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  1. Derbyshire Shennagins

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Me, BIGW42 & Paul, decided to go to Jellies aka The Yonderman cafe for lunch today, so off we went, Me on my AT, Lee (BIGW42) on his newly refurbished shiny black Kawasaki 600 KLR. This was Pauls 1st visit to The Yondeman so a good time was to be had by one & all. The BBC weather forecast said...
  2. The lure of the dark side may have proved too much...

    Chatter
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  3. Seals, slow races and posh camping

    National Meets
    Having ridden a bike for ten minutes the Saturday before the national, for the first time in three months, I'd booked a van to take the bike to the National. This also meant I could camp in luxury, with the family tent, gas cooker, chairs and tables, electricity hook-up, comfortable bed with...
  4. 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...
  5. Africa Twin Boano vs. Africa Twin Marathon

    Africa Twin
    Hey there guys, Its now available the final video from the "duel of the beasts", the Africa Twin Boano vs. Africa Twin Marathon, the most well prepared Africa Twins in Portugal. You can see the whole report in our blog www.emazimute.blogspot.com Here is the video, and a few pics so you...
  6. Back in civilisation...

    Chatter
    After 1805km in the saddle I'm back at home for a few days:rolleyes: Went over to Vermenton in Frenchieland to see my old boss and friend, and popped round the corner to see Moon too:thumbup: Came back the scenic route and discovered that we've got some of the best biking roads in Europe...
  7. Sold: Honda 1999 Deauville NT650V, 9600 miles, £1850

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1999 Deauville NT650V, 9600 miles, £1850 SOLD and gone to new owner fitted with high screen A 1999 Honda Deauville 650cc motorcycle that has covered only 9600 miles from new fitted with top box & low screen This is a carburetor model (as are all NT650V) fitted with HISS Honda...
  8. Triumph Tiger 800XC one season later.

    Test Ride Reports
    I bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC at the beginning of 2011 and following a summer season here in the UK I would like to report my findings, if for no other reason, to clarify the half truths regarding my complaints over the last six months. Following the press releases through the MSN I was...
  9. In which the students come back, Nessie does a ton,and takes a(nother) tumble

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've said it before, never a ride on Nessie that doesn't turn into an adventure one way or another :color:. This one involved student pranks, four counties (Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire & Warwickshire), Nessie reaching a ton (no, mileage in a day, not speed ;)), her having a gentle...
  10. Rotor Bolt Removal

    Africa Twin
    We (the old man and myself, although mainly the old man, I've been relegated to holding things) are replacing the cam chains on my 98 RD07. Getting the rotor bolt off proved to be something of a trial of biblical proportions. The method described in the book (using a strap to hold the rotor) and...
  11. Water tortue . . or Scotland summer time

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    All started well with an overcast sky but dry roads. Met up with a man with a big 1150GSA in Aviemore some 50 dry miles later. Then it all got a lot soggy for quite some time. Within 12 miles of leaving Aviemore we were hiding under a road bridge cos the sky had fallen – that’s what it felt...
  12. So long,farewell,Auf Wiedersehen,goodnight,I hate to go and leave this pretty site

    Transalp
    Dropped off my old '96 Transalp and picked up a CBF 600 SA on Saturday. The brakes are phenomenal and it corners like it's on rails. It's very forgiving, changing course mid-corner takes just a wee nudge on the bars without any drama. Doubling the cylinders makes a big difference right...
  13. What I have been doing.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I fitted a Scottoiler to the BM and decided to look at the routes I used to travel in the 1980's. First I travelled down the A21 to Hastings then along the A259 to the A22, half way up I set the sat-nav to get me home and used the wrong setting so it sent me to the M23 and Home. The following...
  14. Strangely Specific Front-end wobble

    Africa Twin
    Hello again all, As the subject suggests, I've got a strange front end wobble that only happens at very specific speeds. (PS this post is a bit long as I try to explain it and what I've tried so far - sorry) I've been trying to narrow it down for a while - and I've made it a bit better - but...
  15. Today's 90mph Wind

    Chatter
    Well I don't know what it's been like elsewhere, but here in Fife we have had horrendously strong winds all afternoon. A tree fell in Glenrothes town centre onto the main road and hit a passing car, another tree fell and blocked a road nearby, and bits off the roof of the Morrison's petrol...
  16. The Grand Total - TLD 2010

    The Longest Day
    Ladies/Gents/Fellow TLD 2010 Riders, I am pleased to finally announce that the grand total raised for the Run for the Sun 2010 Team XRV Charity Ride in support of Help for Heroe's is £26,753.94!!:joker::iconbiggrin: and a fruit machine token ? :grin: Another great achievement from the...
  17. Lloyd Honda, Carlisle

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Lloyds are the main (only) Honda dealers in Carlisle, situated on Kingstown Industrial Estate just a stones throw from Junction 44 of the M6. They have proved themselves to be top blokes. The rear tyre on my R1100GS has been leaking air so I took the loose wheel in for them to have a look at...
  18. Not a good ending

    Transalp
    As yesterday was the best day this week weather-wise, I went on a mammoth trip to Aberaeron, Aberporth etc. All very pleasant until the afternoon when the wind started to blow, and the clouds came down. The Black Mountain - Llangadog to Brynaman was horrible. But the worst part was the M4...
  19. Transalps on trails Sunday 9th Jan 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The roads this morning were a bit slippery, but we finally dragged ourselves out of the warmth of the Super Sausage Cafe (Nr Towescester) this morning and went and did some trails in Northamptonshire, getting there proved cold for some eh Mark :D : We did some lanes and then took the...
  20. XL700VA Transalp Rider in Berkshire

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    A quick note to say Hi. :hello2: My main hobby is classic VW camper Vans, which subsequently got me interested in Scooters from a similar era. The purchase of a barn (actually shed) find 1961 Lambretta Li150 found me needing to pass my bike test at the age of 37. Being almost 6'4" the XL125...
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