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  1. Spaghetti covered Varadero

    Hmmmm, 8:30, Artillery Row, SW1, London; spotted black Varadero covered in spaghetti, dripping olive oil, stinking of garlic, and being ridden by a very foreign looking lunatic!!! Anyone we know on here, I wonder?!?! ;)
  2. Olive Oil .........Sharibee

    Well folks Sharribee is doing another Run for her Mountain Rescue Team,I am going to donate £20 to Sharri,s Fund if she dresses up as Olive Oil for the run.Come on people let,s get behind this effort for a very worthy cause.Francis
  3. AfriZest: Learning all servicing from scratch - on this here Forum!

    Mechanical Advice
    Gentlemen, the long term plan is to ride my AT back to South Africa at some point. But, given that I still need to learn how to get it onto the centre stand, I'll be spending the next year or so learning :laughing9: Currently, I commute with my bike as a breakdown in Brugge (long story) forced...
  4. Cool running.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Set off down the A7 this morning for a bimble about in the sunshine. Upstream and downstream view from Skippers bridge just south of Langholm. I had intended to go to Longtown then head towards Brampton and down through Kershope forest way into Newcastleton but by the time I got past Cannonbie...
  5. Bank-angle sensor

    Mechanical Advice
    I understand my PanEuropean has a bank-angle sensor so that if it lies down, the engine shuts off. Problem is it's a little sensitive: this morning I was pressing on in hot pursuit of a Z750 and hit a dreadful road surface on the corner at the bottom of Park Lane. With the bike leant over...
  6. RE-PAINT! ideas needed please

    Africa Twin
    i did ask in the thread, but think best to post another. please boys and girls, i need some pics/ideas on a new colour scheme for my @. busy rebuilding her this week. original 99 blue and something, was changed to mat black stonechip (textured). want some desert theme as i need to hide...
  7. Bike powered boat!

    This could be in riding or bodger's corner or travel or Kawasaki or here but it deserves maximum exposure. A lad set out to ride the whole Panamerican Highway on a KLR but there is no road across the Darien Gap - a notorious bit of swamp and rainforest and mountain between Colombia and Panama...
  8. The Charts

    In the kitchen this afternoon uncharacteristically early, I though I'd flip on the raddio to listen to the Charts. As a child we had to sit at the table and talk to each other at every meal save Sunday tea when we could have the Chart Show, so this was going to be a guilty pleasure. What an...
  9. Lowestoft, Friday, what happens when.

    The Longest Day
    The following is adapted from the post originally by PanRider who organised it but sadly will not be present. There may therefore be some slippage. The postcode for the TA Hall in LOWESTOFT!! is NR32 3LS. The Hall is behind the Tudor Rose pub (there is a drive to the right) on St Peter's...
  10. Oh cripes!

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    This has gone from vaguely interesting to very interesting. Oirish Ferries decided not to have a mid-morning ferry and Stena have put a tiddler on in place of the far larger machine last year with the result NO MORNING BIKE SPACES AT ALL!!!! It looks like 30 riders at 12 and 70 arriving in...
  11. I love my Alp

    My Alp went in for a service and I thought that while they were at it they might as well put some Givi engine bars on. Sadly the felonious e-bayer who sold me the bars failed to mention the missing bits. Result, a four day wait for parts with me commuting round central London and on the...
  12. bodgers windscreen

    Bodgers Corner
    I was getting blatted by the wind on fast roads on the way to the trails on the DRZ, so started lookin for ideas. The old GS650 Dakar screen makes for a good bolt-on but they're difficult to find. So... I bought some 4mm clear lexan (polycarbonate), a cheap heat gun and some M6 nuts and bolts...
  13. Bullet 500 Military

    Mechanical Advice
    Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Military - The Classic British Military Motorcycle Model Love the panniers! Other civi panniers: Steel Side Carrier Set £ 132.89 Bags, Racks and Storage for Royal Enfield motorcycles - Royal Enfield Online Store I Like these too:
  14. Exhaust leak

    The exhaust of my 05 vara is blowing at the clamp where the rear cylinder header pipe meets the collector box and I understand that this is not altogether uncommon and both the clamp and the carbon graphite gasket/olive need changing. My question is what is the best way to do this. Is it...
  15. Between Hills and Valleys

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    What I did yesterday... Left home around 11 o'clock, arrived at 21:45 (around 200 kms each way). Went up North and center of the country, to my folks hometown (Cardigos, Mação) for some offroad riding on the AT. Here's a few pics (Click to enlarge) On the way up, Vasco da Gama bridge...
  16. section 59

    Hi be dam careful in N Wales boys. I just got myself a section 59 fo overtaking a plain blue volvo in Portmadog. The reason was given that I caused stress and anoyance to other road users (bull he didn't like me overtaking slow traffic) A section 59 is if you get another they impound and crush...
  17. Have I put this in the right place this time ?

    Have heard it put this way before, but it's a great analogy. I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back patio and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of...
  18. A whole new level of Boredom

    I apologise in advance for this thread, if any of my fellow mods feel it is offensive please remove it :D:D Not the most domestic girlie but have been home very bored for the last couple of weeks sat down to watch the Hairy Bikers and fancied one of the dishes so i gave it a go. It's kind of...
  19. Off-road-lite for novices: Logging tracks in S.E. Wales

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    As mentioned elsewhere, I'm planning a little ride around some forest logging tracks in South East Wales. Not properly "off-road" but something for novices to try their bikes away from tarmac. Bikes on road-tyres should be able to cope; my biike doesn't even have crash bars! If we can...
  20. Colour Codes

    Africa Twin
    Just found this on As this keeps coming up maybe this could be made a sticky? I can't vouch for its accuracy or completeness, but it should be a good guide for the majority of colour codes Code No. Description A-03 Silver (Labels) A-07 Specified...