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  1. Africa Twin and NXR750 at the Honda Collection Hall in Motegi, Japan

    Africa Twin
    Hello honda-museum.com has some nice pictures of the Africa Twin and NXR750 at the Honda Collection Hall in Motegi, near Tokyo. Dual-Purpose - Honda Collection Hall Motocross & Enduro - Honda Collection Hall cheers, Oliver
  2. The Africa Twin Design Story

    Africa Twin
    A few years ago, I visited the Honda Collection Hall in Japan. That was the first time I saw an XRV650 RD03: What a beautiful bike! Seeing that bike inspired me to import and restore my own RD03 here in California. It is a magical bike in my opinion and an important bike in motorcycle...
  3. Hardalpitour...The Day(s) After...Military Streets, Forts And Loads Of Dirt Miles...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    …what else would you call the days that follow a 24 hour nonstop off road ride up and down the Alps peaks :eek1 ???? Nevertheless, the desire of keep riding the West Italian Alps was too strong to stop us from riding :p3rry. I arranged for my friend Jeff of Colwyn Bay Motorcycles in North...
  4. Happy birthday John Lowflyer!!!!

    Chatter
    I've been friends with Lowflyer from Inverness for many years now, we met through Steve T on a run he organized. John happened to be riding an ex Africa Twin of mine! He still owns the bike, a green one. It's heading for the 100k miles now and still going strong. Well, John turned 60 last week...
  5. Camping and bunkhouses at Galloway Reloaded 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    I got in contact with the campsite the other week just to check all was well with the various bookings. Just as well I did as they denied all knowledge of us. Mostly sorted now. :rolleyes: Camping. This will be in our usual area near the climbing tower. When you arrive either pitch your...
  6. Public libraries again...

    Chatter
    Yes, I know I'm always banging on about them, but i felt compelled to repost this contribution to a discussion forum to which i am subscribed for work purposes. It concerns the impact of PL closures on elderly people in rural Gloucestershire and the official response: "We in Gloucestershire...
  7. INVITATION: Adventure Riders Expo stand at Manchester Bike Show

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Please note this is a not for profit project, and not associated with the forum, its just an idea. The Manchester Bike Show (March 23-24) is at the Trafford Centre (The Manchester Bike Show 2013 // 23rd & 24th March // www.manchesterbikeshow.com) is a large show and very easy to find, free...
  8. Close call...

    Chatter
    Was sitting with the Turbine guys in the relay room beside the turbine hall, just about to test the trip function for overspeed, when we heard some really loud noices, and the floor vibrated violently. As we opened the door to the turbine hall, the flames came through the opening into our room...
  9. Bike parking in London on Sunday for the Olympic marathon

    Chatter
    Thinking if the weather is ok I might bring Debs up to the capital to watch the womens marathon this Sunday on the bike. Got tickets for the Hyde park thingy in the afternoon. I was thinking of parking near the Albert hall and wandering over towards the Mall. Any tips on parking and public...
  10. whether or not to ride in the weather

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    one of my rare days off without the kids yesterday. so it was raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock... well i'm gonna ride anyway. No pics cos it was too wet to get me thingy out (?!) but this was my ride back from Dijon. It's been years since I rode in the rain, I mean real rain. These...
  11. After 13 years in a shed the clutch is stuck (I think)

    Mechanical Advice
    Earlier in the summer (remember that?) I finally did the "buy an old Honda off ebay" thing and ended up with a CD250 that has been standing for the last 13 years. Got it home (in the back of the Forester!) and finally started to look at what I'd got for my £260.90 Actually, it was in pretty...
  12. Home again

    Chatter
    A small job was cancelled for Saturday night so about 10:00am my time made a snap decision and told "her indoors" I'm going to London. I booked ferries on line and only when I got to Calais realised I screwed that up, selecting the English version of the site automatically defaulted to leaving...
  13. unfeckingbelieveable theft attempt!

    Chatter
    called in to see the misses in the local bingo hall where she works in swansea. i always put the bike on top of the steps to the entry where i can see it as she works on the reception desk. i'm standing there drinking my coffee and she shouts "BIKE" as i see my bike moving........ out the door...
  14. North West Coach Trip to NEC Bike Show 2011 - be quick!

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all, Just a quick one to let you know that we have got a few places left on our coach trip to this years NEC bike show 2011 'Motorcycle Live' if anyone fancies it. Its being run be me for SLAM bike club www.slambikers.co.uk Return travel by coach with pickup from Chorley or Kirkham...
  15. NEC? It’s all happening on Traveldri Plus!

    Chatter
    Hi All, I need to pass on some bits of news. If you are going to the NEC it’d be great to see you on Les and Jane’s Traveldri-Plus stand. Les, Jane, Pete and Sue have all sorts of new stuff happening on the stand this year. So please do come on over to stand G406 to check things out on your way...
  16. A tourist in my own back yard.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I had to nip over to St Boswells today to deliver a couple of tins of biscuits to the mechanic who looks after my car (don't ask, it's a mate thing!) ;) so I decided to do a bit of touring when I left him and headed for Kelso. Kelso was quite busy for a weekday. Next I went over some of the...
  17. Exclusive to Opie Oils - Castrol Edge MSport Experience

    Discounts / Deals
    Although this may not be of interest to some of you we thought we better let everyone know as it is a fantastic prize. Buy any Castrol product from Opie Oils between now and Monday 29th August and we'll enter you in to a fantastic money-can't-buy Castrol "Edge MSport Experience" prize draw...
  18. Respect the Choke

    Africa Twin
    I have cleaned and lubed choke parts couple times a year and they have worked fine. Until now.. Some time ago bike started to run a bit baddly, felt bit like lack of fuel. I had original pump in use and thought that its about to break. So I purchased Pierpurg (had bad experience with Facet)...
  19. Renthall bars?

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone know if renthall do bars to fit dommy as its the bars that let the bike down.
  20. Scottish bike show 2011

    Chatter
    I've been going along to the Scottish bike show for over a decade and have only missed it once due to the A96 being blocked with snow! Come March the show heralds the new season coming for touring and whets my biker appetite! This year I decided to book a hotel room in the area, book a...
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