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  1. Damned Ducati timing belts!

    Cagiva
    Hi all, well, with having a bit of spare time on my hands as I wait for my new job to start I've been busy with the Garden, getting my Africa Twin back on the road and now I've moved on to my old Cagiva Elefant! The bike has sat for over a year with very little been done to it so thought I'd...
  2. For Sale: Bags connection race pack 65 litre motorcycle rear luggage pack

    For Sale / Wanted
    FOR SALE: Used once on a trip to France last year. Cost over £200 new. Motorcycle gone, so no use any longer. In very good condition. No rips or tears. Zips work 100%.The Racepack is a smaller version of the Speedpack. It has a maximum carrying capacity of 65 litres but can be reduced if...
  3. Service access - Cagiva Style

    Cagiva
    I have started my belts and shims service on the Elefant (every two years regardless of mileage) which involves fitting new timing belts and checking valve clearances along with all the usual stuff. So for anyone that has considered buying an Elefant - this is what to expect. A few photos...
  4. Elefant and Castle No. 2

    Chatter
    Well, half term week so I thought I would service the Elefant (big two year belts and shims service) but my car got jealous and decided it needed new pads/discs/front wheel bearings. And as my garage is full of bikes the car gets repaired on the drive, so in between the showers, coffee, and...
  5. Oldie but Goodie..back to simple driving.....

    Chatter
    Been looking for an Amazon for ages, quite easy you'd think living in Sweden but theres a lot of crap being sold for relatively high prices. I just wanted a daily driver type, didn't care if the paintwork was bleached or blemished so long as it was a runner and solid. After checking tons of...
  6. Germany 2012

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’m just back from a fantastic 10 days in Europe with Outrunner, Ben and Viki Day one was the first travel day and saw Myself, Ben and Viki head from Edinburgh on a cold and blustery day to Newcastle in order to catch the ferry to Ijmuidenn and then on to the Rhine area of germany. We met Andy...
  7. Withdrawn: Non XRV Item: Landrover Defender 90 2.5 TD5 for sale/ swap WHY

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bit of a dilema? Landy defender sale/swap I am in a bit of a life changing dilema and after 37yrs with one woman you can guess the rest. Anyway I shall have to sell all my 'toys' and put them in the solicitors holiday fund. So I have a very nice TD5 Landrover defender 1999 (s) 2.5 turbo diesel...
  8. For Sale: Honda 1979 GL1000 K1 very original 26000 miles £2000

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1979 GL1000 K1 very original 26000 miles £2000 SOLD Sold on ebay via classified ad in a day, must have been too cheap! Not an off-roader, although I saw a GL1000 based special at Stafford last year that looked GS ish Not that I would suggest you use this one for a project like that...
  9. My new project

    Ducati
    1998 'R' reg Ducati ST2 in silver with full luggage set ( not fitted) three previous owners Well I've never owned a duke before so bought a project off the UKGSER website(like you do!) Came in pieces, I didn';t hear it run before I bought it With a FDSH up to 28500miles ( its now on...
  10. Granny power

    Chatter
    Six blokes try to rob a jewellers and a little old dear - like gran in the old Giles Cartoons - runs up and belts them with her handbag. She knocks two from their scooters as they try to flee. Big up to the granny Handbag-wielding grandmother first interview: 'somebody had to do something' -...
  11. Metal topcase plate for Givi Monokey!

    Africa Twin
    Everybody told me to be sure to remove the top-case when going to a heavy off road ride. Well, I know it already, but when the adrenalin goes high, some small things are normal to be forgotten. On Saturday, I forgot to remove the top-case, and we went to a nice 200km off road ride... Epilogue...
  12. 10 day trip ideas?

    Travel
    Me and a friend are looking at a 10 day trip leaving in just less than 2 weeks. We originally planned to take the motorail to villach in austria then do croatia/slovenia and ride home. The motorail is fully booked though, so we need a plan B. The current idea is Leave yorkshire, over the...
  13. You'd never think it by looking at him, but he used to be ...

    Chatter
    ... a coal miner :D. In Germany. Me :D Back in the '70's. The Irish Government back in the day had a brillant scheme for university students - they farmed us out all over Europe and the States rather tha leave us on the dole for 3 months in the summer :D You signed up, went for an interview...
  14. euro-crash barriers

    Chatter
    reading the local bike "beano" on line of coarse;) Seems the eurocratz are at it interfering again:rolleyes: talking about making crash barriers biker friendly:thumbright: so all that money and congestion replacing the old outdated central reservation [no Indians there] with concrete trash...
  15. xr 400

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hi there . ive just sold my summer zx6r and bought along with a friend an xr 400 2001 . where do you guys ride or meet. we live near Northwich in cheshire , we both have loads of road riding under our belts and are keen to give this a blast. will wellies and a piss pot be ok.:p
  16. A-Z of TLD 2009

    The Longest Day
    I've made a start (some are a bit tenuous) - please add your own and I’ll edit them in to this original A is for: Accommodation – I stayed in the student digs at Pollock Halls. The room was wallpapered with dead cats (either that or previous occupiers had tried swinging theirs). The nylon...
  17. Tyres - yet again

    Africa Twin
    I'm just about to replace the tyres on my @ (due to age rather than wear - if only it was so easy with "'er in doors"). Mine is a 2001 RD07A - on the the back it has 140/80-R17 and on the front 90/90-21. I think that the R means "Radial" if so I have a mixed set (bias belt/radial) which...
  18. For Sale: Escort Van

    For Sale / Wanted
    I need a larger van, so regrettably my trusty L reg Escort van is for sale. A 1.8 diesel which starts & runs very well (uses no oil & water & doesn't 'smoke'), good clutch & gearbox, fully serviced (with new belts, oil & all filters changed), long Tax & Test, ply lined, tow bar/electrics &...
  19. Italian love afair or fling ?

    Ducati
    Ok then, i'll be first with a proper owners post :iconbiggrin: Call me feckin stupid/dumb/brave whatever - who buys a Ducati with no service history - ME :confused: Checked the bike out last week, and it fired from cold on the button no problems - engine sounded sweet as a nut. Decided my...
  20. Ducati monster 600 for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    in black, 31,000 miles just had full service including new belts (£350), new brake pads front and rear, new fork seals, battery and choke cable. will include a set of part worn metzlers, and will re-mot subject to price. offers? - and dont take the piss!! ta Sean
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