ADVrider

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-15-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
Fantastic Mister Fox OP
Adventurer
 
Fantastic Mister Fox's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Bristol, UK
Oddometer: 25
UK Newbie

Recently Signed up to ADV Rider.

Hi there, I've just signed up to ADV rider after a few years on other adventure biking sites (HU and ABR) I have now joined this one. I couldn't find a welcome thread and thought it would be rude to post without introducing myself.

So here I am Fantastic Mister Fox (FMF for short or my real name Matt).

Currently in the process of planning a RTW to depart in 2013 with Fantastic Missus Fox, with a warm up in Poland next summer.

I am currently looking for 2 CCM SR 40s (New or very low milage prefered) if any one knows of any for sale it would be greatly apreciated. I have been in contact with CCM direct and I'm currently waiting on a date that they will have them ready next as they are currently concerntrating on a milatry contract.
Fantastic Mister Fox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #2
Wildman
In my castle
 
Wildman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: The Kingdom of Kent
Oddometer: 17,762
Welcome Matt. Looking forward to hearing about your preparations and RTW trip.
__________________
Ridden; GBR CYM DEU FRA ESP AND MCO ITA BEL SCT LUX CHE SMR LIE AUT NLD POL LTU LVA EST SWE FIN NOR DNK CZE SVK HUN ROU BGR GRC MKD SRB ALB MNE BIH HRV SVN MYS IRL BRA MAR PRT ARE USA ISL JPN MLT Planning; AUS TUR MDA UKR MEX BLR MNG RUS KAZ TJK KGZ SEN ZAF ZMB MWI NZL IND CPN
Wildman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
Mr S Venom
Adventurer
 
Mr S Venom's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Shropshire
Oddometer: 12
New too

Not long in this myself, look forward to reading about your trips. Currently planning trip to Morocco in 2012 on my 98 Speed Triple along with my friend on his Harley 1340. To make the bikes more compatible for speed and economy, I have fitted big daft cruiser style bars with the renthal brace off the bars that were on before. Oil change,chain and sprockets,new tyres and clutch and check valves and that is the bike prep done.
Will post pics when I work out how!
Roll on summer
Mr S Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 02:51 AM   #4
rallyman1978
Gnarly Adventurer
 
rallyman1978's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Worcester, UK
Oddometer: 199
Welcome
__________________
rallyman1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 03:28 AM   #5
Fantastic Mister Fox OP
Adventurer
 
Fantastic Mister Fox's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Bristol, UK
Oddometer: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr S Venom View Post
Not long in this myself, look forward to reading about your trips. Currently planning trip to Morocco in 2012 on my 98 Speed Triple along with my friend on his Harley 1340. To make the bikes more compatible for speed and economy, I have fitted big daft cruiser style bars with the renthal brace off the bars that were on before. Oil change,chain and sprockets,new tyres and clutch and check valves and that is the bike prep done.
Will post pics when I work out how!
Roll on summer
Hi There,

I was in morocco last summer on dual sport bike don't know if my blogg will help you at all http://mudandknobblies.blogspot.com
Fantastic Mister Fox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
Tome
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Tome's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: London, UK
Oddometer: 319
I've never seen a real life SR40, let alone one for sale Look like they'd be great fun for a trip though, supposedly light too, not sure about tank size though!
Tome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 08:56 AM   #7
Zen Overland
Adventurer
 
Zen Overland's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Zomerzet, England
Oddometer: 69
Welcome!

Good to see you on here Matt, and thanks for leading that Wales green lane trip, cracking fun.

We're starting the project to prepare Tracey's SR40 soon, so it'll be interesting to see how that goes. She's after luggage capability, bash plate, and probably fuel range.

I'm borrowing a friends Husky WR360 for a while until I find a decent WR450 or a CRF, so if you're heading out for any local rides, do give me a shout.
Or maybe Strata Florida sometime?

In fact, if anyone knows for a reasonably priced WR450F, I've got cash waiting :-)
__________________
www. ZEN Overland .com
Adventure and travel motorcycle equipment in the UK

MEFO tyres - Andy Strapz - Rigid Industries LED - Black Dog Cycle Works - Kriega
Zen Overland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 01:19 PM   #8
Pampera
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Oddometer: 491
I don't want to appear rude/negative, but what makes you think the CCM is in any way a better choice than a DR-Z400S?

You can get loads of aftermarket stuff for the Suzuki off the shelf, plus spares.

Did CCM ever make any more than a handful of those bikes, and will they ever make them again?

They had an advert in MCN a while back in which they appeared to be destocking their Suzuki engines.
Pampera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 02:43 PM   #9
SPS7
n00b
 
SPS7's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Wachtberg, Germany Centre of the unknown universe
Oddometer: 6
Hi FMF

Appreciate your trip is some way of but if heading to Poland past the Bonn area there's accommodation available here for you and Mrs FMF.

