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Old 04-07-2011, 07:44 AM   #811
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I agree! I'm a fairly large guy and the new bikes are getting too small!

Yeah! - It seems like the sportsbikes are getting smaller whilst us humans are getting larger (certainly in my case with age Lol! )
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:54 AM   #812
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I will be over in your neck of the woods in June...My best bud is getting married and I am serving as his best Man...Getting married over at the Culzean Castle with all the traditional bells and whistles...Kilts and all! I am really excited about the trip and taking in all the beautiful scenery.

I have spent the last few days enjoying your post! Awesome Job by the way

I would love to rent a bike while I am there, but the logistic with the wife and luggage may be a problem. Also a Cajun on Scotland roads may not be the best combination.
We drive on the left hand side of the road only when we here in Louisiana. LOL.

Keep up the good work...Love the picts!

Thanks ...... Looks like you are in for a great time ... Culzean Castle will be a beautiful setting for a wedding.
It's south of us on the Ayrshire coast ..but only about an hour's drive / ride away from us in Glasgow. Most of the roads featured in the pics on this thread are to the north of Glasgow. It would be great if you could organise hiring a bike and doing a bit of touring round. Glen Coe is a 'must' and can easily be done and back in the same day from the Culzean Castle area (and this means you wouldn't have to lug luggage around). You might consider just hiring a bike for the day?

There aren't many 'bike hire' places here ..but there are a couple. Depends on what type of bike / riding you intend to do and if you are riding two up, as you probably will be.

The main Harley dealership in Glasgow used to hire bikes (not sure if they still do) but there are other places that will deliver bikes throughout Scotland and include sports and touring bikes.

If you need any info or help let me know and I will do some 'digging' for you.




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Old 04-07-2011, 08:01 AM   #813
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #814
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this reminds me, last year you know the farm shop fake cows at the side of the road just before the Queens View?

Well some boy was in his boxers tied to one of them.

Stag night or just the way they are out there who knows.


Was passing by the blue cows tonight and stopped to get these....








Wut! ... someone has beheaded the northern one! ..... Wonder if its now mounted on someone's wall as a trophy!



It's light now till 8.30 ....brilliant! - evening runs are back on.

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:24 PM   #815
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the head was still on when I passed the other day.

Some drunk van driver no doubt.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #816
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So many Gixxers, how many miles can you comfortably do on them a day xD?
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:20 PM   #817
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the head was still on when I passed the other day.

Some drunk van driver no doubt.
It's a mystery ... vandalism ?...or an accident (someone clipped it after running off the road)? Don't think I would want to hit it on a bike ...that's a very solid looking concrete base!
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #818
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So many Gixxers, how many miles can you comfortably do on them a day xD?
Hi, I guess it varies from one individual to another .. As sportsbikes go the gixxer isn't too bad (I find mine less cramped than the 04 R1 I had). I have toured down to Barcelona on mine.

I can put in 400 mile days on mine no problem (day after day on the trip to Barcelona) ... and I am an old buffer (53) ... I am sure if I was young again, 500 / 600 miles would be quite feasible .
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #819
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Bits of Scotland you may not get to on a GSX-R.

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #820
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I'm at bottom of p. 5. Really liking a different RR - with sport bikes. Also, that officer was cool!
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:10 AM   #821
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Bits of Scotland you may not get to on a GSX-R.

Cool pics, thanks ..... I can make out the A84 following the loch side through the trees in the bottom one .
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:13 AM   #822
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I'm at bottom of p. 5. Really liking a different RR - with sport bikes. Also, that officer was cool!

Glad you are enjoying the thread ..... thanks for taking the time to let us know.

Page 5 - You still got a fair wee journey to go. Lol! - Hope you enjoy the next 50 pages as much!
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:00 AM   #823
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You guys are lucky ! ..... we are paying $2.17 at current exchange rates.
Sheesh! From reading ride reports about the world on near a daily basis, I never gripe at our 3.70 USD per gallon for regular gas without ethanol down here in Southwest Louisiana /-)
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:58 AM   #824
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That is pure sexiness!! More pics of the Tri-color too please.... Mmmmmm

I love the footpeg adjustable mount! Im not believing that clutch cover however. Why doesnt it leak oil? And how do you get your scarf out of it?
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:59 AM   #825
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just finished reading and enjoying all of this fantastic thread. great reading, the pictures are brilliant and i am so jealous of the scenery and history that you guys in the UK can see without having to travel too far. some of the riding seems a bit to fast for my liking, as I am a cruiser instead of a sporter. But I'd still like to give it a go with you guys if I ever made it over there.

oh, i almost forgot...

Sarah is the bomb!
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