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by ChasF
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Trail riding abuse!
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Trail riding abuse!

A road bike will have taller gearing than a dirt bike but you should be in at least second gear for all but the steepest climbs or really technical trials type obstacles. the chain flapping about shouldn't be too much of a problem, better too slack than too tight but be careful as a road bike won't ...
by ChasF
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Long way round,yeah,right!
Replies: 63
Views: 6400

Re: Long way round,yeah,right!

I'm not a fan of the modern GS but have to say that for the LWR the 1150 adv was probably the better option compared to the KTM 640. The LWD was just a marketing exercise on behalf of BMW and the 1200GS sales figures show that it worked. Contentious comment: The BMW R1200GS put 'Adventure Motorcycli...
by ChasF
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Maps
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Re: Maps

I generally prefer maps but GPS is handy for track logging when off roading with inaccurate/incomplete maps and for finding street addresses in unfamiliar towns. Possibly useful for following someones track log. It all depends if it matters if you get lost or not. If I'm out trying to log a new off ...
by ChasF
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:54 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?

An adventure is defined as an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. I'm sure many of us have had 'adventures' whilst trying to work out what we're really looking for; many of mine I would'nt want to repeat (breaking down on a 35...
by ChasF
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:15 am
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?

Wouldn't it be nice if someone came up with a bike that truely avoided the need to run two bikes. I think that it will be the 650+ singles that will be developed to fill this role with the KTM 690 engine being the best available at the moment but it still doesn't quite cut it as a motorway mile munc...
by ChasF
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:25 am
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?

The perfect adventure bike is the top of the pyramid, down one side of the pyramid you have bikes with less and less adventure capability until you arrive at the bottom which is the full blown Gold Wing type tourer. On the opposite side you have bikes with less and less road going potential until at...
by ChasF
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: About GPS and GPS routes
Topic: What's your views about posting up green lanes and off road stuff?
Replies: 29
Views: 8275

Re: What's your views about posting up green lanes and off road stuff?

From an outsiders point of view (ex TRF member years ago ,I talk to a lot of Trail riders/TRF members who come riding here in France) TRF doesn't really cater for adventure riders on big bikes, they seem to think they are more akin to 4x4s. With the enduro riders the TRF has a 'pipe and slippers' im...
by ChasF
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: my bike in the mud
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: my bike in the mud

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If you think the bike's dirty you should've seen the rider (fell off in a big mud hole)
by ChasF
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: Bike with a Castle
Replies: 42
Views: 4662

Re: Bike with a Castle

A bit staged but not Photoshopped.

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by ChasF
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: How do you earn a crust?
Replies: 135
Views: 13777

Re: How do you earn a crust?

Qualified as an electronics engineer, worked in Military radio development then moved onto working for an oil exploration outfit (in electronics) in the Libyan desert. Got a really good job with Marconi/GEC travelling all over the world supporting a first generation television standards converter an...

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