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by Slowboy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Dolomites
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Dolomites

Our route was Via the tunnel to Lens for overnight stop in the "B&B hotel" highly recommended. Lens to Ribeauville for campsite in the town. It's near Colmar. (The rest of the trip we were camping) Ribeauville to Friedrichshafen on Lake Konstanz. Fiedrichshafen to Pozza Di Fassa in the Dolomites. Lo...
by Slowboy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Dolomites
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Dolomites

Same way we went last September. It's pretty spectacular isn't it.

The cafe at the motorcycle museum was pretty good too.

And my CRF 250 Rally wears the sticker with pride...... :D
by Slowboy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Easy Rider
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Easy Rider

Biking is what many of us have done for years, remember way back when we called it touring or trail riding. Adventure biking is just a marketing monicker to sell us way more stuff than we used to need to go twice as far as we do now
:D
Whatever we call it, I'll keep on keeping on until I can't.
by Slowboy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 571
Views: 60832

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Similar to you Godspeed, I've downsized to a CRF250 Rally (my big tourer), my C125 (the grand tourer) and my C90 (classic tourer) and I know I can travel far and enjoy it on any one of them.
Two of them, the Rally and the C90 have already done some big trips.
by Slowboy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 571
Views: 60832

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

I was thinking about the C125 as well but it only has a 3.7 litre tank whereas the Monkey has 5.6 litres giving a range of 180 miles. That’s much more reasonable for long distance travel. Though on the negative side it really is quite tiny. I’m 5’7” and it looks small even with me on it 😂 D28DF2C6-...
by Slowboy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 571
Views: 60832

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Very nice Slowboy, health to enjoy, which model and engine size is this? I'm guessing a Honda 125cc? Great your out and about enjoying it..! Looking forward to more photo's and ride reports... Peter Thanks Peter, it a new Super Cub 125. I have a few trips planned for it this year, once the running ...
by Slowboy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 571
Views: 60832

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Well on the way to getting the grand tourer run in now, at just over 250 miles.

It's already loosening up nicely.

Today, somewhere on Dartmoor
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by Slowboy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Petrol: supermarket vs shell etc
Replies: 38
Views: 3178

Re: Petrol: supermarket vs shell etc

No, All my bikes have run fine on supermarket fuel and fuel from garages, all over the UK and Europe. Even my old Norton Dominator 99 (while I still had it) used to run fine on supermarket fuel. My CRF250 Rally has done just under 20,000 miles on mainly supermarket fuel (so I'm a tightwad😉) and it's...
by Slowboy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 70
Views: 5066

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

To answer the question directly; 1. Weight. The latest is nearly twice the weight of my CRF250 Rally (itself not a lightweight) 2. Price. Nearly 3x the cost of a CB500X. It's not three times better. 3. Cost of ownership. 4. BMW's reliability record. I know they're not all bad, but when they get a bi...
by Slowboy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 571
Views: 60832

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

So any one fancy a small bike weekend (say 250 or less) next year. Happy to organise something (I'll put it in the right place if there's some interest). While I live in south Devon (near Kingsbridge), which would make a cracking venue, it might be better if it was more central. Any thoughts/opinions?

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