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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Guys, Well you've come up trumps with a top plate and some pannier frames - thnx Alan & Richard. So now how about a Transalp 600 99' model Tank cover to protect the tank when I'm doing some gentle green lanes as using ones knees to grip the tank when you're covered in mud can damage...
  2. Chatter
    So, I've been lurking around here for a while after a friend pointed me in this direction after suggesting an @ for my first big bike and now I'm hoping someone might proffer some advice! I passed my direct access course a year or so ago after commuting for a year on a CG125 ... after a number...
  3. Africa Twin
    Hi All, I sold my Transalp just before my last rip to Iraq (Ex Army) and am now feeling bereft! I think I want some more grunt this time and am therefore looking at Africa Twin (- possibly even Varadero?) I would love any advice anyone can offer. Particularly as I am 6'6" tall! The 2004...
  4. Riding
    On Friday I took an all day ‘back to biking’ course (It's 10 years since I was last on a bike; you may have seen my thread on getting the new old bike back on the road here:http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transalp/44288-transalp-laid-up-13-years-what-do.html ). It was a one-on-one day with Drew, a...
  5. Varadero
    Having ridden the Tiger through the winter, the mighty Vara has been hibernating in the garage (and being polished & having toys fitted :D). Anyway, beautiful weather yesterday so filled her up and out I went for a nice ride. WOW! I'd forgotten just what a great bike the Varadero is! It just...
  6. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Just when you thought the choice of tyres was bewildering enough, Dunlop go and through some new ones into the fray. Dunlop have just released their new Trailmax TR91. From their web-site news page - Trailmax TR91 Key Features • Genuine dual-purpose tyre designed to perform at the...
  7. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    A mate and I intend to ride down to the Pamplona bull running festival this year. He has a week off so we may just come back, but if anyone else is heading to the Stella, my plan would be to then ride the Pyranees and Andorra and on to the Alps. I might then head up to Paris for Bastille day...
  8. Varadero
    Hi all, First time twirling the spanners on my V8 a few days ago to replace the air filter with a K&N and chase a niggling leccy fault (fan kept blowing the 20A fuse), I came to reinstall the tank and found a 'spare' vent hose :) It tees into the thin tank vent hose half way down it's run to...
  9. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, I'm from Norwich but have recently moved to Spain. I have owned a 650 TA in the past and have hired a 700 for a week's trip to Switzerland, and with also having owned a VFR am content to remain with Honda. I hope to buy the new Transalp (in the UK) this year, but as one of its uses will be...
  10. News
    Honda has launched its new Honda Happiness Bike Insurance cover for new bikes. Underwritten by Equity, it includes a new no claims bonus protection scheme and accident repairs through Honda’s official dealer network. Customers will also one-week’s insurance cover free of charge and...
  11. Riding
    Hi all. Well today I went to be assessed as a trainee motorcycle instructor. What a lovely day to be assessed the best day so far this year for riding. There were four candidates for the assessment all with ten to forty (thats me) years riding experience. We started by discussing the clothing...
  12. For Sale / Wanted
    was made by topsaddlery/France. Used it for a year, but now with the new colors it doesnt fit anymore, so I will have my other seat redone... anyhow this one is left over. If anyone is interested let me know, you will get more detailed pictures about wear and stuff... overall the seat did a...
  13. Travel
    If you are planning a holiday to the Pyreneese take a look on pyreneesemotorcycltours.com Found it while brousing.
  14. Travel
    hi and hola` Just finished me route for late may break and need some campsite advice for the Spanish side, namely around Jaca and if possible El pont de Suert for a night halt must be cheap and clean with water etc but nowt flash. Rather spend me money on the local food than hotels;) prices...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi, new to this site and have two questions. 1. Welsh rally for Feb - scrolled and scrolled but cant find area etc information. 2. I have had three AT`s, used for daily commute all year around until 2 yrs ago. Now I just use it occassionally although it is on the road. I am intent on touring...
  16. For Sale / Wanted
    Prristine condition Lewis leeather trousers for sale to sensible offer. this is Lewsi leather wher they were still making leathers. Thick super strong zips, two front pockets and added padding on hips and knees. Waist 50" (was slimmer some years ago) Inside leg 28" PM me if interested
  17. Dominator / FMX
    , I woke up late this mornin,, a jist didnt know how tired I was.... 12.15, an i was mad at ma self fur missin so much of a very nice looking day.. the roads were Dry, an the sun was Bright.. it was one of those lovely winter sunny days....and as a was chokin tae get out on the steed, as the...
  18. Mechanical Advice
    HI ALL, IVE GONE BACK TO RICHA AFTER TAKING SOME YEARS OUT FROM THEM AS I THINK THEYRE GREAT TROUSERS... HOWEVER, IVE JUST BROUGHT SOME AND THE KNEE PROTECTORS KILL MY KNEES WHEN RIDING...REALLY BAD... ANY IDEAS AS TO WHAT IM DOING WRONG? - I DONT THINK THEY CAN BE TOO SHORT, AS THEY HAVE AN...
  19. Riding
    Hi, I have a Ducati 600SS which I won't ride on the filthy lanes which surround my house. I would like a trail bike to use in the bad weather, mainly for road use, but all I have seen so far are very tall so does anyone know of any bike with a lower seat height? I am 5' 6" tall, inside leg about...
  20. Chatter
    Keeping with the tradition of this forum of having dodgy knees I am now putting in a bid for the second worst knee of the forum. I can't beat Boboneleg's KTM extension but I think I have knocked Sharribee into third place. I finally had my knee operation on Monday. It turned out to have been...
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