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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By DavidM1
Ditto to everything you said there (except 40...

Ditto to everything you said there (except 40 years in my case). Plus I like to have good control of my handlebars.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,789
Posted By DavidM1
The Bings on my BMW have been trouble-free for...

The Bings on my BMW have been trouble-free for over 70K miles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By DavidM1
Good one, FrogandTrumpet. Maybe I should have...

Good one, FrogandTrumpet. Maybe I should have just said France, the Italians are pretty crazy too!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By DavidM1
I always enjoy riding in Mediterranean countries...

I always enjoy riding in Mediterranean countries because about 90% of drivers there grew up on mopeds and have an awareness of and a respect for bikers.

Here in the UK I reckon less than 10% of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,891
Posted By DavidM1
I agree with those who say "look like a cop". ...

I agree with those who say "look like a cop".

A white BMW, black jacket and a white helmet has certainly worked for me. Sometimes it's a little OTT and the car drivers overreact and actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,891
Posted By DavidM1
For fly-rides I always take my Remington hunting...

For fly-rides I always take my Remington hunting jacket bought in a Walmart in Wisconsin...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/DMImamkullu.jpg
A 3000-year-old Hittite carving near Cappadocia,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,523
Posted By DavidM1
http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikeLabranda.jpg

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikeLabranda.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By DavidM1
Hammering along the Costiera Amalfitana past all...

Hammering along the Costiera Amalfitana past all the tourists in their tin cans is possibly the most existential experience I've had, mind/body/bike/road in harmony - far better than meditation. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,713
Posted By DavidM1
I think you've got it a nutshell there, wizz. ...

I think you've got it a nutshell there, wizz. And I totally agree with you about weight issues.

Sometime this year I'll be seeing what the Hyperstrada is like on "fire roads" and such. The move...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,096
Posted By DavidM1
That was on my way fromKaş to Termessos and...

That was on my way fromKaş to Termessos and Karain Cave, returning via Çıralı. I started fairly late and arrived back at Kaş way after dark (did Finike to Demre in about 15 minutes, which was fun! -...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,096
Posted By DavidM1
I've just discovered this thread. Hi. For a...

I've just discovered this thread. Hi.

For a long time I've been wondering about those tracks up behind Gömbe to
Girdev Gölü and onwards to Seki. And also Pozan Gölü, east of Elmalı. Good to...
Forum: Europe 12-23-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By DavidM1
I would stick to western Europe this trip, and...

I would stick to western Europe this trip, and leave the Balkans and Turkey for another year.
Forum: Europe 12-18-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By DavidM1
You might be able to get away with your...

You might be able to get away with your Australian one but I recommend you get an International Driving Permit just in case.

I think you need to talk to the bike renter about which countries they...
Forum: Europe 12-17-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By DavidM1
The only area in Turkey that it's recommended to...

The only area in Turkey that it's recommended to stay away from is the far south-east near the borders with Iraq and Syria. Everywhere else just take your normal safety/security precautions.

Far...
Forum: Europe 12-16-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By DavidM1
Turkey is my favourite biking country at the...

Turkey is my favourite biking country at the moment, have a look at this thread - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880227

Plenty of dirt tracks if you want them.
Forum: Europe 12-14-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
I hadn't realised that the speed limit for...

I hadn't realised that the speed limit for motorbikes had gone up from 70 to 80km/h (and 90 on dual-carriageways). That's slightly better.
Forum: Europe 12-13-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
Oh dear! It's a bummer with the speed limit...

Oh dear! It's a bummer with the speed limit being only 70km/h for motorbikes. Very easy to get speeding tickets on main roads. Over the years I've received 3 tickets there, once clocked at 107km/h...
Forum: Europe 12-12-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
I use the French IGN 1:750000 map of Turkey.

I use the French IGN 1:750000 map of Turkey.
Forum: Europe 12-11-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
Nice one, Ivan. Lovely photos. Superb...

Nice one, Ivan. Lovely photos.

Superb video! The Tas Yolu looks great.
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,958
Posted By DavidM1
Great stuff! I'm taking a lesson from the way...

Great stuff! I'm taking a lesson from the way you treat your bike.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,713
Posted By DavidM1
Cheers, DucRento, any chance of a link to that? ...

Cheers, DucRento, any chance of a link to that? Grease which internals, on the bike or on the luggage?

No sweat, just found it -...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,713
Posted By DavidM1
I've now done 2500 miles on my 6-week-old...

I've now done 2500 miles on my 6-week-old Hyperstrada. What a fun machine, now permanently in sport mode after doing some touring in France.

1 niggle is a bit of a flat spot at around 6000 revs -...
Forum: Europe 08-23-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,060
Posted By DavidM1
Here are 2 companies renting motorbikes in...

Here are 2 companies renting motorbikes in Antalya:
http://www.krosrent.com/en/index.php?m=3&page=MotorsikletKiralama...
Forum: Europe 06-02-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DavidM1
I'm now looking at the Ducati Hypermotard SP, and...

I'm now looking at the Ducati Hypermotard SP, and wondering if I can turn it into an adventure bike - higher bars and Scorpion Trail tyres, maybe. Really a Hyperstrada in Corse colours, don't need a...
Forum: Europe 05-14-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
You will have a great time. Turkey is my...

You will have a great time. Turkey is my favourite biking country, and the people are really nice.
Forum: Europe 05-14-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
Rented Honda 200 in 2006... ...

Rented Honda 200 in 2006...
http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/DirmilGecidi.jpg

Rented Yamaha XT660 in 2008...
http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/Erciyesbike.jpg

Rented Suzuki DR350 in 2009......
Forum: Europe 05-14-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
I see you're into the dirt tracks! My main...

I see you're into the dirt tracks! My main interest is ancient sites in Turkey. And motorbiking is the best way of doing it.

I haven't been to the north-east yet, one day! This is where I have...
Forum: Europe 05-13-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
Thanks, Ivan. It looks like the main (!) D915,...

Thanks, Ivan. It looks like the main (!) D915, here - http://goo.gl/maps/6aLVz
Forum: Europe 05-09-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,904
Posted By DavidM1
I wonder where that road in the first photo is? ...

I wonder where that road in the first photo is?

In Cappadocia, maybe ride up Göllü Dağ (2143m) and see the Hittite ruins up there - http://goo.gl/maps/bIHrH
Forum: Europe 03-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DavidM1
Yes, gasoline/petrol available everywhere in...

Yes, gasoline/petrol available everywhere in Turkey. Here are the prices from Shell - http://www.shell.com.tr/products-services/on-the-road/fuels/fuel-pricing.html

I think I'll stick with my...
Forum: Europe 03-03-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By DavidM1
Ideas for a new bike to ride to Turkey, please

Hi inmates, I'm a newbie. Some background:

I've owned my 1990 R80GS from new, done over 50,000 miles around Europe on it, visiting 25 countries. Longest trips:
1990 - Nordkapp-Czechoslovakia...
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