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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    one of my rare days off without the kids yesterday. so it was raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock... well i'm gonna ride anyway. No pics cos it was too wet to get me thingy out (?!) but this was my ride back from Dijon. It's been years since I rode in the rain, I mean real rain. These...
  2. Africa Twin
    Yesterday I changed the rear pads. The rear brake was thoroughly cleaned on my return from the Pyrenees 4 weeks ago so I have no binding issues when I swapped the wheels over and I have run the bike since then and there are not issues. Prior to going to the Pyrenees when I changed the wheels...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    well eventually got away on the bike but to a very bad start....:( followed a small forestry path and forgot about the panniers :( hit a branch on the floor and knocked one out of shape............... but worse than that is that the path came to a dead end and when riding back down strangely...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi guys.. i dont get on hear much these days so hear is a link to my latest adventure..5 days off road in the pyrennes up them there mountains.. enjoy and keep safe.. team extreme conqure the "Hiss"
  5. Bodgers Corner
    For the Pyrenees trip I needed to install a roadbook holder Due to the cost of the electrickery ones I opted for a manual one They supplied a mount that the scroller ran through that was meant to be fitted direct to the handlebar. This would mean removing the switchgear so I made up a faux bar...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    After seeing the Vibraction roadbook report in ABR issue 5 I researched a trip that we could do in a week and settled on Roadbook 10 Aragon and Navarra Pyrenees and Bardenas Desert. Over the next few frantic months that soon became weeks and days away the bike was fettled to move the Zumo so...
  7. Other Honda
    Yeah, I know it's not an "Adventure" bike, but it is a Honda, and the engine feels a bit like a V-Twin!! I posted the piece below on another forum, and I thought someone may find it of use or interesting... Integra impressions. Well, I finally managed to get a test ride on an Integra today...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Been to my little local lane again a while back. It's only about 2 miles long and my aim is one day to be able to ride it without putting my feet,elbow,knees or the rest of my body down :toothy10: So far I have not managed :( but I will not give up. It starts easy and gets a bit tricky after a...
  9. Chatter
    Why is that whenever it snows* in the UK (this is meant to mean south of the border, before anyone complains :D) and there are pictures on the news of drivers being "rescued", it is drivers of BMWs with wide low profile tyres that are always the ones getting into trouble? Are they really that...
  10. Chatter
    Maybe a little early................but what the hell It's been a mixed year, but on the whole pretty good - after a rough start last Xmas My second full year of self employment has seen me with enough work to allow me to do the things that I enjoy and pay the bills..........so i'm grateful for...
  11. Chatter
    Hello, I moved to a little village outside Barcelona a few months ago, and though the public transport is brilliant here, I'm thinking of getting a moto (bike) like so many others do here. I would be travelling to and from the train station every day, but would also like to go for trips around...
  12. Africa Twin
    Lads If I sort out a Ferry Deal i.e a good discount would any of our brethren be interested in coming to Ireland for a long , low cost , knees up and a Big Bike Challenge . This year the event starts on the 28th 29th 30th September 2012. www.paddydakar.com/gallery2011.html Route would be...
  13. Chatter
    Since she came under my tender care I'd kept a trip record of the miles I've done on Nessie, and today we went over the 1K mark (bottom figure). Not much by XRV standards, but all the same it felt like a milestone to me. Went out on a short ride today. Chris came round on his new Transalp...
  14. Africa Twin
    My 2002 RD07A is vibrating. Up to 4000 rpm things are normal: v-twin characteristic low amplitude vibration. But over 4000 rpm the vibes build in amplitude, such that by 5000 rpm there's enough vibration coming through both handlebars and footpegs to be uncomfortable even over short distances...
  15. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    SWMBO has agreed that it is OK for me to be loosed out of the country late Aug/early September :D Dates to be confirmed subject to finishing harvest shortly! Just wondering where to go or if anyone wants to come somewhere, or is going somewhere and fancies some company? I am a sad old git and...
  16. Africa Twin
    I'm 6' 4" or thereabouts, and when I'm up on the pegs, offroad, I get back ache now and again...is this down to bad position(probably:rolleyes:), being unfit(definitely:o), or will bar risers help? I feel like I'm leaning too far forward when stood up, and then try and compensate which knackers...
  17. Varadero
    Can't make me mind up !!!!! I love my LUMP of fun Varadero even though she's pushing 12 years old, never let me down in the 40k klm i've done in 2 years !!! But being a short arse and wanting to do the likes of Morocco and of road in the Alps and Pyrenees i'm seriously hankering after a...
  18. Varadero
    "Man its ugly, like a hippo in a sweaty frock...thirsty too" Have to disagree, a fine machine which looks superb here in France (should have whipped off the SW pannier frames for that pic) and doing 49mpg fully loaded Cant complain Another faultless journey to the Pyrenees and back Love the...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a great day out yesterday with Dick Dasterdly and CraigRevo. Ive put some photos and videos on ABR. BIG Bike Trails Mid Wales Part 2 Took in some great trails, including the Strata Florida both directions, a bit of the Monks Trod (couldnt resist...NO TRO signs...but we only did 200...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    These are a few years old but have probably been worn only a handfull of times at most and are in as new condition with all zips and velcro in A1 condition. They are well made with reinforced padded areas over knees, leather stretch panels on the hips and have two zipped pockets at the front...
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