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  1. New legal tender!

    Transalp
    In comparison to gold, this could be legal tender.https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnoufv43jsc1rq2/2015-12-12%2012.52.00.jpg?dl=0 It's more expensive, at £2.75 each.:mad: Honda are ridiculous for their prices for small items. They wanted £2.80 for one the tiny copper washer at the bottom of the front...
  2. Manufacturers looking at "small" adventure bikes?

    Transalp
    I know this isn't Transalp related but I though it was interesting that manufacturers are waking up to the fact that 1200cc and 230kg isn't what everyone wants! V-Strom 250 and Versys 250 rumoured - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown
  3. Hallo rerr and a couple of questions.

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings all. Being a Dommie newbie, I thought I would join this forum and ask at least one daft laddie question, maybe two? 1. Oil is clearly critical to looming after the beast. How often to change the oil and filter? 2. How do I check the oil level? There's no windae in the...
  4. Time to find a replacement for my stolen steed. What else is out there?

    Chatter
    My 3 month romance with my new KTM 990 came to an abrupt end last week when she was taken from me. May she rest in pieces. Its looking doubtful the insurance will pay out ( a long story) But the bottom line is I have to move on and I can't be without a bike. If Im honest I didn't feel the love...
  5. a trip back in time...

    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...
  6. Sold: 2001 Transalp 650. Offers under £1000

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I think the time has come to part with my trusty transalp. I am falling out of love with it and instead of looking forward to working on it, everything is a chore. It needs some tender loving care that I can't be bothered with any more. It's a high miler, a very high miler approaching 111,000...
  7. Fiat Lux

    Accessories
    "In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-80 In Sweden it's quite popular to install helmet lights when preparing to run through the...
  8. Living with the Crosstourer

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Well, that's my first season with the Crosstourer, I hope to get it out maybe another one or two runs this month but if the gritters appear that'll be it for this year. Any way, only 4000 miles on the VFR1200X this year due to health issues. I'm still coming to grips with the power and speed of...
  9. Ear Plugs

    Clothing
    For years, i have used disposable Moldex Pura Fit ear plugs as i have found them a good fit, work well and were cheap enough when buying in 20-30s. Just lately though, I find they seem to set off a "full and painful feel" inside my ear after I have been using them for more than a couple of...
  10. What a weekend!

    Africa Twin
    Spent Saturday morning(7-11) working on the computor uploading images to the new website and, with the work done, got down to the serious effort of the day - the AT. Couple of weeks ago on a trip north to meet up with some other reprobates my speedo stopped working along with the speed...
  11. Lulu & Nessie pass a milestone and the Trannie gets christened

    Chatter
    Since she came under my tender care I'd kept a trip record of the miles I've done on Nessie, and today we went over the 1K mark (bottom figure). Not much by XRV standards, but all the same it felt like a milestone to me. Went out on a short ride today. Chris came round on his new Transalp...
  12. 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...
  13. any CBF 250 owners (past or present) out there?

    Other Honda
    I'm looking for a bike for my daughter for after she's passed her test and so far the favourite contender is a CBF250. I've read the reviews and they all seem to speak highly of it but there's no substitute for opinions of real world users. anyone had one or got one that would car to share...
  14. New zebra: engine in

    Chatter
    I needed help getting the engine into my newly straightened and powdercoated frame today. Imagine my surprise when a nutter who had escaped from Guantanamo Bay turned up still in his prison overalls. I named him MohamChad. :D Still, we got the engine in. It took three goes to fiddle the...
  15. 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...
  16. 400km's around the western cape.

    Africa Twin
    last night, I suggested we go for a ride. I decided on the cederberg area, just outside cape town. Before I knew it, we were back home and had done 400km for the day. I must admit. My rear is pretty tender right now. Luckily my fiance used the airhawk, but she taking it real bad. She cant...
  17. TLD casualty and The Major to the rescue

    The Longest Day
    So it seems that the spluttering and backfiring from Miss O on the final leg back to London was more than a passing complaint of fatigue :(. I stepped out the door on Friday morning to head off to Glastonbury and the lady was having none of it. She makes a dreadful noise when I try to start...
  18. Went for a spin with a load of 1200GS over the weekend

    Varadero
    And all I can say is, as much as I loved my 1100 in days gone by. My 2001 Vara is a match for the 1200.... More grunt... Great handling. Poor fuel:confused: Seriously, after now having covered a massive 1500 Miles on the Vara, I cannot understand why some people say they are a soulless bike. May...
  19. letter

    Africa Twin
    hello people i found this letter from spanish forum, they send it in 2007 to honda spain, maybe we can do it again for all honda representatives in the world... I don't agree with everythingthey say but it's something... i use google translate... Montesa-Honda Spain Marketing and Sales...
  20. sacrificial fingers

    Chatter
    I've spent months waiting for decent weather of an evening to start rebuilding my twin. and today is the day. First job plastic off and inspected. Done Second job remove front wheel to change disks.... Ooooh what's this a tight nut! No problem, I'll just lean on it a bit more, but is that...
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