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  • Offline Goon   gb

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    Ready to tour.
    on: May 25, 2022, 04:54:15 pm
    May 25, 2022, 04:54:15 pm
    Topbox is on, adjustable screen brackets are on and ready for a northern England road trip next month, fingers crossed for decent weather. Has anyone ridden through the Hardknott pass in the Lakes district??

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    Re: Ready to tour.
    Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 08:59:05 pm
    May 25, 2022, 08:59:05 pm
    Yes I have on my old GS 5 years ago and on a CB750F2 back in the day

    It’s challenging but well worth it


    A nice ride doing 4 passes
    Is start at Alston down Hartside Pass , then over to Kirkstone Pass down to Ambleside then do Wynose Pass then onto Hardinot Pass

    A good work out and some lovely scenery

    Enjoy and stay safe
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    Too many to mention in 46 wonderful years of riding on the road ,  everyone of them have given my stacks of fun and satisfaction

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    Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 09:21:34 pm
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    I did Honister pass a few years ago, I think almost every road in the lake district is worth riding!  :028:
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    Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 09:30:02 pm
    May 25, 2022, 09:30:02 pm
    Voodoo
    Is that the one up to the Slate mine ?
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    Re: Ready to tour.
    Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 08:02:49 am
    June 18, 2022, 08:02:49 am
    Great touring bike really, sits rock solid on the motorway, the extra height screen brackets giving great wind protection (only 2 bugs hit my visor), get used to the engine characteristics (keep it about 4000rpm) and it did 60+mpg, comfortable too. One thing I have noticed- every now and then it stutters slightly when starting, did check battery connections but found nothing wrong.

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    Re: Ready to tour.
    Reply #5 on: June 18, 2022, 01:37:11 pm
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    Great roads in Lake District, covered them many times but yet to take the CR up there. Done all the passes, and the Hardknott is certainly a challenge.

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    Reply #6 on: June 18, 2022, 01:56:23 pm
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    Some pics would be nice mr. Goon :-)
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    Re: Ready to tour.
    Reply #7 on: June 18, 2022, 04:07:36 pm
    June 18, 2022, 04:07:36 pm
    *Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
    Some pics would be nice mr. Goon :-)
    yes,have a few but file sizes are too large at the moment.