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by ChasF
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: HEROES
Topic: Escaped an African Desert by Turning His Broken-Down Car Into a Motorbike
Replies: 14
Views: 7115

Re: Escaped an African Desert by Turning His Broken-Down Car Into a Motorbike

halfpint wrote:I think you might find it was a load of bollocks made up for the paper .....
Sadly so. But just goes to show that if you set off in a car you'd have plenty of bits and two more wheels than you need to get you home.
by ChasF
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Whats happening to me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3990

Re: Whats happening to me ?

I used to think about my own mortalty based on the fact that I've only had a couple of minor bike accidents and they were 30 years ago so I must be heading for a big one. Then I noticed that once I was on the bike I never gave it another thought. Solution - ride the bike more.
by ChasF
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Whats happening to me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3990

Re: Whats happening to me ?

Way back I use to ride everywhere in jeans, leather jacket, decent boots (not bike boots), gloves and open face helmet. When I say everwhere I mean all over Europe, US and down to Cape Town. Progressively, I've been made to feel guilty about not being all fitted out with body armour etc. I do now us...
by ChasF
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: 42ltr or 58 ltr
Replies: 18
Views: 3524

Re: 42ltr or 58 ltr

I have a 52 litre Givi which I bought because it takes two lids. Rarely put the lids in it but it does take a lot of other crap.
by ChasF
Wed May 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Riding in France
Replies: 52
Views: 3663

Re: Riding in France

I had a couple of trail riders with me, when we got back to a road ( fairly major road) one of them decidided to tellme he had a puncture which he'd had for some time. We set about repairing it and a large group of Harleys went past - totally ignored us but every car thatpassed stopped and offered h...
by ChasF
Fri May 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Which bike for RTW?
Replies: 41
Views: 4899

Re: Which bike for RTW?

It all depends if it's about the trip or the transport. When the round the world motorway is finished then the 1200GS will be the ideal bike and 3 to 4 months will be a realistic schedule.
by ChasF
Thu May 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Which bike for RTW?
Replies: 41
Views: 4899

Re: Which bike for RTW?

As I said all the bikes listed are far too complicated for a rtw. There is of course some sense in everyone in the group being on the same model and many wouldn't been seen dead on the round the world circuit on anything less than a brand new beemer. I'm sure there are literally hundreds of travelle...
by ChasF
Thu May 18, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Which bike for RTW?
Replies: 41
Views: 4899

Re: Which bike for RTW?

All of which are too complicated . A simple 650 is a good option.
by ChasF
Wed May 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Bulgaria and back on a WR250R to join the ABC/BBS crew
Replies: 46
Views: 3029

Re: Bulgaria and back on a WR250R to join the ABC/BBS crew

Chris, you're an inspiration!
by ChasF
Tue May 16, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Riding in France
Replies: 52
Views: 3663

Re: Riding in France

Applying common sense to 'prioritie a droite' won't help :(

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