet cam footage. It's a Drift, which saves as MOV, and I'm using a PC, but even youtube doesn't seem to like it. It's a bit of a pain in the ass to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
I'm currently trying to upload some helmet cam...

I'm currently trying to upload some helmet cam footage which should show it in few different terrains, but struggling with MOV file format. Can't find software to edit it... if anyone knows of any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
That's alright Ricky. Yeah I've got to admit that...

That's alright Ricky. Yeah I've got to admit that it does work. When I first got on it I could barely touch the floor. That was with set on about 7 or 8 of nine variables; nine being the stiffest....
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
Thanks Jake. I was hoping you'd missed the link...

Thanks Jake. I was hoping you'd missed the link as if you'd read it and still had those questions then I'd clearly not done a very good job.

But any questions just fire them through. If I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
Have a read of that link I included Adventure950...

Have a read of that link I included Adventure950 and see if it goes anyway to answering your questions. If it doesn't I'll have another stab.

http://www.adventurebikerider.com/co...18-nathan.html...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 241,469
Posted By nathanthepostman
Morning gents, Not sure if I'm allowed to...

Morning gents,

Not sure if I'm allowed to cross-pollinate but as I've been on here long enough I don't think it should be a problem posting some images up from a ride I had on the CCM Monday just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Hey Kwak, how's it going mate? The mag's...

Hey Kwak, how's it going mate?

The mag's called Adventure Bike Rider. So I guess it's up my street really. Riding the new CCM 450 Adventure on Monday, which I'm excited about.

Do they have a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 190,442
Posted By nathanthepostman
Yeah that was a great debrief. Interesting to...

Yeah that was a great debrief. Interesting to hear how well those Lifan units held up, and what speed they'd let you cruise at. Great ride!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Hey Klous, Yeah it was a dodgy rebuild...

Hey Klous,

Yeah it was a dodgy rebuild alright. I tightened it all down then realised I'd not lubed the barrel and didn't want to cheat by squirting some up the spark plug end so had to dismantle...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,337
Posted By nathanthepostman
:ricky

:ricky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By nathanthepostman
Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for taking...

Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for taking the pics Tom. No worries about the hat. I was hoping it'd fallen off at the end of the drive.

As for distance covered, on a slow bike, in places...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Thanks Tom. Great photos. And great to meet you....

Thanks Tom. Great photos. And great to meet you. Thanks for flagging me down. I don't suppose you saw that hat on the back fall off as I rode down the road by chance? Worn it all the way from NY,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Thanks guys. I guess it's been four and a half...

Thanks guys. I guess it's been four and a half years and 35,000 miles in the making to reach this point, not all that time riding of course. But a few hurdles to get over along the way. Once I get...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
We made it... ...

We made it...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/487616_10151907380404688_1633763628_n.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/935100_10151896655944688_1462974031_n.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Whistler to Quesnel... ...

Whistler to Quesnel...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/936545_10151892960294688_1697084414_n.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Haha, I do look a fat bastard on that picture. It...

Haha, I do look a fat bastard on that picture. It must be the jacket, because I'm positively svelte at the minute. Bikini shots to follow.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Hey chaps, hey Pete (thanks again for last year),...

Hey chaps, hey Pete (thanks again for last year), decided to head north. See how far we get. Currently in Whistler. Aiming for .........(north) tomorrow.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Just trying to get a picture of them now...

Just trying to get a picture of them now Offcentre. Will upload shortly...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
yeah that sounds nice. But east, who rides...

yeah that sounds nice. But east, who rides east???

Nah, I don't know. Cylinder's back from the machinist tomorrow. Reckon the new piston pumps it up to 120cc, and once together the direction will...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
...I'd cancel that subscription to avoid...

...I'd cancel that subscription to avoid disapointment.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Well Enduro, I came back to Seattle the other day...

Well Enduro, I came back to Seattle the other day to pick the old girl up and take her home to England for her retirement. But I've had her rebored instead, and the back wheel rebuilt by the Wizard...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Up the coast to San Fran and Seattle... ...

Up the coast to San Fran and Seattle...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/32595_10151848723604688_739481912_n.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Las Vegas/Death Valley etc.. ...

Las Vegas/Death Valley etc..

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/554829_10151848713344688_1636683567_n.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Zion and on to the coast... ...

Zion and on to the coast...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/561882_10151848703224688_1178956154_n.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Mesa Verde, Monument Valley etc... ...

Mesa Verde, Monument Valley etc...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558808_10151848694509688_1296044514_n.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Colorado Springs and over the Rockies... ...

Colorado Springs and over the Rockies...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/164934_10151848678644688_171169299_n.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
I don't know, just some chick in the street who...

I don't know, just some chick in the street who wanted to try on my helmet.

Chicago and on across Mid-west...
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Moving in to Pennsylvania, heading towards...

Moving in to Pennsylvania, heading towards Detroit...

(gonna annotate these later)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/383111_10151848663014688_1406166061_n.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
Hey guys, a while since I last checked in. ...

Hey guys, a while since I last checked in.

Felt I just needed to update the blog report with a few more pics of the America trip as I never got round to it last year. I've not started a new ride...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,524,647
Posted By nathanthepostman
I was indeed Mr Kwak.Actually, I didn't realise...

I was indeed Mr Kwak.Actually, I didn't realise just how big a tw@t I looked until I saw the piece in print. Ah well...

And there's an interview in MCN this week as well, with them burning out...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,527
Posted By nathanthepostman
'By the time the sun comes up I can move several...

'By the time the sun comes up I can move several fingers,
but it is doubtful I will ever play the flugelhorn again.'

Awesomeness. Looking forward to next installment...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,527
Posted By nathanthepostman
Ditto Owlseye, Come on Bernard, tell us what...

Ditto Owlseye,

Come on Bernard, tell us what happened next...
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