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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,130
Posted By Timtim
Hi. Thanks for getting back. I would most...

Hi. Thanks for getting back.

I would most likely ship our bikes over. Done that back in '03 for a road trip across the States so not too much hassle.

Depending on what time of year I would...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-18-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,130
Posted By Timtim
What is the arc tour?

Hi Guys,
I'm from the UK and in the process of trying to organise some trail riding in US. This looks good.
Please could someone let me have some details on how I could do this one, or if any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,350
Posted By Timtim
HONDA 230 f UPGRADES?

I have the 07 model, use it for all our trails here in UK. This little bike is awesome when the going gets really technical. Love it.
Question is, what is the best way to upgrade the suspension?...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Timtim
SHERCO 250 or 300 4t ?

Anyone know anything about these 2014 bikes?
Look pretty good and seem well spoken about, think they used to be Bultaco???
Would appreciate some feedback. Local dealer very helpful. Could be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Timtim
SHERCO 250 or 300 4t ?

Anybody out there tried the new Sherco 250 of 300 four stroke trail bikes?
Good reviews from TBM etc, seat ht's a bit lower than KTMs also.
Considering one for long distance trail riding, rocks,...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,215
Posted By Timtim
T.a.t.

Hi,
Just posted something for 2015...
Good luck with this one, be sure to post plenty of pics, 'n stuff :1drink
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Timtim
T.a.t 2015

Hi All,

Sometime next year I intend to do the TAT with my wife who will be riding her own bike.
Although I've done some limited research it would be great to hear from some folks that have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 794,454
Posted By Timtim
Te 310 2009 model

Hi Guys,
Maybe you can help with some input.
Got chance of the 310 te '09.
Have heard good and bad, mostly from unreliable sources. It will be used for tracks and trails, nothing competetive....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 407,559
Posted By Timtim
Starting advice please

Hi Guys, Just got me a nice little XR250R to go on the trails, sick of tryin to haul my GS1200 up all the time :cry.

It is '04 with only 300 miles on.
All looks very new, but can't get the hang...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Timtim
Honda xr250r

Hi Guys,
Just got me a nice little xr250r trail bike. Very little miles, only 230 from new. 2004 Model.
Kick start :cry
Can anyone let me know the correct starting proceedure, it has a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Timtim
Hi, I'm in Yorkshire, and planning to do...

Hi,

I'm in Yorkshire, and planning to do North America next year, have you considered sharing the cost of shipping ?
Maybe need a minimum of 4 bikes to make it worthwhile.:ricky:ricky:ricky:ricky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By Timtim
Tubeless ?

Anyone used the tubless system from Slavens racing ?
If so, your opinions please.

Gotta excuse my ignorance here, what tyre brand would go with this set up ?
95% Pavement, 5% rough tracks. All...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11,958
Views: 2,615,255
Posted By Timtim
Nice... Where do the crash bar bags come from ?

Nice... Where do the crash bar bags come from ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,062
Posted By Timtim
I bought the first 950 to come into the UK back...

I bought the first 950 to come into the UK back in '03.
Apart from waterpump seal failiure, over 30k enjoyable miles, no other issues.

Now i have latest '10 model, only done 9k and let me down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Timtim
Thanks for the advice Guys. Turns out it was...

Thanks for the advice Guys.

Turns out it was the sidestand switch. Looked fine and undamaged but apparently it is yet another common fault of this bike !

Wasted nearly three days of a weeks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Timtim
Help In France

Can anyone help please.
My 990 Adv is cutting out every time i
Forum: EMEA 05-19-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By Timtim
Hi Guys, Anyone out there interested in...

Hi Guys,

Anyone out there interested in showing a couple of Brits a good 5 or 6 day tour of S.W. Ireland ?
One Ktm 990 and a GS.
We want to see the remote out of the way places only you guys...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By Timtim
Puncture Prevention

Has anyone tried 'double tubing' ?
I have used it in my mountain bike for years and never had a flat, i assume the same principal of fitting is the same for a motorcycle.
Basically split the old...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By Timtim
Performance Cycle Centre totally screwed up my...

Performance Cycle Centre totally screwed up my 950 whilst on a RTW trip.Almost put paid to a years worth of planning and prep.
AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS. :deal
Forum: Americas 04-30-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By Timtim
Hoping to do similar trip next year after...

