Nice work! I’d like to be that organised. A minute after getting into my tent it looks like a hurricane has torn through it
It's ages since I had to pay an admin fee --- a purchase from the USA --- it can add a disproportionate cost and really grates.
I’ve had some experience of customs and Post Office admin fees recently, buying parts for the Buell. Even so, with the shipping, customs and admin fees, the top end gasket set I had shipped from Idaho still worked out a lot cheaper than buying the same kit from Europe (couldn’t find one in the UK).
eBay/PayPal have a scheme where you pay it all upfront rather than get a nasty surprise and a trip to the parcel office to pay-up and pick-up. It’s worked for me a couple of times. It’s also worth remembering that if your package is under £125 value (inc shipping), there’s no customs charge (that’s from the States, not sure if it’s the same from Japan or elsewhere).
All seems good to me Craig. I like the layout and navigation, it works well on my iPad - much better than the previous one.
I’m not certain this is in the right place Craig, do move it if not.
I’ve got the Buell partially stripped down at the moment. There’s a tubular bracket at the front which, thanks to the minimal mudguard, is in the firing line for anything and everything that gets spat up by the front wheel - it was very, very rusty .
I could have stripped and painted it but I thought powder coating might be a more durable solution. I used a local firm - Powder Coating Carlisle and am happy to report they did an excellent job for a very reasonable price. I’m now looking around for more things to powder coat .
Season’s greetings everyone
Iâ€™ve got no complaints about my OEX camp bed as mentioned above. Perfectly sturdy for sitting on - I probably wonâ€™t bother taking my chair next time I go camping, I rarely use it anyway.
Yep, Iâ€™m with Andy on this one. Itâ€™s your call Craig. Personally, while I do use my phone for photos occassionally, I hardly ever use it to post to forums. iPad yes, phone, no.
songs of the paddle is handy website also , been there before .
All good info
What make/model is your tent Craig? I know you told me last year at Achiltibuie but Iâ€™ve forgotten. Early signs of senility probably. Thereâ€™s nowt wrong with mine but a man can never have too many tents ;D
Dunno why BMW made the stand so short - the bike is in real danger of tipping over if it's fully loaded.
I lengthened my 1100â€™s sidestand by welding in a 1.5â€ section of tube (and also welded 9n a bigger footplate). That cured the issue.
The Borders certainly is a â€˜lovely placeâ€™. Great photos Andy.
Itâ€™s good to hear youâ€™re back home and on the road to recovery Craig.
I had a weekend finishing fettling on the Buell (tyres, brake pads, fork oil seals, tidying up / modding wiring, etc.), followed by a test ride out to Holywood, just north of Dumfries to visit my cousin. He lives right next door to Holywood Garage, a Royal Enfield dealer, so I popped in there to have a closer look at the Himalayan. Well, itâ€™d be rude not to! Iâ€™m going to go back and take one out for a test ride.
The Buell behaved perfectly and the wiring mods seem to have smoothed the beast out a bit. I can see it as a long distance tourer now.
Very quick post yo say Iam not commenting on the forum
Mthis is because i have been admitted into hospital yesterday and the burst appendix has been removed. Morphine is good
Rubber side down
Hope youâ€™re up and about soon and not just â€˜highâ€™ Craig.
Old skool eh? They have holes in 'em to stop nippers suffocating these days ;D Also you'd look like a poverty stricken muppet. I'm not a big fan of Goretex suits, but in boots it works very well.
I donâ€™t think youâ€™re supposed to leave the shopping bags on your feet Three Dawg! They just make it easier to get a one piece suit on over your boots. Whip â€˜em off when youâ€™re legâ€™s through, so to speak.
However, now the idea has been mooted (and itâ€™s a good one), letâ€™s flesh it out a bit.
What brand of carrier bags would you be prepared to wear over your boots? Aldi on the left and Netto on the right? A matching pair? Something upmarket... Harrods, Fortnum & Masons?
Would the Asda â€˜bag for lifeâ€™ promise still apply?
Well at least it's raining. ::) Extend your season by shipping the bike to Capetown and riding up through Namibia over our winter, or rent if can only take a week or two.
Sensible idea Three Dawg.
Itâ€™s raining hard. Iâ€™m at work. I have an unavoidable â€˜social engagementâ€™ tonight and tomorrow.
I want to go out and ride my bike! >:(
Fugginell, your brave!
Hope yer fillings are well and truelly secure, cos if they ain't then that thing will have then falling out in no time :o
Always fascinated by the mans (Mr Buell) engineering take on what a bike should be like. Outside the box was invented by him I think.
Big Don on here has a Ulysees and he loves it . . . . . . maybe not as much as he loves his 1988 Transalp, but he does love it ;D
Perhaps you'll have it in work with you when eldest & I pop by next month on the way to Dent? You know, when I drop off the bits that i forgot to pack in with the Trangia ::)
Take care and enjoy your new wheels.
I think a Ulysses and a Transalp is a great combination!
Iâ€™ll make sure I bring it to work when youâ€™re passing Steve