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Dawn-to-Dusk: Fishguard to Kintyre via Belfast

See also: XSR Scrambler: Western Isles Tour It’s about 900 miles from Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border back to Ullapool with a detour via Tiree and the Outer Hebrides. But go via Ireland and it’s about the same, thanks to … Continue reading

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XSR 700: fork springs; pipe; screen

• XSR 700 Scrambler index page My XSR came with a great-sounding Akrapovic twin-pipe system (right). OK, it was pretty scratched, but so was the rest of the bike. For Morocco last year I was expecting the engine’s low sump … Continue reading

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Quick spin: 2017 Honda X-ADV

The reaction to Honda’s category-bending X-ADV ‘X-cooter’ seems to have been positive; most reviewers get it or accept it for what it is. Credit to Honda for trying new stuff, though it’s said good sales haven’t followed, probably due to … Continue reading

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XSR 700 Scrambler – some Morocco pics

• XSR 700 Scrambler index page A few shots of my XSR700 Scrambler after a month in Morocco, leading three tours. I’m impressed with how it’s shrugged it all off, just like my old Teneres in fact. But then, why wouldn’t it? … Continue reading

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XSR 700 Scrambler – ready for Morocco

• XSR 700 Scrambler index page Just flown back from a quick tour in Morocco and setting up the XSR for departure in a couple of days. It was handy pre-running my routes last week; despite recent heavy rains which … Continue reading

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XSR 700 Scrambler – XVS 950 front wheel

XSR 700 Scrambler index page This whole project kicked off by taking a chance on the front wheel of an XV950 V-Star Bolt (left). It’s what Americans call a ‘compatability swap-out’ and the wheel had been sitting on ebay for … Continue reading

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XSR 700 Scrambler – tail rack and fork preload caps

XSR 700 Scrambler front page Two quick jobs while I’m waiting on wheel parts. Got a used Givi tail rack off ebay (£50 posted). At 3.2kg, it’s a heavy steel thing and a bit over-built, but mounts easily and solidly and, … Continue reading

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