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Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
And concerning that Civic: My 'Miss Marlboro' was...

And concerning that Civic: My 'Miss Marlboro' was a tight fit into my VW Caddy (first Edition). Had to take off the fly-screen of the Big and the window of the hard-top of that small-size Pick-up.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hey Toshi, welcome to the show that never...

Hey Toshi,
welcome to the show that never ends!
It's been the same with mine some 10 years ago: Trigger-unit on Stator had come loose and broken one of the connecting cables. Ask every question...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Mr. Popples, this is exactly what I feel, too,...

Mr. Popples,
this is exactly what I feel, too, everytime I visit 'Some assembly required'! I have loads of ideas but I do lack the skills ...
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, hello Hyena, your Big exploring...

Hello there, hello Hyena,
your Big exploring the milky way ... great! Nicely done by your talented girl-friend!
Iris is a painter, too, this is her painting of Miss Marlboro, my DR Big:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Gunn, concerning the smell: have you had...

Hello Gunn,
concerning the smell: have you had a look around the engine and exhaust if there's something like oil or grease on it? We, for example, once had smoke coming off the exhaust of my wife...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I've been off here...

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've been off here for a while but now I'm up-to-date again. It's been because I said 'Good-bye' to my job. They 'offered' me an earlier retirement from January 1. 2015...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Bambi
Hello there in the United States, German bike...

Hello there in the United States,
German bike Magazine 'Motorrad News' speculates, that the name 'True Adventure' comes from Honda's thinking, that everything with 'Africa' in it's name has a bad...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mick, you are aware that there's a whole...

Hello Mick,
you are aware that there's a whole big (Big) thread to worship that bike, aren't you?
Here you go: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362489
Lots of answers, even to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,478
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I'm out! I don't agree, but more...

Hello there,
I'm out! I don't agree, but more discussion will lead to nothing. I just wanted to show, that they don't build them like they used to. Tech and customers taste lead into another...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, you are right to remind me! The...

Hello there,
you are right to remind me! The bike seems to be very good and I had a very nice chat with the guys at the stand. That's been so nice that I forgot to take pics. I'm really to blame!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,478
Posted By Bambi
Ok, so you do reject my Triumph Twin 750 (42 hp)...

Ok, so you do reject my Triumph Twin 750 (42 hp) and nominate my DR Big Thumper(although, mine's just a 750, but with the same 50 hp as the 800)?! Ok, the Big can cruise along all day happily at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,478
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, regarding the exclusion of the...

Hello there,
regarding the exclusion of the Morini by _cy__because of 'only' 500 cc the next thing he's going to tell me is a yellow twin-cylinder bike can't be a beast, too. As my Triumph Tiger...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,619
Posted By Bambi
Hello Blues, nice to see you on the Scrambler,...

Hello Blues,
nice to see you on the Scrambler, good pics of you, your son and your friend. I think I do remember this friend from other pics from your journeys or your last trip to EICMA perhaps?...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,619
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, taking a look at this ...

Hello there,
taking a look at this
https://www.google.de/search?q=dr+zeta&biw=1280&bih=855&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DeotVNrBBcziO8CDgdAO&ved=0CCAQsAQ
you see pics of Suzuki's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 175,691
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, been to Cologne today. Saw it and...

Hello guys,
been to Cologne today. Saw it and sat on it! With just 1,70 m I'm more of a short build. I can reach the ground fairly easy. What puts me off is the shape of the seat. You always slip...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, been at Cologne today. There has...

Hello guys,
been at Cologne today. There has been nothing new in the dual-sport-compartment. Please don't tell me something about slightly refurbished Cross-Tourers and -Runners, V-Stroms and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 175,691
Posted By Bambi
If there are tubes in the tyres - I do know about...

If there are tubes in the tyres - I do know about those and I can handle that. Even easier than a tubeless tyre that can leave me helpless with a flat as I can't break the bead without machines ...
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,619
Posted By Bambi
Hello guys, are 90.000 km proof enough that...

Hello guys,
are 90.000 km proof enough that the Trail is ridden? Ok, I should say 'has been' as it sits in my barn with a crankshaft-bearing failure since about 2002. Due to time-consuming job and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 175,691
Posted By Bambi
Hello Starchamp, to me, this Ducati Scrambler...

Hello Starchamp,
to me, this Ducati Scrambler is the first 'modern' Classic that fulfills what I would expect from this category: it has modern, but modest power and it doesn't weigh in at about...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,619
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, I want them to look good!!! It's...

