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  1. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    Hi all, First ride out this morning on the GS and hit black ice............ Badly bruised knee/arm/headache, all the usual but i'm OK. On the other hand the bike did not fair so well. Handlebars L/H handguard Clutch Lever L/H rear panel (just a graze) R/H (? must have flexed somehow??) dummy...
  2. Chatter
    I'm thinking of going to the TT races next year but I've never been before. Does anyone know when is the best time to go, tips for getting there etc? Any comments would be welcome. Thanks in advance! Sally
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello, I have '99 F650ST but no maintenance manual. Any ideas where I can get one, please :roll:
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    I got some visor cleaner, some anti fog spray, some cleaning brushes, an inspection lamp and a halogen lamp for working on the bike in the evenings. :dance: I also got some other stuff but they are nothing to do with the bike so they're not important :whistle:
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Just getting this off my chest! On my way home today doing a couple of miles an hour over 30mph in a 30 limit I was aware of a white van a little close for comfort behind me. After half a mile or so he decides to "overtake" me (or should it be plough through me?) despite the fact that there was...
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Evening all, What about this for a sales pitch, :not worthy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H2riFnWIcE Regards John
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    Evenin all Anybody who is interested in the TT, Redpoint Photography have IOM TT photos from 1957 that havent been seen before. Taken by one of the locals of the island. http://www.redpointphoto.com Mackeral
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Advice after an accident with a white van man.. I was knocked of my gs dakar last night buy a white van man who decided to make a u turn without looking I have his details and he admitted liability got the sorry i didn't see you and it was my fault comments. I escaped with a badly brused...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Last year the Donkey Sanctuary (AKA the Isle of Man Dept of Transport) decided it would be a good idea to increase road tax by 5% (they said that was inflation, which is a load of dog's doo-dah's) PLUS a ?5 charge on each vehicle for 'Road Safety Campaigns'. They then proceeded to issue a...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Fore warning: Next year the TT will be celebrating 100 years, and many thousands of visitors will be coming that don't normally. Advice therefore is that if you think you will be coming, book the travel and accommodation now. An Australian bike club is already advertising in the local press...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Oh Joy. The Dept of Transport here (also known as The Donkey Sanctuary - with apologies to the invariably more intelligent baying quadropeds on this Earth) have decided it would be a good idea to charge all motorists an extra ?5 road tax per vehicle for Quote " Road Safety Improvements". :-(...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    TT fortnight is rapidly approaching, if your coming over but haven't sorted a place to stay yet or don't want to stay in your tent after all, the Glen Helen Hotel is reopening under new managment in May. They still have rooms available @ ?50 per person per night (tt week), the hotel is on the...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    just changed oil on my 00 gs, as per chain gang instructions. Went for a gentle razz round the block - peer into sight glass and its all frothy. doesnt seem right some how. Used Castrol GP - have I done wrong?
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Not for me - I've received an email from "Flash" from the "Chain Gang" who is visiting our shores next year. Here's his amended message below. Any cheap flights from Heathrow to Isle of Man? or any ideas what the train might cost? <hr>Hi Trevor - In May I'm flying to Heathrow from the USA and...
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    I bought another (unmentionable make) bike at the BMF show in Peterborough. Innocently I phoned the Steam Racket Legalised Robbery Ferry Company. I said 'presumably I can buy a return ticket for motorcycle and rider, and go to Liverpool as a pedestrian and bring my bike back the other way'...
  16. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Last year I moved to the Isle of Man. :-) Last week I got a FT650 ST. :-D If anyone is visiting the Island and wants a ride along my favourite roads (not necessarily the TT course) please mail and I can give you a guided tour :-D , followed and / or preceeded by fabulous local ice cream on...
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