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  1. Spotted in the west.

    Spotted
    29/04/2018 @ 13:48 - Pulgorn Bridge, Co.Cork (51°33'56.28"N 9° 8'16.62"W). Then, shortly thereafter, it rained.
  2. Advice on worn sprocket.....

    Transalp
    Hi! Not a trained eye, but my front sprocket looks worn...Should I change this(Rear and Chain looks ok)? If so, how can I loosen the bolts without the chain on the bike :( Thanks
  3. The Olympics

    Chatter
    Well we've been hearing about everyday for about the last two years one way or another and i've got to say i've lost interest in all off it and can't be bothered to watch any of it, it's all just done my head in hearing all the usual drivel about over budget, finish times for building etc and...
  4. It rained last night

    Chatter
    Now before you guys from down south start to complain about fekin rain...... It rained last night on Skye :( I say this because it hasn't done so for the last 5 weeks. a bloody record I can tell you. I've worked on the west for a few years off and on and I think it's the only time that I...
  5. Report on my Rider (by Vigor Tonans)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello fellow Honda 650s Here is a quick report on my rider - BigSingle 1. He seems to be housetrained and increasingly confident 2. He recognised me immediately as a male bike, despite many years with a Ducati 3. As a retread rider he has responded well to my training – he changes...
  6. Honda Integra

    Other Honda
    Yeah, I know it's not an "Adventure" bike, but it is a Honda, and the engine feels a bit like a V-Twin!! I posted the piece below on another forum, and I thought someone may find it of use or interesting... Integra impressions. Well, I finally managed to get a test ride on an Integra today...
  7. want's your mate done for you today

    Chatter
    Mine picked my twin up tonight to do my front brake calipers and check the bike over (For free and he's a Honda trained motorcycle mechanic to boot :cool:). leaving his brand new Tiger 800 XC as a replacement until my bike has been fixed :toothy3: with instructions to get the mileage up so he...
  8. Where is everyone?

    Chatter
    If I've managed to get to number two in the list of top posters in the last seven days, then it must be quiet around here! Where is everybody? I can only assume that you're all out zipping about the countryside and scaring the natives. I hope you all were the week before last when you had a...
  9. MArtin Jenning memorial ride

    Chatter
    As i mentioned in other posts this memorial takes place on the 2nd Sunday in September every year (unless they rain it off). Martin was a local boy from Beacon near Camborne and was killed in the lates 80's out on the IOM TT. The ride leaves Truro around 10am and finishes at Falmouth about 4...
  10. Peak district trail run Sunday 28th aug

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Have organised a day out on the trails of the peak district. Starting at the Yonderman cafe at wardlow mires SK17 8RW At 9am As it has rained a bit then it would be best with offroad Tyres Anyone up for it?
  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. For Sale: Large Soft Panniers

    For Sale / Wanted
    I've decided to go for aluminium box panniers so I'm selling my soft panniers now. They are large touring size panniers (33 litres each) by Rev Pack. I bought these from the US after reading about them on Adventure Rider and I have been very happy with the use I've had with them. I used them on...
  13. I need a hug....

    Transalp
    ...so who's man enough? It looks to my untrained eye that my TA has gone the way of so many, and suffered from output shaft wear. I was giving the bike a once over after it's winter in the shed, and decided to do what I had put off for some time: look at the output shaft. This is what I found...
  14. Charley Boorman on course at BMW

    News
    Charley Boorman is to join Simon Pavey instructing on two exclusive BMW Off Road Skills Level One courses in June in preparation for his Ride Africa adventure in August. Charley trained on the varied terrain of the 4000-acre Walter’s Arena in the Brecon Beacons alongside Ewan McGregor before...
  15. Alan moped

    Chatter
    another classic ebay sale ALAN the MOPED | eBay UK 'ALAN' - one of only 30 million ever made - It is widely believed (by me) that this unassuming little moped was the original training bike of the 'Ghost Rider' (please see photo 1 for documented proof) Looking resplendant in non-original...
  16. Buffalo Dart jackets

    Clothing
    In September time i had a £20 Honda voucher so i spent it on a Buffalo Dart jacket for offroading I only wanted a cheap jacket for work and offroading got decent gear for long distance and bad weather also don't want to leave anything expensive in a locker at work. First time it rained i had...
  17. It's time

    Chatter
    Way back in October I started a thread aboutThe Silverstone half marathon, I was joined fairly quickly by in porter who has been my virtual training buddy and is running as well :D We have had so much support from you guys both in morale boosting and sponsorship. Whealie has virtually trained...
  18. New zebra: engine in

    Chatter
    I needed help getting the engine into my newly straightened and powdercoated frame today. Imagine my surprise when a nutter who had escaped from Guantanamo Bay turned up still in his prison overalls. I named him MohamChad. :D Still, we got the engine in. It took three goes to fiddle the...
  19. Carole Nash chooses AA

    News
    Specialist motorcycle broker Carole Nash has switched its recovery and roadside breakdown contract to the AA in a three-year deal. The AA was not well-regarded by bikers but says it is expanding its motorcycle capacity. When I first got my Africa Twin, the AA failed to attend a puncture for...
  20. L-plate couriers

    Chatter
    Now I've done some dodgy jobs in my time so I like a person to get off his or her @rse to make some cash, but I'm wondering whether it is such a good idea to allow people without a full test to work as riders. There are swarms of them in London, not just riding like Londoners by taking up all...
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