ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #1681
Skyclad
Original Bastard
 
Skyclad's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Moran Nation, confused as a baby in a topless bar
Oddometer: 5,558
Thought this thread needed a riding pic to brighten it up, especially since Kam's pictures are really what inspired me to get into on-the-fly photography.

I changed the settings a little on the camera to allow some motion blur. Much better results than before.
__________________
Ignorance breeds Fear. Fear breeds Hatred. Hatred breeds Ignorance. Break the chain.
cancer
For some, a glue stick would be a better option than Chapstick
Skyclad's Wanderings - Bald Eagle Bastards - The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go
KCCO
Skyclad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #1682
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tango2 View Post
Please do not put temptation like that in front of me because although I don't have the cash to buy a 1199 some finance company would probably lend me the money!

Then maybe it's time to give them a call. Lol!
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #1683
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryK View Post
All good this end Kam, cheers Terry

Good to hear it.
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #1684
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Backmarker61 View Post
"the bikes are consatantly getting smaller and smaller!".... I've heard the 1199 is pretty tiny, so you did find it smaller than say the 999?

It's funny, I just sold my 999 last summer, and also own an R6... and the 999 made the even the R6 feel like a tank. Mainly because of the thinness of the bike due to the twin of course, but it still took me by surprise. Although, at speed, I would say the R6 felt much lighter changing direction.

I imagine not, but they did they fire the bike up for you guys?

Thanks for sharing!


The seat height is actually higher than the 999.... but it is probably less of a stretch to the bars. Graeme who currently rides a 999 says the new Panigale felt 'comfortable'. The bike does seem quite small, it looks and feels like a 600 in it's dimensions .. in fact, it weighs less than a CBR600RR!.... but it has nearly double the bhp and torque!
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:47 PM   #1685
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bendernz View Post
Ducatis are small physically aren't they?

Talk about coincidence - there was a story in the news here yesterday about the Waverley and the other ship Balmoral (which I haven't seen) needing 350,000 pounds to keep running. A trust is fundraising for them and without it the ships will stop running. Waverley is the last paddle wheeler left in the world doing regular trips (or something similar.)

I hope they can find the money - the restoration of your heritage is one of the things that sets England and Scotland apart in the world.

Yes, the Waverly was saved by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society who bought her for just 1 back in 1974. They and their supporters restored her to her former glory (with the aid of various grants) and have struggled to keep funding her since. Long may she continue to paddle up and down the Clyde ..and around the British coastline.
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #1686
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tall Mike View Post
Amen! The "Tall" in my screen name is literal truth(6'5")......I just don't fit on a lot of bikes!

I tend to ride what fits... and most of the new bikes are like race horses... If you're not "Joe Average" or smaller... you can forget it!
don't get me wrong, I enjoy looking, but they don't fit "me"

They are pretty though! Thanks for sharing their beauty Kamchat!


Jings! 6'5"! - I see why you are called 'Tall Mike'! ..and I thought I had a problem with fitting on 'ever shrinking' new sportsbikes.
It sounds like tall adventure bikes like GS's are going to be much more practical for yourself. ..even if you only want to ride on street!.
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #1687
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadWHooper View Post
Hooray...Ducati loves Buell! The Panigale has an underslung exhaust!
There a quite a few bikes that have had underslung exhausts ....Sarah's 06 GSXR750 being one ..and the recent Fireblade .... Was Buell the first to introduce this? ... Probably, I guess, - Buell always were very innovative in their design.
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #1688
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
Kam, been a while since I been on the link, it is nice to scroll through and see the photos. Hope your chirstmas and new years were good.
I remember walking through the Square in Glasgow at Christmas time in 1989.. King Gerorge square I think....
Lee

Hi there .... You were close - It's just plain 'George Square' ..... (although it was named after King George the third).
Thanks, yes, we had a good Christmas and New Year...... just can't wait for spring now (probably like yourself and the rest of the UK biking community).
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #1689
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryK View Post
not a lot happening during you winter, perhaps I should post a video of the sunshine in Australia.....












only joking....Terry
It will only make us jealous right now! Lol!
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #1690
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
Plenty of sunshine here in New Hampshire, temps in the 40s (f), unbelievable for the end of january. Way to much salt and sand on the roads to take the bike out for me, the salt plays hell with the finish if not washed off and the sand makes riding suck.. 2 more months and then back in the saddle.
I love my GS and wont buy a sport bike as to me they are to uncomfortable but seeing the pictures here make me dream about haing a GXXR or a Duc and a set of leathers.
Kam glad you are ok after your heart attack...I am same age as you and with family history just waiting for it.

