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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-05-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
i was non gender specific for a reason... i...

i was non gender specific for a reason... i wanted plausible deniability in case the "trouble and strife" ever read this post... wait a minute...:doh :lol3
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-04-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Just sayin'

I had a good laugh over the weekend and...

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh539/Marshkev/NIPPLE_zps81efa9b6.jpg (http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/Marshkev/media/NIPPLE_zps81efa9b6.jpg.html)...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,676
Posted By MarshkevUK
No need to be scared, my tent disappeared rapidly...

No need to be scared, my tent disappeared rapidly late on Saturday thanks to some Tequila and a drunk person with a fake English accent...:rofl

so i headed back to my small soft erection and took...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,676
Posted By MarshkevUK
:bert lol, ok-thanks, sometimes you end up...

:bert

lol, ok-thanks, sometimes you end up being the sheep when you think you're the shepherd .:lol3
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-31-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
:wave:happay:thumb

:wave:happay:thumb
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-31-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 5,676
Posted By MarshkevUK
camp?

Thanks, the camp-ing advice is appreciated... i think.:D

cheers.:1drink
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,676
Posted By MarshkevUK
Any room at the "in"?

I was going to ask if anyone would let me pitch my tent in their spot... however, this popped up while browsing the intertubeweb:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
The Bard on a DR 650

:*sip* i'm bringing tea drinking and :slurp warm beer back next.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Well, seems i'm waiting for Christmas then......

Well, seems i'm waiting for Christmas then... thanks RR:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Thanks E/O for the sage advice... a very worn set...

Thanks E/O for the sage advice... a very worn set of Michelin T63's are making her squirm about more than the woman who used to live next door already... (long story but the reason i've now named the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
One of the greatest All-rounders ever?

Hi, i have to say that i continue to be seriously impressed by this bike.

From throwing it through twisty blacktop to banging her down endless miles of arrow straight Wyoming gravel or from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Weekend ride.

Hi All,

It's been a while.

I just spent 3 days up in NW Wisconsin riding 550 miles of the western part of the TWAT:evil

Excellent fun, thought i'd share a couple of pictures!
...
Forum: Face plant 06-13-2014, 06:44 AM
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Views: 60,876
Posted By MarshkevUK
it's a tough job but someone has to do it :)

i know how you feel mate!:evil
Forum: Face plant 06-12-2014, 07:31 AM
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Views: 60,876
Posted By MarshkevUK
Deep, good advice and very well written.

Deep, good advice and very well written.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
Well, second day of riding in South Dakota took...

Well, second day of riding in South Dakota took us to Buffalo National Grasslands... Wow, what a place to ride http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh539/Marshkev/IMAG0341_zpsq3zwrbtc.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Well the adventures begin! Sth. Dakota here we...

Well the adventures begin! Sth. Dakota here we come!http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh539/Marshkev/IMAG0332_zpswajem60f.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
reply of the day...

Hats off to Trophy Hunter for the Gynecology comment!
:rofl:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Ohh, i can't wait until next week then, new T63's...

Ohh, i can't wait until next week then, new T63's and 9 days of trails!:rofl
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 94,996
Posted By MarshkevUK
All signed up and can't wait! :clap Maybe...

All signed up and can't wait! :clap

Maybe i'll come towards the boozy end this year! if anyone has a spare few feet for little old me and my tent i'll be willing to help out with the $$.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Well thanks Gebogen, but I can't take the credit...

Well thanks Gebogen, but I can't take the credit for for coming up with the idea, just happy to pass it along.:D

As for durability, back in Blighty I had a CRM 250 (imho the best 2-stroke D/S...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
bike & fettling costs and shorty levers.

Hi All,

Well, Ive been out of touch for a couple of days finalizing last minute things for the trip that starts next weekend and can tell by the sheer number of pm's and posts enquiring as to my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Go back and look at some posts by myself and...

Go back and look at some posts by myself and dflow on page 6140 re gear ratio charts, with a little bit of confidence and a can do/will try attitude you'll be able to settle your fears and learn a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Thank you P-C:clap As i'm barely good enough...

Thank you P-C:clap

As i'm barely good enough to use the difference it seems like a match made in heaven :lol3

cheers,:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
ratio cont.

So...

The 18'' rear shod with the T63 has a diameter of approximately 26.5" and a circumference of 6'11.5" (in old money) or 67.31 cm and 212 cm (respectively in new money).

The 17'' rear shod...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Ratio response

Hi, thanks for all the responses, it's appreciated!

So, i didn't calibrate the vapor... not due to laziness but out of the box it seemed to be nuts on going by my GPS... that being said maybe now...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
what's that old joke... "my girlfriend asked me...

what's that old joke...
"my girlfriend asked me to give her 6'' and make her moan..."
"so i shagged her twice and told her i preferred her sister..."

boom-boom:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Eh? Hi, Well, i've finally finished all current...

Hi, Well, i've finally finished all current projects on my bike so today was the first time i rode with the 18'' 350 rim plus 15/48 final drive ratio. On the Vapor i was running at 75 mph @ 6,000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
thanks for the write up, i have one to put in one...

thanks for the write up, i have one to put in one of the bikes i'm currently working on and haven't gotten around to it yet!

cheers,:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
A tale of two vendors...

So, just a quick tale of 2 vendors who serve the ADV community and many of us on this thread. I think that many of us get spoilt by the quality of the vast majority of the vendors. Its probably...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
Tool Box idea

So, like many of us on here I converted one of those instruction manual holders into an oversize tool tube-everything was great until I started to compile a nice tool kit for the trip and realized...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
it was fine... i mean, look at it, i obviously...

it was fine... i mean, look at it, i obviously closed my eyes and held my breath... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
diy fork tool

Hi, i just overhauled my forks and using an idea from an earlier post on the thread i made the following tool using a 1'1/8th" (approximately 30mm) gas fitting badly welded to a piece of pipe i had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
Gear Ratios

Hi,

There's been a lot of chatter on here of late about gear ratios and as i haven't seen anything similar to this posted (unless i've missed something) in the last few months i thought i'd share...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
disabled safety cut-outs

personally speaking:

Clutch lever-take out two screws on perch, remove the cap and pull the wire. Then trace wire into the cluster and disconnect at first break. After that just join the two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
out of whack?

Hi Tedski, good question actually! i'd never balanced a "knobby" tire myself until last year. i then read a lot of posts on various threads about how a well balanced tire helps various things...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Hi, I live near to Rice Lake. cheers.:1drink

Hi, I live near to Rice Lake.

cheers.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Weekend round up.

Hi All,

So, I finally got the DR out for the first proper ride of the year on some real trails this Saturday (the first trails ever done on the 650 rather than roadside embankments and drainage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Talking :thumb thanks :D

:thumb thanks :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 98,699
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Posted By MarshkevUK
Fuses, rack & oil...

Various topics today :D!

So, I read the various comments regarding from earlier regarding fuses and thought I’d offer up my solution. I put a heavy fused wire feed into a shared feed fuse block. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 98,699
Views: 18,824,987
Posted By MarshkevUK
switch...:wink:

switch...:wink:
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