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  1. XL
    Hi all, I've posted this on AdvRider too, but it seems to be stuck in moderation so I'll try here as well. Hope that's cool. I've got a couple of SOHC Honda's, but some Aussie mates and I are riding from Portland to Los Angeles in the US over first two weeks of September. To that end, I bought...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Several years ago, the idea of the Scrapheap adventure ride was hatched as a great way to raise money to support those with Down Syndrome. The idea of the Scrapheap Adventure is to buy a bike that was destined for the Scrapheap for less than a $1000 and get it to a stage were it could be ridden...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back from a couple of weeks in Norway :) Uploaded some photos here Norway... incredibly beautiful place. Rolling along a mountain road, snow on either side, and off in the distance a huge wall of deep blue which turns out to be a glacier. Fjords everywhere, the sea reaches so far...
  4. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello again! Warning -- this thread is VERY picture heavy! Yesterday after enjoying dinner at my moms, she asked if I could get her some trout for todays dinner. I can't say no to that! I called up my good friend Jonny and asked if he wanted to go fishing in Sanddalsvatnet in Myklebust valley...
  5. Chatter
    Pirates seize two ships in Indian Ocean - Yahoo! News UK I dont understand it. These tankers are huge. The boats the pirates are using are tiddly. How is it not possible to repel them boarding with hoses, firearms, crossbows, boiling vats of oil - or ram into them and sink the %%%%'s .... is...
  6. Transalp
    (Mods if there are a similar thread somewhere please merge - I searched but found none) The Honda XL700V Transalp is a great bike to ride and own. It's reliable, comfortable and a lot more capable than most people thought it would be! This post is not about singing this great bike's praises...
  7. Chatter
    Death from the depths With the emerging evidence of fissures, the quiet fear now is the methane bubble rupturing the seabed and exploding into the Gulf waters. If the bubble escapes, every ship, drilling rig and structure within the region of the bubble will instantaneously sink. All the...
  8. News
    David Newman, boss of Britain’s biggest biker insurance broker, Altrincham-based Carole Nash is to trek 110Km across Arctic Ocean Ice to the North Pole to raise cash for Charley Boorman-backed charity Riders for Health. Riders For Health helps health workers in Africa have effective...
  9. Chatter
    RULES: Pictures must be from google earth/maps satellite and north orientated and must be the most upto date image available (i.e. no use of google earth historical images) You must provide a continent unless it will give away the answer There's a 72 hour time limit on each picture, if no-one...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi mates, Here I am in Mexico as an old ex-president put it: "So far from God, so close to the US" Anyway, do other bikes use the same sprockets as the AT??? Some that have been sold in the US so I can get the parts fairly quick??? I already ordered some goodies from Wemoto, but crossing the...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ireland and Scotland [Very long and lots of Pics] Hi All, I have been meaning to post up the pictures of my trip since I got back but only getting around to it now... Anyway, the plan was to spend a week riding around on my first proper tour on the bike so I decided to leave from my home in...
  12. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Out & about this week end, no epic adventure rides i'm afraid, just a few pics taken in the couple or three hours I managed to grab over the week-end wee detour on the way to the shops... wier on the Yonne I was trying to buy some jeans...:D & a couple of hours out this...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Tasmania is Oz's Island state and a great place for biking , this was my 5th trip down from the mainland and I cant wait to go again, amazing roads, great scenery and fantastic food mmmmmm. There was me (Africa Twin 750), Rob (KTM950), Margaret (R6), Mike(1150GSA), Nick (XTZ660), Steve(100GS)...
  14. Transalp
    Riding Monday and the speedo needle starts vibrating....then about 10 miles later starts jumping....then about 5 miles later lays down and dies.....CRAP. I know what this is. The dreaded Transalp speedo drive gear failure. Drive ring ordered that afternoon from the friendly local dealer. The...
  15. Chatter
    Saw a nice red and white africa at around 8am this morning,near to the heliport,ocean way, just wondered if it belonged to a site member? Mitch
  16. Great Roads/Routes
    If you haven't planned your 2006 summerholiday, I can recommend: http://travel.guardian.co.uk/fivebest/story/0,,1744039,00.html Guardian consider the "Atlanterhavsveien" in Norway as the best road trip; quote Road Trips Saturday April 1, 2006 The Guardian Bridge over peaceful waters ...
  17. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here are a couple of pictures I took yesterday. First, breakfast by the ocean: A few minutes later, chilin by the water, this time away from the ocean waves on the Ria de Aveiro From there, headed to the hills, away from the sea, and was surprised by the existence of snow...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hi, Can any one help me out please, I've got a R/W/B RD07a 2002 and need both the Blue and the Red paint. I need the tones i.e. ocean blue or signal red .. I've checked the colours threads but so many diff colours and i don't know which ones ..Thanks in advance :lol:
  19. Transalp
    I found this little blighter lurking beneath the first gear pinion on the output shaft.. Anyone like to make a stab at the reason this (plain) bush ended up in this state, cos it's got me completely bolloxed. Never seen anything like it, looks like it's been eaten... the way I am with this...
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