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by geoffbarnett
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: National events
Topic: Dragon Rally 8th n 9th Feb 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 955

Re: Dragon Rally 8th n 9th Feb 2020

Doug is the real reason why you rarely leave Devon that you have a Peckham Rolex on your ankle? :D
by geoffbarnett
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: A winters tale
Replies: 26
Views: 1502

Re: A winters tale

One of those whom we bumped into at the rally was Gareth Gregg from Derby. Gareth has just completed this video of the event.

https://youtu.be/jXDwDihCekM
by geoffbarnett
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: G-Day from Queensland Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: G-Day from Queensland Australia

Welcome to the forum Rory.
by geoffbarnett
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: Paddy Dakar?
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Paddy Dakar?

Correction, we did the Taffy Dakar.
I used to do lots of offroad Rally of Discoveries in Ireland. Phil Gunn are you out there? A 350 or 500 would have coped easily with those events and I would be surprised if the Paddy Dakar was any harder than the old R o Ds.
by geoffbarnett
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: Paddy Dakar?
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Paddy Dakar?

Team Dave, Dave and Geoff did it in 2015 (see old, Members Own Events posts). Dave and Dave were on MTs, I was on my R80RT/GS hybrid. All of the bikes coped well. Just have good knobblies and a 350/500 will be fine.
by geoffbarnett
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3867

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Problem: 1987 R100RS fails to charge the battery just before departure for Sinterklaastreffen. Symptom: No charge warning light coming on at low revs (when it should light). Remedy: Ride to Sinterklaastreffen on 1982 R100RT. Also - today investigate charging circuit. Result: The light is fine, but a...
by geoffbarnett
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3867

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Maybe I will make it to the final Sinterklaastreffen. Today the over 100,000 miles ex-police 1982 R100RT passed it's MOT with no advisories. I've also today changed the engine oil and put in a new air filter, having found a mouse nest in the remains of the old one. Only a 15 mile road test today, so...
by geoffbarnett
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3867

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Oh dear. Stop the press. Odds lengthen on Lardmarc no-show! This morning I rode my 1987 BMW R100RS airhead twin to the NEC in Birmingham. On setting out to ride home I am greeted by click click click from the starter motor. The alternator has not been charging the battery, but there was no warning l...
by geoffbarnett
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3867

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Are you all coming on MT’s?

My MT is stripped of all excess weight, including lights. Hence, I'll be riding an old BMW airhead twin - if it gets there.