Early warning for French Run 2010

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by The Older Gentleman, Oct 10, 2009.

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    platypus Guest

    Count me in.
     
    platypus, Oct 12, 2009
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  2. This is a perfect piece of news as Autumn approaches. My only concern
    is about the style and speed of riding. I am on a 12 year old R1100RT
    and 80 ish is top whack. Will I be a liability?

    Nigel Tailyour
     
    Nigel Tailyour, Oct 12, 2009
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    Andy Bonwick Guest

    On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:46:05 -0700 (PDT), Nigel Tailyour

    snip>
    You will be if you don't find the next two gears when changing up
    because that bike will do more than 80mph once you've found them.
     
    Andy Bonwick, Oct 12, 2009
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    DozynSLeepy Guest

    Nigel Tailyour wrote:
    snip
    You won't be alone if anyone brings a CBR600RR as it needs to cruise at
    50 mph every seventy miles to find a petrol station.
     
    DozynSLeepy, Oct 12, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    Heh. This working lark is overrated ..

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Oct 12, 2009
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    CT Guest

    Post corrected.
     
    CT, Oct 13, 2009
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    Lozzo Guest

    Post corrected again for Pip's benefit
     
    Lozzo, Oct 13, 2009
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  8. Oi! I've resembled that remark y'know.

    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned snapped chains yet.
     
    doetnietcomputeren, Oct 13, 2009
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    Pip Guest

    You're obsessed.
     
    Pip, Oct 13, 2009
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    Ben Guest

    Motorway cruising at 80mph, mine has a near 200 mile tank range.

    Pip's, I believe, does not.
     
    Ben, Oct 13, 2009
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    petrolcan Guest

    and Eddie.
     
    petrolcan, Oct 13, 2009
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    platypus Guest

    It was only slightly snapped.
     
    platypus, Oct 13, 2009
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    Hog Guest

    What is that in MPG then?

    I have yet to see a bike over about 175cc in Davao though a couple of those
    have been nice MX bikes. I'm assured they do exist and there is a club of
    sorts.

    Normal traffic moves at 30mph so it isn't much of a problem. The roads are
    fine, in respects better than UK in so much as no potholes (concrete
    aggregate) but the 50 and 125cc sidecar outfits struggle to make better
    progress.... and there are thousands of them. They slow down for corners, I
    don't think sidecar setup is a science here.

    I already want a FOAD Mitsubishi 4Cab with chrome rollover bars, bull bars
    and 6 spots.

    Taxi fares are fantastic, 150 peso for ~10km. About 74 peso to a GBP here.
    Fuel is 40P for unleaded and 30P for diesel / per litre.

    Plenty of military and plod checks, M16's to the fore, but only looking for
    Prawns. Speed checks and cameras appear to be absent.

    As there are no signs you wouldn't know the limits anyway. If there are any.
    The driving test consists of going to the appropriate office/PO and buying a
    licence ;o)
    All driving looks like 10 UKRM's making rapid progress down a busy M1, with
    passing on any side just fine by everyone.... and I fucking love it.
     
    Hog, Oct 13, 2009
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    Ben Guest

    50ish.
     
    Ben, Oct 13, 2009
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    Hog Guest

    Which seems pretty good for a big barge
     
    Hog, Oct 13, 2009
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    Tim Guest

    Any figures for diesel fuel tourers?
     
    Tim, Oct 13, 2009
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    ogden Guest

    The main threat these days is the unmarked car or bike. The last four,
    maybe five (if we ignore the hospital bed and the one with the cycle
    path) times I've been tugged, going back to 2001, involved unmarked
    vehicles.
     
    ogden, Oct 13, 2009
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    ogden Guest

    You'll be saying the food's shit next.
     
    ogden, Oct 13, 2009
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    ogden Guest

    Back when I had a B12, I had to stop halfway round a FOT to fill up.

    Monz too, on his TL thou.

    And Honda are the ones who get stick for their fuelling!
     
    ogden, Oct 13, 2009
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    Nige Guest

    I'm about the same to be honest.
     
    Nige, Oct 13, 2009
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