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Forum: Europe 05-23-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Johann
There's a camping municipal in Menton- it's on a...

There's a camping municipal in Menton- it's on a hill overlooking town next to the youth hostel, signposted (but not very well) from one of the streets running parallel to the seafront.

For...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2007, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By Johann
I'll let you know what they're like once I've got...

I'll let you know what they're like once I've got them fitted and get them scrubbed in.

What bike have you got? Do a search for recent threads on Wudo 5th gears, lots of in depth discussions on...
Forum: Europe 05-17-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,902
Posted By Johann
Most Scenic Campsite in Europe?

If it's jaw droppingly beautiful scenery you're after hard to beat the campsite at Lescun in the Western Pyrenees.

http://perso.orange.fr/bernard.bohn/html_montagne/lescun_panorama.htm
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By Johann
Got a pair of Roadrider AM26s on order (90/90 21...

Got a pair of Roadrider AM26s on order (90/90 21 and 130/80 17) for next week. Distanzias lasted 12,000 front, rear still going strong.Not a badtyre but weird sawtooth profile on the front with wear...
Forum: Europe 05-17-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Johann
There are two or three campsites next to each...

There are two or three campsites next to each other at Colico on the NE side of Lake Como. Right on the banks of the lake with good views.You need to follow the backroad next to the lake to pick them...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By Johann
I don't see any need to lube throttle cables. If...

I don't see any need to lube throttle cables. If the cables work OK before you put them on (and if they don't why are you putting them on?) then any problem afterwards is not the cables.

There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Johann
In the UK if you are 17 and under 21 you have to...

In the UK if you are 17 and under 21 you have to do the following to get a licence.(on a 125cc bike)

1)CBT Compulsory Basic Training-prove basic ability to control a machine (riding around...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,443
Posted By Johann
I had a K100RS and found it a major pain to ride...

I had a K100RS and found it a major pain to ride with the standard bars. As bmwblake suggested above A set of K75C bars and an Aeroflow screen totally transformed the comfort levels. You will need a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Johann
When the clock went on my K75 I used one of...

When the clock went on my K75 I used one of these-8.99 ($18 approx)-Made by Oxford products UK.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/zed66/clock.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,626
Posted By Johann
What I undrstand by flow is something I associate...

What I undrstand by flow is something I associate with longer rides. I understand it as being so relaxed (not in an inattentive sense) that you are making decisions on line, throttle etc without...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Johann
You're obviously making the most fatal of camping...

You're obviously making the most fatal of camping errors- not being ripped to the tits on vino collapso before you call it a night. I'm sure you can sleep in a tent stone cold sober but I can't say...
Forum: Europe 05-04-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Johann
As Fast Boy Sllim mentioned in his ride report...

As Fast Boy Sllim mentioned in his ride report above, if you are coming off the ferry anywhere near Bilbao, the Picos de Europa mounatins are only 70 odd miles to the west. Well worth the detour. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Johann
Thanks for the tip, they look good, but nobody...

Thanks for the tip, they look good, but nobody local to me stocks them (I like to take my wheels in loose to get tyres fitted).

I have found a local garage that does Avon AM20s in 90/90H21 for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Johann
Best Road Tyres for R80/100GS

Right, I know this is gong to be sacrilege to many here but I am looking to replace the distinctly worn Avon Distanzias on my R80GS, I have a 4000 mile 99% tarmac only ride coming up in July and am...
Forum: Europe 05-01-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,902
Posted By Johann
Granada, Spain Camping La Perche. ...

Granada, Spain

Camping La Perche.

From Granada follow the signs for the Sierra Nevada, which will take you onto the A395. About 10km from town as the road starts to climb there is a small...
Forum: Europe 05-01-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Johann
If you're staying in Applecross and Skye check...

If you're staying in Applecross and Skye check out Plockton on the way through. It's been used in loads of films and TV programmes (it's where Edward Woodward lands his plane at the start of the...
Forum: Europe 04-29-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Johann
There's loads of cheap B&Bs around John O'Groats...

There's loads of cheap B&Bs around John O'Groats if you want to break up the ride. The place is a bit of a tip, but Duncansby stack is worth a look. How about getting a ferry to the Orkneys fron John...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,765
Posted By Johann
Sorry to be on subject but I have noticed a few...

Sorry to be on subject but I have noticed a few good indicators of a bike that will last a long time...

1)Watercooled: Engine runs at a constant temperature=less wear.

2)Bad handling bikes....
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,330
Posted By Johann
I can't view video on this connection so apolgies...

I can't view video on this connection so apolgies if already covered but didn't Nick Sanders do a 19 day 19,000 round the world mile trip on an R1?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,808
Posted By Johann
What I want to know is.....do people that believe...

What I want to know is.....do people that believe in pre-determinism still look both ways when they cross the road?
Forum: Europe 04-25-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Johann
I may be heading there as well. the limiting...

