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« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2018, 09:13:36 pm »
I really thought the killer would be the insurance owing to the health issues in my past but, on recommendation, I tried Hastings Direct and it was far more reasonable than I'd thought.
Hastings stated they did not have the Grand Tourer model listed,


They were telling you porkies. It is listed on there website!

You're quite right!
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« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2018, 04:15:38 pm »
Sorted :D






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« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2018, 04:40:22 pm »
Very Nice!

Suitable for a run down to the NGF SE event?

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« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2018, 05:14:28 pm »
Not sure Hookey (seen in the 1st pic) would fancy being crammed into the top box :no:
Mind you, by 2019 I might just have mastered the bike ;D

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« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2018, 05:39:59 pm »
I thought “she” was sizing it up for a pillion ride.

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« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2018, 06:41:35 pm »
Congratulations, Mick.  I wish you the joy of it.

Hookey appears impressed.  Rightly so.


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« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2018, 07:03:06 pm »
I have never been into bikes, (I prefer 4 wheels), but your machine does look smart - good luck with it Mick and to quote the brilliant 'Hill Street Blues', "Let's be careful out there".  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2018, 05:14:54 pm »
Bikers meet up at TINGS?

I'll be there on my CB600FS Hornet :D

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« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2018, 10:51:03 pm »
It’ll make a change from rucksacks in the aisles!
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« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2018, 09:11:35 am »
It’ll make a change from rucksacks in the aisles!

Panniers are just as bad!

I'll have to be careful with my tank bag, one side of it is magnetic!

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« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2018, 09:40:39 am »
Sorry, but I'll not be going to TINGS.
As an aside, the panniers on my bike weigh 4kgs each............empty

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« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2018, 12:38:14 pm »
Sorry, but I'll not be going to TINGS.
As an aside, the panniers on my bike weigh 4kgs each............empty

how much would they weigh if you were on your way home from tings?  :smiley-laughing:

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« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2018, 01:04:20 pm »
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Not sure Hookey (seen in the 1st pic) would fancy being crammed into the top box

so  buy hooky a bike,this little chap seems happy enough with his ride


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« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2018, 02:21:48 pm »
Sorry, but I'll not be going to TINGS.
As an aside, the panniers on my bike weigh 4kgs each............empty


how much would they weigh if you were on your way home from tings?  :smiley-laughing:


That would be, erm, 4 kgs then :P

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Not sure Hookey (seen in the 1st pic) would fancy being crammed into the top box

so  buy hooky a bike,this little chap seems happy enough with his ride




Hookey has similar colouring but I fear the sound of the 'zorst might make him leave a little something on the bike :uneasy:



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« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2018, 04:16:43 pm »
That's a brilliant photograph of Hookey and @tutenkhamunsleeping posted a marvellous one of Kato driving an ex-GWR 'Grange'.  Thank you both.

Maybe Hookey will like the motorcycle, Mick.  When I was 17 (not last year, then), our family cat was called Korky and I had a BSA 250cc single fitted with a Gold Star silencer.  When I arrived home, Korky would jump up on me before I had even stopped the engine.  I'd then put the BSA on its centre stand (who remembers these?) and she would happily sit on the seat for ages enjoying the sounds and smells of a British motorcycle cooling down.  Some day I'll get the Vincent out from below a decrepit 'H0' layout in the garage and see what Poppy makes of it...

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