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  1. national day

    Africa Twin
    What's the crack with national day then , were and when , what's going on , numbers any facilities pub ect ect cost. Anyone from the Northampton area going ? :thumbup:
  2. Southampton advice please.

    Travel
    Most likely ill be in Southampton in August for about a week (Hythe specifically) on the bike, and im looking for suggestions on must see places to visit, picture oppurtunities, roads to ride, roads to avoid etc. All suggestions appreciated.
  3. General Questions

    Chatter
    good evening, a good weekend, bought a new lid, the HJC clxs from Hein Gericke in Southampton. took it for a test today, and it seems pretty good, the only thing is i went for the cheap version which is plain grey. question 1). might seem really stupid, but i'm only young:rolleyes:... is it ok...
  4. Easter Ride out. What you doing????

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Easters coming up. Whos going where? Days out? Weekends? Anyone Northampton area fancy a Day out??????? (If the wife gets her way. Visit family. Anyone north of Doncaster want a ride out.LOL..) Time for another ACE Cafe Meet????????? Theres not much in the Calender???? Just wondering.
  5. Thursday 21st honda evening at Northampton

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Anyone apart from me going?
  6. Africa Twin Fuel Tank

    Africa Twin
    Well, after waiting 4 weeks for all the bits to arrive to have my bike repaired. J2Honda in Southampton have just told me that the new fuel tank they ordered from Honda has the mounting brackets at the wrong angle. Honda are now checking to see if this is a one off or whether the whole batch...
  7. somewhere to stay in or near milton keynes

    Chatter
    If you have been watching the for sale/wanted forum you may have spotted I have agreed to buy Stanbloke's Varadero. I am picking it up this Sunday (27th) from Befordshire. I have a very good friend who has the misfortune to live in Milton Keynes and had planned picking the bike up with a boozy...
  8. Black @ Roade sunday afternoon

    Chatter
    Spotted a black/gold @ heading at me out of roade northampton on sunday with his mate on a yellow german cruiser anyone from here?
  9. Pass me a sandbag, will you?

    Chatter
    FFS, here we go again. A full night of lashing rain and we're gettin' out the sandbags. All vehicles have been moved to higher ground and everyone's keeping an eye on that lake that breached its banks last summer and flooded us out. This is getting to be a regular habit. It took me 3 hours to...
  10. Honda Dealer In Southampton

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I'm sure most of you already know. A few months ago Honda opened a new dealership in Southampton J2Honda. It's owned by John and Jeremy. Jeremy came himself to collect my bike today for an insurance repair. And Jonathan and I popped in today for a look around. They are all a nice bunch...
  11. Thursday 21st February

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    On Thursday 21st February 2008, the new Honda bike dealer in Southampton is having an open evening from 6pm - 9pm. Jonathan and I will be going on our bikes. Anyone else fancy going? Perhaps aiming to meet there at 7pm. They have the new Transalp there already and will also have the new...
  12. First Off Road Outing. (With BTBloke)

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well as you can imagine. Only having done 350miles on a bike then going off road I was Nevious and sweating like hell. And thats before I met up with BTBloke. LOL........... Me and BTBloke met up on sunday afternoon and spent about 4 hours riding around Northampton. From green lane to green...
  13. Southern Rideout - Saturday 29th December

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I thought I'd put this in a new thread so that it didn't get lost in the Ace Cafe arrangements. Saturday 29th December Start point: 10:30am - Q8 Garage, Southampton Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. SP6 1AP Circular Route (approx 140 miles) - Fordingbridge, Shaftesbury, Sherborne...
  14. Back in the UK.

    Chatter
    Hi guys and gals. I'm back in the Uk from my trip to Kenya. No, work related not biking. Unfortunatly. I'm hopefully, Depending on weather tommorrow off from Northampton up to Snaith near Goole to visit my Mummy. Yes i said it, I'm going to see my mummy. take care all.
  15. What's happened "Sport & leisure"

    Chatter
    Does anyone know if Motorcycle Sport & Leisure is still in print ?, haven't seen it here in Ireland for a year, was travelling through Northampton yesterday and no newsagent had it, nor was it in W H Smiths in Birmingham airport, has it gone out of print ?, would be a shame as it used to be my...
  16. Brutal ride in this morning

    Chatter
    Anybody else run the gauntlet this morning? Just spent two hours between Gloucester and Southampton in howling wind and lashing rain with the additional excitement of rubbish, branches, leaves and other debris in the road. Guess it livens up an otherwise boring ride. Feel like I've been through...
  17. Northampton Lanes, dry and dusty 16-9-07

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    3 blue TAs in Northamptonshire. Some piccies: Was a really good afternoon out, totally different riding than when AlpS and I did it. Next??
  18. Route around Southampton ?

    Great Roads/Routes
    Hi guys, I work in Swindon and live in Southampton, just wonder if any of u guys can advice me on some good routes, may be green lanes around the areas mentioned ? Forget to mention, I have a TA 650 + a TDM 900. Thanks Lun
  19. As stuck as a stuck thing - TAs in Northampton.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'll sort out some photos when I stop hurting - these are pretty big bikes to manhandle through puddles. OK, so the puddles are about 12-15' long, and well over 1' deep (my boots and more, even then not a solid base). Oh, they are also the full width of the lane, and have upto 2" of water at...
  20. where am i?

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    please dont get the idea im a numpty, i do have a CSE in geography, so there. i live in fareham, between portsmouth and southampton (any sympathy appreciated) so, in the context of this forum, am i southeast or southwest? even the government cant make up its mind, or the weatherman, sometimes...
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