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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:20 AM
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Posted By X-Wing
Don’t know if this has been mentioned here. This...

Don’t know if this has been mentioned here. This lady, Steph Jeavons from the UK, is currently riding a Honda CRF250L around the world. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 03:24 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
TTR-250: Swaziland Border & Verkykerskop.

So how do I start one of these again, have not done a long ride for quite some time. No one else to blame but myself for not maintaining that strange concept some refer to as a “Work-Life Balance”. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 06:47 AM
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Posted By X-Wing
Noticed the above post a few pages back so here...

Noticed the above post a few pages back so here is my 2 cents worth and based on what has been working for me on the little DR 200. I always defend my space on the road vigorously but as soon as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 02:57 AM
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Posted By X-Wing
Small Bike Touring at it’s Best – 200cc through Africa

Not sure if this has been posted but here are links to a ride report of a couple touring through Africa (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 03:12 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
Yup, snow in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...

Yup, snow in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place>Africa</st1:place> ... quite a thing for most of us here. This year we’ve actually had quite a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
TTR 250 – Ghost Town & Snow

TTR 250 – Ghost Town & Snow

Too much work and too little play fortunately results in almost 40 days heaped up leave. The company “concerned” about my wellbeing basically tells me to take leave...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
DR Chain & Sprockets

With the standard chain that came with my bike it is not necessary to shorten the chain. I’ve used the chain as is going from 14/47 to 15/45 (Suzuki changed the 12 to a 14 when I bought the bike) and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
Minimalist Adventure Tour South Africa: DR200–3383km/12 Days

Did a great Minimalist Tour of 3383km over 12 days during Dec on my DR200. To read the Ride Report use this link:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=542282...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
DR200 42T Sprocket and 3383/12 Day Ride Report

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I’ve mentioned awhile ago that I’ve ordered a 42T sprocket for my DR 200, well I got it 42T in Dec and it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,878
Posted By X-Wing
Minimalist Adventure Tour South Africa: DR200 – 3383km / 12

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On the 27th the DR is packed early and I’m on the road just after <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,878
Posted By X-Wing
Minimalist Adventure Tour South Africa: DR200 – 3383km / 12 Days

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From Jeffrey’s the plan is to stay on the old <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,878
Posted By X-Wing
Minimalist Adventure Tour South Africa: DR200–3383km/12 Days

So it is time for that longer trip that I’ve been thinking about and a few more items on the ever present “To Do List” have been ticked off, … chain break, master links, H4 bulb for the headlight,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2009, 01:44 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
DieselPutter, great photo above, .... If I could...

DieselPutter, great photo above, .... If I could vote I would vote this photo to be on the front page slide show!! :clap <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
I bought the bike new so the chain is stock...

I bought the bike new so the chain is stock standard – 112 links and used it as is to fit 15/45. There is still more than half the scope left in the chain stationers so I think the 42 will also go on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9,105
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Posted By X-Wing
Sprocket Ratio - 15/45

Hi kelly007,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
I’ve been running 15/45 on my DR for almost a year now and it works great, the bike cruises very...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2009, 01:05 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
Cool Reading: The Pooratech Thread

Have been doing some reading over at Wild Dogs Adventure Riding and found this interesting thread: The Pooratech Thread

Interesting reading and photos on:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,292
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Posted By X-Wing
Brilliant Ride Report: "The Wife, the Ex and the Kid”

I’ve just finished reading this brilliant and inspirational ride report with really stunning photos, “The Wife, the Ex and the Kid” (Read 4941 times). At this point of their trip they have already...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
Regarding oil for my bikes and after too many...

Regarding oil for my bikes and after too many hours looking for answers on the internet I came to the following conclusion. Whether you favour (dino, semi-synthetic or full-synthetic), it is more...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2009, 01:23 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
:clap .... DRs doing 39 500 miles and 37 800...

:clap .... DRs doing 39 500 miles and 37 800 miles, guess my DR with only 6400km on is then not quite even a teenager yet .... I like to hear that, it means I’m still going to do a lot of long trips...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9,105
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Posted By X-Wing
My DR also developed a squeak in the rear...

