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Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Will do, thanks.

Will do, thanks.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Geek, is the plastic dip you coated the van with...

Geek, is the plastic dip you coated the van with the same stuff you get in the little cans for tool handles? What was the reason for using that rather than paint? Is it easier to clean or better for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,177
Posted By mr_magicfingers
From Ribblesdale Auto Electrics, there's a thread...

From Ribblesdale Auto Electrics, there's a thread on ukgser about how I fitted them with a link to the shop but the website has changed. Just done a quick search and they still sell them, link is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,177
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Thought I'd add to the thread, I put these lights...

Thought I'd add to the thread, I put these lights on my worldbeaters a few years ago, gives you driving, indicator and brake lights on each pannier. I fitted quick release connectors so that they're...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Foundations are in and bringing the blockwork up...

Foundations are in and bringing the blockwork up to ground level for the slab pour.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/Mr_magicfingers/Luckaborough/IMG_4444_zpsc6e8a6fd.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Looks like a fantastic place to live and work,...

Looks like a fantastic place to live and work, look forward to seeing how you kit it out.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 29,831
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Fantastic ride report, thanks very much.

Fantastic ride report, thanks very much.
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
This is my old man castle, it's a big shed built...

This is my old man castle, it's a big shed built over an old cattle byre. It needed some serious work doing to it, plus my fiancee wanted a proper craft studio.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,913,743
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Happy new year to you both, and how wonderful to...

Happy new year to you both, and how wonderful to have another instalment of your photos and writing. Congratulations to Kariina on passing her test and getting a bike, and good luck with the book...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 177,590
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Makes sense, saves returning the current one...

Makes sense, saves returning the current one anyway :)
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 177,590
Posted By mr_magicfingers
I'll gladly return my original ice air for the...

I'll gladly return my original ice air for the new version if you're offering such a good refund. Just let us know the details and I'll post it back if you need it back. I'm guessing international...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
We're between Exmoor and Dartmore, near Great...

We're between Exmoor and Dartmore, near Great Torrington. I've registered the domain for the campsite but it'll be a little while before anything is up and running. Probably have a blog at the...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,940
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Been wearing mine pretty much every day for 3...

Been wearing mine pretty much every day for 3 years now, still absolutely waterproof, got a few scuffs on them but looks like many more years in them yet.

I'd probably buy another pair if they...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,889
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Well after years of having either no garage, a...

Well after years of having either no garage, a tiny 1-car garage or, as currently, just a cover over the bike, I'm about to get a mancave :)

My girlfriend and I are buying a small farm in Devon,...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 94,368
Posted By mr_magicfingers
That's a serious amount of work, and fascinating...

That's a serious amount of work, and fascinating to follow along with the process. This bike really is going to be a complete one-off labour of love.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 94,368
Posted By mr_magicfingers
That ride must have felt good :D

That ride must have felt good :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,913,743
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Those paintings are just beautiful.

Those paintings are just beautiful.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6,686
Views: 2,676,877
Posted By mr_magicfingers
[QUOTE=El_Duderino;18653450]Before anyone gives...

[QUOTE=El_Duderino;18653450]Before anyone gives me grief, YES I am aware it's a sportsbike and not a dual-purpose! Being able to use my daily-to-day transport for such a trip was awesome, and as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 585,837
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Had the gadget on my bike for a week now, first...

Had the gadget on my bike for a week now, first ride out was through rush hour traffic in London. It's not a big difference, but it is significant, I found the throttle response to be smoother, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 585,837
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Thanks but I already have that taken care of,...

Thanks but I already have that taken care of, just finding out if I need to do the same for the cool, I thought I remembered poolside saying that the cool would be lead free so could be shipped...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,913,743
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Great to hear that the bike is ready to roll...

Great to hear that the bike is ready to roll again and that you're now kitted out with new Rukka suits (I have an Armas suit, best riding kit I've ever owned) and set for new adventures. As has been...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 585,837
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Poolside, will the ICE COOL be available to...

