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Old 04-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #931
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Happy days.......

See ya in a bit Stan. Business to attend to






Down at Honda Ali's a delivery had just been offloaded







19 scooters






And something a tad more exciting










During the eight years I've been in Turkey I've wished for a lightweight, low capacity trail bike at a reasonable price. Bikes are expensive here and until now the only 250cc trail bikes available new were Kawasaki KLX250's and Yamaha WR250's. Honda have pulled a blinder by importing their new CRF 250L at less than the price it sells for in the UKand considerably less than the Kwacker and Yammie alternatives. Better get Bayram to do his stuff






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Old 04-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #932
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That's a neat bike, I had the pleasure to test ride it a while ago and it felt light and nimble, though it was only on asphalt. Congratulations and don't forget to post again as soon as the bike is not that shiny anymore.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #933
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...........Bayram's stuff consisted of filling the battery and checking fluid levels and tyre pressures. Got to be impressed with the way these things are shipped in


Then it was off to see how the newcomer handled. Forest trails were fun






As were river crossings without rivers






Trundling along trails was trouble free















This little beauty can get me anywhere I want to be. Initially I thought the performance was a bit lame until I opened the throttle. The engine loves to be revved but even then the FI delivers smooth torque. There isn't a power band on this thing. I managed to take it to places that I could never get my 600's to, either through fear or the bigger bikes unsuitability. A further bonus with the new CRF is that it will happily run on main roads at 120-140kphIdeal for visits to the ancestors






Um, me and my new best friend are going to have heaps of fun together






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Old 04-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #934
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That's a neat bike, I had the pleasure to test ride it a while ago and it felt light and nimble, though it was only on asphalt. Congratulations and don't forget to post again as soon as the bike is not that shiny anymore.

It's great little bike AG. Looking forward to many future adventures on her/it
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #935
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congrats on the new toy
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #936
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Congrats on the new bike. Honda apparently hit the nail on the head with this one. Looking forward to all the pics of you and your new friend...

Btw, GREAT pics. Could be straight from the honda brochure...
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:18 AM   #937
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Where's the snow.........................Joe?

Thanks DCrider and G600. Had to pop off and see what effect this spate of warm weather is having on snow levels. Took me all of five seconds to think of that excuse


Sun cream girls?






Um, still a bit over there






Lot of snow melt coming down the mountain







Yep, thought so! More grey than white







Still the odd Yeti around though







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Old 05-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #938
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Sometimes it's nice to.........

Just sit and stare.......












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Old 05-08-2013, 07:27 AM   #939
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And sometimes it's just for the kids....

The plan was to have breakfast in the woods, go for a short ride then entertain the kids. Kids saying good morning to Mehmet's dog Johny






Mum makes breakfast while the girls untangle their skipping rope






Time to head off after a quick pep talk from the pit crew







Wasn't long before we assumed our default geographical position......lost








One buffoon managed to get his new bike bogged down








While Mehmet showed the correct line








T'was a tad warm. August weather at the beginning of May







After much pestering from the girls the dads gave in and let them have a quick go









A fun day out during which none of the kids were injured, traumatised or upset in any way whatsoever. Unfortunately some of the adults fared less well


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Old 05-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #940
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still a pleasure to follow this thread of events...
rumor says the triumph will arrive....
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #941
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still a pleasure to follow this thread of events...
rumor says the triumph will arrive....
Mein Gott! Hope he's got a spare starter motor
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:28 AM   #942
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Norwegian would...............

Well if you were Norwegian you probably would give up on the wood (and Beatles songs), jump on your bike and ride some 3500kms to meet your wife and daughter for a week in the sun and then head back to the land of Trolls This bloke did just that A Viking searching for the south east end of Europe. - ADVrider

and popped in on his way back oop North






Johnny hadn't done much off road. No time like the present so off we went heading for the summer pastures. We weren't the only ones










5 days walking from Kas to their summer grazing. A trip we would manage in two hours But hey, we're not there yet. Not far to go






There you go






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Old 05-20-2013, 04:07 AM   #943
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WOW!...... whatta view.....
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #944
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I did more off roading that day then i ever tink i will. Great fun it was to.

Thank you, i had a great day!

Btw it was 5200 km to Alanya. Including all sighting on the way down

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #945
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[QUOTE

Thank you, i had a great day!

Btw it was 5200 km to Alanya. Including all sighting on the way down[/QUOTE]


Oops, getting my kilometers confused with my miles Easily done at my age

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