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  1. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Now sold.
  2. Africa Twin
    I'm located in the USA, and used a purchasing service in Ireland to acquire a 1999 XRV750 Africa Twin. I am beyond excited to get over there to ride my new bike! I'm flying to Dublin next month to pick up the bike, and will be ferrying it to France for a 2 week ride around the Alps. I've...
  3. For Sale / Wanted
    Hello. I'm selling my 1990 RD03 Africa Twin. This was rebuilt in Autumn 2016 and ridden across France to the UK. Registered in the UK in Feb 2017, prior to that it was a French registered bike (2/3/1990). UK Reg is now G901 YRJ It's in fantastic condition and comes with panniers and racks as...
  4. Travel
    Why to wait for the end of the winter if you can ride towards spring? Here are some pictures of a motorcycle trip to France, Spain and Andorra in March / early April. Much more photos and GPS-data for download here: Motorcycle-Vagabonds - Riding towards Spring - Motorcycle Trip to France...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, last week I finally brought an RD03 from France, I've been waiting a very long time for that moment. I'm in the process of getting everything sorted so it can be registered with the DVLA but I've run into a stumbling block. Because the bike is old enough not to have a EU...
  6. Yamaha
    :cool: I’m intent on buying an MT-07 early next year. While I would love one of the new Africa Twins I can’t afford one at the moment and will be happy to go for the MT-07 and maybe have a look at the AT in a few years. I spent a long time researching my current choice of bike, the Honda...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hello, Together with my friend last Friday we tried to cross the border from Italy to France, through a 2.700 m. pass. The aim was to have a good lunch in France but ufortunately we couldn't manage because of the ice, but the view was superb so we didn't spoil the day. A couple of pictures...
  8. Transalp
    Well I've decided that the easiest way to do my recent tour trip write up is going to be in the form of a blog. That way it's going to be more easily readable than by inserting a few random images on here. So, to date I've managed to write up the first half of the journey covering North Wales...
  9. Chatter
    Annonce de service public: Looks like All riders of a motorcycle, scooter, trike or quad in France will have to wear motorcycle gloves from 20th November 2016 onwards. And passengers will have to wear gloves as well. So don't get caught out if you've any trips planned through France, or else...
  10. Transalp
    Well I've been getting my bike ready for my trip through France and Spain via the Pyrenees (out) and the Alps (back) and I'm beginning to think I'm jinxed! Got myself new tyres (Anakee II) for the trip. Took me about 3 hours to get the old tyres (Tourance) off and the new ones on. Then could I...
  11. Transalp
    Just gave my 2009/2010 XL700 a really good clean. My forks are a bit battered and I looked at them closely with the aim of simply giving then a quick sand and a coat of hammerite. I noticed an odd mark on the axle clamp and upon closer inspection it turned out to be a crack running most of the...
  12. Transalp
    Well yesterday in preparation for my trip to France and Spain next month I bit the bullet and started stripping my XL700 so that I could check the valve clearances. As far as I can tell I think they are fine but I just wanted to double check and get the experience for whenever they do need...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I bought this rear shock from Rugged Roads 3 years ago for my RD07A, with the intention to prepare it for transcontinental trip. Got married in the meantime, and now with other plans. Wants to sell the shock for someone who needs it more than I do. Used for maybe 1500 km, on road only...
  14. Transalp
    I'm just getting my XL700 ready for a big trip down through France, through the Pyrenees and then back up through the Alps, well that's the plan at least! I'm going to put some new tyres on for the trip. Currently I have Tourance on which I am happy with. I was just wondering about whether...
  15. Transalp
    Last year I did a solo 3000 miles trip on my bog standard 700 Alp around Europe taking in France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Germany etc. The bike was loaded to the gunnels, topbox, panniers plus tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Where possible I was cruising at about 80 mph. Italy was...
  16. Africa Twin
    I had a great ride out to watch a stage of the Tour de France today, 200km round trip in brilliant sunshine and light traffic. Even got a nice little souvenir for the workshop.
  17. Africa Twin
    Hi, Thought it would only be polite to introduce myself ... My name is Craig, I'm a Brit living in France and I recently bought this RD04 for a trip to Morocco in October. This is my first Japenese bike, my other mounts being Italian. But, having run through the list of Italian possibles -...
  18. Travel
    Just rode 500 miles through France without any problems. No queues no closures no crisis as far as I'm aware. Took an extra 10 litres in 2 × 5ltr jerry cans just in case but not needed. It has rained constantly. It's early morning day 2 and I'm in Bellac now looking out of my hotel window at...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi gents, I'm going on a roadtrip this sunday. From Belgium to South France. I would like to have a tank bag (prefer magnet one) but I don't know which one fits the best, or which one I should choose. Any ideas? Thanks in forward.
  20. XL
    I just thought this information might be useful to anyone who has bought or is thinking of buying an old Honda or whatever from France or elsewhere in the EU and registering it in the UK. There are two stages to this. One is satisfying HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that you have paid...
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