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by frenchy3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags.

I have used Snugpak sleeping bags for years now and i am generally impressed with the quality,durability and most importantly the performance in cold conditions. I find as i get older my tolerance to the cold decreases so warmth is really important to a good nights sleep whilst camping. I also use S...
by frenchy3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Oxford HotGrips.....any good..?
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Oxford HotGrips.....any good..?

I have fitted Oxford heated grips with the 'intelligent' switch but it does not always completely cut off the battery when engine is off. Leaving the bike unused for some weeks and it may flatten the battery so it will not start. I always put a relay to switch the supply off when engine off. Usuall...
by frenchy3
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 251
Views: 35754

Re: The next step....

Thanks for the replies gents, it's a whole new area of technology for me to learn about so all advice and experience is welcome. I moved on from enduro bikes about 8 years ago and now just sold my trials bike which has sat unused in the shed for a similar time. Reality is I hate mud these days but ...
by frenchy3
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Soft Baggage Comparison 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Soft Baggage Comparison 2020

I have the Dirtsack longranger pro that are made in India and i am impressed by the quality and how tough they are. I purchased mine when they were just trying to break into the European market and they were cheaper. I now have a Royal Enfield Himalayan which came with hard panniers so i don,t use t...
by frenchy3
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: viewranger
Replies: 31
Views: 1746

Re: viewranger

Does anyone use viewranger for navigation out on the lanes? If so what are you using it on? any advice would be a great help. Yep, best thing I ever used to help me get lost. :lol: I still use a very early version of the VR app, as the newer versions are too busy with trying you to share routes and...
by frenchy3
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

So gents, I've reread the posts several times again, cacoon vrs upper + lower quilts, I'm guessing the cacoon is simpler to setup ?? I used my exped mattress everytime with success, never budged. Any of you guys 'rope access' gods for your work life....??? My cancelled TCAT ride for this year has l...
by frenchy3
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

We do often feel the need to explain our strange passtime to others as the public perception is you are either tramps,right wing survivalists etc. I don,t particularly like booked campsites as it limits where you ride and when you can stop for the night. I started off with a DD hammock and an ex arm...
by frenchy3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Latest restrictions. Rallys
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Latest restrictions. Rallys

Our local bike meet at Old Buckenham in Norfolk on Tuesday night had well over 800 bikes so probably around 1000 people over the course of the evening. Huge area on the green so distancing was no problem. There is three or four outside catering stands,an outside bar and the pub entrance is blocked o...
by frenchy3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

My answer to that is very short.....anywhere where there are two trees bbout 12-14 feet apart :D Seriously we have hammock camped all over the UK and a lot of Europe and as long as you tread lightly ie no damage to the area,take your rubbish away and clear up if you have a fire etc. Most of our gear...
by frenchy3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 516
Views: 101792

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Great idea. You can also use what is called a Nilos seal below the bottom taper roller bearing which does a better job of sealing than the original washer. I took mine apart and drilled the headstock of the frame tapped it M6 and put in a grease nipple so i could fill the void with good quality mar...

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