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  1. Franco Uncini

    Chatter
    someone may be old enough to remember this.....I certainly remember watching it live on TV back home. Franco lived to tell the tale but I guess he was a very lucky man..... Franco Uncini Accident - YouTube
  2. Forum Years

    Chatter
    I was just wondering if forums work the same way as most other 'new' things........ the bypass around my town is still called the new road, it was built over 20 years ago......... the fella at the top of our street is known as the new bloke, he's lived there 10 years.......... and the CRF New...
  3. Short Trip in Laos

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I can see from other posts that there are a few AT riders in SEA. We are currently two AT riders in Laos but the other guy lives halftime in Phnom Phen so he may not count. I've had my bike since 2006. Bought it from an expat in Laos. I’d like to advertise Laos as a destination – the more the...
  4. My longest rideout

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I thought i would share my longest day , LV and i rode from home to Rykas (approximately 60 miles one way !) obviously on A & B roads. My nerves started yesterday morning and by last night i couldn't sleep and was a awake from before 06:00 we left at 09:00 here is the Panzer and my mighty steed...
  5. Bobski has a new toy

    Africa Twin
    While waiting for CDI unit on my rd04 to be repared, Dr Green told me of a @ for sale in my town. I called the man only to find we had lived within 200yds for the last 2 years and never met or seen each others @! How strange. A deal was struck and I am now the proud owner of a 95 rdo7. Feels so...
  6. out & about

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    'twas me day off (from the kids) so thought i'd go for a ride. I did my usual thing & set off to ride one of the routes that i've done so many times before, but always with mates & therefore always so fast that i spend the whole time a) trying to stay upright & b) trying to keep up... also as...
  7. I told you a milliom times ....

    Chatter
    Along the lines of ''I told you a million times to stop exaggerating'' a few years ago I ''adopted'' an old boy that lived on his own in a flat. Used to go do bits of shopping for him, record music he liked, cut his hair, that kinda thing. He was in the war ..... and loved talking about...
  8. Lesser Weever fish NASTY CRITTERS!

    Chatter
    Just like to share the fact that I have had the misfortune of standing on one of these v nasty sh ty things today down at our local beach! NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED IT beeeeeeep hurts!!!!!!!!!!!! Lived nearish to the sea all my life and never stood on one before! Apparently they bury into the sand...
  9. Confessions

    Jokes
    Confession is good for the soul and..... An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Montecassino went to the local church for confession. When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said, "Father ... during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our...
  10. loss of power when running

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. My 2001 rdo7a had a bath and the next day she started to loose power, almost as if running on one cylinder but she still has sparks at all 4 plugs.(not brightly though) The plugs are not at all sooty and she will perk up if the choke is pulled in slightly, albeit a shortlived boost. I...
  11. Can my 650 do Dubai?

    Transalp
    I think I'm getting transferred to Dubai. Currrently in London with a 2001 650 Transalp. Anybody lived out there or know how my Transalp might feel about swapping west london for sand dunes? I'm wondering whether to sell or take my bike with me. If I'm going to live out there I'll want a bike...
  12. Registering a French bike in Uk

    Travel
    Hello , I'm planning on taking my french transalp over to UK next year. Selling house in France where I've lived for two years but decided to Keep the bike. Does anybody know about exporting a bike from france to England? It's got to be easier than importing a bike into France, as other...
  13. Fact or Fiction ----the Latter i fear

    Chatter
    London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having...
  14. £40 000 Ming clam

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    Just read this story A 400 year clam called "MING" has been found recently and Help the Aged are funding research on how it lived so long to the tune of an amazing £40 000 WHY ??????? I really for the life of me can't understand why Help the Aged are spending so much of their funding in...
  15. Mortgage help?

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    Anyone ever been removed from a mortgage the bank is saying the income into the property is not enough for me to be removed its a joint mortgage. Parents took it out while I lived at home after a nasty accident and I ended up on it because I was a tenant. Anything anyone can add may help...
  16. A farmyard tale.

    Jokes
    On the farm lived a chicken and a horse, both of whom loved to play together. One day the two were playing, when the horse fell into a bog and began to sink. Scared for his life, the horse whinnied for the chicken to go get the farmer for help! Off the chicken ran, back to the farm...
  17. Cutch advice needed

    Transalp
    I have tried a search but not found anything. How long does a TA clutch generally last? I have noticed slipping at higher revs (5-6k) with a WOT since the bike was less than 20k miles - now 30k miles. I have just lived with the occassional slip. Is this normal? How long do the clutched last...
  18. Pop,Bang!

    Africa Twin
    I have a strange problem with the @ that i have lived with for a long time - and the time has come to do something about it....after having an "altercation" with an old lady.. :argue: I have a Dynajet fitted, with an after market Micron exhaust and a K&N filter. Sometimes(without any pattern)...
  19. Buying a new Bike.... Why?

    Chatter
    Met the Guy riding this at the Top of Stelvio Pass... He lived in Milan and was just returning from a 10000 mile, 3 week trip through Scandinavia and Russia... Yep on a very old AT... Hadn't had a single problem (accept his OS pannier mount had let lose, which he got welded back on in...
  20. the africa prevailed

    Africa Twin
    Well chaps the xrv has out lived the varadero its gone and I'm still lurkin on my nato issue xrv. With a new enduro mudgaurd and black rims of course! still rate the africa as a better bike.:D
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