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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,297
Posted By Colebatch
I was looking at the pic and thinking ... OK, he...

I was looking at the pic and thinking ... OK, he has 10cm of ground clearance ... before he has even sat on the bike. It much be 5cm with him on it. You want to be taking it easy with that sort of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 118,665
Posted By Colebatch
another great video, guys!

another great video, guys!
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 97,959
Posted By Colebatch
You should talk to Erik at Hot Rod - he has bored...

You should talk to Erik at Hot Rod - he has bored out a few clamps ... problem with them is the cast clamps are not well centred. One of the bores is off centre quite a bit. When you bore them out...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,315
Posted By Colebatch
And I see the timing of the haircut incident was...

And I see the timing of the haircut incident was most unfortunate. Just when you wanted to be looking your sharpest & coolest, ... you were handicapped by that unfortunate haircut.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,315
Posted By Colebatch
Seasoned Russia travellers are familiar with what...

Seasoned Russia travellers are familiar with what we term "haircut risk" when travelling for extended period in the risk zone (former Soviet Union). Its a greater risk in Siberia and seems to be...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,297
Posted By Colebatch
Beautiful pics guys :clap:clap:clap

Beautiful pics guys :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,315
Posted By Colebatch
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 118,665
Posted By Colebatch
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 97,959
Posted By Colebatch
if you have the triple clamps to go with your new...

if you have the triple clamps to go with your new from end, any front end can be made to fit. You just need a workshop to custom make you a steering stem.

If you are asking if it will fit in the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 239,920
Posted By Colebatch
no. It was the same in 2009 when this...

no.

It was the same in 2009 when this picture was taken.

It is destroyed now. All gone.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,972
Posted By Colebatch
Full synthetic ... Usually Motul 300V 10w40

Full synthetic ... Usually Motul 300V 10w40
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,972
Posted By Colebatch
I long ago began changing oil and filter after...

I long ago began changing oil and filter after about each 6000 km / 4000 miles. After that sort of distance the oil becomes pretty black. By10,000 km it looks like 100% crude - which cant be a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,972
Posted By Colebatch
Nice work. :clap:clap How much did it set...

Nice work. :clap:clap

How much did it set you back to coat the exhaust headers mate?
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 239,920
Posted By Colebatch
wow - the fuel station is really filling up with...

wow - the fuel station is really filling up with stickers !!
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5,690
Views: 1,138,290
Posted By Colebatch
My understanding is that there is no difference...

My understanding is that there is no difference in the way the spring works, but there is a preference generally on progressive springs to have the more dense coiling (thus more dense weight) at the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 118,665
Posted By Colebatch
Hey Pate ,,, great ride here... Am really looking...

Hey Pate ,,, great ride here... Am really looking forward to the rest of this report, especially the 110.! :deal:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 118,665
Posted By Colebatch
I like this shot ... reminds me of this scene in...

I like this shot ... reminds me of this scene in the Bodrov film, Mongol.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/12473735723_c285d241e5_o.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 642,932
Posted By Colebatch
No. I pumped a bit of cash into a Polish...

No. I pumped a bit of cash into a Polish composites guy who was going to build me a whole bunch. But the end product never came through. So after being burned by that, I decided to let it rest.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 118,665
Posted By Colebatch
more great Tuva pics ... AWESOME :) :deal:deal

more great Tuva pics ... AWESOME :) :deal:deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 97,959
Posted By Colebatch
As someone mentioned, 30 mm more travel does not...

As someone mentioned, 30 mm more travel does not mean the bike sits 30mm higher. Forks move both ways. A fork in a loaded bike does not only compress from resting position, it can extend too. An...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,003
Posted By Colebatch
About time !!!

About time !!!
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 161,853
Posted By Colebatch
I am guessing this worked out pretty well for you...

I am guessing this worked out pretty well for you then? :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 161,853
Posted By Colebatch
wise words indeed. !!:deal Odessa, Arcadia beach...

wise words indeed. !!:deal Odessa, Arcadia beach in the evenings ... doesnt get much better than that
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,189,222
Posted By Colebatch
Sorry Don, havent checked the thread over the new...

Sorry Don, havent checked the thread over the new year ... its an SR Racing, from Scheffelmeier.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,026,021
Posted By Colebatch
you MIGHT need a relay. The short term current...

you MIGHT need a relay. The short term current drain on a powerful horn is high. But its not a battery flattening issue, its a "can your horn switch and circuit handle the extra current" issue. A...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,297
Posted By Colebatch
fantastic to see some pics from this area again :)

fantastic to see some pics from this area again :)
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 97,959
Posted By Colebatch
Shivers have 300mm travel, the BMW ones have...

Shivers have 300mm travel, the BMW ones have 270mm ... its just over an inch difference.

You can either stick them an inch thru the triples, or if you have an adjustable height or longer travel...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,297
Posted By Colebatch
in :norton

in :norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 642,932
Posted By Colebatch
I have done big tours on the bike with the OEM...

I have done big tours on the bike with the OEM forks (just resprung), with 48mm WPs and with 50mm marzocchis ... but I had a few rides on Terry's bike which has the simpler 45mm marzocchi shiver...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,003
Posted By Colebatch
you have the F800 GS front fender on there ......

you have the F800 GS front fender on there ... Did Erik or Prutser make up some brackets?
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 642,932
Posted By Colebatch
My thoughts ... for what they are worth... A...

My thoughts ... for what they are worth...

A few people are using a steering stabiliser and swear by them. Personally I have never felt the need for it on the XC, as I find it very stable up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 71,647
Posted By Colebatch
I does look like a slightly longer link pipe. ...

I does look like a slightly longer link pipe.

Just maybe it is the wrong link pipe
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,485
Posted By Colebatch
Great pics :clap

Great pics :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,003
Posted By Colebatch
in ! :ear

in ! :ear
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 51,481
Posted By Colebatch
Excellent ... a "Take Charge" kinda guy

Excellent ... a "Take Charge" kinda guy
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 71,647
Posted By Colebatch
dunno ... here's a few pics to compare: (I had to...

dunno ... here's a few pics to compare: (I had to spend a bit of time rotating the header pipe, then the link pipe, then the exhaust itself to get everything to line up right)
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 161,853
Posted By Colebatch
If only this Slovakian bird knew there are 20,000...

If only this Slovakian bird knew there are 20,000 bikers around the world just dying to see her photo
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 161,853
Posted By Colebatch
is it this one?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mZl6cqifgHA/Sw--VEIIVKI/AAAAAAAAPDk/CEgEdgp5g2Q/s400/slov.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,189,222
Posted By Colebatch
Anyone in England who wants to see 40 minutes of...

Anyone in England who wants to see 40 minutes of preview footage from the upcoming DVD version of this ride report, I have hastily thrown together some of the footage I have been working on for the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,189,222
Posted By Colebatch
Yes I will make it available, but my current view...

Yes I will make it available, but my current view is that the trail should be purchased from me direct. We had some issues last year when I gave it to testers to try, and I would want to have a...
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