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by nathanthepostman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: CUSTOM CLEARING A BIKE IN USA AND DOCUMENTS
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: CUSTOM CLEARING A BIKE IN USA AND DOCUMENTS

I would assume from the fact you're air freighting the bike in that you're using one of the bike shippers on this side of the pond. If that's the case then I would ask them. I know that there is a form that you MUST get stamped by customs at point of entry, otherwise it's a ballache to get the bike ...
by nathanthepostman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What are big Adventure bikes for?
Replies: 85
Views: 8343

Re: What are big Adventure bikes for?

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkU85K47jQA[/video] can't get it to embed. Bugger. Quick video from my recent Iceland trip. As a bike to ride up to Denmark on, explore the island and take a pillion for some of it I can't think of a better bike than a GS and others of a similar ilk, though obv...
by nathanthepostman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: cheap ferry to France, is it possible
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: cheap ferry to France, is it possible

Dfds has a bike offer on at the moment. Nice ferries as well. Just paid £60 return dover to calais which I didn't think was too bad
by nathanthepostman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: fatal flaw or sour grapes
Replies: 48
Views: 6119

Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

I think anyone who's been on the bmw off road skills course will attest they're very capable machines, or more so than most people give them credit for. But as you say, everything has a limit, and fully loaded and ridden hard there's bound to be issues eventually. But good point earlier about the br...
by nathanthepostman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: fatal flaw or sour grapes
Replies: 48
Views: 6119

Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

There's a picture on the advrider thread abut the subject of the front wheel that had about a foot long flat spot from an impact prior to the forks giving in. I think severe off road use is causing it. Though that's not to deny a 'problem'. Maybe it's the inevitably of asking a bike to be all thing...
by nathanthepostman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: fatal flaw or sour grapes
Replies: 48
Views: 6119

Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

There's a picture on the advrider thread abut the subject of the front wheel that had about a foot long flat spot from an impact prior to the forks giving in. I think severe off road use is causing it. Though that's not to deny a 'problem'. Maybe it's the inevitably of asking a bike to be all things...
by nathanthepostman
Wed May 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: New ADV bike from SWM
Replies: 315
Views: 40688

Re: New ADV bike from SWM

As I say, a dealer confirmed it. I'll contact swm in Italy and double check. If it's just a couple of litres of oil every 3000 miles it's not the end of the world. Anyone know what the Husqvarna TE610 intervals were?
... Just checked and they were 5000kay as well.
by nathanthepostman
Wed May 24, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: New ADV bike from SWM
Replies: 315
Views: 40688

Re: New ADV bike from SWM

It is 5000 kilometres intervals. A dealer confirmed it. Weight is contentious. I wrote 186 kilos dry in my copy, as that was the spec on the website. But it feels nowhere near a 200 kilo wet bike. If a CCM is a genuine 130kilo I'd say the SWM feels more like a 150-160 kilo bike. It's a bit like a GS...
by nathanthepostman
Wed May 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: New ADV bike from SWM
Replies: 315
Views: 40688

Re: New ADV bike from SWM

Yeah I'd agree with all that Minky. Service intervals do seem short. And agreed, once that £700 gets added for Euro 4 it's not going to be cheap, arguably too expensive. In terms of weight it doesn't feel anywhere near 180kilos. That's heavier than my Terra TR650 and it felt lighter than that. Tough...
by nathanthepostman
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: 20,000 km's on a CCM GP450
Replies: 29
Views: 4087

Re: 20,000 km's on a CCM GP450

Not forgetting the Dutch...
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