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  1. A bad day at work....

    This is quite spectacular ! Moto Journal Follies: Extreme Testing of the Yamaha FJR1300 « – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews
  2. International Journal of M/cycle Studies

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    http://www.International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Next July 4-7th in London there is a conference organised by this fantastic journal. If anyone's interested then I suggest that you read it first before going. It definitely isn't for everyone. But I think it's the best thing in m/cycling...
  3. Headstock curtain call?

    Africa Twin
    Hi peeps, long time no speak. Some of you might remember my badly damaged AT of a couple of years ago. I finally got myself together enough to make a proper go of fixing it up with some replacement bits and have been messing around recently with some new(ish) forks, but having pulled the...
  4. advice wanted on 1988 xr250r-j

    hi first post on this site. ive just brought this xr250 knowing it needed work. ive been told its had lots of work done, new crank, oil pump gears, clutch, but the problem is it smokes a lot,i have striped the head and barrel and have found the center cam journal badly worn oil starvation at...
  5. Admin Email

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    Not sure if the TLD organisors are aware but this came through today. Will leave it in your hands
  6. 9 Days in France and the Pyrenees

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back after a 9 day tour of France, the Pyrenees, a bit of Northern Spain and Andorra. All the pictures are here and even though i say it myself some crackers. trendinvestor : photos : Pyrenees Trip 2009 What a trip simply incredible and all planned at the very last minute, i had a...
  7. An Englishman rides his Transalp through Latin America

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last year I bought a motorbike and learnt to ride it. This year I'm riding that motorbike through USA (only a little), Mexico, Central and South America. Below is a link to my travel journal: Travels on a Motorbike And here is a link to my Greasy Sprocket site for people that are planning...
  8. Born to be, um, mild - and possibly damp

    A Japanese study of men who ride motorcycles SUFFER in your jocks, bikers. Yes, that means you, you wussy Hell's Angel. And you, Bandido boy. The secret's out. You aren't just overweight, smelly, middle-aged drug dealers with more tattoos than teeth. You are soft in the pants department - and...
  9. Your homework for the weekend ..

    Flicking through my old copies of The American Journal of Psychiatry as is my want, I come across this: Enthusiasm for motorcycling is a hitherto unrecognised emotional ailment, with many of the motorcyclists suffering from the same basic symptoms of promiscuity, impotency, and always being...
  10. Crankshaft & Big End Bearing

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, if you are hanging around Rubberchicken have you ever thought what an expensive task it would be if the big end roller bearing collapsed. I cannot for the life me know why you have to buy a complete crankshaft with conrod attached. Is it because of the high forces around that area that...