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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    After seeing the Vibraction roadbook report in ABR issue 5 I researched a trip that we could do in a week and settled on Roadbook 10 Aragon and Navarra Pyrenees and Bardenas Desert. Over the next few frantic months that soon became weeks and days away the bike was fettled to move the Zumo so...
  2. Bodgers Corner
    After both bolts which hold the exhaust plate on completely sheared, and after drilling out what was left of the studs, and then trying to tap a new thread into the remains of the metalwork... I discovered a jubliee clip with a protruding 5mm stud welded on, and the rest was plain sailing. I...
  3. Charity Events
    Hello all I know, its not a motorcycle charity event, but another passion of mine is offshore sailing. This year I have joined a team taking part in the Rolex Fastnet offshore race, a 608 NM race which will pit 350 yachts against each other in what can only be described as one of the major...
  4. Chatter
    Me and my mates like our trips to the Island (I.O.M. that is) but getting there and staying there can be rather costly. So camping is considered as a way of cutting the cost. But I question the logic, we decided to go for the Manx GP this year and have found a nice place to rent. The cost split...
  5. Transalp
    I did the valves on the 700 this weekend for the first time. Not too difficult, but very time consuming. No doubt the next time will be faster as I now know the knacks. Below are a few of the things I came across. Hopefully they will be of help to anyone contemplating doing them themselves. It...
  6. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Dambusters tour - open invite - spring bank holiday I'm hosting a Dambusters tour next Spring Bank Holiday.... The basic shake down is meet up at the Bever camping site near Hückeswagen on the outskirts of Germany's main industry area and from there visit the Dams that were targeted during Op...
  7. Africa Twin
    Just in case anyone is feeling underwhelmed/terrified by their brakes: Finally did the last stage of my front brake overhaul/upgrade; replaced the master-cylinder piston... what a difference! Feels like another big step, similar to when I fitted new discs and pads, no longer will I go sailing...
  8. The Longest Day
    STENALINES are right at the top of my Christmas-card list. Not only have they given us a spectacular deal on the way out - a hefty discount with pillions included (to be fair, Irishferries did the same) they have also come up with an excellent deal on the return which allows all sorts of...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Despite forecasts to the contrary, today dawned (relatively) warm and dry in Leicestershire :cool:. Not having been out for a while, Nessie had been looking at me longingly every time I opened the garage door, so today my friend and riding buddy Chris brought his trusty purple CBR over, and off...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Isle of Barra Although I made this trip in my company Vauxhall Combo van, I was viewing it as possible bike tour for my Fiona, myself and possibly open up the Isle to many others who are interested in touring Scotland, God’s country. Sunday morning I was up at 08.00 to get ready for my...
  11. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all. I realise that this isn't quite about motorcycling, but it is an "outdoorsy" show none the less. I will be going to show and doing a report on it on Friday for my camping forum. If you're interested here are the details. There are 2 for 1 ticket offers available. Follow the link below to...
  12. Insurance
    This is the round up of the 2.5 yr legal battle which I know many of you have been following. You have to remember that this case was looking like it was going to settle for £30,000 from the original legal team that my insurers provided me with. i decided to seek out Andrew Campbel and he...
  13. Chatter
    OK, well sorry to keep you good folks waiting, it’s been a busy evening what with phone calls etc. As LV says, the good news is that I passed, and best of all, that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. :) As Lady V had told me beforehand, going out on the road is SOOOOOO much easier (and...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    After some consideration we decided to tour the Southern part of Ireland, basicaly Holyhead, Dublin,Wicklow,Wexford, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Portloise, Dublin then home. First stop a long named place in Anglesey :D Ferry out of Holyhead After a fun run around Dublin :rolleyes...
  15. Chatter
    Me and the wife have just decided on the summer hols. She wants to go visit her great grandad, but he's 6ft under in a war grave in Belgium and i want to go up Eiffel Tower. We both have the 1st 2weeks of September off so booked the Plymouth to Roscoff night Sailing out and a late afternoon...
  16. Travel
    Hi all, I've been to the Stella a few times now but gave it a miss last year as 1; Lack of info of whether the event would still be on following the closure of the pass to vehicles and 2; I went to Jaqueslemac's trip to France in June for my main holiday last year. Ok, I'm planning on going...
  17. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I used to own a BMW C1 for commuting from Bromley to London. Not the coolest, maybe, but different, safe and able to drive it on a CBT. Sold it a couple of years ago when going through a divorce but was surprised how much I missed having something to ride (the bike, not the misses). So what...
  18. Travel
    Hi Guys, Bit of long shot but here goes, Ive got a friend whos sailing with the Navy down this way, somehow he has managed to knacker both wheels on his XR400, dont ask how cos I dont know, Ive logged onto www.horizonsunlimited.com aswell to ask for help there, but I though Id give my friendly...
  19. P&O

    Travel
    Hi, Went over the chanel with P&O at the week end , on the way back the deck hand told me I had to strap my own bike down to the deck , on the out ward sailing they did it, but I was told coming back that it was new company policie, in other words if your bike falls over its now your fault not...
  20. The Longest Day
    Dont understand about the sailing bit :confused: <message removed at the request of the author> Hi Melanie Thanks for your prompt reply and sorry that <edited> can't afford £50.00 but fully understand in this environment. Kind regards Mark
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