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    Ive deliberately swapped out my 100mm forks for...

    Ive deliberately swapped out my 100mm forks for rigid carbon ones. The bike, whilst old now, is incredibly light and very quick. The trails here are technically easy (no welsh rock and slate ..!) and...
  2. Thread: Boot Cleaning.

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    Just bog standard polish here. But ...... I'm...

    Just bog standard polish here. But ...... I'm always keeping on top of them, they come up like new very quickly and once you're on top of them, they only need 2 minutes each time.

    I have some work...
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    Hes not ...... he's trying to suck his own cock...

    Hes not ...... he's trying to suck his own cock ..... :thumb2


    (don't try it with your back nutty .... )
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    Thats pretty good. Check out the pipes on todays...

    Thats pretty good. Check out the pipes on todays post on 'what did you do to your bike today' thread ..... :thumb2
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    Me too .... :D

    Me too .... :D

    <a href="https://gileslamb.smugmug.com/Bike/i-Wv53Mhg/A"><img src="https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-Wv53Mhg/0/53d83332/L/994-2%20%282%29-L.jpg" alt=""></a>



    <a...
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    I think the most important advice, if you like,...

    I think the most important advice, if you like, in the whole gearshift, quick shifter debate, is to not become a slave to it.

    It's a tool, to dip in and out of, hopefully intuitivly. There will be...
  8. Or shove it up Wapping's arse .... ?? :D

    Or shove it up Wapping's arse .... ?? :D
  9. Yeah ... Thats a Wapping link for you ........

    Yeah ... Thats a Wapping link for you ..... :thumb2 :thumb2 :thumb2 :thumb2
  10. I generally carry one of these and a mini...

    I generally carry one of these and a mini compressor with me. :thumb2
  11. https://www.amazon.co.uk/STOP-POCKET-TYRE-PLUGGER-...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/STOP-POCKET-TYRE-PLUGGER-KIT/dp/B003VE0ZL6/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stop+n+go&qid=1586870177&sr=8-1

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  12. Thread: Klim Sizing

    by Giles
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    They have quite a 'boxy' shape to them. If the...

    They have quite a 'boxy' shape to them. If the shoulders fit well, then under the arms you could hide a pair of ducks.
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    yes yes yes .... I know that (now!!) :D

    yes yes yes .... I know that (now!!) :D
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    It is indeed a dark art. I eventually set my...

    It is indeed a dark art.

    I eventually set my 1190 up to just how I wanted it, but it looks weeks and weeks. I would regularly drive the same length of good road (lots of undulations and corners)...
  15. Thread: 1290 SDR

    by Giles
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    I will probably go 1290GT next year when I...

    I will probably go 1290GT next year when I retire.
    Will be doing a lot more distance work then with Rapid Training and will need the bigger size, tank range and luggage.
    The R is not for me.
    ...
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    Ummmmm ..... I like a distinct separation...

    Ummmmm .....

    I like a distinct separation between brake lights and indicators. I know I've mentioned before as an example, cars like mondeo's with circular brake lights and an indicator in the...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200404/c79f2080...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200404/c79f20806324a2ace74f1346350298cb.jpg
  18. Thread: Bars of France

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    Ive not tried that .... :beerjug:

    Ive not tried that .... :beerjug:
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    Laruns !! Little town in the Pyrenees, a lunch...

    Laruns !!

    Little town in the Pyrenees, a lunch stop before Col du Tourmalet.

    All the bars in the town square make a great stop ...

    ...
  20. Thread: Bars of France

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    Blimey! Stop over point en route to the black...

    Blimey!

    Stop over point en route to the black forest ... :thumb2
  21. Thread: Bars of France

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    Is there anybody who hasn't had lunch at the...

    Is there anybody who hasn't had lunch at the Auberge de l'our in Vianden ..?? :D


    ...
  22. Thread: 890 Duke R

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    Hey, Iím happy ! I got £800 worth of parts as a...

    Hey, Iím happy ! I got £800 worth of parts as a promo at their launch ...!
  23. Thread: 890 Duke R

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    Because I have moved on from 1980 'Oh he's a...

    Because I have moved on from 1980 'Oh he's a lovely rider - you never see him brake'

    (Theatre cue Brmm Brmmmmmm BRMMMMMMMMMMMMM of gears and bouncing tappets in a desperate attempt to slow the...
  24. Thread: 890 Duke R

    by Giles
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    The 790's brakes are ok, but just ... ok. They...

    The 790's brakes are ok, but just ... ok. They are no where near something like the BM S1000R brakes for example ... (which are just superb ... ).
  25. Thread: 890 Duke R

    by Giles
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    It sounds a cracking bike. I'm very happy with...

    It sounds a cracking bike.

    I'm very happy with my 790 and its performance on the road, so I guess this is only going to be better. I think the brakes and suspension package is the biggest gain, if...
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