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  1. VJMC Classic Bike Japfest Haynes museum 14th sept 2014

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    VJMC Classic Japbikefest Haynes museum 14th sept 2014 Japfest - The Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show in the South West. Haynes International Motor Museum Sparkford Somerset - Home JAPBIKEFEST 2 2014 Sunday 14th September 10am until...
  2. Transalp 700 doing track day.

    I was doing my first ever track day yesterday ay Lydden Hill,we parked up to a chap with a 700 Trasalp,i asked him if was i was going to use that jokeingly,yes he replied.Well after talking to him further it turns out that his 2009 bike had covered 99500 miles,he had used it every weekday to...
  3. R80 Fires into life

    Well, After many months of dedicated loving care ;), me ol beemer cranked up after me fixing the carb that I fessed up :D Sounds a little bit rough --- Steve T, need me carbs balanced :thumbleft: Hot chocolate and home made scones as payment ;):D Here she is when I first got her, laid up for...
  4. Whealie and Sean take turns trying to kill me for 10 and a quarter hours

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The plan was to meet Whealie at the Ace for 11am (everybody else's 11 not mine) and then ride to meet Sean in Silvertown. I lubed the chain and set off on the short ride to the Ace. Well I didn't know that there was an idiotic car driver rally on near mine. After being cut up by Nissan Micras...
  5. Is it possible to fit a kickstart and is my engine running too hot?

    Dominator / FMX
    I bought my bike about two weeks ago and I'm very pleased with it. It's a 2000 model but had a replacement engine only 1000 miles ago which was an ex honda display engine. I notice this nub coming out just above the brake pedal, is it possible to attach a kick start to it? Also after the 10-15...
  6. Hazards and battery life

    So I left the hazards on for an hour and fifteen minutes, then found the battery reluctant to turn the engine over. Is this a sign of a battery on its way or was I pushing it with the hazards ? It's an eighteen month old 700 by the way which I ride year round and has the Honda Averto alarm...
  7. Cunning plan #2

    Because of all the crime etc, to safeguard my possesions whilst at work / holiday / out biking etc I arranged this. I started a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in my area. I am the 'High Commander' and I have an assistant too. Most of my watch members are retired and are at home dozing all day. So...
  8. Stella alpina rally 2009

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday 04/07/09, bike loaded and set to go with a new set of Michelin Anakees we set off from Lossiemouth, Morayshire. Fiona and myself on the Mighty Varadero, 09 with 3100 miles on the clock and Andy on his 1999 Fireblade. Two days to travel south to the Eurotunnel, stopping in Kendal...