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Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
Thanks for the tip

Thanks for the tip
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Anyone have a left side-view mirror for sale? ...

Anyone have a left side-view mirror for sale?

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/kRAAAOSwLa9UXO--/$_57.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Big Trip

Well, I finally did it, a big trip around Lake Victoria. I got back last night after around 3500km (2200 miles). 10 days. Counterclockwise.

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Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-28-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,262
Posted By zulusafari
I have no personal experience, but from my...

I have no personal experience, but from my research and conversations, I understand the same. Egypt is pretty much the only one who requires it on the continent. At least on the North/South route...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
There are a number of edited layers to the photo....

There are a number of edited layers to the photo. I took the pic with my iphone and edited with an app called Camera+. I did a very small amount of saturation, around 10%, a good deal of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
I do about 70% tarmac (paved) that has not been...

I do about 70% tarmac (paved) that has not been touched since the 1960s. So it's pretty rough, to say the least. The other 30% is a mix of every kind of off-road surface, probably mostly some kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Most welcome :deal :norton

Most welcome :deal :norton
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
I'm not just changing it, I plan to go back and...

I'm not just changing it, I plan to go back and forth between the two sets. One for around town and one for trips and off-road routes. Hoping to cut down on my tyre wear and also have better...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Yup, as you turn that knob the forces of gravity...

Yup, as you turn that knob the forces of gravity around you are charged by more and more positively charged ions until you reach the maximum foreflex of the core's pressure squared. Handle with care.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Wisdom on mixing sprockets

I'm hoping you guys can provide some wisdom on sprocket use:

I just imported a second set of wheels and tyres for my XR650L. I know conventional wisdom is that ideally you don't change out...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-04-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 105
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Posted By zulusafari
Are you a member of African Motorcyle Diaries...

Are you a member of African Motorcyle Diaries Facebook page? It is mainly Kenyan riders.

A Kenyan friend just confirmed it is 18, same as cars.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By zulusafari
Elbow rash from jacket?

I have not ridden my bike a lot lately. Usually I'll get on for an hour every week for the odd errand. This last week the biker community here was especially busy with a few accidents and one death....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By zulusafari
Officially, no bikes are allowed in KWS parks and...

Officially, no bikes are allowed in KWS parks and most of the foundation/private conservation areas have followed suit. It's worth asking and especially if you know someone, you can sometimes get a...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-05-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,262
Posted By zulusafari
Where is that river bed exactly? How long is it?...

Where is that river bed exactly? How long is it? Is the bike located in Nairobi?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,676
Posted By zulusafari
As much as the information you all are sharing is...

As much as the information you all are sharing is likely helpful for many people here, it's completely irrelevant to my situation.

It's very likely that if I am in an accident, the first 100...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:27 AM
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Views: 10,676
Posted By zulusafari
Is anyone doing this where you can print your own...

Is anyone doing this where you can print your own phone number instead of a code?

https://icedot.org/en/products/15-Premium-Member-Sticker-Pack
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:00 AM
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Views: 10,676
Posted By zulusafari
International Sticker

Has anyone seen a sticker that is primarily icons, more visual for international use? Or simply 'DO NOT REMOVE HELMET'.

http://www.reflectivedecals.com/graphics/danger1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 11:02 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Sure am glad I sprung for it and got mine a while...

Sure am glad I sprung for it and got mine a while back. It's been on many trips with me to the African bush and many more to come! It sure is heavy, but been worth carrying all along.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
lol, funny. Not sure how I have missed those...

lol, funny. Not sure how I have missed those arrows for 12,000 miles. I guess that's how I got such great milage :)

They are Dunlop 908. REALLY loved them.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Thanks Lance. It was pretty epic. It was...

Thanks Lance. It was pretty epic. It was definitely the hardest trip I have ever done. The variety of terrain that all had various kinds of difficulties to them. I have never averaged such a high...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Piki trip to Northern Kenya

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Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:42 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Great Steve. Might take two of them actually. We...

Great Steve. Might take two of them actually. We took the bike to Northern Kenya and it smoked heavily for a few days. We put in a quart of oil every 50km. Yeah, that's a TON of oil burnt. We had no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
part

anyone have this part on hand?

New or used okay...

1997 XR650L exhaust valve part number: 14721-MG3-000

Could you ship it ASAP overnight to Tulsa?
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
could we see more detailed photos of how you...

could we see more detailed photos of how you mounted that DC plug just over your battery?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 11:18 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/23/yre8y2us.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/23/yre8y2us.jpg

can someone please remind me where to get that stand on the right of the picture?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
I'd nearly buy it just for the wheels!

I'd nearly buy it just for the wheels!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
Tire Question

Tire Question:

Hey gents, wondering if you can give me some insight. I have used the Donlop D908 almost exclusively since I've had my XR650L. I'm pretty sure I've put over 8,000 miles on it and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Yup

Man, you guys are awesome. Thanks for all the links and posts about the fork spring/oil replacement. You know who you are.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Anyone have a photo walkthrough of a fork...

Anyone have a photo walkthrough of a fork spring/oil replacement?
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 04:30 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
White Brothers Exhaust

See the little ring/tube in the middle, it's just a little loose and rattles now when I ride. Any idea how to tighten this down? Is there something that should be serviced with this?

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Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Great. Thanks for both of those.

Great. Thanks for both of those.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
My hope is that the mud would clear a bit, but at...

My hope is that the mud would clear a bit, but at the very least I could SEE the mud caked in there and know I need to do something about it. Also, it gives me a little more piece of mind should my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Parts

Hey guys, been a while. Sorry for the silence. Hope all is well. I had my first bad road accident. 50/50 fault, which is enough for me to feel stupid. My body is okay, tore up my nice RedWing boots...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-03-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,262
Posted By zulusafari
FYI: We try to do a regular bike meet-up every...

FYI: We try to do a regular bike meet-up every 1st Friday of the month at K1 around 7-10pm and the following Sunday at Valley Arcade Java House 2-5pm.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-03-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,262
Posted By zulusafari
Thanks for the note. Be sure to post this on the...

Thanks for the note. Be sure to post this on the facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMDiaries/
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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Posted By zulusafari
Dito, really happy I'm not alone on that one. And...

Dito, really happy I'm not alone on that one. And I can confirm that the 600R flat side panel is a piece of cake. I do also have the Manracks and that certainly causes part of the difficulty, but I...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-23-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,262
Posted By zulusafari
Really appreciate that. Thanks for reaching out....

Really appreciate that. Thanks for reaching out. As far as I know, no riders have been harmed, but we'll know the full extent over the coming week. It is a common place to bikers to visit after a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 01:42 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
Buddy of mine is in the US for another week and...

Buddy of mine is in the US for another week and going to carry it back. He's actually one of the 5 owners of the bike :)
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 01:41 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
Thanks for the link. I was unable to find that...

Thanks for the link. I was unable to find that one earlier in my searches. Wonder what those blue things are?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By zulusafari
Thanks for the suggestion. Hard to get things...

Thanks for the suggestion. Hard to get things like that where I live. No Home Depot here :)

This is what I need. Hard to tell from the photo. But it is a loop of plastic that wraps around the...
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