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  1. Try another BMW-88 R80GS

    BMW
    After not getting on with my 77 R60/7 I was at the local carboot sale met a mate who said he was selling his R80GS, didn't know he even had one! went round and brought it, wife could not moan as she wanted to go to the carboot in the first place. It done alot of miles including round the world...
  2. GPS woe's

    Travel
    Hi are there any GPS experts on the forum? I am planning a trip around the coast of Ireland this year, I'm plotting my route using the on line satmap xpedition software and downloading as GPX Tracks. All well and good so far, after sorting the glitch with satmaps format I import them to...
  3. the original road atlas- JOHN OGILBY'S BRITANNIA, 1675

    Great Roads/Routes
    I brought a book from a charity shop -The Southwest Highway Atlas for 1675 by Paul White. He had gone through the routes in the south west of England shown in JOHN OGILBY'S BRITANNIA, 1675 and attempted to relate them to current roads/tracks/paths. Googleing -ogilby britannia atlas- brings up a...
  4. Tank bag

    Bodgers Corner
    Why do tank bags have poxy, small map pockets or more infuriatingly a decent size pocket that has a small opening....? Anyway, my new to me Givi tanklock bag is the latter, I'm just able to get a small tuff map in there (can you still get them?) Talk about wood for the trees. A walkers map...
  5. VMCC Founders Relay Rally 1sy May

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    On 1st May is the bi-annual Founders Relay Rally where VMCC members ride their bikes (that are 25+years old) between some of the 73 checkpoints across GB. The checkpoints are open from 9am (ish) to 4 pm (ish), some people do a short trundle others over 200 miles on a mix of machinery. Often...
  6. For Sale: Honda vfr800 FiY k&n power commander & o2 sensor eliminators

    For Sale / Wanted
    Honda vfr800 2000 FiY k&n power commander & o2 sensor eliminators I have a k&n power commander and o2 sensor eliminators which were fitted to my honda vfr800 FiY year 2000 model bike and may fit others. I think it fits the 2001 non-vtec model but you would need to check. The k&n reference kit...
  7. Map Holder

    Transalp
    Does anyone here have any recommendations for a decent map holder to fit the TA700 tank? I used a magnetic tank bag on my old bike but the plastic tank covers has ruined that. Tried a tank ring tank bag but the fuel cap is too far forward on the TA for this to work with anything of a decent...
  8. Sunday trip up to lake Feneos

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This is a video from a daytrip up to artificial lake Feneos This is the map from the trip https://www.google.gr/maps/dir/37.9966293,23.6938194/38.1314747,22.4037959/37.9324162,22.2901814/37.9215012,22.5273637/38.0028378,23.704793/@37.8185803,22.5376966,9.75z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0 Total 40 persons...
  9. Sold: SATMAP 10 GPS plus goodies

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, offering up my SATMAP 10 with 1:50k UK Map and chargers, 3 batt packs, spare scree, screen covers, padded case, armoured rubber case, 2 handlebar mounts and instructions. Great bright and waterproof unit with all day battery and nice bright/ clear screen (check out online reviews) all...
  10. For Sale: bags and things

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, as I'm focussing on pedal power I've a few bags and bits surplus to requirements: Givi Monokey Top Box- well used but fully waterproof, base plate has some small screw holes in from some additional lights I had- £45 plus postage Spot lights and additional brake lights £25 inc uk postage...
  11. Halvarssons Combined Tank bag and Backpack

    Product Reviews
    Mounted it yesterday, thought about calling NASA but I managed in the end ;) 12L 8 pockets + the large/main is divided in two GPS/phone/map pockets with plastic screens Rain cover, without I think it will withstand moderate rain I'm a "simpler is better" kind of guy and well.. there are a...
  12. Carpathian 2 Wheels Guide Book

    Travel
    Hello, I want to let everybody know that the first motorcycle guide book of Romania is now available. Carpathian 2 Wheels Guide has 27 tracks (touring, soft-enduro and adventure), a detailed map (1.80 000 scale), GPS tracks and tons of details about the Western Carpathian Mountains (Apuseni...
  13. For Sale: FS: Touratech/Kahedo expandable tank bag

    For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my Touratech branded Kahedo tank bag, it has a shaped semi rigid base to fit curved top tanks, a large A4 map pocket which is velcro'd do detachable, extendable by a couple of inches, has a couple of pockets & side bungees etc. It IS NOT magnetic, I've successfully attached it to the...
  14. Katara pass

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    "Katara" in Greek means curse Many years before it was the main road connecting central and north west Greece. The road because of the bad weather it was very dangerous that's why it was called cursed As soon as the weather turned bad it was the first road closed because of snow. Also had only...
  15. winter ride-out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    i thought i'd share some pics of a ride out i went on organised by a bike club in almeria yesterday. i went with my babysitter juan but this time he took his transalp on knobblies instead of his xr so we both could have the same laughs! two shiney and a bit out of place bikes in the morning...
  16. How to make a DIY roadbook

    Accessories
    I might be taking part in an off road (not extreme!) nav challenge wing-ding in a few weeks and gps not allowed. I could just follow my mate juan like i did last time or i could help with the nav. I found an old thread on here about home made roadbooks but wondered if the diy technology has...
  17. Powercommander

    Varadero
    Hello All, I rarely post here but thought this might be useful. I ordered a PC3 for my 2003 Vara during the week, to try and get rid of the crappy low rpm fuelling. Bike would cough and splutter like a 50 a day smoker between 2-3000 rpm. Parcel turned up yesterday containing a PC5 ?? After a...
  18. For Sale: Q-Bag magnetic Tank Bag

    For Sale / Wanted
    Q-Bag Milano Tank Bag Magnetic fixings, plus safety strap 2 side pockets and a front pocket Velcro divider inside, and various net pockets too. Small pocket in lid for navi/sml map, plus a magnetized large map pocket which can be used either with bag or direct on the tank Main pocket can...
  19. For Sale: Givi Maxia 52 top box (cheap)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Well used but perfectly sound, solid and durable 52ltr Givi top box. The outside is a bit faded (sure it'd come up ok with some cockpit shine/back to black etc) & there are a few marks & scrathes through general use. Solid, very practical, 2 keys, locks/hinges/catches etc all work perfectly...
  20. GPS Satnav power supply from charger plug

    Bodgers Corner
    I have a charger plug fitted to most of my bikes so I decided to take my GPS/Satnav USB power from there. I brought 2 different Chinese Cheapo 12v to USB converters that are much smaller than the socket converters that are not an easy shape to stow on a bike. A small inline converter with 1m...
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