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NC 500
« on: May 23, 2016, 09:19:02 PM »
Did a big chunk of the North coast 500 over the weekend and it is just stunning despite the very heavy rain
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Re: NC 500
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 09:26:25 PM »
Have you had the bike painted?

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Re: NC 500
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 09:32:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
Have you had the bike painted?

No

A) it was very dirty as the rain that day was possible the worst persistent rain I have ever ridden in

B) its an artistic shot edited to be a bit moody

C) The KTM is there just to show the XR for its true magnificence
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Re: NC 500
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 09:52:17 PM »
Doing the same over a weekend in August. Can't wait.

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Re: NC 500
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 07:32:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Redrick [+]
No

A) it was very dirty as the rain that day was possible the worst persistent rain I have ever ridden in

B) its an artistic shot edited to be a bit moody

C) The KTM is there just to show the XR for its true magnificence

It would look better in that grey colour in real life, instead of the bland white! :001:

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Re: NC 500
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 11:58:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
It would look better in that grey colour in real life, instead of the bland white! :001:

If the heated grips work on a grey one you may have a point otherwise ......

You should come with us next time if you can keep up ! :001:
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Re: NC 500
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 01:31:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gilly76 [+]
Doing the same over a weekend in August. Can't wait.

Take the Midge and mosquito repellent with you that time of the year!

We went up last year in June the weather was perfect we did North West cost sopping in Oban and going out everyday.  The only down side was I did a set of tyres on my Z1000sx in 1500 miles but man some of the roads are grippy when they are dry.

I'd strongly recommend going up to The Commando Memorial then do the B8002 to Moy then down until you get to the A830 if you want a log ride out stay on the A830 to Maillaig  then turn round and come back to the A82 which is a stunning road. on the T junction of the A830 and A82 is the Ben Nevis Distillery :047:

if your near to Campbeltown just do the A83 North to Lochgilphead now that's a great bit of road.
sorry I could go on and on, my best mate's from up that way and his tours of the NW are stunning he just knows all the best roads some are a bit..... well lets just say sometimes a GS would be better :008:

Anyway enjoy and take the Midge and mosquito repellent!
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Re: NC 500
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2016, 04:58:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gazk [+]
Take the Midge and mosquito repellent with you that time of the year!

We went up last year in June the weather was perfect we did North West cost sopping in Oban and going out everyday.  The only down side was I did a set of tyres on my Z1000sx in 1500 miles but man some of the roads are grippy when they are dry.

I'd strongly recommend going up to The Commando Memorial then do the B8002 to Moy then down until you get to the A830 if you want a log ride out stay on the A830 to Maillaig  then turn round and come back to the A82 which is a stunning road. on the T junction of the A830 and A82 is the Ben Nevis Distillery :047:

if your near to Campbeltown just do the A83 North to Lochgilphead now that's a great bit of road.
sorry I could go on and on, my best mate's from up that way and his tours of the NW are stunning he just knows all the best roads some are a bit..... well lets just say sometimes a GS would be better :008:

Anyway enjoy and take the Midge and mosquito repellent!

I think you may mean the A816 south from Oban to Cambletown It is a stunning road that just keeps on giving for 30 odd miles
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Re: NC 500
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 01:09:10 PM »
yes your right that is a good bit of tarmac, I was talking of heading North form Campbeltown to Lochgilphead that's a quick bit of road, like most of the A83.
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