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  1. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I don't seem to have introduced myself when I joined in '11 (I think). My name is John, I live in sunny Queensland, tht's the north east portion of Australia about 300km north of the Tropic of Capricorn. I have 4 bikes, 3 that are running, including my '03 XL650V Transalp that I bought new in...
  2. Transalp
    Anyone here going? https://london.acecafe.com/event/overland-adventure-bike-day-9am/?back=32
  3. Transalp
    Hi Folks, After nearly 9 years and 48.5k miles my TransAlp has gone. Faced with the bill for a new exhaust and front tyre [plus service] for the MOT I succumbed to an offer of £1,600 from my local independent bike shop. Whilst I know he'll do the work and clean her up for sale and make a...
  4. Travel
    What was your best motorcycle trip this year? Our 2016 highlight was riding the Kola Highway in Russia: from St. Petersburg along the two biggest lakes of Europe and the White Sea across the arctic circle to Murmansk and beyond. We started the trip in SPB on 21st of June with the intension...
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    Afternoon all, Im moving on another tent from collection. I have a very very lightly used WC Solace tent in vgc condition, although classed as a one man this is one man plus a spot of gear. Not only that it has decent headroom to sit up and cook/ change etc. It also comes with a nice little...
  6. Dominator / FMX
    You know the feeling dont you ,end of the month and almost skint. The sun was shining today and it was five days until payday so I had to go and get groceries to fill the fridge until next week. Filled the bike and went for a blast in the sunshine and got home filled the fridge. What should I do...
  7. Chatter
    I'm not getting in first because I'm a sad old bugger with nowhere to go on new Year's Eve, it's because I'm in NZ and already wearing off the hangover. And because I'm feeling some sympathy for you lot because it's peeing down here as well. Admittedly, for the first time in weeks, and there...
  8. Travel
    I am taking SWMBO for a spot of guaranteed Winter sun at the end of January and while I would like to go back to Madeira, Janice says she wants to go somewher different. As I have a 4hr max flight time, this limits the options a bit, so hence the Canaries... I want to hire a bike while we...
  9. Chatter
    "Dawn is red... blood must have been spread tonight", (Lord of the rings, I don't remember exactly what the sentence is...) The sun rises and I am sad and shocked because of today's news in Paris... ...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'm off on an IBA ride in the morning it runs every year in memory of someone close to you the rider, I'm doing it in my dads name thou he died many years ago. I'm going to attempt a SS 2000 Gold which is 2000 miles in 36 hours. As I usual do on ride like these have a few backup ride that I...
  11. Chatter
    reached the ripe old age of 49 today , and dont look a day over 60 :D started with breakfast in bed , and now going for a ride on my bike with my good lady on this lovely sunny saturday , later i'll have some cake :p could things get any better todays special offer i'll be awarding a thanks to...
  12. Africa Twin
    Greetings from tropical and sunny Sri Lanka! I am considering mounting HELLA H13090611 Micro DE Series 12V/55W Halogen Clear Fog Lamps on my RD 07 1993. With my bike headlights on high beam and both Hella fog lamps switched on, will the battery be able to cope with the power requirement? If I...
  13. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi Peeps Royal International Air Tattoo Fri 17th -Sun 19th July RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire I go to this each year and we camp on the top field where the professional photographers pitch up to take pictures Good craic - beers, BBQ, bombers, banter I have reserved 4 pitches £240 and there...
  14. For Sale / Wanted
    I bought this some years ago, never fitted to an AT, modified it to fit a V-Strom, no longer needed as it won't fit an R1100GS :) Stainless £30 plus p&p at cost or collection from sunny Weston super Mare or swap for that nice Touratech camping rack extension I've spotted on here!
  15. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    ADV Scotland May Rally 2015 29th May to Sun 31st May 2015 Location : SunArt Camping Granite Square Strontian Argyll PH36 4HZ www.sunartcamping.co.uk We still have a few spaces left for the rally at the end of the Month. If your interested you are more than welcome to come along to join in...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    Latest bike 99% completed and test ridden earlier :) So much fun to ride on a sunny sunday! The other bike is a 1976 XR75 which is almost done now just waiting on a new front plate and splash some paint on the pipe.
  17. Transalp
    Last week- with no warning bike wouldn't start in am, warm sunny day, no prior problem. Changed battery, checked charge and bike started fine and running fine. Until three days later after a 50 mile ride when it cut out completely on A404 as slowing down for lights in traffic. Would not start...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hello! I recently bought a rd04 that has started to run really rough! It has no idle, smokes a lot. It's running way rich but I can't figure out why.. I've checked the carbs, spark, choke but i can't find anything wrong! Any tips? Sun is shining and I got no bike in working order! Hehe :)
  19. Africa Twin
    with no snow and a sunny warm week since a high of 24C on Easter Sunday, I thought it would be good to take the bike for my 20 mile commute to work this fine spring Morning:- So new RHS rad fitted, fresh coolant, and a rub down with an oily rag and left ready on the drive :- woke to -1C
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, two weekends in a row with blue skies and sun up here in the Highlands! I took the Elefant out for a run this afternoon, thought I'd share a couple of pics with you all. Still loving the Ducati SS750 motor, although I might have to learn to behave as it slurps petrol like a sportsbike...
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