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Forum: Beasts 06-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,836
Posted By Mudwiz
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap I didn't do quite...

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

I didn't do quite so well, but my 650 Alp is far less modified. Oh, and the fact I'm not the rider Rob is!! :1drink

Well done mate.
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 462,822
Posted By Mudwiz
Hi folks...

Hi All,
Hope everything is good with you.

Just a quick introduction for me: In the UK, currently working on "off-road-ising" my SD01. Any comments/advice gladly welcomed.

:D
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,897,836
Posted By Mudwiz
Hi Folks, hope your days are good. I think...

Hi Folks, hope your days are good.

I think I've posted here before, some long time ago....

Quick re/-introduction! Riding and racing TAs for years, here in the UK, now in posession of 2 '87s,...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,252
Posted By Mudwiz
http://1.2.3.10/bmi/www.rideanyroad.co.uk/images/P...

http://1.2.3.10/bmi/www.rideanyroad.co.uk/images/Pic1.JPG
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,252
Posted By Mudwiz
Soon as I can sort my 'ternet out I've got some! ...

Soon as I can sort my 'ternet out I've got some!

Loving this thread............
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,436
Posted By Mudwiz
I have an '85, just covered 3000 miles in 6...

I have an '85, just covered 3000 miles in 6 riding days in Europe. Did well on the twisties, given the shape, and comfy to ride home in 1 go (just under 1000 miles) !
Loving it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 60,974
Posted By Mudwiz
May I aslkconfirm a thing? All I'm after is...

May I aslkconfirm a thing?

All I'm after is easyier starting after a lie-down, which happens far too often. There is enough power for me in the UK.

From what I've read, an Edlebrook would be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22,028
Views: 2,644,974
Posted By Mudwiz
UK spec are not "corked"/restricted, and the...

UK spec are not "corked"/restricted, and the noisy end can does only noise. You will notice more than just power/torque differances, the whole "ride" is much taughter.
Don't know numbers for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,397
Posted By Mudwiz
This bike will do (virtually) anything, changes...

This bike will do (virtually) anything, changes of tyres/gearing for comfort. I got my "Iron Butt" certification on one, and used it at the Weston beach race 4 months later. Left it in my Dads shed...
Forum: Europe 01-09-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,879
Posted By Mudwiz
I do it for the idea of legal help when it all...

I do it for the idea of legal help when it all goes pear shaped!
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 35,154
Posted By Mudwiz
Don't know if this has been mentioned, but if you...

Don't know if this has been mentioned, but if you intend to race etc on it, check the regs for cc limits - the 690 is 654 cc, which is no good if the event stops at 650 cc.

There are events in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mudwiz
Momentum is your friend, especially on a big...

Momentum is your friend, especially on a big bike. I learnt on a 650 Transalp, never go in if you can't see the way out, and go in with enough force to continue to the other side. More often than...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Mudwiz
I was after some one recording it, as we don't...

I was after some one recording it, as we don't have sky sports. It was a fantastic blast, just wonderful to be part of, even though I recon I was cause of some of the pile ups - my normal pose was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Mudwiz
When did you ride my bike??? :1drink .

When did you ride my bike???

:1drink .
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mudwiz
Wow. Thats a good description of a bike that can...

Wow. Thats a good description of a bike that can do the jobs of at least 3 others! :clap.

I've had mine since February, done 10,000 miles, including enduros, rallies, an iron butt ride, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Mudwiz
I use metzler Lasertecs on my 650R, running 18/21...

I use metzler Lasertecs on my 650R, running 18/21 wheels, not motards. Find them fab, race-sticky and over 2500 miles on the rear so far, front looks unworn. I may try a slightly longer lasting rear...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,460
Posted By Mudwiz
I like my Tech 3s, with the enduro sole...

I like my Tech 3s, with the enduro sole (treads!!), been run over, hit edges of ruts etc and had them pinned under the bikes - both a Transalp and XR.

HTHs.
Forum: Europe 11-13-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Mudwiz
I'm following this thread with interest, this is...

I'm following this thread with interest, this is very high on my list of things to do.........

:D.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,386
Posted By Mudwiz
biased but xr650r. will do iron butt, 2000...

biased but xr650r.

will do iron butt, 2000 mile totals in 3 days, enduros, rallies and Weston.

oil, yes every 600 miles hard, or well over 1000 motorway, valves, check yes, but mine havent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,962
Posted By Mudwiz
well, also excuse no capitals. had my op 2 weeks...

well, also excuse no capitals. had my op 2 weeks ago, 1 week holiday, then back to work. hardest week of my career. doing the basic motion pt at the moment, but given minimal painkillers - had to...
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 144,928
Posted By Mudwiz
Looking to get one shipped over asap, happy...

