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by johnnyboxer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tar very much...
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Tar very much...

Petrol works for me, on a rag
by johnnyboxer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Super Tenere not taking a charge
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Super Tenere not taking a charge

midlife wrote:Thanks for the replies everyone.
If the fuse had blown, would the Air compressor still have worked?
It may be the Optimate

Mine did the same, they break after a while

Now use a CTEK charger
by johnnyboxer
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Covid 19 Coronavirus
Replies: 1003
Views: 60020

Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

I watched Johnson at the Committee yesterday. It was cringingly embarrassing. If a CEO gave a performance like that at a board meeting they would be out the door like a shot. This keeps happening. Just at the moment of greatest crises, we have the leaders least fit for purpose. Of course he was wha...
by johnnyboxer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Flabbergasted
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Flabbergasted

lancashirelad wrote:I rang my insurer Lynbrook who’ve always been very good & I've recommended to others to insure the KLX250 my previous cb500x was £110 all in, they quoted me £268 for the KLX. :D Doesn’t seem sensible?
Theft risk is high
Hence the premiums
by johnnyboxer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Which bike?

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This still does everything I need
100 miles on the road and 50 miles on the trails
In the company of newer KTM but never last to the gate
by johnnyboxer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: First topic, need a bike now
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: First topic, need a bike now

Sensible choice...I always think that by the time you've paid for the damage you'd do having a big adv bike as your first experience of 'off-road' you could have got a 250/350 fo the same price and had fun learning rather than struggling. those folk you see doing the impossible on big bikes are nea...
by johnnyboxer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: First topic, need a bike now
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: First topic, need a bike now

I nipped out on my XR400 this afternoon to fill up the tank at the garage 4 miles away, not ridden it for 3 months Just in a jacket & jeans, trainers & open face helmet I felt 17 again ! Just great whizzing along on the lightweight XR, no frills bike ...Really refreshing Then took out my new T700 th...
by johnnyboxer
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Nice bike.....but.
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Nice bike.....but.

XR400 are the same
Nothing much below £3k
Minters,with low mileage are selling for up to £5k
An unused one in a crate sold for £9000 recently

They were only £3600 brand new in 2005 [emoji85]

Madness
by johnnyboxer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Update on the situation in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: Update on the situation in Spain

Three of us left bikes in Spain, rode them over early mach just before everything closed and got back on 9th March. Finally decided over last couple of days to have them shipped back to us at home as no chance of getting the planned outings. Our local Spanish friends have kept us informed of events...
by johnnyboxer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: T7 around scotland
Replies: 22
Views: 933

Re: T7 around scotland

minkyhead wrote:Still in the post when I set off mostly the roads were good .which helped
Shame
Do the fork cartridges help?
Still finding the forks harsh - may need better springs for me at 100kg

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