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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
430 pages and no sign of it yet :lol3 ...

430 pages and no sign of it yet


:lol3

Yabba Yabba yabba
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Bongolia
Go with the street triple. Great engine. The S2R...

Go with the street triple. Great engine. The S2R is the best looking monster by far but 2006 is soft valve guide year. The 800 is better than the thousand. I think the 1000 had clutch issues. Black...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 192,340
Posted By Bongolia
http://ducatitech.com/2v/maint/index.html

http://ducatitech.com/2v/maint/index.html
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bongolia
Agreed. There's a lot of sense in this being the...

Agreed. There's a lot of sense in this being the sweet spot based on optimum power/weight/size.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 192,340
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/20141229_140113_zpsd75c6447.jpg

Just agreed a price on this. Assuming it's still for sale when I get back to the UK in 12 days it's my new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 987,363
Posted By Bongolia
Here's Santas sled. ...

Here's Santas sled.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/r2_zps354d3888.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
I love this image off the opening page.. ...

I love this image off the opening page..

http://baldy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-current-ADVrider-home-page/i-QPf962Q/0/L/bigdave-gs-L.jpg

'How many men does it take to move a..(insert mega...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
This thread has descended into the sump. ...

This thread has descended into the sump.

When the bike is eventually unveiled, please start a new thread and leave this nonsense elsewhere to sink.
Forum: Europe 11-28-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,345
Posted By Bongolia
My personal view is that lighter is better in the...

My personal view is that lighter is better in the Alps. I saw a couple of riders drop heavy bikes going into uphill hairpins. It takes a couple of days to get the technique if you've not ridden roads...
Forum: Europe 11-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,345
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/resPTshirt.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 1,463,019
Posted By Bongolia
I miss that old Suzuki. ...

I miss that old Suzuki.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/G3_zps64eafb6d.jpg

A lot of fun round Hong Kong.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bongolia
I spent a lot of time researching and planning...

I spent a lot of time researching and planning for the 2014 MR so just trying to give you a heads up, as you may not be fully cognisant of what you are about to undertake.

The RS125 drinks two...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-17-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bongolia
Good luck. I'd buy this though. looks mint...

Good luck.

I'd buy this though. looks mint and will get you there with a full service:


http://www.bradfordmotorcycles.co.uk/used-honda-motorcycles.html
Forum: Trip Planning 11-15-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bongolia
Best choice by miles. I actually paid to do the...

Best choice by miles. I actually paid to do the 2014 MR but had to pull out due to family health issues. I was going to do it on a Van Van but one issue with them is the tank capacity. The XR125 is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
I look forward to the actual release of this bike...

I look forward to the actual release of this bike and the start of a new thread based on real stuff.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
Rotopax

Rotopax
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
You missed out that it probably runs on fusion...

You missed out that it probably runs on fusion fuel. Hence the low wet weight.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
Given that this is Conjecture Central, maybe it...

Given that this is Conjecture Central, maybe it runs on fusion cells?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,010
Posted By Bongolia
Jeez Kev you have good taste in bikes. Very nice...

Jeez Kev you have good taste in bikes. Very nice shovel there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 51,568
Posted By Bongolia
Oil lines and rads / cooler are a mess. Hope they...

Oil lines and rads / cooler are a mess. Hope they tidy that up and that you can fit a decent guard each side from the downtube.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,517
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/Greece%202014%20Mines/P1040901_zps2349b7c1.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,517
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks for posting. great collection, and...

Thanks for posting. great collection, and completely weirded out by that MAN diesel.

I just returned from a few weeks in the Cyclades. Guess what I found in an old sulphur mine there?
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,330
Posted By Bongolia
The issue is this: ADV may mean riding on tarmac...

The issue is this: ADV may mean riding on tarmac roads to Turkey. Or it may mean riding dirt to Timbuktu. In other words, horses for courses.

Unfortunately, the manufacturers have defined ADV...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 428,084
Posted By Bongolia
Looking forward to seeing more on this.

Looking forward to seeing more on this.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
Im sure Honda are designing a 1000cc motocross...

Im sure Honda are designing a 1000cc motocross bike to suit 5% of riders physiowhatevers.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,163,380
Posted By Bongolia
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0...

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10708501_10204251476958872_4070591697888302066_o.jpg

Looks like a steel frame to me. Box section downtube, tubular steel subframe. Good stuff. ...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,381
Posted By Bongolia
6 guys, 4 ways of doing it right :lol3

6 guys, 4 ways of doing it right :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,829
Posted By Bongolia
Good prices. I need a new harness at some point....

Good prices. I need a new harness at some point. Random roadside halts, whilst adding some colour to a journey, are not always appreciated.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 269,222
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/rs2_zps1db3ab0b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 269,222
Posted By Bongolia
and while I am here, my mock 1. ...

and while I am here, my mock 1.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/r5_zps601e336f.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 269,222
Posted By Bongolia
Lovely, Kevin. Well bagged.

Lovely, Kevin. Well bagged.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 672,092
Posted By Bongolia
That's a sweet SL. How did it ride?

That's a sweet SL. How did it ride?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,709
Posted By Bongolia
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nOnHkSTr6cQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Mine with lafranconi competitzione on its first run.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,478
Posted By Bongolia
Sadly does nothing for me. A dull design.

Sadly does nothing for me. A dull design.
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,011
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/20140717_163604_zpsbf337b85.jpg

Sv650. Picked this up for peanuts. Great bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,939
Posted By Bongolia
The only conclusion I can draw from this thread...

The only conclusion I can draw from this thread is don't buy a used bike from Steverino.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,939
Posted By Bongolia
Are warranties invalidated by track use? ...

Are warranties invalidated by track use?

Sounds like it seized then released when cooler.

I remember the Nissan GTr had a chip that would record useage 'beyond that intended to be covered by...
Forum: EMEA 09-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,073
Posted By Bongolia
I may be in for 2015.

I may be in for 2015.
Forum: Europe 09-06-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks Guys, I've posted the link to his facebook...

Thanks Guys, I've posted the link to his facebook page.

Anybody out there in Samarkland, Uzbekistan can help the other guy?

Thanks again. :clap
Forum: Racing 09-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 723
Posted By Bongolia
Two riders need assistance on Mongol Rally

Original link here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25001172#post25001172


1: Geoff currently stuck in Almaty Kazakhstan with a GN 125 (!) and a lunched piston & valve

2: ...
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