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by onslowe
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: viewranger
Replies: 31
Views: 1470

Re: viewranger

Not used Viewranger but I use the Ordnance Survey subscription maps about £25 per year and all the maps for full UK available, have a quick look and a free trial on their website if you haven't already tried. I use them for walking but they can be used for cycling etc so suspect OK for all offroad a...
by onslowe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 9112
Views: 1096263

Re: A photo you took, today

Nice day for a trip to Reeth on the XSR, shame the Pubs are shut :(
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by onslowe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 Coronavirus
Replies: 1124
Views: 68398

Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

If only Jezza and Diane had been in charge.........
by onslowe
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Lomo 13 litre Adventure panniers
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Lomo 13 litre Adventure panniers

I have a set on my XSR700, they seem decent quality for the money and stay nice and secure but would be a faff to take off and on regularly. I think the back is more durable but they are fairly robust all round so unless off around the world of you crash a lot you would be ok, also my spare fuel con...
by onslowe
Sun May 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 140
Views: 8235

Re: Guilty Pleasures

I had an XT500 that was in great shape, the "look" is better than the riding experience. I found mine easy enough to kick start as long as you didn't faff around, just ease the piston into position then give it some welly with a well protected kick. The motor has plenty of vibey grunt and is ok up t...
by onslowe
Tue May 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Off-roaders on the beaches
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Off-roaders on the beaches

To start with I though the 2 Whitby bound bikers deserved what they got but the more I think about it I thought it was harsh. On a daily basis I see hundreds of people taking greater risks and potentially causing more hassle. Groups of cyclists hiding behind the exercise excuse but probably out for ...
by onslowe
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Yamaha Tracer 700 - advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

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: 1124
Views: 68398

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: 22959

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: 6730

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.

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