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  1. Honda Varadero ABS and Brake linking System - Turn it off

    Hey All, I have been searching a while for any clue how to turn these systems off but could not get any info. I stripped the bike and found the ABS and brake link system blocks but could not find any sensors controlling them, to just electricaly turn them off. Is there any way to cut these...
  2. Porto - DAKAR - Porto

    Africa Twin
    Hello there guys! So this is my big adventure for the end of this year, a 11.000 km expedition from Porto, in Portugal, to Dakar, and back. Its also part of the Dakar Desert Challenge: Taken from the organization site, here is a brief explanation about the journey: "The Dakar Desert...
  3. July blast to Prague

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    July 24th-27th myself and a few friends have an old car 'banger rally' going on the route in the link below. Ignore anything to do with the rally, just linking the route not trying to charge you guys... Not promoting it, just considering taking the Africa Twin myself and seeing if anyone here...
  4. Oradour sur Glane

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I know there's been ride reports from Oradour before, but here's mine.for those of you who aren't aware, some background: 10th June 1944. 4 days after the normandy landings & resistance activity in the Limousin region has redoubled in an attempt to prevent german troops moving north to...
  5. Installing 12v supply

    Mechanical Advice
    I've done a quick search and noticed that there doesn't seem to be a working link to a guide on how to install a 12v supply socket to a bike. Old threads are linking to a dead link. So has anyone got a link to a decent guide on how to do this? Many thanks.
  6. Cumbria trails...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After all this clean garage living, my XT needed some filth beneath it's wheels so off we went armed with a couple of Landranger map and a few print outs from the Cumbria definitive map. Sorry the pictures are a bit rubbish, I was on my own and wanted to cover as many trails as I could in the...
  7. Classic yamaha dating certificates in the uk

    How to make an application for the retention of a vehicle's original registration mark If you own a motor vehicle whose registration mark is not held by the DVLA, you may still be able to successfully apply for the retention of its original registration mark. To retain the vehicles original...
  8. Admin email

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    Can someone please take this
  9. Salisbury Plain Traffic Regulation Orders

    Please see the following and respond if you can. These lanes are slap bang in the middle of quite a few runs across the Plain. Dear Members and past Members we need your support, Wiltshire CC propose to close a number of BOATS around Stonehenge to motorised vehicles, notices have been posted...
  10. Laptops and Travelling

    In April I went down to Morocco and found out my mobile phone did not work. I had purchased from Amazon (before the trip) a secondhand Asus Eee notebook running Linux (not microsoft) which has a solid state memory. The machine was brilliant linking into wireless networks with no hassle and was...
  11. FMX Suspension settings

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys I was wondering if anyone had played around with the suspension on their FMX. The rear suspension is odd with travel at 185mm, its somewhere in the middle of a road and off road shock. When I got the bike the static sag was about 40mm and rider sag about 80. The 40mm static seemed way...
  12. bah humbug - fitting a new chain & sprockets

    my new chain and sprockets arrived so thought I would fit them yesterday. Apart from some 'interesting' effort required to drift out the rear wheel spindle all went swimmingly until it was time to fit the final linking clip. i.e the open plate side of link with 2 pins and the side plate for...
  13. HID Conversions (again...?)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've been looking at HID kits over the last few weeks, my mate and me are looking to upgrade. I've read the other threads and looked at the links although some of the links didn't work. So..... I got some 50W H7s for the car from but when they...
  14. Butter Fingers HELP

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi folks, First post here but have been an avid reader for some time. Just hoping for a little advice on a bit of a booboo i made while changing the cam chain on my XR400. Basically i got the chain on by just removing the rocker cover, linking the old and new chains together with a...
  15. Scotland trip

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The 5th day of our trip to Scotland. It started with me linking up with my brother at Cambridge last Friday. From there we continued up to Boston on the East coast. From Boston up to Ridsdale, 20 miles under the Scottish border. The man sitting next to us in the pub that night started...
  16. Trip to the Somme Battlefields

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The plan for this year’s bike trip was to first revisit the Somme battlefield and then move down to the D-Day beaches in Normandy. It's turned out to be a very long trip report to write so I'll post the Somme and Normandy visits in seperate threads. Here I am with my trusty Varadero packed and...
  17. cat bypass

    Hi there , i have recently purchased a 700 transalp & i have been looking at some exhaust mods. Does anyone know if you can purchase a cat by-pass pipe if not i will have a go at cuting out the cat & linking up the pipes myself. The only thing i have seen so far are end cans !!!
  18. i said i wasnt going to do this again

    but ive kind of got this idea see:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: and its going to cost a bit:p but hear me out:angel9: i really fancy another GS but a 1200adv but ive got to face facts im not going to be able to afford one for a bloody long time:( so ive got to thinking two...
  19. Summer 2006 - Guardians choice

    Great Roads/Routes
    If you haven't planned your 2006 summerholiday, I can recommend:,,1744039,00.html Guardian consider the "Atlanterhavsveien" in Norway as the best road trip; quote Road Trips Saturday April 1, 2006 The Guardian Bridge over peaceful waters ...