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Offline Gatsoburner

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Blast out North bound
« on: July 15, 2016, 02:25:59 PM »
Cracking ride out yesterday, from sunny Manchester (honest) straight to junction 35 M6, 8 lakes and 4 passes, Honister / Hard Knott / Kirkstone, about 170 miles all in. First decent ride with the new bar ends. I can say wihout doubt its made a MASSIVE difference to the vibes..massive, non existant through the grips. I did notice when I put my finger tip out to the hand guard it vibrated very strongly !

Today... Rain
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Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 07:34:36 PM »
Nicely done! :028:

This time in 2 weeks, I'll be on the west coast of Scotland on mine. :821:

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 08:03:16 PM »
Nice Rich, hope the weather holds out for you, always fancied doing the A82 but the rain man, jee wiz, puts me off big style, need to man up and be prep'd to get wet I guess. I'm a few miles off junction 23 M6 if anything goes tits up and I could help with, feel free to contact me  :028:
I'm just trying to upload a short video of our ride to utube, taking ages  :232:
« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 08:06:25 PM by Gatsoburner »
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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 09:58:40 PM »
Thanks mate. :028:

We haven't planned anything yet, and looking at the long term weather, I'm tempted to head back over to France again! :008:

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 10:02:41 PM »
Ferry to Santander all day long, cant be arsed riding across France.

Did the Pyrennes in '09, desperate to go south out of the UK !!

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 11:05:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gatsoburner [+]
Ferry to Santander all day long, cant be arsed riding across France.

Did the Pyrennes in '09, desperate to go south out of the UK !!

We did around 1200 miles down to and around the Morvan region at the weekend. Fantastic roads, scenery, food and company. Perfect for a long weekend away. :821:

France is fantastic on the bike, if you avoid the big roads.

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 11:10:25 PM »
Morvan...be looking into that, a fellow xr rider loves France, I'll put it to him  :062:
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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 08:10:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
Nicely done! :028:

This time in 2 weeks, I'll be on the west coast of Scotland on mine. :821:

Make sure you ride the A816 south from Oban

Do not miss this road it is my fave
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 09:33:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Redrick [+]
Make sure you ride the A816 south from Oban

Do not miss this road it is my fave

Will do. :028:

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Re: Blast out North bound
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2016, 09:34:52 PM »
Another blast through to Hawes..
Just can't get enough time out on this bike, frippin awesome to ride  :152:
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