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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon28 Apr 2018 16:52
SWIMBO wants to buy me a new jacket, she likes the green one...

https://www.ghostbikes.com/23847-oxford-...
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j p
ma,,
USA

Adventurer (99-01)


icon28 Apr 2018 17:02
The real question is do you need a new jacket :pirate:
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~Bluelabel~
The Shades, Ongar,,
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icon28 Apr 2018 17:05
Not sure about the exposed zip..... gotta be a leak risk
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon28 Apr 2018 17:15
I like that.
Shame it has a waterproof removable liner.


And you know the colour of my jacket!
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon28 Apr 2018 18:19
russ999rocket:
SWIMBO wants to buy me a new jacket, she likes the green one...


I think you will look queer in anything you buy Russ :thumbup:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon28 Apr 2018 19:35
Nice n Fat:
russ999rocket:
SWIMBO wants to buy me a new jacket, she likes the green one...


I think you will look queer in anything you buy Russ :thumbup:


Sale on at Megawhatever today and Sunday Paul, DC is going on a big spend up tomorrow to get two adventure suits for him and the Mrs when we go to Scotland.

Good buys for £20 if you are XS or Small......I bought nothing....:smirk:
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon28 Apr 2018 20:10
Have they got anything in 'chubby' fit? :tongueout:
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stevethegoolie
East Yorkshire,
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icon28 Apr 2018 20:53
I bought a Spada Metro jacket a few months ago. Very comfortable and warm. Not been out in rain yet so not sure on waterproofing ability just yet, but the waterproof liner is fixed, as it should be in my opinion. Thermal lining is removable. Think I paid around £129 for it. Back, shoulder and elbow protectors included.
Just a suggestion. I like it, you may not. Vive la difference!:smile:
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple 1050


icon28 Apr 2018 21:06
Those green bits will get grubby very quickly 01

And removable waterproof liners are a right royal pita
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon28 Apr 2018 21:10
One word

RUKKA :thumbup:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon28 Apr 2018 21:55
Rob NMTB:
Those green bits will get grubby very quickly 01



Only if you follow a T Speed Trip with no propper rear hugger :smirk:

Nice n Fat:
One word

RUKKA :thumbup:



££££££ :cry::cry::cry: ££££££
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon29 Apr 2018 01:08
My hi-viz is now very dirty and you can't clean them!!
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j p
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icon29 Apr 2018 03:59
Fretmeister:
My hi-viz is now very dirty and you can't clean them!!


Stop w!$%ing on your gear :kiss::lol:
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Rob NMTB
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icon29 Apr 2018 13:00
Quote:
Only if you follow a T Speed Trip with no propper rear hugger :smirk:


Don't know what you mean 03

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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon29 Apr 2018 14:53
Oh just look at those chicken strips.


Have you got a sidecar connected? :smirk: :tongueout:
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Rob NMTB
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icon29 Apr 2018 19:00
Given the sh*t on the roads, that was a long way over 07:lol:
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Henpecked
Gtr Manchester,
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icon29 Apr 2018 20:15
Nice n Fat:
One word

RUKKA :thumbup:


Seconded. Very fortunate to have some money at the time i needed a new jacket and J&S doing a 20% discount so 900 became 700.

Caught out since in some downpours since and stayed dry so good result. Some previous high brand kit didnt last the first shower before leaking

Riding most months of the year and living in Cumbria I can justify it as a necessity to the other half :grin::grin::grin:
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----KK----
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icon29 Apr 2018 20:31
Henpecked:


Riding most months of the year and living in Cumbria I can justify it as a necessity to the other half :grin::grin::grin:
Just so long as she doesn't get ideas of getting one too.:lol::smirk:
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon29 Apr 2018 21:15
After getting a tad moist last year in Holland and Germany I fianally decided to only buy Goretex kit from now on.

