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    I smell Spam.

    I smell Spam.
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    Touring Spain in 2010 ?

    Happy Christmas to all on F650.co.uk from Southern Catalunya.

    Now is the time to plan those lovely tours in warmer climes. :riding:

    If you are planning to ride down the Med coast through...
  3. Thread: 12volt sockets

    by Pondboy
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    Ian, Search for "powerlet" products. There are...

    Ian,

    Search for "powerlet" products. There are a number of suppliers in the UK with various prices and kits. I rather like the frame mounted kits that the original manufacturers designed (Second...
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    Temperatures average 26c-28c in September round...

    Temperatures average 26c-28c in September round here with lows of 21c, so rather pleasant biking and camping weather.

    V. cheap rooms available in the village at 22 per head.

    Silly not to come...
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    Just packed Santrix and his mate Jon Homfrey off...

    Just packed Santrix and his mate Jon Homfrey off after their one nighter in the yurt. They came in quite late yesterday, hot and tired, so we just got them changed then took them up to the village...
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    Dansin, I haven't any experience with Hagon...

    Dansin,

    I haven't any experience with Hagon spring, but the Touratech ones had a much thicker diameter wire and were at least 2" longer than the originals. They were very hard to compress down...
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    BillyBoy, Hi, Tell the missus and any kids...

    BillyBoy,

    Hi,

    Tell the missus and any kids they can fly with RyanAir down to Reus and we could collect them.

    You ride down and we can sort out the whole family. As Mike Wright will tell...
  8. Thread: Trip to Spain

    by Pondboy
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    The yurt is available to anyone passing through...

    The yurt is available to anyone passing through the area. Facilities are basic at the moment. A latrine trench. Washing water from a tank of non potable water, but you can shower at our apartment and...
  9. Thread: Numb Bum!

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    I swapped from a low seat to a Dakar seat when I...

    I swapped from a low seat to a Dakar seat when I did my RNLI trip. I also bought a buttpad. The dakar seat made the most difference, but I still had a sore &rse on the longer days (350+ miles, 14...
  10. Thread: Trip to Spain

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    I need to know in advance who's arriving, thats...

    I need to know in advance who's arriving, thats all.

    The yurt can sleep 6 in comfort and has a log burning stove to keep it toasty if the weather gets cold.

    We don't leav it up all the time, so...
  11. Thread: Trip to Spain

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    Danbot, If you are travelling through southern...

    Danbot,

    If you are travelling through southern Catalunya (Tarragona, Tortosa) drop in and you can stay in our Yurt. Camping luxury stylee.

    http://www.thewatermargin.com/Images/Yurt/Yurt6.jpg
    ...
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    gm0vpg, Don't know what year you have, but I...

    gm0vpg,

    Don't know what year you have, but I have left the 2001-2003 F650 manual here.
    http://www.thewatermargin.com/html/F650GS/F650GS%20Manual.htm

    Most of the stuff is the same except for...
  13. Happy Christmas to all F650ers from the dark side

    Hope all you guys and gals have a great Christmas and a bountiful New Year. If your 2008 is anything like as life changing as our 2007, you are in for a great time.

    We are coming back to the UK...
  14. Thread: 1 Year & 1 Day

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    1 Year & 1 Day

    1 Year & 1 Day after I first took photographs of the Mill at Barranc de Lloret in Southern Catalunya, I have got the phone call to say that the final stamp of approval has been stamped and we can now...
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    Allow for speedo error on those readings. A...

    Allow for speedo error on those readings. A GPS'ed 104mph is the best I ever got from My GS. 110-112mph indicated. :riding: PB
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    Destanny ??? Don't bother with Trailwings,...

    Destanny ???

    Don't bother with Trailwings, they are sh*t tyres,

    Any others are vastly better especially Tourances or Pirelli Sport Demons.

    PB
  17. Thread: Chain Gang DVD

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    Bush House, T'was me, and you don't owe a...

    Bush House,

    T'was me, and you don't owe a thing, just PM your offer to copy it and post it on if someone else asks for it.

    That goes for all the others who should shortly be receiving their...
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    Guys, Thanks for the comments and support. ...

    Guys,

    Thanks for the comments and support.

    The bike has been ridden away this morning by its new owner, so I'm now officially an ex member.

    I will be keeping in touch and will keep you all...
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    Skellem, 10 minute warm up period, then be...

    Skellem,

    10 minute warm up period, then be very gentle and just use more and more lean / braking until the beads are off and the surface uniformly roughed up.

    It was the lack of giving my tyres...
  20. Thread: Chain Gang DVD

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    PM me your addresses and I'll send out the DVD's....

    PM me your addresses and I'll send out the DVD's. You will then have a responsibilty to mail on copies for free when others ask for them.

    :howdy: PB
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    A fond farewell and confession time

    Peeps,

    The time is very nearly come for me to bow out from this most excellent forum. My bike has had a number of acceptable offers, but I am waiting until the auction ends on Sunday before taking...
  22. Thread: Cheap GPS Shop

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    If you buy US GPS systems, you will get US...

    If you buy US GPS systems, you will get US mapping. The UK mapping will cost nearly as much as the original system.

    I like GPSW (very good people), but also check here.
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    187Kg fully fuelled and road ready.

    187Kg fully fuelled and road ready.
  24. Gema, I know some riders have used thumb...

    Gema,

    I know some riders have used thumb throttles. A lever sits under the right (or left handgrip) and you push it to rev the engine. A relatively easy installation I would think.

    Hope things...
  25. Thread: GARMIN QUEST

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    If you can read the screen, they are a good piece...

    If you can read the screen, they are a good piece of kit.

    You need find out if he has registered it and if so, when. then before you buy phone Garmin UK and find out if you can reregister it in...
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