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by Bart1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Suspension query
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: Suspension query

I believe the 19 650 Vstrom still has damper rod forks with progressive springs fitted, my 06 Wee has. A better solution is to fit a set of "imitators" to mimic a cartridge fork.
There are loads of threads on and

Just Google

PD fork valves
by Bart1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?
Replies: 34
Views: 4172

Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

A Super Tenere could be an option, I bought a prereg one in has almost 12k miles on it now. The engine is super smooth and has lots of character.
by Bart1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Tracer 900 GT
Replies: 13
Views: 5382

Re: Tracer 900 GT

Versys 1000 ????
by Bart1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Topic: Cruise control on a bike - what are our thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 7934

Re: Cruise control on a bike - what are our thoughts?

I think it is one of those features that once tried you never look back. Bought a bike earlier this year with it (a S10) and really really like it, cc was not on my wish list but it will be in future. As said above, it is handy with average speed cameras and M/ways if not too busy, but it is also ju...
by Bart1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:29 am
Topic: Biker with Ear Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 9315

Re: Biker with Ear Problem

I too have similar problems to the OP and have different size ear canals. My current solution is to use different sizes of disposable plugs for each ear and also to apply a very small amount of antiseptic cream to the outer ear canal to act as lubrication to aid jokes please.. :lol:
by Bart1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 251
Views: 37781

Re: The next step....

Have also been looking at these ebikes and saw a mid drive kit on another forum and so converted my old Cannondale, it works really well..very pleased. Its a Bafang kit from these guys, only 250w but they do bigger ones
by Bart1
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Topic: Scotland to Portugal 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 7348

Re: Scotland to Portugal 2019

Re ferry costs to Spain, I would suggest to look at what it costs to ride down through France to include fuel, accommodation, wear on tyres/bike etc, ferry from UK to France as well. I've always found the difference to be relatively small and the ferry gives the benefit of arriving in Spain with a f...
by Bart1
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Topic: Winter Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: Winter Touring

Northern and central Spain can often be as cold as the UK in winter due to the altitude, but once through to the south its much better, the ferry is cheaper too, food for thought though.......
by Bart1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: africa twin
Replies: 28
Views: 5616

Re: africa twin

If it is just tubed tyres putting you off Rally Raid are doing a set of tubeless rims in 19/17" for the AT which would be great for road and light trail use
by Bart1
Fri May 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Topic: drz 400sm
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: drz 400sm

I have done it on an S model, it is a while ago now, a tight fit but worked OK.

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