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  1. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi guys Anyone fancy a weekend camping in wales in May? Arrive Friday,put up tent,BBQ?,drink. Saturday a little bimble through Wales than eat and drink again. Sunday home. Everyone welcome More details here bigtrailie • View topic - Mini Meet north Wales May 20-22nd See you there?:cool:
  2. Africa Twin
    What is the general perceived wisdom on running in after fitting new rings. Standard rings no re-bore, barrels not honed but lightly abraded with wet and dry. Some seem to advocate the bimble along at low revs for 500miles others to allow the engine to rev a little higher for short periods...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went for a spin today taking in a few of Wiltshires easy Byways. Ideal big trailie country as its been dry for a while: One horse at Devizes Towards Cherhill Another horse! This time near Milk Hill Pewsey way Into my fave bluebell wood Westwood near Marlborough Along the Ridgeway only...
  4. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    We're going to have a run over to The Yonderman (Jellys) cafe on sunday, probably meet around 10-10:30am have a breakfast and the a bit of a bimble round the peaks if anyones interested? weather looks promising according to the met office. I'm also looking at having a ride down the Fosse...
  5. 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...
  6. What's it worth?
    One is my Africa Twin, 2002 with 28500 miles but more will be added so say 29000, T & T till Feb 2014, reduced it to £3600 and still not selling, £3400 anybody, I've checked out others and they're older and more miles but still dearer, so, tell what's a "selling" price for a damn good AT. Next...
  7. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all, anyone fancy meeting up for a bimble tomorrow either around Exmoor/ Dartmoor (or Both) I've got a three hours (maybe more) pass and will 'Tatty' juiced up and ready to go. Road only but lots to explore and cobwebs to clear. Happy to meet Exeter/ Tiverton type areas or meet part way...
  8. Travel
    Will be arriving in South Wales around lunch time next Monday (8th), off the ferry from Rosslare, probably in Fishguard. The intention is to bimble along eastwards in a not very hurried manner. The initial destination (at the moment - this could change) is to arrive in Bath sometime the...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went out for a wee blast before lunch Took the "quiet "side of the Loch The Loch was quite choppy today, saw a barge struggling a bit heading into the wind Went up the Corkscrew, always makes me chuckle that one :D Looking over a glen All in all, was only out for about 30...
  10. Everything Orange - KTM
    Oh berluddy hell, why do I start window shopping on the internet...? I see that there are some very well priced 2012 model 990's about for around £8.5k that are sooooo tempting! Thank goodness that the thread on the running costs on these exists a few threads down else i would be twitching...
  11. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Scottish Weather looks magic in the coming days, anyone fancy a mad dash North, Friday morning until Monday night? Vaders bash is a couple of days to late for me...!! ;) Aim to get to Skye or thereabouts, bimble around for a couple of days, and then drift back Southwards. Camping seems a...
  12. Chatter
    Took the AT out today for a bimble around the lanes of Lincolnshire to test the satnav connection out for the Dambusters Run Had a thoroughly good time but after a couple of hours there was a noticeable grating noise whenever I used the rear brake Looks like it will need a peak sometime soon...
  13. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Anyone in North Beds, or nearish, like just over the border in Cambs, or Northants, want to come green laning with me? I work part time, so am often free on a Tuesday and a Wednesday as well as weekends. I'm very new to green laning, so I just tend to bimble along until I get stuck or fall...
  14. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Thames. Sorry can't afford to go to the Nile :toothy1: Ok Arrive here TUNNEL HOUSE INN - COTSWOLD COUNTRY PUB CIRENCESTER - TUNNEL HOUSE INN, COATES. On Friday the 19th till Sunday 21st. Planning to have a look at the source of the river Thames which is nearby andbthan a little bimble around ...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Great weather, head a bit dull from the night before, excellent scenario for a wee bast in the hills :thumbup: Went up this wee bank from the " main road " Have to say, was a little bit greasy on the way down Anyways, a nice little bimble about 20 mins from the house. Just the job for...
  16. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Silverwing FJS600 - NOW SOLD Selling my Honda touring scoot as I cannot justify 3 bikes! I know, because I have been told this by my adviser in such matters.... I have popped it up on Preloved and here in the hope I can avoid the curse of eBay with the stupid costs and crap that goes...
  17. Chatter
    Woke up to a lovely sunny day on Sunday and had a ride out to Ashbourne in the Peak District planned. However, as we made our way out on the A50 the rain set in hard, and it was all greyness ahead. We decided to abort the trip and stick with a local bimble instead. En route, we passed signs to...
  18. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Mid week bimble - Shrops-mid Wales Sun's shining and the Vara is here!! I have booked Wednesday for a shakedown ride for the "new" Vara. Probably going to do my usual route into mid-Wales via South Shropshire and then back across the Elan Dams and then a bit of meandering around, maybe to the...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went for a bimble around mid Wales yesterday. Lovely weather, nice trails, not so much water, only a couple of drops. Great. Iain
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went for a bimble towards Aviemore, remembered a track that I went to years ago. The local gliding club have a field nearby This is one guy about to be hooked up And this is him heading for the hills Got talking to one of the guys there ( strange one in the flying jacket and trapper's...
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