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Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Your RIGHT! :huh -Simon

Your RIGHT!
:huh
-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Sorry, that's a pathetic attempt at humour...

Sorry, that's a pathetic attempt at humour (there's a clue!).

I'm in Devon, in the south west of the UK. The locals have quite a distinctive accent hence the alternative spelling!

Great...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Around here a trials tyre is brilliant, but we...

Around here a trials tyre is brilliant, but we don't see a lot of deep mud.

They're also preferred because of the (percieved?) lack of damage to the trails we ride. We share with horses and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Yummy! :clap

Yummy!

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Ha! I got off a 990 KTM and onto the Husky, it...

Ha! I got off a 990 KTM and onto the Husky, it really DID feel like a mountain bike! And compared with the DR350 that I owned on the late 90's it's a world away, the suspension is superb and the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
For me the biggest issue was finding the time to...

For me the biggest issue was finding the time to ride!

Oh, and the instrumentation was less than reliable. Ended up taking it off and using my GPS as a speedo.

Edit, mine was a 2008. Looks like...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Laugh Got to second that, I think I had a pleasant...

Got to second that, I think I had a pleasant surprise at least once on every ride where the "little" 250 would simply drag itself up a hill while I was wondering where to change down!

Have even...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Spoooooky... I'm 47 too! I loved the Husky...

Spoooooky... I'm 47 too!

I loved the Husky (sold recently, cash flow crisis!) and wish I could have kept it. Perfect on the fairly technical trails around here.

Rear subframe is quite...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
That must have been quite a party! 50 miles!...

That must have been quite a party!

50 miles! have a great time with her!

-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Not really, I got off a KTM Adventure to ride...

Not really, I got off a KTM Adventure to ride mine and it feels as light and narrow as a mountain bike in comparison!

Seriously, in the UK handbook the stated dry and "ready to race" weight is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
There is a semblance of an air box! But the...

There is a semblance of an air box! But the filter is right under your bum so couldn't realistically be much higher without being on some kind of snorkel!!

Having said that, dropping my bike in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
I don't know if it's still a problem but bikes of...

I don't know if it's still a problem but bikes of the age of mine - 2008 or thereabouts had a hose connecting piece made of plastic that sometimes broke.
A couple of companies made more substantial...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By Slimie
Gawd, I wish they sold those in the UK! That...

Gawd, I wish they sold those in the UK!

That is all.

-Simon
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By Slimie
These are great, they also do one twice the depth...

These are great, they also do one twice the depth with removable dividers (here in the UK).

One word of advice, always ALWAYS make sure the catches are locked. A box full of screws takes ages to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
There's no sign of any chafing as shown in the...

There's no sign of any chafing as shown in the CafeHusky thread, or anywhere else, thanks for the heads up tho'. Also my horn and high beam, brake lights, head, tail and parking lights are all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Thanks folks, it's a 2008 bike. Will have at...

Thanks folks, it's a 2008 bike.

Will have at the Cafe thread, I must have missed that when I searched before!

Thanks again

-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Instruments...

My speedo died! :cry

It worked perfectly when I put the bike away but was completely blank next time I went out.

No idiot lights and no LCD!

I've checked that there is a voltage present at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Isn't the loom different, too? Might make it more...

Isn't the loom different, too? Might make it more difficult to add lights or I could be talking rubbish.

-Simon
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 75,416
Posted By Slimie
That crankcase is a work of art! A huge...

That crankcase is a work of art!

A huge thank you for taking the time to share with us.

-Simon
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,939
Posted By Slimie
And they play a lovely tune when they're charged....

And they play a lovely tune when they're charged. :ear

Seconded on the Makita, have used Bosch for the last two years but need to replace 3 batteries at 70 each so am seriously considering at the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Yep! With the insert removed it's noisier than...

Yep! With the insert removed it's noisier than the Arrow "race" pipe, and heavier so the aluminium Arrow's going back on in the morning.

Cheers
-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Question After more than a year of riding my bike I...

After more than a year of riding my bike I discovered something new, woohoo!

Turns out that the standard exhaust has a dB killer that I'd never noticed. So not noticed in fact that I bought a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Congratulations :clap , I'm sure you won't be...

Congratulations :clap , I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
It's also a bit of a head turner, the only bike...

It's also a bit of a head turner, the only bike that draws admiring words from fellow trail bike riders!:clap

-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
Are they really that tall, I'm 6' with a 32"...

Are they really that tall, I'm 6' with a 32" inside leg and have never struggled with the seat height?

Oil capacity in my 2008 is 1.7 litres and even after a lot of use on trails the oil is only...
Forum: Europe 12-21-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Slimie
Hurrah! :clap

Hurrah!

:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By Slimie
I'm in the UK, had a black RD07 a couple of years...

I'm in the UK, had a black RD07 a couple of years ago after falling in lust with one in France! Only bike I kept for longer than 18 months :evil

If only Honda had kept up development of the AT,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By Slimie
Wannabees? Wannabe AT riders! The Africa...

Wannabees? Wannabe AT riders!

The Africa Twin wasn't (officially) imported into the United States, to the disappointment some people, that's all.

I meant no offence, hope you didn't take any....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By Slimie
Your work might be appreciated here: ...

Your work might be appreciated here:

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/

A great resource for Africa Twin users and wannabees!

-Simon
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Slimie
Please, PLEASE, tell me it's "lack of use"! ...

Please, PLEASE, tell me it's "lack of use"!

I've got so many things that might apply to...

Seriously, lack of use, it can't really make a difference. Can it?

-Simon
Forum: Europe 12-05-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Slimie
Good luck, heal well, get better soon. Was...

Good luck, heal well, get better soon.

Was in Bath at the weekend, though of you and Tone!

-Simon
Forum: Europe 12-01-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Slimie
Hey there Bob, how are YOU?:clap Long time...

Hey there Bob, how are YOU?:clap

Long time no see.

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
That is a beauty! Congratulations :freaky ...

That is a beauty!

Congratulations :freaky

I put a new front tyre on mine at the weekend, fresh oil and filter today and I'm all set for playing in the mud!

Cheers

-Simon
Forum: Europe 11-25-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Slimie
I guess this may be one area where the cuts to...

I guess this may be one area where the cuts to public finance might work in our favour.

-Simon
Forum: Europe 11-25-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Slimie
Oh go on, let us gloat for a moment or two, bask...

Oh go on, let us gloat for a moment or two, bask in the reflected glory of our, OUR, federation!!:freaky:freaky

-Simon
Forum: Europe 11-24-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Slimie
Well thank f@ck for that, common sense prevails. ...

Well thank f@ck for that, common sense prevails.

It's wonderful to think that my 40 contributed to this, never mind all the other benefits:freaky

Thanks for letting us know.

-Simon
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-06-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 75,416
Posted By Slimie
Brilliant, thank you. You're explaining...

Brilliant, thank you.

You're explaining complicated concepts really well, even I can understand!

-Simon
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,112
Posted By Slimie
Anyone thought about the Kodak EASYSHARE SPORT...

Anyone thought about the Kodak EASYSHARE SPORT C123.

Gets great reviews considering it's under 50 (Pounds Sterling!)

Cheap as chips, video not great at VGA, but you probably wouldn't be too...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
I'm looking at mine now (phwoar!) and there's...

I'm looking at mine now (phwoar!) and there's what looks to me like lots of room to lower it before the frame rails would be in danger of hitting stuff.

That's assuming you're a mortal, demi and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 93,590
Posted By Slimie
I't would have to reduce the suspension travel....

I't would have to reduce the suspension travel. Wouldn't it?

Unless Husqvarna plan on digging a hole for each wheel?:evil
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