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  1. Chatter
    :(:(:( I'm enduring a certain amount of difficulty with my employer following my period of not being able to get into their offices (an old house with steps and stairs everywhere and no lift) and on Friday, received an employment contract. I hadn't been given one when I joined on May 6 this...
  2. Bodgers Corner
    After much head-scratching my Dad and I managed to fix a pair of Peli 1430 Cases to my Hepco & Becker pannier rails. The H&B rails look like this: Reasonably low if rather wide. (Most pannier rails are. :violent1: ) Here's the end result; steps to achieve that are below: I'd experimented...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Weather for Sunday looked good for a change, so me and HUDDERS went out for a mooch round some local lanes that I had'nt been on for years. We met up near Rawtenstall headed down towards Rochdale then on to Rooley moor road, a track that goes over..........you guessed it.........Rooley moor...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    My 89 dommie runs well, able to get off choke to a smooth idle quite quickly. Hardly uses any oil and generally is OK. I have a K&N, drilled airbox lid and Acerbis large tank fitted. Last week I changed the oil, plug and exhaust headers for ones without holes in them. The problem is that the...
  5. Chatter
    This thread has nothing to do with the title - but that title guarantees readers! i was astounded to read this morning that scientists are amazed that chimps have better memories than students! We could have told them that!!!! did they seriously think that students would be able to...
  6. Africa Twin
    as a matter of interest, i have been experimenting with jet sizes in my rd03 650. i acquired bobA's rd03, which has the filter box removed and a large k&n filter fitted. along with a racing exhaust, this upset the cv carb bigtime, resulting in a bike which wouldn't pull the skin off a rice...
  7. Chatter
    heres a little challenge to determine the state of mind of the XRVers:D HID ?..........lights touch paper and steps slowly backwards:D
  8. Africa Twin
    I have just finshed servicing my old girl for her big trip across to Austria. Euro tunnel on the 16th, through to Troyes for an overnight stop, then on to Colmar for another stop, then into Germany and on to Austria not far from Zel am Zee for three days of sight seeing and riding the...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The desert artwork of Hannesjörg Voth I first saw a photo of one of Hannesjörg Voth's desert homes in a French-language guide book by Jacques Gandini. Last January I made an attempt to reach one of the homes on a fully-laiden BMW 1200GSA. Fortunately I had enough sense to turn back before...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hear ye hear ye, Ic arte sending forth a call for ten brave and pure souls to don armour and helms, to mount thy mightly steeds, to joinith Minself and Minself’s goodly wife on the quest for the Holy Grail. Ye quest shall take many a night and day; ye may face great peril, as we shall venture to...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Leaving home at 8am, I had arranged to meet Austin at 9.30 in Alston, we were both frozen and hoping to find a cafe for a cuppa and a warm up, unfortunately they were not yet open, so we filled with fuel & headed north on the A689 to Brampton, as we left Alston, the sun came out the air temp...
  12. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    the bods behind Baja GB 2007 have passed on the latest press release to me for the 2007 event, if anybody is interested the information is as below: BAJA WALES LIMITED ANNOUNCES RUNNING OF NEW-LOOK BAJA GB IN AUGUST 2007 · Britain’s first international Baja set to run over challenging...
  13. Chatter
    Hey mate I DONE IT Switch arrived today and i went straight out and done it. :lol: :lol: As you showed me :thumb: Removed handguard,unscrewed lever,tried to fit switch,did not fit proper,started swearing,put lever back in place,switch suddenly fitted :shock: Dropped tiny incywincy screw...
  14. Chatter
    I've been sniffing around for the last six months trying to work out what my next bike is going to be - thats half the fun isn't it :D . And I've decided I'm following in Samih's footsteps and bought a DL1000 Vstrom :shock: If you don't think its ugly then the other charecteristics - weight...
  15. Chatter
    Ok, I know Windows is the biggest Virus out there in Cyber Space, but we recieved thid notification from Our Security Partners in work. Our IT are implimenting a company wide block on IE, and installing Firefox on 5000+ computers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Batstone, Neil...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thanks to everyone who came along! I think we were: Ians, adventurer, piguglyshandy drinker, xrv_jim, gs650_dakar and me (fewtrees)... Weather was great, riding even better. I checked out the video and it looks like one or two of you chaps had 'scary' moments! I'm sorting the video out as you...
  17. Chatter
    yeh yeh i know :shock: but somtime i do stop dragging my knuckles along the floor and imerse myself in the odd book or two its a nice way to step away from the everyday shit life can throw at you :roll: my fave authors are 1, of course tolkien 2, stephen donaldson 3, the stand and the dark...
  18. Chatter
    I found this whilst trying to find a reason why my gear shift seems to be stiff and feels like there are 2 "steps" when changing gear. Any thought's are appreciated... http://home.cfl.rr.com/genecash/transmission_applet/java3d_webstart.jnlp Just say yes to everything and you should be OK...
  19. Transalp
    Hi all, I have problems starting my Honda Transalp XL 600 V from 1989 after a winter break for about 4 months. I have rechrged the battery and added new fuel, but it is not sufficient to get it started. What would be the next 2-3 logical steps to get the bike started? Kind regards Carsten
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Quick write up on one of the greenway tracks over here, that I rode on 4th July 2005. The Dalby Lhag Road (aka The Slabs) runs down to the west coast of the island, south of Peel. Highways Dept. large-scale map Map showing the track Looking out over Foxdale and Kionslieau reservoir...
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