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by AndyB
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: ktm 390 adv ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3402

Re: ktm 390 adv ?

They might find the engine is a disappointment as well because I had a 390 Duke as a loan bike while mine was being serviced and next time I'd sit outside drinking coffee rather than waste my time with one of those again. My son had one, it was bloody quick....he's only 10 stone though. I'm closer ...
by AndyB
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Trends
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Trends

I suspect that a large part of the reason we see interesting reports written about rides on small capacity or older bikes is that so many people are doing similar rides on big capacity modern bikes that nobody cares? If I take my KTM and do a 5,000 mile trip around Eastern Europe sleeping under hedg...
by AndyB
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: ktm 390 adv ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3402

Re: ktm 390 adv ?

They might find the engine is a disappointment as well because I had a 390 Duke as a loan bike while mine was being serviced and next time I'd sit outside drinking coffee rather than waste my time with one of those again. My son had one, it was bloody quick....he's only 10 stone though. I'm closer ...
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: africa twin..should i get one
Replies: 34
Views: 4532

Re: africa twin..should i get one

robson wrote:
fraserdog wrote:No what he needs is an xt1200,far better than any KTM or GS. (thumbs)
no, he needs ducati multistrada 1200 enduro - far better then any yamaha, ktm or bmw. (thumbs)
Only if you don't give a toss about reliability.
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Look love it`s like this
Replies: 32
Views: 3278

Re: Look love it`s like this

bowber wrote:Err, who has only one bike these days? It's not the 1900s anymore.

Go on I dare you to try it :)

Steve
It's easy for the likes of you and me who have wives that ride bikes, others have to deal with the consequences of an incompatible wife every day of their lives.
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: africa twin..should i get one
Replies: 34
Views: 4532

Re: africa twin..should i get one

If I was looking for a bike around that capacity or slightly bigger I'd be booking a ride on a new 1090 KTM.
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Look love it`s like this
Replies: 32
Views: 3278

Re: Look love it`s like this

boboneleg wrote:Try to bikes in the same colour, my wife thinks they're all the same bike.
A friend of mine who lives in Spain blew £22,000 on a Ducati without his wife ever finding out because it was the same colour as his old one and he kept the same registration number :pinch:
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: ktm 390 adv ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3402

Re: ktm 390 adv ?

They might find the engine is a disappointment as well because I had a 390 Duke as a loan bike while mine was being serviced and next time I'd sit outside drinking coffee rather than waste my time with one of those again. My son had one, it was bloody quick....he's only 10 stone though. I'm closer ...
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: ktm 390 adv ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3402

Re: ktm 390 adv ?

They might find the engine is a disappointment as well because I had a 390 Duke as a loan bike while mine was being serviced and next time I'd sit outside drinking coffee rather than waste my time with one of those again.
by AndyB
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Look love it`s like this
Replies: 32
Views: 3278

Re: Look love it`s like this

I've got by for years on the principle that it's much easier to seek forgiveness than permission.

She'll come to terms with it eventually whereas asking in advance might never get a positive response.

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