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Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I live in the centre of Tarragona city, my flat...

I live in the centre of Tarragona city, my flat looks out over the Roman walls! No place for a bike though. Have you checked out the classic bike museum (http://www.museumoto.com/en/bassella/) at...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
If ever i get some money I'll be first in the...

If ever i get some money I'll be first in the queue for one of your bikes. I loved my Lav back in '79 but couldn't afford it even them when I was in 'doshville'!

Great bikes, keep up the good...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Wow, that picture is a scoop :) Meanwhile,...

Wow, that picture is a scoop :)

Meanwhile, that's a shame about Alfarras but not so surprising bearing in mind that Laverda's core business is making combine harvesters - i got the shock of my...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2011/0...

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/hannibal_21.jpg

Heading into the Vall d'Aran through the 'back door' in November 2009 when I'd just got my bike - old leather jacket, jeans and...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hola, I live in Tarragona and had a Laverda...

Hola,

I live in Tarragona and had a Laverda 750 SF2 back in the 'seventies :)

The trails bikes then were great but I never know they were sold in Spain.

I also have a cottage in the Pyrenees...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Ard, You have to be a bit more clear over...

Hi Ard,

You have to be a bit more clear over the Black vs Yellow stuff - my 07 is Yellow but is the real deal, i.e. Rotax engine, made in Munich, aluminium subframe the lots - I thunk a lot...
Forum: Europe 12-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, You don't see so many Gas Gas bikes here...

Hi,

You don't see so many Gas Gas bikes here - and I've not had many good vibes about the build quality, but my view is highly unreliable - although trial riding is huge here I'm not into that...
Forum: Europe 12-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Apart from the residency side - 183 days is the...

Apart from the residency side - 183 days is the Uk rule but that includes the days you travel! - you should also check out your insurance policy, these can be very limited time wise.

But you may...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
hi Jim Lad, If your route home takes you near...

hi Jim Lad,
If your route home takes you near Andorra give me a call and pop in to stay.

My phone via PM or upper case on Spanish keyboard: &/%&"&%&·

Regs

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's 'coz you're young and smart, Ard, whereas...

That's 'coz you're young and smart, Ard, whereas i'm old and stoopid :)

You've also got a beautiful wife*, a fast car, cats that don't drag rubbish into your bed on their magnetic collars . . ....
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, anyone got a link to this? Simon

Hi, anyone got a link to this?

Simon
Forum: Europe 11-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Mitch, I've been looking through your...

Hi Mitch,

I've been looking through your stuff, some great videos - i wish i had your budget :)

Meanwhile - to return the complement:

<iframe width="420" height="315"...
Forum: Europe 11-06-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Cheers Herman :1drink Here's the lowdown...

Cheers Herman :1drink

Here's the lowdown (http://hiss2013.wordpress.com/).

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 11-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Barcelona is very busy over New Year, as it...

Barcelona is very busy over New Year, as it always is. There's a big New Year celebration at Plaça de Catalunya at the top of Las Ramblas but it's been a bit of a drunken do last few years and now...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Good to see you've gotten round to that mod Ard,...

Good to see you've gotten round to that mod Ard, essential protection with the boulders round my way :)

Meanwhile I'm taking your advice and re-fitting my upper chain guard as it doesn't seem to...
Forum: Europe 10-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
BTW - been there, done that, my X-Country in...

BTW - been there, done that, my X-Country in front :)

Lots of fun even though the summit was out of bounds due to snow - well it is a ski station!
...
Forum: Europe 10-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Better two words, 'HISS Aragón' - the whole of...

Better two words, 'HISS Aragón' - the whole of the Sierra de Javalambre is just 20% of the trails involved - and it's not in f***ing February :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 10-19-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I'm sorry to see that your view of spain has been...

I'm sorry to see that your view of spain has been tarnished by this experience - and you're quite justified to be angry.

But you were in a hugely popular tourist attraction where gangs of highly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I don't think so Ard - unless there are two...

I don't think so Ard - unless there are two models:

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/liedown1.jpg

It woud be ungallant to ask Mrs D to copy the pose on her bike :rofl

Regs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Ard, It looks like there might be at...

