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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    just had a fairly fantastic weekend at the Magny Cours round of the 2011 world endurance championship.. A friend had arranged to fly from Northern Ireland to Gatwick on the Thursday, I collected her and after a night out with Jenny (my better half) and friends at a local Indian, we were up early...
  2. Transalp
    Yes, another mpg thread ;) I am heading back from Spain to England tomorrow and once I get north of the pyrenees (I take the E9 just east of Andorra) I have 400 km of motorway to get me to my campsite just south of Niort. I have all day to get there so thought it would be ideal for a quick mpg...
  3. For Sale / Wanted
    Set of Frank Thomas two-piece leathers. Bought off a mate, they are a bit too big for me. I'm 5'9", and the arms and legs are too long (the leathers', not mine): I guess they would suit someone about 6 foot. Size label in jacket is 48/58, trousers 36/56. Zip together, all the usual armour...
  4. Chatter
    Saw this in the news and must admit it did make me chuckle.
  5. Travel
    Hi, just a quickie, I'm off down through France (St.Malo) to the Pyrenees at the start of May, it will be my first time riding abroad so are there any pointers/hints/tips? We'll be traveling down on a sunday and I have heard that fuel could be a problem 'cos of shut petrol stations? Our bikes...
  6. Travel
    My trusty Transalp has just delivered me safely, and comfortably, to my Spanish home in Tarragona, an hour south of Barcelona. 1194 km (742 miles) in just over 12 hours. I took the ferry last night from Portsmouth to St Malo, the intention being to get a good nights sleep as the crossing is 11...
  7. Transalp
    Came across a cheapy TA yesterday so went and had a look. Now Im looking for something to give me a days riding on a sunny day and the TA is what I seem to keep whittling it down to.. although I know there are others.... a decent Dommie would be ok also. Road bikes are out as the CB just plain...
  8. Varadero
    S'ok, it is not another "my bike is better than your bike thread"! ;) I have found that my dodgy knees are slowly making motorcycling a pain, literally, and I am seriously considering how to deal with the problem. What i found on the long drag up and down to Scotland last year on my Transalp...
  9. Mechanical Advice
    Bear with me. Once more I have had a case of my imagination totally outstripping my mechanical competence with yet another "what if...?" moment. So here it is: in my quest to find a bike that won't break the bank and will reliably and cheaply keep me mobile in the years to come, I started...
  10. Varadero
    Hi all I've owned my 2006 XL1000V for about 18 months now, and I love it :-D However, when I'm going long distance, after about 100 miles on the bike, my knees get pretty stiff and sore. It's worse when motorway driving (probably because I'm even more stationery then). Other than stopping...
  11. Chatter
    Too much time on my hands so the internet is always inspiring, especially in my current state!! And as Bob pointed out in another thread its great to plan a good event. So this summer I will be hopfully going on hols to my Parents in Spain, but this year I dont want to fly. I hate it and Im...
  12. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just a quick post to say hi from an old fart who cant get out on my 700 T/A as up to my knees in snow so I am forced to learn how to use this bl**dy computer thing . Roll on spring . All the best to all . dave :hitler:
  13. Chatter
    T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE, MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY, WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO, IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN...
  14. Travel
    Hi all, looking to have another pop at the bardenas reales (spain) next spring and maybe a bit of the pyrenees after. need to keep it cheap but also neeeed to go! poss ride back through france. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1bU8TNbeRk&feature=related anyone fancy it?? my buddy has hit...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi all, looking to have another pop at the bardenas reales next spring and maybe a bit of the pyrenees after. need to keep it cheap but also neeeed to go! poss ride back through france. anyone fancy it?? my buddy has hit hard times and just sold his bike so im on me todd! Last yr the...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    First of all, my mother tongue is not English, so please feel free (by PM) to help me to remove all the errors I have done in the following explanation. As I did not find information about the Race Tech Emulators and the NX650, I took the hard way: I purchased a set of them and got my hands...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, Here's a reminder of where to purchase the Aim For The Horizon DVD. Direct link to shop HERE And all the info you'll ever need to know and a trailer HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-reZ2kvGic8
  18. Travel
    Howdy folks, Advice Please! So I'm organising a trip for 6 lazy bikers, only me having a nice comfy Vara, the rest being Bandits, VFR800, ZRX1200 & a streetfighter GSXR70 (no accounting for taste:rolleyes:). Past 3 years Been to Reims (GP track), La Rochelle (submarine pens), & Normandy (the...
  19. For Sale / Wanted
    As new, hardly (if ever) worn 'Euro' brand, removable armour in the knees, foam padding in the hips. By the way, they don't have pockets. They say size 14 but Vanessa has tried them on & thinks that they are a 'snug' size 10. Can give dimensions if required. £25 plus a fiver p+p or can try...
  20. Yamaha
    At the moment I have an Africa Twin which I've had for 6 years. I sold back in July my KLR650 which I'd had since brand new (04/2002). Still don't if I did the right thing letting the KLR go. Having owned the KLR for many years - I know the "limitations" of singles & I'm not a speed freak with...
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