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by frenchy3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 177
Views: 15968

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

I’m not sure what started it all off. 😜 Well, I’ve owned and ridden plenty of large and fast bikes over the past 10 years including Sprint ST 1050, Trophy 1200, street triples, zzr600’s etc but for a while now I’ve been falling in love with smaller bikes. Why, when there are fast roads to be conque...
by frenchy3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

As above...it contains friction reducers and may harm your (wet) clutch. I buggered the clutch on my GasGas by using a Synthetic oil, which made the friction plates swell up. Had to fit a complete new clutch pack. I was told to use ATF in the gas gas trials bike but then others said use light gear ...
by frenchy3
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Fantic CASA 250??
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Fantic CASA 250??

There was a road test of it in the now sadly defunct Trail Bike Magazine, which was then reprinted in the first issue of the TRF magazine Trail, which you can access via the TRF website. There's also a load of info here.http://www.hainesmc.co.uk/2017_fantic_250e_casa_test/ Also consider the Honda C...
by frenchy3
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: GasGas Ranger
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: GasGas Ranger

One really annoying thing for me was the hair trigger side stand....I think it may be a legal requirement, but a simple mod has cured this. My SWM RS650R had one of those stands. There is a protrusion on the end of the pivot bolt which stretches and acts on the springs pulling the side stand up as ...
by frenchy3
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural sidecar rig
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Ural sidecar rig

They are crap but i love them. There is a business selling refurbished ones in Leicester with the military look.
Talk about really crap bikes,i have just bought a CZ175 cheap as chips and tax and mot exempt.
by frenchy3
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.
Replies: 55
Views: 5715

Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

The bikes done 1500 miles and it has improved and Ive got used to riding around the problem in East Anglia there's no too much in the way of technical trails so its OK , I think I would struggle in Peaks , Devon , Wales . Im pretty sure that one way or another it will get sorted but Im very keen th...
by frenchy3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Hammock advice
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Hammock advice

Hi, what advantages do you see with a hammock over something like the Yahill cot on high legs with a tarp above.? 916f017a-e79e-4f51-85e1-f343630d5fad._CR0,0,1500,1500_PT0_SX300__.jpg The cot will not work where the ground is steep or uneven and even as light and small as it is i doubt it would pac...
by frenchy3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Hammock advice
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Hammock advice

Wow Frenchy, that is a lot of data. How much does your current set up weigh? As i carry it on my bike the weight is almost a secondary concern. I am more interested in how small i can pack it down. all my hammock kit including sleeping bag or hammock cocoon,folding saw,groundsheet etc fits into two...
by frenchy3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Hammock advice
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Hammock advice

Hi, i have been hammock camping on my bike for many years. I started with a DD(basic camping hammock) with the original cordage and an ex army basha(shelter sheet) The DD hammock is over 12 years old and still going strong. I wouldn,t go for the more expensive version but upgrade with a snakeskin wh...
by frenchy3
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The new AJP PR7 Adventure
Replies: 368
Views: 65405

Re: The new AJP PR7 Adventure

The upgraded header is so much prettier :) I'm very close to buying one of these... Any updates since? All still well?... hope so! Cheers The AJP bikes did quite well in the recent Hellas rally and have even been ridden in an enduro championship by a Portuguese rider. Torque racing are the people t...

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