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Forum: EMEA 12-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By doc47
Senegal

Anybody coming through Kafountine, Senegal, ask for Doctor Levine (aka Doctor Marong) at the Pharmacie Bassene across from the market. I can offer tools, conversation and a camping spot any time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 225,344
Posted By doc47
This one's a yawner: North of Chama, NM, just...

This one's a yawner: North of Chama, NM, just getting into Colorado, came around a sharp mountain bend to find a round boulder about 7 feet in diameter smack in the middle of the right lane. Sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By doc47
Tire Profile - How does it affect handling?

In preparation for my move back to Senegal, I'm readying the F650GS/Dakar for shipment. Part of that is to buy some off-road tires that can do both pavement and sand. I've run knobbies on the...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By doc47
South Puget Sound?

Any riders, Seattle area to South Sound up for day or weekend off-road rides? I want to get my F650GS/Dakar off the asphalt but I don't want to risk doing it alone.
Anyone interested give me a...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By doc47
Go by way of...

Guatemala! :-)

Fugeddabadit! Aint no good way. Try going through Canada!
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By doc47
Santiago rentals

Marty, this guy is a buddy of mine and runs a rental outfit in Santiago. A kick in the butt good guy!
Mick Hoy: mhoey.eu@gmail.com

doc
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By doc47
Any DS Riders in the Puget Sound Region?

Anybody up for some day rides?

doc
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16,156
Views: 1,941,202
Posted By doc47
Ricor intiminators

Anybody with experience with these? Might have already been discussed but I did a search and couldn't find anything.

I'm specifically wondering about whether different springs make a difference...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By doc47
Klx

There's a nice-looking KLX 250 in Craig'slist Seattle. Lots of mods but looks interesting....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By doc47
Finding good DS rides....

OK, you've moved to a new city. You live surrounded by concrete and housing estates. Not far away, however, you know there's some off-the-pavement riding. How would you go about finding where the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 2,500,948
Posted By doc47
Sign in Saskatchewan

Wish I had a pic of it!

Big photo of a moose and trees. The billboard read: THERE'S A PLACE FOR WILDLIFE IN SASKATCHEWAN.

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By doc47
Washington Adventure Trail

Better known -- unfortunately -- as the Washington Back Country Discovery Route, which is too damned long a name far's I'm concerned.

Anyhow, anybody have any idea how early in the year the snows...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 51,024
Posted By doc47
???

You still accepting orders? toubabdoc@gmail.com
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 846
Posted By doc47
WTB: Cord & heat controller for Widder vest

:freakyHey, Got one?
Hmmm, mebbe this idn't the right forum......
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By doc47
WTB F650GS motor -- PLEASE

Hey! I bought a 2001 F650GS/Dakar in great shape and two days later it ate a fucking valve!!!!!

Anybody got a single-spark, F650GS engine, 2001-2004?

Help me out here!!
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By doc47
Unsolicited Testimonial--Atomic Moto

Usual disclaimers, etc....Atomic Moto. Good gear. Good service. Honest advice....even when it cost them!!
I'll do business with these people over and over.
And, their prices beat a lot of the big...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 2,500,948
Posted By doc47
Saskatchewan

Wish I had a pic of this: big billboard with a photo of a moose.
Text: There's a place for wildlife in Saskatchewan! Right next to the mashed potatoes!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By doc47
Riding in West Africa -- With Pics!

13 September 2011

The sun bore down like hot iron amid the tall grasses. A Cape Buffalo with one twisted horn threw dust over his back with one massive fore-hoof. The natives had asked me to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By doc47
Countershaft sprocket source?

Need a new sprocket for my 2002 F650GS. Any suggestions for a good (meaning cheap) online source.
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,936
Posted By doc47
Atomic Moto -- Good people

Dealt with an outfit in Bend, OR, called Atomic Moto and was impressed with their candor, intelligence, and quality of their products. Prices were good, too. Recommended! :clap
...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By doc47
This look very, very interesting.....

http://www.stayontheblack.com/new-knox-handroid-gloves
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-08-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 964
Posted By doc47
F650-powered West Africa Medicine and Education has a new website!!!!

http://www.westafricamedicine.weebly.com
Go for it. Find out how you can help!!
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-04-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By doc47
Re-invent the wheel?

Mick Hoey and Ian Hill have just done this ride. Check out their websites
And feel free to contact me when you're in The Gambia.

http://www.iansrtwtrip.blogspot.com/
http://www.mhoey.eu/
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,133
Posted By doc47
C'mon!

Great writing, hombre! After that I need a shower and a beer.:freaky

Come ride in Affiker. The burned goat tacos are great! (Without the taco part.) Accommodations are cheaper than Baja and in...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By doc47
Karoos vs D606 vs TKC-80

Which would you recommend for 50-50 tarmac/sand?
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,691
Posted By doc47
Terraflex

Who makes 'em?
Where did you get the IT Deserts?
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By doc47
Tyre source in the UK that'll ship to W Africa?

Folks, I live in The Gambia, West Africa, and believe me, it isn't easy to find motorcycle tires here (or anything else, for that matter). Does anyone know a tyre dealer in the UK or in Europe...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 241,930
Posted By doc47
Tents

Pyn, How necessary did you find your tents? When I've traveled in Mali I've slept out comfortably without one but in areas where there is blowing sand/dust or mosquitoes a tent would certainly be a...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By doc47
Moto Tyres online in UK

Can anyone direct me to an online dealer (or one that I can contact online) who carries Shinko tyres? Or, barring Shinkos, Continental TKC-80s?
I'd need them shipped to The Gambia, West Africa....
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By doc47
Rain suit -- el cheapo!

Costco. Bought a suit for 29.95 and it's seen me through 4 years riding. Works jes' fine.
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 241,930
Posted By doc47
Left handed?

Great story! I've been as far as Mopti and the southern Dogon country but never to Tombouktu. That's my next target but I've heard the army is short-stopping motorcyclists now past Mopti due to some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 260,179
Posted By doc47
Front step

How do get a violist off your front step?
Pay him for the pizza.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By doc47
Computation

Doesn't the square root of the number of spokes come into it somewhere?

Like I said, the largest rim lock I can find is 2 3/4". What do people with supermotard wheels do? Strange!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By doc47
Color?

What are you, racist?

C'mon, doods, a little help here?????
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By doc47
Rim locks

You joking? It's for the rear wheel, not the engine!
The bike is a 2002 F650GS...single. But, it has two wheels!!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By doc47
Rim locks -- What size? F650GS

Anybody know how to size rim locks? The rim on my bike is 3" inside. The largest rim lock I can find is 2 3/4.
What's a mother to do?:evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By doc47
Rim locks -- What size? F650GS

Does anyone know what size rim locks fit a 2002 F650GS? If not, can somebody tell me how to figure out what size rim locks to install? The front rim is 3 1/2" at it widest, the rear 4 1/8" . (That's...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By doc47
For all you mechanics:

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Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By doc47
Pics from West Affiker

http://picasaweb.google.com/TOUBABDOC/Tobaski2009EXPLICITCONTENTPLEASESEENOTE#5409279485256683554
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 241,930
Posted By doc47
Mali

Glad you enjoyed Mali. It is a wonderful place with friendly people and a lot of art, music and traditional culture. Of course, like anywhere else, the farther you get from main towns like Mopti,...
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