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  1. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi everyone, Just bought an 88 XL600V Transalp to restore to its former glory!! Its in the best colours white, blues and gold wheels :toothy7:
  2. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Took a day out with Paddy from Newbury Motorcycles (die hard @t fan) to try out the new suspension and tyres over on Salisbury Plain. Didn't quite work out as planed, had a slight off in a rather large Puddle much to his ammusement. Only damage my touring screen, thanks to the very effective...
  3. Chatter
    Well I'm on my last day off before the next years worth of grind starts. Been an eventful year 2014. Changed employers, other personal stuff that's gone on and these bouts of sickness I just can't seem to shake off. I'm hoping 2015 will be a good year, but the back to work blues have hit hard.
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi everyone, from a newbie, that sounds ridiculous considering l'm 67, (how about old newbie) anyway, l've just sold my NX 650, and bought a 650 TA, mainly because the TA will be virtually vibration free compared to the dominator, but l need to raise the seat height, I'm 6' 5'', so if anyone has...
  5. Transalp
    Well, I've serviced the Alp, and the two Honda services must have left the tank on as the inner plugs and air filter were original honda and not new and shiny like the outer ones, so she now runs without the flat spot... Problem number two, Givi engine bars, the joiner at the front rattles, and...
  6. Transalp
    Hi, Just wondering if there are any issues when installing an genuine Honda centre stand, I do expect to loose some ground clearance but what else could be an issue? Cheers Blues
  7. Transalp
    Just picked up my 650 Alp and I'm not too happy with the position of the tax disc holder on the swinging arm, just wondering if there is a better (higher position) and if there is a best type (water proof, sand proof etc) as I can't mount it near the headlamp as I do on my BSA or did on my XR...
  8. Past National Meets
    How is everyone else doing after the National ? Good fun meeting everyone. The ride home realy scratched an itch, now back to work with a bump. I STILL can't concentrate at work. Started riding at 18, stopped at 28, started again at 49 and had birthday 52 last sunday, you would think I had got...
  9. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I am slowly getting al my gear together for that first 3 day tour. :D What is the best advice for flat tyre repairs? Do I carry an extra tube and tyre spanner etc and change the inner tube in the bush or can I use that liquid product (not sure of name) that you squirt some into the inner tube...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Well, I have two weeks holiday to use up before April so I have booked 2-19 March. I plan to use at least 4 days of that away on the bike somewhere. Possibly around Wales where I can get a bit of hill walking in too. I'm pretty flexible within those dates if anyone fancies it. Being a bit...
  11. Chatter
    Just nicked this from UKGSER who nicked it from someone else who nicked it from someone else...... by Lame Mango Washington (attributed to Memphis Earlene Gray with help from Uncle Plunky, revisions by Little Blind Patti D. and Dr. Stevie Franklin) 1. Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning."...
  12. Chatter
    My mate who was meant to be coming on the summer Pamplona journt has cried off. So what shall I do? 1. Go alone (at least to Pamplona, some of Spain and back through France). 2. See if anyone else is up for it, or bits of it. 3. Just go somewhere else in the time planned (I could go to...
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