Hoping to do similar trip next year after shipping bike from UK, maybe starting from CA.
Be sure to post your stuff on here, any tips and advice most welcome.
Good luck. :1drink
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-28-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,007
Posted By Timtim
Hi Fatguts, Hoping to do similar trip next...

Hi Fatguts,

Hoping to do similar trip next year from UK.
Ship bikes to Port Klang or Singapore, then ride up to Thailand. My wife is Thai so a bit of an advantage there, i want to head up north,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,992
Posted By Timtim
+ 1 for me too please :1drink

+ 1 for me too please :1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 446,773
Posted By Timtim
YES,I like this one, maybe with the flanges cut...

YES,I like this one, maybe with the flanges cut back a bit.. let me know when you will have some available. :1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Rtw
Views: 780
Posted By Timtim
Took a 950s 2003 model, one of the first to...

Took a 950s 2003 model, one of the first to arrive in UK on a rtw trip in '04.

Apart from tyres being very difficult to source, the waterpump seal let coolant into the engine which more or less...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By Timtim
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the advice.. Bike...

Hi Guys, Thanks for all the advice..

Bike now back home, done about 600 miles since last weekend and not missed a beat !

Dealership checked all the obvious stuff, that was all fine.

Turns...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By Timtim
Thumbs up for Craig at CJ Racer ! He sorted my...

Thumbs up for Craig at CJ Racer !
He sorted my Trail Tech lights even though i'm in England.
Top Man !
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By Timtim
Thanks for all the advice guys. Bike now at...

Thanks for all the advice guys.
Bike now at dealers so will post the result when i know more.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By Timtim
My '09 990 is in at the dealers right now for...

My '09 990 is in at the dealers right now for exactly the same problem.
I will post the result when i know more.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By Timtim
Hi Ted, Lights stay on when it's cut out, so...

Hi Ted,
Lights stay on when it's cut out, so i've ruled out the battery connections.

Cheers, Tim
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By Timtim
Cry Help Please... Ruined Weekend.

Easter weekend and all ready to go !
My 2010 990 Adv has been running sweet as sugar until today.
Set out this morning ok, after about 20 miles noticed it jerking as if cutting out.
When i pulled...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Timtim
Xt Serow Info Anyone ?

Been trying to locate a good used XT SEROW 225, but thet seem to be rarer than hens teeth around here.
The newer 250 version is available, and was wondering what the main difference is apart from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
Posted By Timtim
My Missus loves the KTM, on or off road. We...

My Missus loves the KTM, on or off road. We recently did some tracks that were covered in slippery leaves over rocks. On some of the steeper sections i was crapping myself, stopping wasn't an option...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Timtim
Ghost Towns and deserted places

Planning next years trip to USA through to Alaska. Start and finish will be New Jersey or Baltimore as i'm shipping in from UK.
Will have approx 6 weeks.
I have a fascination for the deserted...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Timtim
Hi Catweasel, Bike transport by James Cargo,...

Hi Catweasel,

Bike transport by James Cargo, shipped to NJ, or air freight to NY. Not too much price difference and the air freight is more reliable. Cost approx 800 one way from UK. Insurance...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Timtim
Hi Jay, Trip looks good but looks a bit...

Hi Jay,

Trip looks good but looks a bit early for me, still not entirely sure if can make this year. If things change i'll get pm ya.:wink:
Forum: Americas 01-25-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Timtim
Any Uk Riders ?

Later this year or early next i am considering several weeks touring USA, CANADA, ALASKA.
Start from NJ with own bike shipped from UK.
Some camping but not too much.

Any riding buddies out there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Timtim
Thanks Guys, I've got the CTEK XS 8OO with...

Thanks Guys,

I've got the CTEK XS 8OO with the cig lighter lead, so now i'm good to go ! :wink:
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-26-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,265
Posted By Timtim
Question Planning a similar trip in 2010 if anyone...

Planning a similar trip in 2010 if anyone interested.
Will be going further north in Thailang, Chang Mai, Chang Rai. :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Timtim
Easy way to charge battery ?

Does any one charge / maintain the battery on the '09 990 through the lighter socket outlet on the dash ?
I'm told this can be done quite safely but would like to hear if anyone has done this. Don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By Timtim
So it is ! I had something through the post...

So it is !
I had something through the post several months ago to check some detail with me as an export licence had been applied for.
Maybe.......:wink:
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