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Forum: Europe 03-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,668
Posted By Two Plugs
Wishing you a joyfull time there... weather is...

Wishing you a joyfull time there... weather is very good! Which accomodation did you stay?
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 520,924
Posted By Two Plugs
Neither one of them... I would consider the new...

Neither one of them... I would consider the new Conti Trail Attack II with traction skin, or the Michelin Anakee III. Both give far better mileage for sure, and good handling till the last thread is...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
Tnx for the quick action Squily, appreciated!...

Tnx for the quick action Squily, appreciated! :clap

Thats cheap indeed. The Desertstorm Bike bashplate starts at an amazing € 525,- for the cheap version... I don't think this RD07 one looks that...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
Looks great Squily! And a lot cheaper (I guess)...

Looks great Squily! And a lot cheaper (I guess) than the full aftermarket version of f.e. Desert Storm bike. Is there a difference in which @AT bashplate you use? F.e. RD07, etc?

Do you mind if I...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
I would do anything to the original mufflers...

I would do anything to the original mufflers which could be irreversible. I used Rino RVS mufflers on my previous Dero (2004 MK2) but on my current one (2012 MK2) I'll leave it just the way it is.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
First spring ride with Her Majesty...

March 9th, 2014... The warmest March 9th in Dutch Meteorology history, 19,4 degrees Celsius (plus that is, only 5 years ago it was minus 18 Celsius on March 7!).

Had a great ride out on 'Mighty D'...
Forum: Europe 03-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,668
Posted By Two Plugs
We have 14 more free ride outs to come this year,...

We have 14 more free ride outs to come this year, so no worries... You will have your opportunity...

Love the old XJ600 series by the way. Rugged bike, deeply underestimated. Surprisingly I would...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
Bloody brilliant! Imagine if they would have used...

Bloody brilliant! Imagine if they would have used the NC750X as bases in stead of the CB500X... Here you have your new @twin!

Deeply impressed!!!
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 105,154
Posted By Two Plugs
I bought the last one (above) for only € 800,-......

I bought the last one (above) for only € 800,-... but to make you feel more comfortable, I spent tripple that money to get it back in this condition... But honnestly, it was worth every single penny!
Forum: Europe 03-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,668
Posted By Two Plugs
Time to become a member and support the forum you...

Time to become a member and support the forum you are using!
Next ride is soon... March 16, McDonalds Bussum, 10:00-11:00 AM (departure 11:00) Come along and meet the gang!

GPS coördinaten: N52...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 105,154
Posted By Two Plugs
We have some bikerbreakfast runs right on the...

We have some bikerbreakfast runs right on the German side of the border, not so far from where I live. Those kind of 'bikertreffen' in Germany are a big thing, and unknown in my country (The...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
Offtopic.. Its my 5th time to Norway... I keep...

Offtopic.. Its my 5th time to Norway... I keep coming back there. Stunning place. Excellent for a big trail bike travel!

Ontopic... It would be the ideal testing ground for that new supposed...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,668
Posted By Two Plugs
Hi there, Are you with www.transalpclub.nl...

Hi there,

Are you with www.transalpclub.nl (http://www.transalpclub.nl) too? :clap
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
Its on the cards for sure. No doubt about that. ...

Its on the cards for sure. No doubt about that.
The question which remains... Does Honda wanna play 'open cards' with us...

I will be visiting the INTERMOT international motorcycle exhibition...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
Get some front fork gaiters like on the Africa...

Get some front fork gaiters like on the Africa Twin or on the (old) 600 Transalp. And the front fork seals won't leak again (but after modifying the seals for some proper heavy-duty aftermarked ones...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 105,154
Posted By Two Plugs
An Early Spring Spin around the block on the Old Ladies Sister

For the first time in two months finally time to get the bikes on the road again... this time I took the Old Ladies Sister (see posting #442 ) out for an early Spring Spin around the block. It was a...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
@Potski... You are sooo right... 52 degrees it...

@Potski... You are sooo right... 52 degrees it is... :deal

Must have been the wine... :freaky
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> To have an objective...

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To have an objective look at the Africa Twin XRV750, we have to compare it with its direct rivals fromt hose days... don't know if the data below (tnx to Mr Google who...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
That was only the US based Transalp XL600V. The...

That was only the US based Transalp XL600V. The EU Transalp 600 received the rear diskbrake from the year 1991, and from 1997 even double front disk brake. It stayed in to production till late 1999,...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 520,924
Posted By Two Plugs
3rd Crosstourer & 16th Varadero International Meeting: registration soon 2be closed!

Only 5 rooms to go...

