New bike :)

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Re: New bike :)

Postby jont- » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:40 pm

Horse wrote:'Shaft drive' is a good one. As a mate asked years ago: "would you buy a chain drive car?"

Yes. Much better idea than a cambelt :lol:
/yes, I know that's not how it works on a bike :roll:

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Re: New bike :)

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:06 pm

Wikipedia says "The last popular chain drive automobile was the Honda S600 of the 1960s". Personally, I'm amazed they chose to do that at that time. My impression is that chain drive for cars died out, in the main, by the 1930s.
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Re: New bike :)

Postby Triquet » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm

:mrgreen: I do like Mike's new lofty steed. He can sneer at HGV drivers as he passes

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Re: New bike :)

Postby exportmanuk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:46 pm

I found the explorer to be a bit too top heavy especially fully loaded
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Re: New bike :)

Postby GTR1400MAN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:25 pm

It may feel top heavy if you are used to a boxer engine where all such engined bikes carry their weight low down , but compared to every other adventure bike there's hardly any difference, despite what the GS loving mags will tell you.

It's true that the weight is carried higher than my old GTR, as it is a taller bike, but I wouldn't call it top heavy.
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Re: New bike :)

Postby Horse » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:39 pm

jont- wrote:
Horse wrote:'Shaft drive' is a good one. As a mate asked years ago: "would you buy a chain drive car?"

Yes. Much better idea than a cambelt :lol:
/yes, I know that's not how it works on a bike :roll:


Acksherley ... there have been several bikes with belt for their final drive ;)
My own views. For better or worse :)

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Re: New bike :)

Postby exportmanuk » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:01 pm

I had a Sprint GT before the RT which was OK , I tried a lot of bikes before changing to the RT. But being a little short in the leg the adventurer style of bike was generally too tall for me. The RT left me short in the pocket instead
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