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Archive for April, 2008

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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Gone for Good

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

“Everything can be taken from a man but … the last of the human freedoms… to choose one’s attitude.” Victor Frankl Ironically this was the inspiration I received the day I reported the bike to the insurance company after confirming that the council hadn’t removed it. A consultant at work said that his 1993 Yamaha […]

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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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BMW Canada

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I had a look on the BMW Canada site and they sell the 2008 F650. My first thought was to change my flight to fly into Grande Prairie (where my mother is from) and bike from there but it is 3,315 km (2060 miles) and due to cutting it so fine with the weather I […]

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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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