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8 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

Dunno what to do on the bike front. Mr Slowlys face at the idea of a 24.5 bhp bike was not good.

Take a look round the rural roads......smaller and lighter is better!

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3 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

Now that takes some skill 😆

Why so long?

I never declared a major, couldnt write or spell wright so chit took a while to turn in, went to 5 different colleges, i  liked to surf in the winter and ski in the summer, i had hair, and was going to use it until i lost it...

One day a lady using a computer the size of a refrigerator said to me, oh look, you have a dregree already, i said in what? "You have a BA in Business Management and a minor in Economics!"...

 

Umm what i said? Time to get out she said, my life was over at that point, work, women, kids, 4 door sedens...ugh.

 

 😆

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Just now, Tym said:

I never declared a major, couldnt write or spell wright so chit took a while to turn in, went to 5 different colleges, i  liked to surf in the winter and ski in the summer, i had hair, and was going to use it until i lost it...

One day a lady using a computer the size of a refrigerator said to me, oh look, you have a dregree already, i said in what? "You have a BA in Business Management and a minor in Economics!"...

 

Umm what i said? Time to get out she said, my life was over at that point, work, women, kids, 4 door sedens...ugh.

 

 😆

What Tym said! :classic_unsure:

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On the bright side i managed to fuck up every chance to get rich and stayed single my whole life and those kids wrnt mine and the colour proved it. LOL! 😀

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11 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

It 24.5 bhp is delivered well but you can't pretend you don't notice it on fast roads or at a busy roundabout when you want to sneak out quick.

@Skippy seems to get round OK with his over here......I suppose it depends on your environment.

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33 minutes ago, XTreme said:

@Skippy seems to get round OK with his over here......I suppose it depends on your environment.

Im happy with the Himalayan but 2 bikes massively mismatched on the power front can cause the person on the faster bike quite some irritation. 

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6 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

Im happy with the Himalayan but 2 bikes massively mismatched on the power front can cause the person on the faster bike quite some irritation. 

Not when you get out in the sticks it won't.

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11 minutes ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

Im happy with the Himalayan but 2 bikes massively mismatched on the power front can cause the person on the faster bike quite some irritation. 

I know what you mean about riding with more powerful bikes, if the road opens up it’s impossible to stay with them but when it’s tighter and if you carry some corner speed all that additional power is redundant.

The range of bikes I ride alongside on tarmac includes a few Triumph Tigers, the new Triumph Trident, Africa Twin, Yamaha MT07 (very fast lad, ex-motorcrosset), Benelli TRK502, and a few custom bikes. It’s rare that I’m last to get anywhere but that requires having faith in the bike, reading the road well and………..caning the tits off the Himalayan (and it still does 90mpg!) 😝

When I get bored with their antics I just cut across country and ‘explore’.

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5 minutes ago, Skippy said:

but when it’s tighter and if you carry some corner speed all that additional power is redundant.

What Ray said!

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3 minutes ago, Skippy said:

I know what you mean about riding with more powerful bikes, if the road opens up it’s impossible to stay with them but when it’s tighter and if you carry some corner speed all that additional power is redundant.

The range of bikes I ride alongside on tarmac includes a few Triumph Tigers, the new Triumph Trident, Africa Twin, Yamaha MT07 (very fast lad, ex-motorcrosset), Benelli TRK502, and a few custom bikes. It’s rare that I’m last to get anywhere but that requires having faith in the bike, reading the road well and………..caning the tits off the Himalayan (and it still does 90mpg!) 😝

When I get bored with their antics I just cut across country and ‘explore’.

Agree completely. Went to Nick Sanders place with a bunch of women and I was on the Himalayan, I had no trouble staying upfront in lovely Snowdonia because its twisty but its longer distances on dual carriageways and motorways it can become frustrating. We've both experienced it. Ive been on the Himalayan having a lovely time soaking up the view and Mr Slowlys frustrated and vice versa. If we both had Himalayans Id be happy but Mr Slowly isn't up for that.

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1 hour ago, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

It 24.5 bhp is delivered well but you can't pretend you don't notice it on fast roads or at a busy roundabout when you want to sneak out quick.

you need an enduro with grippy tyres (xr 250)

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Just now, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

Thats not gonna comfortable over distance though.

no but it would probably suit the roads over there , are you thinking of doing distance rides  ?

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22 minutes ago, skyrider said:

you need an enduro with grippy tyres (xr 250)

I go off road with a couple of blokes on XR250’s and to be honest unless you gear them for the road they’re awful. Slow and very uncomfortable on tarmac but useful off road if the terrain gets difficult.

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Just now, Slowlycatchymonkey said:

Thats not gonna comfortable over distance though.

If you want distance and a degree of offroad ability, plus a low seat while weighing in at 190kg.......I can't see a better fit than one of these.....

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1 hour ago, Skippy said:

I know what you mean about riding with more powerful bikes, if the road opens up it’s impossible to stay with them but when it’s tighter and if you carry some corner speed all that additional power is redundant.

The range of bikes I ride alongside on tarmac includes a few Triumph Tigers, the new Triumph Trident, Africa Twin, Yamaha MT07 (very fast lad, ex-motorcrosset), Benelli TRK502, and a few custom bikes. It’s rare that I’m last to get anywhere but that requires having faith in the bike, reading the road well and………..caning the tits off the Himalayan (and it still does 90mpg!) 😝

When I get bored with their antics I just cut across country and ‘explore’.

You never show your fucking faces up here though!

Stick to cruising along Benidorm seafront!

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And now they are talking about a "Firebreak" lockdown in October, when the kids are on half term break, for 2 weeks, glad we are away the week before that.👍

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