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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

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I do like triples - very smooth motors. If 'they' would just make a small one .. say 300cc? Yes it will be heavier than a single but it will be more pleasant on the highway and smother dirt roads - a sacrifice in the tougher stuff. Honda did a 400cc four.. so it is not too hard.
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That 500L looks great, Mez. Had a little spin on Andy's one the other month.
Like you say it can be done. I hope the order book is filling up ;-)
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Long-term test here. Also in this month's RIDE mag.

Bike will also be doing flat-track demos at the London Excel show in mid-Feb ;-D
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You see it used all over China as scaffolding when building work is being done. I'd consider making the next set of pannier racks for my 125 out of it if I could work out how to reinforce high stress points.
You need the tape they now wrap around limbs to support broken bones. Neat light and sets strong with I imagine some flex?
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Awesome review! Do you think the 700 Tracer would be an even better base?
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"But on a big, loaded travel bike their aggressive tread patterns with tall, widely spaced knobs will wear very quickly on leading edges, causing cupping to give a horrible ride on the road, as well as gripping poorly and squirming in bends."

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Chris I read this in yr website;
I turn the tyres round when the cupping is noticeable, supposedly a no no but no ill effects so far
Years ago we would swap out worn knobby tires on our dirt bikes. No problem off road and gave several more rides before having to buy new tires.

This won't work well for tires ridden on the road. Once you start having funny wear pattern on road handling won't be at it's best. Add water on pavement ...
things can go bad quickly. Off road, swapping around a tire makes good sense and does work OK.
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