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by onslowe
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tracer 700 - advice
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Yamaha Tracer 700 - advice

I have the XSR700, same engine, and thoroughly recommend it. Suspension is a bit budget but other than that it is a superb package, the engine is a peach and been around a while without any major issues. The only decent alternative for similar money would be the Kawasaki Versys, my previous bike and...
by onslowe
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 Coronavirus
Replies: 302
Views: 11685

Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Must be a popular pastime, next door to my workmates was the same, seemed like a lovely Chinese family but wrecked the place with holes in ceiling and huge bills to sort out, it was in a nice respectable area as well. Also a large town centre building that we sometimes have to visit to repair intern...
by onslowe
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?
Replies: 81
Views: 20199

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: 5740

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: 4252

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: 8726

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: 1197

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: 32167

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: 2664

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: 6926

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...

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