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Old 09-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #3526
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Just a few views from today ...Sarah and I were out cycling (as we try to do on Saturdays - got to do something to try to keep fit ).... Sundays are biking days..... ......hoping for a dry day tomorrow.

Lovely up near Aberfoyle and the Trossachs this afternoon... only got soaked once.



Lochan Spling....




Monster in the woods ..





Loch Ard..



Lochan a' Ghleannain...





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Old 09-08-2013, 03:30 AM   #3527
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You don't have to read it EF, freedom of choice, I for one will continue to check the posts & photos from Scotland.

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I couldnt agree more, i love this thread and all the hard work you put in Kamchat, if people dont like it sod off!
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:35 AM   #3528
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It wasn't till my fourth bike that I got a four stroke - an XS750 Yam (which was my first new bike, 1,200 back in 1979
My first "big" bike after I passed my test on my RD250DX was an XS850. I loved that bike. I'm interested in what Yamaha are going to bring out next year with their new triple engine - rumour has it that the project engineer is a big XS750/850 fan.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #3529
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:58 AM   #3530
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I couldnt agree more, i love this thread and all the hard work you put in Kamchat, if people dont like it sod off!

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Thanks for your support guys, it's much appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #3531
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I agree with all the yea sayers. Great ride reports, fantastic pictures. What more could anyone want. Go Kam .
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #3532
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My first "big" bike after I passed my test on my RD250DX was an XS850. I loved that bike. I'm interested in what Yamaha are going to bring out next year with their new triple engine - rumour has it that the project engineer is a big XS750/850 fan.

I must admit that I really liked my XS750 too....it was pretty good bike....here are a some pics of it back in 1979......with a 'much younger' me. I had hair then!








As for Yamaha's new three cylinder engine ...the new MT-09 seems to be getting great reviews.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #3533
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Ha ha ...thanks for 'the tribute' bubu ...and that's a pretty good effort for your first attempt ...much better than my early tries. I see you were out on the ZZR....with Bernadette on pillion .....how are you and her liking the ZZR?
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #3534
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I agree with all the yea sayers. Great ride reports, fantastic pictures. What more could anyone want. Go Kam .

Thanks mate ...you're a star.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:17 AM   #3535
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My prayers were answered and it stayed mostly dry yesterday so we managed to get out for a full day's ride...



Did about 250 miles including the Oban - Lochgilphead - Inveraray road pictured above ...It's the first time this year, and I had forgotten what great roads they are.... The Lochgilphead to Inveraray section has loads of fast sweeping bends like the one above.....bliss!

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Ha ha ...thanks for 'the tribute' bubu ...and that's a pretty good effort for your first attempt ...much better than my early tries. I see you were out on the ZZR....with Bernadette on pillion .....how are you and her liking the ZZR?
Thanks a lot!!!

Bernadette was not my pillion. She rode in front with the CBF. My pillion was friend, and she was a bit scary when i took pics in bends

I like a lot Casimir (the ZZR). It is very different of Froggy (the Z1000), but both are very good. In fact Z is a big toy for fun, ZZR is for riding during long time. I have both and i keep both.

Actually, Casimir is too big for Bernadette. She learns again n again
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Thanks a lot!!!

Bernadette was not my pillion. She rode in front with the CBF. My pillion was friend, and she was a bit scary when i took pics in bends

I like a lot Casimir (the ZZR). It is very different of Froggy (the Z1000), but both are very good. In fact Z is a big toy for fun, ZZR is for riding during long time. I have both and i keep both.

Actually, Casimir is too big for Bernadette. She learns again n again


Ah ha.... so that may be a look of terror in that eye in your mirror! Lol! (second pic) .. Brave girl.


Good to hear you are happy with the ZZR ...must be very different in the bends I would imagine.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #3538
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Yesterday's ride....



First things first though...tyres.... these Michelin Pilot Road 3's are amazing...
Graeme tried some on his Panigale as he was going to Italy last month...he has been to Italy and back, then been to Germany to ride the Nurburgring ..and has now done 5000 miles on this tyre ....and it still has loads of tread left.....probably good for another couple of thousand miles ...they are great in the wet for grip ..and pretty good in the dry too..
Loads of tread left..






In fact quite a few in our group are now using them and all think they are great. Three of the nine bikes yesterday were shod with them.
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Ah ha.... so that may be a look of terror in that eye in your mirror! Lol! (second pic) .. Brave girl.


Good to hear you are happy with the ZZR ...must be very different in the bends I would imagine.
Yes very different but very good too. Just be careful cause when you are on the angle you can't move quickly like the Z, so you must have a very clean style...

pics of my pillion



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Old 09-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #3540
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Stevie's mate John came along to ride yesterday on his new Z1000....Stealth mode - even the 'Kawasaki badges are all black.




Fill up at Lix Toll.....




A bit later, at the Green Welly ..... this Bimota was parked up ..



Folk travelling with large trailer....



The pesky camera van had moved to the Oban road ...between Tyndrum and Dalmally, several nice folk flashed warnings. God bless 'em.



'The three G's' - Gary, Gordon & Graeme waiting at the lights in Lochawe....

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