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  1. RD04 - Benneton colours on A465 Abergavenny

    Was it you I was shouting at while we were waiting in the roadworks? I was on my Suzuki DR650 :toothy10:
  2. When is a Harley not a Harley?

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    Abergavenny Steam Rally, last weekend.
  3. Welsh circumnavigation- ideas

    Great Roads/Routes
    Hi All, next weekend the wife is letting me out for 3 days (2 nights) which is pretty rare indeed, so wanting to make the most of it I plan to ride around Wales, I have scanned a rough route (see below) but would welcome local insight, as would hate not to maximise this opportunity. Friday So...
  4. AT on the M4 heading to Wales?

    Africa Twin
    Thought there was a 'was it you' type thread but can't find it so apologies if this requires moving! Coming back from our weekly Bristol to Abergavenny Oasis Café (bacon bap and cup of tea) then onto Tintern/chepstow run and saw another AT on the M4 whilst heading back just before Bristol. Think...
  5. Severn bridge and Oasis cafe!

    Took the AT and my mate on his new bike (he's just getting back into riding) over the severn bridge to the Oasis cafe in Abergavenny last saturday, it really is a great ride from Bristol and offers so many great routes in and around the area. But as many times as I cross either of the bridges, I...
  6. East Wales and Gospel Pass

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Out with PhilW again Today, but this time he was on a different thumper. Met at Hirwaun and took some lovely minor Roads before stopping at abergavenny for a Cuppa, heard a lot of noise, and was astonished to see a blacked out visored, full leathered rider pull onto the Car Park with his Knee...
  7. For Sale: Front Mudguard for Varadero 2055

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I have a Front mudguard for a Honda Varadero 2005 model. Silver in colour and brand new never fitted to the bike, which I sold some time back. I am fed up with putting it on ebay and want to move it on. It is free to collector but please don't ask me to post it as I don't want the hassle...
  8. A bit nippy today!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Haven't sat on the bike for a week or so, but managed to get out this morning. A run through Pontypool, and over the mountain at Blaenavon, to Abergavenny. The roads were fine, but a lot of ice at the verges, especially over the mountain. I had a coffee in Abergavenny to thaw out, and visited a...
  9. First decent shakedown

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Bright and cold was the forecast . Just as well the Tenere has heated grips Took a ride out Tintern way. The Ten is impressing me on a Motorway, windblast is less than the Transalp and a lot less noise, maybe just a touch of air coming over the top of the standard screen but not so bad as to...
  10. Sold: Transalp 600 with *full* adventure kit. Absolutely everything you need for £1000

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    *NOW SOLD* Transalp 600 with *full* adventure kit. My wife was right, three Hondas is too many and it's sad to say it but my faithful Transalp is never getting ridden. I thought I'd post here to see if it can go to a good home as a job lot. I have put together a special XRV package with...
  11. K&N Air Filter - wow!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, just a quick note to say that I fitted a K&N air filter on the bike the other day and was amazed at the noticeable difference across the whole rev range! I ended up going from bristol to abergavenny oasis cafe as I was having so much fun!!! I thought I may need to do some jetting but it...
  12. Riders BMW day Abergaveeny

    Riders BMW day Abergaveeny 15th july Nicked from south west bikers Following on from Riders Ducati and Harley-Davidson® demo events at this popular biker meet, it's now time for the 2012 BMW test ride day. Join us in Abergavenny on Sunday 15th July for your chance to try out the latest...
  13. The future's Orange... the past is....... greenish

    Everything Orange - KTM
    In Abergavenny today.. I wouldn't fancy its chances off-tarmac! (But there's storage for Bob's spare part ;))
  14. Out and about

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had the day off, so not had a good run on the Heinkel really yet so I headed out, not really knowing where to go. Headed towards Abergavenny, then along to Hereford, then turned left along B roads of mid Wales. Ended up down the very nice and possibly one of the nicest roads in the South of...
  15. Invading wales in two days

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Pre warning, i dont know how to rotate pictures :) So me and my old man thought we'd have a trip to wales, instead on the easy route down the A40 to south wales we decided to go to north wales without using motorways. So threw the panniers on the bikes and headed up on the A44 to Rhayader...
  16. Exploring Herefordshire

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I was at a loose end yesterday so marked out half a dozen lanes in the Hereford area and headed up there on the AT to see if its worth taking the xr up for a ride, took all the back lanes from abergavenny up after checking out the recently opened steam railway near Blaenavon some fantastic...
  17. Learned a few things today

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    1. I have become rusty at riding. Not counting commuting, the only long-ish rides for months and months was the Welsh Invasion. This morning I took a little jaunt up to Abergavenny and over to Rockfield then back down to Chainbridge and wasn't at all happy with my standard of riding. I even...
  18. Annual Welsh U turn convention:we need more threads Severn Bridge possie thread :)

    Welsh Invasion
    Nuff said. Anyone wanting to meet at Severn View Services, Aust for the ride to Pembroke Dock, please meet at 11-ish, ready to leave at noon. We can stop for a snack later. Please note that Severn View Services are on the M48; after the M4/M5 interchange as you go down the hill you MUST bear...
  19. Bike trailer hire/loan in South East Wales

    Does anyone in my part of the world, Pontypool/Abergavenny/Newport/Cardiff know of or even have a bike trailer I could borrow or hire for a day? I've finally accepted that I just haven't the time or the workshop space to start pulling my AT to pieces to sort out the non-starting problem so...
  20. The Gap Road

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well then, where do i start? I wanted to lose my offroad cherry on the DRZ and i think its fair to say the cherry is now, erm, consumed. Possibly due to my dual sport tyres I found myself doing better on steep, loose boulders than on anything muddy, grassy or rutted. The first stack was on...