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by Slowboy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: CRF250 L thread
Replies: 914
Views: 106837

Re: CRF250 L thread

Can't fault my Rally, it's carried me very far away with a trip starting in the Picos and ending in Normandy last year and a trip to the Dolomites this year, as well as all the running about in the UK. Yes it's not fast, but it'll happily sit at 70 all day long (real 70, speedo 77) on standard geari...
by Slowboy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Soft Adventure panniers with strap fastners?
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: Soft Adventure panniers with strap fastners?

I use a pair of Moto Fizz panniers that I've had since I owned my Moto Guzzi 850 mk3 lemans, and I was only the second owner of the bike, so lets say early 90's. Still going strong after all these years and still looking good for what must be over 100,000 miles of touring in that time. These days th...
by Slowboy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda NC 700 opinions??
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Honda NC 700 opinions??

Well I'm 6'1" with 34" inseam (lanky beggar) and it was fine. Mine was an NC700X. The S is the same ergonomically, but the suspension is about an inch shorter, so easier to reach the ground for the shorter of leg.
They are just a good solid bike.
by Slowboy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda NC 700 opinions??
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Honda NC 700 opinions??

Had one for 4 years when they were new. Excellent as a comfortable do it all bike with low but enough power. Fitting a shad seat makes a big difference in you're a high miler though. Easy to maintain yourself and a reliable as a reliable thing. I am aware of at least one with over 200,000 miles on i...
by Slowboy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 235
Views: 22874

Re: The next step....

sven wrote: โ†‘
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:07 pm
.....Iโ€™m not sure why anyone would need Turbo mode.
I use it because I'm old and knackered bloke at 55 (arthritis in me back and knees from Rugby as a young 'un) and it really helps on the hills we have here in south Devon.
:D :D :lol:
by Slowboy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 235
Views: 22874

Re: The next step....

I will be sticking with the oe tyres/tubes atm .. but anyone tried these? https://www.evanscycles.com/vittoria-air-liner-tubeless-insert-medium-2-25-2-5-EV351815?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Paid%20Social&utm_campaign=JF_Evans_Dynamic%20Retargeting&utm_content=Dynamic%20Retargeting_Facebook%20%20...
by Slowboy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: The Stella Alpina
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: The Stella Alpina

Got this gorgeous route worked out, ferry is booked both ways.... I really want to take the monkey bike but it does depend if I can get all my gear on it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Of course you can, especially if you can get it on the C90๐Ÿ˜ My entire weekend camping kit, including my tent and "camp kitchen" fits in a 30l O...
by Slowboy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: BMW F850 GS.....Get rid of your current bike and order one.
Replies: 63
Views: 8754

Re: BMW F850 GS.....Get rid of your current bike and order one.

BUT why are they getting heavier and larger. That's what I think about all the adventure styled bikes, that's why over two years ago I bought a CRF250 Rally. Nearly 20,000 miles later, I'm happy it was the right decision. I just don't get big heavy "off road" bikes at all. Even my CRF is quite weig...
by Slowboy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Never gonna buy a honda again
Replies: 77
Views: 9658

Re: Never gonna buy a honda again

Why do you lot take dealer finance .... HP or PCP??? A bank loan is half the Apr generally and you can exactly what you want with the bike and do as many miles as you want Dunno why you lot fall for it [emoji43] Nice coffee? Many people fall for the '"it's only xx a month" without doing the maths D...
by Slowboy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 214
Views: 31824

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

That's the one.

Oh and by the way, your Monkey will be fine on the Fosse.

It was ok on the Baja 1000........

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