Not a major change, (but an expensive one) decided that my XJR was not the right bike for the trip. uses lots of fuel, tyres expensive and if I "ding" a wheel (alloy) I'm stuffed. Getting a replacement will be expensive, at least with spoked wheels I should be able to get local repairs done.
I dallied with the idea of an XT660Z (Tenere), had a ride of a mates and really liked it. Then after some sensible conversations with Jean, we decided that a bike she could ride was a better idea.
So I went and bought another Aprilia Pegaso, same as Jean's. Except grey, on "56" plate and pre-unloved (not the worlds best body work). This way we only need to carry 1 set of spares.
Sweet eh ?
I'll get the panniers put on this bike instead, so Jean does not have the extra weight or width to deal with.
Now I just need to add some "touring" bits and will be on a role.
My old XJ900F reached a milestone today, 100,000 miles.
She is a 1994 "J" reg, I've had her since 1997 with 11,500 miles.
She has never let me down.
And then she rolled over.... just like new again.
I can now put her back in the garage and get the XJR out to play on again.
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- Aus VIC: Oct 24-26
- NEW! South Africa: Nov 14-16
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