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  1. I need my head examined

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    I know some of you are thinking it but far too polite to say it...:D:D:D My son called me today with some bad news about the carb he was going to ultrasound clean so I headed over to his work place and took my cylinder head with me to see if he could clean it before I strip it down to see whats...
  2. Danish blonde nurses.

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    Thought that might grab your attention :D:D:D Tomorrow I have to go to Aarhus University Hospital to get my head examined....("About time", I hear in chorus.) I have to go and have an EMG which I am told is not nice.:( My treatment involves having a needle stuck in a face muscle for over an...
  3. Mid Wales Boats

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi All Powys County Council are going to be closing two long distance By Ways open to All Traffic byways, Molfre City by Llanbister and also Break It's Neck by New Radnor, objections have to be in by November the 23rd. It might be a waste of time but call all green laners send a letter of...
  4. Mid Wales Boats

    Great Roads/Routes
    Hi All Powys County Council are going to be closing two long distance By Ways open to All Traffic byways, Molfre City by Llanbister and also Break It's Neck by New Radnor, objections have to be in by November the 23rd. It might be a waste of time but call all green laners send a letter of...
  5. Tiger 800 luggage

    Triumph
    The local dealer had a fully kitted out Tiger 800xc at the official launch. I wanted to see how the panniers mounted. There are some very good mounting points on the frame and the pannier mounts neatly and unobtrusivly fit. Close inspection of the pannier mounts on the show bike seemed to show...
  6. Minsters to scrap hated L-test for bikers

    News
    Road safety minister Mike Penning has sounded the death knell for the unpopular and widely criticised swerve test for learner bikers wanting to get a full licence. Announcing the results of the review of the test launched earlier this year he said a the altered driving exam would include "a new...
  7. In which Nessie goes to the races - and rescues a Fireblade

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Time for a catch up on Nessie’s Bank Holiday adventures (and there were some!). :cool: To my eternal shame after her sterling performance of late, it has been at the back of my mind to (shhhh) trade her in for a larger engine model on which to (‘shhhh’ mode off) practice for and take my test...
  8. Bleeding Royal Mail

    Chatter
    I sent a helmet, bubble-wrapped and in cardboard with "Fragile" and "handle with care" all over it, to Quaycrest. When it arrived the internal visor was broken in two places. That suggest a pretty significant bang. Obviously I refunded Quaycrest. As it happens the cashier at the PO had...
  9. Starcom - again

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I popped by the Starcom unit in St Ives as I had a problem with wind noise from my pillion. First thing the chap did was comment that one of my leads was well knackered. But he just marched off and replaced it, despite me insisting I had a spare at home and there was no need. he explained...
  10. On this day in history...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
  11. Greetings from my Garden

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    I must need my head examined :D My oldest and her friend are doing a sleepover. Oldest decides they'd like to camp out but they're scared :rolleyes::D So we rig the bikers tent up (takes all off 5 seconds - cheers Davsato :thumbright:) and I rig up a very flashy military spec basha and bivvy...
  12. Gordon's Mods - Improve your XR 250 or 400

    XR
    As the mods that Gordon did get referred to almost constantly for an XR I've copied them here for posterity and stickied them. The source was the XR400 Yahoo group. http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/xr400/files/%21%21%21%20Gordon%27s%20XR400%20Mods%20%21%21%21/ So let's use this thread for...
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