All details about how2 register: http://www.vci-forum.com/index.php?board=25.0
Participators can view details and participatorslist at www.vim16.com...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
Registration 16th Varadero International meeting soon to be closed!

Only 5 rooms to go...

All details about how2 register: http://www.vci-forum.com/index.php?board=25.0
Participators can view details and participatorslist at www.vim16.com...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
I could not agree more. Even the average American...

I could not agree more. Even the average American will be taller than f.e. 40 yrs ago.

200 yrs ago, the Dutch where in average, the smallest people on the planet with the shortest live...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
GrahamD... Just returned from the largest...

GrahamD... Just returned from the largest Motorcycle exhibition in my country (Utrecht).

The only new stuff Honda showed here, was a cut-off ST1300 (and really, in the flesh it looks even more...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
Pissed Bulky pigs and so on...

I do get a little tired by all people mentioning that every new big trail bike is a 'pig' (in the 'heavy' meaning of the word)

- When the BMW R80GS was introduced in the late 70ties of the last...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
My thoughts, GrahamD! I think its a little odd...

My thoughts, GrahamD! I think its a little odd that Honda changed the 700X into a 750, just two years after its introduction...

The 500X however, is not comparable but an old-fashioned engine.
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
I know. But (again) its from a Honda spokesman......

I know. But (again) its from a Honda spokesman... And that's the difference...

After having intensive chats with the huge Honda delegation which joined us at the last VCIM meeting in Wales, last...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,047
Posted By Two Plugs
Its now official... It will come!

Hi guys,

Check this out... If your native language is Italian... ;)

http://www.gazzetta.it/Passione-Motori/Moto/01-07-2013/nuova-africa-twin-honda-20695394307.shtml#5

Short Googletranslate...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-11-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,419
Posted By Two Plugs
Smartphones vv GPS?

I use a TomTom Rider V which is excellent. Switched off the sound, I use the GPS only for view navigation. The Rider is specially designed for use on motorbikes (like the Garmin Zumo).

Its touch...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
You Are Welcome Tatos! We have some Spanish...

You Are Welcome Tatos! We have some Spanish members, one of them even organized our International meeting in 2012 in Tarragona! It was excellent.
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
Tatos: welcome here... what kind / brand are the...

Tatos: welcome here... what kind / brand are the lights mounted on your crashbars?

Check in at the International Varadero Forum too: www.vci-forum.com
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
Only a few weeks remaining to secure YOUR...

Only a few weeks remaining to secure YOUR participation to the 1th Honda Varadero International Meeting, early June, in Geiranger, Norway!

Check the VCIM16 topic for details at thé international...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 123,799
Posted By Two Plugs
The only right answer in only a few phrases....

The only right answer in only a few phrases. Compliments! But that is really how it works...

Not that much biking here these days... Winter is trying to do its best to kick in... :puke1
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 520,924
Posted By Two Plugs
-2 during daylight here... :eek1 Only a few...

-2 during daylight here... :eek1

Only a few weeks remaining to secure YOUR participation to the 3rd Honda Crosstourer International Meeting, early June, in Geiranger, Norway!

Check the VCIM...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
On the VFR800i they are if you do <...

On the VFR800i they are if you do < <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="3.000 miles">3.000...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 105,154
Posted By Two Plugs
Thats one of the reasons that from all newly...

Thats one of the reasons that from all newly introduced big trail bikes, I like the Yamaha S10 most. Plain, simple and reliable. The resemblance with the XLV's shaft drive can't be coincidental...
...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 105,154
Posted By Two Plugs
Newyearsday Ride on the Old Lady

Temperatures are still far from freezing (lucky me...), still no salt on the roads, no ice, and for the very first time the sun joined in as well this year... ;)

First day of the year 2014,...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 35,668
Posted By Two Plugs
Gellukig nieuwjaar!

... Happy newyear to all Dutchies & Friends over there.

First day of the year 2014, beautiful weather. The Honda XL1000V Varadero still lies on the Optimate IV, but the good old 28yrs young...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
@ African Twin: tnx for the update and the pic. ...

@ African Twin: tnx for the update and the pic.

$ 225,- seems to me like a bargain... I will have a look, its not that difficult to order parts directly from SWM here.

To me it seems that a...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 431,077
Posted By Two Plugs
@ Squily... it seems that SWM have taken measures...

@ Squily... it seems that SWM have taken measures regarding the supposed welding problem...:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld9PpwD2tok

But the vid embedded above has a SWM logo in the...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,686
Posted By Two Plugs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld9PpwD2tok I...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld9PpwD2tok

I love the SW Motec bars. Have been using them on several bikes for the last 2 decades and 450.000 km...

They are both good, but the vid embedded...
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