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EMG & CB /BMW reliability/Valve nuts/Hard or soft bags/MX or walking boots ?

So, imagine E&C had started a thread...They've been offered some free new 1200GS's (with tubes for arguments sake) and were wondering whether they were reliable enough for their next trip. What bike should they use ? hmmmmm. They were also scratching their heads over the benefits of soft luggage vs hard luggage ? And also discussing whether valve nuts should be tightened or left lose ?

Now.. what's the best tent ?? Dome or gio... And are walking boots better than MX !!


Now how many HUBB members (myself included), would probably start twitching a little considering the possibility of emotionally unstable mental breakdowns such a thread could cause.

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Hi Ted,

I'd have told them to forget the Beemers, forget the hard luggage and grab a pair of Yamaha XT250 Serows!


Let the Claudio and Russ use the Beemers.

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I'd have told them to forget the Beemers, forget the hard luggage and grab a pair of Yamaha XT250 Serows!


Let the Claudio and Russ use the Beemers.

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I'd have told them to forget the Beemers, forget the hard luggage and grab a pair of Yamaha XT250 Serows!


Let the Claudio and Russ use the Beemers.

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Well said Reggie.... How are you anyway ? I hope you're still getting up to the usual mischief
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you know me too well!
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Hi Mark,

well the ride would be slower using Serows rather than Beemers on the open roads but, from my own personal experience, the Serows are way more reliable (and yes I've owned both brands from new and covered over 75,000 trouble free miles on one of my Serows).

True, Yamaha wouldn't have the dosh to blow by supplying the back up that BMW did but the series' were aimed at the broadcast audience rather than the narrow cast motorcyclist, so the brand mount was not of importance to the viewers.

I'm sure if EMG & CB did the original programs riding none BMW bikes then the viewing figures would've been the same.

This thread should prove entertaining I reckon!

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A charlie Borman story I don't think I've put up on the Hubb yet.

I've been working as a London despatch rider for the last 2 and half years. About a year ago I saw Borman on a quiet side street/little square just round the back of Kensington high street, and completely ignored him. I was sat on a bench reading a paper having delivered something to a place around the corner. He appeared directly across the road, talking loudly on his mobile phone whilst pacing up and down behind a bike parking bay. When I noticed him he had a glance in my direction, so he knew I'd seen him. I briefly considered trying to think of something funny to say, but then I struck upon the idea of just completely blanking him, as if I'd no idea who he was. He was on the phone for a good 10 minutes or so, and then spent another few minutes faffing about with his bike or gear or something before he got on his BMW (parked in the bike bay) and rode off.

He was there for such a long time that I was sure he must of been quite surprised and probably annoyed that I totally ignored him and didn't even look in his direction again after first noticing him. Despite being quite young I reckon I resemble a hardened old skool courier, so hopefully he took it as a bit of a snub.
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The choice of BMW's is obvious. The Journotron 9000 software at MCN has been linking the words BMW-reliable together since it assimilated the last real human writer in 1978. There is also cross promotion to consider as I assume celebrity riders will be wanting to follow up some record attempt (first ride to Cleethorpes on a Tuesday by a mono-testicled special friend etc.) with a DVD, book, aftershave, action figure, special burger promotion and so forth. Having a dealership network where a large proportion of owners must attend on a regular basis is obviously useful.

Valve nuts is a matter for ones support team. The celebrity should however make sure that gloop, gunk, slime, Ultrawheel and KY jelly are installed in the tyres. While possibly preventing punctures these products can be advertised by the celebrity.

The question of hard and soft bags remains unresolved. Hard bags offer a good surface for logos and a flat one on which to place a coffee cup while explaining how your bike is capable of leaving right now for the Great Trail of Tears via Didyerbringaalong, if only you didn't have to pop home and fix the dripping tap in the under-nannies out house. Soft bags however show that you are aware of the existance of a second book by Ted Simon, a useful link to the more troublesome know-it-alls at any book signing. I would suggest a mix, two five hundred litre anodized stainless panniers plus triple goretex, whale foreskin lined tank panniers.

Tent design is simple, the smallest lightest easiest to put up. This allows the film crew to tidy up after the camping shoot and get back to the hotel before the bar closes.

Ted, I'm surprised you did not mention helmet types. Open face is of course only for those who don't want to fall off, have their jaw ripped off and cannot afford a third spare GPS in order to avoid having to ask directions from dirty non-purchasing natives. The full face used for riding shots should however be logo'd to make sure stupider viewer can tell the stars action wheelies from the Special Friends comedic ones. This additionally allows a stunt man to play either role.

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James Martin was seen chatting up BMW at last years NEC show, maybe the next big trip will feature E&C as specialist advisors to the next batch of superadvbikercelebs

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The choice of BMW's is obvious. The Journotron 9000 software at MCN has been linking the words BMW-reliable together since it assimilated the last real human writer in 1978. There is also cross promotion to consider as I assume celebrity riders will be wanting to follow up some record attempt (first ride to Cleethorpes on a Tuesday by a mono-testicled special friend etc.) with a DVD, book, aftershave, action figure, special burger promotion and so forth. Having a dealership network where a large proportion of owners must attend on a regular basis is obviously useful.

Valve nuts is a matter for ones support team. The celebrity should however make sure that gloop, gunk, slime, Ultrawheel and KY jelly are installed in the tyres. While possibly preventing punctures these products can be advertised by the celebrity.

The question of hard and soft bags remains unresolved. Hard bags offer a good surface for logos and a flat one on which to place a coffee cup while explaining how your bike is capable of leaving right now for the Great Trail of Tears via Didyerbringaalong, if only you didn't have to pop home and fix the dripping tap in the under-nannies out house. Soft bags however show that you are aware of the existance of a second book by Ted Simon, a useful link to the more troublesome know-it-alls at any book signing. I would suggest a mix, two five hundred litre anodized stainless panniers plus triple goretex, whale foreskin lined tank panniers.

Tent design is simple, the smallest lightest easiest to put up. This allows the film crew to tidy up after the camping shoot and get back to the hotel before the bar closes.

Ted, I'm surprised you did not mention helmet types. Open face is of course only for those who don't want to fall off, have their jaw ripped off and cannot afford a third spare GPS in order to avoid having to ask directions from dirty non-purchasing natives. The full face used for riding shots should however be logo'd to make sure stupider viewer can tell the stars action wheelies from the Special Friends comedic ones. This additionally allows a stunt man to play either role.

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To be fair it wouldn't I wouldn't be surprised if they all lurk here/ post under sudonyms.
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To be fair it wouldn't I wouldn't be surprised if they all lurk here/ post under sudonyms.
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i cannot wait till Tesco do click and lock boxes big enough for me to use use as panniers! then they can sponsor me and i will look a real cooool adventure traveller
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