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  1. Travel advice - To the end of Europe

    Travel
    My employer has decided they no longer need my services, so I have a once in a 'remaining' lifetime opportunity to get on my bike and go.... The plan is to travel to Romania and back over a number of weeks calling in many countries, starting September. I've done a bit of Spain, France etc, but...
  2. Zen and the art of Cider rally in September 2013

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Zen Overland are having their first official rally on 6-8th September in the Mendip hills in Somerset. This rally has previously been held under the Horizons Unlimited name, with the same organisers, so the event will have a similar feel of informal story swapping, only this time, tickets are...
  3. Cat D previously stolen bike. What does that mean?

    Chatter
    I need a cheap replacement bike whilst I wait to see if my insurance are going to pay me anything for my recently stolen KTM 990. I came across a listing for a Yamaha XT 660 which I may consider if i can get it for a reasonable price. He goes on to say he's had bad luck selling it because its...
  4. My Tall Rider Modifications to my 650 TA: Raise handlebars by 200mm and seat 100mm

    Transalp
    Here’s some photos of my 650 Transalp before I made any serious changes to it. Bog Stock 2003 Australia model. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/stinkwheel/transalpphotosfromphone018.jpg http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc210/chrisyabass/Transalp 20010-...
  5. Problems with my xr650r

    XR
    Hi ,just hopeing for some advice,i have bought a xr650r after previously having a xr400 .The problem i have is that the revs go up quite a lot on tickover and i have to blip the throttle to bring them down ,it seems to do it all the time on tickover .Any advice would be appreciated. Just one...
  6. Painting wheels

    Mechanical Advice
    So the wheels for the old airhead are away at the blasters and I'll be needing to apply soome paint when they return. What's the latest recommendations on paint. Previously I've just used car body paints and lacquer but I see there are a few wheels specific paints by duplicolour, simoniz and...
  7. Hugger

    Transalp
    HI, I know this has been asked previously but has anyone got a rear hugger on a 700 Alp, I am looking for one but struggling so far, I have contacted pyramid plastics but no joy. Does anyone have any suggestions or know if one from another bikes fits ? regards
  8. For Sale: Honda XL 600 LMF on Ebay Low mileage excellent condition

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi everyone , i have previously listed bike on ebay it had 2020 views with approx 160 watchers bidding went to £2020 reserve was £2100 , its now on ebay again with low reserve . Would someone kindly post a link to it as i cant work it out ,its reg number D108VKK bike in glasgow , any questions...
  9. Hi Guys, Not quite I'm back, More I'm just stopping by.

    Chatter
    Hi Guys, As per the title, I used to read the site every day at least once a day (usually a lot more) and I was on a couple of TLDs and a Piel Island trip but I've realised that I probably havent even logged on for a few months. I sold my VStrom a few months ago and since then life has taken...
  10. No electrics on my Tranny

    Transalp
    When I turn the ignition on I get no electrics. Nothing comes on. I replaced the battery recently and when I turned the ignition on for the 1st time there was a click and it all went dead. I've checked the battery and am getting 12v and have changed the main fuse. But still nothing. THere is...
  11. Applying ACF50

    Mechanical Advice
    The bike was looking really grubby (yes even for my bike) after the weekend so it got a quick powerwash. Thing was I'd spent a good hour or more a few weeks earlier with the stupid pump bottle that came with my acf50 and even when sitting it in hot water the pump was pretty useless. So not...
  12. Time to sort out the RD04 - I will not be beaten!!

    Africa Twin
    So following an uninsured driver deciding myself and my AT would make a fantastic addition to the bonnet of his car, my previously good condition RD04 started to look as unhealthy as I do the morning after the office Christmas party Before After :( It could have been worse, thankfully he...
  13. Thailand: Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Province.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was originally written for Thailand's motorcycle forums: apologies for assuming you may know the areas and roads...... some of you might though! Open link for pics folks: http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/37052-A-short-wet-quot-Top-End-quot-tour! Just...
  14. XL700 - the perfect bike!

    Transalp
    Have just returned (to the UK) from a 4 week, 4500 mile round trip to Romania on my XL700 - brilliant! :blob7: Having previously thought it was a lovely little bike I now know that it's a bl**dy fantastic bike! All riding was fully loaded and the XL had everything thrown at it from motorway...
  15. So that's where that road goes

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went for a short bimble today (only 119 miles) with new tyres and a new back brake. I set off from home (at which point it started to rain) travelling via the road past a resevoir to discover that the Highways Agency have finally laid new tarmac there (previously it came with tarmac banding...
  16. Glad to be back!

    Dominator / FMX
    Just thought I'd pen a note to say that I've returned to Dommies after too long on a KTM LC4E ('04) -not a Honda!- It's my third NX650, having previously had '96 and '99 models. My query being, does anyone know why my 2003 NX650 (believe a 2002 model?) has a righthand only steering lock?? It has...
  17. Finished...

    XR
    Last November, I bought another XR250 (after owning 4-5 previously and having sold my last one in 2004) after realising they are probably one of the best trailbikes ever made Simple, robust and with some nice Honda-esque touches, like KYB fully adjustable suspension, Nissin brakes, DID rims...
  18. Newbie silly questions

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum, looking for a very good Africa twin, low miles and willing to pay good money for a02/03. Are these the best bikes or are there better years? I've previously had unreliable Ducati super bikes, zzr 600's, ariel square four then saw the light and got an xt600...
  19. Lulu gets back on the road for another grand day out #1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I’ve not been able to post much or check in to the forum as often as I’d have liked so it’s time to update on my posts about my (faltering) journey towards full bikerdom. A combination of appalling weather this “summer” and work and family commitments have meant that I’ve had fewer...
  20. Motorcycle Monthly

    Chatter
    Just reading next months edition of this newspaper and they are doing a comparison review between the Crosstourer and the Africa twin. It takes up 4 pages if you include adverts, the forum is recommended so is rugged roads in the review so back handers there i guess:D:D:D. Guess i'm wondering...
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