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  1. How to get your kid started in dirt biking - P1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
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  2. Quick question. Are the rd04 and rd07 rear shocks interchangeable?

    Africa Twin
    Will they physically swap over? Specifically will an rd07 fit an rd04? Mine is getting very tired and a bit bouncy but I am really tight on funds (kidney anyone?) So just trying to expand my options. Tia.
  3. Tollesbury > Maldon > Burnham-on-Crouch on Tigger 955i

    Great Roads/Routes
    Out & about early on Thursday for a bimble on the hottest day of the year so far. First stop at Doc's for a repeat prescription, second stop Tollesbury for a snack - little independent butcher with a mad glint in eye and blood splatters on his apron that was selling sausage roll by the length...
  4. Xl 600 lm for first big bike ?

    Hello everyone This is my first post on here and would like your advise on buying a 600 LM I don't get my full licence until next feb and would love to get the XL for my first big road bike. I've been a fan of this bike since I was a kid. I just find it hard to come across a good clean one for...
  5. Ulster Grand Prix - Highlights shortly....

    High guys, if twiddling your thumbs the UGP highlights are on BBC Player or via web at 10:35 shortly and via : 'Film', select UK Live TV and then BBC NI. Was great last night with onboard cams. Fastest road race in world, used to wander up the road there as a kid. Well, enjoy if its...
  6. 2002 AT stripping and rebuild.

    Africa Twin
    I'm starting the strip down of my 2002 RD07a, so this thread is to document what I do and when. This week I have been taking apart the front and rear assemblies, headlights etc and rear bits and bobs. I'm assessing the need for new fastenings and reading hundreds of pages of posts. Many of...
  7. Galloway 2014 = RESULT

    Austin's Adventures
    Wot a wonderful weekend that was! 270 odd miles there, 270 odd miles back and 120 odd miles in the middle . . . .with at least 80+ of those 120 off the beaten track Great ride south via the “normal” route, then took the 702 all the way to New Galloway. That was followed by the 712 – the...
  8. Motoscotland and Kirsty's kids

    Charity Events
    Folks. Just a heads up for next weekend of the 2nd and 3rd August. Motoscotland (offroad riding school) are having an open weekend in aid of Kirsty's Kids and if you get the chance please pop along. As well as test rides etc there will be some bikers clubs and riding institutions present. Lots...
  9. Kid'frica Twin project

    Africa Twin
    Fancy a project for your youngster? Kid'frica Twin maybe? BARN FIND 30CC KIDS MOTORBIKE | eBay
  10. There and back again

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    There and back again A quote from Lord of the rings, the film being made on location in New Zealand. I needed some distraction over xmas new year and wanting to get away I couldn't get any further than NZ. I chose the right place to get distracted. Many say the best parts of Europe are mirrored...
  11. Fixtures and fittings

    I have been fettling bikes for most of my life. the variety of fixtures and fittings does my swede in. Here is a useful looking guide to some of the more esoteric types. As a biker and fixer and semi engineer it never ceases to amaze me the variety of fixings and fittings available. We have set...
  12. What next Mr. H ?

    Having owned and ridden motorcycles for over 45 years, many of which have carried the Honda marque I find it difficult to understand why Honda have called it time on the Alp and Vara.Having looked through their catalogue I can honestly say that theres not a bike in their range that I really...
  13. Any paraglider pilots out there

    I took up paragliding in October, booked a taster day with Pembrokeshire paragliding and I was hooked from the first few seconds of getting off the ground. As a kid I dreamed of flying, I always wanted a one man flying machine without fixed wings or engine. In my young head something like a wing...
  14. XL virgin saying hello

    Hey all. This is my new old girl. I'm just learning the ropes here, I don't know much about anything yet! The last bike I had was a TY80 when I was a kid. I believe I have a 1981 XL125 with a 185 engine. I'll know more when I get the log book. I'm a bit unsure about the orange frame... I...
  15. Which bike ????

    As some of you may know, my trusted Varadero found a new home ... by force i.e. stolen. Now my thoughts are turning to a new (for me, not new new) bike, since I was a kid I always said when I grow up I will get a Pan European still like them, I also like the BWM 1100 GS and then i seen this BMW...
  16. The Vectra is gone, Long live the Skoda

    Well my trusty Vectra SRI has finally kicked the bucket. After 120 000 miles of hooning around the West Coast roads of Scotland, I've decided to part company with the old girl. Time for a change, so I went and bought this little beauty Picked her up in Newcastle last weekend, absolute...
  17. Sunday wanderings.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I set off this morning with nowhere in mind, just drove up the A7 to have a think. Then I crossed over to the A68 to Pathead and down to Haddington. Pretty quiet at 10AM, still, the Coffee Pot cafe was open so a large coffee and a (huge) bacon roll was consumed. Breakfast taken care of it...
  18. Hopefully a small problem mAybe???

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi 1st ever post so here goes I have just purchased a 1988 dominator 22000 miles my dream bike when I was a kid!! My First big for 10 years last was an r 6.It's in amazing condition. Possible problem or is it just me. Starts fine pulls fine stops fine it just doesn't like to sit at any speed...
  19. My kid after I assume she broke into the liquor cabinet....

    funny vid of Jenny - YouTube
  20. Some dog owners. I ask you

    Why do some dog owners just exasperate me? let me tell you. Round the corner from my house is a nursery and primary (infant) school and the footpath leading to and past it has always lumps of dog ****e lying around which no doubt will end up on some parent's carpet or inside some kid's mouth...