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  1. What was this all about?

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    Van driver attacked motorcyclist in Derbyshire. To quote - "Police are investigating after the driver of a white van tried to force a motorcyclist off the road in Derbyshire. Detectives said the van's passenger also tried to hit the rider with a piece of wood." Wonder what the...
  2. Soldier attacked...

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    Tattooed thug jailed after attacking former soldier in nightclub because he was wearing a badge in memory of fallen servicemen | Mail Online Instead of jailing these two morons, they should just fly them to the middle of the Zimbabwe and say there you go son, you don't like our country or the...
  3. Oradour sur Glane

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I know there's been ride reports from Oradour before, but here's mine.for those of you who aren't aware, some background: 10th June 1944. 4 days after the normandy landings & resistance activity in the Limousin region has redoubled in an attempt to prevent german troops moving north to...
  4. Powder Coat

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    Been doing some maintainance on the wife's SV to get it tip top for her to put it on the road. When i bought it the previous owner had no garage and it lived outside in the winters. The fork legs look a bit tattly where the saly had got under the lacquer. Last week i stripped them down and...
  5. cleaning a float bowl

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi All, I'm just stripping and cleaning my carbs (XJ750) and I have an amount of stubborn sediment in the bottom of the bowl, I've attacked it with carb cleaner and will shift with a tentative prod with a screwdriver, but what is a cheap, easy way to clean it out. It's been off the road for 12...
  6. Paypal warning

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    My wife's account was hacked into a couple of days ago and over 1k £ has been taken. Just to warn anyone who may have made the same mistake, she had used the same password for both her email account and her paypal account.......I didn't know.....:mad: Her email account was attacked first and...
  7. Why can't some owners control their dogs?

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    http://news.sky.com/home/article/16154063 This story comes a week after my wife had to put herself between a dog and my three year old daughter. She got clawed and muddy for her trouble but my daughter was unscathed. The mid 40's dopey bitch of an owner was remarkably unconcerned apparently...
  8. Grrr

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    So I see a bike for sale on ebay and it sounds interesting and not to far away so I get in touch with the seller, exchange a few emails and then head off to view. Well when I get there he is wrestling with the ignition. The key wont turn. He assures me it is normally ok but today it has jammed...
  9. common sense

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    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to...
  10. Unprovoked Attack

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    My GSA attacked me on monday while i was filling up with fuel.As i tried to get off she attacked my Leg.In the haste to get away i had to lay her down on the floor. The darker of the bruises is from where my hamstring went a few weeks back,the bigger one is from my GSA:rolleyes::D:D
  11. I'm off to Berlin

    Travel
    Yes, Berlin here I come. Leaving at 1200 hours on thursday. Plan is to ride down south along the smaller roads, and cross into Germany on friday. Friday will be spent riding along the northern coast, and slowly head south towards Berlin. Stay over night in Berlin and ride nort again during...
  12. sore bum?

    Bodgers Corner
    for a loooong time now i've been wanting to do something about the seat on the tralp. I can't sit on it for more than an hour without a certain amount of pain. I've looked at getting a new seat made (400€!) or getting the one I've got re stuffed (300€). Well I at long last found something I...
  13. As you all know i am not very bright but....

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    even I know when its to bad outside:( Took me ages to get home this morning,was attacked again 3 times by the Ice Giants. F#ck i hate picking my bike up in the snow:mad:. All of them very slow speed drops,no damage to me or the bike at all.Was just not possible to keep my bike upright:D.(25 kg...
  14. an alp in the jura

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    left home at 07:30 saturday. overcast & +/- 13°c. Rode over to a mate's to meet the others & after a quick coffee off we went. As the southern Jura & High Jura are what could be described as my old stamping ground, I had been volonteered to ride point. The ride down the N6 as far as chalon sur...
  15. well how long will this last

    Dominator / FMX
    Been getting some clicking noises from the front wheel when i push the Vigor backwards into the shed, went out for a nice ride today and speedo died on me flicked up and down then was ok for a while, was in barnstaple so thought drop in and raid my mate Phils stash of cables at his breakers, he...
  16. A spin in the Jura

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Rode down to my parents in law's last sat evening after work (25th) Madame & the animals having gone down by car earlier in the day. I didn't bother stopping for any pics cos a) it was mostly raining & b) it was mostly dark so there was nothing to see anyway. What's more I've already covered the...
  17. KTM 504 rebuild

    Everything Orange - KTM
    Well i finally got a bit of time to start on this bike.:o The main problem was the flat refusal to start !, despite me kicking for all i was worth :rolleyes:,so starting with the engine, a service and general check over........ Done ! :D The wiring on inspection was horrendous to say the...
  18. Hello from Lagos!

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Peeps, Just bought an Africa Twin here in Nigeria. I'm a Brit running a telecom company here and thought I'd get a bike to overcome my dislike of the completely manic traffic here in Lagos. Here, there are no rules, no-one has ever taken lessons, passed a test or even have any manners or...
  19. Interesting and sadly rather true.

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    A friend sent me this today, unsure if it should come under jokes or chatter, read it a second time and decided it wasn't a joke after all. You decide:- 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was...
  20. Twisted Gear lever or Motocross Boots?

    Transalp
    I think I may have a slightly bent gear lever on my 1993 600 TA since tried the bike with my new MX boots on and found I couldn’t get to the gear leaver with the crash bars on and leaver seems too close to engine? It could just be me not used to MX boots but the previous owner had dropped the...
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