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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    And I believe Craig is working on electric windows now. ,,,,or maybe I dreamed that
    it was actually Chris Smith with his Hawk that pioneered electric windows I think, he also had AC.
    And he did many thousands of miles across Europe in the car as well.
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    Think that'd actually be a step too far for me. I'd be terrified of not being able to get them to close once opened.... now electric seats and an umbrella in the door aperture - now yer talking!

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    I take your point, Guy, but say I want to do the Western Isles of Scotland (which I am fond of doing). That's 9 hours & over 400 miles from me, of properly dull roads. Anglesey: 5 hours & 300 miles. Even LB towers is a 7 hour round trip from here (all these numbers are without taking into account any stops). I might occasionally also want to take my partner along with me &/or the dog (a Great Dane).

    So.........see what I'm saying? Driving isn't an option for these kind of trips. That said, my car won't be no garage queen; I'll put plenty of miles under it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mayers View Post
    What's the point of trailering a car that puts a huge smile on your face when you drive it? Okay, if you're contemplating the type of use that might result in damage then getting it home post prang means a transporter is useful but didn't we build these cars to be driven? It's not like they're totally impractical like a GT40, some of you even have aircon I believe!

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    I can see the logic there. A friend and I did a week in the Highlands with our (motor)bikes back in '96, but we borrowed a Discovery, hired a small box trailer, and chucked the bikes in there. Great move - did a day on the bikes, a day in the car, etc. Best of both worlds and saved me a month in hospital being straightened out after a week and the thick end of 2k miles on a Ducati 916....ouch, it hurts even thinking about how that'd have gone even now! And a Strat ain't the most cosseting of cars.... no, I reckon if you're gonna transport it, a covered trailer is the way to go. And when you're not using the car, it's covered up and out of sight as well.

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    I can see the logic there. A friend and I did a week in the Highlands with our (motor)bikes back in '96, but we borrowed a Discovery, hired a small box trailer, and chucked the bikes in there. Great move - did a day on the bikes, a day in the car, etc. Best of both worlds and saved me a month in hospital being straightened out after a week and the thick end of 2k miles on a Ducati 916....ouch, it hurts even thinking about how that'd have gone even now! And a Strat ain't the most cosseting of cars.... no, I reckon if you're gonna transport it, a covered trailer is the way to go. And when you're not using the car, it's covered up and out of sight as well.
    2k on a 916. Yikes. Until v recently I had an SPS 916 (& still have a 998s FE). 2k in a whole year on either is a little daunting!

    For the record, as I said I'm not after a trailer (I've an EV as a daily) so it's something along the lines of what Chris suggested - but wider....

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    Can see your point Andrew 400 there and 400 back that's 800 miles round trip and then any mileage you may clock up when there . Also depending on how people insured their car is there mileage limitations if only insured for a couple of thousand miles you could use half you allowance in one trip.

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    Exactly that, yup. Some of the routes to reach these destinations are crushingly dull, to boot. The one to Scotland, in particular....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny m View Post
    Can see your point Andrew 400 there and 400 back that's 800 miles round trip and then any mileage you may clock up when there . Also depending on how people insured their car is there mileage limitations if only insured for a couple of thousand miles you could use half you allowance in one trip.

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by hedge View Post
    Exactly that, yup. Some of the routes to reach these destinations are crushingly dull, to boot. The one to Scotland, in particular....

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    Sadly Jim, there's always someone in the area that ruins it for everyone else.

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Hedge - yeah, there's something about the 916-line of bikes that's just so special. Not put many miles on mine these last few years but it doesn't matter, it's worth keeping just so I can go in the garage and look at it.
    Funnily nuff, having recently moved, I've just been down the local Ducati dealer in Carlisle this afternoon on a bit of a fact-finding visit. Drooled over a luvverly Panigale V4R with all the extras on it...?33.5K but even if I could afford it, I prob wouldn't cos I'd never be able to do it justice. Even assuming I could manage to get on the thing....it's crap getting old!!

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