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Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 44,640
Posted By Ross1969
Paint the picture Dave - it has been a while...

Paint the picture Dave - it has been a while since your last masterpiece.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,068
Posted By Ross1969
Looking forward to reading your ride report,...

Looking forward to reading your ride report, along with more evolution of your FT500.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,817
Posted By Ross1969
Those "will she won't she" heart in the mouth...

Those "will she won't she" heart in the mouth start moments define the love hate relationship that is Ducati ownership. Looking forward to the rest of the ride report with anticipation.
Forum: Americas 03-22-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Ross1969
Have a look at the EMA sub thread and the post...

Have a look at the EMA sub thread and the post from Wheatwacker entitled buying and Storing a Bike in Europe. Martin was based in the USA and now in Ireland, so has experience of bike...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,069,647
Posted By Ross1969
@OnandOff, Sorry, - yes you are right...

@OnandOff,

Sorry, - yes you are right www.bikeswap.org (http://www.bikeswap.org) was my intended target.

In the UK we "swop" stuff not swap, hence my Senior Moment!:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,069,647
Posted By Ross1969
John, Thanks for a great ongoing ride report. I...

John, Thanks for a great ongoing ride report. I have a long time pen pal lady friend whom I have never met who lives in Medellin. Your photo's and descriptions have encouraged me to think about a...
Forum: EMEA 01-31-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Ross1969
Check out Wheatwakers thread below, entitled ...

Check out Wheatwakers thread below, entitled "Motorcycling in Europe" for some options.
Forum: EMEA 01-24-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,583
Posted By Ross1969
Just to add what "Forde" said about SORN in the...

Just to add what "Forde" said about SORN in the UK - notification to the DVLA (National vehicle Registration office) can be done on line, so if you live in Timbuktoo with a bike in the UK no need to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 51,644
Posted By Ross1969
Great to see you back Dave.

Great to see you back Dave.
Forum: Europe 01-02-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ross1969
If I was 40 years younger I would put my name...

If I was 40 years younger I would put my name down. Russia is unique.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-29-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 531,013
Posted By Ross1969
Thornbury Bristol South West UK. Enough...

Thornbury Bristol South West UK.

Enough space for about a dozen tents and hard standing in my garden, which is down a lane at the edge of a small English market town. Also a double bedroom free...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,772
Posted By Ross1969
Thanks for posting - very interesting locations...

Thanks for posting - very interesting locations and photo's.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Ross1969
Great ride report, you tell a very interesting...

Great ride report, you tell a very interesting story.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 1,062,403
Posted By Ross1969
The real Stonehenge is nothing like the one in...

The real Stonehenge is nothing like the one in your photo, not to mention the real one is stone, not concrete blocks - come on over, couchsurf, and see the real thing!
Great RR and photo's.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,913
Posted By Ross1969
Great story Alex - If you had come this way...

Great story Alex - If you had come this way (Bristol area) you could have surfed my couch to explore the region.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-20-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,068
Posted By Ross1969
The bracket is the wrong one for your bike. I...

The bracket is the wrong one for your bike. I checked the brackets on my bikes, they are the same as your workshop manual photo, which has a raised centre and a hole in the middle. Bolted at 3...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,068
Posted By Ross1969
I see you are using a lap-top to study the wiring...

I see you are using a lap-top to study the wiring diagram - are you viewing a garage manual for the bike on line?
I have a paper version of the oficial Workshop Manual, so if you get stuck for any...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,784
Posted By Ross1969
Thanks for the RR and great photo's - the heading...

Thanks for the RR and great photo's - the heading threw me at first as I thought this was going to be a ride report around Litchfield in the UK. Lots of familiar Old England town names in New...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,190,058
Posted By Ross1969
Great report and photo's - 150 miles in a day on...

Great report and photo's - 150 miles in a day on my Ducati Monster is a bum killer - you are deffo a Hero!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-26-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,068
Posted By Ross1969
It will be interesting to see what you come up...

It will be interesting to see what you come up with to replace the oversize plate on the front. The offset front light makes the bike look wrong. The starter motor is the weak point of the bike-...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,068
Posted By Ross1969
Yes, I have seen those photo's before - as you...

Yes, I have seen those photo's before - as you say lots of potential - keep on abusing with the power tools!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,068
Posted By Ross1969
Laugh Why did you put the bike on a pallet and blocks...

