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Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Vote for Discovery channel

Hey guys,

I got through to the final for Discovery Channel's Make My world Bigger.

I would love you guys to vote for me!!

http://www.mywbcompetition.com/gal.aspx?og=1

Im good, just about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Back over a year and 12 months since surgery

So im back in the UK, back to running my business which has been keeping me busy as ever!!

I had back surgery in September (last year) to rescue the Nerve and try sort the pain out. Well it worked...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,001
Posted By Rixxy
I'am gutted to find out about this today, I met...

I'am gutted to find out about this today, I met him in turkey and he helped me find a new wheel for my KTM after we had an accident. A very very nice bloke - my thoughts are with his family and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
thanks for your reply's its very appreciated as...

thanks for your reply's its very appreciated as sometime you feel your writing to none. Your correct about the back thing, very one says "yeah i get back pain" but you think not f$$king like this you...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
thanks

My pleasure guys and if you come to london you got a place to crash and park the bike, just drop me a line!!
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
End Of trip Part 2

Final Goodbyes…..

So we came back into Thailand, my back is no better and so I guess it must have been something I did in the last few weeks has been the cause of the back to go from very bad to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
End Of The Trip - Our Final 2 blogs

End of the Trip - I will add photos soon!! Sorry its so much text, all our stuff is still packed up!!

So here I sit on our LAST day of proper travel in Chiang Mai. Yes, that's right, our last day....
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Phuket

Phuket, then Phuket, and Phuket Again.

It's been a while since our last blog, but if I'm honest, the last 10 days have been anything but the hardest of my life! In fact they have been very...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
thanks

Didn't realise i was 2 weeks or so behind, well bad news atm is that the bike blew a head gasket as i was about to enter Malaysia, Well it didn't blow but it was about to pushing bubbles out the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Rixxy
[QUOTE=sabink;18616351]Any suggestions how to...

[QUOTE=sabink;18616351]Any suggestions how to find out which cylinder gasket is bad, front or rear?[/QUOTE

Strange you ask, when i first had symptoms of the water pump seal going with the help of...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Rixxy
head gasket

Hey,

SO after a 300 more km after trying to get the head of the bike up to get the bubbles out the coolant i was still having it fill and over flow, so i hooked up the bottle as suggested in the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 152,289
Posted By Rixxy
hey mate

Enjoyed having a read, I'm coming into Darwin in about 2 months time, if you are doing a lap and end up around there in that time period i would be keen to meet for a beer or 2.

Rixxy
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
couple more pics

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/552777_10150807895827642_590712641_12120296_1639778429_n.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Cambodia - Otres Beach and Off-Roading Adventures

Cambodia - Otres Beach and Off-Roading


We woke early and
hit the road, not a lot to report as it's flat and boring most of the way, until we hit the hills near the coast, over which we got...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Rixxy
Still having problem

Hey guys,

SO done 2 more 500 km ish days and had the same symptoms, oddly not until i have done about 200 ish KM's do i notice any real change to the level. I have bleed the system as best i can...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
thanks guys, the next one is a good one, i just...

thanks guys, the next one is a good one, i just need to finish it and its quite long as i ended up doing 4 days on a 250 with 6 other lads, lost in the jungle, ran out of food proper bike craziness!!!
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
BKK - Cambodia - Sien Reap

Cambodia - Siem Reap

The two weeks in Bangkok has been hard work, not because Bangkok is a bad place to be, it's great, but we have been in Thailand for a long time in total and we are keen to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Rixxy
hey guys, For those interested it seems to...

hey guys,

For those interested it seems to have been a leaking rad cap. Replaced rad cap ran engine for 5 mins until the fan ran a couple of times then let it cool down and the coolant level...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Rixxy
thanks mate, This is a great head gasket test!!!!...

thanks mate, This is a great head gasket test!!!!

Im going to bleed her out and see, its the really tall 990 dakar the 08 one and i have had air in the system before so just hoping its that!!
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Rixxy
over flowing coolant.

