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  1. XR 250 Exhuast...quieter!

    XR
    Hi guys, a query on my not long owned XR250. I had noticed that my exhaust is somewhat louder than I would like, so I thought I would repack it. So out with the bolts and off with the end and to my surprise I find just a short length of wire gauze, approx. 4 inches long and nothing else until...
  2. Bridgestone BT45's just run in...

    Dominator / FMX
    Just back in from a 4 hour b-road ride on the new BT45's - the bike is transformed! Kicking myself for persevering with the awful Avon Distanzas for so long - the bike is now stable, copes with broken surfaces and has grip at last - a real pleasure to ride now! Can't speak for off-road riding...
  3. Seventh Welsh Invasion Saturday Rides

    Welsh Invasion
    Apparently two of our number have a personal challenge on to go swimming in the sea on Saturday!!! So Saturdays ride out will be to see these two idiots carry out their challenge. It's a nice ride up to Whitesands bay near St Davids. If anyone has a problem with this let me know. Weather...
  4. RD04 carburettor - Am I missing a part???

    Africa Twin
    Took apart my carbs (1992 RD04) to clean them and a very unpleasant surprise, one of them is missing a part. I don't know what it is, don't see it in microfiche so help please.
  5. AA European cover rip off

    Chatter
    I have AA Cover via my LLoyds TSB account and when my annual renewal came through for £116 in April I didnt renew, Well I'm off to Germany next month so phoned up about renewing the cover and surprise surprise - its now £240 for the renewal - guess they can poke it! TWATS....
  6. Out Again

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Nice today (for a change), so headed into Mid-Wales. Mainly road, but some un-tarred Tracks... A surprise find.. One for the Ladies :D Llyn Clywedog A nature Reserve near Machllynlleth
  7. Now there's a surprise.....NOT!

    Chatter
    Apparently fuel sales over the Easter weekend were down on last year - Fuel sales 'slump following panic buying' We know who to blame don't we? Maybe someone should explain the concept of "consequences" to the tories - in simple sentences with not very long words in them so that they might...
  8. Proof!

    Chatter
    New research indicates motorcycle commuting reduces traffic congestion and emissions No surprise for any of us I suppose, but it's good to have something to back it up.
  9. A wee Xmas surprise.

    Chatter
    I checked my bank balance this morning as I always do on a Thursday just to make sure the buggers have paid me and WTF! At first I thought they had shown me someone else's account as there was far too much cash in it.:confused: On getting home tonight I looked at the payslip that came in the...
  10. a pleasant surprise (service costs)

    Transalp
    my TA700 had its 8000 mile service today I call northHarbour in Ayr for quote (given £140) I thought this was cheap especially as when I got old DV700 done at Honda official crooks in Glasgow 2 years ago it was more than double that. I assumed that the cost given was for labour and parts extra...
  11. What a surprise..

    Travel
    I was astonished to meet a swedish guy on a GS1200 in Sana'a Yemen as he came all the way from Sweden riding alone like a ghost. Adventures are fun when in groups or at least with a partner. Any one with such an exerience alone??
  12. sometime bike dealers just go and surprise you

    Chatter
    Son number 1 told me he was fitting his scotoiler and a new chain to his Hornet 250 on saturday. What he meant of course was, would I help him fit them, no, actually what he meant was, could he help me fit them.:rolleyes: Anyway i dug out the chain splitter/breaker to find one missing...
  13. Insurance-- a pleasant surprise!

    Varadero
    Just got my renewal through and the premium has gone down!!!! Had to sit down for a while, must be an advantage of being an old git. Anyway, £115 fully comp with Devitt, which puts the Varadero at group 14. Anyone else getting a good deal?
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