Why did you put the bike on a pallet and blocks to remove the wheels - it has a good centre stand that just needs a bit of wood under it to lift the whole bike off the ground.

Hey the bike is not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,443
Posted By Ross1969
Wow, I was in St Petersburg in January and...

Wow, I was in St Petersburg in January and thought minus 14 was cold - Minus 35 to minus 50 does not bear thinking about. What a heroic trip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,190,058
Posted By Ross1969
Great to read a good Ducati story!

Great to read a good Ducati story!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 38,417
Posted By Ross1969
Interesting - I am reading a little book by Dr...

Interesting - I am reading a little book by Dr Spencer Johnson which is titled "Who Moved My Cheese" - an Amazing Way to Deal with Change in your Work and in Your Life. Dave your ride reports allways...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,098
Posted By Ross1969
Perish the thought, but even without the extra cc...

Perish the thought, but even without the extra cc for all we know your wife might well be a better rider than you!!!!!!!!!!!! Would she still leave you in the dust if you got her to ride the KLR...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,272
Posted By Ross1969
You are throwing so much money at this project,...

You are throwing so much money at this project, has no one told you that two strokes are not allowed on the Moto Gp Grid these days! Looking forward to seeing the final results when it makes...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By Ross1969
Well said Martin - I don't know you, but it is...

Well said Martin - I don't know you, but it is the same trying to explain couchsurfing to people, some "get it", while others - who knows how they think!
I saw a sign above a shop in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 64,777
Posted By Ross1969
Well done Matt, maybe you are starting to find...

Well done Matt, maybe you are starting to find that biking is in your blood! When you get your full licence and bigger bike you will look back on your time with the 125cc as a Golden Age". ...
Forum: Europe 04-20-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 61
Uk!
Views: 6,426
Posted By Ross1969
Looking at your route I note it passes the edge...

Looking at your route I note it passes the edge of the town I live in, which is Thornbury situated 3 or so miles from the Severn Bridge, your gateway to South Wales. I live on the outskirts of the...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ross1969
Riding on either side of the road is no big deal,...

Riding on either side of the road is no big deal, if we travel to Europe we ride on the "wrong" side of the road. When I go to Europe from the UK I have some yellow tape stuck onto the right hand...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ross1969
If your intending visiting Devon via London,...

If your intending visiting Devon via London, Stonehenge , Bath etc, you might be interested in a visit to www.haynesmotormuseum.com (http://www.haynesmotormuseum.com), they have a real good...
Forum: Europe 11-29-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By Ross1969
What sort of figure would you call "a few...

What sort of figure would you call "a few quid"?
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 100,374
Posted By Ross1969
Great RR along with very interesting photographs,...

Great RR along with very interesting photographs, I look forward to the rest of the story, so thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,909
Posted By Ross1969
Thanks for posting the ride report, just found...

Thanks for posting the ride report, just found it, and read it from start to "finish" at the haunted hotel!!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 186,788
Posted By Ross1969
Dave, Kitesurfer, Allonsye and Dean have it...

Dave,
Kitesurfer, Allonsye and Dean have it right! For me your ride reports are as good as Peter Egan's in his book "Leanings" (a good winter read) which is made up of short articles previously...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 186,788
Posted By Ross1969
I visited SF from the UK in 1976 and presume Pier...

I visited SF from the UK in 1976 and presume Pier 39 is what was known as "Fisherman's Wharf" in those days - like Bleary said, it was a market place that sold fish if it is the same location? ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 61,482
Posted By Ross1969
Thank you for a very interesting ride report,...

Thank you for a very interesting ride report, with lots of good photographs. Never seen a Gasolene Bag before, but would imagine that they would not be legal to use in the UK.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,825
Posted By Ross1969
Christmas greetings from accross the pond Dave to...

Christmas greetings from accross the pond Dave to you and your family, enjoy the moment, the future will sort itself out. Thank you for all your RRs, they give a great warm insight into another...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,495
Posted By Ross1969
Great ride report Keith. Your story about...

Great ride report Keith.

Your story about e bay made me laugh - I have had from new Honda FT500 (86 i think), had the frame repainted, and a bit of work done on the motor. So, decided I might...
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