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  1. In England's green and pleasant land

    Chatter
    I had to laugh at Whealer Dealers on Discovery. They did up a Merc and took it to the Brecon Beacons and drove it around all to the soundtrack of Jerusalem. England's green and pleasant land indeed.
  2. Varadero 1 Merc 0

    Varadero
    On my way back to work this afternoon I had a little bump with a Merc ,the woman driver decided she was not going to wait in the cue of cars for the next turning to the shop she wanted and decided to take a quick right turn to a cut through, whoops ! Lets just say her right front wing is scrap...
  3. A day out with Mudwiz

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The day started bright, early and bloody freezing (sorry if I made anyone blush) in Mudwiz's garden at 9am. After a much needed coffee, myself and Ian were made to walk our runing bikes around Mudwiz's garden. As already alluded to by Ian, the surface is interesting. In fact, given the amount of...
  4. V Power! The petrol sort

    Varadero
    Hiya all been doing an experiment recently. Have done 4 full tanks full of miles on shell v Power and the same on standard fuel (again shell) The conclusion is that there is no power performance benefits and what's more I did 2 miles to the gallon less on the V power. Yeh ok I know I am...
  5. Got the bugger!

    Riding
    In a 30 zone doing 29 and approaching a 20 zone (school enterance). Merc SLK coming up behind fast squeezes past me without crossing white line, pillock! National speed limit sign comes up, he floors it, gone. Notice a white blurr in my wing mirror and pow bike cop passes me and realy takes off...
  6. For Sale: Givi top box and side panniers.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello Ok it’s been a while since I last posted on here, but that’s only because I don’t have my TA600 due to a moment of failure with a big Merc..... What I do have on the other hand is the top Box and side panniers and the metal frame that attaches to the XL 600 TA.. They are the old style...
  7. Swap: MY FMX for a Van

    For Sale / Wanted
    I need to get a LWB hi roof van, Transit, Merc or VW urgently, if you, or you know anyone who has a late, clean Van (No LDVs please) and would swap or P/X for my 2008 Honda FMX650, 3,400miles, years tax, Honda Warranty, FHSH. Please let me know, Will sell for £2850. OVNO. Thanks, Rog.
  8. U2,What a shame !

    Chatter
    What a shame. There I was watching the news getting all agitated because some ones high fi was drowning out the sound when the program went live to the roof of BBC Broadcasting house.U2 have just played a secret live gig on the roof behind my bedroom FFS ! I ran downstairs just in time to hear...
  9. Doh

    Chatter
    Filtering in London last night with the panniers on, rain, dark, and bounced off a Merc and into a South African diplomats Peugoet :withstupid: Nice dent in his door and a demolished wing mirror - not a mark on the Merc thank :toothy3:! And my battle tank has no additional scars :D Changed...
  10. On this day in history...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
  11. AT on eBay

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello @ers Following a very hairy, and uninsured, coming-together with Merc minibus in Morocco, I am firstly delighted to confirm that I am still able to walk the planet unaided. The bike however fared less well than I, :sad11: and thus my once immaculate AT is now up on Ebay, for spares or...
  12. Bike on eBay

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello @ers Following a very hairy, and uninsured, coming-together with Merc minibus in Morocco, I am firstly delighted to confirm that I am still able to walk the planet unaided. The bike however fared less well than I, :sad11: and thus my once immaculate AT is now up on Ebay, for spares or...
  13. What looks like a rear wheel for a xrv 750 on ebay (Italy)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Again nothing to do with me, but might be worth a punt for the hub...
  14. Well, that was an unpleasant new experience...

    Varadero
    ...riding into work today, behind the ultimate ditherer, a woman in a Merc, coming out of a side junction. She goes, she stop, she goes, she stops, then finally she goes....then stops halfway across the road, for no readily apparent reason. I'm at nearly full lock trickling behind her, have to...
  15. HID conversion?? Help

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, can you please point me in the right direction re;HID conversion?? I have searched and come up with the following recomendation from fourm members...
  16. Did you miss me then?

    Chatter
    I recieved an email saying you missed me Dave, ah! bless. i did not know you cared so much. Well i had a life changing experiance, i went to local hospital at four in the morning in November 06. After seing the GP. I collapsed in reception banging my head rather hard on the concrete floor. ...
  17. Ants rant - dont read if not like bad language !!!!

    Chatter
    Well, i've fuckin had it this week - with car drivers and a shitty week of work :twisted: Sorry just need to get this off my chest. Those who commute in London may get it all the time, but this week in particular other car drivers have REALLY pissed me off :twisted: :twisted: :twisted...
  18. Splitfire Plugs on ebay

    Transalp
    Just managed to get my hands on a set of splitfire plugs for £20 delivered on ebay and this solve the running rich . All from http://www.bellrockracing.co.uk/fitment.html. The model number for the transalps is SF416C. So any of these should fit:- (from their website....) Yamaha FJ1200 SF416C...
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