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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27,384
Views: 5,082,735
Posted By Plattypus
I've gone and bought some wheels for my DRZ, but...

I've gone and bought some wheels for my DRZ, but it seems like some of the spokes don't really resonate or 'ring' as I'd expect, or like the other spokes, but I'm no expert in these things - are they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27,384
Views: 5,082,735
Posted By Plattypus
That's a bit of a pain.... I suppose one could...

That's a bit of a pain.... I suppose one could stuff padding between seat and cover, but might end up with a pretty tall bike as a result.

And thanks all, I'll look into doing the 3x3, then. I was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27,384
Views: 5,082,735
Posted By Plattypus
Talking New toy!

Hi all!
A couple of months ago my first bike, an 80s Kawa GT550, was badly vandalised, rendering it unrideable :cry
However a couple of weeks ago, I joined the club and bought myself a DRZ! :evil
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,587,414
Posted By Plattypus
Just to say, thanks for all the advice guys!...

Just to say, thanks for all the advice guys! Sounds like you're all pretty adamant the 96+ model is worthwhile, whatever nick the 95 is in. As luck has it, I've found a 1996 model nearby and I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,587,414
Posted By Plattypus
Oh, but it is electric start.... No kick, either,...

Oh, but it is electric start.... No kick, either, just purely electric.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,587,414
Posted By Plattypus
Wicked Buying advice

Hi everyone!
After my last bike (Kawa GT550) was badly vandalised :cry I am on the verge of buying a 1995 DR650 :clap and I'd be really grateful for some advice!

It looks in excellent condition...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-28-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,946
Posted By Plattypus
Thanks for the info! I should have known about...

Thanks for the info! I should have known about the situation really, my (Russian) wife has told me lots about the history and the disputes.. I think I must have just got confused, because I initially...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-28-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,946
Posted By Plattypus
Really enjoyed reading, thank you!! Absolutely...

Really enjoyed reading, thank you!! Absolutely stunning photos, too :)

I was wondering - why didn't you ride back along the coast via Sochi and Crimea? I am curious because I am thinking of doing...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-08-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 140,779
Posted By Plattypus
Same, this is absolutely inspirational.

Same, this is absolutely inspirational.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-20-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,304
Posted By Plattypus
My wife and I went around there for our honeymoon...

My wife and I went around there for our honeymoon last year - Slovenia is now my favourite place in the world, I think :)

Accommodation prices were roughly 10-20 for campsites, depending on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-20-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,951
Posted By Plattypus
Subscribed! I too can empathise with you, I...

Subscribed!

I too can empathise with you, I know how utterly horrible it can be. It's wonderful to see that you're overcoming it to do something like this. I can imagine you'll end up being an...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-20-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,873
Posted By Plattypus
I too have greatly enjoyed reading this RR....

I too have greatly enjoyed reading this RR. Hoping to do a trip to St Petersburg overland and via Norway at some point in the near future (perhaps next summer), so it's been tremendous to read about...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 271,991
Posted By Plattypus
Inspirational!

Just finished reading from beginning to end....

Diek, I am in awe! As it happens, I am just embarking on the road to being a professional classical musician (I'm aspiring to be a conductor), so it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 90,937
Posted By Plattypus
Are we going to be treated to any more? :) ...

Are we going to be treated to any more? :)

I've really been enjoying this thread! Went to the Balkans for our honeymoon, got loads of wonderful memories, it's an incredible region! My wife and I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4,934
Views: 3,550,583
Posted By Plattypus
Seconded. My wife is from St Petersburg and while...

Seconded. My wife is from St Petersburg and while over there I've found myself trapped in situations that basically force me to drink way beyond my comfort zone. Not nice, but you can make a joke out...
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