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  1. Oil consumption

    Transalp
    Hi, my TA650 (80000km on the clock) has high oil consumption on the higway. When I returned from France (1500km, at 120km/h, 3 panniers) it used 0,7l. It seems a lot to me. My theory is too high oil temperature. It was really hot (engine case), compare to brothers Tiger 1050...So I am...
  2. Boxing Day meet Whitminster Inn M5 J 13

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    as title Boxing Day meet Whitminster Inn M5 J 13 from 11 on see more sites.google.com/site/vmccsc/calendar although organised by vintage club all ages of machines and riders welcome, weather supposed to be good. Its a stand and natter/view bikes etc. Many make it the target of their Boxing Day...
  3. Camping weekend North Wales 20-22nd of May

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    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:
  4. Drunk drivers!

    Chatter
    I was watching t.v. the other night (10.30) when i heard a what sounded like a bomb going off outside my house,i went outside to find my Transit van 20ft further up the road from where i had parked it and a Ford Fiesta at right angles to the road with n/s front ripped off and my van looking like...
  5. The bear tour of germany

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    If you looking for a different region for a holiday with stunning roads,ridiculus good and cheap food and drink,have a look here.Just come back from 2 weeks of biking bliss https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franconian_Switzerland My ride report and about a million pics are here bigtrailie • View...
  6. Boxing Day Bike meet NOT @ Tipputs now Whitminster

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    The traditional VMCC (Bristol/South Cotswolds) Boxing Day gathering at Tipputs Inn on the A46 just south of Nailsworth is now at the Whitminster Inn on the A38 just north of M5 J13(Stroud) and the A419. It is the more northerly of the two pubs, just to the north of the SPEED CAMERA. Although...
  7. Who's that?

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    Me and a mate went for a ride out yesterday to the Uffington White Horse and local area. We stopped at a pub I've been to a few times and proceeded to drink a pint of coke in the beer garden, enjoying the sun and talking bikes. Then this guy walks out of the pub with a lady (who turns out to be...
  8. Gentlemen do Lunch

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    It's that time of year again Folks, when it is time we retired, part-time, shift working and idle folk pondered a Gentlemen do Lunch again. Young Phil, and I have been discussing this and we agree it is a "Good Idea". Early April..ish, maybe North Wales somewhere along the coast to make for...
  9. PLEASE SIGN this petition and keep this scumbag behinmd bars for his full sentence

    Chatter
    Taken from a MAG email this morning , this **** should rot in jail forever, anyone that leaves any human in that situation should never be allowed out in public again! You may have heard about the death of Jade Clark, a 16-year-old who was killed when she was hit by Brian Hampton, on...
  10. Oradour Sur Glane, Central France

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Some information about Oradour in central France, thought it may be of interest to some :hitler: This tour takes in a fascinating place called Oradour sur Glane, a village that was massacred by the Nazis (where they basically went in one day and murdered all the residents) and the village has...
  11. cool names for biker bars and biker gangs /clubs

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    I don't even know if there is any any more ?. when I was a young lad back in the 1980's and before my time in the 70's the local towns pretty much all had a pub where the local bikers would gather and drink pints smoke dope and try to get with some bleached blond bird with big baps straining...
  12. Trip to Ullapool and back

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    ABR to Ullapool What a weekend - thanks most definitely go to Craig and Jennifer for organisation and to Austin for a great ride over the estates and to the (not often) absent Steve T who gave me the best advice for "off roading" - "Don't drink the night before!". Also to all the people up...
  13. Scrumpy advise needed

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    Ok you apple crunching Somerset boys.( Bob, right up your street this one ) :D I bought half a gallon of still scrunpy from this lot when I was down that way on hols about 5 years ago. Torre Cider Farm near Minehead in Somerset. All the apples are grown in our orchards or come from old cider...
  14. Oih J.....

    Chatter
    You better watch out:angel9: BBC News - Summer drink-drive crackdown in Wales begins
  15. 31 days alcohol free ends today!

    Chatter
    Just a quick note to say that I am not responsible for any posts after 9pm today until tomorrow morning! I have managed, somehow, to stay off the cider and all alcohol for a the 31 days of january! So today at 2pm I will be entering the local for what can only be considered the most anticipated...
  16. More stupidity......

    Chatter
    ... this time from the Irish - admittedly in the back end of beyond in County Kerry - Irish Council in Kerry to relax drink-drive limit. And reported on the RTE website - Kerry Council passes drink-drive permit motion. In essence they want the law changed so that the legal alcohol limit for...
  17. Got that warm "I've renewed my subscription feeling"

    Africa Twin
    So when the wife finds out I have "wasted my money" (her words not mine) I will have all bank cards and apendages, including testicles locked away until further notice. Until then, bars open, have a drink!
  18. Should speeding lead to second driving test?

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    The government is consulting on having a second test that will involve double the practical element of the standard test for a whole range of driving ban offences - anything that results in a ban for more than 56 days. So riding at 100mph on a motorway, for example. You wouldn't necessarily...
  19. MINI MEET - Indiana Fritz & the source of the river...... October 19-21

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    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 ...
  20. Stella Alpina 2013 with a difference

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    Hi all, just thought I'd let you all know Fiona and myself are planning to get married in Bardonecchia next July in the week before the Stella Alpina rally! We're going to have a drink with friends in camping Bokki on the Friday night before the Stella and everyone who knows us are invited to...
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