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by Mike Wright
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Sri Lanka
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Sri Lanka

In 2001 I spent 3 months out there and hired a XR250 for about £4 for 22hrs so hired it for about 5 days. Bought a local map and headed off from Welligamma to Kandy via the mountains up to Nuwara Eliya following tracks and minor roads, in fact mostly off road. You can ride anywhere you like so I rod...
by Mike Wright
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: winter warmer
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: winter warmer

Will be there Fri night after driving up from work. Looking forward to it I reckon it will be a good laugh
by Mike Wright
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 70
Views: 5031

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

Could not care less about the image. I have a 2010 1200GSA (TC). Had a R1100GS before. The 1200 is just a brilliant all round bike, great engine with a great note from the standard exhaust & all day comfort. You only notice the weight/bulk of it when you have to move it around (parking/turning etc)...
by Mike Wright
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: New bike to me anyway
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: New bike to me anyway

Great bike - hope you enjoy it Im on my third GS and still really think they work well for what I do
by Mike Wright
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Exhaust querys
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Exhaust querys

by Mike Wright
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Riding in mud!
Replies: 27
Views: 1800

Re: Riding in mud!

For me its having the right tyres, bike and mental attitude as sometimes its easy to get into the mud but not so easy to get out. The AT is a big heavy bike in the mud so momentum is your friend if you have suitable tyres to get traction when you need it. Of course the right tyres can mean a terribl...
by Mike Wright
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Triumph to BMW, new GS owner
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: Triumph to BMW, new GS owner

Great bikes Im on my 3rd one as they have evolved. Does everything well and a really nice ride eating up the miles in comfort when needed plus they shift when needed. One tip is too keep an eye on the spokes ensuring they are tight as there was an issue with them although it may have been solved on ...
by Mike Wright
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: YULE TIDE RALLY update on charity donation
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: YULE TIDE RALLY update on charity donation

Well done John it was good to see everyone and some laughs at the same time. Thanks for the coffee and Burger!
by Mike Wright
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 73
Views: 8603

Re: not a proper adventure bike

I ride a BMW GSA and never take it off road as for me its really a road bike and does the touring thing perfectly with all my gear. An adventure is anywhere you like and I have travelled a fair bit for quite a few years in different countries. The most remote over the mountains during the civil war ...
by Mike Wright
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: camping kettle?
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: camping kettle?

The defusers work really well in windy weather and also saves Gas. I have a Primus stove and Jet boil which uses the same principles

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