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    Triumph Tiger 1200 (2019)
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    BMW F800GT (2015), Triumph Street Triple (2014), Triumph Tiger 800 (2013), Yamaha YBR125 (2012)

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  1. The more the merrier! It’s a small, but fun group. I’ve not made it to all of them (like Cynic) but did last years which was in Wales. Amazing weather and great roads. I was the “tail-end Charlie” on the rides and captured some footage - Anyway we camp (though a nearby B&B is always an option), ride, eat, drink and have a good old laugh.
  2. Yes, somewhere north works for me too. We might even be able to get Jimmy to join us along with John [emoji846] My only bike related jaunt in the Lakes was a leisurely ride up to Scotland for some wild camping. It was a very foggy and cold October on my Street Triple and I spent most of the time trying to find a suitable roadside wall I could jump behind for a wee haha [emoji23] it was an agonising ride over every bump. You men don’t realise how good you’ve got it!
  3. We’re always going to have the issue of people being able to travel, but a couple of suggestions: Lake District Kielder Forest
  4. I had a blast - even though it seems like a lifetime ago now! Haha
  5. I had such enthusiasm for biking all year round when I first started on a bike... My L plate days saw me riding my 125 at 5am over the Pennines for 50 non-motorway miles. I remember always passing a Bland European rider most mornings who gave me the most excited wave. For 50 miles in winter it was always just him I saw on two wheels. He always helped to spur me along. Aside from that though the commute in winter was tough - the headlight was pants, cars used to sit up my arse, sheep and ducks could be found around most bends and I was generally clueless on 2 wheels! Fast forward and I found myself leaving home even earlier to trek 200 miles into central London on my Street Triple. That bike had zero weather / wind protection, and being honest I was a little too tall for it on such a long trek (sore knees). That bike was twitchy as feck on the throttle, but I still managed to ride it in snow and ice. I used to arrive in London with a blue face and even popped round to Airheads home once with my jacket covered in ice [emoji23] What has happened to me now I don’t know... I’ll still commute in poor weather if I need, but my car is the preference (I’ve always favoured the car on a short trip anything less than 300 miles, haha). But I’ve gone from doing all the above in nothing more than Kevlar jeans and a £100 jacket to riding about on a bike with hand guards, heated seats and grips, electronically adjustable screen whilst wearing base layers, heated jacket and a Rukka suit haha! Bottom line... I’ve been there, done it. Will do it again if needed, but will happily sit in my warm car during winter [emoji41]
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    Bollocks, ahh well

    You need to pass another theory for any licence over and above the CBT, even if you’ve already done the theory for your car licence. Anyway, it’s great to hear you are building up a family of bikers!
  7. I’ve got the mini sound bomb and it’s plug and play. It was only with my BMW that I had to buy an additional wire for it to work with their canbus.
  8. Indeed - that’s what the Tiger 1200 forum tries to achieve. They just want the forum to serve as a valuable resource for people, and then the FB page to be more of a social “look where I went today” community.
  9. Thanks, Slice! Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year!
  10. I check here nearly every day too. It’s a shame, but have also just sent a request to the FB group. I think part of the problem is that the forum is far reaching to all Yamahas. I tend to join model specific forums, but even those get more traffic via FB these days. I guess others will do the same.
  11. Many thanks for coming back to post up a solution. I’m sure it’ll help others in the future. Enjoy the heated seat!
  12. bippo

    An Autumnal jaunt

    Great pics, Jimmy. Good weather at this time of year is always hard to pass up! I went out yesterday for the first time since my Europe trip. After 4,000 miles my rear end didn’t want to go anywhere near a bike seat haha! But I popped out yesterday for a Remembrance Day ride of respect. So many families came to just watch with flags and their own home made banners which was just lovely.
  13. bippo

    Anyone near....

    No problem, Jimmy. Happy to help with anything similar in the future.
  14. bippo

    Anyone near....

    It’s about 20 miles from me, Jimmy. More than happy to collect and post for you if you’re successful in the bid.
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    2019 NEC bike show.

    Oh Slice... owned twice in one thread! [emoji1787]
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