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Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By adventure950
Nice report Kristof, I rode twice from UK to...

Nice report Kristof, I rode twice from UK to Russia a few years ago and stayed in St Petersburg travelled down towards Moscow and the Borders of Ukraine area the other time North Norway to Murmansk....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,998
Posted By adventure950
Duck Pilot - John DL is correct - however so are...

Duck Pilot - John DL is correct - however so are you Cagiva was formed by the son of the Castigloioni - Giovanni and they were based in Varesa - thus the name CA GI VA as below and stated in John...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,998
Posted By adventure950
Is the elephant decal on the fairing OEM? I'd...

Is the elephant decal on the fairing OEM? I'd like to get one somehow.[/QUOTE]

Hi Fritzcoinc, The elefant stickers I got made up at my local sticker shop - cost about £6.00 for the pair including...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,998
Posted By adventure950
Cagivas - Don't forget the Elefants the fore...

Cagivas - Don't forget the Elefants the fore runner of the Gran canyon, I have had both an Elefant and a Grand canyon - the grand canyon is the better road bike and a bit more comfy on the saddle,...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By adventure950
Found it in the UK and its not so expensive,...

Found it in the UK and its not so expensive, there are also several companies that apply it for those not willing to or able to do the job themselves - That's a big relief - on the other hand it...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By adventure950
Excellent thanks this is just the type of help i...

Excellent thanks this is just the type of help i am looking for on this forum. I will look up the caswell stuff cheers Jake.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By adventure950
Lots of bikes and things like fuel tanks came out...

Lots of bikes and things like fuel tanks came out 20, 30, 40 or more years ago long before Ethanol, and as such lots are picky about what they use. My bike was designed and uses an engine from a...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By adventure950
Hi Igor, This information was up to date in...

Hi Igor, This information was up to date in February 2015.

BP Fuel - Ethanol is added at 5% to unleaded petrol at all sites across the UK.
BP Ultimate (super unleaded petrol) does not have...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By adventure950
Ethanol in fuel.

Thought i might run this past mainly those in the USA where Ethanol is being used in fuel from what i hear across the whole range.

Here in The UK Ethanol is now added to most fuels at 5% and will...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 530,324
Posted By adventure950
This was a build thread I did some time ago on...

This was a build thread I did some time ago on the other channel - my Elefant 750

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964888

Jake.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By adventure950
They are probably fine - but if its playing on...

They are probably fine - but if its playing on your mind - it certainly will after you put it back together and you will be wishing you had done the job before the rebuild - so while its in bits just...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,027
Posted By adventure950
If you want the perfect air head - then its...

If you want the perfect air head - then its simple just buy a Moto Guzzi !!!:evil

Just jesting I have had an r65 nice but a bit to underpowered for me as a young bloke, but capable of taking me...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,998
Posted By adventure950
Kev - sultry reds on full rounded bow through her...

Kev - sultry reds on full rounded bow through her orlop and round to tidy stern are all the rage this year so you right on the ball with that choice.

She's looking great.

Did plenty stripping...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,987
Posted By adventure950
G - regarding your post and car electricals etc,...

G - regarding your post and car electricals etc, I could not agree more, I have a very good reliable volvo - but what issues it has had in the last 15 years have mainly been down to electrical issues...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,987
Posted By adventure950
Hi Chas a lad I know bought one of the WC GS's he...

Hi Chas a lad I know bought one of the WC GS's he handed it back after a few weeks and a single trip to the Alps, stating it did not handle right and he was worried by the way it reacted in certain...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,987
Posted By adventure950
Dirtywarthog you have a point you really do - ...

Dirtywarthog you have a point you really do -
I made a few observations on Advrider - orange crush a few weeks ago regarding the 1290 KTM - how i couldn't see the point , how the extra weight and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,987
Posted By adventure950
Quote Dirtywarthog - There is the "Utilitarian"...

Quote Dirtywarthog - There is the "Utilitarian" type of which I would include myself which is basically returning a Bike to useable condition and the "let's make it better than new" group.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,193
Posted By adventure950
My favourite place - Norway i have ridden it more...

My favourite place - Norway i have ridden it more than a few times now, top to bottom and side to side but still lots more to see - It's worth leaving the bike now and again and getting up on the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-07-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
Ok jimmex - maybe got carried away with my ...

Ok jimmex - maybe got carried away with my input (bit drink involved last night ) sorry, thread input removed - Jake.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-06-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
Part of my problem with electronics is they go...

