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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, check this guy out, http://www.brainrotting.com/ Grayham is doing a trip around north and south America on his Dakar. he posts great movies about his journeys, and tweets too......go on give him some support! j
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    Hi All, Looking for a bit of advice please, I'm now starting to plan for my next long weekend trip for this year, I'm thinking of heading to scotland for 4-5 days in June this year, and i'm wanting to know if anyone on here has recently done a trip to scotland and can recommend any decent...
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    Just booked the santander ferry for a two week tour of spain and portugal :dance: Roughly its off through the top half of Spain, to France / Biarritz, then South through the Pyranees and down to Andorra then back into Spain (Barcelona), along the South coast of Spain, heading West and then into...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi looking for any advice on my first ever motorcycle tour that hoping to do in March/April this year. Thinking of going to Shell Island in Wales for a couple of nights as mentioned never done this before so looking for some tips e.g. what to take for the tour e.g. Cooking gear, tools for bike...
  5. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Hi guys, I'm planning a trip up to Scotland with my F650cs starting from London (have to get out of the city madness!). Got the idea from a friend of mine who did it with the car and told me sceneries were amazing and it would be a perfect ride with the bike. Day 1: London - N.Wales through...
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    hi all, as most of you will know Kate and I toured through Scotland for 16 days. I am in the process of completing the website report and you can read and view some of the pics here: http://www.freewebs.com/bmwrideruk/2009scotlandlarskate.htm We both enjoyed the tour and are wondering if...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    what do you all think about the metzler tourance tyre i`m going to do a little tour round the scottish highlands end of may leaving from oxford so a little feedback on tyre choice may go well also if any body has any info on favored routes please feel free to pass on any info many thanks...
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    All Well the time has finally come me and 2 mates have decided it is about time we did a bike trip. Granted I am going to be on the F650CS which although not ideal for long distances I am looking forward to 16 days off work! Now non of us have ever done anything like this before so would...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    It's good to be back home in the highlands of Scotland I've done 7,600 months and travelled though ten countrys in seven months. And the number one biggest complaint was the side stand on my Dakar! It's too short, and this becomes worse when the bike is fully loaded, as you all know. I'm going...
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    I am planning to go over to France/Belgium next year in April or May for 4 days. 2 days in the Somme area and then ride up to Ypres for another 2 days or vice versa. Preferably Thursday-Sunday. If you are interested let me know and then we can make a definite date.
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Sorry - helmets again! Just got my Arai Tour X yesterday and obviously took it out for a blast. Its absolutely brilliant! I thought with the peak my head would get a buffeting, but no. It was quiet and smooth and looks the dogs dangly bits. Ive got a black visor on it too - so I look a bit like...
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    I have recently come back from a short tour to Melle in France, where a small French chateux hosts biking holidays at selected weekends through the season. The tour is a Friday PM arrival, with Tue AM departure. They can cater for 10-12 people, and during the day there will be an all day...
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    Hi ..... A few of us have just signed up for Another Way Round 2006 which is a European Tour supporting UNICEF. The tour goes to Antwerp, Stuttgart, Geneva, Nurburgring and ends in Paris in June next year. Just thought I'd mention i here as it's for a good cause. Check it out at...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Off to Norway on my first tour this summer. Any advice on how to pack? I will be using the BMW expandable panniers, my BMW tank bag and a bag equivialent to the BMW roll bag (HG - 4.99 and waterproof!!). Where can the heavy stuff go and what do I need to be aware of? Blasting along on the...
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    Hello all - Summer riding is for girls! I'm doing a charity run of the UK and Ireland starting this Friday - have packed skis for Scottish leg of the ride, and would welcome any support from fellow GSers along the way. I'm on a 650 Dakar and will be riding the length and breadth of UK and...
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    A question was posted a while ago about touring on the F. I was at Beaulieu at the weekend for the Motorcycle World show. A couple of us left Coleraine (NI) on Friday at 10:00, got the ferry at Dun-Loaghaire to Holyhead and got back home yesterday (monday) at 17:00. Total 1044 miles and I...
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    Hi, Can anyone give any good tips of where to go (and stay!) in the Irish Republic. Me and the missus plan to go in July, and wondered if anyone had any good tips. Cheers, :cheers: Al.
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