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Hello from Wales
« on: October 23, 2023, 10:39:02 »
Hello From Wales

My name is Mart and i Just thought i would say hello as I've just bought myself a 2013 Varadero 1000.
Bought it in late August and I've added some bit and bobs to it and got it just right for me & the wife.
I wont be using it off road, but it will be a mile muncher for the wife and i.
We are doing about 200 miles a week on it as we only have time to get out once a week at the moment.
I try to keep to the A & B roads and no M-ways. We are out on it in the wet weather to, so it will be used all year round nearly.
So anyway, Hi and i hope to be joining in on the forum.

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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2023, 12:38:54 »
Hi Mart ,   :welcome: in the family, enjoy your bike and the forum ;) and if you want to put her some more kilometers (yes we speak in English with metrics here - everybody have to do an effort) , have a look on our next meeting in Germany
Some picture of your bike will be aprreciated
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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2023, 12:39:55 »
Hello Mart, welcome to the family!

Vara is a great choice to explore your beautiful country, and far beyond! I am sure you will be very happy with it.

2013? I thought there were none  har_scratch Anyway, it must be one of the latest, least thirsty  ;) , ones.

See you,

Josep

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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2023, 18:09:03 »
yes ;) well seen Josep last one was 2011 (as my shasta white) and some (as our president) have bought it in 2012; perhaps some leftovers in 2013 ...
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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2023, 10:08:14 »
Hi Guys, Thank you for the welcome.

Yes it is one of the last batch in white. I have seen a couple on 63 plates and one on a 14 plate.

I bought it mainly as a winter hack, But i'm really enjoying it. I do have other bikes that i only use in the summer months, but i can see the Varadero being used the most as its an armchair on wheels. Might even see if i can find another one with lower miles as im riding it so much, as this one had 27,700 miles on it when i bought it, and is now its just off 30,000 mile.

Riding 2 up with panniers i'm getting between 42-47 MPG depending how i ride.  I keep the panniers on just in case i need to do a small repair to get me home. i'm with the AA, but sod waiting around for hours if i can fix it myself. I've already had to repair the rear tyre as after 600 miles i picked up a screw. I did a propper repair on it when i got home, as i was not going to spend another 170 so soon after fitting a new tyre. It's not a sports bike so i was happy to repair the tyre.

Photo is from the Autotrader ad before i added anything to it.



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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2023, 11:05:16 »
remember we speak in kilometers instead of miles ! ... 48 000 kms is just unbridled, you can do 200 or 300 000 kms with it ;) and yes it can bring you everywhere you want, but yes do not forget your puncture kit ;)
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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2023, 15:41:43 »
Welcome from Alsace  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: Hello from Wales
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2024, 16:56:04 »
Hi Mart and welcome to the forum.

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