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What If The Future Is Electric? Daffyd said :-
In the urban areas like Cardiff I reckon the electric bikes will be great. No noise for the night. No pollutants. Easy to look after. It will be the long journeys that will be an issue. Charges take a long time and I can't wait five hours for a charge when I'm going to London for the day. This is what will need fixing.



FZS 600 Throttle Position Sensor - SOLVED! reyncossid@yahoo.com said :-
my kia 2002 sportage has similar Mikuni Corp-made in japan - A2 back-written TPS. But, it has 4 terminals



Dawdle To Rannoch Station. Daisy said :-
Love reading your blogs, really feel drawn into the journey x



Forres and The Cairngorms JDV said :-
Another great account of your travels Ren.

Keep em coming............:)



Test Ride Review Of The CRF 250 L - By Ren Withnell Tyler Yandow said :-
Yes, this is a street legal bike with off road potential. Dirt roads are a blast and single track is very do-able. But this bike does not climb rocks and uneven terrain like my CRF230F did. Although not up to WR250R standards, the 230F was a mountain goat compared with the 250L. At the very least the 250L needs lower gearing to be truly useful off road here in the eastern US. However as most of my riding is no longer technical, the 250L suits me fine. I can load it up with camping gear for the weekend and she doesn't complain a bit.

Every summer I do a dual sport ride with guys who ride mostly BMW's. They vary in size from 650 to 1200cc. When we get into class IV roads and trails the little Honda is so much easier to handle than a loaded 500 lb. bike it's not even funny. So it takes me a few more minutes to get home. So what.

I replaced the stock fuel tank with one holding 3 gallons so I'm good for about 200 miles without worry. The narrow seat is not great but still better than many street bikes. So what's not to like about the 250L? Not much. It brings a smile to my face every time I throw a leg over the seat. Unless you need a serious off road machine, it is hard to go wrong with the 250L.



The Fort William Loop Ren - The Ed said :-
Gonna need a bigger van soon...



The Fort William Loop JDV said :-
If you do rob, count me an dippy in



The Fort William Loop Rob said :-
And I am still grinning. Going to see if I can get another deal for next year as well.



Not Even Scotland Linda atkinson said :-
Great read Ren



Big Miles Through Scotland Jeanette said :-
You only seem to be adding the silly photos of me!
Great ride that day. Amazing roads. Would recommend them to anyone :)



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