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Forum: Beasts 06-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,566
Views: 1,436,561
Posted By Roadpoet
Agree with the others but it is worth knowing it...

Agree with the others but it is worth knowing it is as solid as a rock 2 up with luggage at 90mph on fast curves. But don't expect lightning acceleration at that speed.
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,449
Posted By Roadpoet
15,000 miles, never polished, rarely cleaned...

15,000 miles, never polished, rarely cleaned always serviced and never a moment of concern with the engine. Still early days though - great bike for everything except real off road.
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6,566
Views: 1,436,561
Posted By Roadpoet
Great pictures and shows that the Versys can...

Great pictures and shows that the Versys can tackle most roads, made or unmade. I believe it isn't a real off roader as standard but certainly really good bike for an adventure. It has handled...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,549
Posted By Roadpoet
Something that I can service...... ...

Something that I can service......

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss270/roadpoet/xt500.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,615
Posted By Roadpoet
I like the Moab, will I buy one - not unless...

I like the Moab, will I buy one - not unless Santa stuffs my stocking with 50 notes and Husky actually make it
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7,616
Views: 1,124,232
Posted By Roadpoet
Husqvarna Nuda just won't let my pillion...

Husqvarna Nuda

just won't let my pillion know - not much room there!

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss270/roadpoet/077653_Husqvarna_Nuda_900.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 540,479
Posted By Roadpoet
Oooh oooh I know this one, pick me, pick me! ...

Oooh oooh I know this one, pick me, pick me!

Just to be sure - it is west of Plymouth?


It also looks like my wife's old kayak has sneaked into the picture!


Aaah the memories........
Forum: Trip Planning 11-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 224,401
Posted By Roadpoet
I presume a moderate knowledge of Spanish as well...

I presume a moderate knowledge of Spanish as well as the ability to dance might help as well :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,928
Posted By Roadpoet
+2 on the KLR (Versys) I ride one in London...

+2 on the KLR (Versys) I ride one in London (home to traffic jams since the 1890s) - it really cuts it, and when you fancy a long trip or playing on the fast roads it will still manage it without...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,729
Posted By Roadpoet
Throw money instead!

Throw money instead!
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,616
Views: 1,124,232
Posted By Roadpoet
Today I shall mostly be fantasising about a...

Today I shall mostly be fantasising about a Griso, impractical but gorgeous :raabia
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 57,721
Posted By Roadpoet
Ridden and sold a few vertical twins, my...

Ridden and sold a few vertical twins, my favourite bike engine, 2 or 4 stroke -Yam XS 650, Suzi T500, Norton Commando 750, Suzi GT 125 (!) , Yam YR5-350, Triumph 3TA, Triumph T140 Bonneville and my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,729
Posted By Roadpoet
Versys is a great bike and it has plenty of low...

Versys is a great bike and it has plenty of low down spark to make conversion from a cruiser easy - you don't have to rev it like a maniac to get anywhere. It is a simple and fun bike - a little...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 97,319
Posted By Roadpoet
Loaded Up not Loaded On

:D:D
All you need for a few weeks having fun in Spain

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss270/roadpoet/23HottestDayEver-astopsouthofGranad.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,357
Posted By Roadpoet
Goose. Well gander to be correct and it was him...

Goose. Well gander to be correct and it was him or me. He survived, somehow, the whole weight of an old XS650 over him at just over walking pace - I should have turned round and finished him off but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,452
Posted By Roadpoet
Well a hoary old chestnut this one - I wear a lid...

Well a hoary old chestnut this one - I wear a lid because it is the law and I respect my head. Sometimes I ride without a lid when moving the bike a hundred yards or so - I try to be slow and...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,553
Posted By Roadpoet
Riding through France in broad daylight around...

Riding through France in broad daylight around midday and I had a deer jump out on me (we just missed each other) - the blighters are everywhere. Glad you are not badly damaged, hope the bike gets...
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