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  1. Music survey.

    Chatter
    I was having a mooch on the net to find some music I hadnt heard for ages and it took me back to when I was younger. What music takes you back a bit and still sounds as good as it ever did. :thumbup: Heres my suggestion.
  2. i know its late but....

    Chatter
    i just got sent this link. could it work? https://www.facebook.com/interestingengineering/videos/797432470326459/ what are the advantages, other than weight? disadvantages, aside from the obvious stress on the crank pins!!
  3. Spotted

    Varadero
    Currently holidaying in northwest Sardinia, and saw 7 big 'Dero's of various ages yesterday within a couple of hours. Must be a really popular bike ovet here?
  4. Replacing full pump

    Africa Twin
    Hello, does anyone know if the Mikuni fuel pump kit on a XRV 650 is as good as or better than the original and of any advantages and disadvantages? Thank you.
  5. water pump

    Africa Twin
    hi lads got a leak on the water pump casing and what i need to no is if i take the water pump off do i need to drain the oil and is it a hard job to do.... also could the casing be alloy welded along the hairline crack... or has anyone got a quick guide in stages to taking the water pump off...
  6. Wanted: xr400 header heat shield..

    For Sale / Wanted
    Does anyone have a heat shield for the header pipes off an xr4 they don't need. Lost mine ages ago somehow and never been able to find one.
  7. Africa Twin You tube clip?

    Africa Twin
    Ages back somebody posted a link to a you tube clip of somebody going proper bonkers off road on an AT, big jumps etc. I am trying to persuade a mate to buy one and this might help. Browsed all over youtube with no success. Anybody got an idea? Had a third look and found it...
  8. Africa twin laser pro duro

    Africa Twin
    Been looking for an RD03 Laser can, and link pipe for ages, does anybody know where any are lurking? Thanks.
  9. Happy Birthday DR

    Chatter
    Can't recall we ever met Mr.Laner but as you have a Birthday in the best month of the year (and you've been an XRV'er for ages),It's a very happy birthday to you bud' ! :)
  10. RD7a Running Temp

    Africa Twin
    RD07a Running temp , mine has to have one rad covered and the other 1/2 covered to read halfway on the temp guage when riding also takes ages to warm up as well ???? How long and what temps are you guys seeing ????
  11. The rescuers - Jason & Harvey

    Chatter
    Why don't things go as planned?? the wife went out to do her CBT today so i decided i would take the boy down to Crowlas to watch a trial. Got down there parked up and walked about 1 1/2 miles down the steep fields into the bottom of the Valley where the stages were. We watched about 3 stages...
  12. Its Very Quiet

    The Longest Day
    Not seen or heard any news about the ride for ages now. Last couple of years its been buzzing around this time. Is it still going ahead?? Cheers Chris
  13. hi guys long time....

    Africa Twin
    not been around for ages had bad accident dont want to take advantage of site but need help selling my helmet.... can be checked out here on ebay... eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace thx hope all is well xx
  14. Rallye Oasis (Paris-Dakar)

    Chatter
    Old news for some, but I'll post them anyway. EN - 1978: 182 vehicules for the first rally - YouTube (I really like the guy with the standard Airhead, either crazy, or with balls the size of the bikes cylinders)...
  15. Indicators take ages to activate

    Transalp
    Hiya. In this cold weather, my indicators are taking a long time to activate- I'll press the indicator switch, and sometimes it won't go at all, and sometimes it will take 10 to 20 seconds to start indicating. Once it's flashing it's fine, but it's just getting that first flash. It can be quite...
  16. Bar Muff's

    Transalp
    Any recommendations? Sick of chilly fingertips and thumbs... Don't have the standard hand guards fitted (broke off ages ago lol). My worry about muffs is do I need to put the mirror through a separate hole to the cables etc? Cheers :)
  17. well ive been to the holy grail !!!!!

    Other Bikes
    saw this on ebay , and it insperied ,,,, lmao ,,,, i mean inspired me to tell you lot where i went the other week Huge Vintage Dirt Bike Collection - YouTube#! was invited to go and have a look at a motorcycle restoration companys workshop with a view to doing a few wheels for them...
  18. Wanted: Seat Strap for RD03 or RD04 in blue

    For Sale / Wanted
    Having taken delivery of a rather nice RD03 I need a seat strap in Blue if anyone has one. I did have one hanging in the barn for ages but it has mysteriously vanished :( Pm me if you have one spare please. Cheers Chris
  19. Starting a DR350

    Suzuki
    I know a couple of you here have these kickstart only bikes and wondered what technique you use to start them form cold. Yesterday we spent ages trying to start Adimurp's new toy and eventually had to admit defeat. He has only had it a few days and he's started it before but previously it did...
  20. Calais to lake Garda

    Travel
    Me & 2 friends are planning a 3 day ride down to Lake Garda from London. Its in the early stages yet so any info would be great. The important thing is I would like to spend a lot of time planning the route as we have many places we need to visit. Whats the best way to do this? I have used...
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