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  1. For Sale: Klim Gore-Tex Traverse Suit Trousers and Jacket

    For Sale / Wanted
    Here's a link to my items I've just put on eBay. LARGE Klim Traverse Jacket Gore-Tex and superb. It's had very little use. 32" Reg Klim Traverse Trousers Gore-Tex and again had little use. On buy it nows but might accept an offer...
  2. Thailand: Mae Sot & Mae Sariang - good roads, bad roads!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was originally written for Thailand's motorcycle forums: apologies for assuming you may know the areas and roads...... some of you might though! Open link for pics folks: Mae Sot & Mae Sariang - good roads & bad roads ********************* So, less than 1 week to go and I’m back...
  3. Sleeperzz 2012.......................the Highland fling

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last weekend, 11 of us made the long trek from Yorkshire up to the Scottish Highlands for 5 days Apart from a few wet roads on the long 436 mile ride up to Rogart, the weather was truly spectacular with a totally dry and sunny long weekend Our destination was Rogart, near Brora - high up on the...
  4. Let me be realistic for a minute - TA 700 TT mini engine guard and handle bars?

    Transalp
    Ok, I would like to upgrade everything on my bike, its what boys do. But, I can't really justify the cost of it all so need to be a bit more realistic about what should be done now and what can wait. I have a '09 700 with Givi crashbars and Honda top box. I have in the post a set of Ortlieb...
  5. African Odyssey (Movie)

    Dominator / FMX
    If it comes to your town check it out. If you liked watching Ewen, and that other guy who can't stop bloody whinging, you'll love this. A low-budget movie by 4 young kiwi guys who tackle a grand traverse from Cape Town to London. Dominator and XR200, as well as a wee yammie and a a KLR. 1...
  6. Machining out of true disc mounting lugs.

    Mechanical Advice
    Should this go in bodger corner?? Coming home from work a few weeks ago on my recently purchased Africa Twin I was aware of a kind of graunchy whooshing noise coming from the front of the bike. On closer inspection the the RH disc was out of true by around 3-4mm causing the brake calliper to...
  7. Crossbar

    Varadero
    I ordered a crossbar for my vara three weeks ago from sw-motech through the uk importer but he doesn't seem to be able to get it. So......I found this on the int'l site and thought , yeah, I could make that, looks straightforward enough, just one small problem. What the hell are the band...
  8. Ride Report - Alps and Tuscany

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    OK Then Ride Report… Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then I’ll begin… Day Zero… Cambridge to Harwich! After work, ride from Cambridge to Harwich for the 23:30 ferry (Yippee!) Boarded an hour early, Ferry sailed an hour late. Plenty of straps available, although I had taken two of my...
  9. Which bike really beats the Africa Twin?

    Chatter
    The following are some thoughts gleaned over nearly 30 years of near constant motorcycling. I have had nearly every sportsbike going Suzuki GSXR750, Kawasaki ZZR1100, Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP RU, Honda Fireblade, Ducati 916SPS, Yamaha R1, Honda SP1. I have had some full on tourers Honda ST1100 Pan...
  10. Wales Rideout 23 April 2006

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Umm difficult to know what so say.... Absolutely awesome day. I'm totally knackered as is the missus who bravely rode pillion. 246.67 miles ridden door to door. 5 hours 43 minutes of riding, 4 hours 40 minutes of rest time. I scared the missus a number of times trying to traverse some muddy...
  11. Change gearing of T/A 650

    Transalp
    Hello there, I am a newbie to this forum. I want to know if any of you have geared down your T/A 650 bikes by adding larger back sprockets when you renew your chain and sprocket sets. I have always felt the T/A is slightly too high geared and am thinking of increasing the back sprocket from 48...
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