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Just got a little adventure bike and this seems to be the place to be...

Post by Paul-F » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:48 pm

WK 400 Trail. I'm sure many of you will think I'm mad for buying a Chinese bike. You may very well be right.

But the size seemed just about right to me. I've just been out for my first blast (well, pootle really, it isn't very fast) and it was much fun. I love the upright riding position and the wide bars, although it does turn more slowly than my last bike - an old carb-model Fazer 600.

I'm in the south Cotswolds. After a bit of acclimatisation on country lanes I've got some gentle green laning planned. After that, who knows :)

I've signed up here because this site has already been very useful to me and I've barely scratched the surface. Looking forward to hanging around and getting involved.

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Post by ChrisCole » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 pm

Welcome from Devon, I think you will really enjoy mixing the green lanes with the tarmac

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Post by Benson-1215 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm

Welcome Paul sounds like you have a perfect machine for your needs.
And compared to Mad Chris on his C90 your are on a beast :shock:
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Post by Godspeed » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:54 pm

:lol:
Welcome from Mad Chris, lovely looking big bike that 👍
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Post by Mike Horton » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:40 pm

Most people really rave about the wk400 in sure you will have no issues just keep on top of the maintainance and enjoy

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Post by Paul-F » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:47 pm

Thanks all much appreciated! And I expected to to be laughed at for my choice of bike :)

Edit - I should point tho out it was the owners thread on this very forum that decided me to buy one.
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Post by Paul-F » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:48 pm

Benson-1215 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Mad Chris on his C90
Now that is seriously impressive! Although tbh it does look like his avatar photo might have tampered with, just a little...

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Post by diggermanbob » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:13 am

Hi Paul , nice looking bike , where abouts in the Cotswolds are you , I'm in Cotswolds near winchcombe !!

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Post by Paul-F » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:01 pm

I'm a bit south of you in Uley, a little south of Stroud - but we're still less than an hour from each other. A meet up for a ride over the summer would be very cool!

I've just been looking at this:

https://www.adventurebikerider.com/cots ... ery-route/

and we're both near to different parts of it - could be a plan?

Sundays are (inevitably) the best day for me, but I'm self employed and can be persuaded to skive off on weekdays sometimes... ;)

I'm sure there must be some nice green lanes we could explore too, although they would have to be very gentle ones for me, at least to start with.

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Post by diggermanbob » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:09 pm

Paul-F wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:01 pm
I'm a bit south of you in Uley, a little south of Stroud - but we're still less than an hour from each other. A meet up for a ride over the summer would be very cool!

I've just been looking at this:

https://www.adventurebikerider.com/cots ... ery-route/

and we're both near to different parts of it - could be a plan?

Sundays are (inevitably) the best day for me, but I'm self employed and can be persuaded to skive off on weekdays sometimes... ;)

I'm sure there must be some nice green lanes we could explore too, although they would have to be very gentle ones for me, at least to start with.
I'm sure we can sort a meet up for a bimble round a few easy lanes , I'm away on holiday at moment but will pm you when I get back.

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