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  1. XR
    Took her out for a spin today,on my local tracks.to say it was wet is an understatement.:-D
  2. Africa Twin
    So following an uninsured driver deciding myself and my AT would make a fantastic addition to the bonnet of his car, my previously good condition RD04 started to look as unhealthy as I do the morning after the office Christmas party Before After :( It could have been worse, thankfully he...
  3. Chatter
    A friend told me of an incident on a visit to East Anglia last week. He's into local history, and visited a WW2 RAF museum in a small village. One room, no virtual reality displays, just authentic remnants from its time as a bomber base. They were looking at a navigation chart used on one of...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Austins Adventures - wind, rain, the Scottish Isles, whisky & rough ferry crossings!! What an Adventure! I set off last Monday (24/9), the plan was to meet Paul (Bimbler) mid morning for a nice steady run through the Dales & Dumfries & Galloway & stay on his boat Monday evening in...
  5. Chatter
    Hello all, I'm just looking for a bit of advice from anyone who may have suffered from symptoms I'm having. Just to highlight how serious this is, I've been taken from my work to hospital, then home to rest due to an illness I've never suffered before. To say I'm worried is an understatement...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well the 750 twin was eventually given an MOT after I changed the lights from fancy blue bulbs to normal H4s, ( apparently the blue does not register on the wee machine..) Marathon Tank 42l on and full top-box with wash bag and clothes and a few tools.. no camping :toothy1: Friday Morning...
  7. Chatter
    Nice day yesterday so when I got the logs in, walked and fed the dog etc., etc., I took myself off on the first road ride on my AT!!! Wow! What a feeling. To say it was different from the Yam 125 would not be an understatement! Have to get the legs used to being spread a lot wider and...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Just got back from a bit of a blast, had my 2001 dommie parked up while i popped into a cafe for a much needed brew, only to return to my bike on its side on the floor, so either someones pushed it over or reversed into it and knocked it over so i will be on the look out for the right side(rear...
  9. Chatter
    Those of you that have met Barry and his Triumph Rocket 3 Tourer will recall how he had one or two problems getting it to go round bends in Germany, slight understatement there and cause of the size of the damm thing filtering is a bit of a no no. Well he has come up with the answer. Some (well...
  10. Transalp
    I took my Alp in for its 8000 mile service yesterday, having advised my mechanic that the rear tappets were likely to be a bit of a pain to do. Understatement... I'd noticed in the workshop manual that the heatshield had to come off from the frame before the rocker cover could come off, but what...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Okay, here's some photos of our recent trip round Scotland. Here's a slightly damp Tarbet and Loch Lomond - Still, there's some promise of blue skies. Lunch stop in Inverary after having been down, and back up, the Rest and be Thankful. Sun shining, sort of, over Loch Fyne - And the...
  12. Ducati
    Guys & Girls, I have test ridden many bikes over the past few years, including GS1200, GS800, Tiger, Tenere, V Strom, Transalp, Versys etc but I have just test ridden the new Ducati Multistrada. To say I was impressed is an understatement. The bike is just suberb. I could go on...
  13. Dominator / FMX
    Well although I have not posted for quite some time I nevertheless have been moving forward in my attempt to get myself a Dommie. A couple of months back I weathered snow and blizzards to travel just south of Paris to buy what I thought was going to be a bargain 1999 UK registered model...
  14. Transalp
    Cant believe ive done 22000 miles on my TA700 already, its only 2 years old this April! Havent had any issues other than: Rear Spokes - replaced with SS at 7k C&S - replaced at 18k Last service was done by myself and didnt include valve clearances - this one will also be by me and Im not...
  15. Riding
    Does anyone have experience of using varifocal glasses when motorcycling? I wear glasses for distance, especially riding and driving. When I'm on a trip they aren't ideal for map reading (small print, coloured background) so I thought I'd try varifocals. I explained my requirements to the...
  16. Travel
    So I'm hopping on a plane in Jan to the USA and am going to ride around the southern states (I don't like the cold) for the winter months and am pretty sure I'll be diving into Mexico too, then as it warms up I'll be go further north. Altogether I'll be away for up to 5 months. So has anyone...
  17. XR
    Hi All Finished uncorking my bike last night, started her up but didn't go out as it was p***ing Down. Woke up this morning and some b*****d has pinched my bike. They came through the back doors of my garage which was bolted in three places and also padlocked The bike was inside the garage...
  18. XR
    here's one for you people in the know!!!! will crf/cr 250-450 wheels fit onto my xr400 without any mods apart from maybe the spacers? i ask because my bike failed its MOT due to the front wheel being slightly (understatement of the year, badly, about 7mm+ a nice flat spot:blob7:) buckled. my...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    You’ve all read James’s, Steve R’s and Cookinfats ride report. Well, here’s my little addition to the tale, taking in my ride into and out of Spain after leaving the guys at Carcassonne. Tuesday 21st April Whilst they headed for Narbonne, I carried on south, heading for Perpignan on the Med...
  20. Everything Orange - KTM
    Well i finally got a bit of time to start on this bike.:o The main problem was the flat refusal to start !, despite me kicking for all i was worth :rolleyes:,so starting with the engine, a service and general check over........ Done ! :D The wiring on inspection was horrendous to say the...
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