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Forum: Hacks 02-20-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,810
This rig makes regular appearances at the...

This rig makes regular appearances at the Elfantentreffen in Thurmansbang. It's an airhead sat on a mobec chassis with all 3 driven wheels. Because of the Mobec chassis it's quite tall and imposing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
I think that what you meant to say was that Nigel...

I think that what you meant to say was that Nigel looks really young, not that i............oh, never mind:lol3

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,456
Good report, Tarka Despite the rain and the...

Good report, Tarka

Despite the rain and the mud we had a crack this weekend. Sitting round the fire watching 'hippy guy' charging off on his quad-bike everytime someone let a firework off. He must...
Forum: Europe 01-28-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,336
on-site web-cam

http://62.68.208.100/view/index.shtml

Plenty of the white stuff! This camera is live throughout the Rally for all you armchair Elefanteers:lurk
Forum: Europe 01-22-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,336
I know the place. If it's where I think, we...

I know the place. If it's where I think, we camped there with Anreas from Berlin 3 years running. Maybe you were with him. We'll look for you. If you get offered a bottle of Chilli Vodka by two...
Forum: Europe 01-21-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,336
Just look at the plus points, Slower speed...

Just look at the plus points,
Slower speed means less wind chill.
Narrow tyres cut through the snow better
Lighter weight is easier to hold up when it gets 'interesting'

You just need to travel...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,813
Excellent write-up Rod! I thing Graham...

Excellent write-up Rod!

I thing Graham Carrick,( a regular attendee from the thumper club ) summed the whole thing up a couple of years ago when he had sweat-shirts printed with the slogan:-

"...
Forum: Europe 10-17-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,336
re: Elefantentreffen 2013

Sorry for the late reply, got lots of cr4p going on at the moment!

Look here for more info on the Rally http://www.bvdm.de/et.html

The rally officially starts on Friday but people arrive from...
Forum: Europe 10-06-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,336
Elefantentreffen 2013

Planning, preparation and Autumn re-fit of sidecar underway while it's still relatively warm, so when it gets colder, I'm already committed and can't bottle out:wink:

SO.......

Who's up for...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,656
No worries! Most of our serious drinking is done...

No worries! Most of our serious drinking is done on Friday night. 9pm Saturday is cut-off time for alcohol.
Anyway , booze is for sharing, and I reckon if I didn't share it, I'd wake up dead in the...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,656
OK,you asked for it............... Choice...

OK,you asked for it...............

Choice will be :-

Chilli vodka
Lemon vodka (homemade)
Ouzo
Scotch
Jura single malt
89.9' Absynthe
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,656
How about getting together for a group photograph...

How about getting together for a group photograph somewhere on site. I can't remember much about the site as it was over 20 years ago we used it last and it has been developed into a proper camp site...
Forum: Hacks 02-01-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,656
I'll be there with my K100 outfit, fresh(?) from...

I'll be there with my K100 outfit, fresh(?) from the Elefant Rally, together with a Guzzi/Hedingham outfit and maybe a Triumph/ Squire outfit.
Look for the St Georges Cross with the words 'old...
Forum: Europe 01-23-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,919
Looking at your crossing time , I think we will...

Looking at your crossing time , I think we will be playing leapfrog.:D
Safe trip to you too!

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Forum: Europe 01-23-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,919
Wicked never mind the kitchen sink, we're taking a whole off-licence!

Sausages
Bacon
Black Pudding
Boil-in-bag meals
Spuds
Tea
Coffee
Sugar
Bikkies
Vodka:1drink
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
The rear tyre came on a Smart Car rim but can be...

The rear tyre came on a Smart Car rim but can be bought seperately. Here is the web-site I bought them...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
It is the last weekend of January. We arrive on...

It is the last weekend of January. We arrive on the Thursday night and stay till Sunday morning. We take two days driving down, stopping overnight at Cologne for grub and beer. The second day tends...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Re:-Moby Dick

Last one:- Final additions:-Much stiffer rear suspension and home-made Leading links. Made up a new swinging arm and used the downtubes of a pair of Unit Leading links I had on my Kwak outfit,giving...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Re:-Moby Dick

Finally finished and taken for road test. Drum brake on sidecar caused quite a bit of head-scratching as it was corroded badly and the shoes had de-laminated, but got new wheel cyclinder for 10 off...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Re:-Moby Dick

As I wanted to fit a Smart Car rear wheel, I bought myself a 1950's Colchester Student Lathe and made an adapter.
I spent ages measuring and re-measuring the two wheels and puffed my way through...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Re:-Moby Dick

I scrapped the Chassis and old rubber block suspension and, having seen a damn good mounting system by one of our Aussie brethren, built a new chassis, subframe and mounts,The sidecar suspension...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Moby Dick Lives!

