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by mark vb
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Easy Rider
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Easy Rider

Biking is what many of us have done for years, remember way back when we called it touring or trail riding. Adventure biking is just a marketing monicker to sell us way more stuff than we used to need to go twice as far as we do now :D Whatever we call it, I'll keep on keeping on until I can't. I q...
by mark vb
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 8333
Views: 886944

Re: A photo you took, today

Well, yesterday actually.
by mark vb
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Adventure bike options?
Replies: 47
Views: 1589

Re: Adventure bike options?

To assess the 660Z's durability & robustness, have a look at Spencer Conway's website/blog... the bike has circumnavigated Africa & S. America and now Central America, and has done a phenomenal mileage. Contact him with any queries, he's very approachable. As said, the Z is a durable jack of all tra...
by mark vb
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 470
Views: 71878

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Took delivery of a new but temporary set of wheels - whilst in India it seems rude not to ride an Enfield!
Sort of reminds me of my old SR500.
by mark vb
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Two-stroke revival?
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Two-stroke revival?

The one bike I wish I had of kept was my 1976 2 stroke Suzuki GT500. I did love that bike. AD51815B-BA4E-4E51-8A89-3049C328E0C1.jpeg Me too - what a great day it was collecting my spanking new , red GT500A from Heron Suzuki in July '77 for the OTR price of £666! Possibly my favourite bike ever.
by mark vb
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 44
Views: 2188

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

First, we’ll need to choose our own definition of Adventure. It absolutely isn’t too big to be ridden off road. It may be too big to take through deep mud and sand but it’s fabulous and weightless on gravel and any compacted surface. Choose your route. What’s more it can take you and your gear all ...
by mark vb
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Corsica & Sardinia Motorcycle Tour from the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Corsica & Sardinia Motorcycle Tour from the UK

I had the basic (naked) K100....the RS & RT versions were, if I recall correctly, getting on for £1000 more, which in 1985 was quite a lot of dosh when starting out on a career/property ladder. So I made do with a BMW screen, plus the Krauser panniers from my previous bike, a Honda CB750. I still ha...
by mark vb
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Corsica & Sardinia Motorcycle Tour from the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Corsica & Sardinia Motorcycle Tour from the UK

Corsica, a lovely island and great for biking. Was last there in 1985 on a new K100. Our lids were nicked from our tent porch one night whilst we slept. We had to ride lidless 50 miles or so from Bonifacio to Ajaccio to buy new ones. Got stopped by a m/c gendarme en-route but only because he was int...
by mark vb
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda NC 700 opinions??
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Honda NC 700 opinions??

I too had a 700X when they first came on the market. It was brilliant for my commute - quite comfy, very economic & reliable etc. It also handled reasonably well. What mainly made me get rid of it was doing a tour to Spain & Portugal. After more lengthy rides I found the riding position was not idea...
by mark vb
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda NC 700 opinions??
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Honda NC 700 opinions??

I too had a 700X when they first came on the market. It was brilliant for my commute - quite comfy, very economic & reliable etc. It also handled reasonably well. What mainly made me get rid of it was doing a tour to Spain & Portugal. After more lengthy rides I found the riding position was not idea...

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