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by jackdaw
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Morocco Overland - Chris Scott 2nd Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Morocco Overland - Chris Scott 2nd Edition

Classsic Route Guide £8 posted to UK
by jackdaw
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Chinese Tourances
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Chinese Tourances

My current front tyre is a Chinese Tourance. I've had several sets before this, but all German manufacture. This current tyre is now on an advisory on MOT having done fewer miles than the previous sets.
by jackdaw
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Varadero
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Varadero 1000 X-reg black 81k £500

To anyone put off by the milege can I point out that mine (99 model) is still running nicely with 142,000 miles on the clock.
by jackdaw
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: theth albania fablulous trail
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

Re: theth albania fablulous trail

Wow! Thanks for posting. Fantastic trail. Just goes to show that there's plenty out there for those who can 'think out of the box'
by jackdaw
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Rain and visors
Replies: 14
Views: 2593

Re: Rain and visors

Or you can hang your head out to the side of the screen and use the wind to clear it.
by jackdaw
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: getting old no idea how to ride a motorbike - could I go on adventure motorcycle trips
Replies: 32
Views: 3586

Re: getting old no idea how to ride a motorbike - could I go on adventure motorcycle trips

You haven't mentioned your level of fitness and agility. Can you still get your leg over? (literally) Adventure bikes tend to be rather tall. You can, of course haave a great time on a 'step-through' or a scoot.
by jackdaw
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Honda Varadero Cam Chain Tensioner
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: Honda Varadero Cam Chain Tensioner

I haven't changed mine yet. Maybe I'm lucky or maybe it was down to changing oil every 3--4k miles. Which, now I come to think of it is a bloody lot of oil. I should mention that my 99 SD01, which had 14,000 miles when I bought her, now has just shy of 141,000 miles. The valve clearances have never ...
by jackdaw
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Riding Around Sri Lanka
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Riding Around Sri Lanka

Many thanks Deelip. A fantastic trip with wonderful photos. Remindedd me of our tours in Sri Lanka, again courtesy of Sha Lanka. We also had a Dommie on the first trip and an XT on the second. http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/26-travel/125559-roadside-assistance-sri-lanka-style.html http://ww...
by jackdaw
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: varadero re - fresh
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: varadero re - fresh

Looking very good indeed. Have the suspension changes improved the handling?
by jackdaw
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Suzuki DR thread.
Replies: 2104
Views: 177848

Re: The Suzuki DR thread.

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Any thoughts or advice on this? Possibly buying to tour in Crete.
DR650RS 1997 29000 km.

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