Author Topic: Ode to a Steamer.... [steamer pictures thread]  (Read 183259 times)

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April 19, 2010, 05:56:50 AMReply #150 on

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Quote from: "Bixxer Bob"
Cool pics.  I like my Girly, but I still love the old steamer.  Maybe because it has so much in common with my old Trident which was a classic IMHO; also the steamer looks more business-like I think.


I also have a T595, so I'm a fan of the 955 engine. I do agree the steamer is definetly more utlitarian looking, kinda like an old Unimog. It just gets it done, be damned the looks.
Nice ride today with about 30 more sport oriented bikes , The old Tiger holding her own in the corners.   :wink:
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April 19, 2010, 03:01:12 PMReply #151 on

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Quote from: "bjago"
.... I do agree the steamer is definetly more utlitarian looking, kinda like an old Unimog. It just gets it done, be damned the looks....
LOL......  yep there is a few Mogs up there in WA.  Otherwise.. most folk (in US) have not got a clue what a Unimog is.
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My Steamer was suppose to complement my Mog :(  but had to sell my Mog :(  :(

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May 27, 2010, 09:04:07 PMReply #152 on

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Steamer - on the sort of road that tiger's were made for!

May 27, 2010, 09:14:00 PMReply #153 on

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is that on the Ridgeway?

May 28, 2010, 12:32:57 PMReply #154 on

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Yup - Looks like Sicilly, actually 5 miles south of Swindon!

May 28, 2010, 02:28:05 PMReply #155 on

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I had a parts delivery the other day...The Man delivered me a cylinder head gasket so I could get my Steamer back on the road.  Crap, I need a hack...



Thanks Mustang!!!

Getting my bike back on the road pushed me to finishing the Touratech GPS mount I got on ebay (for a GS):



And one with the rally screen on:



It's a tad bit too high, would have preferred it was tucked behind it a little more protected from the rain...but I'll use it that way for now.  If I ever get a modern GPS I'll probably redo it.

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May 28, 2010, 03:14:35 PMReply #156 on

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June 02, 2010, 05:28:46 PMReply #157 on

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dude, your my frickin hero :hello2
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June 07, 2010, 06:38:10 PMReply #158 on

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It looks great Mudhen. You should be able to read that fine when standing up, yes?

Here´s a couple of more Rocinante images, from a ride this weekend into the Swedish woods in Dalarna, with gravel roads in abundance.
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June 19, 2010, 01:54:31 PMReply #159 on

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June 19, 2010, 02:18:55 PMReply #160 on

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:lol:
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June 29, 2010, 03:20:50 PMReply #161 on

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think the last picture I posted was in front of a field of Dafodils... found a field of poppies this time..  :D


June 30, 2010, 01:44:21 AMReply #162 on

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Nice  8)

There is a famous area in Thailand that is covered in Sunflowers, 'd love to get up there to get a pic against that background, might be lucky later in the year.
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July 12, 2010, 05:21:14 PMReply #163 on

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High sided:



I think some flat-black paint is in this bike's future. :evil:
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July 12, 2010, 08:44:37 PMReply #164 on

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You OK?  Matt paint? Painting the bike with some sparkly metallic rattle can paint offers low grade solvent abuse that acts as pain relief y'know...