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Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,910
Posted By tracyprier
You can tell your friend this: Well made...

You can tell your friend this:

Well made video, very professional

Amazing restoration job! what a great bike.

What a great trip, proving yet again you don't need a 1200cc monster "adventure"...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By tracyprier
My backyard and other places Part 2

Hi again gang :)

So it turns out that the earlier weather prediction by NIWA ( our earth science, weather-forecasting people) was completely WRONG, they even apologised publicly for messing it up!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-21-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By tracyprier
Yes it is nice. Recent rain plus warming weather...

Yes it is nice. Recent rain plus warming weather means the grass goes from cryogenic sleep to steriodal growth :lol3

As it gets more into summer things will probably brown off a bit though.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By tracyprier
My backyard and other places part 1

Hello all :)

Whilst I have spent much time reading others ride accounts on this forum I have not added much of my own so I decided that should change.

For now I won't be going on any epic RTW...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By tracyprier
Saddlebag supports for F650GS

Hi all.

I have an F650GS and I want to use a set of textile saddlebags with it.

Has anyone made or found a simple saddlebag support (loop) for the GS?

As most of the weight is taken by the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,586
Posted By tracyprier
Gidday Nate :) Looking less scary??? dunno...

Gidday Nate :)

Looking less scary??? dunno about that mate!:eek1

Your idea to avoid the Enfields is a sound one. Unless they are new or near new then you have NO idea of how well they have (or...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,519
Posted By tracyprier
Amazing trip dude :) But I have to say that...

Amazing trip dude :)

But I have to say that your photos of the kids is what really makes this RR. Sure part of it is about amazing scenery but to me the most special moments are the ones when you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 146,775
Posted By tracyprier
This has been a great RR :) Personal...

This has been a great RR :)

Personal experience is that you DO need to be mindful of who you sign up with.

If anyone is thinking of a similar trip and will be starting off from Delhi then...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By tracyprier
Bless you for doing that... that was special...

Bless you for doing that... that was special :clap

Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,826
Posted By tracyprier
Great RR :) I was at Samui both in 1988 and...

Great RR :)

I was at Samui both in 1988 and 1990 and the difference between even those two trips was astounding... and a little sad to see the creep of the Bangkok bar girls, "hello you buy me...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 229,352
Posted By tracyprier
Agreed :) When you actually get alongside a...

Agreed :)

When you actually get alongside a dually with the larger T/tech type hard cases you realise just how wide they make the bike! A slender go-anywhere machine turns into a big wide girl...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 183,458
Posted By tracyprier
Yeah :) way cool dude... proving I suppose...

Yeah :)

way cool dude... proving I suppose that poseurs are people, not motorcycles :)

Have a quick recovery

Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 229,352
Posted By tracyprier
Mate, 90% of the photos in Walters RRs are front...

Mate, 90% of the photos in Walters RRs are front page :)

cheers
Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 229,352
Posted By tracyprier
Two things: In the same way that the rhino...

Two things:

In the same way that the rhino is a Soviet-made gazelle... is Big Andrei a Soviet-made "little person"?

and is it just me, or do Russian bikers seem always ready to whip their...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 1,998,452
Posted By tracyprier
Gee Walter, you live SUCH a tame life mate, you...

Gee Walter, you live SUCH a tame life mate, you should get out and travel once in a while ;)

I must say, seen like this it brings home what a totally EPIC journey you have had! Totally...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 86,663
Posted By tracyprier
Gotta love those Enfield customs :) Some...

Gotta love those Enfield customs :)

Some may scoff but the reality is that the Enfields are all that is readily available over there. I have said before that the Enfield is to India what the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,521
Posted By tracyprier
I drove through what was then still the CSFR -...

I drove through what was then still the CSFR - Czech and Slovak Federal Republic back in '91... what a wonderful country and what great, genuine and friendly people :)

More please :)

Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 66,554
Posted By tracyprier
Ecranoplane :) cool! I have to admit that I...

Ecranoplane :) cool!

I have to admit that I have always been fascinated with Soviet/Russion-built stuff.

I once heard a joke, the Rhinoceros is a Russian-made Gazelle :)

Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 540,028
Posted By tracyprier
Amazing journey Simon...more please :) ...

Amazing journey Simon...more please :)

Looking at yours and others photos of that region are just stunning... It is the sort of landscape that makes you want to burst into spontaneous applause!...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,203
Posted By tracyprier
Yep... should be another great RR from Bunny :) ...

Yep... should be another great RR from Bunny :)

I reckon someone should start selling tyre slime (goo) in India... you'd make a FORTUNE... although the puncture wallahs probably wouldn't be too...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 41,454
Posted By tracyprier
I was going to post similar thoughts. ...

