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Offline FlyingPanMan

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Silverwing on Hardknott Pass

« on: August 09, 2018, 11:19:34 PM »
A couple of days ago, I went for a late afternoon ride in the Lakes. I've been over Hardknott and Wrynose Passes a few times on my motorbikes but took the Silverwing just to see how the transmission would cope. We approached via a new to me route by Dungeon Ghyll.

The bike performed well and it *is* easier than a manual tranny bike, although the bumps are felt a bit more. The Hyper Pro front springs and YSS rear shocks make a lot of difference. Anyhow, you can see the trip for yourselves on a video I've uploaded on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/n6SFBqQB5Sw
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Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass

« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 01:15:51 PM »
Most impressive Mr PanMan! I keep threatening to try Hardknott on the super tenere but two up on that road would be a grim prospect if you meet a car on a bend.
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Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass

« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 02:31:47 PM »
Done them a few times and apart from the great views, imo not worth trying on a big jalopy.  :)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 02:39:21 PM by pie_man »
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