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About bikerbri

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    Walking, Touring, Motorcycles.
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    Lunar Roadstar 620
  1. Alloys or Not?

    Probably the most important consideration is the style of alloy's, stylish alloy's tend to be the most expensive and nothing looks worse than cheap wheels. Alloy's are more prone to damage (Potholes & Curbs)as opposed to pressed steel rims but having said all that I think it's a worthwhile consideration. Polished alloy's are better than powder coated types as eventually the coating will deteriorate. Good luck with your idea, enjoy. Brian
  2. Spanish Horizon

    I normally plan well in advance David but quite often situations arise and plans get changed so never sure which option is best. MH has its MOT in 4 weeks time although not expecting any suprises just in the process of checking it over despite the cold. Scooter being delivered this Saturday so a trial run to Wales is on the cards early next week. Brian
  3. Spanish Horizon

    Time to feed the bug and start planning our France/Portugal/Spain trip while the UK weather does it's best to keep us all indoors. Ferry booked (Newhaven to Dieppe) and the grand tour plotted on the map (& Satnav) 3000mls approx. With all the hassle of taking the Trike with us Plan B has seen an Easylifter Hydraulic Scooter Rack fitted to the MH and a Yamaha XMAX 250 Scooter purchased to get around on to see the local sites when parked up on campsites. DFDS will deposit us in France early June and deliver us back to UK in August (there is a downside to everything) Who knows, next year we may all need Visa's to do the same again.
  4. Campsite Recommendations

    Cheers for that, will check them out online. Should be in Northern Spain around mid June Brian
  5. Campsite Recommendations

    Just in the process of planning our Portugal & Spain trip for June / July and prefer personal recommendations for campsites along the planned route. We will be entering Spain from Bayonne heading for San Sebastion then following the coast around Portugal and Spain back into France. Other than 1 night stopovers the main area's of interest are as follows:- San Sebastion, Gijon, A Coruna, Porto, Lisbon, Lagos, Albufiera, Cadiz, Algeciras, Estepona, Malaga, Almeria, Alicante, Barcelona. Anyone who can recommend campsites in any of these locations would be a great help. I have downloaded locations from various Campsite Websites as a guide (all coastal)but prefer direct experience if available. Brian
  6. 2 Refillable Bottle LPG Gaslow/Gas-it system

    Try looking at Browse Forums, I,m sure this topic has been covered previously.
  7. Solar Panel Kit

    There are many suppliers on the internet especially E Bay but the most important is the Brand you buy. Decide where you intend to fit it which will give you the size required and what you intend to use it for so you can decide what Amps output is needed. I bought a 120amp Bosch second hand with control panel which easily charges the leisure battery, vehicle battery and heavy duty battery used purely to power the TV (All linked together) Fitting is an easy DIY project with some careful thought on cable entry into van and routing to control panel plus fixing method of panel to roof. Control panel can come with either 1, 2 or 3 output options. Apparently mine was bought new from Maplins?
  8. Hello from Ian & Julie

    Welcome to the Forum, loads of good advice when you work your way through the various forums on this site. If you ever decide on trips to Wales I can help anytime. BRIAN
  9. Calais to alicante

    Newhaven to Dieppe is a good option with DFDS to get you across the channel cheaper than most. Its easier to get advice on stopovers when you know exactly what route you intend to take
  10. Touring Europe

    Hey Valk, you can bank on it. Going to send you a private message.
  11. Winter Blues

    Know which one I would prefer, sorry Gordon
  12. Touring Europe

    Thankfully I do not have any of the issues you mention David, health is excellent and a 12 month 'tour' would not cause me any problems. Part of the trip would be to look at potential properties in Spain looking longer term. Brian
  13. Touring Europe

    Thanks Valkrider, I think that just about answers the 6 month mystery
  14. Touring Europe

    Does seem to be a grey area without official guideance, but I was told that it was possibly a DVLA regulation. I might contact them and ask the AA just to be sure. If my plan does go ahead it would be maybe 2 months in 6 various countries around europe starting soon after a new MOT which for me is March. I do have extensive plans already for 2018 although that could change knowing me so best to get clarification just in case. Thanks for the reply David. Brian
  15. Touring Europe

    Does anyone know the UK rules for taking a vehicle abroad longer than 6 months, I'm told there are vehicle registration problems involved even if you intend to return 12 months after departure. Brian