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Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 545,145
Posted By jwmitch
I have the same bike, and in my opinion you have...

I have the same bike, and in my opinion you have the best of both worlds,the oiled cooled motor in the the liquid cooled frame and bodywork. I am very pleased with mine. You may have a few problems...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,048
Posted By jwmitch
1972 to 1985 Puch Maxi-S 50cc Lambretta...

1972 to 1985

Puch Maxi-S 50cc
Lambretta Li150
Honda CG125
Honda CB175
Norton 650 Dominator
Triumph 650 Boneville
Suzuki GT500
Honda CB750F1
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,815
Posted By jwmitch
Yellow is nice! ...

Yellow is nice!

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3268/yellowhandguards.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/687/yellowhandguards.jpg/)
Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
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Forum: Beasts 02-03-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,815
Posted By jwmitch
Just fitted yellow handguards, should improve...

Just fitted yellow handguards, should improve visibility.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2212/img2020d.jpg
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9443/img2021fs.jpg
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By jwmitch
So has the Versys UK forum. Who's next? ...

So has the Versys UK forum.

Who's next?


jwmitch.
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,815
Posted By jwmitch
The bike was totally stock when I bought it, I...

The bike was totally stock when I bought it, I added the following;

Scottoiler
Givi Monokey Rack
Givi tall Screen
Heated grips
Kawasaki hand guards
Ermax colour coded hugger
Fender extender...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,815
Posted By jwmitch
Bought my 2010 Versys with only 250 miles on the...

Bought my 2010 Versys with only 250 miles on the clock, so I got a "new" bike at a "used" price!




jwmitch
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,815
Posted By jwmitch
I'll be happier when it's run in! No it's not a...

I'll be happier when it's run in! No it's not a smooth as the CBF, but it's a lot easier to drag in and out of my garage, as the drive is on a slope. Oh, and the handling, I thought the CBF was...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,815
Posted By jwmitch
Just went into my local Honda dealer to find out...

Just went into my local Honda dealer to find out what the 16K mile service would cost for my 07 Honda CBF1000, including tryres etc. I then saw this big yellow 2010 Versys, with only 250 miles...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By jwmitch
Mine was a 1986: ...

Mine was a 1986:

http://www.usedbikeguide.com/reviews/honda11.htm


jwmitch
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By jwmitch
Been to Scotland for the last four years, after...

Been to Scotland for the last four years, after seeing the great video, I can't wait to get up there, only three weeks to go now:D








jwmitch
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Bleedin' ell' DP, your not in the wars again! ...

Bleedin' ell' DP, your not in the wars again!

Don't tell me the accident happened because you were in a hurry to get out on the Tiger?

Hope you heal quickly, I will miss your reports.

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,669
Posted By jwmitch
In May We stayed in Killorglin, we did the Ring...

In May We stayed in Killorglin, we did the Ring of Kerry, Dingle peninsula, the the Ring of Beara, via the Gap of Dunloe.

The road that stood out was the Gap of Dunloe, no buggies on it at all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,526,639
Posted By jwmitch
Glad your back Nathan, just hope Dot does'nt get...

Glad your back Nathan, just hope Dot does'nt get too asmatic again!


Ride safe.


jwmitch.
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,526,639
Posted By jwmitch
Nasty Nick

Dot, be careful you don't bump into Nick, he'll fleece you quicker than any one you will meet on your journey.
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,731
Posted By jwmitch
Great pics, brings back lots of memories. ...

Great pics, brings back lots of memories.

Did a similar trip a year ago, loved the Gorge du Tarn, agree with you about Andorra, a big let down. Instead of riding back through France we rode...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,526,639
Posted By jwmitch
Safe passage to "Dear Old Blighty" ...

Safe passage to "Dear Old Blighty"


Insanity rules!!

Great stuff:D


jwmitch.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,035
Posted By jwmitch
I own a CBF1000, and I love it, I have owned 30...

I own a CBF1000, and I love it, I have owned 30 odd bikes over the years, and I can honestly say that the CBF, is the most "well balanced" bike I have ever owned.

Great handling, brakes, gearbox,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 100,263
Posted By jwmitch
I took my test in 1974 on a 1972 blue Honda...

I took my test in 1974 on a 1972 blue Honda CB175.







jwmitch.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Maybe you should re-title this thread ...

Maybe you should re-title this thread


the darth peach rides on ..........and then some ........body pulls out in front of her.


