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Forum: Australia 12-20-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,174
Posted By BigBeta
I agree... Givi stuff is pretty good for street...

I agree... Givi stuff is pretty good for street use but I wouldn't use where vibration is a big issue. I bought a pair 18 years or so ago but only used them briefly as panniers. One is fair as a top...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 68,545
Posted By BigBeta
Morini Kanguro

From 1983 but photographed in 2010.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AoCDTzi85gs/UMOS-C62wlI/AAAAAAAAAVI/F5eEUEXTk3A/s320/DSCN3273.JPG
An unwieldy beast but good fun nonetheless. Resting against a...
Forum: Trials 09-04-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,269
Posted By BigBeta
Yes, very cool, but the tank must be tiny, I'm...

Yes, very cool, but the tank must be tiny, I'm guessing it's the upper frame piece. Nice to see decent subframe and rear racks ex-works.

Is it really available or just 'vapour ware'?
Forum: Trials 09-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,269
Posted By BigBeta
Not much frame

Hi SUPer FunK,

I'm still around so no problem with age of thread.

I've thought about some sort of rack but there is no subframe at all. The rear mudguard is insubstantial plastic. In theory...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By BigBeta
Good work - well not really work!

What a wonderful journey. I bought a trail bike in Bristol (England) to ride home 200miles. The PO thought I was mad! Perhaps as I was as the route wasn't anything like yours.

It's always a bit of...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By BigBeta
Diodes are cheap

Looks like an expensive kit for a foot of wire and 2 basic diodes - anything like an IN4001 will do. I see they are $0.99 at Radioshack but that looks really $$$ to me. I'll bet they are a lot...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By BigBeta
weight

If only I knew the answer...

Luggage can be such a pain. Down and forward is always better as less pendulum effect but then you have to consider width and whether it is harder to paddle/support...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,269
Posted By BigBeta
Looks good

Hi, hope you have fun with the Fantic, looks in good condition - externally at least.

Now I've had the Scorpa best part of 18 months and really enjoy it. It's great for the 'green lanes' around...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 37,104
Posted By BigBeta
Been and done it

Back in December I asked your collective advice on tracks in France. I was limited to the time I visited due to prebooked EuroTunnel tickets and time off work. For no reason other than its closeness...
Forum: Europe 12-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 37,104
Posted By BigBeta
Thank you for a very helpful reply. I've been...

Thank you for a very helpful reply. I've been comparing online IGN maps which look like 1:25 000 raster maps (http://www.geoportail.fr/) with a few 1:100 000 paper maps that I have and there...
Forum: Europe 12-09-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 37,104
Posted By BigBeta
Thanks for these, but how do you know which are...

Thanks for these, but how do you know which are open to cars? If you see a road that leaves a village and becomes dirt with no prohibition signs, will that be OK?

In England you have to spend...
Forum: Europe 12-09-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 37,104
Posted By BigBeta
Legal routes please

I'm very interested in finding this out too. A previous poster suggestted to avoid 'protected areas' and 'private' land. The IGN 1:100 000 maps show unsurfaced roads and cart tracks. Is it OK to use...
Forum: Trials 10-25-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,269
Posted By BigBeta
But a good practice

Exactly, I enter some long distance trials on my trail/dual sport machine and you get penalised for 'dabs'. I'm hoping that:

1. the TYS will give me a base to practice on - it's easier to catch...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,269
Posted By BigBeta
Just bought a TYS175 LongRide

OK, so this thread is probably dead now...but I've had a Scorpa air cooled TYS175LR for a few weeks /150km now and quite like it. As mentioned in earlier posts the chassis parts aren't as good as the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 806,838
Posted By BigBeta
No where is far from anywhere in England...

...but this is a quiet track on my local trail circuit.
Forum: Europe 09-10-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
From my experiences on the return journey I...

From my experiences on the return journey I suspect it was just water running out of everywhere.

How far up did you go? Through the snow, or had it all gone? I didn't notice the rally fairing on...
Forum: Europe 09-10-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
Same time next year perhaps?

Small world isn't it? What were you riding?
Forum: Europe 07-16-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
We're hard in't North!

Of course. :twitch. I swopped to this larger bike for longer journeys! It's hopeless on motorways/autoroutes so I take my time. 3 days each way minimum. That's still 500km per day. Biggest problem is...
Forum: Europe 07-13-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
Back home

Hi,

I'm pleased to see you made it. I must have missed you on Sunday afternoon as I was under the canopy of the station bar. I'll gradually get my report and pictures up on my blog. Here's the Alp...
Forum: Europe 06-29-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
Who are we?

So here's me last year. Doesn't sound as though we'll achieve this point in 2007.

http://motoani.co.uk/photoshare/stella_top_2007.jpg
Forum: Europe 06-24-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
meeting

Good to hear from you. I'll be in a hotel in town, not doing the true adventurer thing. I could make excuses about limited load space on the Beta (which is true) but in reality if there's any chance...
Forum: Europe 06-11-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,618
Posted By BigBeta
Meet up

Earlier this thread had discussed some sort of convergence on Italy. As per last year I'll be going down for Friday, Sat, Sun nights in Bardonecchia. I'm taking 5 days to get there, with an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 142,081
Posted By BigBeta
Tyre fixing

Only just found this report, sounds like you're having a great time.

I went through this learning curve when I had an F650. At first I carried tubes on the basis that someone with facilities could...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2006, 05:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,644
Posted By BigBeta
UK weekend

Hi,

I'd be interested too. I'm pretty central (near Peak District) so any of those locations woudl be fine. I'd prefer to avoid Easter weekend as I hope I'll be on the land's End Trial (hey, you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10,759
Views: 1,548,967
Posted By BigBeta
...and don't forget...

Hi,

I stumbled across this thread as I used to ride one of these (and often regret selling it). You might like to take a look at:

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/serowpages/

as well as...
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,015
Posted By BigBeta
A new location

Well done, now all you need to do is change the "location" in your profile.

Take care and have fun.
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2006, 06:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,015
Posted By BigBeta
Good luck

Hi,

only just found your thread today.

I dropped my F650 twice in the first week on our local steep (paved) hills after passing the fairly tough UK test. I did the test on a 125 2-stroke and...
Forum: Europe 07-21-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,548
Posted By BigBeta
Could have beem

It may have been, or it may not. I saw a number of Alp 350s on the track and on Saturday met a rider from Turin on one who was just out and about ie not doing the Stella Alpina. i guess the...
Forum: Europe 07-19-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,548
Posted By BigBeta
Some blurb in place

I've got the most interesting (and it's not that interesting either) text and piccys in place on my blog at:

http://alp350.blogspot.com/

At present they are the most recent entries but in the...
Forum: Europe 07-13-2006, 04:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,548
Posted By BigBeta
back in work...report and pics to follow

Hi,

thanks for those photos. I made it on the Alp 350 as planned and will get some photos and a report up soon - problably during the weekend. It was a fantastic trip and the bike was great once...
Forum: Europe 06-12-2006, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,548
Posted By BigBeta
Thanks for the pics

...looks quite different to the peak district.

Does anyone _know_ about access/legality of dirt roads in France and Italy - there may well be some to take in along the way.
Forum: Europe 06-07-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,548
Posted By BigBeta
In town

Hi,

Being lazy and not wanting to carry tent etc on a little bike I've booked in town rather than camp on the hill. Loads of hotels but they aren't email friendly on the whole - if you speak...
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