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by Lee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: XTZ Qs
Replies: 17
Views: 2687

Re: XTZ Qs

Most likely the reg/rec fault that a few XTZ's have suffered from – the connectors inside plug on top of the reg/rec corrodes. Yamaha warranty fix in the past has been to replace loom and reg/rec. If it were mine and it's out of warranty, I'd probably replace the reg/rec with a more reliable one, an...
by Lee
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: I always slow down for horses, but should we?.
Replies: 53
Views: 5848

Re: I always slow down for horses, but should we?.

I've always slowed down for horses, be it on motor or mountain bike – courtesy and common sense doesn't cost anything. Of course the common sense aspect applies both ways and I was taken by surprise on Saturday on the Taunton to Minehead road. If any of you know it, you'll know how fast traffic trav...
by Lee
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: UK to Bologna via Alps – Which route???
Replies: 3
Views: 819

UK to Bologna via Alps – Which route???

Next year's summer bike trip is going to be a trip to Italy so a friend and life-long Ducatista can undertake his right of passage and finally visit the factory in Bologna. Clearly this requires us to cross the Alps at some point, and I've no intention of using the tunnels and motorways if it can be...
by Lee
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: honda nc 700x check it out
Replies: 32
Views: 23303

Re: honda nc 700x check it out

I took the NC 700X out for a spin a few weeks back as I was considering it as replacement for my Tenere. Have to say that coming at it from a thumper probably helps with acceptance as we're already used to an engine that only revs up to that kind of range (the XTZ does go to 7K but I've always felt ...
by Lee
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: what bikes do you think are a work of art. for me the triumph hurricane.
Replies: 69
Views: 12769

Re: what bikes do you think are a work of art. for me the triumph hurricane.

Predictable, I know. Has to be the Ducati 916. The only sports bike I covet.
by Lee
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Tenere handguards
Replies: 17
Views: 5368

Re: Tenere handguards

Go with Bark busters mate – but if, like me, you still feel there are too many vibes getting through (the barkbusters weights aren't as heavy as the stock Ten weights) then do what I did and drill, and tap the ends of the existing weights to take an 8mm bolt. Worked like a charm
by Lee
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What were you riding 10 years ago?
Replies: 75
Views: 14022

Re: What were you riding 10 years ago?

10 years ago my two-wheeled fun involved far more effort
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Come to think of it, I'm still riding these today – just a bit slower, and seemingly with less skill (don't know how that happened, must be an age thing)
by Lee
Sun May 20, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: my coast to coast trip on my baby Varadero
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: my coast to coast trip on my baby Varadero

Nice route mate – 125cc or 1200cc makes no difference when the scenery is that spectacular. You need only look at the mileage on used bikes to realise what the average covered by many riders is. I find it insulting when bikers look down their noses at 125s and yet their own bikes have covered just 4...
by Lee
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: hello from somerset
Replies: 24
Views: 1901

Re: hello from somerset

And hello back from somerset – welcome to ABR
by Lee
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: WEBSITE AND FORUM STUFF
Topic: So when is a thread blatant advertising?
Replies: 77
Views: 5642

Re: So when is a thread blatant advertising?

Nathan and Sam are hardly likely to get rich over night from the sales of a few books to forum members, and if the money they generate allows them to travel and further document those travels then surely it is we travel-obsessed individuals that ultimately benefit from the enjoyment of reading about...

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