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by gogs01
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

Meigle's a nice run for me if I take the scenic route, so I'm up for a meet there as soon as we can agree it's "safe" - or within the guidance given by the authorities. And, more importantly for me, with suitable toilet arrangements. I've taken to carrying hand sanitiser gel in case the best option ...
by gogs01
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Getting out there...
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Getting out there...

I can hear the midges smacking their “lips” from here. Mind you I ‘ll take them over sandflies or the jolly mosquitoes in Cooper Creek any day. Lovely scenery. Haven’t ridden in Scotland since 1979. John John, We'll try to arrange a free pass on the midges ! :grin: Please be assured you will be wel...
by gogs01
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

. So, Montrose almost certainly OUT, Hawick probably out (although I may have to force myself to have a ride through there to check it out for myself :smile: ). House of Bruar on the 9th of August seems like a real possibility, so I hope as many forum members as possible will have it in their diari...
by gogs01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

. The Beach Cafe Montrose is open - I was there for a coffee today : 20200709_143629.jpg The cafe was open only for takeaway food, drinks & ice cream. It will be open on Sunday. The restaurant next door was closed but it too will be open on Sunday, with pre-booking, social distancing etc. Unfortuna...
by gogs01
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 40
Views: 1282

Re: RT written off....

My last RT was a 2013 SE. Superb. You'll love it !
by gogs01
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 40
Views: 1282

Re: RT written off....

Just bought this.....one owner SE with 8k miles from new. Lovely!

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Looks very nice. How old ?
Only 8k miles - must have spent much more time in the garage than on the road !
by gogs01
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 40
Views: 1282

Re: RT written off....

..... I have a mate who seriously scored under similar circumstances ..... he was off work for a few weeks and got so much from the insurance compensation he was able to buy a Vincent series D Rapide .....
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Pete - maybe you'll get enough for a new R1250RT ? :grin:
by gogs01
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 40
Views: 1282

Re: RT written off....

Pete, That sounds like a horrific experience ! Glad you're on the mend. :smile: As for a replacement bike, my personal experience has led me to believe that the "end of run" models are less troublesome than the first versions of the new model. That would lead me to look more kindly on a well-spec'd,...
by gogs01
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Introducing

Welcome to the forum. :smile:
Please give details of your bike before launching on questions - it really helps with answers ! :grin:
by gogs01
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sammy Miller Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Sammy Miller Museum

YHA site in the New Forest has cabins. May be a bit cosier. I wish I'd known about it last year!!!!

https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-new-forest
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I would choose one of those cabins over a tent every time - thanks ! :grin:
by gogs01
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sammy Miller Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Sammy Miller Museum

Well, that does sound a little complicated. :grin: The calendar shows the visit to Sammy Miller Museum on 4th October from 12:00 to 13:00 - is that what you have in mind ? Hampshire would be a very long day ride - nine hours in the saddle for me. A stop-over at six or seven hours would mean two or t...
by gogs01
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: F900RT
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: F900RT

Hi Gordon,
Do you fancy a ride way down south to the Sammy Miller Museum on 4th October if they let us out to play?
Regards
Keith
Keith,
See. : viewtopic.php?f=29&t=29092
by gogs01
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sammy Miller Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Sammy Miller Museum

by Ruralman » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:56 pm "Hi Gordon, Do you fancy a ride way down south to the Sammy Miller Museum on 4th October if they let us out to play? Regards Keith" I do fancy seeing the Sammy Miller Museum. It all hinges on timing - I have a provisional plan for a two or three week UK / Irela...
by gogs01
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: F900RT
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: F900RT

I tried a 900XR. The screen is awful. Well, for me anyway. Noisy. Two positions. The Chinese engine didn't appear to have 100 hp. Seemed a bit flat. I think the tank is 19 litres. I tried a Triumph 900 Tiger. Screen good, the engine seemed a bit tough, as it has a strange crankshaft setup. Got on m...
by gogs01
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: F900RT
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: F900RT

The MT09 would certainly tick the box by being lighter, but I like to tour around Europe for two or three weeks at a time, so a little more weather protection, tank range and luggage capacity would be desirable. Maybe a Tracer. :smile:
by gogs01
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: MOT extension - a word of warning...
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: MOT extension - a word of warning...

OK, I'll bite. What's wrong with driving in the middle of the road if there is no other traffic? I will always drive in the middle of the road if there is no other traffic particularly at night and in town centres. That way you have more time to react to lower order animals that jump out such as de...
by gogs01
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: F900RT
Replies: 6
Views: 433

F900RT

. At times during this lockdown I have found myself wondering if I shouldn't replace my R1200RT with something lighter and more manageable. I'm of an age when most people are thinking about giving up motorcycling but I'm not quite ready for that yet. Riding my RT is no problem, but I find pushing i...
by gogs01
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: OBITUARY
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: OBITUARY

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I don't know much about common sense, but I know it's not very common .....
by gogs01
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200RT....seat
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: R1200RT....seat

A quick look in eBay shows seven low seats (in UK) which should fit.
£36 to £300
by gogs01
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200RT....seat
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: R1200RT....seat

Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy your RT. They are superb bikes but not the lowest bikes around. There are low seats available, a search of eBay may throw something up. If I remember correctly, my 2010 RT had ESA and I was able to select "soft" damping and "one helmet" preload (for solo riding...
by gogs01
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Allo allo
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Allo allo

That's even funnier - laugh out loud funny ..... :grin:
by gogs01
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Allo allo
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Allo allo

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I thought you meant the guy on the left - until I read the sign. :grin:
A great advert for American education .....
by gogs01
Sun May 31, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

Well, here we are on the last day of May 2020. I would have liked to have ridden to Biggar today to meet up with other forum members and enjoy a chat, but it was not to be. I'm assuming that the Aroma Coffee House is closed, although riding more than 5 miles and meeting with more than one other hous...
by gogs01
Wed May 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Irish vs The French!
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Irish vs The French!


The old ones are the best ones ..... :grin:
by gogs01
Mon May 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?
Replies: 203
Views: 7550

Re: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?

You could also say that it's endemic...

Rob
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I wouldn't disagree, but I've seen examples of crap driving in every country I've visited, so I'm sticking with pandemic ! :grin:

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