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Hi all y'all, thought I'd just do a small yarn about the New bike, that there Royal Enfield I bought just before the plague broke out. Darn thang is a wonderful machine, and it's got a name now.....'The Fly Killer'....Cos each and every time I take it out of the fettling shed, its full of dead flies when it goes back in.... shocked

Having worked long and hard I needed time away, so booked a whole THREE weeks off, all in one hit. First two weeks would be used to tour a bit of Europe, and the third week would be to ride into the BSA international in Belgium, to see some chums I've not seen for far too long, and have fun. BUT, and sadly that's a big but there dudes, the plans of Mice and Men, and all that.... frown

So Europe turned into just riding in France, and the third week turned into lying in bed due to catching the plague while in France.... mad

Met up with the Hairy Mong and got to the train, loaded the bikes on and waited while it took us to France.... You have to stand with the bike, they don't provide a seat or any comfort what so ever, but it's only for 35mins so not too bad, and there's always the floor to sit on, or your bike seat. Anyway before we knew it we were off heading South West and into the warm Summer sunshine. Coming across hidden homes such as this....


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Camping along the way at lovely quite campsites and eating good food washed down with plenty of Vin Rouge, made for a really nice relaxing ride, till we reached the village where our mate has a house....



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Which was our base camp for a few days, exploring the area searching out bars within tiny villages....


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I know they were villages cos they had ponds like this....


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Some roads just took us to lovely sites....


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Some just to typical French streets....



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Most to tyical French Cafes....



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And what else would you expect.....


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Just a tiny idea of what we got up to with nearly 2000 miles of riding, and as this is an update on the Fly Killer, I STILL think it's the perfect motorcycle for us type, sips fuel and has plenty of power when needed, handles really well too. It has now completed 9600 miles in my hands, and NOTHING but nothing has fallen off or gone wrong. Once I get out of me death bed, I'll get it a nice new service and it'll be good to go....


Sorry for the short report and photos, but as I said I'm having a near death experiance due to C19. Just SO glad I had the jabs that were given, otherwise I might not have been here to do this at all..... ohno


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Now THIS is an endorsement for that bike I can believe in!

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Look at the bright side Shaun, you didn’t have to spend 3 weeks in the Cleveland Clinic Resort and Spa with the CV19…… eek

Looks like the ride was a good time.

The RE 650’s really are a decent bike. They did their homework….


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Irish Swede lad, no BS from me if it was a pile of crap you'd hear it first.... wink

RIch B lad, ain't THAT the truth brother... beerchug

Only ONE complaint, and I stated that from day one of ownership, that bloody seat is like sitting on a brick, I had mine re-stuffed by a proffessional, I did over 300 miles sat on it in one day, so ifn y'all was thinking of an Interceptor, then budget a new seat in the price.... thumbsup


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Get well soon Shaun!!!!!!

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shaun the idea is to keep enuff alkyhaul in yer system so no germ can live


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I think if more people knew about Airhawk cushions the aftermarket seat business would be in trouble. I have one on both of my modern bikes.
But don't put too much air in it.


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Thanks Shaun lad

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I would love to live somewhere like this redwine


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Damn dood, I was wondering why I haven't seen any pix of you at The Rally.
Get well soon my brother, hope your C19 "experience" isn't too awfully bad.

Hey thanks for the abbreviated ride report tho. France and all its tiny country lanes & villages are high on my List. Didn't bump into this guy by any chance?

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He's mucking about in Europe, I believe he was in France roughly about the same time you were there...although he's not posting in real time so unsure of his actuall timeline.


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Fantastic ride report Shaun and I feel your pain ... Gerry and I had the big C three weeks ago ... Total exhaustion for over a week .... Sorry we missed the BSA international but what can we do !!!!


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Chips!

Although the fatality rates have dropped, Covid remains a nasty, incapacitating illness.


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