What did you do today?

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At last, got the tyres fitted. The only review i can give is they are black and round
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Took my sister-in-law out for her first pillion ride in 40 years, she was nervous as we started but soon relaxed. The first words as she got off the bike was "I loved it" with an ear to ear grin.
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Looks like RT is about ready for some touring - weekend weather should be around 20°C.

Just need to pick up the Barry Manilow Greatest Hits collection and I'm set for the road.

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She's at the Copacabana
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Couple of days round North Wales, weather's been kind and the Porthmadog Premier Inn is pretty good.
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Sold and delivered me GSX1250 to a nice chap on the Isle of Wight :cry:
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My cousin was born there. He's the outcast as the rest of the family come from south wales :lol: :lol: :lol:
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As long as they’re a real Islanders they’re bound to be nice chaps, it’s the bliddy Over’ners that are the problems!
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Steve398 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 7:35 pm As long as they’re a real Islanders they’re bound to be nice chaps, it’s the bliddy Over’ners that are the problems!
True, with the mushy peas, gravy on chips and oatcakes they can stay up there 8-)
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Steve398 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 7:35 pm As long as they’re a real Islanders they’re bound to be nice chaps, it’s the bliddy Over’ners that are the problems!
Are you on the Island Steve.I went there in 89 for a weekend piss up with 1 of me scooter mates(Who lived in Nettlestone)met me Mrs and stayed for 14 years.Work bought us up to Basildon and it was the best thing we could have done.


And the fella was from Gosport having moved to the Island 3 years ago,he was a nice chap all the same :lol:
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burridge01 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 8:29 pm Are you on the Island Steve.I went there in 89 for a weekend piss up with 1 of me scooter mates(Who lived in Nettlestone)met me Mrs and stayed for 14 years.Work bought us up to Basildon and it was the best thing we could have done.


And the fella was from Gosport having moved to the Island 3 years ago,he was a nice chap all the same :lol:
I left the Island when I was 19 (many years ago) although I’ve got a large extended family group still over there.

Ah.. the Easter Scooter Rally, great fun for all! I policed about five or six of them when I was on bikes. We were always told to be gentle and not to nick many, so lots of bollockings and few tickets. Pleased you enjoyed it and it had a happy ending for you 👍
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"Bless me for I have sinned..."

As much as I liked the RT my aging body somewhat disagreed with - footpeg lowering kit helped a bit but it was not enough.

I was looking at 1200 and 1250 GS but they were either way too expensive or the mileage was for me too much. And e v e r y b o d y seems to have one.

Then I found this at same dealer where I got my RT. Went to see it and that was it. This is a 2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 XRT with just about every accessory there was to have. Mileage is reasonable 4300 miles ie. just under 7000 km. This should do fine for some time or even for the rest of my riding years.

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Well, I did finally get also my GS up and running after carb cleaning and other maintenance. 8-)

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That GSG is lovely.
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Ed Harley wrote: Mon May 29, 2023 4:27 pm Well, I did finally get also my GS up and running after carb cleaning and other maintenance. 8-)

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