I bought an old sidecar last March. I'm still learnig her history, but here is what I know so far.
Originaly built by Cliff Day and used and enjoyed by him, winning prizes at rallies. I'm not sure...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Re:-Moby Dick

I will start a new thread with some of the build pictures.

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Forum: Hacks 01-02-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Finally on the road and sorted, the result of...

Finally on the road and sorted, the result of many hours ( understatement) of toil and head-scratching. One K100lt mated to a chair with a bit of history. She was originally built in the early...
Forum: Europe 12-26-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,919
We're catching the 10am Wednesday Dover to...

We're catching the 10am Wednesday Dover to Dunkirk ferry. (k100 outfit and Guzzi outfit.) Staying overnight in Formula 1 hotel at West Freschen, Cologne. Grub and a few beers:freakyin the Ibis next...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,723
Rob, We stop in the Formula 1 in Koln as...

Rob,

We stop in the Formula 1 in Koln as it's about half way for us and we will be leaving home at stupid o'clock in the morning. I know the Chunnel is easy and quick but they want to charge the...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,723
We're leaving Bournemouth on Wednesday early a.m....

We're leaving Bournemouth on Wednesday early a.m. to get the Norfolkline Dover to Dunkirk ferry. (42 return for outfit and two people)
Two outfits, four people.We stay on Wednesday night in Formula...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,333
You have a damn good memory! It's my outfit and...

You have a damn good memory! It's my outfit and yes, last year it had a more rounded nose to the sidecar, loosely designed around the Ural body shape at the front. My monkey got blackened toe-nails...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,650
But they also keep the rain off:thumb ...

But they also keep the rain off:thumb

........not that it rains in Wales much:nod

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Forum: Hacks 11-01-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Andy Nice outfit! The K1100 in Germany may have...

Andy
Nice outfit! The K1100 in Germany may have been Wally from CW m/cycles in Dorchester. He passed me in the services on the way back from the Elefant. Bricks seem made for the job. That way lies...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,564
Here's my '82 kz1100 with home-made side-car ...

Here's my '82 kz1100 with home-made side-car
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4206327763_2328a0b602_m.jpg
And here it is again at the '10 Elefant Rally...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
The SSOD was lying upside down and 30 degrees...

The SSOD was lying upside down and 30 degrees nose-down. When the rat-pack began digging they found there was only the base , nose and rear sides of the body left. They got it to the bank when...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
:wings:rayof:clap:rayof:wings:clap 'Tis true,...

:wings:rayof:clap:rayof:wings:clap
'Tis true, the bl**dy heroes got it out. I was there to witness it but as they were the ones to get muddy I'll let them tell the story.

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Forum: Hacks 08-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
So Ratbike.org are going for it this weekend. ...

So Ratbike.org are going for it this weekend.
This means either-

a. the blessed ssod will remain unmoved due to the spiritual nature of it's muddy resting place.
b. The heretics from...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
I looked at fitting one on my chair this weekend,...

I looked at fitting one on my chair this weekend, as my mate found one by the side of the road that had fallen off a car, complete with toolkit and jack. This one was on a 15" rim but the pcd was...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
O.K, mourning period over. Now we must track...

O.K, mourning period over.

Now we must track it down. After all we've seen enough CSI, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami.etc. Interview witnesses, check scene for evidence, footprints................
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
Sad, sad news. It's like losing an old...

Sad, sad news.

It's like losing an old friend.

I propose 2 minutes silence at mid-day.

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Forum: Hacks 01-23-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
Call me Ishmael! The voice in one ear is...

Call me Ishmael!

The voice in one ear is saying "look at the picture, lower left quarter. It's knackered. You can see it is. You know it is. Don't waste your time."

The voice in the other...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 206,161
Laugh I'm a bit worried,folks! Having just waded...

I'm a bit worried,folks!

Having just waded through all 252 messages and got all inspired for a dig in the mud, I showed the photos to my partner-in-grime and he said " look at the front right side...
Forum: Europe 01-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
I'll be there as usual, this being my 28th...

I'll be there as usual, this being my 28th Dragon. If you want to look me up, I'm the old fart with the KZ1100 outfit in camo colours under a St Georges cross and Hammer and Sickle.
If you've never...
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