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firestorm916
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PostSubject: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 10:46 am

I like the look of these bikes... what do I avoid?
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am

firestorm916 wrote:
I like the look of these bikes... what do I avoid?

Spokes, unless you're one of these types that like cleaning a lot?   cleaner That's why I opted for the 'M'  
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firestorm916
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 12:39 pm

M... I'll take a look. Thanks.
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firestorm916
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Hmm. Much better. I'm convinced.

Anybody do a week's touring on one of these?

I do like a European tour. (At steady speed)
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Hey, I had a 2005 m800. Fitted a sissy bar with luggage rack and panniers and me and my wife did a couple of week long tours in Europe.... one northern Spain, one in the Eiffel region of Germany. But of a squash carrying everything but generally great
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 9:46 pm

cant say I was touring on mine (2009 VZ800) but I set of from just outside of London went to Birmingham then down to Cornwall once there I rode visiting places, beaches up and down both coasts from top to bottom did that for 4 days then went back longest time in saddle was from London to Birmingham then Cornwall on the fist day stopped along the way but only for as long as it took to fill petrol drink a coffee and have a smoke I find my VZ800 comfortable could you tour on one?? probably depends on how many mile's per day your planning on doing, how often you stop and for how long we are all different  I might be able to ride a bike for 6 hours and feel fine you might have a ride on same bike and after 2 hours say god this fekin bike gives me a bad back or the other way round good thing about these bikes is that they are pretty good to start with you could add gel pad in your saddle try a rider back rest bring your handlebars back a bit with different riser's or just change the handlebars and you can probably read posts on this site about people who have made all said changes and more  happy reading 
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firestorm916
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Wed May 16, 2018 10:11 pm

Thanks, pretty much as I thought then.
I'll have a read through some of the pages before any other questions.
Thanks for the welcome guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a new one?   Tue May 22, 2018 2:01 am

wwweee  firestorm. I'll deal with the spokes as long as I have the shaft and no chain; I just don't bother cleaning me spokes!
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