Hello there,
I want them to look good!!! It's hard to beat a nice evening with the bike parked at your front-door and sitting on the stairs enjoying a beer and looking at it. So they ought to look...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Patrick, if you speak German, try this:...

Hello Patrick,
if you speak German, try this: www.dr-big.de (http://www.dr-big.de)
Use the search 'Suche'-button top right with your questions and you'll get more than just the answers you wanted...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 175,691
Posted By Bambi
Nicely done, Ducati! There are a few points I...

Nicely done, Ducati! There are a few points I would have done in another way ... but the base is well laid.
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, why is the whole world thinking...

Hello there,
why is the whole world thinking that a beak will make a better dualsport-bike?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello to Hungary, this looks like a very nice...

Hello to Hungary,
this looks like a very nice meeting!
Sadly, 2 of my friends from our German Big-Forum missed you. They have been at the Hungarian camp-ground on wednesday - and nobody was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Andy, welcome here with us Big-riders...

Hello Andy,
welcome here with us Big-riders from all over the world.
You can ask your questions to Stefan Hessler at www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de)
He has springs on offer for...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22,393
Views: 6,730,629
Posted By Bambi
One more warning: be aware, that the top of your...

One more warning: be aware, that the top of your shock moves upwards in a curve while working! Good clearance at standstill doesn't always mean enough clearance at full compression!
More regards,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22,393
Views: 6,730,629
Posted By Bambi
Pay Attention, guys! That contact between your...

Pay Attention, guys!
That contact between your carrier-rail and the top of your shocks will lead to bent damper-rods!!! We've been 'successful' in the early 80-s by ignoring this point on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Bambi
errr... looking at my calender it seems to me,...

errr... looking at my calender it seems to me, that it's still 4 weeks 'til 1. of Octobre? Is there a time warp or a hole in time somewhere?
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Bambi
... and yes, the first Honda came in fifth ...

... and yes, the first Honda came in fifth ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6,000
Views: 1,055,999
Posted By Bambi
Well, some people seem to learn about history...

Well, some people seem to learn about history from books (or YouTube) and not when it really happens.
To those who didn't follow this year's Dakar: it's over and Mr. Deprés has finished fourth on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Mait, very nice to read, that you didn't...

Hello Mait,
very nice to read, that you didn't part with your Big!!! You should keep it ...
Concerning your starter problems I think, you should talk to Stefan or Lars first. Maybe, you don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,932
Posted By Bambi
Applause, Applause, Applause! :clap Kind...

Applause, Applause, Applause! :clap
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello all, hello Vistar, I've been in-accurat...

Hello all, hello Vistar,
I've been in-accurat in my discription:
For the price of 180- 200 EUR you'll get your whole Stator reconditioned and rewound, not just a fixture of those cables for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Vistar, so let's give it a try: ...

Hello Vistar,
so let's give it a try:

Dein Problem ist alt-bekannt in der 'Big'-Welt.
Unsere Lichtmaschinen laufen im Motoröl, was Ihnen ein wenig Kühlung bietet. Aber dadurch verhärten...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22,393
Views: 6,730,629
Posted By Bambi
Sorry, I couldn't keep up with your pace for the...

Sorry, I couldn't keep up with your pace for the last few weeks. Have you already seen this bike?
http://kingstoncustom.blogspot.de/2014_06_01_archive.html
Kind regards, Bambi
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16,680
Views: 10,231,301
Posted By Bambi
Hello Tom, pic # 2 brings back to mind one of...

Hello Tom,
pic # 2 brings back to mind one of my most beloved rock-songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eair8Ftmd9Q
Although that Lady wouldn't be my Taste ... hihihi ... Taste - the band...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello shanekfalcon, your problem is very well...

Hello shanekfalcon,
your problem is very well known in the 'Big'-world.
Our generators run in the engine-oil, which offers some cooling to it. But it also hardens the wires. Thanks to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello Kilgore, as always: ...

Hello Kilgore,
as always:
www.dr-big-shop.de (http://www.dr-big-shop.de)
But Stefan's on holiday at the moment, might take some time. Worldwide delivery's no prob for him ...
Kind regards,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello, there's one lighting kit on the...

Hello,
there's one lighting kit on the 'off-the-road'-site. And there are a few more on offer at Africanqueens, another German company, dedicated to the Africa Twin of Honda:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 2,707,420
Posted By Bambi
Hello there, concerning the...

Hello there,
concerning the rallye-type-fairings, you could take a look at this German Company:
http://www.off-the-road.de/Diverse-Enduros/Verkleidungen-Licht/
There's a universal one on the...
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