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by tempesc
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Cruise control on a bike - what are our thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 3174

Cruise control on a bike - what are our thoughts?

Another believer here. Had it on my last two bikes and crossed bikes off my short list that did not have it at my last change (Africa Twin and Verys - think both have it now). Good for speed control but also on motorways generally. Easy to cover big miles and to use just to relax your right hand/sho...
by tempesc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Self Guide or Tour Group
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Self Guide or Tour Group

I’ve always sorted my own plans and organised trips with mates. That covers Europe, Africa and the USA (29 countries so far by bike). There is so much information out there you are not going to miss the gems if you really do your homework. For me its therefore about a) do you want to spend the time ...
by tempesc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Searching for Masters of Sand!
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Searching for Masters of Sand!

I think it is a good question......and am interested in the answers too. From my limited experience I would advise the following: 1. Don’t shut the throttle hard when you hit it and get out of shape (easier said than done) 2. Don’t have anything too hard (eg hard panniers) that will hurt you when yo...
by tempesc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Two Weeks off, where to?
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: Two Weeks off, where to?

stramasher wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:08 am
OPTION 4: Ferry to Bibao/Santander, straight into the good stuff and a zig-zag down the Pyrenees to the med coast. Minimise your chance of cold, maximise your chance of heat. :mrgreen:
Check the ferries if you are considering this, I think they are all sold out now?
by tempesc
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Alps advise
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Re: Alps advise

Agree with that but I think Stelvio runs east to west. The hairpins are on the east side. For me I’d want to ride up the hairpins so would come from Timmeljoch
by tempesc
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Marvelous bit of unbiased reporting
Replies: 14
Views: 3176

Marvelous bit of unbiased reporting

PaulinBont wrote:Yep, the Ramblers want it reclassified as a public footpath ( no cyclists)
Hard to respect an organisation that used civil disobedience to establish rights of way for their own interests, and then campaign to have everyone else’s legitimate rights extinguished.
by tempesc
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Long way up, Electric bikes!
Replies: 27
Views: 5402

Re: Long way up, Electric bikes!

I like the electric angle and can understand the support crew for tv purposes. I am also really interested in the support electric pick up trucks (even if Russ gets right up my nose). 400 mile range and 0-60 in 3 secs! I’m struggling more with the final support vehicle being a v8 6.2 litre pick up. ...
by tempesc
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Husqvarna 701
Replies: 267
Views: 36513

Re: Husqvarna 701

I had clutch wear problems on my crf250l. I changed the plates/discs Twice and had HD springs. The Honda recommended oil also, and changed more than spec. The problem turned out to be the rear tyre rubbing the back of the front of the swing arm. This was due to having an oversize tyre. It could not...
by tempesc
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Husqvarna 701
Replies: 267
Views: 36513

Re: Husqvarna 701

bowber wrote:
Thedktor wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:40 pm
Mines 1 tooth lower on the back as 9mph on tickover was just a tad high for trail riding.
Am i being dim (quite possibly) - using a smaller sprocket on the back would increase the speed in first not reduce it wouldn’t it. Certainly works that way on my mountain bike?
by tempesc
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: London - Romania trip!
Replies: 5
Views: 2613

Re: London - Romania trip!

Assume your trip is 1 way? I did UK to Romania and back in 2 weeks which gave us a few days in Romania but it was a full agenda. I loved it too - especially liked Buccovina (painted monasteries), if you are in Sibiu on Sunday the sung mass at the famous church (piped outside) was hauntingly beautifu...

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