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Post by Speedy23 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 pm

Bit of a weird one, this.....been riding for over 40 years now....but just started to get the inkling to do some laid-back trails riding.......Road bike is FJR13 but thinking of dobbing that in in the summer and buying one of the new Guzzi 850TTs.........might get a Himalayan in the short term just to get into it.....Whaddya all think? Am I mad, or is this do-able? Any tips? I've had a GS12 in the past, but it was an unreliable, Friday afternoon POS.......never really used it as it was meant to be used......you could hardly take it out on the road without wondering if you were gonna get back home again, let alone taking it down any green lanes!

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S23

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Post by Mike Horton » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 pm

Hi mate if it helps I have a himalayan nearly 6k on it now and more than happy with the purchase. I've 2 niggles which are being relolved at the moment, clocks misting up and pannier rail quality of paint finish is poor not the same standard as the rest of the bike. I'm waiti g on replacements under warranty. On the whole v happy with the purchase, it sits happy at 65 with pillion and luggage which is fine for me. I must say though the guzzi looks great ill be making sure I take a look at one when they make their way to the showrooms. I got the himalayan on a half day test ride and was v happy and put a deposit down.
Here's some pics of mine today, cleaned and given another coat of acf50 as I've been using it all year round.
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Post by Brenhden » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:48 am

Welcome aboard,

The RE seems like a great bike if you like a laid back ride. Very popular and even the looks are growing on me.

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Post by Alun » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:04 am

Hello and welcome to ABR

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Post by bikenav » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:38 am

Welcome to the fold Speedy if its an adventurous ride for you It Is An Adventure, any bike. Got a 200thou kilometre GS12 never bin to a dealer and only one recovery so guess some were built on Tuesdays too. Show us some pics when you get out there.

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Post by geoham » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:08 pm

Hello and welcome to ABR from Northern Ireland

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Post by Speedy23 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:35 pm

Hi to everyone who kindly responded.....yes, I am encouraged and will keep on. Himalayan test ride will probably be in about a month or so.....Mike H, if you're in Stourbridge do you fancy a meet-up and a cuppa somewhere? Very nice pictures of your bike......looks good. It would be great to get the chance to have a look at the beast close up and chat to an actual rider? I live quite near Stratford on Avon so not a million miles away. Got a mate who I think you might know as JRH who would likely be up for the ride as well. Thank you all again for your responses.

Cheers

S23

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