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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I put my Kawasaki ER6f up for sale and I think that I advertised it too expensive as the only interest I got was from a company called CarData. They were extremely persuasive and said that they offer financing to interested buyers and that they would be able to sell my bike in a week […]

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Finally Found

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

The Islington police phoned this morning to say that my bike has been found. Apparently enduro bikes are quite popular and in Islington last year 18 KTMs and 20 F650s went missing. They are used in smash and grabs from jewellery shops and expensive bag shops as they easy to ride and manoeuvre around in […]

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Pirelli MT 60 Corsa Tyres

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I posted a question about the Versys ability to off road and surprise, surprise it can be done but depends on the riders ability and the type of roads. But the good news is someone sent me a link to an article that road (and off road) tested the Kawasaki Versys and recommends some off […]

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Versys Revisited

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I am still trying to figure out which bike to get. I would love to buy the latest F650 but they are only available in Canada and when I included the tax and a shipping cost upwards of £5,500 ($US11,000). My other option is the KLR 650. £2,600 ($US5,100). But I am worried the bike […]

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Missing One 1994 Red BMW F650

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I got home last night and my BMW F650 was gone. I am not sure whether it is because I had an old tax disc on it the council have towed it (I live on a council estate). Or it has been nicked. In the UK they have a trace line for vehicles that have […]

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I really don’t want to ship a bike. It would cost about £500 shipping and another £500 to crate it (I am not really set up in inner London to crate my own bike). So I went on the US BMW site to find out if the new F650 was available in Anchorage. Only to […]

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Which Bike Part Two

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I have been trying to figure out which bike to take on my trip. After falling in love with my twin cylinder Kawasaki ER6f with her great torque I had been considering taking it. But I talked to my companies building manager who is also planning to do this trip and he said that you […]

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008

I did manage to bike out to Bracknell and visit my mate last Sunday. But I feel like I am riding a bike again for the first time aka ‘shitting myself’. I attended my bike club night last night and a lot of veteran riders say that they feel like that sometime especially if you […]

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Ride for the Road Conditions

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

The Thursday before Christmas I decided to take my bike into work and park it in the garage there while I was back in back New Zealand for two weeks. I didn’t really want to ride it as it was quite frosty but I live in an ex-council estate and it isn’t the nicest area […]

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Which Bike

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Now that I have my date fixed I am having second thoughts about which bike to do the trip on. Delaying my trip to earn a bit more moola means that I don’t have to take the Tractor anymore so I was going to buy a enduro bike in Canada to save myself the hassle […]

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