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by onslowe
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?
Replies: 81
Views: 12472

Re: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?

I don't have the Tenere but I have an XSR700 and I would say the engine is a peach and unless you are 2 up with the kitchen sink on the rack I don't think you will be disappointed with the engine performance. More than enough for the real world and the 3rd / 4th gear grunt will keep you entertained ...
by onslowe
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query
Replies: 22
Views: 3580

Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

As none of the spec abbreviations match up I would stay well clear, it's cheap for a reason.
by onslowe
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: RST Adventure 2 waterproof boots
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: RST Adventure 2 waterproof boots

I have the Forma boots and they are really spacious and comfortable without needing wearing in. I need really wide boots due to arthritis and the Forma's fit the bill perfectly, there are boots with more protection but if comfort is a top priority give them a try, I doubt you will find better for th...
by onslowe
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Decent brands when talking lids, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

Re: Decent brands when talking lids, please.

Tried a Shark D-Skwal Dharkov but found it very uncomfortable and poor for visibility, also had a Shark EVO 3 flipfront, good quality but heavy, uncomfortable and very noisy. I ended up with a Nolan N87, very comfy and great visibility, a good helmet for the price, also recommend Caberg helmets, gre...
by onslowe
Thu May 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Crystallised Brake Fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Crystallised Brake Fluid

Normally it is required every 2 years and should not crystallise within that short period. I have only had it happen on "classic" bikes that have been stood for years and then only needed a pin stuck in the brake reservoir fluid "return" hole to fix the issue as that is where the problem is if the b...
by onslowe
Mon May 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: New Tenere 700
Replies: 126
Views: 24998

Re: New Tenere 700

That engine is brilliant in my XSR700 and well proven so there should be no worries in that department, loads of power and a flat torque curve, get a decent pipe on and they sound great as well.
by onslowe
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Himalayan Compass?????
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Himalayan Compass?????

The compass is a completely pointless addition to the dash and in general the look and quality of the instruments is like something from Toytown. It's a real shame RE dropped the ball in this respect as they have a decent bike spoilt by simple to avoid issues. There is no need for super complex mult...
by onslowe
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Flip-up helmet advice...
Replies: 13
Views: 5056

Re: Flip-up helmet advice...

I had the Shark Evo 3, over your budget when new, and I found it well built with clever flip mechanism but very uncomfortable , heavy and noisy so sold it after 200 miles use for £100. I would steer clear of flip ups due to the weight and noise alone, I ended up with a Nolan N87 which has a large ap...
by onslowe
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ritebike of Bradford?
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Ritebike of Bradford?

Mate of mine just got a nice bike from there, delivered as agreed and so far so good. A word of warning though, check if they have put that silicone tyre shine on the bike to make it look good on the photos. If they have then clean it off to avoid coming off at the 1st roundabout !!
by onslowe
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 1998 600 Transalp - Oily Rag Refurb
Replies: 29
Views: 2875

Re: 1998 600 Transalp - Oily Rag Refurb

Very tidy, great set of photos, well done.

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