I was going to post similar thoughts.

Adventure isn't just about riding shiny new $15,000 motorcycles somewhere and coming out the other end unscathed. In my humble opinion it is exactly what is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,342
Posted By tracyprier
What a great trip :) Old Lalli has...

What a great trip :)

Old Lalli has certainly been a smart guy. Provide decent bikes and reliable, honest service and you WILL develop a good reputation... as opposed to trying your best to rip...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 86,663
Posted By tracyprier
Thanks for the explanation Arn :) I have...

Thanks for the explanation Arn :)

I have always been amazed at the floors in many buildings, hotels etc in India... figued that it couldn't be solid marble though.

As you say, for such a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,569
Posted By tracyprier
Sounds like you are in for a great adventure......

Sounds like you are in for a great adventure... but knowing Indian traffic may I humbly make one suggestion to you and your girlfriend... buy a couple of helmets. Even proper ones don't cost much...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 86,663
Posted By tracyprier
Haahaa... yes I know what you mean, like reruns...

Haahaa... yes I know what you mean, like reruns of "the young ones"... "wow, lentils for dinner guys... and breakfast and lunch...man"

Roto-Vegas is a great location eh? Glad you are enjoying...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 86,663
Posted By tracyprier
Hey Roger :) Yep I reckon thats the...

Hey Roger :)

Yep I reckon thats the standard response for India... having been there four times... the last time flying into Chennai on Christmas eve 2004... sigh!

I think the only people who...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 244,443
Posted By tracyprier
Colebatch, thas a sound point you make about the...

Colebatch, thas a sound point you make about the face... I'd think a system (flip-up) helmet would serve work too?

Man the light in that part of the world is utterly surreal and makes for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,259
Posted By tracyprier
What an amazing journey and brilliant report :)...

What an amazing journey and brilliant report :) Thank you for shring it with us.

A pity about Guy's attitude... some people just are NOT cut out to be tour guides of any kind.

One thing that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,866
Posted By tracyprier
Father/son teams ROCK :clap Awesome trip....

Father/son teams ROCK :clap

Awesome trip. I can see though how the Cambodians want to tarmac their roads... lets face it dirt is good for fun but less fun 365 days a year.

It will still be a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,667
Posted By tracyprier
Gidday Slarti :) I concur with Mileater. On...

Gidday Slarti :)

I concur with Mileater. On the whole our roads are in good nick BUT super highway-slab they are NOT and sadly too many tourists both 2 and 4 wheel get caught out, especially by...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By tracyprier
wow! those are fantastic photos mate :) ......

wow! those are fantastic photos mate :)

... now how about a pukka ride report?

cheers
Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 1,998,452
Posted By tracyprier
Gidday Colebatch What an amazing journey...

Gidday Colebatch

What an amazing journey and what an incredible part of the world!

So, when is the book coming?? seriously mate, that would be one great read :)

cheers
Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,175
Posted By tracyprier
Great report and a very lush part of India :) ...

Great report and a very lush part of India :)

So are your bikes a Pulsar and a Karisma??

cheers
Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 89,955
Posted By tracyprier
Goride, I don't know if you are at the "sharp...

Goride, I don't know if you are at the "sharp end" or not but may G*d watch over and keep you safe while you are on duty.

Shalom
Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,972
Posted By tracyprier
...and I reckon trying to pilot some huge 1200cc...

...and I reckon trying to pilot some huge 1200cc blah blah adventure bike would be a total nightmare around there too... sometimes small is good :)
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 138,771
Posted By tracyprier
Glad to see the legs healing up mate :) ...

Glad to see the legs healing up mate :)

So... gear list

What kit did you guys wear and how did it fare in the heat lower down then in the cold higher up?

I've always thought that will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By tracyprier
Thanks Bill :) I thought it should be.. hey...

Thanks Bill :)

I thought it should be.. hey they are just standard-type brake seals and so long as you can find something of same dimensions...

I'm certainly NOT paying the local dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By tracyprier
Front master cylinder seals

Hi all

I have noticed small amounts of brake fluid dropping onto the inside of my handguard on the R850R so it looks like an overhaul is called for.

I notice BMW seem to only sell the piston...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,150
Posted By tracyprier
Awesome trip :) So what mods had been done...

Awesome trip :)

So what mods had been done to the Fiero??

cheers
Tracy
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,531,613
Posted By tracyprier
Dot's Granny

Gidday Nate :)

Thought you might find this of interest :)

cheers
Tracy

http://www.mafnz.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=2
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