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by Magnon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: BSA Gold Star
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: BSA Gold Star

I have a BSA A10 (650cc) from 1954, I’ve owned it since 1974. It’s easy to start and easy to get parts for but, although in my opinion easy to live with it does require a bit of attention quite a lot of the time - realistically a 2:1 ratio riding to tinkering although that probably depends how much ...
by Magnon
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Bike Design Porn
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Bike Design Porn

I quite like the FTR although it’s a shame that like so many recent bikes the silencers are more about conforming with the Euro rules than anything else.
by Magnon
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Bike Design Porn
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Bike Design Porn

Always enjoyed the design exercises - Katana, K1 etc. but in reality I prefer the more organic designs that have evolved rather the the drawing board wrap arounds.

Before the marketing men got involved the Vincent and the Brough Superior are good examples of designs that evolved from the function.
by Magnon
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Bike Design Porn
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Bike Design Porn

I’m stuck in a time warp I’m afraid and these are my favorites:
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by Magnon
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Modern bikes ??
Replies: 25
Views: 1439

Re: Modern bikes ??

Riders of all ages these days seem to be influenced more by the gizmos than the fundamental bike. I suppose that this is because bike development has reached it’s pinnacle and trying to make next year’s model an improvement on last year’s is only really possible by adding a playstation to the dashbo...
by Magnon
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: HOW TO..........
Topic: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?
Replies: 35
Views: 2958

Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Road riding - observation and anticipation

Trail riding - no substitute for experience

Going fast (track) - no idea, but again probably experience
by Magnon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Himalayan vs KTM 390 Adventure vs 310 GS vs CRF 250 Rally
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: Himalayan vs KTM 390 Adventure vs 310 GS vs CRF 250 Rally

This is an excellent idea - and good choice of bikes. Good luck with it.
by Magnon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 96
Views: 17629

Re: not a proper adventure bike

Last year on way home went to a filling station to fuel up. Filling up my BMW 310GS Next petrol pump along was a very new, very large GS1250 with every conceivable extra fitted. The rider had arrived shortly before me so completed filling up first, it was one of those garages that make you remove y...
by Magnon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: V85tt
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: V85tt

I’ve had Guzzi’s in the past, still have a 850 LeMans. As I’m looking to downsize a bit I’m thinking about something lighter than the current generation 1200 + offerings from most Euro manufacturers. The problem is finding something spacious enough for two up touring - we currently have a K1100LT wh...
by Magnon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Bikers ain't what they used to be.
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

Re: Bikers ain't what they used to be.

Recently out with a group of trail riders we were about to join a main road when one of the group said he had a puncture. We set to, only took about 10 minutes but during that time half a dozen road bikes passed not even acknowledging us, then a group of Oh so cool Harley’s eyes dead ahead but 3 car...

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