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by Spike941
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Lord protect us from Motorcycle News specials (Adventure Bike of the Year, 19 March 2014)
Replies: 71
Views: 11034

Re: Lord protect us from Motorcycle News specials (Adventure Bike of the Year, 19 March 2014)

Won't be long before the Explorer is out selling the GS1200 then. Just need to treble their sales, and more. Well I did my bit.
by Spike941
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Has anyone used the LD Lines ferry to Spain?
Replies: 48
Views: 5547

Re: Has anyone used the LD Lines ferry to Spain?

I guess I must be real lucky. I've crossed the Bay of Biscay some dozen or more times, even in December, and always with Brittany Ferries, and always had a smooth crossing. I've crossed on three different ships over the years, and yes the Pont Aven is best. I'm not a sailor and certainly don't have ...
by Spike941
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Lord protect us from Motorcycle News specials (Adventure Bike of the Year, 19 March 2014)
Replies: 71
Views: 11034

Re: Lord protect us from Motorcycle News specials (Adventure Bike of the Year, 19 March 2014)

Must agree with 2WT on that one. Does anyone have any idea what the percentage of these big adventure bikes actually see any off-road action? I'm guessing 90 percent, probably more, will spend their entire lives on tarmac. So why manufacture or even test them for that small minority who will probabl...
by Spike941
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: For the Harley fans
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: For the Harley fans

A nice hard tail Panhead if I'm not mistaken.
by Spike941
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What daily mileage is realistic to plan to do touring France, Germany Switzerland etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 3052

Re: What daily mileage is realistic to plan to do touring France, Germany Switzerland etc.

Old Geezer, what's the rush? We hate motorways, they have their uses, but bike trips are to be enjoyed. I've done many a european trip and avoid motorways and duel carriageways like the plague. Morning coffees, pleasant lunches, afternoon teas and a bit of sight seeing. That's what it's all about. I...
by Spike941
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Santander to Le Havre via Pyrenees
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Santander to Le Havre via Pyrenees

Hi Brownola,
You planning on fast roads or twisties? I'd say Fordy's route, although a good one, is more of a sports bike route. If you want twisties, then traversing the Pyrenees on the D918 is a must. It takes in all the high cols and is absolutely stunning. Let me know if you want more info.
by Spike941
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: ABR MAGAZINE
Topic: where is issue 21?
Replies: 68
Views: 9272

Re: where is issue 21?

Don't tell me what happens in the end, coz my mate's not bringing mine over to Spain for another couple of weeks!
by Spike941
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Controversy alert, BMW may not be most popular !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Re: Controversy alert, BMW may not be most popular !!!

No one contacted me about how I rated my 2013 Explorer! But saying that, I would give it 10 out of 10 in all categories. Performance Triumph in Cheltenham could not have been more helpful in every aspect of my trade-in and purchase, doing great deals on extras, fitted at no cost and arranging collec...
by Spike941
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: BIKES - How much £, is too much?
Replies: 86
Views: 9616

Re: BIKES - How much £, is too much?

The Explorer came with a free time piece, so there you have it. Save 2 grand already.
by Spike941
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Analyzing Other Bikers.
Replies: 30
Views: 2579

Re: Analyzing Other Bikers.

Of course we all tend to gravitate towards our own, assuming we have a similar interest. We ride and dress for a reason and assume others do the same. But being bikers, unlike drivers unless you have a similar marque, we have that common connection and we all have the ability to admire, and to ridic...

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