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by ChasF
Fri May 20, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Solo bikers touring
Replies: 76
Views: 8459

Re: Solo bikers touring

Don't take this the wrong way, I understand where you are coming from, but at the same time I would now feel uncomfortable staying with you. It's not that these questions shouldn't be asked, but the way that you ask them on a forum for bikers says to me that you should review why you run a B&B and ...
by ChasF
Fri May 20, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Solo bikers touring
Replies: 76
Views: 8459

Solo bikers touring

We run a little B&B here in France. It's very much a part time business which we run alongside our holiday lets and other business committments. The B&B is open all year but we do insist upon pre-booking. Most of our guests are holidaymakers or people coming to visit family locally who haven't got s...
by ChasF
Sat May 14, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: wud you buy a demo bike
Replies: 15
Views: 3976

Re: wud you buy a demo bike

I wouldn't have bought the KTM 690 I test rode at the dealers. It only had 400kms on it went well enough but I, for one, gave it a thorough test and then bought a new (0 km) one.
by ChasF
Tue May 10, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: New girl from Leamington!!
Replies: 105
Views: 10963

Re: New girl from Leamington!!

Hullo......:kiss: Down boy!! Alicia, welcome to the forum, a very friendly place as I'm sure you've noticed - as "Adventure Riders" we know just about everything there is to know about all aspects of motorcycling (collectively) but the one thing we can't claim to know anything about is getting your...
by ChasF
Wed May 04, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If you like your adventures to be lightweight......
Replies: 14
Views: 3698

Re: If you like your adventures to be lightweight......

KTM should make one or some of these models with all the lightweight stuff but a detuned engine with extended service intervals and no added luxuries (instruments, screens etc.) which only add weight. Yamaha made the WR250R but it weighed a lot more than the F which spoiled it. I think there is a ni...
by ChasF
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Can I ride on a beach?
Replies: 22
Views: 8116

Re: Can I ride on a beach?

All I know is that it is strictly against the law here in France and strongly enforced. I had always assumed that it was the same situation in the UK.

Entering the Weston-s-mare beach race will probably satisfy the urge
by ChasF
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: the first adventure bike
Replies: 18
Views: 5291

Re: the first adventure bike

Mark1961 wrote:I think this was the first adventure bike?
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Yes but no. It's a hard choice but I had a XT500 and it was terrible on the road. I've still got the R80G/S and it's a good all rounder - which, is probably what an 'adventure' bike is all about
by ChasF
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Trail riding abuse!
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Trail riding abuse!

If the sidestand is the problem fit a stronger spring.
by ChasF
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: What Do You Look For In An Adventure Bike?
Replies: 36
Views: 5909

Re: What Do You Look For In An Adventure Bike?

Well here's a thing, I didn't know I had an 'Adventure Bike' until someone (in marketing?) coined the phrase, when I bought my GS ten years ago, it was described as a 'Large Trailie':blink: I've had mine for 20 years and the adventure bit only happened about 6-7 years ago - amazing how it's caught ...
by ChasF
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: What Do You Look For In An Adventure Bike?
Replies: 36
Views: 5909

Re: What Do You Look For In An Adventure Bike?

jonny955 wrote:
Paul Neate wrote: I look for the following in my 'Main' adventure bike
1. Reliability & spares availability
2. Comfort 2-up
3. Tank range/economy
4. Grin factor
5. Easy owner-servicing
6. Off-road ability (very subjective, that one!)
7. Luggage
Sums up my R100GS nicely

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