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  1. Varadero fender extender

    Bodgers Corner
    I'm thinking of making a homemade fender extender for my Varadero. It seems if the front flap was about 10cm longer it would protect the engine from all salt, dirt etc splashes. Has anyone done this and how did you do it?
  2. Anyone used the Brittany Ferries Economie service to Bilbau

    Travel
    I have managed to wangle a fortnight free of familly responsibilities so am heading off to put some miles on the @ Just looking for info on the Brittany ferries Economie service. has anyone used it and what did you think? Read somewhere that vehicle could get covered in sea salt and would be...
  3. Too okd for this xxxx

    Dominator / FMX
    Just got back from my first ride out for this year and boy was it cold but fun:thumbup: Now I have to wash my bike tomorrow to get rid of all the salt but it was worth it for the 100 miles of fun i just had. Looking forward to spring. :D:D:D
  4. Stopping wheel corrosion on CBF125??

    Other Honda
    Just picked up a 7k CBF125 for my son, neat little bike been used carefully as a daily commuter, FSH and a few toys fitted. he is like a puppy with a second tail... However, the seller told me he had to have a new set of wheel fitted under warranty and looking around, the dreaded salt has been...
  5. Which one to do up?

    Africa Twin
    Going to do one project but have had both bikes for 8 year and don't know which one to spend the money on. They both look rougher than they do on the photographs and the Africa Twin is more rough than the Dominator, both are used all-year round and both are salt damaged. What is an average spend...
  6. Spring????

    Chatter
    Not yet:( Fecking windy and a lot of snow about this morning. Oh and I changed the colour of my bike to a fashionable road salt grey:cool: Be carefull out there guys, winter is not over yet
  7. Perfect poached eggs

    Chatter
    I know that all you closet perverts saw my name and assumed "perfect poached eggs" was gonna refer to something completely different!! I am partial to an egg or two. I cook them in all ways, but my favourite is poached. I serve 'em up with many different ingredients, asparagus, samphire...
  8. How far South.............

    Chatter
    How far South do the they grit the roads with salt in Southern Europe ? I've spent an awful lot of time in winter Europe over the years,but can't for the life of me remember how far south you need to be before the salt stops! ......... Anyone? :)
  9. ACF-50?

    Transalp
    Now I know alot of you rave about ACF but Iv'e not used it myself as yet. What I was wondering is could anybody tell me if when it dries on does it have a white-ish appearance. Thing is Iv'e just bought an old R80 thats been stood for years and on first appearance it looked like it might have...
  10. Wheel rust issue or not?

    Mechanical Advice
    If you can see from this image, can anyone tell if I have an issue? Cleaned the bikes after winter and this has appeared on the rim around one nipple, looks like raised aluminium possibly from salt ingress. New tyres going on next month so I can treat the wheel inners but not sure how safe this...
  11. Travel photography

    Photography
    Just been reading this thread on ADVrider.com by mac inger, and it reminds me what level of photography is possible while travelling on a bike. Just well composed photos (albeit with post processing) taken with relatively simple gear. Some photos from the thread: For the non-bike...
  12. Is it winter already??

    Chatter
    Driving home from work tonight about 6.pm when I met a council gritter lorry happily spreading salt!! The temp gauge in my car said it was 4 degrees, not what I would call really cold, I still have my shirt sleeves rolled up FFS! This morning driving in to work 7.am it showed 3 degrees (no...
  13. Salt & Gold DVD

    Travel
    Today I am off and really couldn't be bothered - had several weeks on the go so today was me time. I went over to Adventure-spec: off-road motorbike gear to order some bits for the Africa Twin and while there I was saying how the DVD Aim for the Horizon was great and I think everyone out there...
  14. Sea,Sand + Salt

    Everything Orange - KTM
    Just got back for the Piel Island trip. Chain = rusty!!. salt and cr*p all over the bike.:mad:. Strip it and clean it!!!.:thumbright::D:D.
  15. Salt & Gold DVD

    Travel
    Thought I'd post this on behalf of a good friend of mine. Figured you fellow travellers might be interested. His intro below. ====================================== On Monday 15th September 2008, I got home from work after a particularly demanding day and thought to myself “wow, I’m thirty...
  16. alternative to rock salt

    Chatter
    i've heard cat litter can be used instead of rock salt. i have 2 posssible theories on how it works :- 1 it simply adds more grip to the slippy stuff. 2 it encourages all the local cats to p##s on it so melting the slippy stuff. if you have any more ideas please comment.
  17. Dreaded Salt on the Roads Already

    Travel
    I was out yesterday morning and would you believe the A96 between Elgin and Forres, and a part of the Grantown - Forres road had been salted! I know the weather forecast said it was going to be near zero but come on, that's a bit on the early side isn't it? :mad:
  18. SALT ALERT

    Chatter
    Did I see salt on the road this morning or was I dreaming?seems a bit early to me. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  19. Tony Salt Tyres, Warrington

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    1st time ever used a ride in ride out tyre service this week. Tony Salt Tyres in Warrington [http://www.tst-tyres.co.uk/] . I thought the price for Tourances all in at £141 was OK. Phoned to get a quote - he called me back exactly 5 minutes later as promised to say no Dunlops available, but...
  20. Salt

    Africa Twin
    What are the recommendations for dealing with the fecking salt. I can literally watch my bikes dissolve in this weather! It isn't an option really to wash my bike down after every run as I use it every day. Any other suggestions?
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