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Offline Colin987

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Winter is coming.....
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:32:49 PM »
..... apparently!



Gorgeous day, today, so just had to get my RD out (albeit with me long-johns on...)








I live in the "Sauerland", which is well-known for Christmas trees...




Bike running well, although left exhaust very smoky when cold (think the piston rings might be gumming-up (had that in the past)), and forks somewhat stiff.   Bit of TLC due, when the weather turns bad.

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Offline cooleronthecoast

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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 10:16:27 AM »
Nice photos.  :)  I'm a big fan of long Johns for bike riding too.   I never thought I'd ever be seen dead in them but as an alternative to riding in leather jeans I tend to opt for my Draggin jeans with the long Johns underneath if the weather is cool. 
I've always had at least one road bike around the place since my first RD200B in 1975.  I'm now RDless,  at least for the time being, currently residing in the garage, an Aprilia Tuono V4 and a 1979 Honda CB550

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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 05:36:26 PM »
Keep mine on road all year but will avoid riding in wet. Normally get a nice sunny cold dry day over the xmas period for a ride
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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 07:42:19 PM »
We are very lucky and have a choice of nine bikes, all on the road. Mary is learning and we try and get out as much as possible. We went out today, across the New Forest. Mary rode a newly  bought Honda CB100N (1981) and I took a YB100(1991) It was a bit chilly, but we found a nice farm shop for a spot of lunch.

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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 09:51:15 PM »
We are very lucky and have a choice of nine bikes, all on the road. Mary is learning and we try and get out as much as possible. We went out today, across the New Forest. Mary rode a newly  bought Honda CB100N (1981) and I took a YB100(1991) It was a bit chilly, but we found a nice farm shop for a spot of lunch.

Well done Nick,i must get round too doing one of my 3 YB100S,look forward to riding a tiddler for a change  :)
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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 11:03:45 PM »
Was out on MT last weekend for an hour - Just enjoy riding it.

Bloomin freezing though.

Stopped in Lacock by church where charles and camilla married.

Only parked up a couple of minutes and you get tourist (men) asking about the bike

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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 12:35:52 PM »
Interesting picture, Del.

Was best man at my brother's wedding about thirty years ago in that area; he got to know his wife when he was a Junior Leader at the army barracks at Colerne.  Think it was Colerne or Box church.

That bike looks like far too much HP for my small-capacity ways...

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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 11:32:53 AM »
Today I will be mainly not riding any motorcycles

I've always had at least one road bike around the place since my first RD200B in 1975.  I'm now RDless,  at least for the time being, currently residing in the garage, an Aprilia Tuono V4 and a 1979 Honda CB550

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Re: Winter is coming.....
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 06:07:22 PM »
Today I will be mainly not riding any motorcycles
That looks wintery

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