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  1. Chatter
    I got my new bike a few weeks ago and signed up for a direct access course. Im not new to bikes but not had one for several years, and never anything above a 125 for the road, played on park bikes probably more than on road use. I though that the three tests I had to do were a bit much, a...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Myself and my 2 good mates Andy and Liam did a bit of laning today. We did 2 lanes we are quite familier first, but they were a hell of a lot muddier than we are used to! This bit is about the least muddy part of the muddy section - Andy was the first to go down on his XT660.. Then it was...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, thought i had better join and say hello since i've been using the ssite for advice on maintaining my funduro, though not all is sorted yet :mad: will plod along.....cheers....:thumb:
  4. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    A last minute decision last night saw me riding off towards the Yonderman Cafe at Wardlow Mires in the Peak District, had my fill up of cholesterol and then off for a bimble
  5. Chatter
    Took a nice ride out today on my F650GS (2003) with a good mate who has a Dakar. Only about 50 miles, really getting used to the bike now after one week with it. I'm loving the extra torque and acceleration. Definitely need a Dakar seat though, the low seat that came with my bike is pretty hard! Ade
  6. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    hi guys, today i took my wife's nice and clean F650 and play'd a bit to get it dirty...:comfort first I had to get to my starting point: The beginning of the Ridgeway near Streatly... here it took a picture of the F650 still clean for those of you who have not been there..."The Ridgeway...
  7. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Went for a ride out with some of the guys from londonbikers today. Very pleasant day and not to cold. This was our route Here's the motley crew and on the road
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Maybe just me but I found it REALLY slippery on the roads today. There was a rolled over van, another car in a hedge and I had a rear wheel slide under accelaeration on the CS this morning going to work. It could be the leaf mulch on the road. Take it easy out there dudes :riding:
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    dropped my dakar off at Dave Wilkins in Penge for a service this morning. just got into work to find a message from him telling me to call. uh oh.... turns out i am missing one front sprocket nut and was about 50 miles away from being sprocketless as well. today is very much my lucky day...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    hi all went and test rode two new bikes today as i'm after a new one. first up was a BMW F800ST - i couldnt get off it quick enough. the engine is great but the riding position is all wrong after my funduro (i suspect the 800GS will be very successful with that engine in it though) second was...
  11. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Since hubby and I had the day off today we took a leisurely ride out together around the Island, did some green laning and a bit of off road, nothing to dramatic but certainly something that I have never done before as never could with the previous bike (R6). Had a great time, wish everyday...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello from a 'newbie' :howdy: Great site. Pick up my first F650 Today 1998 MY from Mid Wales, It's also the first BMW I have owned.... cant wait, catching a train from Cardiff to Builth Wells later. Then meet up with friends on various bikes some classic beemers, and off we go for three days...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Wow, how exciting, Chesterfield Town centre under water, cars fearing to go through deep water :dance: . All the way home I'd been going through wide large puddles, up to the foot pegs - relying on the fact that this baby is meant to do this type of thing. I've seen the pics of river crossings...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, Have been browsing this site for a while now and after reading all the threads with interest, I took the plunge and my shiny silver F650GS was delivered today. Had the comfort pack option as it seemed to make sense - although I'd like to say the same about the alarm instructions! I've...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Met a lovely young foreign lady who was on a F650GS - yellow/orange-ish. Told her about this site. Wanted to chat more - but your male friend/boyfriend/Husband didn't look very happy lol - Anyway - I hope you find this site & find it useful. We're nice people!
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, Was any of our member(s), the rider of the F650GS travelling south onto the level crossing at Kirknewton today around 5:00 pm? This is the first GS I've seen around these parts in a while. Dave
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All Today I finally became the proud owner of an F650GS Dakar! Very chuffed and now feel less of a fraud being on this forum! Even though I flew in from overseas today (sounds a lot more glamourous than it is!) I just couldn't stop riding! The ride home was about 80 miles... had a break...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Today's dilemma is that I've got to go to a conference in Gateshead at the end of March... now do I fly, cheap at ?15 each way. Or go by bike, take a day there and a day back to Somerset. :riding: The company is paying... My head tells me to fly... my heart to ride.... :? Suggestions...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Continued Dakar emptyness :wall: I went to the BMW dealer to pick up my fixed Dakar this morning - or so I thought. . . :wall: My bike has been left standing for a month - in a cold cold shed. Anything that could begin to rust has done. Chain & Sprokets look rusty - both hangers some...
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