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by Slowboy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 1792

Re: Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?

Used, two of them because they're not made any more, being over 30 years old, and my CRF250 Rally as an ex demo as I got £900 off for 400 used miles.

And I'm poor and tighter that tight thing :D
by Slowboy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda CRF250 Rally – best mods / upgrades
Replies: 83
Views: 5950

Re: Honda CRF250 Rally – best mods / upgrades

That's lucky it's stainless then 8-)
by Slowboy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: ABR Festival 2019
Topic: ABR Festival 2019 - Who's Going
Replies: 108
Views: 6980

Re: ABR Festival 2019 - Who's Going

Enjoyed it last year, looking forward to this one. Motoring up from Devon on Friday morning.
Top weekends fun.
by Slowboy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Do-it-all (adv) tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 2287

Re: Do-it-all (adv) tyres

Heidenau K60s for me. My riding is a mixture of mostly road and some hard pack gravel and forest type tracks on a CRF 250 Rally. Got about 8000 miles out of the rear and the fronts still going strong at 10,000 miles. For me they've got good on road grip, wet or dry, work well on the type tracks I de...
by Slowboy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Refused fuel..!!
Replies: 55
Views: 7188

Re: Refused fuel..!!

Take your helmet off, smile sweetly and carry on. Life has other problems more worthy of concern than this. Just my view of course.
by Slowboy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 199
Views: 17492

Re: The next step....

Had a focus thron speed for four years now and absolutely love it. It's carried me all over near where I live and has a range of over 100 miles in the right conditions (down here in south Devon it's about 45 to 50 miles, but we have blooming big hills! Cycling the Nantes-Brest canal a few years ago ...
by Slowboy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 5538

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

That looks really nice Minky. It’s strange that the rally is taller than the L but according to cycle ergonomics the knee and hip angles are greater on the L ! Very strange, the suspension travels about an inch longer at both ends, hence the seat height, but the seat and pegs have the same relation...
by Slowboy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 5538

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

The CFR Rally looks like a nice package for under £5000 but how substantial are the plastics that are covering the engine ? The only reason to buy a CRF is if you are going off road (much better road bikes for that money if taking into account very low miles nearly new bikes) and those nice shiny p...
by Slowboy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 5538

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

Sounds great Slowboy.... I am edging toward the rally I think... Your trips this year sound ace too. What do you find a reasonable cruising speed fully loaded, and what kind of distance (on road) do you make on a decent day? Totally with you on the "if you drop it, need confidence about picking up"...
by Slowboy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 5538

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

Crf 250 Rally for me (6'1" 13.0 stone). It carried me up the length of France last year, and all over the place in the UK last year, with around 11,500 miles in total. This year it's off to Germany for a fortnight in June (dambuster tour and Black Forest) and over to the Dolomites via Switzerland an...

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