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Old 05-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #2221
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Well, it's not a moped. Come on.
The problem of the CBF is that it lacks any kind of character whatsoever. It's, how should I put it, boring.
I've never ridden one, though.

The TRX on the other hand! Gotta love it.
The Z, hm.... I'll bever become a Kawa-Fan, I fear. But it looks pretty unique!
i am a kawa-boy, and in the past i had all the STINGE, ZXR 750, ZXR750R and ZX7R, ZX7RR. My first bike was a ZXR400

Now to ride on roads it's the Z1000, and this one is all prepared by myself.

Shock : YSS
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #2222
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Hi, although this is my first post on this forum i have been reading through this thread for quite a while now. I've really enjoyed it and for some reason me and the girlfriend have decided to come see what all the fuss is about for ourselves. You have inspired us to make our trip this summer up to Inverness (at the most northerly), travelling up one side and back down the other. We are travelling from the midlands so plan to take around 8 days "on the road", around four days in Scotland. We will be travelling through Glasgow on our way and were wondering if you had any places you felt were well worth a visit (we will try to make as many as we can in our relatively limited time frame).

We have already written the details of the green welly in our plans. I hope you are a believer in the old saying "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery".

Thank you for the great posts so far, i look forward to many more.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #2223
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Hi, although this is my first post on this forum i have been reading through this thread for quite a while now. I've really enjoyed it and for some reason me and the girlfriend have decided to come see what all the fuss is about for ourselves. You have inspired us to make our trip this summer up to Inverness (at the most northerly), travelling up one side and back down the other. We are travelling from the midlands so plan to take around 8 days "on the road", around four days in Scotland. We will be travelling through Glasgow on our way and were wondering if you had any places you felt were well worth a visit (we will try to make as many as we can in our relatively limited time frame).

We have already written the details of the green welly in our plans. I hope you are a believer in the old saying "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery".

Thank you for the great posts so far, i look forward to many more.
I prepare a travel in Scotland too. If you want to have some parts of reading on the french tourist book, it's with pleasure...

Kam prepare the guinness, i try to do all what i can to come to see you , despite the buying a new house, the move, my racing season, and the new job, and... But keep my a fresh beer and some beautiful curves
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #2224
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Other than that - I was finally out in the mountains today and it was awesome. I'm tired and I feel so good. Was only up to 2042m, but the view was absolutely overwhelming. I spare you any photos, as this really has nothing to do with bikes anymore.
But it was so good. SILENCE! An incredible thing.

Cheers, mates!
I wouldn't worry about it - I don't think every pic on a thread has to contain a motorbike ..... It certainly doesn't in many other threads on here. I think this forum is about biking yes, but also about exploring parts of the world through other's eyes..... so feel free to post up a pic or two of the great views in the mountains (I think it only becomes a thread hi-jack when folk start posting loads of pics - One or two of the best shots enhances the thread,
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #2225
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i am a kawa-boy, and in the past i had all the STINGE, ZXR 750, ZXR750R and ZX7R, ZX7RR. My first bike was a ZXR400

Now to ride on roads it's the Z1000, and this one is all prepared by myself.

Shock : YSS
Forcks : Racetec
Exhaust ligne : Devil
Brakes : Carbone Lorraine
Paint : Personnal design be me and realised by PMD
Big air box, etc...

pictures

That's a lot of love and attention gone into that Z1000 bubu.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #2226
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That's a lot of love and attention gone into that Z1000 bubu.

Thanks!!! my Z1000 have 55 000 km!!! And it has no problems

Bikes are like women, with a lot of love both can give you the key of the paradise...
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #2227
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Hi, although this is my first post on this forum i have been reading through this thread for quite a while now. I've really enjoyed it and for some reason me and the girlfriend have decided to come see what all the fuss is about for ourselves. You have inspired us to make our trip this summer up to Inverness (at the most northerly), travelling up one side and back down the other. We are travelling from the midlands so plan to take around 8 days "on the road", around four days in Scotland. We will be travelling through Glasgow on our way and were wondering if you had any places you felt were well worth a visit (we will try to make as many as we can in our relatively limited time frame).

We have already written the details of the green welly in our plans. I hope you are a believer in the old saying "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery".

Thank you for the great posts so far, i look forward to many more.


Thanks .... awesome stuff! I am honoured that this thread has helped motivate you to visit Scotland.

I assume you are asking about places to see on your tour and not just in Glasgow?

Firstly - the weather will 'make or break' any tour round Scotland .... if it's good this country is a biking paradise.. I hope you get nice weather on your trip.

I don't know if you plan on touring clockwise or anticlockwise so just reverse these recommendations if it's the wrong way ....

