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by mark vb
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

You want a bike for road use only. Why not choose a proper road bike? Oh, I almost forgot, the CRF1000 is a road bike dressed up to look like an off-road bike but with a 21" front wheel to compromise it's on-road handling credentials!
by mark vb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 68
Views: 3339

Re: not a proper adventure bike

The whole 'adventure bike/rider' thing is IMO utter nonsense, a phrase coined by a number of commercial interests to suck a number of gullible folks into spending money so they can justify that they belong to the biking 'category' they think they have to fit into!
by mark vb
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 68
Views: 3339

Re: not a proper adventure bike

That's interesting, I don't recall CZ selling a 350 in UK. Maybe it was bored-out version of the barrels used in the 250? I do, however, well remember that Jawa had a 350 twin sold under the Jawa/CZ banner at the time. I believe that that Jawa still currently make a 2-stroke 350 twin, which can be b...
by mark vb
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 68
Views: 3339

Re: not a proper adventure bike

I wonder if there are any pics of Jeremy Corbyn and Dianne Abbott riding to East Germany on a CZ? That must have been an adventure...and enough to put any sane person off socialism for life. But there's nowt as queer as folk, as they used to say in Yorkshire. You know, I've often wondered what moto...
by mark vb
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: North America, First and Second.
Replies: 332
Views: 24698

Re: North America, First and Second.

Well, that's the only part of your entire trip where I can say 'done all that'.... Empire State, Central Park, Station etc. ! So definitely preferred reading the preceding 99%! And our credit card did take a bit of a hit at Tiffany's. But, all in all, NY was great fun and is surely a great way to en...
by mark vb
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: North America, First and Second.
Replies: 332
Views: 24698

Re: North America, First and Second.

As DavidS's comments above.....excepting that I haven't done N America apart from a week in New York, that is. Following your very readable trip reports has now got the old travel juices flowing for that part of the world ☺
by mark vb
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Pat and Ness Garrod talk at Beaulieu, Friday 6th December
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Pat and Ness Garrod talk at Beaulieu, Friday 6th December

Bearback is certainly a great read. Read it a few yrs ago so time to read it again ☺ I quite fancy going to Beaulieu for this and browsing their wonderful collection of vehicles.
by mark vb
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?
Replies: 81
Views: 10482

Re: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?

Tramp wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Your just gloating mark..... Now get it dirty
All in good time! I will take it across the field where I live once the pumpkins have been harvested for Halloween!
by mark vb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?
Replies: 81
Views: 10482

Re: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?

Collected it this pm. Far too early to comment on it in any detail albeit the motor seems extremely smooth and responsive, and the riding position is good for me. A nice, quaint touch is the gear position indicator - the last bike I had with this mod con was a Suzuki GT380 around 40 yrs ago ☺ Edit ...
by mark vb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?
Replies: 81
Views: 10482

Re: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?

Collected it this pm. Far too early to comment on it in any detail albeit the motor seems extremely smooth and responsive, and the riding position is good for me. A nice, quaint touch is the gear position indicator - the last bike I had with this mod con was a Suzuki GT380 around 40 yrs ago ☺ Edit -...

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