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Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 91,279
Posted By Charlie b
"The rock was quaried about three miles away, ...

"The rock was quaried about three miles away, one from London England."

And from a fan in London...
Thank you for taking the trouble, I am fascinated with your discoveries.
You are putting...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 652,390
Posted By Charlie b
Hi from London, England...

Erica... Thanks for persevering!
A really distinctive and compelling RR...!!

I like your writing, it is fresh and concise, but you have really connected on here with a lot of people with your...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,241
Posted By Charlie b
Update...

Hi Dale...
Currently in London, dodging the summer showers and working on a remake of "The Clash of The Titans" originally from 1981, now with Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson and Ralph...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,241
Posted By Charlie b
Well, well, well...!!!

Hey Dale and Sandy..!
Really nice surprise to see you two travelling again and both looking in good shape!!
Welcome back, your ride report and your take on the places you travel through are as...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 273,296
Posted By Charlie b
Valeo Starter motors...

I posted this info on Flying Avantis 2-up thread and thought it oughta go here for general consumption...

From a tech article in the UK BM Club magazine about a R100RT starter failing in France...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Those lovely Valeos...

Hi Dale and Sandy...

Pleased to read you're loving Brazil...

RE. starter motor, I think you may be sorted by now BUT...

Have a pic in front of me here that shows a BM Valeo and Peugeot...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
[QUOTE=Flyingavanti]Hello all.... Good news on...

[QUOTE=Flyingavanti]Hello all.... Good news on Sandy.... It is very likely she will join me on the 21st of March in Iguazu Falls, and continue up the coast of Brazil. If, after 4 of 6 weeks, she...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Dale, Very pleased to read your continuing...

Hi Dale,
Very pleased to read your continuing travels now you are back in the groove!!

I have to concur with Venturello and others and hope you haven't ruled out Venuzuela simply because of one...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Are you sure Dale....???? :D :D

Are you sure Dale....???? :D :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Dale, Just noticed the caption above and we...

Hi Dale,
Just noticed the caption above and we spoke about 'Tschiffelys Ride' the other night. Here is the grave of Mancho (spotty) and Gato (cat), the two Criolla horses that were a gift to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
[QUOTE=Flyingavanti]<HR align=left color=#003399...

[QUOTE=Flyingavanti]<HR align=left color=#003399 SIZE=5>... finally being able to meet them in Buenos Aires for dinner. In California, when you meet friends for dinner, you may spend 3 to 4 hours...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi both... Have sent you a PM re BsAs... :clap...

Hi both...
Have sent you a PM re BsAs... :clap :clap :clap
Regards
Charlie
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Maybe see you both there...? Meanwhile we...

Maybe see you both there...?

Meanwhile we have been travelling a bit, recognise this place from Carilo?
Regards
Charlie
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 101,159
Posted By Charlie b
Did my test on a Montesa 175 impala Sport road...

Did my test on a Montesa 175 impala Sport road bike in 1971...
only a handful imported into UK from Spain.
I have never seen another one here, only trials/motocross models.

But...
in...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,701
Posted By Charlie b
Solo, my 2c... The 800 motor is THE airhead...

Solo, my 2c...

The 800 motor is THE airhead unit. :thumb
I have tried others, R60, sweet ride but underpowered, R100R, nice punchy motor and good road bike but so vibey it gave me numb hands 1...
Forum: Latin America 06-18-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Nate As far as I am aware from various...

Hi Nate
As far as I am aware from various postings on a number of sites, you can temporarily import your machine into Arg. quite easily but, you will only have an 8 month period before it must leave...
Forum: Latin America 06-17-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Charlie b
Hi NJ I spend a few months there each year,...

Hi NJ
I spend a few months there each year, ride there and my wife is Argentine,
what do want to know..????
Charlie
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By Charlie b
Same problem for me with the stock setup, aching...

Same problem for me with the stock setup, aching knees and an effort to stand up quickly. Lower pegs and bar risers fixed it.
Got Tourataech 3cm lower pegs, doesn't sound like much but it works....
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2006, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Guys, Correct Errin, the spotlight is a VW...

