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Forum: Europe 07-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,315
Posted By Magnon
Well it must have improved since last time:1drink...

Well it must have improved since last time:1drink

Well done Matt, great trip report. I wish I'd been able to make it.
Forum: Europe 06-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Magnon
Sorry to contradict you but trail riding on the...

Sorry to contradict you but trail riding on the chemins is very widespread in France, in fact there are probably fewer restrictions here than in any other western European country.

Riding off...
Forum: Europe 01-31-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,315
Posted By Magnon
The last Mediterranean ferry I went on the...

The last Mediterranean ferry I went on the airseats were in a really horrible unventilated area, fortunately couldn't afford a cabin which were tiny, stuffy and stank so slept on the deck which was...
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,315
Posted By Magnon
I don't really understand why cover for some...

I don't really understand why cover for some places is only available from some insurance companies. The Green Card system is managed by the Council of Bureaux and covers all the countries shown on...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,789
Posted By Magnon
I've had my 89 R100GS from new and it's been...

I've had my 89 R100GS from new and it's been modded and unmodded a few times to suit the use I have for it at the time. We bought it initially to travel from the UK to South Africa.

The only...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,382
Posted By Magnon
The bike shown pulling a wheelie is not the same...

The bike shown pulling a wheelie is not the same bike as in the B&W pic..
The modern replica is one of several which all have differences from the original. I'm curious about the flat top carbs -...
Forum: Europe 12-29-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,315
Posted By Magnon
Aren't I the lucky one. My cheapo 30 euro a year...

Aren't I the lucky one. My cheapo 30 euro a year 'vehicle de collection' insurance on my 80G/S with AXA automatically covers it for all the places we're going as well Morocco, Israel, Iran and many...
Forum: Europe 12-22-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,315
Posted By Magnon
Please add me to the list on my R80. Thanks

Please add me to the list on my R80. Thanks
Forum: Europe 12-08-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Magnon
You'll have to pass le code first which is about...

You'll have to pass le code first which is about 20hrs of classroom. The questions would be easy enough but somehow the French put a strange twist on it.
Forum: Europe 12-04-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Magnon
You'll need an address in France (with a...

You'll need an address in France (with a 'justicatif de domicile') to register the bike in your name and for insurance. Not sure what you call full cover but, even so, €2000 seems a bit steep, I...
Forum: Europe 11-07-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Magnon
Steve, I have my enduro forks available but...

Steve, I have my enduro forks available but understand you're looking for R forks which are 25mm longer! EXC forks are better.
Forum: Europe 06-08-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By Magnon
Looks like a great holiday Tim - snow in the...

Looks like a great holiday Tim - snow in the mountains and swimming pool weather on the coast.

Are Guernsey registration numbers going in descending order, what happens when they get to zero?
Forum: Europe 05-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Great write up and photos Matt. Thanks...

Great write up and photos Matt.

Thanks everyone for coming and making it a good trip. All things considered we did well with the weather with only one wet day. It's been raining and cold here...
Forum: Europe 05-09-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
I've told the campsite owner to expect a few of...

I've told the campsite owner to expect a few of you to turn up on Saturday night.
Forum: Europe 05-08-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Magnon
€300 for the code de route written test (20 hours...

€300 for the code de route written test (20 hours tuition plus the exam) then 2 stages (plateau & circulation - officially 20 hours each tuition) amounts to about €700. Also it's quite tough now so...
Forum: Europe 05-07-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Magnon
You need to factor in the cost of the French...

You need to factor in the cost of the French motorcycle licence which will be around €1000.

You'll find lots of bikes on www.leboncoin.fr (http://www.leboncoin.fr) .

I don't know where you...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Not quite that long now but some quite...

Not quite that long now but some quite challenging bits on the long route.

25 booked in for camping, dinner and breakfast Sunday and Friday.

There is an event in the village on Sunday which...
Forum: Europe 05-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
I hope not Phil, the day 1 route is very special!

I hope not Phil, the day 1 route is very special!
Forum: Europe 05-03-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Do you eat fish - I said I didn't think you did. ...

Do you eat fish - I said I didn't think you did.

Are the day 1 traces OK?
Forum: Europe 05-03-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
I need to confirm numbers for Dinner, Camping and...

