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The Dark Side / Re: New steed
« on: October 22, 2020, 07:40:31 am »
I'm sure and hope that you will enjoy it Steve

Nice pic BTW...... not that we expect owt less

The Dark Side / Re: New steed
« on: October 18, 2020, 03:09:07 pm »
Looks very nice you can see who has all the money  :popcorn:

'HAD' all the money    :mfr_lol: 


The Dark Side / New steed
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:54:01 am »
I just literally stumbled across an excellent video of someones new bike showing on YouTube :clap:    :whistling:   

The Dark Side / Re: Can Am Spyder
« on: September 26, 2020, 07:19:47 pm »
Rog, all I can reiterate is that I have seen a number of them in recent times at Devils Bridge. They seem a perfectly capable mode of transport and because I am on the same wavelength as you I fully understand where you are coming from with regards safety and confidence on the bike.

Keep us in the loop.

I certainly will Steve,  I seem to be researching them all the time, and it does seem that one of these would tick all my boxes/requirements.

I can't see myself splashing out just yet though....

Great to catch up t'other day  :clap:   

The Dark Side / Can Am Spyder
« on: September 26, 2020, 11:21:39 am »
Over the past weeks I have been considering what to do about a replacement for my Versys 1000 which as you may recall had to go due to 'safety issues' which I have with my physical circumstances, We have also been moving house back to England and that has been 'somewhat' time consuming, but now we are moved in my attention is once again turned towards my next bike (if there is to be one)

During the course of a conversation with Steve (Lonewolf) t'other day he asked me if I had considered a Can Am Spyder, well I had.... and they do seem to be a possible solution for me, although it will be next season before I make any decisions

So I was wondering if anyone here has any experience of these machines, a pal of mine has owned two, the first being a 998 cc and the second the 'better' 1330 cc version, he said they are fantastic

If anyone has any views or input it would be appreciated...............they are a bit pricey though 

The Dark Side / Re: Kawasaki versy 1000
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:06:28 am »
After selling the gtr i fancied a zzr so got a gen 1 zzr  .plenty fast and felt a lot lighter but soon realised that it was very uncomfortable to ride for any length of time so px it for a new versy 1000 this bike even after only 50miles feels so light and flickable made the zzr feel like a barge and it has cruise as standard but no heated grips full luggage and hand guards for less than 10k should make a great 2 up tourer . Will run it in this weekend then get it serviced and then give it some revs . Any one thinking of one of these i can recommend it so far am well pleased got it in orange so it goes with my 2 ktm's  the future bright the futures orange  :biker3:

I'm guessing that you have purchased a new Versys 1000 ? which model is it ? if it has cruise control I would have thought it would be the GT SE maybe?  in which case I think it should have heated grips which are controlled by a small push button on the left side handle bar grip

I have had a 'few' GTRs and have recently had to give up my 2019 Versys 1000 due to ill health

The Versys 1000 is a VERY competent all round bike which is plenty powerful enough for most folk, has luggage carrying capacity and is extremely comfortable for both rider and pillion

Enjoy your new bike    :biker3:     

The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 29, 2019, 08:37:58 pm »
Jim, it would be excellent to have more detail regarding your tour nearer the time, then maybe, just maybe, our paths could cross     :clap:   

The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 28, 2019, 09:38:42 pm »
I don't think that's on the itinerary, unfortunately.  I believe it's all England.  I'd love to go there, though.  I'll post everything soon.


The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 28, 2019, 05:10:53 pm »
Will be coming over on a 13 day tour with a group from our AAA tours.  Once I get final details I'll let you know where we're going to be staying along the route.  Hopefully we can meet up at some point.

any chance that you will be visiting Northern Ireland  Jim   ?   

The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:03:57 pm »
So what you're saying is I should come back to England?  Well, stay tuned for May 2020.

Oh tell Jim  :yes:   

The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:28:38 pm »
Great to hear that you and SWMBO are getting on well with the big Indian (that really is a BIG bike Jim)

Thanks for updating on your progress, one observation I would make is that the chances of sitting in 90 degree heat here is extremely remote

The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:23:52 am »
No slagging from me, the 850GS has a good following and approving write ups.. if it suits you and meets your needs then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks..

Ride safe and enjoy..... I hope you wont desert the forum, maybe post some pics   :smiley:   

The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 05, 2019, 07:37:39 pm »
But no panniers on it when I rode it. Also recently rode BMW 1250gs and RS!

   :shocked:  REALLY  !    and have you now finally recovered     :mfr_lol:     

The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« on: July 20, 2019, 08:35:41 pm »
It's  just gotta be a Kawasaki Rusty   :yes:     

The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:55:54 pm »
After a ride out on the Versys yesterday I thought it might be interesting to photograph the two bikes together, ..... interesting the image and it should enlarge    :yes:         


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