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  1. Chatter
    Who is going to go and watch three of the cooling towers at Didcot power station get blown up tomorrow morning? They are scheduled to be blown up between 3am and 5am. I only live down the road, so I'm going to get up at 2am and ride around to find a decent vantage point. Got a few ideas if the...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    t'was 10am, the sun was shining and the day bode fair as the intrepid threesome met at the agreed rendezvous, the Mile End Service station at Oswestry. Home of overpriced "food" and fuel. steveR, ostensibly the Run leader on the "sensible" lightweight NX400 Anive, riding the trusty Transalp...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, took the Transalp out for a wee run today, a mere 175 miles from Speyside to Strathdon and back. From Morayshire I headed for Carr Bridge then on through to Aviemore for a quick visit to the Cairngorm mountain to see if there was any snow left! I then headed over the Brig a Broon to...
  4. Africa Twin
    Went out on the AT today and all was fine until i came to start it at the petrol station ! pressed the starter button and nothing thou one of the relays was clicking :o Well i managed to get it out of the from right part of the fairing its the one with 3 small pins in ? It seems sealed as i...
  5. Chatter
    After living overseas for the last seven years, I am returning to the UK in two weeks. When I arrive, I will be in the Great Yarmouth area and will need my bike moting straight away. Can anybody suggest an mot station that are not just looking to fail you for the repair income. I service the...
  6. Africa Twin
    THe other day whilst going to my workshop, on the bike, she started to coff and splutter a bit, so noticing my trip counter was on 157 miles i thought I had better switch over to reserve. I stuck my gloved paw down to the fuel tap and fumbled about for 30 seconds or so but I couldnt locate the...
  7. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Pictures Here:- Triumph Thruxton Photos by magwa56 | Photobucket Well after much deliberation 2009 "59" plate Triumph Thruxton 3100 miles 3 owner FTSH I bought this ( From Hughhenden M40 Triumph)when I retired Feb 2013 for £5150. Then added lots of nice BITs. It has the following...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The four moobs were all available for a trail-ride on Sunday and with the weather looking favorable we decided to ride some of the lesser used lanes in the Cotswolds. We met at Castle Coombe car park and set off at 09.30 for a nice easy start with Summer lane and then first part of the Fosseway...
  9. Chatter
    And Double GRRR ! Round the World rider has motorcycle stolen in Dublin BY MAG OFFICE – NOVEMBER 25, 2013 POSTED IN: NEWS & MEDIA Update 25th November, 15:00 – Hear Colm Hayes of 2FM interview Rohan on national radio – click here 21 year old Rohan Felmingham from Brisbane in Australia rode...
  10. Africa Twin
    ol' Dumbo back on the road, failed on a rear tyre, 1 side light, & binding brake (not moved for a while) the mot station put her as a xlv1000 on the slip, told him to change it, he said couldn't go back 2days, he'll do it next year... eh. feels like a wallowing pig compared to the now stolen...
  11. Chatter
    closer to the edge on tonight on utv its in other channels on sky hear in Ireland . so I cant tape it but I can set the alarm clock on my mobile phone . im looking forward to it I heard its a good show .
  12. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    On the 15th Sept it's the Ace Café Brighton run, any body in the Tunbridge Wells area fancy this, how about meet up West station (Sainsbugs) 9 ish and ride down or what ever suits. Haven't been to Duxford for yonks, they were building the American building last time I went, any which, I'm...
  13. Chatter
    Picked the bike up yesterday after MOT and 36K service. It run like a god, no advisories whatsoever. The weather was beautiful and the evening pleasant……I needed petrol, pulled up into the station, filled up the tank, left the forecourt with a wide grin on my face…..50 yards down the road the...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I set off this morning with nowhere in mind, just drove up the A7 to have a think. Then I crossed over to the A68 to Pathead and down to Haddington. Pretty quiet at 10AM, still, the Coffee Pot cafe was open so a large coffee and a (huge) bacon roll was consumed. Breakfast taken care of it...
  15. Chatter
    The Tick thread that I started a few weeks ago didn't exactly have the outcome that I expected. Travelled over to Andover to pick up a bright blue XJ900S - buses, trains, planes and an overnight in a very nice B&B. Was picked up the following morning by the seller, which was very generous I...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hey guys, Just got the facet installed, it is the one sold by rugged roads. The problem is that when the tank nears empty, it starts to rattle. I know that when you fill the tank it goes away, but what happens if you cant fill the tank immediatelly and you have to ride 40-50 miles before a gas...
  17. Ride Reports and Pictures
    A trip back in time! Over the past weekend I was in Germany and did a trip back in time as i had to cross from Frankfurt to Leipzig and back . It’s almost exactly twenty years ago when I started my national service in a little northern Bavarian town called Mellrichstadt. I was...
  18. Ride Reports and Pictures
    As my Riding Buddy PhilW was otherwise engaged (Story to follow shortly, i'm sure) and Yesterday the Weather was finally Spring like, i decided to head up to Snowdonia, as it had been a while. I'll list the Route i took, so if you are fortunate enough to find yourselves over this way, you could...
  19. Transalp
    What's the most you've been able to squeeze into a 650 fuel tank ? I've managed to get more than the 19.3 litres in the past that the tank is supposed hold but today whilst chugging on fumes I put 20 litres in at a Shell station, the cashier seemed a bit upset when I suggested their pumps...
  20. Dominator / FMX
    Disclaimer..... Sorry that this report is in Aussie speak and also in metric :D What a crazy 6 days on the bikes! So much has happened during those 6 days a full report would end up like Lord of the Rings! With a planned leaving time of 12 noon Wednesday, I was just in the process of getting...
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