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Callander is a frequent short rideout for me, it's only about 26 miles from my house, riding the "Crow Road" over the Campsie Hills, with a choice of return routes after a wee coffee!   :152:

*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
In this area its,Hawes,Devils Bridge,Rivington Barn,The Carousel at Southport ( bit of a boring ride there though), Knot End Cafe,Glasson Dock,Matlock Bath.

There is so much more going on in England for my interests in motorbikes/kit cars/classic cars, you are very lucky!   :152:

This is an interesting topic - I must admit, I am a bit of a loner, preferring to 'do my own thing' most of the time.   :034:

However, I have a season ticket to Knockhill Racing Circuit, so I meet some fellow bikers there, and have recently started going to Perth Bike Night, which meets once a month over the summer months.  I also occasionally join my cousin and her husband on their (church) motorcycle club rideouts.

Of course, nothing is happening at the moment due to lockdown.   :003:

Tyres and Wheels / Re: How to know when to change your tires.
« on: Yesterday at 09:24:02 AM »
Lots on here about tyres!  My original tyres wore in a very odd pattern, especially the front one, and were ready to be replaced at about 5000 miles, so don't worry too much.

I only ride on road, so I have road tyres fitted, and they made a big difference over the originals - I'm sure you'll get plenty of advice about on/off road tyres soon...  :152:

SV650 is a great bike with a great engine - I had an earlier SV650S 'sport' version for a year and a Hyosung GT650 copy for 5 years, hope you enjoy it. It's a lot faster than a 500X too.   :007:

You can always stick a flyscreen on it and pretend it's an adventure bike!!   :008:

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Totally dead, good battery
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:31:09 AM »
Big red button - off, or faulty, broken wire etc.?  Might be more likely if you regularly use this button to stop the engine....   :027:

Tyres and Wheels / Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:58:13 PM »
It's not the tyre pressures - the original fitment tyres are rubbish, and wear in the weirdest way.  Throw them away!

I now have Pirelli Angel ST's - what a difference!!

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Seattle
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:55:15 PM »

It's hard to fault the easy handling and comfortable riding position of the 500X, and it has enough power to have fun without scaring yourself on your first bike!  I downsized from a 650 V-twin, but don't miss the reduced performance too much.

The Honda 500 Rebel is the cruiser version if you like that sort of bike.

I did look at a Harley before buying my X, but I didn't like the riding position of the Sportsters I was looking at.  They are pretty agricultural too, although I can still see the attraction.   :034:

I also looked at Ducati Scramblers, but the dealer was a snooty b*****d, and not very helpful, so I left!!  Nice bike though.....

Just off the top of my head, others to think about might be -

Suzuki SV650 - these are used by some riding schools here in UK, and are easy handling bikes
Kawasaki Vulcan 650 - another cruiser which is a bit smaller and lighter than a Harley, and gets good reviews
Triumph Speed Twin - a classic option
Yamaha MT07 (or Tracer) - great reviewed bike which I didn't like that much (!), maybe a bit fast and furious as a first bike


New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Toronto
« on: May 22, 2020, 08:55:34 AM »
Hey Manray - gotcha - I was to lazy to go out to the garage for a look!   :152:

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Toronto
« on: May 21, 2020, 05:17:50 PM »
The only accessory I have fitted is a radiator guard (I know I'm unusual on here, I haven't loaded my bike up with extra 'bits'!)  - it's not your guard but it uses the same 'clips over the top' fitting and uses the two radiator screws on the bottom.  If it's as good a fit as mine was it'll only take about 5 minutes to fit!

Manray - I'm not sure were your third screw will attach, but I'm sure the maker has it all worked out......

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