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  1. New Member Introductions
    I don't know how I managed it but I went right up until the age of 58 (4 years ago) without having a driving licence. At that time my middle daughter, Her partner and 2 children moved to New Milton which is in the New Forest, Although only a little over 40 miles away it was a nightmare to get to...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, Looking for a bit of advice please, I'm now starting to plan for my next long weekend trip for this year, I'm thinking of heading to scotland for 4-5 days in June this year, and i'm wanting to know if anyone on here has recently done a trip to scotland and can recommend any decent...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello 3 friends and I are planning a 1st trip to Europe, June 2010, approx 4-5 nights (once we get there) travelling by ferry to Amsterdam. I am looking for anyone who can recommend routes to travel, preferably to Germany and back, whereby we can see as much as possible on good bike routes for 4...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi thought this looks like the forum to start with, i currently have a Honda CBR 125 which i done my test on but next week i will be picking up my BMW f650GS Dakar 2003 which i am excited about unfortunately it has to be restricted for 2 years as I'm only 17 and this also means a longer wait for...
  5. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    So off I went packed ready for the 2 week adventure. I booked a B&B in Ashford for the night before to soften that awful ride up there. The B&B was alright apart from in the morning the manger was complaining I was slamming the door at 4 o***8217;clock in the morning. I listened and apologized...
  6. Chatter
    Hi guys, I find myself in the lucky position of being able to take a few days out for a bike trip in october. I'll probably take 3 days off and add a weekend to make 5 days. I want to go from here (Ipswich) and probably go to France via Dover-Calais. I have been to the Alps (but not enough...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    I load my Dakar with 30 Kg of panniers and me and my wife we spend a week in the island of Sifnos. Its a really nice island and its better when you have a bike insted of a car.
  8. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Iceland trip video Part 1 Hi Guys and Girls I may have put this up in the wrong place but I,m sure a moderator will assist. Here is a link to a video I put together of a trip with 3 loaded GS's exploring the Icelandic countryside. Hope you enjoy it, feedback welcome. Many thanks Darren...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Just got back from a 3 day trip to Salisbury plain, and what a trip it was! The bike was faultless - it never missed a beat, handled everything i threw at it and was so comfy. Loaded up - Tent pitched - This track runs alongside Stonehenge -like a lot of byways in the area its very chalky...
  10. Chatter
    A little while ago I asked for some advice on my first touring trip and had loads of help and advice. Just to let you know myself and my 11 year son went on our first trip a couple of weeks ago and took on board the advice members posted and it was brill. Went to Shell Island in Wales had a...
  11. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Hi All For various reason's Spain will not suffer us this year, but France will for a few days. Travelling Brit Ferries Portsmouth to Caen overnight on 20/6 and returning late friday overnight in a group of 3. Debating a route over the next few weeks, probably just as far as Dordogne or...
  12. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    :howdy: :dance: well got home in one lump :big grin: from the isle of man had a great time marshalled on the mountain mile for 2 days got a bit wet :doh: but had fun :dance: second week had the bike off road a few trailes and a bit of sand dune riding what a laff :-D :-D :-D t
  13. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Planning a trip starting early September through N. France to N. Italy, ferry to Barcelona and across to Madrid then back through NE. Spain and W. France. Either: Zurich (Liechtenstein) via NW Milan, Bergamo, etc & Genova. Or: Lausanne via SW. Milan, Piacenza, etc & Genova. Want to stay off...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    I cannot get trip meter up on 2004 F650GS. Suddenly disappeared while touring this week. Clock is OK and odeometer OK. Have looked at fuses and have taken battery off and re-connected. Can feel button click as before but trip meter does not appear. Any ideas?
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Can anyone help. My friend and I are biking London to Istanbul rtn in July and Im struggling with insurance. My policy covers me for every country along the way except Turkey :-( I tried to add it and they wont let me. Does anyone know any companies that specialise in short (ie < month)...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello All Recently returned from my first trip away on a bike, 9 days around the Alps and Southern France, Can anyone suggest anywhere for my next trip? I've got 7 days in Early September, and a small budget so camping is a must! many thanks in advance stevo
  17. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    and did I pick the wrong weekend or what. I was at the Belper Steam fair with my Astronomy club at the weekend which is usually a great weekend and never rains, that is until the first time I decide to go on the bike. the field didn't look like this after 24 hours of rain and vintage...
  18. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Hi All, Just wondered how many would be interested in going over to France & Belgium for the day via Eurotunnel £23 approx Basic Itinerary: (OTTOMH) Once hitting the French side ( nice roads ) blap our way to a lovely châteaux for lunch then whack over the border for contraband in Belgium. I...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    You know the black stickers that you put on your headlamp to prevent dazzle when driving on the continent, well, are they available for our bikes or is it common to make your own with insulation tape ? any advice welcome, thanks Andy
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    I'm taking my F650 to Ljubljana in Slovenia next week (1100 miles each way mainly through Germany) - Have recent tyres, am fitting a new chain and sprocket set tommorow, scottoiler in place, pads all fine, recent plug and filter change... Is there anything anyone would recommend checking or...
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