My boots are now 10 years old and are possibly the best bit of kit I have owned.
Saying that, the soles were wet on Thursday but I am hoping it was where I had them under the trousers hanging to dry :blush:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon29 Apr 2018 21:34
I have these, 6 years old and still going strong

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Briti...
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon29 Apr 2018 21:53
The only thing I don't like is the laces.
Good price and kit otherwise:thumbup::thumbup:

They always said get German Para boots in th elate 80's and early 90's if you could.
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Henpecked
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icon29 Apr 2018 22:59
----KK----:
Henpecked:


Riding most months of the year and living in Cumbria I can justify it as a necessity to the other half :grin::grin::grin:
Just so long as she doesn't get ideas of getting one too.:lol::smirk:


Her money she can spend it how she likes.

But for now she's a fair weather biker. :grin::grin:

Fretmeister:
After getting a tad moist last year in Holland and Germany I fianally decided to only buy Goretex kit from now on.

My boots are now 10 years old and are possibly the best bit of kit I have owned.
Saying that, the soles were wet on Thursday but I am hoping it was where I had them under the trousers hanging to dry :blush:


All my kit has been Gore tex for years but the newer Rukka kit makes sense in that it also tries to be water repellent as the first line of defence rather than allow the kit to soak up water first in the outer shell. Cost s more but so far :thumbup: as it dries quicker too.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon29 Apr 2018 23:07
Henpecked :
All my kit has been Gore tex for years but the newer Rukka kit makes sense in that it also tries to be water repellent as the first line of defence rather than allow the kit to soak up water first in the outer shell. Cost s more but so far as it dries quicker too


Pro-Laminate :thumbup:
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon30 Apr 2018 07:33
Henpecked:

Her money she can spend it how she likes.

I see how you got your site name now. :tongueout::lol:
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon30 Apr 2018 19:08
Henpecked, I agree there. I don't like how textile clothing soaks up the rain. This is wy my boots got wet after i ran off the jacket hanging above them :angry:
However, my JTS trousers and gloves seem to repel water, so perhaps they have actually started to realise this :lol:

Sadly this time of year dictates Rukka is not really affordable. Maybe later this year.
or even Klim
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ChazzyB
Surrey,
United Kingdom

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icon30 Apr 2018 20:06
Nice n Fat:
One word

RUKKA :thumbup:


I haven't got wet since I bought Rukka gear. The external pockets fill up with water and it takes days to dry out properly, but I haven't got wet.

But then, I have stopped going out in the rain.*


* Not true...
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon30 Apr 2018 20:41
:lol::lol:

I still have a 'proper' Frank Thomas jacket which I have had about 14 or 15 years now.
Totally waterproof..............waterproof pockets which filled up with 2" of water that had a phone in :angry:
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steve kelly
Winston Salem N.C,
USA

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icon30 Apr 2018 22:20
I have the BMW Rallye Jacket, total s!$% in the rain. Plus all your mates will take the piss out of you.. But, it works really well as 4 season jacket. If it's any more that a light shower ,I just put a rain suit on over the top.


Jacket at the top of the thread looks like good value to me. If you like it, go for it mate.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon30 Apr 2018 22:29
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So how are you liking that Multstrada Enduro Steve?
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steve kelly
Winston Salem N.C,
USA

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icon01 May 2018 02:20
It's good, makes a great all-rounder bike. Bit frigging heavy if moving it around at walking speed, not for those with short legs. Only really bad thing is the heat from the cat/muffler box in the summer is no fun. But, yeah it sure makes for a fun fast comfortable ride. Never thought I would enjoy using cruise control.

The wheelie control is too intrusive, basically you just have to switch it all the way off. She has grown on me, but I do have a hankering for the New Duc V4. At the moment I'm working too much to buy any new toys. I moved from Los Angeles last December to N.C of all places, long story short my kids are going to college here. Winter was almost like being back in olde blighty. Even rode the Enduro to office in the snow one day just for the heck of it, it's only a 5 mile commute, but was pretty sketchy. Once was enough.

I like it over the BMW GS, as its a lot more sporty. Its a lot of money for a bike, but I'm 54 this year so I'm f!$%ed if I'm going to worry about the cost of toys now. Lets be honest how many bike riding years do we have left 20? maybe 25? I plan to enjoy them riding whatever takes my fancy. I still think I have one last crazy fast sports bike left in me.

