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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:08 pm

Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Slowboy » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:08 pm

Well I've just got back from the trip to the Dolomites,passing through France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

I'll write it up a bit later, but here's a taster, at the top of the Furka pass

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And on the shore of Lake Konstanz

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:42 am

Can’t wait!!
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by frenchy3 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:51 am

Godspeed wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:12 pm
I’m not sure what started it all off.

😜

Well, I’ve owned and ridden plenty of large and fast bikes over the past 10 years including Sprint ST 1050, Trophy 1200, street triples, zzr600’s etc but for a while now I’ve been falling in love with smaller bikes. Why, when there are fast roads to be conquered, rapid overtakes, and loading the bike like there’s no tomorrow....
For me I’ve fallen in love with unbelievable mpg, the lightness that you can always manage the weight even when fully laden, the unobtrusiveness of a small bike that gets you access to pathways and lanes that otherwise may be frowned upon, and that usually parts and additions are cheap to replace.
I’ve now done two 1000 mile trips on my XR125 across France, twice rented YBR125s to ride around Andalucia, I’ve done the Strata Florida on my C90 and have just come back from Germany having done over 1100 miles on the same bike.

During my last trip I was thinking it would be nice to have something for a bit more distance and though I have a CB500X I still long for something lighter and lower and so after a bit of deliberation I decided on a Honda CB125f. It seems to have all the qualities I’m looking for: a tank range of about 300 miles on 13 litres. It will take a givi back box and side racks, has a pretty comfy seat and riding position, and will hold a good 60mph if motorways are ever needed. So, I have just picked up a lovely 1 year model with only 2200 miles on the clock for £1700. It seems to ride lovely with a good turn of speed for a 125 and so gorgeously light with its little blue/black shimmering paintwork.

So what next, well I will see how this little fellow goes and then consider selling my 500..... and trips, well I quite fancy a visit to Kiev for one of their famous chicken dishes at some point and Russia is never far away either.

My new motto: Go big and ride small
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I have just purchased a CZ 175 roadster 1977 and have been out on it a few times and had real fun on it compared to my SWM RS650R.

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 am

Slowboy wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Well I've just got back from the trip to the Dolomites,passing through France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

I'll write it up a bit later, but here's a taster, at the top of the Furka pass

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And on the shore of Lake Konstanz

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Really like those bikes.... Great pictures 👌👍....
Looking forward to your ride report

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:02 am

Nice afternoon exploring 👌
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:32 pm

A cheeky little overnight camp in Lymington. Can’t help but love this bike. 130 miles and it’s giving me 154mpg. Throw in £10 for camping and that’s a cheap night away 👍
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:45 pm

Godspeed wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:32 pm
A cheeky little overnight camp in Lymington. Can’t help but love this bike. 130 miles and it’s giving me 154mpg. Throw in £10 for camping and that’s a cheap night away 👍0023AD78-FA87-4174-865C-7BBF9FB587C0.jpeg7DE51178-FF7A-460B-BC8B-5D48585CD733.jpeg92E384E5-38E5-4953-8297-6B8C7A267EBF.jpeg
That's mighty impressive mpg 👌....
Cracking bike 👍

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