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Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« on: October 18, 2015, 02:48:54 pm »
Hi from Glasgow, Scotland. I bought my GTR1000 in April this year, I've covered around 4000 miles so far and what can I say? I LOVE THIS BIKE!
It's a 1994 bike I bought from a dealer with 3500 kilometres on the clock in pretty much 'as new' condition. It is a Canadian spec bike hence the kph speedo, I fitted an mph speedo.
Mods so far, I fitted a Cee Baileys screen which is a big improvement over the standard one, I've fitted a set of SISF's torque cams along with his 2mm jet kit. I changed the tyres as the I think it had the originals fitted! (21 years old and starting to perish).

I had one in the early nineties for a couple of years before moving on to a series of sports bikes, I've owned more than 50 bikes in my riding career. I just sold a Yamaha R1 and was looking for a change, I saw my bike for sale and thought I'd try it. It's definitely a keeper, I love the fairing, I'd say it's the best fairing of any bike I've ridden and that includes a Goldwing and a ST1100.

Hopefully my bike will be reliable as I plan to do lots of trips.

Cheers,

Jim

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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 03:16:32 pm »
Welcome, Jim.  Can't have too many Jim's around you know. 

In case you don't know, there's quite a few GTR owners in the UK.. 

You can find them here  http://www.gtr1400.co.uk/forums/index.php

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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 03:46:20 pm »
Welcome to the forum. Would really like to see some pictures of your country from your travels.
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 05:23:58 pm »
Welcome and a big yes to wanting to see pictures!
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 05:27:41 pm »
Welcome!

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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 05:06:57 am »
Welcome, Shrekster!!! :chugbeer:
Pics are our life support here. Especially through a Midwest winter which is coming up shortly.
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 08:50:17 am »
Welcome Shrekster! Like tweeter said, pics of the swamp please!

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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 05:36:38 pm »
A very short clip of a sunny autumn ride earlier this year.......


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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 09:10:43 pm »
Beautiful countryside. Jealous Very jealous. Thanks for the video.
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 09:53:47 pm »
Kewl video! :) What part of Glasgow?

First thing I noticed was"WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD FOOL, YOUR GONNA GET HIT!"
Next think I noticed was "yep, EU/UK, the roads are narrow".
Third thing I noticed was the approximate speed on the speedometer at the end ;)

That type of road in the US would be posted 30kmh, and we'd be driving on the 'other' side ;)
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 05:02:55 am »
Appears to be not much wider than a US pedestrian walkway in an urban area...or they paved over a railroad bed.
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 05:06:18 am »
Do you think it's one way?
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 05:27:20 am »
I don't think so.  They have some pretty narrow roads over there.
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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 08:46:13 am »
It's what we would classify a 'B' road, we have motorways/dual carriageways (freeway), 'A' roads which are generally one lane each way and 'B' roads that are usually one lane each way but can as in this case be a single track with passing places.

This road runs from Aberfoyle to Stronachlachar which is about 20 miles north of Glasgow, Scotland. When I started biking in the 80's the road surface was like glass! I mean perfect, and almost zero traffic, for a learner rider it was paradise. Nowadays it resembles a map of the moon in places.

The GTR is all tucked up in the garage now for winter so I'm using my varadero 1000 until next year. I'll post some more vids of some nice runs I had earlier in the year on the GTR.

All the best,

Jim.

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Re: Noob from Glasgow, Scotland.
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 09:14:47 am »
Jim, welcome!
Are you aware of the GTR Club in Europe? ("GCE" {GTR Club or Europe})
I think some of the members are from Scotland.
Rode with them last year. Great group of riders!!

They have a Rolling Rally planned in July. Might be worth you checking into it.

Question on the speedo. I think you said you changed the speedo to MPH?
Are the roads in Scotland marked in MPH or KPH?
All that we saw in Eu was KPH..


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