(UK) I've thrown away the pipe and slippers ...

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Gazz, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Gazz

    Gazz In a rut

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    I'm back in the game boys and girls, back in the game :D

    See you in casualty :eek1

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  2. Karin

    Karin Adventurer

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    a 2012 !!! :raabia:super:super
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  3. Pumpy

    Pumpy Exiled Pumpernickel

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    Nice toy, Gazz! :thumb

    I hope not; we had our fair share already...

    See you soon on the trails! :ricky
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  4. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    Do you like grapes......or hard-boiled eggs and nuts?
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  5. Dr JM

    Dr JM Been here awhile

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    Good effort!! Far better choice for a mid life crisis!!!:clap
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  6. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    Bloody hell Gazz, steady on now!
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  7. muddymatt

    muddymatt Been here awhile

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    Nice Gazz, Just remember you only ever need a third of throttle.

    "The last third"

    :D
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  8. stoic bloke

    stoic bloke Adventurer

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    Nice one Gazz, as we say here, health to use!
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  9. Louisdut

    Louisdut Been here awhile

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    Wow great stuff :thumb

    Hope you have lots of fun on the trail

    Louis

    Ps out of only trying to be helpful if you find the throttle a little “lively” you can fit a softer throttle cam, fitted one to Nicky’s 350 made a big difference

    If you want any more info on the throttle cam we used just let me know
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  10. TelfordKnobby

    TelfordKnobby Adventurer

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    Great bike Gazz, would have been better in Orange :D........... Probaly easier to keep upright this one, rather than this beast

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  11. Gazz

    Gazz In a rut

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    Cheers Paul, will bear that in mind.
    It's only a 390 and is meant to more manageable than the slightly mental bigger ones. I've only flipped my trials bike twice in a year so ... fingers crossed :lol3

    Knobby - it's actually half-orange underneath the blue. That means I'm like a bastard half-brother to you now.


    I figured it was now or never to get a proper bike that didn't weigh a ton and could pull the skin off a rice pudding and before I morphed completely into Mr Barnes :wink:
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  12. strobingred

    strobingred Been here awhile

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    Nice bike Gazz.

    Look forward to being behind you, with sense of anticipation:D

    cheers
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  13. Famous

    Famous Goin down hill fast

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    If that's the midlife crisis bike

    What's the grumpy old man one going to look like:clap


    Well done
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  14. Hew

    Hew Been here awhile

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    Great Taste Gazz:clap
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  15. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    Is this an addition or a replacement?

    I recently rode a demo 390 at our local enduro track---great bike--but scary in that a slight twist of the throttle will propel you towards the next obstacle VERY QUICKLY--definitely not a plodder!!--it really punches and accelerates!!

    Well done--look forward to trying to keep up a bit more!!

    Chris
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  16. Gazz

    Gazz In a rut

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    How did you actually get on a Berg? Crane, trampoline, fork lift?:D
    This one only has 22 hours on it because the last bloke to have his mid life crisis couldn't cope with the height.

    Anyway, it's an addition and seems happy at plod-speed too, it does tighter and slower figure of 8 turns than the X-Barge does. And it's such a beautiful object too, the pecking order is now 1. bike 2. dog 3. wife* . Probably best not to mention that though:evil









    *just a joke for our female readers
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  17. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Nice acquisition! I hope you have a lot of fun with it.
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  18. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    Nice bike Gazz, good linear power delivery, no need for a throttle cam on mine.
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  19. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    Cheeky )(*&er !!--Just like I get on the 640 or the CRF--put it on the sidestand first--its no taller than any EXCF etc Plod it might--but open the throttle with a few revs on and you will be "exercised" I'm sure--its an enduro bike after all!

    Husaberg have now ditched the "centralised" motor and have virtually become a blue KTM--you have the last of the proper ones.


    Personally I'm looking at the new HONDA CRF 250F with the road based motor. I test road one recently and its a very good all rounder--but doesn't have the punch of my undersquare CRF230F--I really need to try the 230 again as it has a new front fork set up--it was never a power thing--just inadequate suspension.

    Ride report awaited!!
    CB

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  20. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    Nice one Gaz
    Had a go on my mates over here for a couple of hours , PROPER NUTTER BIKE !!!!!! you'll end up with fore arms like POPEYE :rofl
    Phil
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