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great days riding apart from nearly flipping it when I gave her a hand full in 2nd gear over a small bridge, thought the speedo was gunna smack me in the face! Anyway it didn't and the ride was awesome (no wife on the back so was able to give it some) came back as always with a huge grin on my face. Was meant to be pointing the patio whilst the wife is in Spain (bit unfair!) but had double steroid injections in both my hips yesterday so can't do anything strenuous for a week (hurrah) maybe shouldn't be riding but needed to get out while the weathers good.
 

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Cheers kopper, some mega rides on the doorstep with beauty views.
 

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You're not kidding. I spent some time hillwalking in the North York Moors when I lived your side of the pond 20 years ago, and it is BEAUTIFUL there.
We tend to ride more yorkshire dales than moors but often drive over the moors to Whitby and your right it really is a stunning area. Before my dodgy hips I used to be heavily into mountain bikes and Yorkshire offers a lot of hidden gems in terms of view, beautiful places you'd never see on a motorbike.
 

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As I suffer from 'gyppy' hips, too, I'd be pleased to know if the steroid injections work for you. I take a couple of paracetamol before riding, but they are not the answer, and I don't fancy hip replacements. At least, I can ride for a couple of hours before having to head for home.
I have a theory that much depends on the height from the footrests to the seat, as I do not get 'hip gype' on my DS 1000, which is a couple of inches higher than the Mustang, plus Airhawk, on the Classic.
 

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As I suffer from 'gyppy' hips, too, I'd be pleased to know if the steroid injections work for you. I take a couple of paracetamol before riding, but they are not the answer, and I don't fancy hip replacements. At least, I can ride for a couple of hours before having to head for home.
I have a theory that much depends on the height from the footrests to the seat, as I do not get 'hip gype' on my DS 1000, which is a couple of inches higher than the Mustang, plus Airhawk, on the Classic.
Yeah me too, if I put my comfort seat on, the pain in my hips seems less, I recon the seating position is not the best for our condition, might have to be a supermoto in a few years :victorious:
 

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View attachment 17689 View attachment 17681 great days riding apart from nearly flipping it when I gave her a hand full in 2nd gear over a small bridge, thought the speedo was gunna smack me in the face! Anyway it didn't and the ride was awesome (no wife on the back so was able to give it some) came back as always with a huge grin on my face. Was meant to be pointing the patio whilst the wife is in Spain (bit unfair!) but had double steroid injections in both my hips yesterday so can't do anything strenuous for a week (hurrah) maybe shouldn't be riding but needed to get out while the weathers good.
Bike looks great mate...........Im looking into getting a Scrambler myself
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Bike looks great mate...........Im looking into getting a Scrambler myself
JohnyT
Thanks johny, probably the best fun I've ever had on 2 wheels, the bikes had a bit of work( suspension, exhaust,paint, trinkets etc) but the std icon is a mega bike if slightly too harsh over rough roads, it didn't bother me too much but the wife complained if we hit a pot hole. I now find awesome local back roads that I never even noticed on my sports bike, it's like a mini adventure bike but cool as....
 

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Been looking at reviews of the DS...love the look of that bike esp. with those tyres! Currently have a 690 supermoto so at least the power output won't be much different. It should handle green lanes fairly decent too?
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In all fairness, I wouldn't be surprised if the 690SM feels more powerfull than the DS. 100lbs difference is a lot.
 

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Been looking at reviews of the DS...love the look of that bike esp. with those tyres! Currently have a 690 supermoto so at least the power output won't be much different. It should handle green lanes fairly decent too?
JohnyT
I've not ridden a DS but they look pretty good, I only really ride road so would be wasted on me. I did have a 690 duke for a short while, not sure I would say it was faster or more powerful but I still prefer the Scrambler.
 
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