The next firm date for the c1ers to meet is Sunday 24th August
I know that Terence and one other are on the Island and will join the mass rideout which starts from Ryde on Sunday 24th.
I am hoping to be there on the 300 miler, I shall cross early on Sunday and return late the same day.
Is anyone else interested in coming?
I am very much interested but already booked holiday in August. What about curry meet before then? I've also read in this forum couple years back about weekly C1 meeting in one of pubs in Central London- is that still happening?
Yes should be good for that.....should be nice trip and hope will have my left tit fixed by then and looking a bit smarter.
Thought that IOW was for MODS only.
Although i can now do both...attached is my latest squeeze.
Either way i would like to go if anyone on here is travelling up from London area?
Wightlink are doing 34% off scooter ferry tickets for the weekend using discount code MP14ISR at step 3 of the online booking process
Thank you. I used the code and received a fat discount.
I am now crossing on Sunday 24th at 8.00 am (Portsmouth to Fishbourne) returning same day on the 7.00pm ferry.
My route is J13 M25 (Staines) heading down the A3
My contact details are 07976 390094 (landline 01784 254804)
Anyone fancing meeting up anywhere along the way or at the rally?
C1200? V2K? (Even better if you both come) :-)
John C1? - I STILL want to see THAT bike :-)
BTW the 300 miler has not run for about a month now, I'd better pull her out of the garage and give her a clean.
And my 1200 GS (one year old) gave me the walk of shame on Friday after dumping me on the hard shoulder of the M25 out of fuel!! I had to walk three miles with a fuel can. The bike ran out of fuel 18 miles after the fuel light came on with the computer showing 22 miles to empty.
The bike has two fuel tanks either side of the engine and a system of scavenging from one tank to the other. That is what failed giving me less than half of the reserve that should have been available. It's a fault I knew about from the Forums and Vines confirmed my opinion.
Unfortunately as they are currently fixing 40 grounded 1200 RTs it cannot be done until Sept 16th, three days before I take the bike to Luxembourgh.
It's not just C1s then :-)
I'll be there and so will Michael Malone. I've got your contact details and will give you a call to arrange a meet up time and place. Force 10 gales are predicted for the crossing on Sunday morning! ;-O
Force 10 gales don't affect C1s do they ?
Phil, have you still got my number? I should be about subject to old and young family generations versus hospitals at the moment.
no they don't Phil,only dodgy injector wires, valves,wheel bearings,leaky hard suspension units,and corroding engine mountings,oh and corroding dodgy electrics :-)
Isle of Wight ?
Would be wonderful but since I retired I am way too busy to have any fun !
Apart from that, I simply wouldn't trust a C1, especially mine, for the 400 miles from Lancashire to IoW.
It's OK for local commutes - which is what it was designed to do - but I just haven't got the faith in it to trust it any further as I have had so many problems with it.
I think when I used to achieve distances, particularly my 1,000 mile stunt, I had to allow two hours for every 100 miles travelled (assuming motorways) and I use the same formula when touring my camper van.
As you are retired you could make a trip of it and break your journey by stopping overnight each way here with us (Saturday and Sunday nights) at Staines j13 m25. :-)
I bet the c1 would make it without fuss and if it didn't, as long as you have breakdown/ recovery, it's not the end of the world.
I have owned in excess of 20 c1s and used them regularly since 2001. I have only been dumped at the side of the road three times, twice with broken drive belts (that only seems to happen to 200s) and once with a failed alternator. I have probably mentioned before that I tend to cruise at a true 60mpg (125 or 200) to give the engine a reasonable chance in life but many people drive the 125s full throttle flat out and they often get away with that as well.
The trick with c1s seems to be pay a little extra and buy a good one. Duncan always used to say "the difference between a good c1 and a bad c1 is £1000 in the workshop." If only .........
Very kind of you, but we're grandchild-sitting this weekend. Our daughter-in-law's grandma ( 96 !!! ) is on her way out so she is off to see her Sat. and Sun.
I'm looking forward to Sunday ......
and I'm bringing a surprise guest :-)
Text me when you arrive then and we'll hook up at some point
Thank you. I don't have your mobile number. Please send something to 07976 390094 so I can pick it up.
We land at Fishbourne at 8.45 and I plan to head straight to the seafront at Ryde, we ( me and my surprise guest) will park up at the bottom of the hill, ie the left hand side of the front as you face the sea.
Has anyone heard from Fruitraider? Surely he must be going......
Ride safely there everyone :-)
You looked so cool Phil :-)
If you look carefully you will see that my surprise guest was Gooner (Barrie) on his newly aquired 200 Exec.
Welcome back Barrie, well done on a great decision and making it to the IOW with me, and completing the ride out.
When we were parked up at the bottom of the hill we were joined by Elmstones on his Graphite 200 Exec. Interestingly both Gooner and I had previously owned that bike so the Exec was sat there with three of it's owners!!!
It was a truly fabulous day out, I think a group of five C1s made the usual stir and were, in my opinion, the rarest and most impressive bikes on the island. But then I would say that wouldn't I? :-)
we shall book it in for next year Phil..
Next year we will take the camper van and stay for seven days.
Jan says I'm not allowed to take the C1, I can only do that every other year :-)
There's always the C1 meeting in Germany next year!! :)
Don't tempt me/ when is it?
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