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  1. Silk inner gloves

    Clothing
    Do silk inner gloves help keep your hands warm at all? If so which ones do you guys use?
  2. Silk

    Chatter
    So, what other sad mups were too busy looking at the @ in the car park on last night's episode to miss what they were saying then! Oh, just me then:rolleyes:
  3. A few groans for the dy

    Jokes
    1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 4. A rubber band pistol...
  4. Wanted: Xl1000v varadero

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    As the heading says I am looking to buy a varadero,preferably carb model.I have, since I became bikeless traipsed all over the country viewing sows ears which were described by their myopic owners as silk purses (thankfully non of which were generated from this forum) so I thought the forum may...
  5. How to keep warm on a transalp

    Transalp
    Ok, I have been trying over the past few weeks to improve my comfort on my long weekend rides with temperatures hovering around zero, and after tonight's return down the A3 at -1 I do feel I am making progress! The main changes I have made: Taller screen - keeps wind off chest/neck Silk glove...
  6. Sleeping bag / Liner

    Chatter
    I don't do much camping these days, As I have a nice warm caravan :sunny: But I do 1 or 2 short trips on the bike and the last twice i've been a tad cold at night. :( My sleeping bag is only a cheapish mummy type bag which is ok if the weather is good But I was thinking maybe a sleeping bag...
  7. oldie puns

    Jokes
    worth an airing again i thought 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian . 3. She was only a whiskey...
  8. A popping we will go a popping we will go .....

    Africa Twin
    Ok got your attention or not perhaps. I am on route to the Austrian Alps and my exhaust has been popping and banging on the over run since leaving Wales. Ok I know all the things to do - I am pretty handy with all that stuff but want to check out a couple of things - now no disrespect but only...
  9. Finally, the next bike

    Triumph
    Having sold my '99 AT to DRLANER, something new and different was called for. I fancied a change from dual-sports, so thought I'd try a Bonnie. After test riding a couple Bonnies, and being on the look-out for either an '05 Aegean Blue or an '07/'08 Silver, I've finally found a bike I like and...
  10. Scottish wisdom

    Jokes
    A Scottish Solder in full dress uniform marches into a chemists. Very carefully he opens his sporran and pulls out a neatly folded cotton bandana, unfolds it to reveal a smaller silk square handkerchief, which he also unfolds - to reveal a condom. The condom has a number of patches on it.The...
  11. Free: 2 x Honda stickers

    For Sale / Wanted
    Folks I recently got a replica set of decals. When I fitted them to my bike I found I was left with 2 stickers. They are silk screen printed in plain black, they say HONDA in proper Honda typeface and measure about 16-18cms in length and about 3-4cms in height. I don't need them so the first...
  12. Yearly dimentia test

    Jokes
    Your Yearly Dementia Test It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert... If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your...
  13. For Sale: For sale 1988 Dominator

    For Sale / Wanted
    1988 Dominator Hi guys, I'm selling my 1988 Dommie NX650; E reg. It's an import, imported 1998 34K KM, at least 9 months MOT and TAX I bought it as a second commuter bike but I'm not happy using as a commuter, as I do other things at work making luggage a necessity etc; I wanted a Dommie years...
  14. 14 simple tests, before you decide to have child

    Jokes
    Nicked from another site and sorry if it's been up before. And yes I do love all my kids, but some of these tests I do wish I'd known about prior to conception!:thumbup: Test 1 - Preparation Women: To prepare for pregnancy:- 1. Put on a dressing gown and stick a beanbag down the front. 2...
  15. Never Lie to a Woman...

    Jokes
    A man called home to his wife and said, 'Honey I have been asked to go fishing up in Canada with my boss & several of his Friends. We'll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that Promotion I've been wanting, so could you please pack enough Clothes for a week and set out...
  16. TA's travel article in MCN this week

    Chatter
    I notice in the back of MCN this week is a little story of four Transalps that ride from London to Vladivostok, following the old silk route. Passing through Kazakhstan, Mongolia an so on. 15,500 miles, Quote: they've now set up a bike touring company...
  17. Scotland

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back with my son from a 2 day 700 mile round trip to Scotland and back in atrocious weather and not a single complaint from our trusty Africa twin. We had every weather imaginable, rain, sleat, snow, minus 5 degees, dense freezing fog and, strange as it may seem for Scotland, even a...
  18. Saving weight and space

    Chatter
    Anyone tried wearing the wife's/girlfriend's underwear when travelling? Saves doubling up on u/wear and that silk is epecially nice against the skin. :D Frilly knickers are not so good as they leave a pattern on your skin. The only drawback is of course after an accident, when it's difficult...
  19. Three thoughts

    Chatter
    A couple of thoughts crossed my mind... Well 3 linked ones... Firstly I was reading Magwas comments about my riding style on an earlier post on the forum, then I read about McVicar and Lord Vadar dropping their bikes, here (something I've done more than a few times!!!), and then I read the...
  20. Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Eventually, after much waiting, I finally picked my bike up from the Newark warehouse on the 28th of July. I headed SW through Pennsylvania state to Virginia, to pick up the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. On the way, I stopped via Gettysburg. A place where New Yorkers beat a...
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