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by tempesc
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: 4-5 weeks in 2020 - where would you go?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

4-5 weeks in 2020 - where would you go?

I am planning to take 4-5 weeks out mid 2020 to celebrate turning 50 (I hate parties!!) and am looking for route ideas. I will be travelling alone. Where would you go? Even better, where did you go and how was it? My option A is to ride the Trans America Trail. I have wanted to do this for a while. ...
by tempesc
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Bellend
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Bellend

Looks nice, enjoy! I’ve had an MX-9 for a couple of years too - i really like it. I was able to customise the fit with larger cheek pads, it is all day comfortable, it’s no noisier than other helmets i use (tend go use Arai and Shoei) and it is good value for money. Makes sense for a helmet that is ...
by tempesc
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: TKC80 tyre pressures
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: TKC80 tyre pressures

That was just an ‘either 24 or 25 psi’ in front and back (1.7 bar).
by tempesc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: TKC80 tyre pressures
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: TKC80 tyre pressures

I run tkc80s on my xt660z. The manual says 29psi off road, i ran them at 24/25 for a couple of weeks in South Africa no problem.
by tempesc
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Do-it-all (adv) tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 2445

Do-it-all (adv) tyres

Firstly thanks for the share Chris. Does anyone else use trials tyres? I ride the MCC events which require a trials tyre so my dirt bike stays shod in Pirelli MT43s permanently. This tyre feels fine on the road, even at low psi (i tend to run 12psi in the front and 10psi in the back) and i am happy ...
by tempesc
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: CRF250L .... Opinions?????
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

CRF250L .... Opinions?????

I test rode one. I think Gary summed it up well enough with Detuned engine. If your use to power it may not be for you but it you just want it for pottering around trails it sounds ideal. I test rode it and it wasn't for me, I like to be able to use the power if I need to and it just wasn't there.....
by tempesc
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Be warned - the Tiger is awesome....... but is best left on the side stand unless you need to lube/adjust the chain. Getting it on the centre stand is a right pita (much more so than for other bikes i have owned - not sure why)! A weekend test ride sounds perfect - let us know how you get on. Sent f...
by tempesc
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

I bought the 800 XCx last year. Best bike I have ever owned, bar none - I love it. The engine is a peach, it’s comfortable to ride and for me at least it is plenty powerful. I traded from a XT1200z and the 800 is a way better balance of weight and power for my riding (I use this bike mostly for Euro...
by tempesc
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 5843

Re: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions

Glad it was helpful Roy. The dirt bike my mate was riding was actually a KTM250. Don’t have one of a CRF250 but here’s a CRF230 if it helps. The principle is the same though. https://youtu.be/Rkg8LW2Xvnk Here’s me and my pal in South Africa in November. He’s on an XT660R, I’m on the XT660z. I am a d...
by tempesc
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 5843

Re: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions

Looking at your list i’ve taken an XT660z solo through Africa and could pick it up.....just. I’ve also done a bunch of trails on it and it’s pretty good. I like it as a travel bike. That said, if I wanted a trail riding bike I could travel a bit with (rather than a travel bike i could trail ride a b...

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