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  1. 4WD backed over the bike, insurance - what to expect?

    Chatter
    Okay this is more of a rant than a question Photo: https://plus.google.com/photos/100067908676911953508/albums/5839202111846773953?authkey=COPOjIudopTQOA Some 4WD backed over my F650GS on Monday evening The driver parked up and walked off. He must have been smoking something funny or simply...
  2. What a fantastic bike

    BMW
    As the R45/65 passed it's MOT on Thursday I taxed it today and once I managed to get a working key I took it out for some miles and it ran flawlesly. It's a hoot to ride and I'm so glad I have it. In all I did about 50 miles and the seat was comfy and the brakes worked. OK they aren't great but...
  3. African Exploration Club needs to pick YOUR brains!

    Africa Twin
    its been a while i know:mrgreen:but hey guys, TIA, This Is Africa! since my last postings i'f traversed Africa west-east-east-west four times on my trusty Twin. Solo mostly, and once with the GF on the back. Still without a hickup and purring along nicely (thats not the GF im refering to..)...
  4. Just bought this (for the wife)

    Suzuki
    The wife's now doing the final part of her test at the end of the month and has been looking for something low and lightweight. SAw this on the local rag this week and we went up to Plymouth shopping today and decided to have a look at it. We had a look and a short test rode and bought it...
  5. For Sale: For sale is my Honda Africa Twin RD07(R) 1994 Model in RWB (The best colors)

    For Sale / Wanted
    FOR SALE; AFRICA TWIN XRV RD07(R) 1994 in RWB I'll try to list as much as I can, but I'm bound to leave some stuff out... am getting old now.. hence the fact that I've now moved on to a ST1100! If anyone on here is interested in coming to take a look, PM me and we can arrange a time and...
  6. For Sale: For Sale - Soon

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi All, I can't believe I'm typing this message...but my beloved @t will be on ebay at some point over the next few weeks if no one on here takes her. I've unfortunately outgrown her and realized again last weekend when I stopped off at the Ace Cafe and looking at the Sports Tourers on...
  7. 3 Peaks Challenge for MS

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi Peeps Not exactly a bike ride report but an update for all of you that kindly sponsored me. Well on Thursday 14th a group of us from work met up as a team of 16 to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks - Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough over the 26 mile route The weather forecast was very...
  8. CX500 ebay special - seat, bars & misc

    Bodgers Corner
    Morning! Some of you may have noticed me posting pictures of the cheap old CX500 "special" I got off ebay recently: Well, I thought you might be interested in a few updates [1]. First off, although the seat wasn't as bad as it looked, it wasn't improved when the small "bum stop" bit of...
  9. Biking highs & lows

    Chatter
    Many of us have swapped bikes over the years, some bikes performed above expectations & leave a warm feeling when you look back others may have been a bit of a dog. What have been your biking highs & lows??? For me the Transalps have done me well (there have been 5 1/2 of them now...) my main...
  10. morocco may 6th to 18th 2012

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi to you all, recently i wrote about doing a trip to morocco. since then a few people who expressed an interest in joining me have backed out, im doing this in aid of the charity "MOVEMBER" and hope to raise some needed funds for them and was wondering if any one wanted to join me ? im thinking...
  11. beware the dartford crossing!!

    Africa Twin
    I was just starting my 3000mile trek to south of Spain via many parts of France. less than 100 miles in and I get to the dartford crossing. Its backed up 50 cars in each queue as its saturday lunchtime and I am doing my best to filter through the traffic with a fully laden bike when I get close...
  12. Fairing/windscreen screws

    Chatter
    Hi all I recently made a touring screen (pictures to follow in Bodgers Corner soon) and had it gaffer tapped to my original to give me the rigidity that it needed (:D), also to check that it did its job before I took it to the next stage. The difference is fantastic and am very happy with end...
  13. Our Stella Alpina trip 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, just thought I'd share our Stella trip. Fiona and myself left Morayshire on Sunday 03/07/11 at dawn for Newcastle to catch the ferry to Ijmiuden, Holland to meet Hudders on Monday morning. The beauty of the DFDS ferry is you get the evening to relax and a good night's sleep before...
  14. Fuel pump question - sorry!

    Africa Twin
    I know the subject of fuel pumps has been done to death on this site but I do need to ask a question. Can an orginal Honda fulel pump be 'on it's way out' or do they just pack up and the bike stops? I had been out for a ride today, an hour over to mates riding quite hard round the back roads...
  15. Sold: 1999 Africa Twin For Sale £2500

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD>>>>SOLD>>>>>SOLD Its time for my Africa Twin to go to a new home as I am spending nearly all of my time on her sat on the motorway so I am changing for something with slightly longer legs (going to the GS darkside!) It is a 1999 on a “T” and has covered 34,500 Miles (still climbing...
  16. OK. I'm confused... What exactly is going on in....

    Chatter
    ... Libya? I have missed quite a few bulletins over here, things has moved on and I've lost touch. We started to enforce a UN-backed no-fly-zone to protect citizens. So... are the planes shooting Libyan aircraft and tanks to: Undermine Gaddafi? Protect the Rebels? Support the Rebels...
  17. 2 Months old and I've dropped the chuffing Thing

    Transalp
    It had to happen at least once so I've got it out of the way. Washed the TA down and just backed it down on a slope when my foot slipped and my leg gave way to the right and down she went...... If it had been to the left then the sidestand would have held her up but no she had to go right...
  18. Computer help required (hard drive just died)

    Chatter
    I have an external hard drive on which I store music and photos (about 15,000 MP3s and a similar number of photos taken over the past 30 years). It's just stopped working. Gulp! The light's on, but no-one is home. Windows Explorer can no longer see it. Any ideas for how I might extract the...
  19. D'oh dropped the TA.

    Chatter
    I always park my bike in the garage facing forward so I sit on the bike and push it out backwards with the engine running to warm up while I put my helmet and gloves on and close the garage. Now I always leave the side stand down when doing this so I can just hop off the close the garage...
  20. Mick Extance adds Trial days

    News
    Dakar rider Mick Extance has introduced Trials Experience Days to add to the Enduro and Motocross experiences already offered by his Honda backed off-road biking experience in the Peak District. Honda says trials riding is the most popular motorcycle sport in the UK, with more competitive...
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