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2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Dan J » Thu May 31, 2012 8:23 am

Rafael has now confirmed the details here http://dmt2012.dieselkrad.info/

The main points are it's on the weekend of the 7th to 9th September and at Brauhof Wilshaus http://www.brauhof-wilshaus.de/

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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:02 am

I shall be in attendance, and perhaps may have something new to show off.........

No clues....
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Dan J » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:04 am

Ferry is booked :mrgreen:

I'm on the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry on evening of Thursday 6th. This place http://www.thegallerybrummen.nl/en_EN/welkom.html is just off the motorway and I plan to stop off for an hour to lust after stuff I can't afford and have a coffee before heading on to Hamm.

Will be returning (at the moment, I'm on a flexible ticket) on the daytime/2:30pm ferry on Sunday.

Sean, Dave - let me know if you're heading out on the same ferry as it'd be good to hook up...
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:34 am

Ok that's prompted me into action and the Ferry's booked same as yours Dan.

Severe wallet damage but saves the days of work though.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby BertTrack » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:02 am

For now it looks like i'll be able to make it to Hamm. No work for me during a long weekend @ that time. Perfect.

It's in my backyard basically. :)
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby rednorfolk » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:40 am

:D :D im on the 9am one on thurs,back on mon 2.30 ferry to go home.BUT, its not in stone. :wink: :D :D it a cash thing :oops: :oops:
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:29 am

I'll be there but I never book the Newhaven ferry :D
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby rednorfolk » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:29 am

Stuart wrote:I'll be there but I never book the Newhaven ferry :D

why is that :?: :?:
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby zarquon » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:58 pm

To honor our international guests I have translated the landing page:

http://dmt2012.dieselkrad.info/index_en.html

And wrote down an english version of the rally announcement on the site as well:

http://www.dieselkrad.info/?q=en/node/311
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:29 pm

rednorfolk wrote:
Stuart wrote:I'll be there but I never book the Newhaven ferry :D

why is that :?: :?:

I like to live dangerously :wink: Actually that's wrong cos I do book 'em. But there is usually room on the Sept ferry for the odd extra bike :D
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby rednorfolk » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:35 pm

is it cos you turn up and just hope they will take you over ???? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Big_Willy_USA » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:21 am

Ok boys,
The plan is coming together. My tent, sleeping bag, and LuxuryLite cot are on their way here from the States. I'll strap that bit of kit to my trusty, albiet petrol powered, K75S and join you all at Hamm! I also plan to flesh out the kit with a weekend on the Isle of Man, and a trip from Lands End to John O'Grotes. :D
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby zarquon » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Big_Willy_USA wrote: I'll strap that bit of kit to my trusty, albiet petrol powered, K75S and join you all at Hamm!


You are welcome, of course! :-)
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby BertTrack » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:34 am

If my bike is ready before the meeting i may still join. For now i'm waiting for a radiatorfan upgrade.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby henryprice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:54 am

Hopefully I shall be able to atend this year, I am planning on coming with 2 others who are then off on a trip round Europe.

Plans are not yet made, but looks like a trip to Folkstone, under the channel , then the long motorway to Hamm.

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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Dan J » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:24 pm

It's looking like there'll be a good turnout from the UK contingent this year - will be great to catch up with everyone in Hamm.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:36 pm

I booked my time off work for Hamm earlier today - a week either side of it - so we will have a leisurely ride back. But I've still not booked the ferry! We are aiming to be at Newhaven the catch the 7 or 8 am boat. In recent years we have found that it leaves an hour later than it previously did. Anyone is welcome to join us on the ride there.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:23 pm

Hoping my wheels will be sorted before the off! Need new rims. I've been sorting some stuff out including a £1 bike cover (not shown) a £1 lantern (pound shop again) powered milk & some coffee bags from Lyons (only seen them in Tesco) - I've long since given up on the portable expresso thing!
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Sphere » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:01 pm

How do you end up in Germany on a diesel Enfield without dying? I would like to avoid Freihe Fahrt, but not spend the entire route on 50 kph roads with traffic signs. I don't mind highways, but the road I took last time contained both Freihe Fahrt and quite a number of hills. Apparently Google can't plan a route without it. Or you have to avoid highways altogether.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:31 pm

It was hell travelling to Hamm on the old Charnwood Hatz - slowly losing speed on the long inclines - especially when the truckers saw my English plate :-)
Was nice to ride the Ruggerfield twin after that. The only problem I have now is that the Tiger is so good it performs my brothers XL600 & I have to hang back waiting for him. The vibration on the XL is such that it can't cruise at higher speeds as I can. But I can't complain - he waited for me on all previous trips to Hamm & now it's my turn to look over my shoulder at the petrol bike. Diesel bikes have come on a long way since the early days ;-)
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby oldbmw » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:10 pm

Stuart wrote:It was hell travelling to Hamm on the old Charnwood Hatz - slowly losing speed on the long inclines - especially when the truckers saw my English plate :-)
Was nice to ride the Ruggerfield twin after that. The only problem I have now is that the Tiger is so good it performs my brothers XL600 & I have to hang back waiting for him. The vibration on the XL is such that it can't cruise at higher speeds as I can. But I can't complain - he waited for me on all previous trips to Hamm & now it's my turn to look over my shoulder at the petrol bike. Diesel bikes have come on a long way since the early days ;-)


On the other hand, following you on the charnwood bike pushed the Mpg on my BMW up to 57+ :)

I have had no problems in Germany (UK, France, Italy, Czech republic Austria or Poland) on My Electra bumbling along at about 55Mph (90 Kph)
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:29 am

Take your mirrors off and the run is easy on an Enfield :lol: (apart from white finger from vibration anyway).

The Tiger is sporting a nice new exhaust so I've managed to ditch the heavy cans, and a mainstand too.

Not long now!
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Dan J » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:47 am

Right...

There's a few heading over on the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry. As far as I can tell from various posts we have:

Thursday morning - Sean

Thursday overnight - Dave, Willy and myself

Is that still right?
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Big_Willy_USA » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:26 pm

I'm still in Lads, hoping Bert and Raf will be meeting us when we land on Dutch soil!
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 am

It looks like it will have to be a rather rapid trip up the A12 for me after work so I might have to accept the wallet damage and eat on board the boat.

Stuff the expense then, gimme the biggest steak they have on board. :P
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:25 pm

We'll be having breakfast onboard I guess - I'm just hoping they issue the kitchen with these trays below after the rather choppy crossing we had last time!
Must book our tickets. Kinda holding off because both bikes are away being MoT'd. XL is back day before we go!

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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Sphere » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:31 pm

Could have easily been a Dutch invention, seeing how now you have an excuse to put less soup and drink in the container.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Stuart » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:47 pm

:-) I'm thinking the ticket prices may drop come 1st Sept so may wait until then to book the Ferry.
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby rednorfolk » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:32 pm

:shock: oops,im not going to hamm chaps.no cash and family stuff..BUT..im going to the big knock 2013 AND hamm 2013..lots of saving i think ?????.have a good time my fellow diesel bike riders. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: 2012 *HAMM* International Diesel Motorbike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:49 pm

Aw that's too bad matey, start saving those pennies for next year then.

I have been fettling the Tiger in preparation, it's new centre stand lifts the back wheel about a foot off the floor as the bike is lowered, I think it needs someone the size of Big Willy to heft the bloomin thing onto the stand - jeez.

Next time I'm opting for a Harley Low rider chassis with an under seat tank, flippin thing is way to heavy for my feeble stature.

Still at least I can wheel it around easily now, has new disks and stainless pistons in the callipers :D

Snazzy new exhaust too.
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