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by ggp59
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Are 'friends' electric?
Replies: 61
Views: 17585

Re: Are 'friends' electric?

Just become a convert and got a Trek Powerfly FS 5 after years of moaning about them - mainly due being old and unfit, but then going out with people older and unfitter than me who had one that kept scorching off up steep hills without me :twisted: Only been out a few times but seem to have accident...
by ggp59
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Thoughts on Airoh Commander Adventure Helmet?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Thoughts on Airoh Commander Adventure Helmet?

I've had one for a few months now, and very happy with it I bought it to replace a tired feeling Shoei so a bit unfair, but it feels more 'right' and a nice quality feel with good positive visor mechanism and plush lining etc. The visor also big enough to give good peripheral vision. The vents are a...
by ggp59
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Tenere 700 wheels & tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Tenere 700 wheels & tyres

I'd go with the find a suitable tyre advice (e.g.. MT21's) and just get used to the inevitable (but nothing that can't be worked around) compromises. I spent a fraction of what this exercise would cost you on Talon wheels with mooses for my CRF250X and spend way too much time wishing I'd used the ot...
by ggp59
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 6481

Re: not a proper adventure bike

Maybe we all have a different idea of what an adventure is, so different ideas of what an adventure bike is? A kid up the road goes all over the UK for weeks at a time on a Chinese 125 scooter with a few bits crammed under the seat - but on paper that ain't no adventure bike I rode some TET in Portu...
by ggp59
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: SURVEY
Replies: 25
Views: 9827

Re: SURVEY

Would it be cynical to wonder if all they're doing with surveys like this is collecting the data to prove people interested in anything motorcycle related are a comparativly small a group, so don't justify any investment! If motorcyclists can't be bothered to keep the authorities informed they are ...
by ggp59
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: SURVEY
Replies: 25
Views: 9827

Re: SURVEY

Would it be cynical to wonder if all they're doing with surveys like this is collecting the data to prove people interested in anything motorcycle related are a comparativly small a group, so don't justify any investment!
by ggp59
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Brittany Ferries - anyone know what's going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Re: Brittany Ferries - anyone know what's going on?

We had a ferry cancelled and Brittany Ferries were very helpful. They refunded the difference between the 2 ferry costs and paid us our fuel from Santander to Caen. We actually got more back than it cost us for the original crossing . We were polite and just asked. Out of interest what bikes were y...
by ggp59
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Brittany Ferries - anyone know what's going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Re: Brittany Ferries - anyone know what's going on?

Scott_rider wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Blimey :shock: .
8-)
We all said something similar! :D :D
by ggp59
Thu May 30, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Brittany Ferries - anyone know what's going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Re: Brittany Ferries - anyone know what's going on?

Three of us were booked to travel from Santander to Plymouth on it last Monday after doing some TET in Spain and Portugal. It was only when we got in touch to try and change our crossing due to a (self inflicted) bike problem that we were told there wouldn't be any crossings for at least 2 weeks!! T...
by ggp59
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Royal Enfield Bullet trials
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Royal Enfield Bullet trials

After buying an Enfield Bullet buyers guide book by Peter Henshaw decided the Bullet 500 Electra X was the one for me. 500cc long stroke engine, a five speed gearbox with a left hand shift, a carb rather than fuel injection but a disc brake that looks a bit naff, but never mind...... Then read far t...

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