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Old 03.02.2016, 19:17
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Triumph Street Triple, 675 cc

I don't see the point in getting a heavier bike for these glorious mountains.
Indeed, though bigger isn't always heavier.

(My SS1000 weighs 15kg less than your 675, my 999R only 5kg more! )

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Old 03.02.2016, 19:22
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Indeed, though bigger isn't always heavier.

(My SS1000 weighs 15kg less than your 675, my 999R only 5kg more! )

Tom
True, the sports bikes can also be very light.

I've got my eyes on the MT-10 when they get released, but I have to buy a house first

Edit: Your location has reminded me to do the Centovalli pass in spring this year.
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Old 03.02.2016, 20:47
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What are ye all riding? 600cc + monsters??
I've brought my BMW R1350GS. Adv.
For me size does matter and I love hurling my lump of German pig iron up a mountain pass.
Sounds like there is quite a mix of bikes, sizes and abilities so ride outs will be a great laugh. I can hardly wait.
I' planning a little ride Saturday morning before heading for Paddy Reilly's in Basel to watch the Six nations.
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Re: Motorbike trips from BL

So let see a picture of your Steeds.

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So let see a picture of your Steeds.

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A copy of mine, not my actual bike
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Is there a way to edit posts when you've made a cock up?
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Re: Motorbike trips from BL

Also, if anyone knows of a cheap garage rental to work on a bike near Basel could they let me know. I just need a tiny shed to do oil changes and brake pad changes etc. I found one in Lörrach but havent been yet and the nearest Swiss one is near Stein Säckingen.

Also, if someone here knows a lot about bikes, adjusting and cleaning carbs etc and would be so kind as to take me under their wing while doing a restore/some DIY maintenance for a couple hours so I can learn I would be much appreciative.

I do most of my own work with cars but bikes I dont have a clue...yet
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Old 04.02.2016, 16:23
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Also, if anyone knows of a cheap garage rental to work on a bike near Basel could they let me know. I just need a tiny shed to do oil changes and brake pad changes etc. I found one in Lörrach but havent been yet and the nearest Swiss one is near Stein Säckingen.

Also, if someone here knows a lot about bikes, adjusting and cleaning carbs etc and would be so kind as to take me under their wing while doing a restore/some DIY maintenance for a couple hours so I can learn I would be much appreciative.

I do most of my own work with cars but bikes I dont have a clue...yet
Pad changes you can literally do on the sidewalk in like 10 min tops. Also as long as you have a big enough bucket and you don't make a mess, oil change is pretty easy too. Last time I did mine behind the recycling place where I disposed the oil for extra efficiency. Working with carbs can be a pain, but a friend took his off the bike and cleaned them up in his apartment. His girlfriend barked at him a bit, but only a bit

Bikes are easier than cars, because you have full access and you don't need a big lift and lots of space.
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Re: Motorbike trips from BL

Yeah my backup is to just find an industrial estate at the weekend and do it there not making a mess of course.

I cant stand the stares I get around here when I do something small to the car
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Old 04.02.2016, 17:25
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A copy of mine, not my actual bike


What type of bike is this?
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So let see a picture of your Steeds.

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Also, if anyone knows of a cheap garage rental to work on a bike near Basel could they let me know. I just need a tiny shed to do oil changes and brake pad changes etc. I found one in Lörrach but havent been yet and the nearest Swiss one is near Stein Säckingen.

Also, if someone here knows a lot about bikes, adjusting and cleaning carbs etc and would be so kind as to take me under their wing while doing a restore/some DIY maintenance for a couple hours so I can learn I would be much appreciative.

I do most of my own work with cars but bikes I dont have a clue...yet
Well there's an idea or at least a discussionpoint for the meet ups. We can go through basic motorcycle mechanics and maybe arrange a session to go do some of the basics, brake pad changes, oil and filter change (doubt very much your bike has a carb but air filter changes, and other basic mechanics that will get you home and not leave you stranded on the side of the road.
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Re: Motorbike trips from BL

Hey St2Leman
Love the Guzi & Chair, I bet that's a lot of fun.
Always fancied a Ural Outfit; hopefully one day.
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Also, if anyone knows of a cheap garage rental to work on a bike near Basel could they let me know.
My husband and I just moved our bikes into our own secured garage near Kannenfeldpark. I suppose with the right notice, etc, we could move our bikes out to give you room to do the work you need to do.



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I was once at the point where all I knew to do was to check the oil level I've gradually built up some knowledge (and tools), but with the new bikes these days, I'm not even sure what I can do any more. Sometimes I miss the basics of my old KLR
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So let see a picture of your Steeds.
Sure, I'll play along

Here is my 2014 F800GSA






And my husband's 2009 F800GS

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Hey St2Leman
Love the Guzi & Chair, I bet that's a lot of fun.
Always fancied a Ural Outfit; hopefully one day.
I put it together in '91/'92, once we had our first kid.

Picked up the second LeMans as a wreck, but the only parts I had to buy were a windscreen and front mudguard, the rest I had as take-offs from the other one, which had evolved over the years.

I have broken the bike frame twice (between the head-stock and engine), and the sidecar frame once (I ride a bit aggressively).

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So let see a picture of your Steeds.
My turn to share...

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My turn to share...

Bellissima!
Now that is sweet!
No one can deny the beauty of Italian machinery.
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