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by 92kk k100lt 193214
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

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

I love my old K bikes and happily take them on fire roads and lanes. They are very cheap to buy, they haven't let me down, parts are easy to come by and despite an interesting reputation there is always someone who can fix them. Varying 90-100 bhp which is more than adequate and hitting 253-290 kilo...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: France recommendations ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1860

Re: France recommendations ?

For a good few years, back in the 90s, my wife and I would have a month in France on our bikes for less than the cost of a 2 week package holiday. Everyone is different and likes different things but this it what we do if we’re on this kind of trip. Camping municipal, as many have suggested, but al...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Petrol: supermarket vs shell etc
Replies: 38
Views: 2240

Re: Petrol: supermarket vs shell etc

The way it seems to work in France is the regular 95 octane is 10% ethanol and 98 is 5% ethanol. My bikes do not like 10% ethanol and absolutely hates the stuff with 15% ethanol. As far as I can see the addition of ethanol reduces mileage so effectively you are 'burning' the ethanol for nothing and ...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:00 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 in...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Corsica & Sardinia Motorcycle Tour from the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Corsica & Sardinia Motorcycle Tour from the UK

Got an invite from a French friend whose grandfather was from Corsica. I didn't realise he still owns the home place on Corsica and he has suggested a trip there to look at some old motorbikes they still have in the 'grange'. Direct flight from Limoges too. He doesn't know much about the bikes other...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: 2020 ABR Ireland Rally - Sign Up Thread 8 - 10 May
Replies: 29
Views: 1701

Re: 2020 ABR Ireland Rally - Sign Up Thread 8 - 10 May

Heff

So far looks like Will Crean and myself will come along as its only an hour from his place!!

2 tents for us for Friday and Saturday night.

Eat in Friday/Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

Olaf
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Fuel probs France
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Fuel probs France

Cards are still an issue in France. I carry three and it seems quite random. The other thing that can happen is the automated fuel pumps can block off €150 for a week....on a bike 4 fuel stops in 3 days can leave you with €600 or more blocked off on a card until the transactions have washed through ...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: For amusement purposes only
Replies: 16
Views: 2989

Re: For amusement purposes only

I had a good read of this list and amazing how few items have dropped off the list. Most are still on it, some in a more modern format but still there. Many years back I made a checklist for camping with the kids. It was always useful as a last minute check to make sure things were not forgotten. I ...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Karoo 3's in the wet?
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: Karoo 3's in the wet?

my 'umble experience... We used to call Yokohamas 'whispering death'. Japanese OEM equipment tyres were actually dangerous back then...most people used to take them off and fit Avon Roadrunners or Dunlop TT100s. The disc brakes werent any better in the wet either, how did we survive! Youngs un's no...
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Cameras in France
Replies: 50
Views: 14896

Re: Cameras in France

Back last Wednesday from my second visit there this year. The simply love 'le moto' in every sense of the word and even better will always look out for you. Don't park in car spaces marked 'payant' and don't block car spaces....but they will always find you a space on a foot path or somewhere as lon...

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