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Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,267
Posted By davidfrench
I love the TW (for the times when I wish I was...

I love the TW (for the times when I wish I was shorter) and I second this "when in no hurry" a smaller bike will do the job. I actually dream about doing the GDR on a mountain bike, cause I'm not in...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By davidfrench
Thanks BalkanBoy for your message. We are brother...

Thanks BalkanBoy for your message. We are brother in height.
At 198cm (in metric) I never felt home on any motorcycle I've test ridden (and it used to be my job for more than 10 years) other than...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By davidfrench
Trade your motorcycle for a built-to-your-own-measurements bicycle

Hi, I build custom high-end handmade bicycles with 36" wheels for the tallest riders, NBA players, even these guys at 7'6", and for regular people too.
See some pics on the website here....
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 90,745
Posted By davidfrench
I wonder why we don't have this 660XTZ here in...

I wonder why we don't have this 660XTZ here in the US...
:-(
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,366
Posted By davidfrench
I'm a tad smaller than you (at 6'6") and was...

I'm a tad smaller than you (at 6'6") and was wondering how the 800 compare to the 1200 for ergos? I have really long legs... (39" inseam).
:eek1
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,434
Posted By davidfrench
That is really useful. I believe that with one or...

That is really useful. I believe that with one or two fingers it's enough to brake...
my 2cts. after working on my bicycles with the same problem.
:evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,533
Posted By davidfrench
Digging into old thread is interesting to find...

Digging into old thread is interesting to find out other tall buddies (I'm 6'6") while looking for my next ride.
:1drink
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,267
Posted By davidfrench
I like the approach of "do with what you have". ...

I like the approach of "do with what you have".
For example a woman friend of mine rode from NYC to Argentina on a... Honda Shadow.
:freaky
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,625
Posted By davidfrench
That's a brilliant idea! Now I just need to find...

That's a brilliant idea! Now I just need to find someone tall enough with a used DS to trade it for a brand new custom made DirtySixer bicycle!
:wink::wink::wink:
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,625
Posted By davidfrench
Back on adv after a long time no talk, got stung...

Back on adv after a long time no talk, got stung by the two wheels-no-engine virus (I build big bicycles for the tallest riders here (http://dirtysixer.wordpress.com/))!
I am 6'6" and 39" inseam and...
Forum: Racing 12-14-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 29,902
Posted By davidfrench
I think I met this guy... :D:D:D ...

I think I met this guy...
:D:D:D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1385.snc4/163743_10150144553484251_610359250_8236554_77193_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
Here's a very thoughtful remark. It's definitely...

Here's a very thoughtful remark. It's definitely a metaphor that I understand and make me think less of the DRZ400...
But, man, those WR250R are not made of gold I guess. Why are they so expensive...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
your advice worth more than 0.02 cts. yes...

your advice worth more than 0.02 cts.
yes street legal is a real good selling point.
then size is another problem. At 6f6 I'd like to find something I can trick a bit, but not spending tons of $ in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
what is the older equivalent to a WR250R from the...

what is the older equivalent to a WR250R from the 80's or 90's ?
I guess street legal dual sport 250cc (or around) were CA legal before the expensive WR250R ?
I'm thinking KDX220... (ok 2strokes...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,882
Posted By davidfrench
I'm interested in the black wheels... :D :D :D...

I'm interested in the black wheels...
:D :D :D :D
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,818
Posted By davidfrench
So if I understand well, bar risers from...

So if I understand well,
bar risers from www.roxspeedfx.com or www.emigracing.com
higher seat from www.renazco.com
lower pegs from www.promotobillet.com
other advices ?
thinking about bolting...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,818
Posted By davidfrench
Hey, digging into old threads, but is there any...

Hey, digging into old threads, but is there any bike/answer that don't involve a 8000+$ ?
I mean, 990 Adventure and 1200GSA... I know that at 6f6 they'd fit me great
but for these prices... ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
ahahah same thing as for the husky 610... not...

ahahah same thing as for the husky 610... not cheap enough !
:eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
Yes, french journalist based in the US. :lol3

Yes, french journalist based in the US.
:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
yeah you're right, it's an old thread, I didn't...

yeah you're right, it's an old thread, I didn't want to pollute by opening a new one.
First, 4 months ago, a friend visiting me in California wanted to join me do the Continental Divide on rental...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
Hi and thanks all for your replies. at 6f6, I'm...