Here is an old pic at Stirling castle.. 1989 or 1990

The Castle will be just the same ..... If you are like me you probably have less hair now? ....... and I hope you manage to avoid the heart attack scenario ! ..... They say one of the best prevention methods is just 'simple regular exercise' - a 30 min walk most days ... if you are not already doing this - think about giving it a go. ..better to change lifestyle before an attack, - than having to afterwards. Hopefully we will both have many years of bike riding ahead of us.
Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #1691
Kamchat OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kamchat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow
Oddometer: 2,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyclad View Post
Thought this thread needed a riding pic to brighten it up, especially since Kam's pictures are really what inspired me to get into on-the-fly photography.

I changed the settings a little on the camera to allow some motion blur. Much better results than before.
Nice one! - Motion blurr does seem to make riding pics 'come to life'.

You are right, the thread is in need of riding pics - unfortunately no riding for us at the moment .... but here are a few from when we started our season last year that I have not posted previously ..... just a reminder it will soon be that time again .......

March last year ..Jeni / GSXR600 /salty roads...



Patrick / Aprilia Mille 1000 / same day / A85...




Sarah




Kamchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #1692
TerryK
Ulysses
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: adelaide South Australia
Oddometer: 1,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamchat View Post
It will only make us jealous right now! Lol!
It's been pretty warm here, mid to high 30's for the last week, ok with a vented jacket & a lot of roads I ride are tight with a cover of trees...cooler.

I guess we're lucky with our weather that we can ride all year round here in South Australia...sitting in traffic is no fun but I tend to stay away from the busy traffic areas.

Hope to see you back out soon & posting more photos..

Terry
__________________
Triumph Scrambler Blue & White
Triumph Thruxton Red
Yamaha TT-R250

Check out my Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/KaneTerry?feature=mhee
TerryK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 09:34 AM   #1693
Skyclad
Original Bastard
 
Skyclad's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Moran Nation, confused as a baby in a topless bar
Oddometer: 5,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryK View Post
It's been pretty warm here, mid to high 30's for the last week, ok with a vented jacket & a lot of roads I ride are tight with a cover of trees...cooler.
Huh...it is in the mid to high 30's here in PA as well. Of course, I am talking Farenheit. Vented jacket NOT needed.
__________________
Ignorance breeds Fear. Fear breeds Hatred. Hatred breeds Ignorance. Break the chain.
cancer
For some, a glue stick would be a better option than Chapstick
Skyclad's Wanderings - Bald Eagle Bastards - The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go
KCCO
Skyclad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #1694
AllBlackPearl
Alpoholic
 
AllBlackPearl's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Valais, CH
Oddometer: 749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyclad View Post
Huh...it is in the mid to high 30's here in PA as well. Of course, I am talking Farenheit. Vented jacket NOT needed.
Jeez, I've spent a week on Galveston Island, TX - temps between 70 and 80. Now I am sitting here in Scotland and having not even half of that.... I'm bloody freezing! And than there's the constant jet lag of course. Just got rid of the first one after a week, then flew right into the next.
But oh well, I should stop complaining I guess.
Cheers to everyone following this fun thread!
__________________
Before you judge someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you judge them you are a mile away and you have their shoes.

AllBlackPearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #1695
Leebo
Studly Adventurer
 
Leebo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Oddometer: 531
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllBlackPearl View Post
Jeez, I've spent a week on Galveston Island, TX - temps between 70 and 80. Now I am sitting here in Scotland and having not even half of that.... I'm bloody freezing! And than there's the constant jet lag of course. Just got rid of the first one after a week, then flew right into the next.
But oh well, I should stop complaining I guess.
Cheers to everyone following this fun thread!

Have a pint of Tennants Heavy for me.
__________________
Lee
2005 BMW R 1200 GS
1983 Honda VF750F Interceptor
2002 Kawi Prairie 650
Leebo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014