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    Default Fav road B743 Muirkirk to Strathaven road

    Thought I'd share a short stretch of road that's one of my favs. It's the B743 Muirkirk to Strathaven road. Was taken earlier this year on my FJR!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4nu8krNV8#

    Taken 13th April 2012 ~ 17:00.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=...via=1&t=m&z=11

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    That's a great road, been up and down that many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Google Map
    13.1 miles @ 26 minutes
    That can't be right

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    Quote Originally Posted by alb View Post
    Thought I'd share a short stretch of road that's one of my favs. It's the B743 Muirkirk to Strathaven road. Was taken earlier this year on my FJR!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4nu8krNV8#

    Taken 13th April 2012 ~ 17:00.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=...via=1&t=m&z=11
    does it go any faster than that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monster_998 View Post
    That can't be right
    That's probably allowing for wandering sheep, tractors etc.

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    It's a lot better now it has been resurfaced.For a couple of years it was very bad.

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    The really interesting section is Muirkirk to Dungavel (3.50 in the video), and it took me about 5 mins 15 secs on the monster S4. The video doesn't show how hard you and your suspension work on that road. You could ride it fifty times and never get it perfect. When I was learning to drive it was on that road, and on Saturdays you would drive along it and see the upturned cars that didn't make it home on Friday night. It's a suspension road, not a horsepower road, and I love it. There's a little car park as you arrive at Muirkirk where you can stop and un-cramp your forearms and hands and work out all the things you got wrong, then turn back and head back up to Dungavel...

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    Or you can head from Muirkirk down to Douglas, onto Rigside and the Hyndford Bridge at Lanark then back

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    Did it for the first time on the 1199 last night. Fantastic!

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    Stumbled upon this thread this morning, thought to myself why not, so just back from an excellent 100 mile jaunt. Followed the B743 as suggested, excellent technical ride, surface poor once you cross over into East Ayrshire though (not recommended for sports bikes!), then headed across to Ayr and back home to Glasgow via the old A77. Nice afternoon for it....


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    Quote Originally Posted by alb View Post
    Thought I'd share a short stretch of road that's one of my favs. It's the B743 Muirkirk to Strathaven road. Was taken earlier this year on my FJR!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4nu8krNV8#

    Taken 13th April 2012 ~ 17:00.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=...via=1&t=m&z=11

    Bit of a noisy tappet there?
    Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes.

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