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Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By Twit!
Ace Cafe reunion

A few pictures from the first day of the reunion meeting at the Ace. The big day is tomorrow when thousands of bikes will arrive at the place, but today is normally a bit quieter and there are less...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 3,273,918
Posted By Twit!
I thought it must have been! I was in there last...

I thought it must have been! I was in there last week and wondered what it actually was, that explains it! Be interested to see it finished...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 3,273,918
Posted By Twit!
That is very cool, but I think I've seen it!! Is...

That is very cool, but I think I've seen it!! Is it on the ramps at MTC in Reading? If it isnt then there is another very like it!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,437,420
Posted By Twit!
That bike above is beautiful, I'm almost...

That bike above is beautiful, I'm almost embarrassed to post these pics after it! But it is mine and it does get ridden as much as possible, and it keeps me off the streets!!!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Twit!
I'm heading out for this auction, lets hope the...

I'm heading out for this auction, lets hope the estimates match the prices!!! But I doubt it...!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Twit!
Oh, thats not good at all!! People just don't...

Oh, thats not good at all!! People just don't look... :(

Judging by some of the pictures you have posted I'm guessing you live in Reading? If so, I was riding along 5 mile Ride (I think thats...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By Twit!
Hmmm... That is a cool bike!! And is only...

Hmmm... That is a cool bike!!

And is only about 10 miles away from me and it would go alongside the R100 GS...

But, I have just bought a Triumph 5T so the bank might argue!! Ebay is an evil...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,061
Posted By Twit!
I see no issue with that jacket! Old waxed...

I see no issue with that jacket! Old waxed jackets don't look good brand new, they should be filty! That one looks like its getting to look the right way but needs to fade and have a nice coating of...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,061
Posted By Twit!
http://img5012.photobox.co.uk/08564464cf1d6dde4ca2...

http://img5012.photobox.co.uk/08564464cf1d6dde4ca2699a685affab9d42ad9e5fe8bd101831ac2c8c0774f62a4dde5b.jpg

Pretty normal for when I'm on old bikes,

Lewis Leathers Dominator, boggo jeans, old...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By Twit!
I swapped from a 1200RT to a 1300S... The RT is a...

I swapped from a 1200RT to a 1300S... The RT is a great bike, brilliant two up, pretty quick and with good handling and has plenty of toys. It does everything really competently but without any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,655
Posted By Twit!
They are definetly not the same! I own a 1300S as...

They are definetly not the same! I own a 1300S as my everyday bike and for that purpose its pretty perfect - fast, handles well and comfy. I can ride it all day with no issue.

However, when I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,880
Posted By Twit!
Fantastic! All the pictures reminded me of my...

Fantastic! All the pictures reminded me of my time there, can't believe that was three years ago now! Would love to go back one day. Did you go south through Esfahan? Awesome place, but if not the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,227
Posted By Twit!
Not a 990, but my first bike was a 950 ADV, rode...

Not a 990, but my first bike was a 950 ADV, rode it to Iran and back less than a year after passing my test. Had no problems at all - well the bike fell apart but thats another story.

I'd say...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 7,870,457
Posted By Twit!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/389227968_be435...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/389227968_be435bbf4f_m.jpg
Taken about midnight, Yazd - Southern Iran
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/389227971_be23c65d5b_m.jpg
Very early on a cold morning...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Twit!
Dont worry about the border, its dead easy - you...

Dont worry about the border, its dead easy - you wont have any problems at all! But two things to watch for...

1. Dont even think about paying bribes etc or paying the people who will offer to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Twit!
Just buy it on the border if you want to. I took...

Just buy it on the border if you want to. I took my 950 to Iran / Pakistan and once in Turkey was uninsured all the way...

For what its worth I don't think its worth it. Once out of Europe you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Hi!!! Only just got to read this again so...

Hi!!!

Only just got to read this again so thanks for the comments!!! In Australia at the moment but back next week and will answer questions etc then... And maybe more tales and pics!...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
More pics!!! :evil I've got about 1500...

More pics!!! :evil

I've got about 1500 from the trip but I have to host them in different places!!! I'll do a big post later of the non-bike ones...!!!

:D

And yes.... Ktm reliability!!!...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Ha ha!!!! Yep it was fairly full on at times!...

Ha ha!!!! Yep it was fairly full on at times! That said it was the problems that led to the story. Writing it back it all comes across as quite calm but I have to say there were moments in Iran when...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2006, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Turkey and home Having arrived at the...

