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Jan 03 2008

Around The World In 180 Days

Published by under R1200GS

I’ve just realised that it’s two months now since I bought my new motorbike, a lovely yellow/grey BMW R1200GS, mint condition, full hard luggage, low millage, engine bars, ABS, alarm. And it been a month since some silly old lady pulled out in front of me without looking and the bike still hasn’t been fixed… and I’ve got to have an x-ray on my knee :(

Never mind, with all the free time on may hands that I’m not spend on the bike I’m able to watch videos on YouTube about the 1200GS. My good friend Shane pointed me in the direction of the ones below:

We’ve been talking for sometime about doing a trip to Iceland on bikes and to do photography. Watching these makes me want to do something like that all the more. Now that Shane is learning to ride it might become a reality… so long as my bike gets fixed.

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Oct 29 2007


Published by under General,R1200GS

This past weekend I’ve been rather active on the shopping front.  First off, I’ve indulged myself and bought myself a new motorbike.  I had been thinking about getting a new one for a while now but, being my lazy self, I’ve not been bothered to do anything about it.  With my good friend Shane looking at getting a bike (possibly my Bandit 600) I finally got my act together.

BMW R1200GSWhen I started looking I was thinking about something like a GSX-R750 (again) or an R6.  Instead I’ve swung to the complete opposite end of the motorbike spectrum and have put a deposit on a BMW R1200GS.  I wasn’t looking for anything that big but I took one out for a test ride and have fallen in love with it.  Whilst it has got an engine twice the size of my Bandit, it is a lot more economical, most reviews seem to suggest it should manage 45mpg, so with a 33 litre tank I should be able to do 300+ miles.  That’s nearly double the range of the Bandit!  Now I just need to get the finance and insurance sorted out.

The other purchase was for the fish tank.  For some time now we have had a Gibbiceps Plec that was far too big for the tank – about 6 inches in a 45 litre tank.  So, this weekend we finally took him back to Bishes Fishes.  Unfortunately, getting rid of the plec meant that we lost out main algae eater, so we decided to get another smaller plec, although I can for the life of me remember the type.  As well as the new plec we also got two freshwater shrimps to help clean up the bottom of the tank.  As we were return the Gibbiceps, we got one of the shrimps for free ^_^

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