Keep healin' DP.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
DP, Glad your reasonably OK. ...

DP,


Glad your reasonably OK.


Still, you don't need any more pain and recovery though, do you!


Get well soon.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Mmmmmmm, is it me, or is that chain a bit slack? ...

Mmmmmmm, is it me, or is that chain a bit slack?


A Scottoiler would be a good idea, my mate has one on his Tiger, and I have one on my CBF1000.


jwmitch.
Forum: Europe 02-16-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By jwmitch
[Maybe I should fit some handguards, just for a...

[Maybe I should fit some handguards, just for a giggle :D[/quote]

If you fit them to a CBR1100xx, I believe they are called "Blandguards":D


jwmitch
Forum: Europe 02-14-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By jwmitch
Best of luck mate, most I did in one go on my...

Best of luck mate, most I did in one go on my Blackbird was 550 miles, that was with a non gel corbin seat & bar risers, my arse was bruised for a week after.

A gel seat should be better though....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 107,149
Posted By jwmitch
Looks like you'll get it first. ...

Looks like you'll get it first.


http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2008/01/honda-cb1100f-set-for-producti.html




jwmitch
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,329
Posted By jwmitch
Just booked a caravan for 5 days in September in...

Just booked a caravan for 5 days in September in Nairn. Can't wait to get back to Skye, the A87 to the Kyle of Lochalsh, is one of my favourite roads. Nairn is also handy for the Cairngorms as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
You should try Scotland DP, mind you, it's a bit...

You should try Scotland DP, mind you, it's a bit chilly by your standards, I had my heated grips on most of the time an my Varadero, and this was in June!

...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,329
Posted By jwmitch
Rode all of those roads, after seeing the pics, I...

Rode all of those roads, after seeing the pics, I think I'll be going again this year:D
Forum: Europe 01-15-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,532
Posted By jwmitch
"Luverly" part of the country down 'ere! I...

"Luverly" part of the country down 'ere!

I often ride down the A48 to Chepstow, then back over the Severn bridge.

Bought an XJ900 a few years back, off a guy in Chepstow.

Nice bikes.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-01-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Hi Peach, sorry to hear you are not well, I...

Hi Peach, sorry to hear you are not well, I always find that steam is the best form of "Nasal Intercourse". A facial suana with a couple of drops of Olbas oil is the best.

Get well soon!
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By jwmitch
clee

Excellent choice! I love my 07 ABS model, as a recent Bike magazine test said, it seems to do just about everything. It came out tops over the Tiger 1050, and the Bandit 1250.

It's a smooth,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Sorry to hear bout the ankle DP, smashed mine up...

Sorry to hear bout the ankle DP, smashed mine up in the eighties when I was a despatch rider. It always seemed to hurt more a night!

Keep fighting, and keep riding, your reports are both amusing,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By jwmitch
Nice pics! There are some great biking...

Nice pics!

There are some great biking roads in Gloucestershire/Worcestershire.

Coming out of Tewkesbury, I usually take the A438 towards the Malvern Hills, then back towards Ledbury.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Hi peach, Just bought the same camera as...

Hi peach,

Just bought the same camera as you, what size, or reslolution do you have it set to for these pics?

Keep up the good work!


Cheers,

jwmitch.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
I will just have to turn my heated grips on then,...

I will just have to turn my heated grips on then, and ignore the snow warnings.








BTW the Peach has heated grips too, you know.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,768,079
Posted By jwmitch
Very entertaining shots! So much so, that...

Very entertaining shots!

So much so, that I'm off to buy a Canon Powershot A590S, the fact that it's half price at the moment helps!

All I need now is some warm Californian sunshine. :D
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By jwmitch
Fantastic pics! Stayed in Tummel Bridge a...

Fantastic pics!

Stayed in Tummel Bridge a couple of times, beautifull place to base yourself for touring, apart from the "Mozzys".
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,252
Posted By jwmitch
Great photos, love your attitude towards life! ...

Great photos, love your attitude towards life!



Happy birthday............"Peaches Pan"
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By jwmitch
Great report! I was thinking of doing something...

Great report! I was thinking of doing something like this next year, this has inspired me.

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 112,728
Posted By jwmitch
Don't forget the Honda CBF1000, I've got an 07...

Don't forget the Honda CBF1000, I've got an 07 ABS model in blue, with matching luggage, they will commute and tour with ease.

The de-tuned Frireblade motor has lots of torque, I came from an...
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