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Offline MarkCR750

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The intrepid travellers
« on: June 08, 2019, 06:19:04 PM »
Green1 (Mick) and his dad (Dave) came round buy my EX650R today, all the way from Essex to Derby in the rain, hats off to them, the Duck sticker on the fairing was quite apt given the weather conditions!, good to meet you both again 👍
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Re: The intrepid travellers
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 06:34:15 PM »
Young Mick wears all that clothing come rain or shine 😁😁😁😁
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: The intrepid travellers
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 06:43:58 PM »
All that clobber didn't keep the rain out. I have a very wet crouch  :o
Take note Hairy my 21 year old Aprilia made it there and back in torrential rain.
My dad was sat on the top box rack the full 175mile
I bought the bike for the old boy as its a lot smaller then the Triumph I may let him ride it tomorrow if he pays for it
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Re: The intrepid travellers
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 08:09:04 PM »
I got soaked taking it for an MOT before they called for it, but that was an 8 mile round trip, not 350!, I’ve never seen leather gloves that waterlogged before, must’ve weighed 5lb each 😄
Ducati Scrambler 803.(Pure fun)
1977 K7 CR750 (lookalike, what of I’m not sure)
Ducati 900SS (Soul & Speed)
Ducati M900 Monster (Handling & character)
Ducati M1200 (too fast for me)
James Captain 197 (pure adrenaline, i.e. no brakes!)
"Eff yir gitten awvestear yir gooin te farst"
Sir J.Stewart.

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Re: The intrepid travellers
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 08:20:40 PM »
I didn't let him ride it today as he was complaining his arse hurts after yesterdays run. So I stole it this morning  ;D and put another 80mile on it. Yesterday we stopped at newport pagnal to top the bikes up thats 95.5 miles exactly from home. I topped it up again this morning before my run and only managed to get £7.60 in it. That sounds bloody good to me  :)
Apart from the mirror folding in at speed its a great little thing and quite rapid at 7000rpm.
Current bikes
Honda CB750k1 Valley Green Metallic
Honda CB750k1 Candy Gold
Honda CB550k Candy Jade Green
Honda CG125
Aprilia Pegaso 650
Moto guzzi 1200 sport
Kawasaki EX650R (Mine until dave pays for it)
Kawasaki ZXR400 J

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Re: The intrepid travellers
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 10:09:39 PM »
I’m guessing that’s the left hand mirror, I left it a bit loose because I had to fold it every time I put it in the garage to get it close to the wall 🙂, it never folded on me though ,you’re riding it too fast!, just tighten the Allen bolt!, yes mpg is good, I never properly checked what it was doing but well over 50mpg is my guess, told you it got quick above 7k 👍, and let Dave have a go, you’re hogging it 🙂
Ducati Scrambler 803.(Pure fun)
1977 K7 CR750 (lookalike, what of I’m not sure)
Ducati 900SS (Soul & Speed)
Ducati M900 Monster (Handling & character)
Ducati M1200 (too fast for me)
James Captain 197 (pure adrenaline, i.e. no brakes!)
"Eff yir gitten awvestear yir gooin te farst"
Sir J.Stewart.