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  1. Touring essentials

    Hey up, This might have been asked before, but I couldn't find it anywhere. So, what are people's touring essentials? What one/few things would you not leave for a trip without (aside from the obvious piss taking bits like 'motorbike' haha). Cheers
  2. Riding in Spain in December - Bilbao southwards

    General Discussion
    Has anyone done this? Im thinking about riding to Cadiz from Bilbao or Santander in mid December but wondering whether it's practicable. Any advice gratefully received. (KTM Adv 1190 with hot grips)
  3. BMW K1200GT-SE Road Touring Bike For Sale

    Bikes and Bits for sale
    S O L D ** BMW K1200GT-SE Road Touring Bike For Sale Sorry - not selling my KTM - but am selling my road bike... £7,495 ono. BMW K1200GT-SE. Crystal Grey metallic. Reg March 2008. Excellent, showroom condition. Full BMW service history. TAX (Feb 2014) and MOT (March 2014). Mature, advanced...
  4. Summer tour & 2up riding

    Hey all, I'm hoping you guys would be able to help me with a little dilemma. I currently have a zx6r but was looking to move up to something bigger in the next few months and make a trip through france. Since I made the plan to take this trip my girlfriend has said she'd like to come too...
  5. 2 Weeks, 11 Countries, 3500 miles

    I must have a lousy sense of direction. Last time, I planned a trip to Iceland I ended up in Morocco, and this time the trip to Nordkapp saw us in Poland... Seiko and I decided that as both had time off in October, we'd go somewhere. Research in to Norway in October suggested short days, low...
  6. Ventura Bike-Pack System for RC8

    Bikes and Bits wanted
    Allo, I'm after a ventura bike-pack system for my RC8 so before I go and buy one new I thought I'd post on here in case anyone wants to sell me theirs.....
  7. Ride report: Southern Japan on an SM-T (Part 2 of 2)

    Member's Bike Pics and Bike Videos
    Continued from Part 1: DAY 3 Day 3's weather looked pretty good from my window: And it only got better as the sun came up and burned off the early morning mist: Here's the Zumo track for Day 3: I wasted about 90 minutes trying to book a ferry home for Thursday, since I heard it would...
  8. Ride report: Southern Japan on an SM-T (Part 1 of 2)

    Member's Bike Pics and Bike Videos
    So I got back yesterday from a tour around Nara and Shikoku, Japan. Here's the report: DAY 1 I was all set to head out the door on Sunday the 27th, when the best wife in the world refused to let me leave without a hot breakfast: Fully energized with bacon (mmm... bacon...), off I went. I...
  9. Bilbao to Zeebrugge

    Bought a 950 SM 18 months ago having toured New Zealand on a (lowered) 640 Adventurer and loved it. Just been touring - 250 miles average/day (gell seat) - arse and almost everything else just recovered after a week's respite care. Syncs lasted 8,000 miles (bit left on front). The 950SM is...
  10. 990 SM for light touring?

    I am currently looking into getting a new bike and the 990 SM -08 might just be it. I currently have a Kawasaki Z1000 -08 and ride with a passenger about 50% of the time. Mostly shorter trips but occasionally we do "longer trips", about 300 miles (500 km) a day (with extreme pain in the behind...