How about you? thinking of switching from BMW? I think BMW & Ducati are about equal on reliability now. Maybe BMW is just a little cheaper on maintenance.

Other bike that really interests me is the Superduke R.

New bikes are a million miles away from my first ever real motorbike, a 1976 Kawasaki KH250. That bike felt like a missile when I first brought it home at the age of 16 back in 1980 in crappy old Sunny Sutton, Surrey. Had the best summer ever going to Boxhill on that thing.
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon01 May 2018 08:19
steve kelly:
It's good, makes a great all-rounder bike. Bit frigging heavy if moving it around at walking speed, not for those with short legs.....
Stopped reading at this point, Paul? /media/file/68296.aspx




:lol::tongueout:
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon01 May 2018 09:43
Steve Kelly :
I like it over the BMW GS, as its a lot more sporty. Its a lot of money for a bike, but I'm 54 this year so I'm f!$%ed if I'm going to worry about the cost of toys now. Lets be honest how many bike riding years do we have left 20? maybe 25? I plan to enjoy them riding whatever takes my fancy. I still think I have one last crazy fast sports bike left in me.

How about you? thinking of switching from BMW? I think BMW & Ducati are about equal on reliability now. Maybe BMW is just a little cheaper on maintenance.

Other bike that really interests me is the Superduke R.


Down to my last BMW now. R1200 GS Triple Black :thumbup:

Nice bike. Does everything but ........ may go KTM next time 40

Test rode a 790 Duke the other week and that was fantastic fun but not something that you could ride all day every day

There should be a 790 Adventure out next year so there's a possibility 49

Superduke 1290R is mental ....... TQ has one and she's mental 0349
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steve kelly
Winston Salem N.C,
USA

Posts: 227
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icon01 May 2018 15:53
It's a great time to be a biker right now, in my opinion we are spoilt for choice. So many cool bikes. One bike I'm really looking forward to is the Tenere version of Yamaha's MT-07. I hope they keep it light. I rode a friends MT-07 for a while, and it's a great little bike. Light, nimble with just the right amount of power.

Almost went the KTM Adventure route, not sure what won me over on the Duke, but somehow it just ticked all the right boxes for me.

I like all bikes, new, old, slow & fast. About the only thing I can't like are Harleys!!!! some how they are just not for me.
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple T309


icon02 May 2018 16:17
If Triumph really do as they're threatening and base a sports bike on the 765RS that could be my last foray on something like that. The Mk1 will stay no matter what and I suspect the daytona too.:thumbup:
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Henpecked
Gtr Manchester,
United Kingdom

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Sprint ST (05->)


icon02 May 2018 19:31
----KK----:
Henpecked:

Her money she can spend it how she likes.

I see how you got your site name now. :tongueout::lol:


At the time it was ironic but the ex seemed to take it as an instruction. :frown:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple T309


icon02 May 2018 23:25
Had to reproof my gear after the mother of drenchings to the point where my boots were full of water.:beatup:
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon03 May 2018 20:29
Just realised my HG jacket is a good 9 years old. No wonder the arms leaked 2 years ago. washed and reproofed so hopefully all is now good.

What many people fail to understand is that you must wash bike clothing, including Goretex etc. in order to keep them waterproof.
Dirt builds up in the membrane and then water gets in by capillary action.
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple T309


icon04 May 2018 13:56
Fretmeister:
Just realised my HG jacket is a good 9 years old. No wonder the arms leaked 2 years ago. washed and reproofed so hopefully all is now good.

What many people fail to understand is that you must wash bike clothing, including Goretex etc. in order to keep them waterproof.
Dirt builds up in the membrane and then water gets in by capillary action.


Just remember to use Nikwax.
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon04 May 2018 17:32
:thumbup:

Or similar
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon05 May 2018 11:01
After washing my HiViz I can say that it is still black!
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