I may be heading there as well. the limiting factor is a friend on his first European ride on a K75LT. I did the Stella in '05 on a naked K75 and found it OK, but not sure he'd enjoy it and LT...
Forum: Europe 04-25-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Johann
That looks great- Dutch owned with a good sized...

That looks great- Dutch owned with a good sized bar to boot, might be a good base for a couple of days.Love the no cars policy!

Cheers.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,778
Posted By Johann
are parts pretty reasonable for these bikes? ...

are parts pretty reasonable for these bikes?

Talking from a UK perspective-loads of cheap spares and owners clubs.Lots of spares interchangeable between models of the same manufacturer.

how...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,778
Posted By Johann
The Japanese developed the aircooled four between...

The Japanese developed the aircooled four between the early seventies until they were more or less replaced by watercooled fours. The later a model you go for the better.(Japan had engines sussed...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,778
Posted By Johann
The main problem you will find is the same as any...

The main problem you will find is the same as any bike 20-30 years old will suffer.Rotting wiring looms, crash damge, rotting tanks, seat bases, worn shocks, chrome missing from stanchions, seizing...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Johann
I knew about the first site, I've read it end to...

I knew about the first site, I've read it end to end already. I like the second one better, more reviews ands better maps. Cheers for that.

You wouldn't by any chance be the same emelgee that...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Johann
Thanks, some good tips. I will be riding with two...

Thanks, some good tips. I will be riding with two friends, one an experienced rider, and the other a Euro-novice on a K75LT. His first time abroad on a bike I want him to enjoy himself but I think...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Johann
Alpes Maritime

I'm looking for places to explore in the Alps in July, and one of the areas I want to explore is between Modane and the Riviera. Does anyone have any good tips for roads in this area?

Looking at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,708
Posted By Johann
Generally don't mix alcohol and bikes, coffee and...

Generally don't mix alcohol and bikes, coffee and nicotine seem far better suited to riding, but have been known to spend an hour in a beer garden in a country pub with a pint of ale on a summers...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,095
Posted By Johann
It doesn't look that bad to me. The clincher is...

It doesn't look that bad to me. The clincher is going to be if you can get the engine running cheaply. I've never seen the point of building a rat bike, if you spend no money on anything cosmetic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,901
Posted By Johann
I got to ride one of these once. The engine is...

I got to ride one of these once. The engine is nothing special, but the grin on my face after pulling up at a set of lights, flipping the headlight up, hitting the flash then dropping the light again...
Forum: Europe 04-11-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Johann
In my experience BMW dealers charge about 100+...

In my experience BMW dealers charge about 100+ for basically doing an oil change and 300+ for a 10,000 mile service. I recommend this guy for real world prices on servicing BMWs- only downside is...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Johann
Booked ferry today- outbound Dover-Clais on 30/6...

Booked ferry today- outbound Dover-Clais on 30/6 back on 21/7 and no concrete plans. There will be three of us, one R80GS, a K75LT and a ZXR750.

I want to head for Southern Italy, but also want...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Johann
Scotland's worth the ride but with 4 days and...

Scotland's worth the ride but with 4 days and British Bank Holiday traffic to contend with I'd be very tempted to head for Wales instead.Ever been to the Gower Peninsula, Brecon Beacons, Black...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By Johann
I don't know what the situation is in the US but...

I don't know what the situation is in the US but in the UK there are loads of cheap spares for old(ish) Jap bikes. If you search hard enough you can find MOT failures for next to nothing. I find it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By Johann
The GT was a lot tougher than the ther 550s,...

The GT was a lot tougher than the ther 550s, probably because it was in the lowest state of tune and it didn't tend to be thrashed to an early death by hooligans like the Gpz.At 50K you may need to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By Johann
Another variation......using ordinary aerosol...

Another variation......using ordinary aerosol sprays.

Once surface is prepared (ie: bare metal, any holes filled etc), use a paint cutting fluid (T-Cut etc) to cut back every coat of paint. As...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By Johann
The KZ550 with shaft was sold as the GT550 in...

The KZ550 with shaft was sold as the GT550 in Europe. They have a reputation for 100,00mile+ toughness in the hands of desperate despatch riders. Test ride one if you can, they are great cheap wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Johann
I had a 2 valve K100RS in Eurosport colours and I...

I had a 2 valve K100RS in Eurosport colours and I still miss it.I had to replace the bevel box and shaft at 50K due to lack of maintenance by previous owner, but apart from that the bike had a very...
Forum: Europe 03-25-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Johann
I wouldn't bother getting a ferry to Spain if you...

I wouldn't bother getting a ferry to Spain if you only have one week to play with.One (long boring) days ride from Dover and you can be in Chamonix in the heart of the French Alps (575 miles from...
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