My DR also developed a squeak in the rear suspension not to long after getting it and especially after riding a dusty road. Got rid of it after spraying silicon spray on the silver section where it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8,292
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Posted By X-Wing
Air Cooled Engine Temperature

Thanks for the replies on the air cooled engine temperature question!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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It seems then a safe...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8,292
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Posted By X-Wing
air cooled bike engines??

General question on air cooled bike engines.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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At what ambient temperature could one expect an air...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2009, 12:57 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
Was wondering if someone would notice that old...

Was wondering if someone would notice that old steel army helmet .... the result of getting shot with a shotgun :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
Trip Report: DR200 – 1665km / 7days

My ride report for the 7 day trip with the DR is now posted on the Minimalist Touring thread, page 183.
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Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2009, 01:38 AM
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Posted By X-Wing
Hi Kelly007, a DR group trip sounds good. Where...

Hi Kelly007, a DR group trip sounds good. Where do you live, I'm in Centurion? I wonder if anyone else in the Centurion/Johannesburg area would be interested??
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
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The stock standard chain on the DR200SE (farm bike) is 112 links and can be used as is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
In <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...

In <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>South Africa</st1:place></st1:country-region> the farm bike DR costs R29 000 and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 05:22 AM
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Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
DR200 Going East – 1665km / 7 Days

I’ve done a few weekend camping trips with the DR200 and TTR-250 but a long multi-day tour has always been on my mind since discovering what is possible and what people allover the world have been...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
Total of 5300 Kms in 21 days and on a 50 cc...

Total of 5300 Kms in 21 days and on a 50 cc scooter ... yes, yes :bow :bow

Great stuff TodayAdventureand and I hope we get to read the full report with lots more photos ... the above photo is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
Hi jc4ever, my Trojan which Suzuki in...

Hi jc4ever, my Trojan which Suzuki in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>South Africa</st1:place></st1:country-region> for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9,105
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Posted By X-Wing
DR200 - Going East, 1665km / 7 Days

Still busy with the ride report for my 1665km / 7 day trip with the DR but her are some photos in the meantime I at last seem to be able to post.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
Nice rack on your DR jc4ever...

Nice rack on your DR jc4ever (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=105758)<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_10950146", true); </SCRIPT> !!
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Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
Yes, Picasa .... all the other photos I've posted...

Yes, Picasa .... all the other photos I've posted is also on this site. Not sure what is going on now. Perhaps I should nuke the post and start from scratch??
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2009, 12:33 AM
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Posted By X-Wing
DR200 - Going East, 1665km / 7 Days

Thanks Klay, hope the photos are now available?
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9,105
Views: 1,313,850
Posted By X-Wing
DR200 - Going East, 1665km / 7 Days

Last week Friday I completed a 7day / 1665km Minimalist Adventure Tour on my DR200. Will be posting a ride report on the Minimalist Touring Thread soon, here are some pictures in the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
I Like Askel’s trick to lean the bike over on the...

I Like Askel’s trick to lean the bike over on the side stand to get the rear wheel off the ground ..... is this a one man activity??

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Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
My curiosity is more about what people do on a...

My curiosity is more about what people do on a long minimalist tour about chain maintenance when you are out in the sticks and don’t have the luxury of your garage and all the goodies you hoard...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
Chain Maintenance on Long Rides

I’m wondering about chain maintenance on these longer rides .... got back on Sunday with the chain rollers on my o-ring chain all shiny and in need of lube. This is a not fun activity in the garage...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2009, 12:20 PM
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Posted By X-Wing
Hey Outside, nice report and like the writing...

Hey Outside, nice report and like the writing style .... also, interesting stuff the Shag Harbour Incident, thanks for including the Wikipedia link in your report.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8,292
Views: 2,325,260
Posted By X-Wing
TTR 250 – First Time Off the Page

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>Now that the rack on the TTR is sorted out and I’ve done a daytrip with a bit of exploring to get an idea of what...
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