Old girl is 50 today

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:50 pm

yep .. I agree it is a good combination, crofty.

I tried the `one bike do it all` thing. .and an old TTR600 gave me a lot of grief in trying to get it to run properly.
NC750/CRF250L combo has worked really well,
but I am now wanting bigger road power, and smaller performance bike for trails??

my bank manager is rewsisting any change to my already over-stretched finances .. so am quite happy to keep the very-usable NC, and amend the CRF slightly, with tyres and gearing ratios :) :)

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by garyboy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:55 pm

Scott_rider wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:48 pm
This topic has got me thinking. Why do we change our bikes so frequently? Perhaps we need a 'bike mileage' topic? :idea:
for me .. I choose a desired bike, get used to its performance, then want to `improve` ,, or change focus, … .. tho often its because the original bike has broken.
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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:00 pm

I spend ages wondering 'which bike ' then hang on to them for decades...

I really should replace my 950 Adventure...but what with?

It's probably worth £3k...I could probably chick in another £2k....what would £5k buy me?

Maybe a GS800 vertical twin. Would it be any better than the 950 at anything...except fuel economy?

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by RandG » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:02 pm

crofty wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:26 pm

Freudian typo there perhaps
Indeed :D

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