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    Mark will catch you fish.
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    You’ll see some fantastic bikes !!!
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    For me the best part of Iceland was the Westfjords.
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    Just seen this. Looks awesome! Bon Voyage all who are going. Maybe next time..............

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    A slight change to the rider list and I'll be emailing you all shortly with more details as I get them

    Riders

    Me
    Tom
    Rob
    Lee
    Toddy
    Simon
    Byron
    Joe
    Geoff
    Bakes
    KEA

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    Just had a call from Simon and unfortunately he's had to pull out for personal reasons so there's a place going if anyone wants it.

    Si had already booked and paid for his flight, perhaps that could be transferred to someone else?
    KEA

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    Sorry to hear Si won't be joining us Tim. I hope all is okay with him. I can't wait for the trip!
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    Yes I was looking forward to the entertainment Si unknowingly provides : D
    KEA

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    Right chaps, I've just sent out an email to all those definitely going.

    A couple of riders have had to drop out and although we don't want the numbers going to be too high, a few others have expressed a real interest but I really need to hear from them soonish as getting the paperwork for shipping etc. etc. is looming fast
    KEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtonMoon View Post
    If anyone is thinking of doing a trip to Iceland my advice would be, just do it, and don’t keep putting it off. I would strongly advice that you consider joining a trip with Tim and Mark you’ll see much more of the country than if you were planning your own trip. I’ve been on two trips with the guys and I’ve loved every minute, even the rain, the only negative is seeing Hatto in his underpants first thing in the morning.
    The cost?? It isn’t cheap to go to Iceland, so remember that and don’t moan about it. This sort of trip is the most cost effective way to see a beautiful country with fantastic people on your own bike.
    Hi Mark....hope ya well...
    I keep looking and fancying this...problem is I’ve got the GSA and a KTM 1290 super adventure s...... are they too big ...?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    Hi Mark....hope ya well...
    I keep looking and fancying this...problem is I’ve got the GSA and a KTM 1290 super adventure s...... are they too big ...?

    Cheers

    John
    For this year's trip I'd say those bikes are fine.

    If I run one next year it with be a more 'intense ride' again so although those bikes are reasonably capable it depends on your own experience
    KEA

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    Although a few couldn't make it the pre trip weekend proved very worthwhile again with torrential rain and thunderstorms showing any weakness in kit plus getting Tom's suspension set up decently on his CCM 450....after which he rode like a demon!

    Unfortunately Byron Had to return early following a tumble which left him with sore ribs, get well soon mate

    Our camp 1700ft up on the moors seemed like a good plan........... until the thunderstorm which lasted most of the 2nd night (the first night simply rained) as we lay in our tents it turned out we were all thinking the same thing "Is this how it's all going to end" as the lightening flashed around us



    Liam rode his CCM 450 very well.


    As did Tom later on after his tyre pressures and f&r suspension were set up.


    Time for a breather on Nebo Gulley.


    Liam leaving our camp


    Camp in the clouds


    Not long now chaps
    KEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Although a few couldn't make it the pre trip weekend proved very worthwhile again with torrential rain and thunderstorms showing any weakness in kit plus getting Tom's suspension set up decently on his CCM 450....after which he rode like a demon!

    Unfortunately Byron Had to return early following a tumble which left him with sore ribs, get well soon mate

    Our camp 1700ft up on the moors seemed like a good plan........... until the thunderstorm which lasted most of the 2nd night (the first night simply rained) as we lay in our tents it turned out we were all thinking the same thing "Is this how it's all going to end" as the lightening flashed around us



    Liam rode his CCM 450 very well.


    As did Tom later on after his tyre pressures and f&r suspension were set up.


    Time for a breather on Nebo Gulley.


    Liam leaving our camp


    Camp in the clouds


    Not long now chaps


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    Well upset at having to miss this weekend in favor of travelling to Scotland to listen to a Welsh soprano sing in Russian.

    Really want to know what advice was given to Tom regarding suspension settings and tyre pressures (as it might prevent me spending as much time lying on my back next to the CCM staring at the Icelandic sky as I did last year)

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    Yes you were missed Rob but I'm sure you had a fun weekend 😂

    There's 4 CCM450's on this trip and I remember Rupert had handling issues with his last year.

    With luggage:
    Pre load, just ensure you have a little free sag, we can have a look if it needs adjusting when we're there, ideally you want to have used approx 1/3 of your travel when sat on the bike.
    Tyre pressure 22-24psi

    Forks and shock.....
    Rebound f&r approx 3 clicks in from fully out.
    Compression soft to start with dialling it in if it bottoms out.

    That should give a good base to start with
    KEA

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    Thanks Tim,

    Tyre pressures were about where I was last year. Right fork leg was at whatever they set it to in the factory, and the left one was at zero for compression and rebound as I never got around to adjusting it after replacing the leaking fork seal...........we are talking about a person brought up on 1950's BSA forks with 20/50 & rusty water providing the damping!

    Just popped a nice new Mitas C17 on the front, but still trying to convince myself there is sufficient tread on the rear E09 left over from last year (common sense will prevail before Immingham later this month).

    Can't wait!!!

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