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  1. Salted!

    Dominator / FMX
    Reading another thread about riding while there is lots of salt about has made me think. So I ride 5/6 days a week and at the moment yes the roads are covered, so much so I had a load of salt stuck to the front of my engine and oil frame box section thing. When I bought the bike the guy told me...
  2. Dommie hugger Barney Bodget Shock Protector

    Dominator / FMX
    Fitted this during the week, works a treat. I got a Honda sports bike front mudguard complete to hack down to suit. Tried all of it, then a bit less and then settled for this. Front half of mudguard bolted in two places for safety, the silencer mounts and also two spare mounting points under the...
  3. IMPORTANT - forum security warning - watch your personal data

    When was compromised ages ago, DaveS was quick in his response to safeguard our data and minimise any loss. Under the new ownership, I don't think we can have confidence in the same level of commitment from Verticalscope to the safeguarding of our data. For this reason I suggest...
  4. Hello old friend

    Dominator / FMX
    Ran into an old friend this morning: It's the head of my domi which went to the wreckers in 2011. He still had it lounging around in a basket somewhere in a corner of the (rather messy) shop. Given the typical RFVC crack between the plug and the valves, and the rather "salted" outside, it...
  5. Wanted: Transalp 650/700 Swap MG 2001 MGF

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD (EBay)I have a 2001 MG MGF that I want to swap/part exchange for a 650/700 Transalp or sell. (£2600) Was thinking about the W Midlands 650 at £3000 but it was sold same time as I sold the MG! Still interested in a 650 TA- now sorted brought a small wheel shaft drive TA- Deauville!!!! from...
  6. Transport Committee slates bike test

    MPs on the Transport committee have slated the introduction of the new test for bikers fearing the drop in riders taking the test means more will ride illegally. “The introduction of the new European motorcycle test in the UK has not gone smoothly and efficiently, despite a very long...
  7. A bit chilly out there

    Came out of the conference centre in which I was working yesterday at about 4.45 and they had already salted and gritted the paths. Ooh this does not bode well I thought. And being on Meesh's Suzuki DR350 I had no screen, and no whopping great tank to protect my legs. On the A3 at 70mph it was...
  8. For Sale: Africa Twin For Sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Africa Twin RD07 XRV 750 1995 N in splendid original nick. Not been a salted-up DR hack or commuter. Has had new Conti tyres, front pads, rear disc/pads, new o-ring chain and rear sprocket. On board trip computer, Haynes and owner’s manual, spark plug socket. Side panels, white plastic excellent...
  9. Welsh weather

    Hi folks hope everybody had a great christmas and new year, can only assume most of us have sobered up by now:p:p. Any of the Welsh contingent able to tell me anything about the road conditions in South wales. I'm heading to brecon on Monday for a bit of hiking in the cold fresh weather. I...
  10. Dreaded Salt on the Roads Already

    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:
  11. A grand day out.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As posted on my Ural forum, I thought I'd share with you worthy lot too!! 06-June-08. Set off from home in Tallinn at about 11, coz I'm lazy and everything takes me about 3 times longer than it should.... I rode steadily for about 45 mins that took me South West of the Estonian capital, past...
  12. Pork Crackling

    Mr M has been very considerate tonight. He put a huge joint of pork in the oven at 6pm and prepared the crackling just right. Unfortunately there is a missing person in west wales and it is his turn to go search with mountain rescue so me....................... I am left with loads of...
  13. I'm impressed

    Other Bikes
    I haven't cleaned the Beemer for the last 3 weeks and I've been driving around on salted roads and the bike was looking a complete mess. I've added a good 1000 miles in that time as well in all weathers. So I was expecting the worst when I got round to cleaning it yesterday. I went through the...
  14. New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm picking up my TA next week so thought I'd better join the forum to find out about what I've bought! History: It's breaking my heart but I've traded in my XL1000V Varadero for the Transalp. The Varadero is almost 7 years old (had it from new just after launch) but is...