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    To be honest, 2 bikes isn't the right answer. ...

    To be honest, 2 bikes isn't the right answer.

    The right answer is n+1, where n is the number of bikes you currently have
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    It's disappointing that everyone I know that's...

    It's disappointing that everyone I know that's had a KTM has had a similar experience. Not necessarily wiring, but various reliability problems.

    But all said that when the bikes were working they...
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    This post has, of course, got me looking at...

    This post has, of course, got me looking at Husqvarnas on AutoTrader.

    Interested that this 2019 Vitpilen 701 (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/bike-details/202107235379959) has been well looked after...
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    Again, can't argue, but like Range Rovers the...

    Again, can't argue, but like Range Rovers the nearest the vast majority of adventure bikes will ever get to "off road" is parking at the edge of Waitrose car park next to the verge. They provide...
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    Hard to argue, but modern adventure bikes aren't...

    Hard to argue, but modern adventure bikes aren't allowed to belch fumes and are built to cross continents in reasonable comfort.

    I rode my Tiger 2-up to Naples and back. I probably could have...
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    The DMS is only a small part of the cost though....

    The DMS is only a small part of the cost though. Rider tech wise with Ducati's aren't great at the moment. The inclusion of Andriod Auto etc on the Africa Twin seems like a very sensible idea

    Not...
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    950S in red with cast wheels, touring pack to get...

    950S in red with cast wheels, touring pack to get the panniers, heated grips and centre stand, urban pack to get the top box, sat nav & multimedia system. Adds up quickly.

    I did a little look at...
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    Looks great, but somewhat scary that speced up as...

    Looks great, but somewhat scary that speced up as I'd like it for touring, it comes to 17,788.80
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    I caught up with one this evening on the way home...

    I caught up with one this evening on the way home from work. My little Triumph was giving it all it had, the Ducati was merely ticking over
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    https://www.instantstreetview.com/@51.884105,-2.05...

    https://www.instantstreetview.com/@51.884105,-2.057113,161.06h,-12.57p,1z,Oh3bb3zKV3ta_Agn95qVQA
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    A house down the road with an awkward drive...

    A house down the road with an awkward drive entrance has a car sized one that seems to work well enough so a bike sized one shouldn't be a problem
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    That was the nice feature of the Harley adventure...

    That was the nice feature of the Harley adventure bike - the lowering as you come to a halt is a lowering of the subframe, not the suspension.

    That way the ground clearance, suspension and load...
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    Ah yes, of course. Chances are I'll pass, but...

    Ah yes, of course.

    Chances are I'll pass, but do you fancy PMing me the details just in case?
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    On here? Have I not been paying attention?

    On here? Have I not been paying attention?
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    Had a lovely 3 hours out on the Street Scrambler...

    Had a lovely 3 hours out on the Street Scrambler this morning.

    Hot but really thoroughly enjoyable.

    Only bad points were nearly head-butting a kestrel, and nearly having a head-on with a twat...
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    I'm going to have to try an XC at some point, but...

    I'm going to have to try an XC at some point, but the lack of luggage options is a pain for touring
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    Hmmm. OK. Perhaps you'll be spared the Tasering...

    Hmmm. OK. Perhaps you'll be spared the Tasering in the plums this time. Those that have them on full all the time will not be spared.

    With the PIAA spotlights on the Triumph, I have them wired so...
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    But he's only got an 18" torso. He hides behind...

    But he's only got an 18" torso. He hides behind the bike as he feels he looks silly!
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    Indeed. Despite mine being kitted for touring,...

    Indeed. Despite mine being kitted for touring, it's not ideal, though arguably better than the touring Harley I bought for touring.



    That's not such a bad idea. And you know you can get that...
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    Come the revolution, riders that have their...

    Come the revolution, riders that have their high-intensity LED lights on all the time, not just when riding in particularly heavy fog conditions, are definitely on my "to do" list.
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    I wish you lanky buggers would stop boasting...

    I wish you lanky buggers would stop boasting about your stilt-walker-like leg length.

    I dream of having a 30" inside leg and all the biking options that would magically open up.

    I could ride a...
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    Have you had a sit on the new HD adventure bike?...

    Have you had a sit on the new HD adventure bike? The Mingerglide or whatever it's called.

    The uppy-downy suspension feature is quite impressive. What I'd not realised is that it's the rear...
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    Lovely, and ah yes. Now you mention it, adjusting...

    Lovely, and ah yes. Now you mention it, adjusting the bracelet on my GMT was a bit tricky.

    Easier to lose or gain weight than adjust the bracelet
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    Oh, looking forward to seeing this as I might get...

    Oh, looking forward to seeing this as I might get one next month (maxing out my Tesco vouchers with Goldsmiths...)
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    That's lovely. I have to admit that I have a...

    That's lovely.

    I have to admit that I have a hankering for a SBGX341
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