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Forum: The Garage 02-27-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By Converted Soul
Tyre import in South-Africa

I need to import tyres from Europe into Sout-Africa. But being a tourist here I can't get a Import License. Can somebody help me with this?
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
Yes it is, if you know that (especially German...

Yes it is, if you know that (especially German organisers) are at a track. Then go there and ask if you can have some outings.
See here for German organisers schedule:...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2007, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
The generally consensus is that off-shore works...

The generally consensus is that off-shore works earns good money. With money one can buy time-off. So remember when you are borred and looking out over the Gulf that one day you will be free to go....
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131449516-M.jp...

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131449516-M.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131449566-M.jpg

This used to be a railway bridge, it's now a bicycle/footpath. Spain is converting the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
At your command, however, every picture is a bit...

At your command, however, every picture is a bit stiff. That will run in the thousands, but here some more.


I also went to the gp-track at Valencia and had outing on the track with the Kwak....
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
How much time do you have? You can ride that in 5...

How much time do you have? You can ride that in 5 hours. You can also make it 2 weeks.

From Barcelona go to Andorra, don't forget to visit the Montserrat Monastery. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
The first picture is the fort near Campillo de...

The first picture is the fort near Campillo de Adentro which is near Mazarron in the province Murcia.

The second is near Las Minas. But that says noting because there are dozens of Las Minas...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
There are huge differences between coastline and...

There are huge differences between coastline and just 20 km inland. Directly on the beach it can be 20*C/68*F and just 20 km/15 miles inland you can stand in the snow.
But average in dec/jan/feb in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131137567-M.jp...

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131137567-M.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131137604-M.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/131137590-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
More photo's: ...

More photo's:

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/130361911-L.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/130362003-M.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/130362008-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By Converted Soul
Wintertrip Spain

I had to get out for a winter trip through southern Spain. So, I packed up the camper and went south:

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/130356985-M.jpg
For the first week I was accompanied by...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 123,770
Posted By Converted Soul
Spain, near Valencia ...

Spain, near Valencia
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/14186270-M.jpg


France, near Saint Vincent les Forts
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/117945362-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 123,770
Posted By Converted Soul
http://www.youtube.com/v/jMfrJtICvjw

http://www.youtube.com/v/jMfrJtICvjw
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-14-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9,817
Views: 3,095,218
Posted By Converted Soul
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/101706998-L.jp...

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/101706998-L.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/116792644-L.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/116792646-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Converted Soul
A TE450 costs $7,299 in the states? In Holland it...

A TE450 costs $7,299 in the states? In Holland it is Euro 9.500 == 12,516 USD. Bugger.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,355
Posted By Converted Soul
Great bike. One question; the main problem...

Great bike.

One question; the main problem with the 660 rallye replica is that it doesn't have a road-worthy certificate in most, if not all, countries. Most rallye rider just stick a numberplate...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-08-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,052,253
Posted By Converted Soul
Rolling Stones: "Paint it black"

Rolling Stones: "Paint it black"
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2006, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,227,844
Posted By Converted Soul
That's not possible, the borders between Algeria...

That's not possible, the borders between Algeria and Morocco are closed. If you want to travel from Algeria to Morocco then you first have to ferry to Spain from Algeria and then back to Morocco from...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,756
Posted By Converted Soul
Very sad news. I took a picture of him at...

Very sad news.

I took a picture of him at the Habour of Malaga in Spain, just before he is getting on the ferry to Africa.

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/51880784-M.jpg

I hope he...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,079
Posted By Converted Soul
There are a few important issue's when travelling...

There are a few important issue's when travelling for longer periods:
- medical insurance. That can be rather costly.
- making sure that you get a pension, if needed of course.

Mainyl world...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,227,844
Posted By Converted Soul
http://hotfootmail.com/glen/worldmapafricaroute.jp...

http://hotfootmail.com/glen/worldmapafricaroute.jpg
Maybe it has already been said, but you can't take this route through Mauratenia. Al bordercrossings between Marocco and Mauretania are closed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2005, 12:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By Converted Soul
I'm riding with this clutch lever problem...