So, just rode from Otres in Cambodia to BKK (800km) in VERY hot weather 38 + degrees. I cruised up the highway as i was on my way to get a new tyre fitted before heading south. Cruising along at...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By Rixxy
good suggestions here, but also remove the screw...

good suggestions here, but also remove the screw (s) form the inside on the fuel tank tank flap, just in case like me you snap a key! Then you can still get fuel in the tanks.

Also one spare...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 114,994
Posted By Rixxy
great report mate, Ankor is very spectacular.

great report mate, Ankor is very spectacular.
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 114,994
Posted By Rixxy
Hey guys, On the off chance you got any GPS...

Hey guys,

On the off chance you got any GPS links flying around as I'm hiring a bike and doing some of the off road bits and some of your journey looks epic.

Any help would be great.

Rixxy
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,377
Posted By Rixxy
Problem solved

Well it turns out for the reference of this great thread - that you can remove the seal from around the tank and get two helpers - one with pliers pulling the tank key flap and the other 2 slowly...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,377
Posted By Rixxy
Dammit!!

WHY didn't i see this before, now have a snapped key in the fuel tank and cannot get it open, not much change of help as I'm in Cambodia.

Any ideas appreciated!!! Lucky i can still run on 1 tank...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Its just great, and is on my list to return to...

Its just great, and is on my list to return to with a 250 and a back pack as there are some mind blowing tracks around as well!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Alright..... Who Didn’t Rub the Buddha’s Head?

Well we have made it through Laos, and all the way back to Bangkok, not exactly how we had planned though ………. all will be explained!

The ride to the border covered a lot of road I covered with...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By Rixxy
Hey guys, Been getting a fair bit of use out...

Hey guys,

Been getting a fair bit of use out of th Low Octaine plug in India and Nepal, now come over to Laos and using it for the 91 fuel but am i right in thinking i dont need to?

Also i'm...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Yeah not long now mate and i will be stuck back...

Yeah not long now mate and i will be stuck back there thinking about this trip............... wonder how long i last before i sell the wife and do another one!!!:D:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
India more than other places was "hard work" but...

India more than other places was "hard work" but im dissapointed to have to turn around due to the tyre which was really the main reason.

India is prob the most diverse country i have ever been...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Road Trip and Ko Tao - Then back to Chaing Mai

Road Trip and Ko Tao!

Our first day of the road trip was great fun! We went to Thai One to meet the girls for breakfast and then we loaded up the car and headed for Mai Sariang. We stopped off...
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
cheers guys, yeah the lake was great they got...

cheers guys, yeah the lake was great they got some big fish in it too some over 120 kg!!
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
Travelling Teaches Flexibility – Change of plans again!!

Travelling Teaches Flexibility – Change of plans again!!

Well, the 200km day never happened as Eddie and I went out for a “few” whiskey and coke’s and all of a sudden it was 4am. It was a fun...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rixxy
Still dont get the joke, Anyway - Spoke...

Still dont get the joke,


Anyway - Spoke to the mechanic today he has changed the oil filters and said one was very difficult to get out and seemed like something was wrong with it but there was...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rixxy
OK stop freaking out im not doing anything i have...

OK stop freaking out im not doing anything i have a german Mechanic who has the bike, it was looked at by a mechanic before and he was the one who suggested maybe a small crack in the gaskets so i...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rixxy
thanks guys, i know this might seem obvious to...

thanks guys, i know this might seem obvious to some of you, but im no mechanic albeit im getting pretty dam familiar with this bike over the course of this trip.

Im going to change the gaskets as...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rixxy
would the water pump cause the loud rattle and...

would the water pump cause the loud rattle and the oil pressure light to come on??
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rixxy
Yep going to change the oil filter next and i...

Yep going to change the oil filter next and i have a head gasket set so going to change those aswell.

Good call.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rixxy
Help - Loud rattle stuck in Thailand!

Hey guys i'm here to pick your brains again, so far your have been top trumps so here we go again!!

Right full story - We had a service about 2,000km or so ago.

The bike was loosing coolant and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,604
Posted By Rixxy
What’s Next?? Decision time!

Big change of plans indeed, well kind of. We threw around lots of ideas and initially the plan was to spend 4 weeks “relaxing” maybe in Chiang Mai, Bali or Vietnam, before hitting the road again. I...
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