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  1. CRF450X on paved roads

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi everybody, I've just got my new 2011 CRF450X (a replacement for my 2004 CRF250X stolen some time ago ). From the place where I live for the moment, to the trails where I usually ride, I'll have to do about 40/50 kms on each direction on streets/paved roads/highways. Will it damage...
  2. Engine Quirk

    Africa Twin
    About a month ago I was coming home through Heidelberg putting along with traffic along the river when the engine stopped just like I had hit the kill switch. I thought I had hit the reserve so I reached down and flipped it and started it right back up. All was well. Today it did it twice...
  3. Mitas E-09 tyre

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Mitas E-09 tyre – 0/5 stars CANNOT recommend. Background: I was given a brand new Mitas E-09 tyre, for free to review, by the South African distributor for use on our overland trip through South East Asia on a Honda Africa Twin. We are two-up and fully loaded. I think that the...
  4. Hello from Kansas--central USA

    XR
    While looking for technical information on an old XR600R I purchased a few months ago I stumbled upon this website. I found several posts that got me up to speed on the aging war horse so I thought I should stop by to say thanks. Although I spent most of my youth riding dirt and pasture...
  5. Waking in a winter wonderland

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Every year, between Christmas and New Years Eve, a students' motorcycle club in the east of the country holds their annual Winter Campout. Stoneshop and I join them if we're able; we couldn't make it last year, so this time we were really eager to go. The weather forecast wasn't too bad... cold...
  6. Peterborough lanes Sunday 11 october 09

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    It was the usually silly Sunday morning get up time for the green lanes. Dragged the bike out of the garage topped the oil tank up messed around for ages like normal putting the kit on. The ride up the A1 was boring and cold sitting at 70 mph after a few miles the old 2 stroke Can-am started to...
  7. Tyres for Mexico and Central America

    Transalp
    I'm trying to decide on tyres for a trip through Mexico and Central America (April '09 for 6 months) and from what I've read on a couple of posts the ability of the tyres looks to vary depending on where you are in the world. Trailwings are fine on the dry, dusty roads of South Africa but appear...
  8. BattleAxe on an AT

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    HI Guys welcome to sunny Africa at 40degrese :cool: I do more miles on paved roads. Can i fit a Bridgestone BT 45 Battleaxe on the rear of my Africa Twin?
  9. Has anyone taken their TA700 to the GPS co-ordinates....

    Transalp
    ....that are on the side panels? Just wondered. According to the TA700 brochure, those are the co-ordinates of the highest paved road in Europe, which is in France according my Garmin Zumo. Just curious. Photos would be appreciated! J
  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. F800GS first impression

    BMW
    I took an F800GS out for a test ride today on a mixture of motorway, city, B-roads and unpaved track. I came back from the test ride with a nice big grin :) What a superb piece of kit. It goes where you point it. It's got nice amounts of torque (obviously no match for an R1200GS - but good...
  12. A grand day out.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As posted on my Ural forum, I thought I'd share with you worthy lot too!! 06-June-08. Set off from home in Tallinn at about 11, coz I'm lazy and everything takes me about 3 times longer than it should.... I rode steadily for about 45 mins that took me South West of the Estonian capital, past...
  13. New Transalp Owning Member - Me and My Bike

    Transalp
    Just thought I would stick my head in and say hello to everyone and also introduce myself and my bike. Me: As 40 rapidly approaches :( I finally grew out of sports bikes and fell for the Long Way Round marketing dream instead, so gone are the sports bikes of old to be replaced by a 'dual...
  14. 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...
  15. Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness - 28th -20th July 2008

    Competitions / Trials
    From the HUBB website: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/humm/ July 28th - 30th 2008 Basics: A two-day, no GPS, orienteering event in the eastern Pyrenees of Catalunya, Spain and Andorra. Test your map reading and navigation skills, find hidden secrets and enjoy the fabulous riding. The...
  16. Windscreen Dilema

    Africa Twin
    Sorry to resurrect this issue again, but I've done a search for posts on windscreens. I'm considering replacing the OE windscreen with either a Powerbronze or Touratech windscreen. I've emailed Powerbronze who quoted me a complete price of 118 USD including shipping which costs more than the...
  17. Wales

    Great Roads/Routes
    Spent the weekend camping in Betws-y-coed with a few of mates. Did lots of riding around the area but found 1 particular route of interest. The following place names are taken from multimap - the route is easly identifiable from there. In addition I cannot confirm that this is a "legal" route...
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