Two wheels good.

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Always liked the look of the TRE. What's the riding position like?
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Warren t claim wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:33 pm gtb2.png

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We used to openly laugh at these back in the late 80s.
I recall many of the despatch company bikes had handlebars on them that wrapped around the clocks as "protection".

They were proper shite, slow and, so I was told, unreliable.
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brandersnatch wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:40 am
Warren t claim wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:02 pm
Warren t claim wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 6:24 pm The GS500 only exists to give GPZ500 riders something to laugh at.
Can anyone name a decent four stroke middleweight twin?
This is the only answer to that question.

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Lower zorsts for moar space mounting Keith Gold panniers.

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It does have the twin fans under the seat cos that’s where the rad is!
The protruding tank actually seems to work ok, and the bars ( on the short wet trip I’ve had, felt “ok”. Time, nextbSpring I’m guessing will tell.
It was too cheap to pass up.

Daft old bastard.
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brandersnatch wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:04 pm Heated grips are the answer to cold hands.
They are only HALF the answer.

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Whilst better than nothing, it's shite having warm palms when the backs of your hands/fingers are freezing. Muffs or gallon containers cut down FTW.
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NigelBickle wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 2:34 pm It does have the twin fans under the seat cos that’s where the rad is!
The protruding tank actually seems to work ok, and the bars ( on the short wet trip I’ve had, felt “ok”. Time, nextbSpring I’m guessing will tell.
It was too cheap to pass up.

Daft old bastard.
Rad under the seat should be nice* on a hot day.
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Eddie Honda wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:28 pm
brandersnatch wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:04 pm Heated grips are the answer to cold hands.
They are only HALF the answer.


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Whilst better than nothing, it's shite having warm palms when the backs of your hands/fingers are freezing. Muffs or gallon containers cut down FTW.
I always had muffs as well as the heated grips when I was riding for a living.
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Much to the amusement of other trail riders my old boss always had bar muffs on for gteenlaning, thinking about it he was a good advert for things that actually worked rather than being gimmicks.
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NigelBickle wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:53 am When must I learn that light blue motability is the way forward, now!
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I ordered these yesterday.
I asked on the vespa fb page and they said the only wind deflector things available requires you to drill the brake levers. Fuck that.
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