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Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
The reason I bought it was that it was the bike I...

The reason I bought it was that it was the bike I used to ride as a bike cop in a previous life (same model and year). I didn't buy it to use it on anything other than local rides (I think the most...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
I haven't done enough miles on it to be...

I haven't done enough miles on it to be comfortable in its reliability, or know enough about it mechanically to take it on a long distance trip.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Don't think there's a direct London - Portland...

Don't think there's a direct London - Portland flight. More importantly, this way I could fly from Norwich (London is at least 2.5hrs); go by taxi - not pay for parking etc. I left home at just...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By MikeO
Wear clothes that are the right size? :D

Wear clothes that are the right size? :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By MikeO
I remember smashing the middle piston on my GT380...

I remember smashing the middle piston on my GT380 many years ago, taking out the bearing surface for the needle-roller small-end bearings as it did so. The crank and conrods were sold as a single...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 340,485
Posted By MikeO
It's a British F4

It's a British F4
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By MikeO
I wonder whether they had a 'testing' tank, to...

I wonder whether they had a 'testing' tank, to save scratching the customer's?
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By MikeO
Old airhead production film

Apologies if this has been posted before. Commentary is in French, but the film speaks for itself...

<iframe width='560' height='315' frameborder='0' marginheight ='0' marginwidth='0' scrolling...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By MikeO
Yes, I've had it done twice. The first one by...

Yes, I've had it done twice. The first one by Anton Largiader in Charlottesville, VA and the second by Steve Scriminger in Sleaford, UK. The only reason I needed the second one done was that my first...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
He showed me the tractor - it was me that noticed...

He showed me the tractor - it was me that noticed the Mustang... :D

Glad you enjoyed the trip.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,114
Posted By MikeO
Thanks for that - seems to be only part of a full...

Thanks for that - seems to be only part of a full convoy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
It can be seen in a pic in Blanding but is...

It can be seen in a pic in Blanding but is missing in the pic I took at the end of Valley of the Gods...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Ever notice that the Dutch seem to be more...

Ever notice that the Dutch seem to be more forthright in their terminology when using their own language?

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-SbwSTpS/0/L/i-SbwSTpS-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Safely home - knackered. Replacement...

Safely home - knackered.

Replacement headlamp guard arrived at Rubber Cow Haus yesterday :thumb

It would appear that I was hasty in my assumption that it had been stolen. It looks like it may...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Welcome back to Europe in October :D Three hour...

Welcome back to Europe in October :D
Three hour layover at Schiphol...http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/21/ca877173e0ce7dff84a5bb89ee925983.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Definitely time to head home......

Definitely time to head home... :Dhttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/20/dce304635c200b388f3088b2b38fb704.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
18th October 2014 A good night’s sleep – I...

18th October 2014

A good night’s sleep – I should always stay at Hampton Inns… :D

A look outside reveals a bright but cloudy day, but it has clearly been raining overnight. I ablute and get...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
17th October 2014 I wake early – this is a...

17th October 2014

I wake early – this is a truck stop and the drivers are getting on the road from about 04:30.

I eventually surface around 08:00 and quickly pack, ablute and get suited up…
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
16th October 2014 After a day off the bike...

16th October 2014

After a day off the bike in Mountain Home, I awake after eight hours straight sleep. I’m clearly over my jet lag - of course I am flying back on Monday…...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Hmm... ...

Hmm...

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-KJKfnfw/0/L/i-KJKfnfw-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
15th October 2014 I have decided to have a...

15th October 2014

I have decided to have a day off the bike and get some chores and other stuff done. After extending my stay, I enjoy a hot breakfast and chat with Linda, who does some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Thanks Ben, but Jorge likes the OEM one, so I'll...

Thanks Ben, but Jorge likes the OEM one, so I'll keep looking...

Mike :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
I don't know - I'd never heard of the car before...

I don't know - I'd never heard of the car before yesterday. Would a better view of the rear help?

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-CFwmxxh/0/L/i-CFwmxxh-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Cobra jet? is that the engine in the Mustang?:ear...

Cobra jet? is that the engine in the Mustang?:ear

I think it was at Delta.

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-V4DscXc/0/L/i-V4DscXc-L.jpg

When I came out to the bike in the morning (parked...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Ah, but what year? :evil

Ah, but what year? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
14th October 2014 I sleep fairly well, but...

14th October 2014

I sleep fairly well, but the early risers wake me as they pack and leave. I eventually surface at about 08:00 and quickly ablute and suit up to ride down to BMW Utah…
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
Good effort :D

Good effort :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
13th October 2014 A fair night’s sleep –...

13th October 2014

A fair night’s sleep – lots of guests were clearly leaving early, so I was awake from about 05:00.

I ablute, dress and pack the bike – there’s a distinct chill in the air...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
12th October 2014 A good night’s sleep – I...

12th October 2014

A good night’s sleep – I wake around 08:00 and get out of bed. Ouch – clearly yesterday’s jarring on the Valley of the Gods Road has not done my back or knees any good…

I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
OK - right manufacturer - let's try again on the...

OK - right manufacturer - let's try again on the year...:ear
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
11th October 2014 cont… Opposite the hotel I...

11th October 2014 cont…

Opposite the hotel I see this old gentleman…

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-nzbvb7Z/0/L/i-nzbvb7Z-L.jpg

…which I know has been here at least eight years, when he...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
11th October 2014 At last – a good night’s...

11th October 2014

At last – a good night’s sleep http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/clap.gif

I ordered a small veggie pizza whilst writing up yesterday’s journal…
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
All pictures are hand-held and nearly all are...

All pictures are hand-held and nearly all are taken with a Canon S100, which lives in a pouch on my belt. I occasionally use a Canon G12 which lives in my tank bag to take pictures when stationary....
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
10th October 2014 After catching up with...

10th October 2014

After catching up with journal writing yesterday afternoon, I had an early night and tried to catch up on some sleep. For no apparent reason (other than my body clock not...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
9th October 2014 I wake at 03:30 – again –...

9th October 2014

I wake at 03:30 – again – despite feeling terribly tired. Bugger http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/bluduh.gif

I eventually get up and dress around 08:30 and stumble down to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
8th October 2014 Another lousy night’s...

8th October 2014

Another lousy night’s sleep.

Once again I am awake at about 03:30 and doze fitfully until about 07:00. I go down to the Breakfast Buffet and have a coffee and some orange juice...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
7th October 2014 cont Actually, the...

7th October 2014 cont

Actually, the breakfast wasn’t as good as it looked and I make do with some coffee and some cereal, deciding to look for somewhere on the road.

I return to my room and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,259
Posted By MikeO
7th October 2014 Crap night's sleep - don't...

7th October 2014

Crap night's sleep - don't know why http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/bluduh.gif

Beautiful day - time to pack up the luggage cluster bomb that's gone off in my room.
...
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