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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,684
Views: 2,466,873
Posted By travelR6
currently nearly 6000km and on week 4 of my trip...

currently nearly 6000km and on week 4 of my trip - suspension upgrade was a good investment and improves the bike tremendously. even fully loaded the bike just tractors up almost everywhere you want...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,304
Posted By travelR6
hey metal, i like your attitude, ain't a lot...

hey metal,

i like your attitude, ain't a lot of people out there on making shit happen. 50cc is a ton more comfortable as touring on a bicycle, yet 99.9% of our population wouldn't consider a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
good clutch work will smooth out things....

good clutch work will smooth out things. allthough smooth, its still a thumper and has the typical jerkyness... ain't nothing to do with FI in my book - just a single cylinder engine :)


...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8,684
Views: 2,466,873
Posted By travelR6
my setup including camping gear - everything i...

my setup including camping gear - everything i need regardless of the length of the trip.

rucksack containing a -11C sleeping bag, tarp and camera is not in the picture though.


gets crowded...
Forum: EMEA 04-05-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By travelR6
when do you want to start this trip? from nice...

when do you want to start this trip?
from nice i'd recommend the Route des Grandes Alpes - basically a route from nice up to geneva. but i think the mountain passes open end of may / early june.
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By travelR6
depends on where you start in germany, but 14...

depends on where you start in germany, but 14 days can be plenty to explore the trifecta austria / italy / switzerland.
the latter is definitely worth a visit - at first i was also a bit hesitant...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By travelR6
pyrenees are highly recommended. not as...

pyrenees are highly recommended. not as spectacular as the alps, but great roads with minimal traffic and a great scenery. look for the road N260 and keep riding along the border - its awesome...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By travelR6
i gave it a try on google maps but it seems like...

i gave it a try on google maps but it seems like a pain in the ass to make a route. it always tries to take a detour around mountain passes as most of them are closed at this time of the year.
...
Forum: EMEA 03-16-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By travelR6
i highly recommend the pyrennees in spain and...

i highly recommend the pyrennees in spain and even more the route des grandes alpes from nice up to switzlerland. the latter is basically mountain pass after mountain pass with views to die for. ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10,302
Views: 2,204,615
Posted By travelR6
not really when stopped, but if you commute to...

not really when stopped, but if you commute to work on a 3C rainy day and people in the office commenting that "today isn't really a comfortable riding weather" or "did you ride to work?" when you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,317
Posted By travelR6
i've ridden my '09 R6 on 2 2 week trips through...

i've ridden my '09 R6 on 2 2 week trips through the alps and the pyrenees with a sw-motech tankbag (14-21 liter) and the sw-motech cargobag (~50 liter) and had a blast (~300-400km / day, camping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,356
Posted By travelR6
http://www.blackletter.org/news/Ural-jump.jpg ...

http://www.blackletter.org/news/Ural-jump.jpg

i'm quite sure the kids wouldn't mind riding in a sidecar :deal
but i see how having kids makes "motorcycle only"-living rather complicated.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8,684
Views: 2,466,873
Posted By travelR6
haha, looks like the "24-7 wheelie-editon" :D. i...

haha, looks like the "24-7 wheelie-editon" :D. i think spoked wheels with some knoobies would really look cool on this bike :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
there has been an issue with the first generation...

there has been an issue with the first generation IMS tanks for the crfl, but it has been resolved as far as i know. i have no problems with my IMS tank so far and if you install it correct i don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,356
Posted By travelR6
i know its an old thread, but i thought instead...

i know its an old thread, but i thought instead of opening a new one i'll post here.
just sold my car a couple of hours ago and am now "officially" carless. the car was about 100/month without...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
sure, no problem. this is the shock mounted as...

sure, no problem. this is the shock mounted as hyperpro recommends and i think thats the only way to route the reservoir without putting to much stress on the hose.

http://i.imgur.com/XYMaKCA.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,161
Views: 2,200,227
Posted By travelR6
that van is missing an orange two-wheeled...

that van is missing an orange two-wheeled spike-infested steed... but other than that it looks like a sick rig :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
throttle cables are properly adjusted? if they...

throttle cables are properly adjusted? if they are to loose it could lead to abrupt throttle response. also you can check if there is dirt between your throttle tube, give it a clean and maybe some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
about a month ago i installed the full hyperpro...

