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    Three Style-vio bike test coming soon.....

    Next Thurday harry H will head north for some 240 miles to Hull on his Stelvio NTX and Steve will head East to Hull on his Stelvio, I'll be in Hull waiting for them on my Stelvio. We set sail around 18:00hr for an overnight journey to Zeebrugge where we'll disembark after a full breakfast and head off for just over 500 miles to a place called St. Pourcain sur Sioule for an overnight stay before heading to our destination, a week in Uzes, France.

    There are five other riders joining us, a couple of Blackbirds, triumph ST, gixer thou and one I'm not sure about but three Stelvio's on the same trip, about 2500 miles, should give us something to wrtie about when we get back.

    Full ride report in a couple of weeks, with photos..

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    Talk about tempting fate Windy....... Are you that confident 3 Stelvio's will make it to the South of France and back
    Honda Crosstourer, Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sold, BMW 1200GS Sold, KTM 450 EXC, Yamaha TMAX 500 sold, Tuono 1000R Factory, Yamaha WR250F Stolen, Tuono 1000 Fighter Crashed, Aprilia Atlantic 500 Blown up, Yamaha Fazer 1000 Sold, Triumph Speed Tripple 955i Sold, Suzuki GSXR750 Sold, Montessa 305 Sold, Yamaha XJR1200 Sold, BMW K75 Sold after 1 week, Hardley 1200 Sold, Montessa 250 Stolen, Kawasaki GPX750R Sold, Yamaha XJ 600 Crashed, Yamaha RD350 Stolen, Suzuki TS250 Sold, Suzuki GS125 Sold, Suzuki AP50 Crashed Crashed Sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H View Post
    Talk about tempting fate Windy....... Are you that confident 3 Stelvio's will make it to the South of France and back
    H, we got 10 Tuono's to the alps and back.. remember.. :-)
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    Good point. I suppose if we weren't optimists we'd never get on a bike in the first place.
    Honda Crosstourer, Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sold, BMW 1200GS Sold, KTM 450 EXC, Yamaha TMAX 500 sold, Tuono 1000R Factory, Yamaha WR250F Stolen, Tuono 1000 Fighter Crashed, Aprilia Atlantic 500 Blown up, Yamaha Fazer 1000 Sold, Triumph Speed Tripple 955i Sold, Suzuki GSXR750 Sold, Montessa 305 Sold, Yamaha XJR1200 Sold, BMW K75 Sold after 1 week, Hardley 1200 Sold, Montessa 250 Stolen, Kawasaki GPX750R Sold, Yamaha XJ 600 Crashed, Yamaha RD350 Stolen, Suzuki TS250 Sold, Suzuki GS125 Sold, Suzuki AP50 Crashed Crashed Sold

    I've finally bought a Honda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H View Post
    Good point. I suppose if we weren't optimists we'd never get on a bike in the first place.
    Well not an italian bike anyway... :-/

    Looking forward to the trip, just sorting out routes and printing them off for everyone.
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    Sounds like a great trip. Have fun, guys! And remember ...
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    I'll get plenty of photos and post when I get back.. I love having a week when the only reason to get up in the morning is to ride the bike some more, and then some more and.. you get my drift..

    Only problem is we have to slum it for a week in this place..

    http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/Fra...ard/p18214.htm

    Can't have everything.. lol :-)
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    Yeah Windy. You guys are really roughing it.
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    Use your bum hole as a guide ....... if it's tightening, you are getting out of your comfort zone so back off.
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    I fart in the face of his 'Double Overhead Cam'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by windy View Post
    I'll get plenty of photos and post when I get back.. I love having a week when the only reason to get up in the morning is to ride the bike some more, and then some more and.. you get my drift..

    Only problem is we have to slum it for a week in this place..

    http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/Fra...ard/p18214.htm

    Can't have everything.. lol :-)
    Nice! I love the rental for a home base. Have a great time.
    07 Tuono

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    Looks nice, different region and riding from the Alps I expect and hopefully the weather will be predictable. The Gorge de Verdon is great if you can get that far in a day, the road goes around the edge



    The D12 and D8 near Oraison are nice roads as well, my Sister in law has a property near there.

    Hope you have a safe trip and no breakdowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan M View Post
    Nice! I love the rental for a home base. Have a great time.
    Yeah, they obviously didn't have pics of you guys before you showed up. So, y'all getting mannie-petties and a foot massage?
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    This was us waiting for our Spa treatment at the chalet in the Alps

    You really only need three things for bike maintenance
    If it moves and it shouldn't - Duct tape
    If it doesn't move and it should - WD40
    ...and if it falls off and you want to reattach it - Cable ties.

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    Oh my dear......I wish I never saw THAT !!
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    So that's what the Village People are up to these days.
    FUCK THE MAGS Nuke the whales!


    I see to recall that the ORIGINAL Tuono was around 18000 new......
    Only 200 of them made (and yours ain't one of them FTM.....) worldwide.

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    Sounds fantastic, have a good one fellas, ride safe* and don't go slinging things down the road.



    *how stupid a statement is that?

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