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  1. holiday packing

    Chatter
    Hi Guys, with the mable family trip to the distant land of sun,sea and ogling local bikes.we are allowed 20 kgs of packing alowance the little squirt and my self have packed 16kgs mrs mable 27kgs 20 Tshirts, 12 extra tops,8 pairs of trousers,4 swim suits, 6 books and all the other womenly stuff...
  2. 2000 Africa trip write-up: Part 1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    2000 Africa trip write-up: Part 1 & 2 Part 1: Preparations. 2000 is a long time ago but as far as I remember, preparations took us about half a year, depending on when you start counting of course. My travel mate (I'll call him Gerben because that's his name) had long ago decided on taking a...
  3. Thieving scumbags nicked my top box....

    Transalp
    Just to round a sh*te day off I get to my bike and find my lovely Givi has gone together with two pairs of gloves and my Aria helmet. I cannot see any sign of the box being "forced" off? Are they that easy to remove? Wonderful. Rich Ps look out for a very large silver Givi top box with...
  4. Trip down the western Balkans

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As threatened, here are a couple of pics from my trip down through the Western Balkans. We went France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, back into Croatia, Italy, Corfu (why not ?), back to Italy then Nice to Calais on French Motorail (as we were running out of...
  5. Looks like I've followed Tim in from UKgser.

    XR
    Hello, My name is Mike and like Tim Cullis, I have a BMW GSA but mine is the 1150. For the same reasons as tim, I have just bought an XR. Mine is a 1999 250 and I used it today for the first time in a disused gravel pit. Great fun. It seems it may be an American import. Is there any way to tell...
  6. Stolen GS1150

    Other Bikes
    Our Company Held an all employees conference yesterday at a posh hotel in MIddlesex. There are a few bikers in the company, and a few took their bikes to enable them to get away without havign to worry about traffic in the area.... Below is an email that was sent to the company following the...
  7. My introduction to my AT

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This is kinda a ride report. Well Guys, I'm finally a proper member of the forum. I bought my first AT. Boxerdogs-1999 Black RD07a (The fastest colour I hear). :D I heard about this forum from a friend of mine who has an AT. All it took was 3 days to get hooked. The AT just sounded...
  8. Another new member

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Wow, what a great site. Had my @ for 2 years now and it's the best bike I've had for a long while. I'm in the lucky position of having great roads and scenery on my doorstep and the @ is the best bike, in my opinion, for day tours around the west coast of Scotland. Even with two up, it can...
  9. Calling any Americans"

    Chatter
    Fellow AT enthusiasts, I wonder if you can help. I am looking to purchase 2 pairs of Leather gloves from the US, and have them posted back to the UK. The total cost of the gloves is likely to be $250 ish , plus postage $30 - 50, plus import Duty and UK Taxes £???? Ive done some digging, and...
  10. hagon shock

    Transalp
    just ordered a hagon rear shock for my transalp. they are building it for the weight i specify due to the original being too soft. i'm 16 and a half stone plus kit plus loads of work crap i carry in the panniers and top box (including a lap top, loads of paper work, 2 pairs of boots, etc etc)...
  11. Anti Fog Sunglasses

    Chatter
    Hi All Has anyone bought anti fog sunglasses and used them on the bike? Don't know if this has affected anyone else but.... Depending on weather conditions my sunglasses (I've tried three pairs) will fog up. My HJC AC11 ZEEK Helmet works brilliantly and will be clear - it has anti fog...
  12. Glad to get the big horse back!

    Chatter
    This weekend I had the loan of an 03 reg immaculate Honda CB1100SF X11 :D . Being a typical red blooded male, I jumped at the chance. A Blackbird with the fairing hacked off and retuned for Torque - oh my God :twisted: During the course of the weekend I outdragged my mates on their GSXR...
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