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  1. So define...........................

    Chatter
    Adventure as in adventure bike. To me riding any bike is a bit of an adventure. Doesn't matter where you're going or for how long. To caitieM riding her little scoot arouind the estate is an adventure, to others an outing to The Lakes, Wales, Scotland is an adventure, and so it goes on.You can...
  2. My cheap but rather quite good DIY helemet cam.

    Chatter
    Originally purchased this from here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200582956101&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT Used a mount for a bicycle light to fix to my helmet. It takes up to 16gb micro sd cards – I have 4 and 8 gb cards which all work fine. It seems to be a bit fussy...
  3. Hmm 90 bhp?? £3500???

    XR
    Definetly not th greatest looking xr ever eh Honda XR650R on eBay (end time 28-Jan-11 21:33:58 GMT)
  4. For Sale: Aim for the Horizon

    For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale. The much anticipated DVD of ' Aim for the Horizon'. The programme that follows Dean as he is taken on a journey from test centre to the top of the pyrenees by his friend Rob and in between buys and rebuilds his Africa Twin. A true documentary about getting off your backside and...
  5. Ride height...

    Africa Twin
    I took my africa twin proper off roading yesterday, down all the lanes I usually take my WR426F down... now I'm not an amazing rider but the AT really isn't up to it, I'm shortly changing for a KTM950ADV but for now I want to check my AT is sitting right. I do like my AT it's been an amazing...
  6. Tan hill inn

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Had a ride up here this weekend,http://www.tanhillinn.co.uk/reeth/swaledale/arkengarthdale/north-yorkshire-dales-national-park/richmond/10/ what a fantastic place,warm and freindly atomosphere and a great place to camp,£2 a night and just pitch were you like,order a breakfast the evening...
  7. Dr650s summer fun

    Suzuki
    just got myself a little dr650 for the summer months,i do still have my AT but use this for short journeys. its been totally rebuilt before i got it,and was previously registered in the isle of man,so i had to re register it in the uk,simple job,mot with the frame number,then off to preston to...
  8. Front brakes binding..

    Africa Twin
    Just replaced the front pads and discs on my AT for new genuine honda.. it's had recent good condition calipers fitted too and I greased everything that needed greasing when installing it all. I don't think I've over-tightened the wheel and the speedo sensor/spacer appears to be installed...
  9. For Sale: Transalp 650

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    ok I am not 100% sure if I want to do this. Right now the decision is 85% for sale.... Talking here about Hank. Been doing lots of changes but last weekend I noticed for even more offroading he is just too small. Cant stand up straight. Why am I posting here, if the bike is in Germany? I will...
  10. Lulu's theory test...

    Riding
    Passed :):):blob7:! Now for the big test :rolleyes:. MCQs were OK - not TOO difficult to guess that you're not supposed to give an injured casualty a cigarette instead of checking his/her breathing though there were one or two more technical questions that challenged my little brain somewhat...
  11. This 650 V Strom is just Superb

    Suzuki
    I have had my wee strom for nearly 1 year, what a truly superb bike. When i first had it i did not like the wind buffeting so a quick read of Adventure Rider came up with the American Madstad bracket cost about 60 pounds and i have used it with the standard screen, Perfect no buffeting and...
  12. Insurance Comparison Websites

    Chatter
    Just had my insurance renewal in from E Bike £94 TPFT for a Suzuki V Strom so being a tight arse i decided to shop around. Went to one of the insurance comparison websites, fed in my details and bingo Norwich Union £71.50 FULLY COMP. No voluntary excess and only £200 compulsory Very pleased...
  13. Trip to the Pyrenees

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've just been to the Spanish Pyrenees for a navigation rally. Eight of us travelled down through France on various bikes ranging from a DR350 up to a KTM 950 super enduro. My Dakar ran superbly, it never used any oil and averaged nearly 72mpg which included the trail-riding bits but I will...
  14. Changing Bikes, AGAIN !!!!!!

    Chatter
    I have definetly caught Chads bike changing disease recently. I used to own a very mint RD04 Africa Twin which i absolutely loved, but it was a bit limited on power especially 2 up and it also had a pretty terrible seat although made much better when it had the 20 quid modification. I then...
  15. Helmet Cam advice for Motorcycle/ Moto action camera use?

    Mechanical Advice
    ======= HELMET / MOTORCYCLE CAM TEST CONCLUSIONS====== After a couple of weeks of testing both the Adrenaline Systems Superbike Cam and the Oregon Scientific ATC2k sd camera I can safely give reasonable review on their performance: (check out my original posting below) The Adrenaline Systems...
  16. Le Mans Trip - UPDATE

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Boys and Girls I am going to apologise profusely but i am not able to make this event this year, but i have a very good reason. On Saturday 21st April at 3pm i get married at Guildford Registry Office to Anna my long time girlfriend. When i put this trip up i knew i was going to get married...
  17. A mate just gave me a great tip

    Chatter
    I have a mate YES I DO HONESTLY !!!! He has a BMW GS1100 and is allways away travelling around europe. I asked him how he does it camping or Hotels and does he cook his own food or eat out He has a hybrid idea !!! He told me that if you look at the costs of going travelling after machine prep...
  18. First 1000 miles on my Varadero

    Varadero
    After coming from an RD04 Africa Twin, the Varadero was quite a shock to begin with. First impressions was that it felt a lot softer and not as tight as the Africa a very different feel. It also felt a lot more powerful and more comfortable than the Africa. The engine did not feel quite as...
  19. Honda Africa Twin V Suzuki V Strom 650

    Chatter
    The other day i rode my Afica Twin RD04 to our local dealers and had a go on there Suzuki 650 V Strom demonstator. I am not looking to change my bike as i love the Africa, but if i was going to change then it would probably be the V Strom. I was very impressed immediate thoughts were that it...
  20. Soft luggage....Possible ????

    Transalp
    Hi everyone. Got the opportunity of trying some oxford lifetime soft throwover panniers on my TA. They wont fit. Im trying to keep costs down as I wont be able to do a great deal of touring. Family comitments and lack of holiday entitlement :oops: Oh and a less than understanding wife when...
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