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Forum: 2 smokers 04-19-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,720
Posted By backofbeyond
Pity there's no modern touring smokers (apart...

Pity there's no modern touring smokers (apart from Jawas!). I've been touring Europe on two strokes for decades and would definitely buy one. Here's a pic from the early 70's -

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Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,687
Posted By backofbeyond
Jerry can panniers - they work well if a bit...

Jerry can panniers - they work well if a bit heavy and I made my first set about 20yrs ago. My second set used a couple of plastic cans in a lightweight frame - pic below from 2004 in the Sahara. I...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By backofbeyond
That's a great bike! I've got the ride to work...

That's a great bike! I've got the ride to work boring version (B120P) and I've not found ignition timing that critical - a few degrees either side of the mark hasn't made much difference - but that's...
Forum: Europe 02-12-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,318
Posted By backofbeyond
Can't quite match 67 or 68 but here's a couple...

Can't quite match 67 or 68 but here's a couple from the 73 Elephant -


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/Old%20Pics/73-6.jpg

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Forum: 2 smokers 02-12-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By backofbeyond
Here's a pic from way back. Campsite is in...

Here's a pic from way back. Campsite is in Tangier, Morocco and we've ridden from the UK. Bike is an old YDS6 Yamaha 250.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/1970-6-1.jpg

And one...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-25-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 398,454
Posted By backofbeyond
Meanwhile - down at the bottom end of the market,...

Meanwhile - down at the bottom end of the market, anyone remember these? A 76 Suzuki B120 on a 2000 mile trip from the UK through Germany back in February this year.

My in-laws next door...
Forum: Photos 08-25-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,231
Posted By backofbeyond
Far too much sunshine in these pics so far :D - ...

Far too much sunshine in these pics so far :D -


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/78ERO.jpg

Elephant Rally, many years ago
Forum: Europe 01-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,427
Posted By backofbeyond
Back in the summer someone gave me an old 70's...

Back in the summer someone gave me an old 70's Suzuki stroker that they just wanted rid of and I thought it'd be perfect for the Elephant. So, if you're going and you see this either parked up or in...
Forum: Photos 03-16-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By backofbeyond
Alpe D'Huez, France

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/IMG_0023a.jpg


A year or two back. Mid November but it was warm(ish) when I arrived. Two days later and this had fallen overnight. Sheet ice all...
Forum: Photos 03-14-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 136,234
Posted By backofbeyond
A few Euro Hondas

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/_DSC4258.jpg

CBX in the French Alps


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/IMG_0041-1.jpg


Old 400/4 in another part of the...
Forum: Photos 12-28-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 47,841
Posted By backofbeyond
Segou, Mali - ...

Segou, Mali -

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/Malistreet5a.jpg



River Niger, Mali -


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/Nigerriver6.jpg
Forum: Photos 12-28-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,628
Posted By backofbeyond
More 70's bike travel

Here's some old 70's stuff from the other side of the pond. First few pictures are from a trip from London to Morocco in 1970. We were two up on a Yamaha 250 YDS6 and we covered about 4500 miles in...
Forum: Photos 03-26-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 87,581
Posted By backofbeyond
The old man is me!

Me back in 1970. I went from London to Morocco with a friend on his 250 Yamaha. In the pic I'm writing a postcard home.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/1970-6-1.jpg


I'm...
Forum: Photos 08-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 170,060
Posted By backofbeyond
Riding a rented Honda 50 in Crete, Greece some...

Riding a rented Honda 50 in Crete, Greece some years ago.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r222/pisquick/Crete1a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,373
Posted By backofbeyond
Both options are a nice option, but kick starting...

Both options are a nice option, but kick starting never left anyone stranded, just tired!![/QUOTE]

Maybe I'm the first but I was stranded for 24hrs when the kickstart snapped off my XR600 in the...
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