If you head up the east side I would strongly recommend going up through Crieff north through the beautiful 'Sma Glen' A822 and across to Blairgowrie then up the awesome A93 to Braemar then across the amazing A939 Lecht Road to Grandtown on Spey through the Cairngorms national park and on to Inverness.

On your way back down the A82 by Loch Ness and on through Glen Coe (a must see) .... then, after the Green Welly I would turn back on the A85 to Dalmally and down to Inveraray and pick up the A83 to Loch Lomond and Glasgow making sure you stop at the 'Rest n be Thankful' to take in the view.

To be fair, whichever way you turn you can't go wrong. If you have time to take some diversions out of your way and the weather is good then north of Fort William the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh and Eilean Donan castle is well worth it as is the A830 towards Mallaig turning off at Arisaig to do the little B8008 to Morar and the beautiful beaches it threads past.

Hope this is of help.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #2228
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Check it out - a pesky 'safety camera' van on Sunday on the A85 - Why?! - Whose 'safety' ? There are only sheep and trees around!

Or is it about making money?

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #2229
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Check it out - a pesky 'safety camera' van on Sunday on the A85 - Why?! - Whose 'safety' ? There are only sheep and trees around!

Or is it about making money?

Making money of course, but you can see them, you are lucky!!!

in France it is that









There are lots of speed camera, some are fixed, some are in car and could move...

beware if you will come in France, and if they catch you under 50 km/h over the speed limit they can keep your bike.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #2230
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Thanks .... awesome stuff! I am honoured that this thread has helped motivate you to visit Scotland.

I assume you are asking about places to see on your tour and not just in Glasgow?

Firstly - the weather will 'make or break' any tour round Scotland .... if it's good this country is a biking paradise.. I hope you get nice weather on your trip.

I don't know if you plan on touring clockwise or anticlockwise so just reverse these recommendations if it's the wrong way ....

If you head up the east side I would strongly recommend going up through Crieff north through the beautiful 'Sma Glen' A822 and across to Blairgowrie then up the awesome A93 to Braemar then across the amazing A939 Lecht Road to Grandtown on Spey through the Cairngorms national park and on to Inverness.

On your way back down the A82 by Loch Ness and on through Glen Coe (a must see) .... then, after the Green Welly I would turn back on the A85 to Dalmally and down to Inveraray and pick up the A83 to Loch Lomond and Glasgow making sure you stop at the 'Rest n be Thankful' to take in the view.

To be fair, whichever way you turn you can't go wrong. If you have time to take some diversions out of your way and the weather is good then north of Fort William the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh and Eilean Donan castle is well worth it as is the A830 towards Mallaig turning off at Arisaig to do the little B8008 to Morar and the beautiful beaches it threads past.

Hope this is of help.

Thanks for the tips, i have taken note of all the places and will try to visit as many as we can. We are packing plenty of water proofs and as much optimism as we can so hopefully we are lucky with weather. We like to take tea and cake stops pretty often so i am sure "Rest n be thankful" will be on the cards.

Thanks once again for the advice, i just hope i can make the most of it.
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Are you serious? Mobile speed traps? I'd like to see them try that here! I don't know what would happen, but I know it wouldn't be pretty... at all
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Are you serious? Mobile speed traps? I'd like to see them try that here! I don't know what would happen, but I know it wouldn't be pretty... at all
You trying to tell me you don't have anything like that over there???
Crazy world...



bubu - the French are pretty bad in this regard, but you know how it is over here, right? Nothing compares to Switzerland when it comes to crazy, camouflaged speed traps - and fines....
btw I think I got flashed a couple of weeks ago.. let's see....

And yeah, the Z is real artwork indeed!
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I wouldn't worry about it - I don't think every pic on a thread has to contain a motorbike ..... It certainly doesn't in many other threads on here. I think this forum is about biking yes, but also about exploring parts of the world through other's eyes..... so feel free to post up a pic or two of the great views in the mountains (I think it only becomes a thread hi-jack when folk start posting loads of pics - One or two of the best shots enhances the thread,

Cheers, mate.
I'll see what I can do. Can't be bothered to go through the photos right now, too much work. Maybe I'll still post some later.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #2234
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Making money of course, but you can see them, you are lucky!!!

in France it is that

There are lots of speed camera, some are fixed, some are in car and could move...

beware if you will come in France, and if they catch you under 50 km/h over the speed limit they can keep your bike.


Wow - Sneaky! .... and I thought it was bad here!
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Are you serious? Mobile speed traps? I'd like to see them try that here! I don't know what would happen, but I know it wouldn't be pretty... at all
Really!? - You have no mobile speed traps!? ....... count your blessings .
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