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Which bike for a different kind of adventure?
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Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221367

Top ideas guys.

To give you an idea of how it was last year I did it on a YZF R125, a plastic sport flavour bike with 3/8 inch seat pad.
I only stopped 5 times and for no more than 12 minutes per stop (including re-fuel a wee and food) I drank on the fly.

I had to average only 43mph to do it with in the 24hours.

Its not about how fast you go, it is about how little you stop.

Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221368

Im riding one of these around Goa in the autumn with an ex-pat friend, really looking forwards to it.

minkyhead wrote:
how about a enfield classic 350cc 18hp weighs around four tons

.. it rare and chugs along in its own way but a pleasent bike to ride if your in no hurry

in budget

90mpg

lots of charicter

right hand change

one up three three down

strange owner only starting procedure

can drive you nuts and charm the pants off you in the same day

pretty robust for example

you could change or welseal the cylinder head gasket at the side of thre road with three or four spanners in around a hour ..if you had too

time your gear changes using a calender

dont forget to take xtra oil a large adjutable wrench and a big hammer




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Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221377

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You don't need to do 1000 in 24 hours of course, just do a significant distance like Land's End-John O Groats, London-Paris-London etc. That way you can take whatever unlikely cheapo bike cones up on fleabay. Honda Melody.... CZ 125..... Harley Sportster etc.

Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221378

It needs to be 1000 miles and (if safe to do so) under 24hours as Im doing the Royal British Legion rblr1000 challenge. See rblr1000.co.uk/

If I can complete it on something <124cc it will be a record.

Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221382

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user_name wrote:
It needs to be 1000 miles and (if safe to do so) under 24hours as Im doing the Royal British Legion rblr1000 challenge.


Ah....

Then.....

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-Honda-H100-SJ-10...;hash=item4ac25a16da
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Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221391

PeterT wrote:
user_name wrote:
It needs to be 1000 miles and (if safe to do so) under 24hours as Im doing the Royal British Legion rblr1000 challenge.


Ah....

Then.....

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-Honda-H100-SJ-10...;hash=item4ac25a16da


That looks about blooming perfect PeterT. Ta.

Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221410

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You should register for the IBA (Iron butts association) SS1000 at the same time and log both together.
"In the spirit of adventure, open to all riders and carrying a message of friendship between all men"- Thierry Sabine 1977 founder of the Paris Dakar -

Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221432

Already a member. I did the IBA ss1000/RBLR1000 last year on a 125cc hence this year wanting to do either the ss1500 OR beat the current record of smallest capacity being 124cc

Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221436

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Nice one.

But what I meant was on the smaller bike submit two lots of paper work to cover an SS1000 and an SS1500.
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Re: Which bike for a different kind of adventure? 1 year, 6 months ago #221495

Could use this Monkey Bike copy at Oxford Bikes.


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