Trying something different

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slowboy
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Rides:: Honda C90e 1986, Kawasaki GT750 1985, Triumph Daytona 1000 1992
Location: Kingsbridge Devon

Trying something different

Post by slowboy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 pm

Over the years, I've had a number of large capacity bikes, but as I get a bit older (53) I find I can no longer get comfortable for long on my old Daytona 1000. It's just gone, and next up will be my old GT750 Kwacker, still a fine tourer with its Rickman Fairing and Krauser panniers.
So what to get, I still like long distance touring and the C90, christened "Nan's bike" at the southern softies rally is a bit slow for the very long stuff. We will be going to Norfolk next year, that's some unfinished business......
Any how, I looked at what's available and settled on the CRF250 Rally. Only had it a fortnight and already clocked 1200 miles, been camping in the Peak District and a bit of local running around. What a cracking bike, comfortable enough for distance (3x 300 mile trips so far) easy real 75 to 85 mpg and holds an indicated 70 fine (really 64 according to my GPS). The screen and fairing work, keeping the worst wind and weather off me. And it's an ok traillie as well. Apart from sheer performance, I'm really impressed, I reckon this will be around for a while.
See you on the road
Brian

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knapdog
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Rides:: '83 C70-C , '95 C90 e/s, '11 CB1300
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Re: Trying something different

Post by knapdog » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:36 pm

Being 53 is not particularly old. :o :shock: :? :cry: :| :roll: :) :D
The combined age of the Four Old Fogeys is around 270. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kod
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Re: Trying something different

Post by Kod » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:46 pm

53 years old. Ah, those were the days. Ride all day and party all night. Trouble is it took about two days to recover. If you think "old" you will be.

slowboy
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Rides:: Honda C90e 1986, Kawasaki GT750 1985, Triumph Daytona 1000 1992
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Re: Trying something different

Post by slowboy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:21 pm

I said "a bit older" I'm not old for Chris's sake. But my body is no longer comfortable on a sports bike. The CRF 250 is proving to be very good indeed. A more gentlemanly way to travel.
Then there's always the C90 or my GT 750 to play with. The Kwaker can still get a move on if roused, freaks the sports bikes out when your "backing it in" ahead of them. :D

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