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by oldoak
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: How Much Mileage Can A Bike Stand?
Replies: 23
Views: 3395

Re: How Much Mileage Can A Bike Stand?

Sjaak Lucassen's R1 had 220 000kms on it when I have a peak a couple of years ago.

Original engine and it has been underwater on many an occasion!
by oldoak
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Looking for Diabetic Adventure Bikers!
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Looking for Diabetic Adventure Bikers!

I have been a type 1 diabetic for the past 28 years and been bike travelling for the majority of that. Your project sounds good and would be welcomed by some who were concerned by insulin getting warm. However, despite what it says on the information leaflets, modern insulins keep very well even out...
by oldoak
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yam T7
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

Re: Yam T7

seat height 950mm? were not all Jaws from Moonraker you know! Interesting to see how the new Yam pans out. Yam have always put a big price tag on their adventure bikes, which is a shame. I'd of liked to have seen a really lightweight frame on the 660 engine. losing 20kg of the Tenere concept would h...
by oldoak
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Things to see, roads to travel in Balkans, suggestions please.
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Things to see, roads to travel in Balkans, suggestions please.

Jajce NW of Sarajevo is a lovely place. there is a great hotel in centre of town about £20 a night for very good quality when I was there 4 years ago. all around there are brilliant tracks and tarmac roads through the mountains and hills. Secenry is fantastic and people are really welcoming. Lots of...
by oldoak
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: My 15 minutes of fame!
Replies: 15
Views: 2298

Re: My 15 minutes of fame!

good man, look after the wildlife and it will look after us.
Its great to see, innit!
by oldoak
Mon May 08, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Shocking problem...
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Shocking problem...

Hi Steve, some bikes seem to fit shocks which can easily be re-built. others like my Peg, don't. The only option for us was a new unit from aprilia at a bit of a cost... Last year, one of the chaps off the Aprilia forum took his to Hagon, where they made an new one for him for about 2/3 the price of...
by oldoak
Thu May 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: OS Map question
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: OS Map question

Agreed. Symbols like this mark stuff like Pennine Way, popular marked routes, usually pedestrian, sometimes bridleway, sometimes BOAT, sometimes even paved road. Not likely a route to make you popular riding your bike from start to finish on though!
by oldoak
Mon May 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: Why we love biking in one photo
Replies: 561
Views: 82224

Re: Why we love biking in one photo

Not sure I was loving biking there, but I was getting somewhere, slowly!
by oldoak
Mon May 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Slime tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Slime tubeless sealant

used goop in tubed bike tyres. no punctures in 5 year of use and over 30000miles of on/off road. used it in a tubeless transit van doing tree surgery/ forestry work where punctures were depressingly common. No punctures after starting to use it. It won't sort the really weird side wall slits etc but...
by oldoak
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: GPS QUESTION, WHAT TO BUY
Replies: 24
Views: 2697

Re: GPS QUESTION, WHAT TO BUY

I've never tried to load an OS map onto the 340. Again remember I am not massively tech savey. I've always worked with OSM maps. Once you have run out of displayed roads you can enter way points and navigate like that. Its fairly long winded and unless you do it regularly a bit clunky on basecamp, b...

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