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    Hi Norfolk Tiger. I'm familiar with the legal lanes nearby but am hoping to get to know a lot more further afield. I will be joining the TRF again very soon. I've always believed in only using legal lanes. Anything else just gives the haters more to beat us up with. The last thing we need.

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    No legal green lanes in Scotland!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowy View Post
    Hi Norfolk Tiger. I'm familiar with the legal lanes nearby but am hoping to get to know a lot more further afield. I will be joining the TRF again very soon. I've always believed in only using legal lanes. Anything else just gives the haters more to beat us up with. The last thing we need.
    Pity the local authorities aren't so concerned in removing the pikeys that have taken up residence on harling drove

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    You might or might not find some interesting reading here regarding the wee Yamaha.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...thread.329337/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    Anything will do
    Harley electraglide ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Black View Post
    Harley electraglide ?
    Yep, if you slow down

    I have green laned a R1100RT through some Alsace forests a few years back, with panniers & top box
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    the best bike for green laning is ......the one your riding that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Black View Post
    Harley electraglide ?
    You could do but they're not much good

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    hd

    if only you had put a plough on that tractor, it would have stayed upright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    I've just bought a KTM 200 EXC my first proper 2T
    i was eying these up yesterday. Can you 'poodle' about on it, or does the 2T engine prefer / work better under a bit of throttle? I'm wondering if a 4T is better for slower work?
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    It depends very much on how the power valve is set up

    Stock they come in with a top end rush that sees the front wheel pawing the air in the first three gears which is how mine is set. They will pootle along in the higher gears with a power valve adjustment but you still have to occasionally give it a thrapping just to clean it out and stop it spooging up with gunge out of the exhaust

    The 200 is about 98kg so super light for the woods and gnarly stuff

    Always had 4T EXC's (2 x 525's & 1 x 400) before the little 200 but I'm well happy with my 2T and will be getting in to fettling it a bit more real soon
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    My CRF 250's great for green laneing and has been to the IOM twice for this. The 185 mile journey to Heysham Port was also no problem with a small case strapped to the back. The only slight downside was the 130 mile tank range.

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    I'm thinking of trying a CB500x with the Rally Raid adventure kit. Seems like a good compromise between lightweight adventure bike and decent off-road capability...

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbd View Post
    I'm thinking of trying a CB500x with the Rally Raid adventure kit. Seems like a good compromise between lightweight adventure bike and decent off-road capability...

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    The weight sounds great! interesting about the power valve too thanks. I will do some googling this weekend. A couple of friends have the 450 EXC's so I will have to give one a go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    It depends very much on how the power valve is set up

    Stock they come in with a top end rush that sees the front wheel pawing the air in the first three gears which is how mine is set. They will pootle along in the higher gears with a power valve adjustment but you still have to occasionally give it a thrapping just to clean it out and stop it spooging up with gunge out of the exhaust

    The 200 is about 98kg so super light for the woods and gnarly stuff

    Always had 4T EXC's (2 x 525's & 1 x 400) before the little 200 but I'm well happy with my 2T and will be getting in to fettling it a bit more real soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC10 View Post
    My CRF 250's great for green laneing and has been to the IOM twice for this. The 185 mile journey to Heysham Port was also no problem with a small case strapped to the back. The only slight downside was the 130 mile tank range.
    That ought my eye too, another friend has one of these and i'll have to have a go on that one too!!
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