..and that was by no means the most extreme sight spotted that day. The one pictured was positively lithe compared to most.
Well , firstly thanks for all the comments and advice , glad to see there are so many bikers on here . Finally pass mod 2 last month and after lots of eBay trawling i was bracing myself for a long distance trip to pick up a bike when a guy up the road offered me a mint condition Triumph Trophy 900 , so I took his arm off. Absolutely love it just wish the weather would give me a break it seems to have rained non stop since I bought it !!!!
Cheers again everyone , Roly
Congratulations on passing and getting the bike. The true learning begins now you are out on your own.
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Well done, and good catch on that bike. Sorry about the weather, that would be my fault for getting the FJR out again.
Nice catch on the Trophy. Many reckon the 900 is a better bike than the 1200 - smoother and much more economical.
get a scottolier or similar for it though - will save you tons of hassle adjusting the chain so frequently, and the chain and sprockets will last much longer too.
Nice work - shame about the weather eh? I collected a new R1200 GS Adventure in April and have only put a few hundred miles on it - no fun riding in the rain!
Next thing - get yourself booked onto a Bikesafe course - cost peanuts and it will move your riding on hugely.
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ive a harley fxdbi bought in 06 been all over on it my misses says its the most comfy bike as a pillion put forwards on so its nice for me on long trips
Iíve been having an affair with my GS Adv for two years now and Iím still very much in love. Itís done everything Iíve asked of it, from camping in the lakes to a blast over the Alps to Slovenia. Iím 6í4Ē and went from a 50cc at 16 to a 1200cc at 43 with nothing in-between.
I love my SV and as a first big bike/do it all machine it's hard to beat but if your wanting to carry a pillion the best suggestion I have is a Kawasaki ZRX 1200. It has a low centre of gravity and not much plastic. It has an upright seating position like most learner bikes. You can get pannier racks and sport racks from Ventura for it. You get to pretend your Eddie Lawsen which is the best selling point.