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19 April 2015 - 10:55 PMGot my latest greenlaning / offroad bike through its MOT today and a couple of bits sorted on it (new pads and swingarm bearings). 1997 Kawasaki KDX200. On the road and in good condition for less than £750. They are definitely worth the money for an extra toy to go play on if you have a way to get it to off road places or where there are some green lanes :thumbsu: Hoping to get out on it this week if I can :thumbsu:
17 April 2015 - 07:57 PMI started doing a bit of green laning and off-roading a couple of years ago and I think its a great bit of fun. Good to get some biking fix while not having to ride on the road with all the idiots all the time :thumbsu:
Plus getting a green laning bike is cheap. Not only cheap to buy but cheap to insure too. My last green laner, a 1999 Kawasaki KDX 200 cost me £650 to buy, £100 to get through MOT, and then less than £100 a year to insure. And if I drop it then there is no worry :thumbsu:
07 April 2015 - 07:11 PMOnly hope we find the weather as good as you did.
How did you find the big Kwacker for touring on or were you already well used to making long runs on it?
Have you guys already written up a ride report on the trip somewhere?
I reckon you will be lucky to get that kind of weather up there again.....ever
Had done a few long days riding on the ZZR1400 (250-350 mile days) and long weekends, but nothing the size of our Scotland trip before we went.
Pretty certain we must have done some sort of thread between us during / after the trip but its 3 or 4 years ago now so cant remember where they would be. I assume the forum would have been cleaned up since then and the thread probably deleted. If you want any details of routes or places we stayed though I am sure I can dig them out for you as I still have that info saved on the laptop for next time :thumbsu: (tempted to try it in the kit car when its on the road, but not sure it will be able to make the fuel station intervals)
06 April 2015 - 07:24 PMThat looks a cracking route, I did it a couple of years back, it was late May and just after a scorching week.... I can still remember the midges on the first damp morning got everywhere :shok: - good logic to go a few weeks earlier :good:
31 Degrees Celsius we got up on the North West coast Fozzie when we went up that week :thumbsu:
Remember getting back and having to explain to the Mrs we honestly did go to Scotland for the week as she was looking at my tan :rofl:
25 March 2015 - 09:33 PMJust found out there is a free to view BSB testing day at Donnington tomorrow. Quickly spoke to my mate who has Thursdays off work and have made quick plans to go for a few hours and see what we can see :)