Look forward to reading about your adventures

SPS7
SPS7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #10
Possu
de-nOObed!
 
Possu's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford, UK
Oddometer: 5,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pampera View Post
I don't want to appear rude/negative, but what makes you think the CCM is in any way a better choice than a DR-Z400S?

You can get loads of aftermarket stuff for the Suzuki off the shelf, plus spares.

Did CCM ever make any more than a handful of those bikes, and will they ever make them again?

They had an advert in MCN a while back in which they appeared to be destocking their Suzuki engines.
Good point, I believe the CCM's also used Aussie 400E engines which means they have the Keihin type carb as fitted to KTM's etc, hardly the best choice of carb for fuel consumption etc on an RTW trip. It's possible the 400E/CCM engine also has higher compression, if so, low octane fuel in some regions will be a serious problem, another reason for opting for the "softer" 400S.

As Pampera said, I'd seriously consider going for a DRZ400S with the CV carb, it will give much better fuel mileage. I prepped a 400S for Ela's South America trip last year, useful info here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648915
__________________
www.possu.smugmug.com
Possu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:10 PM   #11
Fantastic Mister Fox OP
Adventurer
 
Fantastic Mister Fox's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Bristol, UK
Oddometer: 25
Thanks for all your reply's.

The CCM is still available to buy new, but they aren't making bikes for public sale for a couple of months.

the fuel range on the CCM has been one of our main concerns in the inital planning, I hadn't realised the the engine was the harder edged DRZ 400e engine, my previous posts on HU and ABR haven't flagged up this yet. I haven't yet bought the bike so there is always time to change our minds.

I like the wider seat on the CCM as opposed the enduro style on the DRZ. Liz (my wife) has major concerns about seat as she has a short inside leg length, I'n not sure the DRZ seat height can be dropped to below 820mm.

I have considered the BMW xcountry, and looked at both DRZ 400s and WR250r but none of them felt right for us.

Fantastic Mister Fox screwed with this post 12-28-2011 at 10:13 AM Reason: Dyslexique error
Fantastic Mister Fox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 10:35 AM   #12
Fantastic Mister Fox OP
Adventurer
 
Fantastic Mister Fox's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Bristol, UK
Oddometer: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS7 View Post
Hi FMF

Appreciate your trip is some way of but if heading to Poland past the Bonn area there's accommodation available here for you and Mrs FMF.

Look forward to reading about your adventures

SPS7

Thanks for the offer, you never know we make take you up on it
Fantastic Mister Fox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 11:55 AM   #13
Possu
de-nOObed!
 
Possu's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Oxford, UK
Oddometer: 5,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fantastic Mister Fox View Post
Thanks for all your reply's.

The CCM is still available to buy new, but they aren't making bikes for public sale for a couple of months.

the fuel range on the CCM has been one of our main concerns in the inital planning, I hadn't realised the the engine was the harder edged DRZ 400e engine, my previous posts on HU and ABR haven't flagged up this yet. I haven't yet bought the bike so there is always time to change our minds.

I like the wider seat on the CCM as opposed the enduro style on the DRZ. Liz (my wife) has major concerns about seat as she has a short inside leg length, I'n not sure the DRZ seat height can be dropped to below 820mm.

I have considered the BMW xcountry, and looked at both DRZ 400s and WR250r but none of them felt right for us.
Seriously, forget the CCM, there are plenty of low mileage DRZ400S out there. Talon do lowering links to lower the rear. To lower the front, you'll need to fit bar risers to lift the bars to allow you to slide the forks through the yokes to level the bike out. If it's still too high, cut some foam out of the seat and recover using the original seat cover.

Pumpy is 1.65m tall and managed very well on her South America trip despite a considerable amount of luggage. The bike also gave 70+mpg when ridden carefully.
__________________
www.possu.smugmug.com
Possu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #14
alexhs
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Bristol, Uk
Oddometer: 12
Hi FMF
I'm planning a solo trip to Morocco this Oct on a tenere. Can I offer you a beer sometime in Bristol to pick your brains. As for Poland, I went down through the Balkans last summer, might make a more interesting route for you ? Bosnia and Albania were fantastic.
alexhs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #15
Fantastic Mister Fox OP
Adventurer
 
Fantastic Mister Fox's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Bristol, UK
Oddometer: 25
I'm always up for a beer, I'll pm you my number so we can talk in more detail.

I rode to Croatia a few years ago, that coast road is fantastic, but I think it's poland for us This year as Fantastic Missus Fox has family over there and we reall ought to pay a visit at some time.
Fantastic Mister Fox is online now   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 03:07 AM.


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