about a month ago i installed the full hyperpro suspension kit consisting of fork springs, fork oil and the fully adjustable model 461 shock. if i'd start farkeling a crf250l, the suspension tuneup...
Forum: EMEA 02-26-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By travelR6
well that makes me curious too. i have planed a...

well that makes me curious too. i have planed a similar trip :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
i've done a few mods on my crfl and if i had to...

i've done a few mods on my crfl and if i had to do it all over again, this would be my "priority-list":

1.) Gearing - 14/42 Onroad Priority, 13/42 Offroad Priority
2.) Proper Tires - unless on...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,532
Posted By travelR6
what an interessting thread! i also recommend...

what an interessting thread! i also recommend starting with a few smaller 2 week trips to see if you really like it. allthough it seems like a lot of fun in theory, it can be exhausting at times when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,423
Posted By travelR6
sounds awesome. i like the mentality of AJP that...

sounds awesome. i like the mentality of AJP that you basically can take the bike out of the showroom and get dirty without having to "rebuild" a brand new bike with tons of farkles to withstand...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,170,481
Posted By travelR6
just learn quick release knots. you'll be faster...

just learn quick release knots. you'll be faster as the screw-type-thingy and its good to know a few knots anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
you are right, most pump systems regardless if...

you are right, most pump systems regardless if for fuel or something else tend to not like running dry. so far everything seems to work fine. hopefully it stays that way :1drink

and yeah, it...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,170,481
Posted By travelR6
you could also use just a piece of paracord :evil

you could also use just a piece of paracord :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
anybody else got problems with the fuel gauge in...

anybody else got problems with the fuel gauge in their IMS tanks? yesterday i managed to run out of fuel. i remember that the fuel light was blinking for a few minutes but then stopped and i still...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,423
Posted By travelR6
this bike looks really promising. did you put...

this bike looks really promising. did you put some serious miles on it yet? any problems so far? any infos on the maintenance schedule?
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 200,186
Posted By travelR6
i have yet to find another ride report with such...

i have yet to find another ride report with such amazing photographs. simply stunning and as someone who is also into photography, i know that sometimes its hard work to get shots like you did. a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
suspension upgrade is the best you can do on this...

suspension upgrade is the best you can do on this bike. the stock suspension sucks balls, but to be expected if you look at the retail price of the bike. i recently got hyperpro front spring and the...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,200
Posted By travelR6
the size (185mm) and the weight (~130g) is why i...

the size (185mm) and the weight (~130g) is why i choose the smaller version. i can just put it in the back pocket of my riding jacket without even noticing that its there. if i have to do a road side...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16,975
Views: 10,714,573
Posted By travelR6
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MVS6Y7VsCWA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVS6Y7VsCWA

no picture i know, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By travelR6
never heard of the meeting before but it sure...

never heard of the meeting before but it sure looks like a lot of fun. does the grip improve a lot with the snow chains? which type of chains have you fitted on your bike? i ask because its my first...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,200
Posted By travelR6
depending on what bike i ride i either take the...

depending on what bike i ride i either take the airmax (http://toptown.co.nz/file/gallery1/item/large/834.jpg)(~20) or the very lightweight and small lezyne handpump...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,170,481
Posted By travelR6
my newest toolkit addition - since trailstands...

my newest toolkit addition - since trailstands are not available here in europe and the only commercially available stand solution weights about 1kg (:puke1) i gave the crutch stand a chance. bought...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
after around 6000km still a great little bike....

after around 6000km still a great little bike. its not fast, its not orange but it does make me smile and also eliminates the "riding seasons" part :deal. make it 10-20kg lighter and it would be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
if i had the choice i would get myself a drz400,...

if i had the choice i would get myself a drz400, but those are not sold here in austria anymore - so i've got myself a crf250l. just testride one and decide for yourself i'd say :deal
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,714
Posted By travelR6
well i haven't downsized, but i've got myself a...

well i haven't downsized, but i've got myself a crf250l last year additional to my R6 as i wanted to start offroad riding on the cheap. from 130hp to 23hp is a huge difference, but never the less it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12,545
Views: 2,413,876
Posted By travelR6
well, you probably should have looked at a wr250r...

well, you probably should have looked at a wr250r as this seems to be the bike you're wife is looking for (a few more ponies, same weight..). but if you wanna work with what you've got i suggest...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,170,481
Posted By travelR6
meh, without an extension i don't really think...

meh, without an extension i don't really think this will add any value to a solid motorcycle toolkit.
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