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  1. Bodgers Corner
    after the national i was jealous of rubber chicken and a few others with alloy panniers that could cook standing up using them as a stand/table. my knees and back suffer mucking about on the ground but ive got oem honda plastics on my bike so nothings flat. i have designed a neat table that...
  2. Riding
    When riding on Sunday I noticed my bike at times veers slightly to the right within my lane. It occured on the A41 which I put down to a cross wind but also on occassion on a normal country lane. I checked my riding position and I wasn't leaning to the right. Squeezing the tank with the...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'd been planning this trip ever since Philinfrance first suggested a week end at his place in the dordogne. Though Phil & I both live in france, me about a third of the way down from the top & east of centre and Phil about a third of the way up from the bottom & west of centre, there's still...
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    I also have a pair of Hein Gericke Tuareg pants size L These are like new apart fron a small exhaust burn and the very bottm of one leg near the ankle. Water proof with a removable winter liner and CE Armour at the knees. £20 inc post and packing Also for sale is a Pair of...
  5. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hello,i just happened to stumble across this site by accident,had a quick scan of the site and it looks like it could be rather usefull!:thumbup:. I have in my possesion a 1982 XL500R,it's in good shape,had a few mods and new bits and bobs,and i love it as if it's a member of my family(no it's...
  6. Transalp
    Hi All, Here are some comments on my new purchase a 2007 650 Transalp. I have a few general questions at the bottom if anyone can enlighten me! I got the TA to replace my KLR650 Cmodel which was stolen. Comming straight from the KLR most of my comments are a comparsion against it. Prior to the...
  7. Chatter
    Why won't people think????????????????:confused::confused: :confused: :confused: I have endlessly tweaked the training I do to prompt and encourage new trainees as they adopt new ideas, and to leave space for the wealth of experience they bring. This week they complained because I changed...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    So it started last year with James 691 pointing me in the direction of Luxembourg, followed by me thinking let’s do something like that again, followed by lots of helpful suggestions including Koblenz, Celle, Rome, the Pyrenees, Stuttgart, Prague, Denmark and then a random discovery that Antony...
  9. 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...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    It's now 3 weeks since we returned from the best biking trip I've ever had so now that some nice folk have explained how to do it, here's my report: The Team were Me, the Wife, a small cuddly bee belonging to my nephew and "Doris" our trusty Garmin Zumo. 3rd July: Having finally managed to strap...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    OK so here's my wee TR for the 2010 Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness event in La Molina, and my journey home along the Pyrenees. Hopefully we will get some contributions from the others involved when they get a chance. Here's my DRZ400S ready for the off. And an overview of the whole...
  12. Mechanical Advice
    Just got back from a 5 day tour of the PreAlps fully loaded two up and on the fourth day i could touch the floor with bent knees:D bloody shock died:( so had a rarther hard last 700klm :( So ....... not wanting to spend a fortune !!!!! is the HAGON shocker ok? and is it best to get new springs...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    If we’re all sitting comfortably…time for an update on the unlikely (but continuing) adventures of Lulu and Nessie. Given that the sun appeared to be shining in Leicestershire this morning and it being a Saturday (an all-too-rare combination of circumstances), Nessie was promised a ride out...
  14. For Sale / Wanted
    hi all , I have the following Michelin Regional maps for sale "NEW" and unused on recent trip, just used my sat nav. 574 Catalunya and Andora 1cm to 4km 1/400 000 573 Navarra [pampalona,Bilbao etc] 1cm to 2.5km 1/250 000 572 Cantabria and Picos 1cm to 2.5km 1/250 000 All with carboard...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Sunday 20th left home for Portsmouth late ferry to Caen meet my mates who were going all the way to Marbella my plan was to go to the Spainish border and then head home on me tod :thumbright: On the way down stopped at Birdlip hill for an ice cream but sadly no van :rolleyes: On to my...
  16. For Sale / Wanted
    I'm selling my pair of Hein Gericke Tuareg pant's. SIZE XXL, 40 waist ,they will adjust up and down a bit on that size . They have armour at the knees and leather on the seat and knees and legs' They also have a removable waterproof liner. £40 like this but used ,can be picked up at the HU...
  17. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi everyone. I’m a Kiwi who has being living in England for the last 7 years. Recently I bought a 650 Transalp. It is being used for commuting at the moment but I intend to do some touring on it. Hopefully I’ll get to the Pyrenees this year and next year a lot further. I also have a 04...
  18. Travel
    Hi All, Here are a few photos from our recent trip to the first annual French Transalpage GROK 2010 meeting in the Auvergne. Good people, good ride outs, great campsite and a good atmosphere... can't wait till next years event :D For others going to the Auvegne, this web site of...
  19. Transalp
    Comparing apples & oranges but I traded my ST1300 today and picked up my new TA 700 from Lloyd Honda, Carlisle. Great guys, always welcoming and good service. :cool: Feeling a lot more of the road on the TA, that's a good & bad thing, I know more about what the bikes doing but miss the...
  20. Travel
    Help! Planning a trip to Spain and the wife needs new riding gear. She only joins me on the bike when the temperature rises to heatwave levels. Her preferred outfit would be t-shirt and shorts. She is prepared to compromise on some lightweight but protective clothing providing that it doesn't...
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