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  1. Any recommended firms to get a africa twin road legal again..

    Africa Twin
    Hi, My trusty AT has been 'stored' in the garage for a few years and is now in need of some TLC to get it road worthy, any ideas on who could do a part restoration on the bike? I have the time to ride it (back and forward to work) but not to get the bike roadworthy. Just looking for a bit more...
  2. Main Stand Frustration

    Varadero
    I've spent most of the morning fitting (well almost) a main stand to my new Varadero. I say almost because I can't get the springs on. Any tips that don't involve a big screw driver gouging a bit hole in the bike? While I'm on main stands, with all the regulations we have it frustrates me that...
  3. insect repellent patches

    Chatter
    Any one used them? Been out of the loop too long as I'd never heard of them. Saw a fb like me link and warning bells started to ring, thought it was a scam. On searching further found a few firms that sell them, ie Amazon. Any tried them? Found vie patch on Amazon which apply to the skin like...
  4. Sold: Fournales Shock & Pump for Transalp XL650V ** NOW SOLD**

    For Sale / Wanted
    FOURNALES MONOSHOCK – HONDA TRANSALP XL650V (2000 – 2007) This shock absorber is ‘as new’ as it was only fitted to the bike for a photo shoot and then removed. Comes complete with the optional Fournales 0-60 Bar Pump so you can adjust the shock absorber yourself. Shock Absorber Part # MA...
  5. 600 Shock Rebuilt, Spartacus?

    Transalp
    Welp, further to learning that I can't fit a 650 shock to a '98 600, here is the next shocking question: Has anyone here got first-hand experience of having a 600 shock rebuilt in the UK? I've searched, and there are a few people who have heard of it being done or heard of firms that offer a...
  6. DAVID Beckham

    Chatter
    I'm not a fan of him or any other footballer but just seeing the news i think that a decent thing he's done, donating his salary to charity. The blokes already got more money than he'll ever spend to thats a nice thing to do. Good on him On the flip side seems the bankers are at it again...
  7. Theiving cnuts and slack shops

    Chatter
    HAd a good days offroading today got home about 2ish washed the bike down and needed some fuel for her. Got the can went to local Tesco as they have a cashpoint and fuel station. Wages got paid in today ( i'm weekly paid)so there's no problem with having cash in the account but the cashpoint...
  8. MOT reminder

    Chatter
    Just took my little baby for its MOT (passed with flying colours), some interesting changes I wasn't aware of. The new MOT certificates are now printed on plain white paper (paper now supplied from the test centre). On the new certificate you are now given a message "Want a reminder? Text MOT No...
  9. Honda confirms CRF250L for UK

    CRF - New Forum!
    Honda today confirms that the CRF250L, revealed for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 2011, will go on sale across Europe during summer 2012. The page refers to it as the latest in a long line of dual-sport bikes which include the XL series. So, is this going to be a useable...
  10. Black Cab 0- Battlealp 1

    Chatter
    Black Cab pulled out on me today on my way home. He said he did not see me even with my new lights(make note,got to get the 1800lumen ones). I locked up everything and was sliding about for 10 meters and than slammed sideways into the cab. Absolutely no damage to me but where my SW motech...
  11. Honda to build Crosstourer

    News
    Honda today confirms that the Crosstourer model unveiled as a concept at the 2010 EICMA show will go into mass production, and be revealed to customers at the 2011 EICMA show in November. 

 The Crosstourer combines sports touring features, such as the V4 engine configuration also found in the...
  12. Inside job - the movie.

    Chatter
    pretty much confirms what everybody already knows about the banksters but lays it all out in front of you and holy crap! These a**holes are just as bad if not worse than the rioters, supported and protected by their millionare co-conspirators (politicians). We truly are in deep poop as long as...
  13. Honda xr400 repaint/powder coat frame

    XR
    I have recently bought an xr400 which I would like to strip down to powder coat/repaint the frame. Are there any tips/techincal sections or do's and don'ts that anyone can offer please? I am considering using one of these two firms unless anyone knows better? Windridge Coatings – Powder coat...
  14. Mag Press Release: EU MOT

    News
    MAG PRESS RELEASE 09-09-10 The European Commission has launched an internet consultation to gauge reaction to the idea of a standardised EU MOT which might be far more demanding than the British one. They are also considering increasing the frequency of inspections and a requirement to...
  15. worth a try i suppose

    Chatter
    Just read this in the local rag a bloke trying to evade speeding by declaring he had opted out of society the guy must be as cuckoo as they come i reckon reading some of the comments as well kinda confirms this but the opting out of society thing was worth a try just dont go too A&E when you are...
  16. Insurance renewal

    Insurance
    Had my car insurance renewal come today £419 so it's gone up a bit since last year as i expected with the bad weather we've just had. The vehicles is insured with Adrian Flux 4x4. I phoned another local firm who deal mainly with farm type insurances and 4x4's etc Cornish Mutual, they told me...
  17. Getting Together With The French AT Club

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I've been exchanging emails with Fabian Le Gall who is a member of this forum and also the French AT Club. He wants to have a closer tie in with all of us on here and other European AT Owners Clubs, which I think is a fantastic idea. We are looking at organising the first International Meet...
  18. Attention nokia phone owners

    Chatter
    Yes i know i did want too shout this!!!!!!! this morning doing a little research into a phone on the Nokia website (firms contract get em new phones quite regularly) i found a little snippet of info,there is a small chance batteries are likely to catch fire on some phones while charging, anyhow...
  19. How luck changes and a rethink

    Chatter
    There I am giving my bike a scrub today in firms time and a usual Sunday at station all going nice and sedate. Great for me as Im still aching from yesterday. Bells go at 1730 and next Im heavin a car off a girls body who was I think was overtaking a car turning right. Not good and she was a...
  20. Maverick's Ride Slow See More tour 2008

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The last thing possible in my mind was to actually visit South-Africa this year and to top it off also get the old R80GS aptly named Die Walvis (The Whale) in Namibia last year due to it's uncanny ability to drop in the sand and lay there like a big beached whale. Allow me to illustrate To...
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