Turkey and home

Having arrived at the border the next exercise was to get across it, leaving Iran was easy but the journey through no mans land was up hill and long and I was going to have to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2006, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Yazd back to Turkey… Leaving Yazd the plan...

Yazd back to Turkey…

Leaving Yazd the plan was pretty simple As the visa was running very short, mainly due to the breakdown in Esfahan, it was going to be a days ride to Bam, overnight there and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Tabriz to Yazd Tabriz isn’t a city known...

Tabriz to Yazd

Tabriz isn’t a city known for sites particularly but was one of the major breeding groups of Islamic revolution, mainly due to the large numbers of students at the university....
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Into Iran and on to Tabriz Woke up very...

Into Iran and on to Tabriz

Woke up very early, before light, as we wanted to get across the border as early as possible with a vague aim of getting to Tabriz for the night. For the first time we...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Twit!
Goin as quick as I can!!!! :D Just about...

Goin as quick as I can!!!! :D

Just about to get to the good bit.... :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
To Iran Just before leaving Gallipoli we...

To Iran

Just before leaving Gallipoli we had a visit from local members of the Enduro club of Turkey! They had spotted the bike outside the hotel and knowing the hotel owner asked if they could...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
To Gallipoli Crossing into Turkey was the...

To Gallipoli

Crossing into Turkey was the first time since leaving home that passports became a need! Indeed across Western Europe it was pretty difficult to tell where one country ended and the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Twit!
Talking Reading (UK) to Iran and back....

A few words and pics from my trip. Hope it works as I have not done pics etc before! The sory will come in instalaments and most of the pictures and funny stuff happens after Europe!!!!

The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Twit!
Getting into Iran as a British national or...

Getting into Iran as a British national or American is very difficult now. I was turned down flat in December when I tried to get back in, having been approved with no problems in August. Its luck of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Twit!
Yes the bike was fully sorted under warranty......

Yes the bike was fully sorted under warranty... Whilst I was stuck in Kerman, Iran, there was an Austrian guy who had travelled back from India in a Mazda 323!!! He rang the factory in Austria and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Twit!
Hi!!! Well I have clocked up 22,000 miles...

Hi!!!

Well I have clocked up 22,000 miles on my silver 950 since November 04. Been to Pakistan and back, from the UK (Reading) and would love to say the bike was fantastic only... It wasnt! Was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,171
Posted By Twit!
That sounds fantastic and the pics are great. ...

That sounds fantastic and the pics are great.

We are aboutto set off round the world - UK to Australia overland leaving in two weeks. This report is making wish away that time... Can't wait!
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2005, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By Twit!
They look quite cool. Let me know how you go as...

They look quite cool. Let me know how you go as I'd be interested in one but we leave for round the world in 2 weeks so they would have to deliver pretty quick!!!

I too live in Oxfordshire!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2005, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By Twit!
I really like mine, as said they are quite big...

I really like mine, as said they are quite big and they are not as big on the inside due to the double skinning. That said I can still get everything in with no probs. Mine have been bashed about a...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2005, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Twit!
Yeah, we should have got this sorted but we have...

Yeah, we should have got this sorted but we have beee looking for 4-6 months for something for her and nothing fits!!!!

We have tried on the whole catalogue from hein gericke and nothing fits,...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2005, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Twit!
Question Riding clothing for ladies!!! HELP!!!!

Hi

The wife and I are about the leave for our round the world bike jaunt - off in 5 weeks. Everything is just abotu organised bar one pretty key element, what on earth Jo (wife) is going to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By Twit!
Actually she isn't the stupidiest... I thought...

Actually she isn't the stupidiest... I thought the question was what is the biggest thing... Hole getting deeper!!!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By Twit!
Laugh My wife!!!!!! ;)))))

My wife!!!!!!

;)))))
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2005, 03:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,018
Posted By Twit!
Keeping in touch is no worries, I'll certainly...

Keeping in touch is no worries, I'll certainly log on here and post / photos updates etc. Don't know if you look at the HUBB on www.horizonsunlimited.com (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com) but that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2005, 01:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,018
Posted By Twit!
Well I'm about to set off round the world on my...

Well I'm about to set off round the world on my 950, leaving in 4 weeks... Heading from the UK, through Europe and Turkey, across the middle east 9Iran and Pakistan) and into India, then down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Twit!
Paint is chipping off of mine too, but I can't...

Paint is chipping off of mine too, but I can't really be bothered to go change them as I'm sure they will have a lot worse happen to them over the next year! No probs with the frames though... They...
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