Poolside, will the ICE COOL be available to foreign purchasers?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,845
Posted By mr_magicfingers
This is what I did a while ago. ...

This is what I did a while ago.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11238627#post11238627
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 489,531
Posted By mr_magicfingers
My 2000 1150GS, 90k miles now, though not from...

My 2000 1150GS, 90k miles now, though not from new by me.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/Mr_magicfingers/cornwall%20trip/IMG_0902.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By mr_magicfingers
No one better in London, highly recommended.

No one better in London, highly recommended.
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 177,590
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Hi JJ, yes, I saw that elsewhere in the big...

Hi JJ,

yes, I saw that elsewhere in the big thread, I won't be saying anything more. Thanks. :D
Forum: Vendors 11-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 177,590
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Would anyone be prepared to ship one to the UK...

Would anyone be prepared to ship one to the UK for me please. PM me here if that's possible and we can set things up. Thanks, Justin.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,913,743
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Welcome home, and many, many congratulations for...

Welcome home, and many, many congratulations for completing a truly epic journey, and so many thanks for letting us ride along with you both, experiencing it through such wonderful photographs,...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,989
Posted By mr_magicfingers
I have a warm'n'safe jacket that I really like....

I have a warm'n'safe jacket that I really like. Best thing about it is the remote control that lives on the handlebars. I just plug in a single connector when i get on the bike and can then turn the...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,703
Posted By mr_magicfingers
I've had my Armas suit for a year now, riding...

I've had my Armas suit for a year now, riding pretty much every day through whatever weather the day brings. It's without doubt the best piece of riding kit I've ever owned. Expensive yes, but has...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,973
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Fantastic news, sounds very promising. What did...

Fantastic news, sounds very promising. What did you do differently this time?
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,503
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Got home from a business trip to find mine...

Got home from a business trip to find mine waiting for me. Particularly appreciate the low value on the customs slip which saves me a significant amount of import duty and tax, thanks for that....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,973
Posted By mr_magicfingers
I wonder how well they'd work just polishing the...

I wonder how well they'd work just polishing the wheel, that looks very impressive, will have to look for a UK dealer.

EDIT: quick google shows they're available from amazon here in the uk, think...
Forum: Vendors 08-11-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,503
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Well, just found this via UKGSer and have ordered...

Well, just found this via UKGSer and have ordered after reading Steptoe's glowing testimonial.

I've only just started doing this job myself and built a basic manometer which I was very pleased...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,913,743
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Margus, thanks for such a detailed reply. As...

Margus, thanks for such a detailed reply. As someone who bemoans the loss of Velvia 50 which I shot with for years, the sigma sounds very interesting. I have a dSLR (nikon D80) and in my last job was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,913,743
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Hi Margus, great to continue reading your...

Hi Margus, great to continue reading your adventures, been following from the start, albeit in chunks rather than each posting. Couple of quick questions, where's a link to donate some cash to you,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Fitted LED lights to my Worldbeater panniers

Had my panniers fitted up at Vern's a few weeks ago and, now that Steptoe has fitted the new gearbox, and my finger is healed from cutting the end off (these things are not related) I've finally got...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,712
Posted By mr_magicfingers
dunlop roadsmarts are getting my vote at the...

dunlop roadsmarts are getting my vote at the moment. Brilliant wet and dry grip on tarmac over the winter.
Forum: Racing 02-08-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 69,231
Posted By mr_magicfingers
just found and read this entire thread. Thanks...

just found and read this entire thread. Thanks for taking the time to post all the information, it looks like an amazing adventure. I'm now contemplating a ktm 450 for greenlaning, off road and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By mr_magicfingers
Haven't had a chance to do much more than align...

Haven't had a chance to do much more than align the fog lights after dark this evening. They have a great, sharp cutoff and I think are more likely to benefit from the hid conversion than most lamps....
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