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Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
please don't hide that beautiful engine

PLease don't hide that beautiful engine, paint the headers red, "rosso"
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By DakarBlues
If too windy, get holed up in some motel.

St-Louis, MO to BUffalo, NY and back between 03/09/09 and 03/12/09
<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> I was bone-headed enough to go to...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
Giraffes? Lions in tow!

Isn't it that when giraffes are in sight, lions are not far behind?
Keep one hand on the throttle my friend!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 188,114
Posted By DakarBlues
upload video to youtube

Mikael,

could you please upload your video to youtube?
Tried to download it from smugsmug to no avail..
Thank you.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 188,114
Posted By DakarBlues
Reminds me of the Dakar finish line seashore...

Reminds me of the Dakar finish line seashore where I used to go for a run in the sand dunes every week-end. A 160 miles of pristine beach with no Agenda 21 booklet wielding United Nations official to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By DakarBlues
rekeying gas cap

Broke mine twice when I still had my 950.
Remove the broken one and take it with the new one to the closest locksmith, they would rekey it for 10 or 15 dollars in a matter of minutes.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 188,114
Posted By DakarBlues
Rainbow colors were the symbol of VSD...

Rainbow colors were the symbol of VSD (Vendredi-Samedi-Dimanche) or Friday-Saturday-Sunday, a French magazine that was a sponsor to Paris-Dakar. No sexist (or antisexist) reason here for that rainbow...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 188,114
Posted By DakarBlues
Let's call it "DESERT EXPRESS", as the proud heir...

Let's call it "DESERT EXPRESS", as the proud heir of Gaston Rahier's DR Big!
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 221,305
Posted By DakarBlues
Very beautiful write-up. Indeed, with such a...

Very beautiful write-up. Indeed, with such a gorgeous upbringing, you were ready to take on the world, without any prejudice whatsoever.
You are really a world citizen, I am proud of you.
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 503,093
Posted By DakarBlues
Hi my friend, I read these posts backwards and...

Hi my friend, I read these posts backwards and when I saw your name I thought that you were a Fulani from Nigeria, Chad or Cameroon. In Fulani "Lamido" means Prince, only the scions of Sultan...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 503,093
Posted By DakarBlues
Saying Hi!

Hi Prince!
Mbadda?
Galle mawadi?
One of your fulani cousin of the Tekrour (Senegal).

Have good trip.

When did you sell your Africa Twin?
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,599
Posted By DakarBlues
The bike you have on hand!

Any bike could do it.
The weakest link in the bike-rider binome is the rider, perdio!
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22,859
Views: 4,041,562
Posted By DakarBlues
Now, frankly, where is the "Motorcycle Humane...

Now, frankly, where is the "Motorcycle Humane Society"?
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
Africa twin with NT700V engine/shaft drive

Folks,

do you know if someone has ever tried to mate the NT700V Vtwin/6 speed/shaft drive/injection to an Africa Twin?
Now that would be an awesome sight!

ANd that's doable, difficult but...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
Cuanto? How much? Combien? Wievel? GP...

Cuanto?
How much?
Combien?
Wievel?

GP this is torture
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
Il Paganini del Aluminium

Congratulations Gian Paolo?

You are the Paganini del Aluminio!

If I could do these things you are creating, I would happily abandon my line of work (well paid network engineer in the States)....
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By DakarBlues
buell 1125 engine and Ulysses frame/swingarm

swingarm and frame loopa are definitely Buell type.
The engine also looks like the recent 1125 Buell before Harley canned it. A great engine indeed.
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 777,812
Posted By DakarBlues
The question is, how tall are you? If you are...

The question is, how tall are you?
If you are 5'11, then it means it's not blocking any line of sight to the instrument cluster. If, to the contrary,
you are 6'5, then it means the thing is too...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 777,812
Posted By DakarBlues
Explorer in Saint-Louis, MO

Went at Donelson Cycles in Saint-Louis, MO and saw a blue Explorer with the launch package. They received it beginning of afternoon and had it sold before the end of the day.
A very fine bike indeed.
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 461,115
Posted By DakarBlues
Simply awesome! That's why the Elefant will...

