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  1. The Motorcycle and The Idiot: A Marriage of Inconvenience

    Chatter
    Dear All, I have just started writing a blog of my feeble attempts at learning how to maintain a motorcycle. I've been riding for over 30 years and can only do the very basic stuff so I've committed myself to learning by buying a 1998 Honda Transalp. You can read about my trials and...
  2. Oxford Products - Bad Service Alert - OF693 Hot Grip Controller Failure

    Product Reviews
    I bought a set of OF693 Hot Grips in August 2010. The smart revised push-button controller has failed even though I've only used them maybe half a dozen times. The old rotary controller was great but that's progress I suppose. So, I contacted the supplier and they are closed and on holiday...
  3. ProTyre Bristol - Bad Attitude - Incorrectly Fitted Tyre

    Chatter
    ProTyre Bristol - Bad Attitude - Incorrectly Fitted Motorcycle Tyre Having thought hard about whether to make a complaint directly to ProTyre Bristol, I decided that the way I was treated last week leaves me feeling that I do not want to enter into any dialogue with them whatsoever. I have...
  4. Fridays are good

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    One really must enjoy the pleasure of an inadvertently well crafted day, and today was one of them. I don’t work on Fridays, so they hold potential for great and varied pleasures :p. This one started with a trip to the bank. More than one attempt to solve my need for a home has fallen by the...
  5. TLD09 the Route

    The Longest Day
    Time is running out so I have reattached the updated update of the updated route to the important info thread http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/charity-events/35514-longest-day-important-information.html#post359398 It is still not confirmed whether the start will be Carlton Hill or the NCP...
  6. Got to get me one of these!!

    Chatter
    This would be very handy BMW F800S garage door opener - Inconvenience is the mother of all invention as this b...
  7. Garage door opener

    Chatter
    Has anyone seen this? BMW F800S garage door opener - Inconvenience is the mother of all invention as this b...
  8. Watch out for EBC brake pad catastrophic failures

    Mechanical Advice
    I really hate EBC pads now. Look what I found when I removed the rear wheel to get a new tyre fitted: This is the second set of EBC pads I have experienced that have broken up. The last set was on a little Honda CB-1 where the entire pad material completely separated from the backing and...
  9. Letter to the Bank.....

    Chatter
    Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three'nanoseconds' must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honour it. I refer, of course, to...
  10. Imminent total mobile phone ban in UK

    Chatter
    It`s been announced that there will be a total..no exception..ban on mobile phones in the UK. They will be rendered completely inactive via shutting down of all transmissions masts and an interference waveband being used around the UK. Sale of mobile phones will cease completely from the date...
  11. Petrol Prices

    Chatter
    No doubt some of you will receive a similar email to this soon but I thought I would do my bit and post it here..... See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it Petrol is hitting 107p a litre in some areas now; soon we will be faced with paying 110p a ltr. Philip Hollsworth...
  12. They've done it again

    Africa Twin
    The t***s nicked my AT the other night. It aint so much the cost and inconvenience of it, (well it is sort of!) but the sheer amount of work that's been carried out on the bike getting it in top condition. Only just fitted new front discs last month, new throttle grip, and carried out a full...
  13. Dutch members

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone live near this store? www.motoportwateringen.nl The reason I ask is that they sell Rev'IT clothes and have an Off-track suit that will fit me (the UK is sold out of Dakar trousers!). They don't post to the UK. I would happily pay postage and any inconvenience to anyone who could...
  14. A ride followed by a wait!!

    Dominator / FMX
    Went out for a summertime blast, all was going well, gaining confidence in the bike after a low speed spill back in Feb (ive not had a lot of time to ride much is my excuse for being a bit scared), accelerating after a 30mph limit..then i hear 'schhgdghgshffsss' and a lack of drive. at first i...
  15. A bit of ownership feedback on my Buell Ulysses

    Other Bikes
    (I posted this on UKGSer,to answer a few GSers queries about the Uly) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just been on my GS for the first time after 1,300 miles on my Buell Ulysses Since I bought my Buell Ulysses,I`ve had a few PM`s from UKGSers...
  16. Sticky gearbox on 94 TA

    Transalp
    Went out on the TA this Sunday for a spin through the Lake District. The sun was out, the birds were singing and the roads relatively tourist free. A jolly time save for a minor inconvenience. The bike seems to be reluctant to change up now and again. - usually from 2nd to 3rd, but...
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