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  1. Photography
    Just pics you taken with your phone. Does not have to be bike related. Just would like to see what quality pics are about. Maybe name the phone as well To start this of here is one I taken on my last night shift A spider web which is covered in frozen fog. Taken with my Samsung S3
  2. Africa Twin
    Has anyone any info on covering a part of the radiator to get it up to normal temps? The needle doesnt move at all and you can easily touch the radiator and its hardly warm at all. Mr Honda san doesnt mention it at all but he designed that bike for a toasty desert.:)
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today dawned cold, frosty but beautifully sunny and so after the temps had risen a little by 10am, i was off - kitted up in readiness for the chilly weather Roads were dry-ish, but there was still ice on the smaller roads, in the shadows............winter riding, oh yeah I remember it well First...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I eventually managed to get out for a full days offroading yesterday. Those present were Me on the XR400, Adi on his DR350 and Michelle on her Superbyke 125 The trails were generally gravel roads although we did have to pass through a construction site that was a mile or so of frozen mud. I...
  5. Chatter
    Been out for a ride this morning - SOLO - ! Almost three years after my little tumble, I've done it. :thumbright: It took 24 months to get back on the road with the Dommie outfit, and with the companionship and help of my good friend Cabby. I managed to get another conquest of the Stella...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, despite the low outside temperatures (-3 degrees C when I wheeled the XR400 out) - my friend Roy and I decided to go for a ride out on the local trails. we first went towards the local byways to the East of Wokingham. Most puddles where still frozen and made a nice crackling noise as...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The frozen puddles were bit of a lottery. Some of them gave way and others didn't which made for a few interesting moments.
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well a frosty and sunny Start at AlfordJ 0800 start and sun just getting up, Only one of these vehicles uses Diesel J This picture taken with the i-phone before I put it into the water proof bike mount, apologies for the crap pictures that follow, looks like the flash was on and reflected...
  9. Chatter
    So where is the hazy days of summer. Today I had a ride out on the Heinkel, left Cardiff in summer sunshine and 20 miles into ride was hit by hailstones, then over the blacks and into Llandovery, absolute deluge. Then over the beacons to home, by the time I got back I was frozen, had the heated...
  10. Accessories
    After riding the Ural to work in -18C this morning, my thumbs were absolutely frozen. Snow-mobile mitts and bar muffs have met their match. There is no way I am allowing next winter to catch my unawares next year and I plan to buy a pair of heated grips. Question is which ones. We all know...
  11. Transalp
    Bike's been out in the cold for week (too much snow/ice on the road to ride to work.) Tried starting it today and it's not happy. Cranks over good and fast, to start with anyway, but it's not firing. I'm thinking a few hours with a battery charger and fan heater aimed at the engine might help...
  12. BMW
    Had to take my 800GS out today even though it was snowing couldnt wait to have my first ride very impressed but absolutely frozen.Why did i wait until winter to get one.
  13. Accessories
    I have the old style Oxford grips controller on the Africa twin. It's the rotary dial and push button in the centre. Having got the newer version (v7) on the varadero I think the old style are far easier to use. What was the designer thinking.... No no-one will ever be in the cold with frozen...
  14. News
    David Newman, boss of Britain’s biggest biker insurance broker, Altrincham-based Carole Nash is to trek 110Km across Arctic Ocean Ice to the North Pole to raise cash for Charley Boorman-backed charity Riders for Health. Riders For Health helps health workers in Africa have effective...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    So after some terrible weather, recently the bike had been in hiding in the workshop for some time now. So today, the weather had dried slightly. I could not wait any longer to get back on the road with the TA. Braving the very cold chill in air, I pushed the bike out of its warm bed and...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well got up this morning at 0530 had entered Hare n hounds at Grogley woods. HAd to defrost the truck first it was frozen over with ice then loaded up left home at 0645 it was 30 miles away roughly. Thermometer o truck flickering between 0 - 2 degrees all the way got there and it was icy cold on...
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