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  1. Africa Twin
    Good afternoon gents. Here's my question: For a few days now I'm noticing my AT RD04 a bit unstable while cornering on tarmac, at speeds around 100 to 120 kms/h. At first I thought it was due to the rear wheel bearings. In fact they were already a bit "slack". However, I have replaced them by...
  2. Spotted
    Yep! 08:30 this morning, clockwise on the M25 approaching J11, I was stationary in traffic when I felt the ground rumbling. Filtering up between the lane 2 and 3, a weaving Transalp, groaning under the weight of a lardy ar$ed chunky, wearing a black jacket with Honda written across the back...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    We stayed in a typically Tyrolean B&B in Prad am Stilfserjoch, called the Urlaubsruh(-recommended!) and met up with a friend of the missus for eats; one of the best pizzas I've ever had, although the Tiramisu wasn't to Wifey's taste(It didn't get wasted however:mrgreen:) Next morning dawned...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi . Im new to these forums so excuse me if its a bit wrong. Had GSAs for years but always wanted an AFRICA TWIN so a few weeks ago i eventually got one. 1999 in black, fully loaded and happy with it . One thing i have noticed at speeds over 55 the bike is hard to keep in a staight line...
  5. Transalp
    Hi guys, my alp feels really comfy between 60 and 80 miles an hour which i gather is normal...during a recent trip to sicily however, i was pushing it a bit :D(95-100 mph) and on a couple of occasions, i started experiencing a low frequency weaving on the bike...nothing fast or critical...
  6. Transalp
    I woke up on Thursday (was off work) & thought "I fancy a go on a 700 Alp" - I'm not one for test riding a bike just for the sake of it but have recently spoken to people who have experienced both & I have been left more than a little intrigued, so I decided to pop into Hunts of Manchester...
  7. Varadero
    Have just got my vara back with it's new fairing, (see reason here: http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/chatter/48394-wtf-morning-drivers.html ) I'm now wondering if I can do something about the mirrors, which are impeding my filtering as they seem to be at just the same height as transit van...
  8. BMW
    Ok, back again from across the water,much less eventful this year though! Bike packed and ready Mileage on setting off. 23/08/2008. 48147 miles. Got the bike all packed up ready for the ferry,took a pic of the bike,and a pic of the speedo,to make a record of the mileage.Headed of towards...
  9. Chatter
    Just been out on the @ for the first time since my knee op in October. I was born for this bike. It felt like we had never been apart. In fct, it felt lik ethe bike and I were the same being, not like I was riding a machine. I was tilting corners at scary speeds. I weaving through traffic. I...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    well it's a long time since I've done more than about 300k in one go, & never on the transalp, who's seat is killingly painful after only an hour. Having asked for ideas on here (& elsewhere), & having failed to buy some cycling shorts I managed to grab an inflatable neck cushion thing which I...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here you are guys and gals... I know some of you have been waiting... Meesh and Ben’s first long haul journey April 2009 (Day 1) :blob7:Oh! I can’t sleep!....... got to sleep!...... please sleep, brain! I want to set off early... so excited..... but I can’t sleeeeeeep!... can’t sleep...
  12. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I understand that some of you have been waiting for this. So here it is... my latest MOTORCYCLE adventures! Hope you enjoy... Meesh’s first two days with her new motorbike - Ben! I got up early and rushed to look out of the window. Was it real? Had Ben really come to me yesterday? My...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Come share in a Traveller's Tale....The Adventures of Ranulph Fiennes.... or simply - a day out with Belinda and Meesh! 10-01-2009 Saturday morning.. got up eagerly with a new adventure in mind.... off to Swindon on my borrowed Steed (CBR600F, that I've decided to call Belinda). Why is this an...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
  15. Chatter
    Drove to Wales today in some of the most horrific weather I have driven in for a long time. Just approaching Chippenham, I notice this single headlight a fair distance behind me.. im doing 80 - 90 ish mph in the Sharan. Seconds later, the biker is upon me... I cannot pulling because there is...
  16. Transalp
    bought a TA brand new about 6 months ago, (In preference to KTM990 and Buell Uyl because of Honda legendary build quality!) The low speed handling of late has started to degenerate, very difficult to ride slowly without weaving, when riding over speed humps and sunken manhole covers there is a...
  17. Africa Twin
    On the way to the national meet, with the bike loaded down, during a particularly fast bit (chasing some moron in a 4x4) I started to get some weaving and speed wobble, which I put down to the fact that I'd not adjusted the rear shock. I've been looking for some c spanners ever since, today I...
  18. Chatter
    So there was i all prepared for the Horizons meet last Thursday. My girlfriend was not feeling well, so i told her to take it easy and we would leave tomorrow (Friday) On Friday we set off, we got as far junction 10 of the M11, i got a rear puncture(Puncture number 1). For those of you that...
  19. Chatter
    While weaving home last night I found myself wondering about the bazaar things I carry by bike. The Cortina was a relatively new addition to our household, so everything has been brought home by bike for the last 15 years. Apart from the weekly shopping some of my favorite examples of...
  20. Transalp
    Bought my honda transalp from my local dealer in march this year, ex demo bike with 36 miles on clock, the bike is a year old now and i have covered 8300 miles, it has full service history,genuine honda colour matched panniers and top box,honda heated grips, centre stand, taller screen...
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