Hi and thanks all for your replies.
at 6f6, I'm 39 inches inseam... and around 210 lbs (dunno exactly, it's been years I didn't jump on a scale !) I look ridiculous on almost 95% of the stock bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,341
Posted By davidfrench
Hi guys, reopening this thread after a great...

Hi guys, reopening this thread after a great enduro school at RawHyde.
Now my fear for beast as faded a bit, after 4 days on a R1200GS... (2 days training and 2 days ride in Mojave desert)
:evil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,416
Posted By davidfrench
Hi, here at 6f6 and 220lbs, I have to say that...

Hi, here at 6f6 and 220lbs, I have to say that the 2010 BMW R1200GS I rode for 4 days at RawHyde was a little bit too small for me (even with bars set up right).
And I wasn't the tallest there.
So...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 292,859
Posted By davidfrench
Well, yes, maybe it will help sellers of the W650...

Well, yes, maybe it will help sellers of the W650 to go back to earth when asking crazy price...

I wasn't waiting for a W800 but for this
...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 43,635
Posted By davidfrench
where is the "LIKE" button ? :D :D :D :D :D :D...

where is the "LIKE" button ?
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,910
Posted By davidfrench
and now the pics...

and now the pics...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,345
Posted By davidfrench
Sadly, I'm sure you're right...

Sadly, I'm sure you're right...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
Thanks Johann, I realized that pic is a bit...

Thanks Johann,
I realized that pic is a bit under exposed... need a little touch more in post-process...

nice gallery, you're a portrait photographer ?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,915
Posted By davidfrench
gezzzz I've always wondered why motorcycle tires...

gezzzz I've always wondered why motorcycle tires were round...
:twitch:twitch:twitch
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,910
Posted By davidfrench
1st trip : from Paris to south of France (passing...

1st trip : from Paris to south of France (passing by west of France, Bretagne) with my red Honda Spazio 250 of 96.
means about 1000 miles... in 4 days
2nd trip when I bought the US version of the...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,364
Posted By davidfrench
Dunno the exact weight of the V4 1200cc on the...

Dunno the exact weight of the V4 1200cc on the VFR, but my 2cts opinion : it's gonna be fucking too heavy...
:(::(::(::(::(::(::(:

I'm still waiting for a light Varadero (kind of KTM SuperEnduro...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,345
Posted By davidfrench
a better pic here ...

a better pic here

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs327.ash2/60762_10150091549374251_610359250_7358077_4105571_n.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
It's a Triumph (but not a Tiger) and it's shot...

It's a Triumph (but not a Tiger) and it's shot with a EOS 5d and 85 f1.8
:1drink :1drink :1drink :1drink

http://www.moto-journal.fr/blog_mj/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Falcon-Folch-1161.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
what lens by the way ? :wink: I won't go too...

what lens by the way ?
:wink:
I won't go too technical, but if the wide aperture of a lens (let's say f1.4) will create a better out of focus background compare to a thiner aperture (let's say f22)...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
that's the problem with that huge sensor... but...

that's the problem with that huge sensor...
but sometime people (photographers ?) like to have blurry background...
:D



"Oh well, you know now with photoshop, they make Tina Turner look 20...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
always great to hear that's the camera doing...

always great to hear that's the camera doing great pictures...
:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
Leafshutter like myself, as a photographer, love to hear that too...
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
Anybody heard about the Tiger 1200... look like...

Anybody heard about the Tiger 1200...
look like it's going to be available in 2 style (like the 800) means road and real dual sport
here's what I saw in french moto journal (MCN in the UK had the...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,625
Posted By davidfrench
6'6 and a Honda Helix ! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3...

6'6 and a Honda Helix !
:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
well for me the exhaust route shows that it'd be...

well for me the exhaust route shows that it'd be a triple
we can see the right tube going to the center tube and I believe the left tube (masked by the wheel) will go also in the center exhaust...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,466,858
Posted By davidfrench
and is it gonna be a 1050 or plus... or a 675 ? ...

and is it gonna be a 1050 or plus... or a 675 ?
I'd love to have it on 675 IMO
:clap
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