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by Slowboy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 199
Views: 19736

Re: The next step....

Had a focus thron speed for four years now and absolutely love it. It's carried me all over near where I live and has a range of over 100 miles in the right conditions (down here in south Devon it's about 45 to 50 miles, but we have blooming big hills! Cycling the Nantes-Brest canal a few years ago ...
by Slowboy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 6688

Re: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions

That looks really nice Minky. It’s strange that the rally is taller than the L but according to cycle ergonomics the knee and hip angles are greater on the L ! Very strange, the suspension travels about an inch longer at both ends, hence the seat height, but the seat and pegs have the same relation...
by Slowboy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 6688

Re: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions

The CFR Rally looks like a nice package for under £5000 but how substantial are the plastics that are covering the engine ? The only reason to buy a CRF is if you are going off road (much better road bikes for that money if taking into account very low miles nearly new bikes) and those nice shiny p...
by Slowboy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 6688

Re: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions

Sounds great Slowboy.... I am edging toward the rally I think... Your trips this year sound ace too. What do you find a reasonable cruising speed fully loaded, and what kind of distance (on road) do you make on a decent day? Totally with you on the "if you drop it, need confidence about picking up"...
by Slowboy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions
Replies: 83
Views: 6688

Re: Solo touring and off road (e.g. tet), small ADV bike suggestions

Crf 250 Rally for me (6'1" 13.0 stone). It carried me up the length of France last year, and all over the place in the UK last year, with around 11,500 miles in total. This year it's off to Germany for a fortnight in June (dambuster tour and Black Forest) and over to the Dolomites via Switzerland an...
by Slowboy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Xt600 or Crf250 for Trans Pyrenees
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Xt600 or Crf250 for Trans Pyrenees

Thanks for the replies. I am definitely sold on the CRF. What suspension mods have been done? Has anyone just changed the rear shock spring? I've done no suspension mods on mine, but I am a relatively slim 85kg (6' tall). The word on the street is that the YSS shock is a great replacement for the s...
by Slowboy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Xt600 or Crf250 for Trans Pyrenees
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Xt600 or Crf250 for Trans Pyrenees

Did it last year on my CRF 250 Rally. No problems at all. Then rode up the length of France to Normandy. The bike performed absolutely fine over all terrains we encountered. I was travelling for 3 weeks, but don't take a lot of kit. Even if I had taken my camping gear, it would still have been fine....
by Slowboy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 458
Views: 56328

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Had a look at the link you supplied ... Polar Bonding ... What does that mean ? I'm only a professional Aerospace Engineer so have never heard of it before ... I think I can detect the smell of ... ... Marketing ...... 😁 ACF 50 works very well and is widely used in the aerospace industry. Definitel...
by Slowboy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 187
Views: 21713

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

You can’t cane the shit out of a small bike on fast A roads, overtaking everything on mountain roads, setting your own pace. You can’t ride for hundreds of miles of gravel at a time without damage to the smaller bike. You can’t accelerate up mountains in any gear, however laden You’re right, each p...
by Slowboy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Dream Riding Destination
Replies: 59
Views: 7178

Re: Dream Riding Destination

Italy, especially Dolomites, and Brittany with my French mates, always have a good run there.

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