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Offline Bfd70

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« Reply #2430 on: August 04, 2019, 07:35:37 pm »
Thanks @neph93
He’s 12.5
I started him and my daughter when they were about 3 sitting on my lap on a Vespa around the neighborhood. Pretty much increasing distance since then. Formthis trip we went due west from Chicago to the Mississippi river. From there up the river to where Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois merge and then came back today. 400 miles in 24 hours. Good time had by all.
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« Reply #2431 on: August 04, 2019, 08:51:03 pm »
That is a helluva ride. Excellent work. He tackled it well?

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« Reply #2432 on: August 05, 2019, 01:26:41 am »
Like a champ. It’s my rear end that needs frequent breaks.

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« Reply #2433 on: September 09, 2019, 10:06:19 am »
I've just had my Thruxton serviced after it spent most of last year gathering dust. Whilst it was being fettled, I got the garage to bolt on the fairing.

"Thruxton"

The bike's running a lot better after the service. There were four recall notices that, err, I hadn't got around to sorting, one of which was a new engine map.

I've got a few more bits and pieces to bolt on. I'm currently trying to get a Rizoma licence plate holder and wiring kit so that I can install the sexy LEDs that are lying around my apartment.

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« Reply #2434 on: September 09, 2019, 03:37:03 pm »
Looks good Graham.

The more I see and hear the Thruxton R , the more I wish I had gone for it over my R Nine T.
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« Reply #2435 on: September 10, 2019, 02:57:30 pm »
Thanks @bryaneidins70.

I think that both bikes are similar. There's not a lot in it, though I did appreciate the shaft drive on my old Boxer, and it had a few more horses.

Oh, the screen on the fairing obscures the speedometer up to about 120 km/h for me. Given that the Aussies have a zero tolerance attitude towards speeding, I'm not convinced that's a good outcome!

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« Reply #2436 on: September 11, 2019, 05:00:31 pm »
Given that the Aussies have a zero tolerance attitude towards speeding, I'm not convinced that's a good outcome!

you'll get away with much more on a motorcycle anyway
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« Reply #2437 on: September 12, 2019, 04:51:56 pm »
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My bike hoard, from left to right, 1982 Honda Xl 250 R, 1991 BMW R100, 2006 Triumph Scrambler (with a flat rear tire  :-X)

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2438 on: September 12, 2019, 04:59:49 pm »
I want a bmw R 9T
Maybe so. Maybe not

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« Reply #2439 on: September 13, 2019, 04:24:56 pm »
I want a bmw R 9T

Mine is for sale. It makes me so sad, but I just bought a house and it drained every penny I had and will have.


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« Reply #2440 on: September 19, 2019, 02:25:09 pm »
Went out for a ride with the Melbourne Café Racer group, followed by a burger. (I don't recommend this joint.)

"Bikes"

The sister of @summ3rhays's old Ducati was parked outside, just to make him feel bad that he can't afford a bike ever again. The organisers of the local Distinguished Gentleman's Ride had been doing a photoshoot earlier, before deciding on the same eatery.

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« Reply #2441 on: September 23, 2019, 12:22:34 pm »
I took the Thruxton up to Benalla, which is about 220 km (135 miles) from where I live, and back again at the weekend.

After that I figured that it's not a good bike for long distances: too cramped and no luggage capacity.

So I dropped by the local BMW dealership to find something more practical. Oh, look, an RnineT Racer with a custom paint job...

"BMW RnineT Racer"

And the new S1000RR, which possibly felt more comfortable than the Thruxton.

"BMW S1000RR"

Meanwhile, what I should have been looking at is the K1600B, but I don't think that I'm old enough to get one of those yet. It did feel like an armchair on two wheels, though.

"BMW K1600B"

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2442 on: September 23, 2019, 10:55:51 pm »
That’s the problem with bikes. You really need 4 to cover your bases.

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« Reply #2443 on: September 27, 2019, 04:12:24 pm »


And the new S1000RR, which possibly felt more comfortable than the Thruxton.

"BMW S1000RR"


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« Reply #2444 on: October 20, 2019, 04:36:48 am »
Just had to share this.