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by economix
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Best touring bike up to 3k
Replies: 84
Views: 9945

Re: Best touring bike up to 3k

Having had both the XL700 and the Vara I agree with 'Transeuro' the Vara is wonderfully comfortable for long distance. Even with the standard screen, eats motorways. Very little windblast & with a touring screen you could take your shirt off. I'm 6ft and had to take the touring screen off as its too...
by economix
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Best touring bike up to 3k
Replies: 84
Views: 9945

Re: Best touring bike up to 3k

+1 for the Varadero but very top heavy and you will drop it fully loaded unless you have thighs like Arnie or are very careful as to where you stop it. Killed mine last year(and nearly myself), same as you I'm looking for a new mount. Have narrowed it down to a CBF1000 which a mate owns and I know t...
by economix
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Dragon Rally Tickets available now
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Dragon Rally Tickets available now

Hi Folks Due to problems at work I cannot go to the Dragon Rally next week. The two tickets my mate and I have for the Rally next Friday, are available at face value . First come first served and I will get them in the post tomorrow. Reply to this post if interested, I will accept payment by paypal....
by economix
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: ABR Salisbury Plain Rally 15th - 17th August 2014
Topic: ABR Forum Salisbury Plain Rally 15th - 17th August 2014 *Sign Up Thread* **Direction pics page 21"
Replies: 347
Views: 51139

Re: ABR Forum Salisbury Plain Rally 15th - 17th August 2014 *Sign Up Thread* **Now with address**

Hi Mike, can you confirm whether you have Andy H and myself down for ride 2?
As per my last post. Cheers, Rich
by economix
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Heide,Heide now (K60s)
Replies: 175
Views: 29179

Re: Heide,Heide now (K60s)

Thanks for the advice Guys, looks like K60's are cheaper as well, so they are top of the list. If I read the thread correctly I shouldn't have the issue with the central banding as the size of tyre for my wheels come ' band free'. ;)
by economix
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Heide,Heide now (K60s)
Replies: 175
Views: 29179

Re: Heide,Heide now (K60s)

Cheers Rick, will look at Mitas and K60's. Will let my mate give me a verdict on his K60's first.
by economix
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Heide,Heide now (K60s)
Replies: 175
Views: 29179

Re: Heide,Heide now (K60s)

I have read the thread but just wondered what the best compromise was. I appreciate Tourances are for dry trails only (Not quite road tyres :) ) However the Mitas tyres you prefer probably won't give much in the way of longevity. Will be doing mostly road riding.
by economix
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Heide,Heide now (K60s)
Replies: 175
Views: 29179

Re: Heide,Heide now (K60s)

I need to change to dual sport on my XL700 shortly, I was thinking of going for the old tried and tested Metz Tourances. have some trails in Mid Wales planned for April during the 'Taffy Dakar', nothing technical I'm sure. My mate has K60's on his KTM 990Adv but still hasn't had the opp to use them ...
by economix
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: ABR Midlands Rally Stratford upon Avon 17th - 19th Aug 2012
Topic: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug
Replies: 295
Views: 42376

Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Hi Alun

Myself and AndyH will not be able to attend, he can't get away from work and I can't get away from the wife...... :pinch: and one of my offspring paying an unnanounced visit :angry: this weekend. Hope to try and make the cold one on Exmoor later in the year.

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