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  1. tree falling on you

    Chatter
    Blinkin' flip. The guy did well to stay upright. But, at least, in future, when Vader claims the tree jumped out at him, we'll have to believe him.;) Tree falls onto Motorcyclist!!! - YouTube
  2. Diagnosis please.

    Mechanical Advice
    Transalp not started since August. Battery flat (7.4V) Jumped it off the Pan and left it running. After about 10 minutes it ran with the jump leads off. Voltage at tickover (everything off) from about 12 to 13.2 but averaging about 12.7V. BUT when I rev it the voltage drops. I went for a...
  3. jumped ship for the summer

    Chatter
    aint been around a lot lately due to being offered a job in the south of france for the summer......:D i was busy prepping etc etc etc but i'm here already 4 wks and am hoping to stay till xmas as you can imagine i am suffering from my decision to come here and have brought my both AT'S with...
  4. A dog's life

    Chatter
    Struck a chord with me....bit too near home and I never had one until I was 50...:confused:.....Ah well.....:( Today is just another day - to me they're all the same I have the worst of genes you see, I bear the "Staffy" shame. The...
  5. Xl185 cam chain issue

    XL
    I was ridding last week when I lost power and after recovery by the AA and an engine drop and strip it seems the cam chain jumped off the crank shaft sprocket, luckily it seems there is little damage other than to the casing and chain, but wondered if anyone else has seen this and as I believe...
  6. So much for thanks

    Chatter
    I was heading back in my car from a liitle croft up the road which sells free range eggs ( You know the type, money left in an honesty box at the back door :cool: ) Just passed a small house on the left hand side when this little West highland terrier shot out in front of me. Stood on the...
  7. Battery low charge after 2 hour ride - no fault found!!!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, The other day I went from Salisbury to Gatwick, a 2 hour ride. On arrival I parked up, switched off the engine and then a couple of minutes later tried to start it, but the battery was virtually dead; I had an electrical circuit but no enough volts to turn the engine over. I have a 12DC...
  8. Invading wales in two days

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Pre warning, i dont know how to rotate pictures :) So me and my old man thought we'd have a trip to wales, instead on the easy route down the A40 to south wales we decided to go to north wales without using motorways. So threw the panniers on the bikes and headed up on the A44 to Rhayader...
  9. Are we all in the same country ?

    Chatter
    After looking at Chad's and J's terrific photos, I ask myself -- Why have we got so much snow ???? Was coming back home on the Friday on the Skye to Invermoriston road, and decided to photo my near misses for posterity :D I was hustling along ( in my car unfortunately ), and came round a...
  10. Reports of my death....

    Chatter
    ...have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain once said.:D For anyone unsure, I managed to have a minor stroke getting off the bike when we stopped for coffee in France on Sunday. It was that minor I did not realise it was a stroke and rode for another hour and jumped in a hot bath, thinking...
  11. There are always some ..

    Riding
    that seem to spoil it for eveyone . A very good friend of mine who is also a biker has a a house on a greenlane ,there are many bikes that pass through there and he or his wife are always out to open the gate ,offering coffee to anyone who stops or offering assistance if it is needed ...
  12. Insurance

    Africa Twin
    Just venting my anger... Rang Bennetts to get insurance on my AT they quoted £77 tpft which is fine. I then told them I wanted to insure it on the chassis number as it is an import and not registered as a UK bike yet, which would allow me to legally ride it to and from the MOT station. The quote...
  13. My first concrete jungle 100 miles

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    A few words on meself... Mid-forties, just started a new life back home after 15 yrs of expat flying. Got a Transalp 2007 from Berlin. Previous bikes: 1. MZ150ETZ (DDR - ex-Eastern Germany) 2. Kawa GPZ750 (first model) 3. Kawa KLR650. The Transalp has always been in my sights for its cool looks...
  14. RD04 suspension linkage failure African Queens

    Africa Twin
    Cleaning up a few bits whilst i'm waiting for a replacement rear shock, i thought i'd clean up and re grease my AQ linkage and this is what i found :o : I'm waiting to hear back from African Queens to see what they say. They only give a 2 year warranty on their stuff, but i think...
  15. Was thinking of selling my @!

    Chatter
    I´ve had a bit of a hankering lately for a Yamaha TDM850 to replace my trusty @. Now I´m not so sure. This is a posting I´ve just put on the TDM forum: "Not a good day............................. it didn´t go well. Been down the pub for a couple of beers to settle my nerves, so please excuse...
  16. TLD casualty and The Major to the rescue

    The Longest Day
    So it seems that the spluttering and backfiring from Miss O on the final leg back to London was more than a passing complaint of fatigue :(. I stepped out the door on Friday morning to head off to Glastonbury and the lady was having none of it. She makes a dreadful noise when I try to start...
  17. Dales jaunt.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As promised here are a few pictures from my weekend excursion into the Yorkshire Dales. I took the long way down going by Keilder, Hexam then on to Blanchland and Stanhope. The road over Stanhope moor from Blanchland. From Stanhope I nipped up to Alston. Alston station. Then on to Middleton in...
  18. MOM examines German tarmac

    Chatter
    Vader's promise to show the real Germany proved too realistic for MOM, who managed to lay his bike down to get a closer look. Jamie-Lee was pillion but jumped to safety to join in the laughing, apparently. All safe and well, just a little red-faced.
  19. 2nd Euro Tour, BMW this time..

    BMW
    Ok, back again from across the water,much less eventful this year though! Bike packed and ready Mileage on setting off. 23/08/2008. 48147 miles. Got the bike all packed up ready for the ferry,took a pic of the bike,and a pic of the speedo,to make a record of the mileage.Headed of towards...
  20. My 1st Euro Tour.. Pegaso

    Aprilia
    OK been,and now back...didn't go smoothly at all! Here goes. Due to catch the ferry from Rosyth on the Tuesday at 3pm,had the bike all loaded and was happy with the way everything was strapped on,messed around for a bit in the morning and had a shower and stuff getting myself prepared for the...
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