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  1. Radiator washers

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone know where I can buy the washer which goes into the rubber bush which holds the rads on Same kind of washer for sump guard/bash plate. They rest inside the rubber sleeve bush. And what's there proper name
  2. Vietnam bike rental?

    Hi all,I am off to Vietnam for a couple of weeks this christmas and was thinking of doing a few days travelling on a rental bike around Da nang. Has anyone been there and done it? Any names of places, experiences etc would be greatfully recieved.Thanksandy
  3. what is your dirty hobbit name

    MerryDink Pubebeard :D:D:D:D
  4. Anything Goes!

    Hi all, I’ve just popped onto the forum to let you know that we’ve a completely new website up for my travel books. There’s lots of new stuff going on, but the main reason for being here is to let you know about the new ‘Anything Goes’ section. I hope this is going to help people. There’s going...
  5. back in nam! homecoming run with mates

    Africa Twin
    so after a few days at home after the long trips, i started itching again (penicilin does not help fr this disease!) just wanted to go riding in the desert with my mates, and feel the freedom of not schlepping something resembeling a sherman tank around!......freedom at last. the usual suspects...
  6. 6.5k miles on 1995 600?

    another bonkers idea of mine. Im getting bored of being in england, might go travelling again. Always wanted to do a big tour, kinda "**** it lets see how far i get" type thing.... Anyway bike is a transalp 600 from 1995. bought last march, no service history behind it.(!!!) runs sweet as. is it...
  7. Tool for riveting a DID 525 chain ... will this do?

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads! A proper rivet tool doesn't seem to exist here in Vietnam, so I made this punch rod to rivet my new DID chain. There are a few variables I'm uncertain of, like the angle of the cone on the puching rod, and where to place the joint while I hammer it. On Garagenight, they place the...
  8. Oil in a HOT country?

    Africa Twin
    Oil in a HOT country & non-synth -> synthetic Hi lads When I bought the AT about 5-6000km ago, the local expat mechanic put non-synthetic Havoline Super 4T 20/50 oil in the AT. The time has now come to change oil, and I realize that non-synthetic oil is non-existant here in Vietnam. So I need...
  9. Ho Chi Minh Trail Vietnam

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I have just had 3 weeks touring Vietnam and while me and Mrs C were there we decided to Hire a guide and bikes and do about 300 Kilometers down the Ho Chi Minh trail. We statred off in Hue in Central Vietnam and headed out toward the cambodian border and Laos where we joined the Ho Chi Minh...
  10. Ripping DVD's - How & What's Best???

    Let's get something straight first of all, I'm not a DVD Pirate, or about to go into the business of copying movies! I have a DVD movie which features some music (about 3.5 mins) set to a nice visual of some helicopters flying in Vietnam (although I'm guessing it's Florida!) I would just...
  11. Laos 2009

    As part of a longer trip to S.E. Asia my wife and I spent 5 days riding to the ancient city of Luang Prabang and back. I rented an XR 250 from Jules Classic Rental in Vientiane for 25$ per day. The bike was in very good condition and well worth the money. Jules Classic Rental, Rent bikes and Car...
  12. Video of motorbiking in Vietnam

    This is a video of some footage of me and my mates on bikes and mopeds around Vietnam last year,including some off-road footage 2 up on a moped!:blob8::blob8:
  13. Hi Folks

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hows things people. Was just refered to this site from a friend on . Im a 21 year old male living in Dublin, Ireland. I was driving a Honda Bros up until recently, however was hit by a car and now the Bros is to be wrote off. So Im in the market for a new bike and Im...
  14. Calling MelJordan and Mudwiz

    Jay has told me I have to apologise to you both. The reason being while he was happily volunteering his services for the Weston beach race I forgot to mention that was the weekend we will be in Koh Samui Now I did say he could still come and help you, I don't mind going on my own, even though...
  15. 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...
  16. Laos and Cambodia by Africa Twin

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok, have fully recovered from the China trip, and have more or less caught up on everything on the home front. Time to roll baby ! This time I wanted to head over to Laos, and make one final attempt to get to the top of Lima 85. Then head to south Laos, into Cambodia,then end up in Pattaya. The...
  17. Tony Blair

    Our dear leader has now departed, what was good and bad about him and New Labour? my 2p worth GOOD Northern Ireland - 5 Star rating here Education & NHS - seems better than before but not as good as the New labour hype would have us believe. BAD Iraq - Showed complete lack of judgement...
  18. New tyres..... balancing without professional help.

    Africa Twin
    Probably an old chestnut, but is it possible? :? Am about to change out my "racing slicks" (Sahara's) to Tourances next week. Where I live there's no wheel balancing available for bike tyres. Any advice on how to get as good a balance as possible? I've heard that on some tyres there are marks...
  19. Kaoko - A journey, not destination!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Map FortyZA (Eddie), his brother Richard, Krazy-eyes and me. It was big fun and a group of people that made the trip enjoyable. Thanks to everyone and the smiles that never faded (maybe once, on oom Willie se pad) :lol: Can you spot the Fairy? Krazy at the Nam border At Zelda's...
  20. A ponce name

    I've always hated all those exotic Euro/Caribbean names that they give some vehicles like "Fiesta", "Capri", "Sierra", "Montego" etc. And the name "Varadero" is, in my books, no exception. Now, rather than some Caribbean name, why didn't Honda give the XL-1000 a name like they gave a lot of...