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  1. Any Belgium locals?

    Africa Twin
    Any folks local to Belgium on here? I will be heading there on Monday for a job I have taken. Hoping to hook up with some folks while I am there the next few years. Will be on he hunt for a nice RD04 I think as I have an RD03 here in the states. Let me know if anyone in the general area. Thanks
  2. HUMM 2015

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here’s some thoughts and photos from this year's Horizons Unlimited Morocco Madness. The 2011 event was going to be the last under the Horizons Unlimited banner, however never say never, and with a move from the Pyrenees to Ifrane in the Middle Atlas, the event was back. Grant and Susan Johnson...
  3. Despair.com

    Africa Twin
    I'm so pissed off today, just received a letter from Honda France informing me that my @ (ex 621Andy and my first @ http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/photography/80819-2013-calendar-photo-thread-3.html ) which was originally from Germany but now UK plated, can't be registered in France because it is...
  4. Travelling tips for Poland, Check Rep, Slovakia and Ukraine

    Travel
    Hi all, We are couple of guys from Denmark who are planning a 10 day trip through Poland, Check Republic, Slovakia and maybe (depending on the situation there) Western Ukraine as well (Lviv'ish). Now, we are equiped with two ATs and a F600 GS and the main purpose of the trip is, apart from...
  5. The Hills are Alive with the Sound Of Honda's

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Me, The Mountie & Rickskye braved the elephants and rode out into the hills that inhabit the north of Scotland today. Met Rick at the truckers café at Skiach, Alness, then rode north by north-west, with a very strong tail wind that helped propel us beyond the normal road speeds travelled up...
  6. 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...
  7. i seen a ghost on a bike this evening

    Chatter
    I went to the V in south county Tipperary today with my young lad on the back . going down trough the trees heading back in the direction of clogheen from the hairpin bend Google Image Result for http://www.clogheen.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Cyclists-Around-Vee.jpg in south county...
  8. The Vercors

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've been organising & talking about this for so long that I hardly know where to start as most of it has already been explained before. "Start at the beginning & work through 'till the end" they say, so I will. I will try & be brief with the preamble: For those of you that haven't been paying...
  9. Stella dolomites moobs 2013

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The start of the 2013 moobs trip had us heading for the dutch border to load the bikes on the train to Koper in Slovenia. G&Ts anyone? a trip overnight through the Rhineland followed. The train was fun and reasonably spacious. We had a meal booked although we were ripped off with the drinks...
  10. Finally took ownershio of a Tiger 800 xc - Lovin it !

    Triumph
    Did the trip from Brighton to Staffordshire Triumph to collect the new steed yesterday. Lovin it . Today I spent some time on one of the nicest rides Ive had in a while, a nice little ride out with a bunch of Brighton locals this eve . Gorgeous weather. What a perfect way to bond with my new...
  11. My Tall Rider Modifications to my 650 TA: Raise handlebars by 200mm and seat 100mm

    Transalp
    Here’s some photos of my 650 Transalp before I made any serious changes to it. Bog Stock 2003 Australia model. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/stinkwheel/transalpphotosfromphone018.jpg http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc210/chrisyabass/Transalp 20010-...
  12. Splashing to the North West

    Travel
    With a little time to reflect, thought I’d post up a wee summary of a short trip from 2nd to 1st home, Edinburgh to Gairloch + return, via Uig and Braemar. Decided to inject a little adventure into it, so booked on the Malliag – Armadale ferry at 10.55; figured it’d take circa 5 hrs to get...
  13. Galloway March 2013 - Forest ride postponed

    Austin's Adventures
    Due to the amount of snow and ice on the forestry tracks, advice from the forestry commission and from locals it is not viable to proceed with an organised ride through Galloway forest. I will rearrange for the weekend of 3/4th August 2013. I thought it worthwhile starting a new thread to...
  14. Power to the people !

    Chatter
    I was travelling back home last night over the top road ( Skye - Achnasheen ), my young engineer and one of my foremen about 5 miles in front of me. Hands free goes " road closed ahead,fallen tree, we're turning back " Oh fek I thought, the diversion along the A82 would add at least another two...
  15. Could this be a REAL adventure bike?

    Chatter
    I plead Guilty, M'lud. My "adventure" bike is pretty damn good for crossing Europe, but it's too big and too heavy for real adventure riding in the under-developed world. The locals there ride their little 125s (and smaller) with road tyres through cloying mud, rivers and all the rest, maybe...
  16. DRZ400 - Exhaust

    Suzuki
    Hi folks, Anyone can tell me what is the quietest exhaust for the DRZ400? The stock one is quite loud, I fitted the FMF which is fun but very loud too. Now, I am taking my DRZ for a trip around the world, a quite exhaust will be great when crossing villages and small town without disturbing...
  17. Where have we been today?

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As the weather was rather good today we (Barftone - CB500, Steve - KTM 950S, Helen - Aprilia Shiver, Boboneleg - RD04) decided to go for a road ride. So a gold star to the first person who can guess where we went :D ......... here's a clue, this is one of the locals...........
  18. I'll tell you what's wrong with Scotland

    Chatter
    Rant time. The lad and I have just been away for four days in the Highlands and I've never seen such blatant profiteering in my life. Take Fort Augustus for example. For those that don't know it's bang on the main road between Fort William and Inverness so hardly the arse and of nowhere but...
  19. Tiger 800XC 1st outing for 2012

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok, firstly, I've been drinking tonight and I've been up since dawn so I'm a bit tainted, (this one's for Ade!) I laid the Triumph Tiger 800XC and the Varadero up for the winter end of Oct due to salt going down on the roads up here in the Highlands. As the weather's been reasonable and the...
  20. Scottish Weather is SH#TE

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    No, honestly, don't bother crossing the border to check out scenery in Scotland. You'll see nothing due to the low cloud, rain, hail, snow etc etc etc No, really, it's sh#te up here :rolleyes: Just to prove the point, I talked AfricaJim into taking another day out on the bike (not the hardest...
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