Hi Guys,
Correct Errin, the spotlight is a VW period accessory and was suction mounted. My dad was a big Beetle fan and we had a string of those cars in the 60's and 70's and one of those spotlights...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
[QUOTE=Flyingavanti] If you have no taste...

[QUOTE=Flyingavanti]

If you have no taste for the tango prior to visiting Buenos Aires, I would almost bet that after a visit the Tango will always have a place in your heart!
You, that have been...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
I'm not surprised the place was empty at 8.30......

I'm not surprised the place was empty at 8.30... Portenos (locals) go out to dinner typically at 11 or 12 midnight..! It's different down there!
Glad they looked after you OK, we always go there...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2006, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Guys... More hardships and suffering...

Hi Guys...
More hardships and suffering huh...:cry :cry
One of the many many things I love about Arg. are the restaurants and the waiters... it is still a profession over there, they take it very...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi guys... So we like the little town in the...

Hi guys...
So we like the little town in the woods by the sea do we???
I was told it's a goodie, now I will have to go and see for myself!!!
Glad you like it and are now thinking of maybe a little...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2006, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Wakey wakey guys, pay attention at the back... ...

Wakey wakey guys, pay attention at the back...
they were staying in the centre of Mendoza, Plaza Independencia back in February 13th! (see page 46.)
But you are are right, Mendoza is a jewel,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Dale and Sandy Couple of things I forgot...

Hi Dale and Sandy

Couple of things I forgot to mention...
The towns of Trelew and Rawson and the area around the Chubut river, were populated by Welsh immigrants in 1865, weary of repressive...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi Dale and Sandy, I recommend you have a look...

Hi Dale and Sandy,
I recommend you have a look at: www.welcomeargentina.com
It has lots of information about the whole country in Spanish and English, about every single area of the country,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2006, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,632
Posted By Charlie b
80 0r 100..??

Airheadpilot covered it really, many good points and a comprehensive listing. Lot of good info, worth reading carefully.

My 2c'worth are beware of bad vibrations on the 100 motor.
Scooting round...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Hi guys, Still following your journey with...

Hi guys,
Still following your journey with interest. Some great pictures again.
After seeing your striking sunset shots, taken after you ran out of fuel on the road,
I'm reminded of Ted Simons...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Exactly right Gpothoven... I have visited...

Exactly right Gpothoven...

I have visited many times since working there in 1995 alongside a number of veterans of the conflict whilst making '7 Years in Tibet' in Uspallata and Mendoza. Over...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Charlie b
Nice write up, but I am biased, my lady is...

Nice write up, but I am biased, my lady is Argentine and we love the city.

Have worked there and visited several times and the portenos are great fun, it's a buzzy place, you go out to dinner at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,765
Posted By Charlie b
Mendoza...

Hi both...
Many congratulations on creating one of the most interesting m/c travel threads that I have come across. To record all your sights, write up your impressions and, at the end of long days,...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 180,409
Posted By Charlie b
Better shot of the screen herewith so you can see...

Better shot of the screen herewith so you can see it clearly. Two point fixing down onto handlebars.

Gas tank is the 32 ltr PD tank in metal that is still available from the factory, it's just the...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 180,409
Posted By Charlie b
Small tinted screen that I found in a Mendoza...

Small tinted screen that I found in a Mendoza bike shop 3 years
ago, no brand name that I recall and I think it was made in Brazil.
Small but works well...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 180,409
Posted By Charlie b
Those bags...

Better pic as mentioned...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 180,409
Posted By Charlie b
Those bags...

Hi Tom,

The bags have a bit of history. They were made locally in Argentina for the 2nd owner of the G/S after he imported it from California in 1986. (Sold new originally by N Hollywood BMW in...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 180,409
Posted By Charlie b
Hi guys, First posting so hope the attachment...

Hi guys,
First posting so hope the attachment works...

Great thread, some sharp looking bikes out there and some work horses too with loads of character and history!

Saddling up on the G/S...
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