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A first tour with the TTSE
« on: March 11, 2014, 05:29:38 pm »
Just a few thoughts following the first two days of my mini tour (Cheshire via Mid Wales to Chepstow; Chepstow via Dorchester & S Coats resorts to Torquay; Torquay over Exmoor and Dartmoor to Weston- Super- Mare; Weston via A429 & A51 to S Cheshire)

Riding the bike for a few hours and riding for a whole day are different - the TTSE makes longer spells much easier than my previous machines but tiredness is still sneaky
Riding with a fully loaded bike is different too- but the TES adjustment makes a worthwhile improvement (FWIW making the adjustment on the move caused a "Problem See Manual" message - cleared by stopping switching off (count to 30) switching on)
Parking up my previous bikes overnight caused me no worries, but leaving the TTSE in some locations makes me nervous- will someone get too close and scratch it? - parking on gentle slopes needs to be done with care - why do so many car parks have loose gravel??
Why does obeying a speed limit on a bike cause more stupid behaviour than the same in a car? (even though I saved the cage minder behind me from a ticket as he did not see the camera van!!!)
The time spent on fitting the sat nav mount was time well spent

Question - perhaps for friends in the SW on England - do you have M/C parking areas in towns - I have not found any so far. In most of Cheshire the view is that as M/Cycles cannot display a Pay and Display ticket they can park for free in special bays . Is Cheshire alone in this? I have seen special areas in Llandudno, Barmouth and Manchester but not so far in the SW - have I been looking in the wrong places?
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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 09:02:10 pm »
what a camera van
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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 09:22:01 pm »
*Originally Posted by big bird [+]
what a camera van
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Mobile speed trap.  Very euphemistically called a "Safety Camera Van" by the oh so politically correct authorities  :015:

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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 09:28:49 pm »
Thanks I thought maybe it was a speed trap , we have red light camera to catch motorist going through red light .
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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 09:30:33 pm »
We have those too
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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 09:46:18 pm »
 :460: Threeup

We have a few in my local area but I'm almost constantly chasing cars out of them  :013:

There is a neat little app (free) for Motorcycle parking locations in the UK, I've recently started contributing to it as there's not a lot of coverage outside the major cities.

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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 10:53:19 pm »
Hey sin_tiger,

That sounds really useful .....

What's the App called and is it for iPhone, Android or both ?

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Re: A first tour with the TTSE
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 11:00:57 pm »
I change to mode setting quite a bit while moving, as comfort is great most of the time handling our less than perfect roads, but when I find a nicely surfaced curvy road normal and sport make the bike very composed.  The load setting has to wait until I stop.

 



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