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  1. Practical Sportsbikes magazine

    Chatter
    Does anyone here read Practical Sportsbikes magazine? I think they covered the Honda Bros (Hawk GT) RC31 sometime last year. Is this the case? If so, which month was it? Ta 100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
  2. Newbie with an AT itch to scratch

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, Quick hello, my name's Dean, been riding sportsbikes for the last few years with the exception of an R1150GSA for a year and a bit. Didn't gel with it but it didn't diminish my enthusiasm for adventure-styled bikes. I've always liked the AT so I fancy one of them next, once I've sold...
  3. I am so chuffed with my bike

    Africa Twin
    What other vehicle can I load up with all my work tools to earn a day's money, then take a mate out on afterwards, then after that take in some twisties and show up a few sportsbikes :thumbright: , THEN on the way home do a few passes through a ford? All at 55mpg and 0 - 60 in Impreza times...
  4. Urgent advice needed about buying Honda FMX650

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi everyone, Just joined this site as I'm needing some quick advice about whether or not to buy an FMX650 at a local dealer. It's an '08 plate, 8k miles, in good condition, Arrow cans, priced at £2899. Dealer's offered £100 cash off, or a clothing voucher of £150 which as I'm needing a new...
  5. lving with the Tiger 800XC

    Triumph
    Well, that's the first 500 miles in with the new Tiger, I'm lovin it! It's personal taste I suppose, I came from a motocross background, but also love sportsbikes so the Tiger fills both rolls for me. It's a great bike on hard tracks so I can cover the hill roads around the north of Scotland...
  6. Thanks Heidenau

    Africa Twin
    Just ready to replace my worn K60s. They've done just over 13,000 miles. The front is more worn than yours in the pic Tramp. I have similar tread left in the middle but less on the edges. The rear has 4mm left in the middle and 6mm at the very edge, however after a spirited early morning thrash...
  7. Been reading for months, figured I should sign up....

    XR
    Hey everyone, nice site and very useful, have a couple of questions though that I've been unable to find answers to so have signed up in the hope your experience can help me out... Back in August, an acquaintence on another biking forum posted his XR400 for sale, long story short, he'd bought...
  8. Hi all...

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi guys, new to this forum, just thought I'd give everyone a heads up! I've been an avid rider for a while now, starting on one of the old Honda Z50's doing cicles round my garden at the tender age of 6. Now 20 years later have been road riding the last couple of years mainly or...
  9. First trip

    Africa Twin
    Spent a few hours riding today and my backside knows about it!!!!!!! I recently purchase my @ after looking for 1 for 3 months, i changed from sportsbikes to endurance machines after riding a F650 BMW. I did 450 miles in a day on the BMW and it felt great but i wanted something a little bigger...
  10. New Twin Twins- new addition to the family

    Africa Twin
    Lent my @ to a friend who has had sportsbikes for such a long time but doesn't ride much these days due to back pains. Upshot of it - he loves it and no pain. So much so he wanted one and we have cloned it http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/optweb/731dbec4.jpg...
  11. Head for the Hills

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    So after last sunday's shocking ride out, I was all set for another try today . So Friday I got new front and rear tyres on , ready for today but still with only 3 miles on them so *must* be careful .. I decided to try out the ortlieb panniers , I got off ebay couple of months back. Packed...
  12. D-day ride out

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello chaps, we have the third annual D Day Rideout taking place on behalf of Aspire the Spinal Injuries Charity on the weekend of the 12th & 13th of June. This year, we'll be leaving by Eurotunnel on the Saturday morning around a 9am crossing and firstly heading to La Coupole, the V2 Rocket...
  13. Well engineered LED indicators?

    Mechanical Advice
    Had a bulb go yesterday and upon investigation the housing is very corroded and one the lens fixing points is a bit damaged so I was wondering if I could replace them with some decent LEDs? I don't like the tiny invisible ones people fit to sportsbikes so has anyone come across a good quality...
  14. Stiff penalties for leading a ride out

    Riding
    Imagine if you will, your riding along and some way behind you a couple of sportsbikes are giving it some welly. As they catch up to you the Police pull them up and because you are just ahead of them (but havant a clue whats going on) you are also done as they believe you are all part of the...
  15. therapy !!

    Chatter
    just got back from a cracking rideyou know the ones where the music from the ipod seems just right for the things your passing, old memory's being invoked from places your passing, some good,some bad and some just plain funny ended up going through southend seafront,as a set of lights changed i...
  16. The nod

    Chatter
    Hey all, I spend a lot of my weekends on the A59, need to get that girl to move into lancs!!! As a new biker I am getting used to the nod from fellow bikers and returning or instigating it myself. But my question is....... Why doesn't everyone do it? Is there some form of etiquette that I...
  17. newbie!

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys just after european trip on my 98'cbr 900 and crippled. . . obviously;). have had sportsbikes for the last 12 years and def time for a change. Only 5'10" though and worried about the seat height on a @twin. really like the twin but would I be better off on a vara or transalp? how do they...
  18. Borrowed an 883 Sportster . . .

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    . . . . .and i quite like it! It's nice and comfy once you get the hand of the riding position, it's got enough oomph for me - but i can see why people used to sportsbikes or who simply need 200bhp could get frustrated! the handling is fine once you figure out how to ride it (i.e. not like a...
  19. Two up on the Dommi

    Dominator / FMX
    My misses isn't very keen on trail bikes, and would absolutely love a Fireblade to arrive so she can jump on the back and have a sportsbike fix! I however don't do sportsbikes ....... well apart from an SP-1/2 and love my big singles. Question is ...... is the Dommi ok two up for short trips...
  20. Yet another newbie!!

    Dominator / FMX
    I've wanted an FMX 650 for a long time and I finally took the plunge and bought one last week:) Here are a couple of pics: This is my first supermoto style bike and I'm loving it:cool: I'm more used to sportsbikes. The previous owner fitted a JAC Silencer, K+N filter, progressive fork springs...
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