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Offline Steve T

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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #690 on: September 27, 2020, 09:18:43 PM
Cracking pictures from a truely special part of this island - wish I was there  :152:

The X held up well - being lazy and not wanting to search back in your posts - which RR level kit have you fitted?

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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #691 on: September 27, 2020, 09:41:08 PM
No real tracks for me toaday, just a wee burl (short ride) along the south side of Loch Ness and then a dead end road that runs west to Kinloch Hourn from the Glen Garry road . . .
Loch Ness from Dores


View across the Loch to Drumnadrochit and Urqhart castle


A view of the Loch from Foyers


And the obligatory photo at the westerly end of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus


The canal locks at Fort Augustus


Glen Garry






Heres one for the gnome spotters that are amongst us  :164: . . .


And just to prove that you meet the nicest creatures on a Honda  :001:


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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #692 on: September 27, 2020, 09:46:39 PM
Steve, itís just the Level 1 but obviously with the RR wheels and engine guard. The lack of ground clearance is something you have to be aware of but as long as youíre careful itís fine. I managed to dent the guard underneath but nothing a BFH wonít sort.

I normally do a lot of those tracks on a 1967 BSA B40 ex army bike and I was surprised at how well the X coped compared to the BSA. You just have to be wary of the extra weight and height. The worst bit is getting on and off it for all the gates!

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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #693 on: September 27, 2020, 09:49:44 PM
Looks stunning up there today Steve!

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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #694 on: September 28, 2020, 08:56:09 AM
*Originally Posted by Steve T [+]

And just to prove that you meet the nicest creatures on a Honda  :001:


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At first glance I thought that was a bullet hole from Gnome hunters  :033:

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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #695 on: September 29, 2020, 05:42:30 PM
Great 160 mile/3 lochs day ride today, up Loch Tay, down Loch Earn and the usual coffee stop at Loch Lubnaig.  They've all been posted on this thread before, so I'll just add the 3 bikes who met up at the coffee stop.

Three retired gentlemen, three retired gentlemen's bikes!!   :008: :008: :008:
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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #696 on: September 29, 2020, 07:33:00 PM
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Superb pictures  :037: Like this one the most.

Enduristan bags - got a set myself - great aren't they? Any problems with exhaust heating on the RH one?

Are those K60 Scout tyres? I ask as I've just fitted a used pair to my CB5X and boy do they rumble when cornering.

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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #697 on: September 29, 2020, 11:03:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Steve T [+]
Superb pictures  :037: Like this one the most.

Enduristan bags - got a set myself - great aren't they? Any problems with exhaust heating on the RH one?

Are those K60 Scout tyres? I ask as I've just fitted a used pair to my CB5X and boy do they rumble when cornering.

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The tires are Mitas E-07 front/rear.  Having used 2 full sets of K60 scout's, I prefer the Mitas.  Tread life is similar but wet traction is better and the Mitas are cheaper.  Both the E-07 and K60 front tires rumble at speed but that's common for non-street tires with deep treads.

I really like the Enduristan Monsoon 3 bags.  The material is light, strong (enough) and 100% waterproof.  Perfect size and shape for what I carry (i.e. wide enough to store a full size helmet).  There is at least 2" of clearance on the exhaust side.  Over 10,000 kms touring with the CB and bags still look like new.  Note, my bags are mounted to side racks so they don't move/shift (at all). 
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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #698 on: October 02, 2020, 01:11:52 PM
Beautiful crisp autumnal morning today, so I headed off to Tim Horton's for breakfast, and a ride around the Campsies - the reservoir is very full, clouds were low, and coming over the Crow Road I hit rush hour when a flock of sheep were being herded along the road!!
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Re: Out and About - Random Picture Thread
Reply #699 on: October 02, 2020, 02:04:28 PM


Behind you can see Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest bridge in the European Union, and the second longest in all of Europe after the Crimean Bridge with a total length of 12.3 kilometres (7.6 mi), including 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) for the main bridge and 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi) in viaducts. But I can't stop staring at the bike.
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