Simply awesome!

That's why the Elefant will ALWAYS have a soft spot in my heart.

It is the only bike that approaches the Africa Twin aesthetically/functionally, but it has the character that...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 777,812
Posted By DakarBlues
Soundtracks on motorbike videos

I will never understand why some people feel obligated to slap a music soundtrack on motorcycle videos.
Motorcycling is a complete immersive experience and the engine sound is a great part of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 188,114
Posted By DakarBlues
Very well awake

K2m,

my point exactly!
You are very well awake!
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
I have to tell you that this engine was very low...

I have to tell you that this engine was very low compression to begin with, this coupled with automatic decompressor made kicking it a breeze
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,168
Posted By DakarBlues
We need you here CP

May the Highest grant you all your health back.
We thank you again for all your humble expertise and your tireless efforts to help folks here spruce up their mount in terms of useful and...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,715
Posted By DakarBlues
Securing the tankbag

- front

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu248/modienek/IMG_0620.jpg


http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu248/modienek/IMG_0637.jpg

...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
Air bleeders were standard on Honda 600 and up

XLM 600, RD03 et RD04, to my knowledge had all air forks. I have used the same air equalizer lead on my 600 XLM and on my AT RD 04 750 in 1992.
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,729
Views: 1,443,925
Posted By DakarBlues
Greenwich Village

This must be Greenwich Village!
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,729
Views: 1,443,925
Posted By DakarBlues
Super Tenere 850 Marathon for sale in Italy

Just to keep some inmates salivating


http://annunci.ebay.it/annunci/moto/bologna-annunci-bazzano/yamaha-super-tenere/19066881
...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13,401
Views: 4,494,669
Posted By DakarBlues
John Watson-Miller

Was about to ask the same question! Damn, you guys are very "AT-cultured"
:)
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,341
Posted By DakarBlues
Elefant sightings

I apologize if this has already been stated, but there has been a picture thread for Cagiva Elefant, it is still alive and kicking.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140310
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,427
Posted By DakarBlues
Honda NTV 700 with long swingarm and Africa Twin body panels

Damasovi, you got a point there.

Even myself I have beeN fancying at an NTV 700 with a lengthened swingarm and an Africa Twin body panel.
Did somEone ever do it?
Also, it wouldn't be...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18,251
Views: 7,191,519
Posted By DakarBlues
However ST is a very competent bike

Super Tenere's owner needs to take some classes, his bike is indeed a very competent one, able to go wherever a KTM Adventure goes, I said.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22,859
Views: 4,041,562
Posted By DakarBlues
Seeing this risky exercise with the behemoth...

Seeing this risky exercise with the behemoth makes litterally my liver quiver.
I can surmise that 7 times out of ten one would reluctantly relinquish his beloved steed to Poseidon.

I wouldn't do...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22,859
Views: 4,041,562
Posted By DakarBlues
Oyama forever

Mas Oyama would have told you to do whatever it takes to get the job done, nothing fancy!
Or maybe he could have taken off the handlebars in one shuto and after sitting, put it back with a teisho...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22,859
Views: 4,041,562
Posted By DakarBlues
Go get some karate lessons (Yoko geri et Mae geri...

Go get some karate lessons (Yoko geri et Mae geri being very handy for this kinda exercice), believe me, I know!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By DakarBlues
Touratech skidplate+ toolbox

IT IS the Touratech one with the toolbox in front

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-adventure-parts/protection/touratech-ktm-950-990-adventure-aluminum-engine-guard-skidplate
...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22,859
Views: 4,041,562
Posted By DakarBlues
Super Tenere 1200 Pharaon

Francesco Catanese Super Tenere.
raised suspension, 21" front wheel, heck tanks.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8iO8XzmR7E
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,896
Posted By DakarBlues
GSA = 19" front

GSAs have 19" front wheel.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 2,128,493
Posted By DakarBlues
You don't like the color of the bike, but you...

You don't like the color of the bike, but you bought a tent of same color?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18,251
Views: 7,191,519
Posted By DakarBlues
Jeepers Creepers

Remids me of "Jeepers Creepers".
Creepy, Brrrrr!
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