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by XF650
Sat May 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Three Cross Motorcycles
Replies: 21
Views: 923

Re: Three Cross Motorcycles

Thanks everyone! Sure are some fancy prices on the Made In Italy site, such beautiful machinery. Well, mine also needs total strip down and correcting in a few places but I can still hop on her and ride 50 miles without too much worry. Hmm, famous last words lol! ;) Agreed, not the time to sell the ...
by XF650
Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Three Cross Motorcycles
Replies: 21
Views: 923

Re: Three Cross Motorcycles

Lived in Bournemouth back in '83 and used to love visiting places like Three Cross. Such a shame they will no longer exist, very sad. :( I can confirm that bevel drive Ducati's are making daft money now, I sold a 'project' 860 that we bought with a load of other bits last year for over £6500 :? Been...
by XF650
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: V Twin Club
Replies: 111
Views: 28207

Re: V Twin Club

Out on the orange beast today, great ride in the Derbyshire countryside! ;)
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by XF650
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: eBikes next
Replies: 98
Views: 19768

Re: eBikes next

My two pence worth is that ebikes are a godsend! Bought a foldable ebike for the missus and now we can go out together on one of the many dedicated trails around here in Buxton. She never really liked cycling before but loves her ebike and actually asks to go out cycling now, wow! :o We easily avera...
by XF650
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Guzzi V85TT
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Guzzi V85TT

I've had a couple of Guzzis in the past, great bikes with soul, loved them. Think I'll try and have a test ride myself. Could this bike finally solve my "get rid of four bikes and only have one" dilemma? What puts me off striaght away is the compulerised technology which, in my view, is totally unne...
by XF650
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Solo or Group ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

Re: Solo or Group ?

Agree with most on this page. It's both for me but gotta say that the last few trips with a small group was a total disappointment cos on each trip there was someone new who was so slooooooooooooow! Each time I vowed not to do it again but it keeps happening. Might be doing a trip down to France whi...
by XF650
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 573
Views: 61100

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Yup, know where you're coming from, had many a big bike over the years but absolutely love my little XT225 with it's 90 mpg capability. Often wondered about putting adventure tyres on, instead of present knobblies, and do some high mileage touring on her. No reason why that shouldn't work. Although ...
by XF650
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Speeding in Switzerland? £3200 Fine
Replies: 39
Views: 5753

Re: Speeding in Switzerland? £3200 Fine

Personally I think it's a bit sad.... But at least I have some great memories of crazy days carving up mountain roads before the crack-down began. Nothing can take that away. Pretty much mirrors my sentiments exactly. I now have older slower bikes, not only to tame my passion but to ensure I can ac...
by XF650
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Looking a tent can keep in top case
Replies: 29
Views: 5330

Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Surprising very little in the way of actual recommendations on this post. I've got two large top boxes for my XF650 and VX800 but they aren't mega mega large. I manage to fit my 2 man tent (if you're VERY good friends lol!), 3 season sleeping bag, foam pillow, sleeping mat (essential!) and various o...
by XF650
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Scotland to Russia and back.
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Scotland to Russia and back.

Youch, that's about £6.80/gallon if my calcs are right. But then again, our prices aren't a million miles behind these days at just under £6 lol! :-(

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