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Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,153
Posted By Mike Hunt
Been searching for info on PR2s vs PR3s. So far I...

Been searching for info on PR2s vs PR3s. So far I can only tell that the PR3s extra sipes give extra grip in the rain. I never lose grip on the PR2s and I ride regularly in wet and dry. I also would...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 565,816
Posted By Mike Hunt
Low down torque maybe, but I get a real kick out...

Low down torque maybe, but I get a real kick out of chucking it down a gear and pulling back the throttle for overtakes. From my experience an engine generates its power through more revs. Never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,638
Posted By Mike Hunt
He said he didnt want to pit ONE bike against...

He said he didnt want to pit ONE bike against another. When he said "except SOME HDs" that is stating quite clearly theres more than one. The posting you quoted isnt actually a contradiction....
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,760,669
Posted By Mike Hunt
Why would you consider riding in afghanistan or...

Why would you consider riding in afghanistan or riding anywhere near those terrorist type countries? There are plenty more places to ride where you dont run the risk of an IED blowing your front...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-24-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Mike Hunt
Maintenance on the fly.....

So your going on a 10,000+ mile road trip around the world. What advice would you give to someone who knows sod all about engine maintenance? In the long way down and other such adventures, they have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,528
Posted By Mike Hunt
Still does 60 in about 3.5 seconds apparantly...

Still does 60 in about 3.5 seconds apparantly altho I have no incentive to try it! Would have had an FJR1300 if I could afford it, doubt i would have ridden it any differently tho. Gotta admit shaft...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,566
Posted By Mike Hunt
Whats the top speed of a y2k?

Im assuming the y2k is still the fastest street legal bike? Both versions of veyrons have had their 15 mins of fame, I think its time for a motorcycle to have a go. There have been several bike vs...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,528
Posted By Mike Hunt
Something I dont understand?

Sometimes I get asked what bike have I got, and I tell them its a bandit 1250. They are then quite shocked saying "1250! thats a really big bike innit!" or words to that affect. Yeah, its a big bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 898,692
Posted By Mike Hunt
How much money does it take to do a trip like...

How much money does it take to do a trip like this? Im guessing about $65-75000 in total, altho not all in the same currency obviously. Your lucky to have had such a decent employer even if only...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-27-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,073
Posted By Mike Hunt
I voted 300miles per day as being just right with...

I voted 300miles per day as being just right with a typical 1000cc tourer in mind. I wouldnt have said the same if it were a bicycle. 250cc bike is WAY too small for long distance touring. Ideally...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,976
Posted By Mike Hunt
I would by a honda blackbird with panniers.

I would by a honda blackbird with panniers.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,161
Posted By Mike Hunt
I once put about 17.3 litres in my tank after...

I once put about 17.3 litres in my tank after doing 200miles. Whats that in mpg? That route went from the lake district to glen coe and involved all sorts of roads including 90mph motorway riding,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 565,816
Posted By Mike Hunt
I own a 1250GT and have been on week long road...

I own a 1250GT and have been on week long road trips round scotland a couple of times. Also do weekend camping trips occasionally, usually bank holidays. Its my second bandit 1250, after losing the...
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