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by Farmer Palmer
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: BMW F800 GS Restricted
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: BMW F800 GS Restricted

Another vote for the Sertao here...........Its not a size thing either, I'm 6' 4" and run a 1200ADV but mostly use the Sertao for nipping around, back lane ability and general cheapness to run

Less is more with the 'littlest GS'

Having said that the F800GS is a cracking bike!
by Farmer Palmer
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Touring ~ Solo or in a Group?
Replies: 30
Views: 3429

Re: Touring ~ Solo or in a Group?

Mostly solo for me and I often meet folk out on the road.............Cycling or motorcycle touring I'm happy enough on my own but have often met folk and have ridden along with for a while! Riding mostly in Iceland early season or Europe at the end of October there aren't that many people touring at...
by Farmer Palmer
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Iceland

Fantastic.............Cycled 600 miles last month in the coldest spring weather for 37 years in Iceland and a good celebration for my tenth trip to The Land of Ice and fire. Headwinds were terrible and I was blown completely off the road at one point! Scenery was as amazing as ever but I still wish ...
by Farmer Palmer
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Landrover
Replies: 42
Views: 5001

Re: Landrover

Always had them on the farm...............Noisy, drafty, slow, leaks in the rain but they're tough as old boots and if you look after the chassis with loads of Waxoyl and old John Deere oil it'll last forever............My last 90 TD5 'Utility' was stolen and I replaced it with this which I took on ...
by Farmer Palmer
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: My bike with military vehicle
Replies: 107
Views: 15653

Re: My bike with military vehicle

Here's my old tank next to an old tank................
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by Farmer Palmer
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Scottish members
Replies: 50
Views: 4480

Re: Scottish members

Sunny Dunny which as you all know is Dunbar, East Lothian but I farm right on the Berwickshire border!
by Farmer Palmer
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tubeless Puncture Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Tubeless Puncture Repair

Stop n go for me too...........Even use it on the farm quadbike(a lot) I've used several wee 12v compressors over the years most of which have packed up eventually as I was using them to blow up my tractor trailer tyres. My most reliable pump has been a Michelin footpump which doesn't need electrici...
by Farmer Palmer
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Touring quads
Replies: 14
Views: 2802

Re: Touring quads

My Honda has a maximum speed of around 55mph but will cruise single track at around 45 no problem which is mostly fast enough for a single cylinder AG machine. I have the clunky 5-speed manual gearbox aswell whereas most of the biggere quats are semi automatic/cvt etc with electronic 4x4. On gravel ...
by Farmer Palmer
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Touring quads
Replies: 14
Views: 2802

Re: Touring quads

I use a road legal Honda 420 Fourtrax quadbike on the farm and I've toured with my friends Can-Am 800 in Iceland where they're just about the best tool for the job
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by Farmer Palmer
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: TKC 80 or Karoo3
Replies: 12
Views: 1867

Re: TKC 80 or Karoo3

TKC80's all the time on my 1200GSA for me...........Been using them on my bikes since 2002 with the odd pair of Tourances which I've changed very quickly! Getting over 5k miles out of a rear TKC80 as they wear down near the limit and seem to stay there a long time. The front does wear the back of th...

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