Part of my problem with electronics is they go wrong - the more you have the more to let you down, even more so on high mileage, well used or older bikes its a real problem. so i cant think how many...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-05-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
Yup. !.:evil

Yup. !.:evil
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-05-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
That sort of sums it up - you simply lose basic...

That sort of sums it up - you simply lose basic skills or you never gained them in the first place. :clap
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-05-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
Like this one - its my phone ...

Like this one - its my phone

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/rallyejake/phone_zpsb68a9095.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/rallyejake/media/phone_zpsb68a9095.jpg.html)

Oh bye...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
Wicked Hi Painterdude - yes there will always be ones...

Hi Painterdude - yes there will always be ones that push the limits no matter what on that I agree. But then there are the naive ones that listened to all the sales speak and what it says in the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
In reply to the above in some ways i understand...

In reply to the above in some ways i understand what your saying - But at the end of the day bikes are unsafe end.

When you start to add to much safety it has been proven that people simply go...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
ze ze zoom ta for your reply - Its freedom of...

ze ze zoom ta for your reply - Its freedom of choice and as someone who is maybe inexperienced i can understand your caution and wanting extra safety lets say - but that's a choice i prefer to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,576
Posted By adventure950
Really can't get my head round this - why would...

Really can't get my head round this - why would anyone applaud so much technology on a bike. Its making the rider more and more remote from the bike.
There seems a lot of gadgets to go wrong, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,625
Posted By adventure950
He had lots more money than me at the time -...

He had lots more money than me at the time - Simple

The handbuilt and beautiful Harris frame was in a differnt league of the Veglia copy (the full veglia kit cost under £1500 at the time, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,625
Posted By adventure950
After a bit of sorting through old pictures - I...

After a bit of sorting through old pictures - I scanned them in - here is a picture of my old Ducati 600tt . Its a Vegglia framed TT600, I bought the kit and built it from a 600tl. The Veglia tt...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,972
Posted By adventure950
Nice thread and i love to see bikes being kept...

Nice thread and i love to see bikes being kept alive and with its history this is nice,

My R65 - This photo was taken in 1978 and is my new (1978) BMW r65 - I had passed my test on a Honda dream...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By adventure950
either ME 109 or Big Bamboo got the answer - I...

either ME 109 or Big Bamboo got the answer - I just slacken the bottom bevel box off and slide the shaft back - then you can get the boot through - getting it onto the shaft and gearbox flange well...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By adventure950
meget flot

meget flot
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,269
Posted By adventure950
Why would that be a problem - that's just the...

Why would that be a problem - that's just the modern take on går vikingr ''Going Viking'' side of Denmark's heritage - its a cultural thing.
:evil

Skål - Jake.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,269
Posted By adventure950
Yeh ! Denmarks a cool place - really nice all the...

Yeh ! Denmarks a cool place - really nice all the people i have met there were real nice people. I'm British but from a Danish descended family a little way back in time - so maybe thats why I feel a...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,269
Posted By adventure950
Anderstornvig - Denmark is just very hard on...

Anderstornvig - Denmark is just very hard on bikes isn't it. I remember coming back into Denmark from a trip in Russia and my moderately modified BMW (the bilge pump) bike - me and my wife ended up...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,234
Posted By adventure950
Gs-ell, i'll take you up on that - i come bye...

Gs-ell, i'll take you up on that - i come bye that way - often going to visit a mate in Manchester - who's bike the ( Bmw - orange sidecar unit is featured in the thread). ill drop you a line...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,234
Posted By adventure950
I missed the bit where you mentioned about adding...

I missed the bit where you mentioned about adding a loft conversion to the sub frame - maybe leave that off then you could just use roundwall tube. But maybe we have to discuss - would that be...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,234
Posted By adventure950
Just looking at your thread - i went down this...

Just looking at your thread - i went down this road a few years back - have a look different bike r80 but same track - the thread is long but may help you with some issues that come along - if i can...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By adventure950
I used tesch boxes and racks -...

I used tesch boxes and racks - (http://www.berndtesch.de/English/Boxes.html ) they sit close in the boxes i used were narrow (6 inch wide) but long and deep, he makes other types - they are...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,979
Posted By adventure950
From experience of my Dakar bike - you need to...

From experience of my Dakar bike - you need to check that the rear shock will not foul the underside of the chassis sub frame under full compression, should be fine but it does rotate a little -...
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