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  1. Happy birthday to you lot

    It's like London buses. No birthdays for a while, then three all on the same day! Happy birthday to Win-xp, Traveller and Chronyx. Hope you all have a brilliant day and some nice pressies! Lou x
  2. Abr end of year meet. W/e 9th nov. Takoda camping

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    We have been approached to hold an ABR end of year meeting at our Campsite, Takoda Camping in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4AP. The event takes place on the weekend starting the 9th November but some riders are turning up earlier. For those who missed the XRV national the format will be a...
  3. Lou Reed... RIP

    Not a 'Perfect Day', in fact far from it.
  4. For Sale: XRV750 Africa Twin near new original seat and exhaust plus a few other bits

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm logged on using my late fathers account, he was a member on here for a good few years but passed away last year. I was clearing out his garage and found these; a factory exhaust and bracket in near mint condition along with the factory seat again in mint condition. He put on an aftermarket...
  5. Shetland, Orkney, and Ullapool 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    Update on my trip to Ullapool the long way round. My original plan had been to leave early Saturday to catch the 5.00pm boat from Aberdeen to Shetland but I left it too late booking the tickets and there was no space until the Sunday sailing. This worked out well as I ended up needing to be in...
  6. Hello old friend

    Dominator / FMX
    Ran into an old friend this morning: It's the head of my domi which went to the wreckers in 2011. He still had it lounging around in a basket somewhere in a corner of the (rather messy) shop. Given the typical RFVC crack between the plug and the valves, and the rather "salted" outside, it...
  7. The Varadero is gone!

    Just to keep you  all up to date, I've sold my Mighty Varadero VA9 today. :(<BR><BR>After four yrs of ownership I decided to let the bike go. It has been replaced by the VFR1200X Crosstourer which in my eyes is the logical replacement for the Varadero.<BR>The Varadero was a superb bike for two...
  8. Happy birthday Whealie

    Hope you are having a good day on the piste. Don't break a leg ! Lou x
  9. Time to sort out the RD04 - I will not be beaten!!

    Africa Twin
    So following an uninsured driver deciding myself and my AT would make a fantastic addition to the bonnet of his car, my previously good condition RD04 started to look as unhealthy as I do the morning after the office Christmas party Before After :( It could have been worse, thankfully he...
  10. Austins Adventures - wind, rain, the Scottish Isles, whisky & rough ferry crossings!!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Austins Adventures - wind, rain, the Scottish Isles, whisky & rough ferry crossings!! What an Adventure! I set off last Monday (24/9), the plan was to meet Paul (Bimbler) mid morning for a nice steady run through the Dales & Dumfries & Galloway & stay on his boat Monday evening in...
  11. National meet 2013 official

    National Meets
    Re: National 2013 possible sites - please only post possible or tried sites Reminder, the location of the 2013 national meet is Takoda, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria Home - TAKODA CAMPING It wil be the weekend of 5-8 September 2013. The site responded: "There is no problem at all booking your rally...
  12. Ok here we go.......

    National Meets
    Started packing yesterday. As usual a bit of chaos in the lounge :toothy10: All excited about my new cookbox. I saw one of them earlier in the year and thought I need one of them. Brilliant little gadget. Acts as a windbreak when up and is a brilliant storage container for all my herbs and...
  13. Nice ride

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here is the map from the ride E75 I first went to Nafplio because I wanted to see some relatives and friends As soon as I ate the best lamp roasted in the traditional oven I started to ride for the beach We visited the ancient cave of Franchthi Franchthi Cave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
  14. Happy birthday lulu

    That was a bloody fast year! In early 'cos I got fed up fishtailing the rattler in the snow. Book test young'll prob'ly make it through the rest of the winter...:) ... :occasion8: :occasion7::occasion9::occasion1::occasion2::occasion4::occasion6::occasion5:
  15. What did you get for Christmas ?

    Merry Christmas one & all hope you had a fab festive one ! I got a fab digital tyre pressure gauge, simon's cat book, cars 2, captain america & the inbetweeners movie on dvd. Cars 2 is fab watched it before lunch, also got some brian griffin lounge pants, a brevil toaster, & some other fab &...
  16. Wanted: TA XL600V Wheels

    For Sale / Wanted
    Looking to buy, from you or elsewhere some XL600V wheels. Got a TA from a honda dealer in Louton, spares or repairs. Sorted all bearings, rads, tyres etc... but when doing the tyres i was SHOCKED at the corrosion. Last owner or maintainer clearly didn't give a damn or it's been sitting in a...
  17. Sold: Mazda Bongo Camper Van

    For Sale / Wanted
    Here we have a 2WD 2.5litre Auto ( 4 speed) 1996 (P reg) 84,000miles SOLD AND COLLECTED BY NEW OWNER camper van with a 'clearcut' weekender side conversion Now seats 6 ( three rearward facing in the lounge layout) well serviced ( By me!) recent exhaust/battery/rear wheel bearings/antiroll...
  18. Something for the lounge

    That is so drool worthy:love4::love4::love4::love4:
  19. Boxing day run in NE Scotland

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I checked the usual forums to see if anyone was going out for a quick run today, nothing to be seen! Oh well, never mind, I'll go out for a wee run myself,,, after the Star trek film I'm watching. Around 11.30, still in my dressing gown, watching Capt James T Kirk saving the Earth from...
  20. Cheap and quick repair.

    Dominator / FMX
    The fairing on my newly acquired Domi was cracked due to an altercation the previous owner had with a garage wall. I wanted to tidy it up without spending a lot of money on matching paint and stuff so I decided to do a repair and paint it to match the existing black logos that are on the tank...