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Hi there and greetings from sunny Manchester, England,
My wife and I are currently in the process of clearing these shores next year riding a pair of XT600,s RTW
We are both experienced bike riders in Europe and the time is right for going that bit further.
IE the mortgage is paid
This site is so good its hard to think of anything to post because all the questions I had have been asked and answered
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Good to see you here, Mr Manchester, and even better to see you're seriously under-way with your great escape. Now stop fannying around and order a couple of new Teneres, brother...

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Ian from Greater Manchester (Bolton) here in sunny Saudi.
Good luck with your RTW trip.
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Hi there and greetings from sunny Manchester, England,
My wife and I are currently in the process of clearing these shores next year riding a pair of XT600,s RTW
We are both experienced bike riders in Europe and the time is right for going that bit further.
IE the mortgage is paid
This site is so good its hard to think of anything to post because all the questions I had have been asked and answered

You're so right to get out of Manchester - well done.

I hope you have a smashing trip - it sounds so good!
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Welcome & Well Done!

to the HUBB! Well done on your decision to RTW.
And congratulations on your most wise choice of bike!

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Welcome to HU, I am a fairly new memeber too and i have found many answers to my questions here.

It seems that many people are choosing the XT600, fot RTW trips. its a great machine in my opinion too... what type of panniers are using Jabez for your trip?

Good luck on your trip, keep us posted while you re on the way ......
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Pete, Welcome aboard, HU and the HUBB are great places to get a feeling for the planning required for your intended trip. Do you have an outline of your route as yet? Chris
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Jabez, now that's a good old fashioned name.
I know it's not your real name but anyway I came across a relative with the name of Jabez when I did my family history.
Welcome to the site.
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Good to see you here, Mr Manchester, and even better to see you're seriously under-way with your great escape. Now stop fannying around and order a couple of new Teneres, brother...

Suerte, Dan
I,m such a dummy, I didn,t realise I could answer these, I thought the 10 post rule was for here aswell as pm,s. Doh
As you know Dan the old XT,s will do fine, they did you proud anyway
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Ian from Greater Manchester (Bolton) here in sunny Saudi.
Good luck with your RTW trip.
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Thanks Ian, my my your a long way from Notlob, what are you doing there, working or passing through?
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You're so right to get out of Manchester - well done.

I hope you have a smashing trip - it sounds so good!
Thank you sir
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Pete, Welcome aboard, HU and the HUBB are great places to get a feeling for the planning required for your intended trip. Do you have an outline of your route as yet? Chris
Thanks Chris, this site is just fantastic, so many questions answered without asking.
As for the plan, the plan is not to have one mate, 5 continents I believe.
Depending on whether Iran is an ashtray next year we would like to see Iran, all I hear about the place is good.
If its to unstable we shall go through Africa and then ship the bikes to India, Then down through Asia and possibly to Oz as I have a brother there near surfers beach, Then ship the bikes to South America, and then?
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to the HUBB! Well done on your decision to RTW.
And congratulations on your most wise choice of bike!

Martyn
Thanks Martin, I know XT,s well and can repair one with my eyes closed, we already have the 1st one and I took the wife on the Yamaha off road school in Oct, She loved it so that was one worry set to rest. She is a very experienced biker having rode to Southern spain and Mugello in Italy on her 1000cc Fazer, but hey the dirt is a different animal, Pete
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Jabez, now that's a good old fashioned name.
I know it's not your real name but anyway I came across a relative with the name of Jabez when I did my family history.
Welcome to the site.
Thanks for the greetings Hustler, you any good at pool by the way
The name Jabez Clegg is taken from a book called "Manchester Man" by a Mrs Lineus P Banks,
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