Posts by Steve T

    Happy Christmas and a great New Year from me as well.

    Hope everyone got what they were hoping for - me, I managed to avoid a landslide of socks :). Got a deluge of chocolate instead ^^

    And a Merry Christmas from me & mine to all that populate this wonderful little corner of the tinternet.

    BIG thanks to Craig & his boss for keeping this site alive and for all the people that keep it populated with interesting bits of info and snippets from their travels.

    Heres to a vastly different & better 2021 when compared with what we have just endured.

    Now, where did I last see my tents and camping gear? :whistling:

    Said a final farewell to Jim this morning over in Keith. Nice to see familiar faces present - Jim would have enjoyed some serious "crack" :D

    All present raised a dram to the man we knew. His ashes were kept company with several drams of his favourite malt, along with a bottle of Jack Daniels :thumbup:

    Took a ride out from Keith along Jims favourite local roads afterwards, thinking as I rode of how he & I had many a hoon along them.

    Ride the long road Jim.

    Didn't get the deluge that they got further east from me, but it has rained for the last 3-4 days and all the rivers & burns are very high.

    And No, I don't need any more signs, thank you very much :D

    Its a case saver the man is on about and no I didn't have any problems fitting the bigger front sprocket with the case saver fitted. I used a JTS front from Wemoto and it has dropped the revs by 500 in 6th gear. The bikes speedo is virtually bang on correct now when compared with gps indicated speed - only reading 1 mph under at 60mph gps speed.

    I don't think the 2021 Euro spec bikes are getting anymore power - American bikes already have the extra, cos they can! Euro spec machines are limited to meet learner rules.

    Take a good test ride before you buy. If your not planning to do any dirt riding and are happy to see the countryside roll by and not just have it go past in a blur, you may find the smile on your face growing rather large :):):)

    I part-exed my 1K Strom for the CB5X. I have only used the CB on a dual C/way for a short bit and it did OK, but just don't expect plenty of overtaking grunt . . . at ANY speed. The two bikes are really chalk and cheese when compared one to the other.

    If you do decide on a CB5X, drop me a line and we could maybe do a deal on my Jan 2020 registered bike. 4600 miles with plenty of fairly useful extras. Why would I sell? It really isn't up for the sort of occasional off road riding I do without serious money being spent on some Rally Raid suspension upgrades to get more ground clearance.

    Give one a try and contact me if interested.

    Got my CB500X from them in January (Aberdeen store). No bother, straight forward sale. Salesman was a bit of a "wide-boy" type geezer, but I've been in their old store many times and always been treated like a genuine punter, even when just in there tyre kicking :D

    Hi & Welcome :)

    Must be a first - a gaggle of riders logging on as a group! I have a picture in my mind of all three of you huddled round a keyboard, dscussing what to post and who gets to type it in ^^ :thumbup:

    I refer to my learned friends post above - full disclosure required :)

    Visited the road today. Didn't go all the way to the end - save that for another day ;)

    Cracking ride - I'll fire some photo's up behind Three Dawgs ones from yesterday.