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by frenchy3
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: This ones got me worried
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: This ones got me worried

If i am laying a bike up for winter i run Aspen fuel through it on the last couple of runs and it stores great without degrading,varnishing and absorbing water. It is really expensive but worth doing especially if you have a classic bike or two. Aspen was originally marketed for forestry workers etc...
by frenchy3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags.
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags.

I have used Snugpak sleeping bags for years now and i am generally impressed with the quality,durability and most importantly the performance in cold conditions. I find as i get older my tolerance to the cold decreases so warmth is really important to a good nights sleep whilst camping. I also use S...
by frenchy3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Oxford HotGrips.....any good..?
Replies: 21
Views: 1193

Re: Oxford HotGrips.....any good..?

I have fitted Oxford heated grips with the 'intelligent' switch but it does not always completely cut off the battery when engine is off. Leaving the bike unused for some weeks and it may flatten the battery so it will not start. I always put a relay to switch the supply off when engine off. Usuall...
by frenchy3
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 251
Views: 39929

Re: The next step....

Thanks for the replies gents, it's a whole new area of technology for me to learn about so all advice and experience is welcome. I moved on from enduro bikes about 8 years ago and now just sold my trials bike which has sat unused in the shed for a similar time. Reality is I hate mud these days but ...
by frenchy3
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Soft Baggage Comparison 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Re: Soft Baggage Comparison 2020

I have the Dirtsack longranger pro that are made in India and i am impressed by the quality and how tough they are. I purchased mine when they were just trying to break into the European market and they were cheaper. I now have a Royal Enfield Himalayan which came with hard panniers so i don,t use t...
by frenchy3
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: viewranger
Replies: 31
Views: 2218

Re: viewranger

Does anyone use viewranger for navigation out on the lanes? If so what are you using it on? any advice would be a great help. Yep, best thing I ever used to help me get lost. :lol: I still use a very early version of the VR app, as the newer versions are too busy with trying you to share routes and...
by frenchy3
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

So gents, I've reread the posts several times again, cacoon vrs upper + lower quilts, I'm guessing the cacoon is simpler to setup ?? I used my exped mattress everytime with success, never budged. Any of you guys 'rope access' gods for your work life....??? My cancelled TCAT ride for this year has l...
by frenchy3
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

We do often feel the need to explain our strange passtime to others as the public perception is you are either tramps,right wing survivalists etc. I don,t particularly like booked campsites as it limits where you ride and when you can stop for the night. I started off with a DD hammock and an ex arm...
by frenchy3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Latest restrictions. Rallys
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Latest restrictions. Rallys

Our local bike meet at Old Buckenham in Norfolk on Tuesday night had well over 800 bikes so probably around 1000 people over the course of the evening. Huge area on the green so distancing was no problem. There is three or four outside catering stands,an outside bar and the pub entrance is blocked o...
by frenchy3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

My answer to that is very short.....anywhere where there are two trees bbout 12-14 feet apart :D Seriously we have hammock camped all over the UK and a lot of Europe and as long as you tread lightly ie no damage to the area,take your rubbish away and clear up if you have a fire etc. Most of our gear...

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