Looking to get one shipped over asap, happy christmas to me!

Nice job gents.

:D.
Forum: Racing 10-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By Mudwiz
Weston Beach Race, UK.

Anyone else here doing it?

I need some tips on what to do before I go in terms of bike prep, what to watch for scrutineering etc.

I'm on an XR650R, not ideal I know, but it's my only bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,531
Posted By Mudwiz
NIce thread, thank you. I have a couple of...

NIce thread, thank you.

I have a couple of questions:

I'm due to have a shoulder op to stabilize the joint in a couple of weeks, multiple dislocations now it is not really "in", admitedly I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,033
Posted By Mudwiz
Easy answer would be "whatever I have in the...

Easy answer would be "whatever I have in the garage", and right now, thats an XR650R.

I would probably prefer a Transalp TBH, service interval can go hang on one of those, consumables go on and on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,549
Posted By Mudwiz
I did the UK end to end, (870+ mile), IBA class...

I did the UK end to end, (870+ mile), IBA class that with the SS1, due to the number of sub-motorway (Interstate??) roads needed. Plenty of single carrideway stuff too.

Had a couple of issues -...
Forum: Europe 09-10-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 11,581
Posted By Mudwiz
Sorry.

This clashes with the Hafren, so I'm going to have to pull out.
Have a "fun" time folks, can't wait to see the photos!
Forum: Europe 08-17-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Mudwiz
Nice one Brian, thanks. :D.

Nice one Brian, thanks. :D.
Forum: Europe 08-14-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By Mudwiz
Long dual sport ride in South England

Any one fancy a spin out on Saturday? 16th August??

Based from Leighton Buzzard, covering lanes in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

I recon...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,180
Posted By Mudwiz
Late into this I know, but my simple set up for a...

Late into this I know, but my simple set up for a rally weekend:

http://i37.tinypic.com/30kpypz.jpg
Forum: Europe 08-11-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Mudwiz
I may well be up for that Brian, I had "time off"...

I may well be up for that Brian, I had "time off" for the Kielder Rally!

Do you recon I could cope? Being a rally-roadblock as I am!
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mudwiz
Thumb For that sort of riding what does it need? ...

For that sort of riding what does it need?

Beef up rear subframe a little, so you can bungee a dry bag on it. (Unless it's a euro model, which has a s/frame as std.)

Throw some money at a big...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Mudwiz
Honda XR650R ?? Don't shoot me yet ! It...

Honda XR650R ??

Don't shoot me yet !

It is biased towards the off-road side of DS, but they seem to be cheap for virtually new ones (2005, 3000km for less than £2500) and invest in some of the...
Forum: Europe 08-04-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 11,581
Posted By Mudwiz
If I'm free I'll ride sort of sweeper - XR650...

If I'm free I'll ride sort of sweeper - XR650 with F-off big tank!

As an ex-transalp rally rider I know a bit about pulling big bikes through mud!!

I'm sort of running one for xrv -...
Forum: Europe 08-04-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mudwiz
I agree. Most bikes can be put through most...

I agree. Most bikes can be put through most lanes.
It would be worth pointing out though that pushing yourself does have its costly side!

:1drink.
Forum: Europe 07-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 50,259
Posted By Mudwiz
As I got to the Ryedale: ...

As I got to the Ryedale:

http://i37.tinypic.com/r04ew4.jpg

Was an even colder ride home!
Forum: Europe 07-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Mudwiz
There are easier rallies, 'specially if its been...

There are easier rallies, 'specially if its been raining!

Looking forward to the weekend...........
Forum: Europe 06-04-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 18,960
Posted By Mudwiz
Sorry Guys/gurls, didn't remember I was still up...

Sorry Guys/gurls, didn't remember I was still up for this. Must however withdraw, hammered the tendons on my left wrist so need to be very gentle to be OK for www.thelongestday.org...
Forum: Europe 05-27-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Mudwiz
I'll play too, someone let me know. Does the...

I'll play too, someone let me know.

Does the bird want to get dirty??

:D.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 65,924
Posted By Mudwiz
I'd say D908RR too, (slow road/mud rider,...

I'd say D908RR too, (slow road/mud rider, XR650R).

Mines covered about 3500km, not yet half worn, on all surfaces from Motorway to muddy single track enduro stuff. Run at about 8psi, + rimlock....
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,577
Posted By Mudwiz
Only a little :...

Only a little : http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=26642

but I am recovering from shoulder injury.

Enjoy the seduction :1drink .
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