I need to confirm numbers for Dinner, Camping and Breakfast for Sunday night 12th and Friday 17th. The price is €34 per person per night. I have booked for 26 with one veggie menu.

You only need...
Forum: Europe 04-18-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Saw your photos on the Devon site and it did look...

Saw your photos on the Devon site and it did look a bit wet.

It's been a very wet winter here as well but we did have a great few days trail riding at the beginning of March, just luck of the...
Forum: Europe 04-10-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Magnon
Sussac is in the Parc Naturel Régional de...

Sussac is in the Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches en Limousin which is not a National Park so there are no more restrictions than anywhere else. Lots of trails to explore but the maps are useless...
Forum: Europe 03-28-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Glad someone is still paying attention! ...

Glad someone is still paying attention!

Nothing much to report at the moment - trying to get out to recce some of the new route.
Forum: Europe 03-21-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,854
Posted By Magnon
Have a good weekend chaps - a balmy 15 degrees...

Have a good weekend chaps - a balmy 15 degrees here!
Forum: Europe 03-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Yes this isn't run along WYOA lines so there is a...

Yes this isn't run along WYOA lines so there is a limit to numbers. At one point there was a risk of being oversubscribed so, unfortunately, I had to close the list. With a few dropping out we've...
Forum: Europe 02-28-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Hi Rose, No problem, it's really our fault...

Hi Rose,

No problem, it's really our fault by bringing the trip forward two weeks because of other commitments and we didn't anticipate the clash of dates. It's a shame for those who are lucky...
Forum: Europe 02-27-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Hi Bernard, pleased to hear you can make it - do...

Hi Bernard, pleased to hear you can make it - do you know if terry10 is coming?
Forum: Europe 02-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
It appears we have a clash of dates with the...

It appears we have a clash of dates with the Portugal trip which is a bit of a shame.

If you are planning to go to Portugal but have your name down here please let me know asap to allow people on...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
The idea being that you have the weekends to...

The idea being that you have the weekends to travel down and back and we ride all week.
Forum: Europe 02-21-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
For those of you that have not yet confirmed here...

For those of you that have not yet confirmed here is an outline itinerary which is now a little different from what has been discussed previously:

Monday 14th May: Groups depart from campsite at...
Forum: Europe 02-17-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Odds on for some decent weather. Some of the...

Odds on for some decent weather. Some of the trails would be quite a challenge if it is still as wet in May as it is at the moment.
Forum: Europe 02-16-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
The reserve list is getting longer so I would...

The reserve list is getting longer so I would like to ask everyone to confirm that they are coming. If anyone has had a change of plans and can't make it then the reserves need to know so they have...
Forum: Europe 02-12-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By Magnon
Clive, are you still coming down here in May?

Clive, are you still coming down here in May?
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,613
Posted By Magnon
Have any of these given you trouble? Some...

Have any of these given you trouble?

Some say that the valves start dropping after about 45-50k miles.

Personally I'd concentrate on sympathetic mods that improve the ride such as the seat...
Forum: Europe 01-19-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
I'm closing the list now. I would appreciate it...

I'm closing the list now. I would appreciate it if anyone who is currently on the list has a change of plan they would let me know as soon as possible.
Forum: Europe 01-19-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Hi christophe, sorry to hear about your wrist....

Hi christophe, sorry to hear about your wrist. Hope you can make it in May.

Stamp, the idea of the trip is that once we have a firm list of riders we divide up into small groups of six or seven...
Forum: Europe 01-17-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Bernard, yes you'll barely know you've travelled...

Bernard, yes you'll barely know you've travelled to a foreign land. I'm just going with the flow on this but we'll make up for it once we're on the road.
Forum: Europe 01-14-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
It has been suggested that we should change the...

It has been suggested that we should change the campsite we use for the first and last night to a village about 20km west of the one we have used for the past 2 years. This would mean that an English...
Forum: Europe 01-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
Hasn't he got enough coal to fire up his own...

Hasn't he got enough coal to fire up his own computer?
Forum: Europe 01-04-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,413
Posted By Magnon
I'll add a provisional list to the first post in...

I'll add a provisional list to the first post in a day or two.

Could you all let me know if you have a preference for a 4 or 5 day ride.
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