Hi Ard,

It looks like there might be at least four of us on X-Co's at my HISS rally in September. If I could muster up a few locals we could aim for the biggest concentration of them in Europe for...
Forum: Europe 10-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Take a look through the UK based/biased Adventure...

Take a look through the UK based/biased Adventure Bike Rider magazine forum (http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/index.html). They're a friendly lot, though as Ghandi said, "Britain is a small...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I can't seem to et my original front sprocket to...

I can't seem to et my original front sprocket to wear out!

Meanwhile - the day before yestarday:

https://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/collegats.jpg

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 10-01-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 91,419
Posted By The Spanish Biker
All municipalities should have a recycling plant...

All municipalities should have a recycling plant - often called a 'Punto Lipio' out in the country. I suggest you ask at your ajuntamiento rather than look on-line.


Actually i've saved you the...
Forum: Europe 09-30-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Juantxo - you beat me to it! I was going to...

Juantxo - you beat me to it! I was going to suggest using a Spanish company and SEUR is the best - I like your 'disclaimer to J :)

BTW - by all means head towards Andorra but don't actually go...
Forum: Europe 09-29-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Herman, thanks for the bump. The Pyrenees...

Hi Herman, thanks for the bump.

The Pyrenees will be just fine as long as the weather in general is OK. Early October there is no snow. Lots of small towns to visit and 300 kms is pretty much all...
Forum: Europe 09-29-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By The Spanish Biker
A long way from you but ask John 'Spud' Murphy...

A long way from you but ask John 'Spud' Murphy for some advice, say the recommendation came from me :)

http://www.softtissue.co.uk/

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 09-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Most places in Spain will get you any part the...

Most places in Spain will get you any part the same afternoon. Just relax and enjoy Cordoba - one of the mist beautiful places in spain and notorious among the Spanish for breeding the most beautiful...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Having seen Aard's xrack in the flesh it looks...

Having seen Aard's xrack in the flesh it looks much stronger than my H&B, but that has taken quite a bashing too and is none the worse for wear.

I think the big difference is that the xrack allows...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Looks like you come off in about five seconds...

Looks like you come off in about five seconds Aard :rofl

Regs

Simon

PS maybe I'd better re-phrase that!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nice one Aard - and a few hundred €'s worth of...

Nice one Aard - and a few hundred €'s worth of Touratech bling thrown in, you lucky blighter :rofl

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Thanks - an unbeatable place to do a trip if ever...

Thanks - an unbeatable place to do a trip if ever you get a chance to cross The Pond :)

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yup, Spain's got the loit and an X-Co is the...

Yup, Spain's got the loit and an X-Co is the machine to do it with :D

http://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/javalambre1.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Like it? You'll bloody love it :evil Simon

Like it? You'll bloody love it :evil

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Ha ha, seriously Erik, what is the cost of the...

Ha ha, seriously Erik, what is the cost of the fairing? Is it the same one that you made for that lovely Dutch girl a few years ago or is it a new project - can't see it on your web page.

Simon
Forum: Europe 08-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,842
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Jose, Great to see this thread in action...

Hi Jose,

Great to see this thread in action again! I'm off to Torla tomorrow, first 'proper' trip of the year!!!

How about you?

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Erik, Is Aard's the same fairing as the one...

Erik,

Is Aard's the same fairing as the one you are going to let me jave at 50% discount :rofl

If so i can take a sneak preview when he brings his bike to the HISS rally in the Pyrenees next...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9,357
Views: 1,427,528
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That looks brilliant Erik, when are you going to...

That looks brilliant Erik, when are you going to give me a production prototype to test here in Spain? :evil

It would look great alongside my X-Tank - which is still doing sterling service and...
Forum: Europe 08-18-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Any time Chris, have a good trip :) Simon

Any time Chris, have a good trip :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 08-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Chis, Great to meet and talk over the...

Hi Chis,

Great to meet and talk over the last day or so. I hope you are having a great onward voyage :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 08-14-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Great, For some reason I only get...

Great,

For some reason I only get notification of these posts about 18 hours late!

You'll have a lovely ride over from Gosol, one of the best bits of the Pyrenees IMHO.

Meanwhile I'm having...
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