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by Elmer J Fudd
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Easy Rider
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: Easy Rider

"None of these need a further pigeonhole, they just are."…… so NOT true .. no offense. though it all depends on where u coming from? No offense taken, I enjoy a reasoned debate. It is the pigeonholing that I am ranting about; the current need to be "seen" as fitting into a niche rather than part of...
by Elmer J Fudd
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Easy Rider
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: Easy Rider

Look around, we are in the midst of a revolution (and evolution) at the moment, we always were and always will be. The Me2 movement is way overdue but is systemic shift and things won't go back. Ecology is now mainstream and people obviously believe what politicians tell them. The current vogue to n...
by Elmer J Fudd
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Adventure bike options?
Replies: 47
Views: 1746

Re: Adventure bike options?

You might get on with a Triumph Tiger, there is a new version coming out, so prices of older ones will be dropping soon.
by Elmer J Fudd
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Panniers or Topbox? Or May be both?
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Panniers or Topbox? Or May be both?

Panniers only, and maybe bungee a small bag onto the rear seat. I can never get on with a top box, quite literally! I keep kicking them when getting on and off the bike and nearly falling over, whereas with panniers I can swing over the top. Even tried the Hong Kong Phooey, leg up and attack from th...
by Elmer J Fudd
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 44
Views: 2293

Re: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?

I've had few smaller Soft Road bikes. G650GS, F650GS, Transalp 700 and Tiger 800. All good and not so good in their own way. The Tiger was the best (probably as it was the newest), but I came to realise that keeping a bike like that just to go on a gravel path two or three times a year was a bit nut...
by Elmer J Fudd
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: zumo 595lm and maybe other zumo 345 etc custom gpx routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: zumo 595lm and maybe other zumo 345 etc custom gpx routes?

Why oh why did garmin fuck up a perfectly good system off the 660..if it ain't broke don't mess.. This is a trend started by Microsoft, then followed by everyone else, just to make sure you keep upgrading and spending money. Windows, 3.1 95, 97, ME, 7, 8, 10 (Word / Excel etc too) and probably more...
by Elmer J Fudd
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Good kit for teenage pillion ?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Good kit for teenage pillion ?

There should be lots of motocross kit out there for the smaller frame, which should give the protection (and could be sold on once too small), maybe one trip only wear waterproofs over the top?
by Elmer J Fudd
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Bennets ok
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Bennets ok

Maybe, who knows, so many different factors and configurations on an individual basis to be able to tell. The Fully Comp figure (for me) would be high. On the basis of only a fiver more than last year, then yes, that would be OK. I have just spent about an hour on the phone with CN trying to swap my...
by Elmer J Fudd
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: France recommendations ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1933

Re: France recommendations ?

Looking at a few of the replies, you will get the sense that France is a country where you don't just go once, but need to go back again a few times to get any kind of idea what there is to see. Everyone says stick to the D roads, but don't be afraid of using a motorway to get some distance when nee...
by Elmer J Fudd
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: 2014/15 Tiger XCX 800
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: 2014/15 Tiger XCX 800

Hi, I had a Tiger 800 XRT for a couple of years and did a few trips around europe on it. This year down to Italy and over the St Bernard pass, before meandering around Switzerland and france. Ultimately I became seduced by the new BMW R1250RS (NOT GS), so it is away. A good bike, but for me not a ke...

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