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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    cheap & good feedback if can be believed. Honda Africa Twin XRV 750 RD07 Cover, Seat upholstery, Modification | eBay
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    ABR Mid Summer Madness Rally – Gairloch 2014 Well, seeing as I didn’t get to the Boil rally this year, I thought I’d better attend the Gairloch rally (plus it’s nearer to me) Here we see the Transalp loaded up for it’s first rally. The small 21ltr boxes do kind of restrict the carrying...
  3. Charity Events
    Ok, in August I set myself (well, thats a lie, my Doctor did!) a 5 stone weight loss target - not too bad so far, just over 3 and a half stone so far! I also set myself a 10 mile running target which was ambitious to say to least... my first run lasted 3 minutes before having to walk... I was...
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    Thanks to Roger at ARDCASES and his invaluable advice and encouragement, I have one pannier fitted with the other to follow soon. The panniers etc are now no longer for sale. Thanks too are due to Forum members' encouragement. It has highlighted for me the benefits of being a subscriber...
  5. Travel
    Some of you know that i enjoy a spot of Cycling, last Year i pedalled up Mont Ventoux in Provence, been up a few times prior on Motorbikes, but it's not the same. Anyhoo, this Year it was off to the Alps. First Campsite we stopped at was just 150 Miles South of Calais, a place i have used many...
  6. Chatter
    Just returned from the Fundamentals bushcraft weekend with www.naturescraft.co.uk in Wiltshire run by Andy Noble. Being new to the whole bushcraft/living off the land thing I was a little apprehensive but glad I went on the course since met some great people on the course with me and the...
  7. Charity Events
    I've just realised that I've got almost no time to the Cardiff half Marathon, after Silverstone I decided that I would do another. Yet again I am running for Mountain Rescue so it would be great if you could support me again, either by donating or popping along to cardiff and shouting...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hello; Right.. bought them in April, didn't fit them on (didn't even open them) as I was waiting the bike to have some rear subframe work, got the bike last weekend had a trial fit last night.. pretty straight forward.. but oh my aren't those holes not where they're supposed to be and how the...
  9. Chatter
    I'm pretty simple financially. I have an ISA with modest savings, don't spend more than I earn and live by the motto 'Gotta earn it before you can spend it!' What I do know is that people with my attitude are getting hit left right and centre by crap interest rates, inflation, and 'helping'...
  10. Other Bikes
    There is a little Peugeot Speedfight 2 scooter for sale for a couple hundred quid near where I live. It's scuffed up and 9 years old but for some very strange reason... I quite like it. I like wee 2 stroke things and a scooter is fun because they are unpretentious and light. This one is a...
  11. Transalp
    I finally took the plunge and bought a Transalp :blob: It's a '96 600 and the owner clearly loved it. Mechanically it is sound (I hope) but I'm not much of a mechanic and will entrust that side of it to a garage. However it is looking a little frayed around the edges and I have decided to do...
  12. The Longest Day
    Well got home safe and sound last night at about 21:00 hours. Bike locked away,boxes will be unpacked today,washing still stinking in the dry bag. Wish I was still in Ireland to be honest,the mrs wasn't exactly jumping for joy when I pulled up the drive,(came home a day early as Gog had to work...
  13. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello! I'm just about to get myself a very scabby looking XL600R. It's roadworthy and MOT'd but it's going to need a fair bit of work before I'll be happy with it. After a bit of googling I found this here forum so I thought I'd better sign up as I'll doubtless be needing some assistance and...
  14. Africa Twin
    Well, after 13 years of faithful service, it finally happen. My AT stopped working at the roadside last week. It lost power and then it would not restart, she turned over and I could smell petrol, but she would not catch. No amount of encouragement would make it start, so I pushed it the...
  15. XR
    I have a 92 xr 250 and was having a bit of trouble starting it so thought changing the plug might help me out a bit. On removing the spark plug it was black and oily. According to the haynes manual oil may be leaking into the chamber and the symptoms it lists are what I have been experiencing...
  16. Africa Twin
    Happy Christmas lads and thanks to all u folks who have got on the key board and bashed out the advice and encouragement. Its going to be a busy couple of days coming up to the 25th so in advance have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. Jonny:thumbup:
  17. Africa Twin
    Since Ive "come out " about my bike at work a whole group of people who I never had anything to do with or never had anything to do with me have been , sending little emails and leaving stuff in my pigon hole , its like an alternative society , any way its been fantastic and good encouragement ...
  18. Africa Twin
    Right lads starting the strip on Thursday night. Why? Bikes 1991 imported from UK . Frame starting to show some rust mostly at the back. Going to shot blast allot of the non plastic and powder coat the lot black. Rear wheel being rebuilt. I have never taken a bike to bits and to be honest...
  19. Chatter
    OK, well sorry to keep you good folks waiting, it’s been a busy evening what with phone calls etc. As LV says, the good news is that I passed, and best of all, that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. :) As Lady V had told me beforehand, going out on the road is SOOOOOO much easier (and...
  20. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, i recently changed my exhaust back to standard on my FMX in order to identify my headgear noises and to treat the neighbors to some quiet time, what a racket, i,m the second owner, it's done about 10k from new but those first 10 in the hands of a ignoramus, now safely in the hands of an...
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