I'm riding with this clutch lever problem (nuisance) for 25000 km/15000 miles, I changed the hydraulic oil once which didn't change things.
The clutch lever just goes "away", but after pulling it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By Converted Soul
Braga to Cartagena

This is photo report from my trip from Braga (Portugal) to Cartagena (Spain) in three and half days doing 1500 km (930 miles).

I was in Braga at the racing track to do data logging for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2005, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,756
Posted By Converted Soul
Then best mod in the engine department is a FCR41...

Then best mod in the engine department is a FCR41 carb. The LC/4 engine runs so much better that you start thinking why KTM put the CV shitty thing on it.

The wide rally footpegs, bar risers and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2005, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Converted Soul
Incorrect rebound adjustment causes under- or...

Incorrect rebound adjustment causes under- or oversteer. Too little rebound on the rear can also be uncomfortable because you feel every bump twice, once on impact and once as a rebound bump.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Converted Soul
To get the shock out you, indeed, undo nearly all...

To get the shock out you, indeed, undo nearly all the bottom bolts. Then get the shock out via the underside by lifting the wheel way up. It's a bit of a hassle, but easy when doing the job when 2...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2005, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Converted Soul
It's been sub-merged in salt-water for some time?...

It's been sub-merged in salt-water for some time? Forget it. Everything is busted. It's all rotting away. For example all the electrics; dashboard, handlebar controls are corroded, all connectors are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2005, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Converted Soul
Panniers and baggage is mounted over the rear...

Panniers and baggage is mounted over the rear axle and thus only affects the rear suspension. Because of the leverage it affects the ride height more then the weight of a rider which is distributes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By Converted Soul
Adjusting the spring pre-load is actually not a...

Adjusting the spring pre-load is actually not a good idea. If you need more ride-height due to heavy load then use/install a other spring. The standard 70 kg spring is on the light side. A 75/80 kg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2005, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,148
Posted By Converted Soul
I have the feeling you are hinting at this: ...

I have the feeling you are hinting at this:
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/30623489-O.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2005, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,148
Posted By Converted Soul
Some more pictures That's me standing next...

Some more pictures

That's me standing next to little hard riding Loris Cappirossi. And no, I'm not a giant, he is just vertically challenged.
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/30553140-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,148
Posted By Converted Soul
Watching the races all weekend long is exhausting...

Watching the races all weekend long is exhausting ...
http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/30548888-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2005, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,148
Posted By Converted Soul
More camping shots. ...

More camping shots.

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/30517333-M.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/30517335-M.jpg

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/30517336-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,148
Posted By Converted Soul
MotoGP Sachensring 2005

It is not a motorcycle trip, but still I want to share the photo's with you all.
I was doing the data-logging for a wildcard entry in the 250cc class, Patrick Lakerveld, he didn't qualify for the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,957
Posted By Converted Soul
Something else with the carburateur. If you...

Something else with the carburateur. If you remove the EPC system of the carb, then you are left with a big hole in the top of the carb. It sucks in sand using this ventilation. KTM Sommer tried to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2005, 12:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,957
Posted By Converted Soul
The fuel consumption problem: a few days before...

The fuel consumption problem: a few days before the trip I brought the bike to Sommer KTM (http://www.ktm-sommer.de (http://www.ktm-sommer.de/)), the biggest KTM seller in Europe, for a check. They...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,957
Posted By Converted Soul
Some conclusions from the trip: Good...

Some conclusions from the trip:

Good equipment:
-KTM Adventure 640, 2003.
-Pirelli MT-21 front.
-Michelin Desert Rear.
-Arai Tour-X helmet.
-Hein Gericke Tuareg Rallye Gore-Tex jacket and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,957
Posted By Converted Soul
Yup, a mixer, and in Spain. Maybe more for...

Yup, a mixer, and in Spain. Maybe more for puddings, whipped cream, sauces, etc. It was near Ponferrada and the man had an remarkable collection of old wood working tools. He told that once 4000 euro...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,957
Posted By Converted Soul
Very close! I'm impressed. ...

Very close! I'm impressed.

http://travelduo.smugmug.com/photos/28993880-M.jpg

It's this, but then a homebuild, hand driven version. The owner of the device told me that he used it in the past...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2005, 09:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,957
Posted By Converted Soul
Exactly! The basic rule of behavior for...

Exactly! The basic rule of behavior for foreigners in Africa.
I would add to that: "be firm."
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