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    All set for the Land's End?

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    Oh yes. Got my papers through yesterday.

    Ready to learn from the master.

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    No need to mount the roadbook to the bike as I can navigate, but a good idea to still bring it with you in case of splitting up, breaking down etc..

    That said if you want to mount the roadbook so you can read it that's fine as well as it's good to have someone checking (or give me a rest ).

    Don't forget ACU and MCC cards, timecard etc.

    An X-bike surrounded by Alps....

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    Thanks Ian,

    You'll have an XT 600 with you too as Jonathan is no. 88.

    Really looking forward to it. I just hope it's not as cold as 2013, the last time I did it.

    I'll need the roadbook to catch up with you when I've failed a section and have to go the long way round.

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    What are your thoughts on a Beta 350 RR Factory ??

    Any good ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbucket View Post
    What are your thoughts on a Beta 350 RR Factory ??

    Any good ?
    Didn't know there was one until you posted and I did a quick search. I'm sure someone will be along who knows about them. If they do their job as well as the Alp does its job, I'm sure it will be superb.

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    Hi Tufty,

    Love the look and everything about the Alp 4.0 but then saw the 350RR !
    Still, I would not dismiss a tidy, looked after 4.0

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    So Tuffywhite, after your 700 mile first outing on the LE, how was it it?

    Any good or bad points of note?
    JohnnyBoxer



    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Well, as you ask, I'll bore you with an answer.

    The bike performed impeccably. The trek down to Cirencester (down the Fosse Way) was trouble free. The bike easily gets to 60mph and then on to 70 when required as long as there's not a strong headwind.

    During the trial, I couldn't really fault the bike. Mistacat had made me a bespoke bashplate which did its job. My performance on the off road sections was down to me and not the bike's ability. Ian suggested lowering the tyre pressures which worked well and wasn't at all scary as I'd thought it might be.

    If I was being hyper critical, and it could just be my lack of skill/control, I found both 1st and 2nd gears a little sensitive on the throttle and a bit jerky without slipping the clutch.

    The bike dragged me up the hills, took me through water, through forests, up Blue Hills 2 (but not the restart ) and then home again. I only have one real complaint, that after about 350 miles in the saddle, it starts to get a bit hard. If anyone saw me standing whilst going along the road, I apologise for looking like an idiot but I needed to stand up. I may have to do something before next year's event. The Edinburgh will be fine as it's not too far for me, but Devon and Cornwall is too far. I'll either get the saddle sorted or wear cycling shorts!

    Overall, the bike was superb and didn't miss a beat. The Clearwater lights were brilliant and so were the heated grips. When I got home I plugged in the charger and it went straight to green so no charging problems with the accessories used.

    I also attempted more on this bike and didn't give up on any sections until I fell off or succeeded, which is more than can be said when I did the trial on the g/s, when I bottled sections because I didn't like the look of them.

    I'm now looking forward to a summer of green lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuftywhite View Post
    Well, as you ask, I'll bore you with an answer.

    The bike performed impeccably. The trek down to Cirencester (down the Fosse Way) was trouble free. The bike easily gets to 60mph and then on to 70 when required as long as there's not a strong headwind.

    During the trial, I couldn't really fault the bike. Mistacat had made me a bespoke bashplate which did it's job. My performance on the off road sections was down to me and not the bike's ability. Ian suggested lowering the tyre pressures which worked well and wasn't at all scary as I'd thought it might be.

    If I was being hyper critical, and it could just be my lack of skill/control, I found both 1st and 2nd gears a little sensitive on the throttle and a bit jerky without slipping the clutch.

    The bike dragged me up the hills, took me through water, through forests, up Blue Hills 2 (but not the restart ) and then home again. I only have one real complaint, that after about 350 miles in the saddle, it starts to get a bit hard. If anyone saw me standing whilst going along the road, I apologise for looking like an idiot but I needed to stand up. I may have to do something before next year's event. The Edinburgh will be fine as it's not too far for me, but Devon and Cornwall is too far. I'll either get the saddle sorted or wear cycling shorts!

    Overall, the bike was superb and didn't miss a beat. The Clearwater lights were brilliant and so were the heated grips. When I got home I plugged in the charger and it went straight to green so no charging problems with the accessories used.

    I also attempted more on this bike and didn't give up on any sections until I fell off or succeeded, which is more than can be said when I did the trial on the g/s, when I bottled sections because I didn't like the look of them.

    I'm now looking forward to a summer of green lanes.
    Many thanks, that's great

    Thanks for the wise words
    JohnnyBoxer



    So many roads...........So little time......

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    I've got one too now, well I will have tomorrow.
    Bought it from a forum member and it looks like a minter.
    I'm a little Glow Worm,
    I am never glum
    How could I be unhappy
    When light shines out my bum.

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