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  1. Wanted: Panniers racks

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi I'm after pannier rack for an rd07 pref touratech to go with there boxes,cheers alec
  2. Swap: Africa Twin Bash Plate for one for a Varadero SD01

    XRV Swap Shop
    Have an Africa Twin bash plate. was going to retro fit to a Varadero SD01 but think that is beyond my limited talents So swap for a Varadero plate, Touratech or homemade
  3. Cheap Session ale for Summer

    Morrisons have a bottled ale from Adnams called Sole Star, quid a bottle and flavour and body to be amazed at in a beer that is only 2.7%!! :thumbup: Do grab a couple of bottle and keep in the fridge....
  4. There and back again. A tale of 2 tall Hobbits

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    So far so gut. Arrived in Passau at the hotel now so will update later. We only had one minor "Panier incident":rolleyes::toothy10:
  5. is there no end to Vades talents

  6. Franco Uncini

    someone may be old enough to remember this.....I certainly remember watching it live on TV back home. Franco lived to tell the tale but I guess he was a very lucky man..... Franco Uncini Accident - YouTube
  7. Oradour sur Glane

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I know there's been ride reports from Oradour before, but here's mine.for those of you who aren't aware, some background: 10th June 1944. 4 days after the normandy landings & resistance activity in the Limousin region has redoubled in an attempt to prevent german troops moving north to...
  8. The evening's festivities

    National Meets
    The Saturday night was spent by most in the bar listening to Jacqueslemac's band and admiring the dancing abilities of the gentlemen of xrv. First the talent The man himself Of course no cabaret would be complete without the professional dance troupe And the Roly...
  9. 2012 National - Real Ale and Breakfast..

    National Meets
    The campsite bar have offered to make breakfast and real ale available to those who would like it and I have said I would get in touch if my estimates were too far off the mark :o. Based on anticipate numbers, they are going to make sure they have 2 Kegs of real ale available and are able to...
  10. Wanted: An engine for my rd03 africa twin

    For Sale / Wanted
    ..... well, it seems that poor ol' Ben's big end bearings have gone!!:(..... the aftermath of an old sad tale.... and now I've put a new silencer on him the noise is 'unbearable', 'unmistakable' and 'unmissable'..... Cheapest option for me is to get another engine for him that's done less miles...
  11. Burger , beer & breakfast

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello all, Frad, Dc, James and me are meeting at the Yonderman aka Jelly's for the burger night on the 17/08/12 :) Then onto the Three Stags Head for a large amount of real ale :rolleyes: Camping on the field opposite, then back to the cafe for breakfast in the morning :cool: There are no...
  12. Crosstourer-----How apt a tale of woe! A brand new bike

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Having become the proud owner of a brand new Crosstourer SE with all the bells and whistles on the 1st July this year, my wife and I decided to visit our son who works in France. I ran the bike in the week before and took it to the garage where I bought it from last Monday. Unlike some here I...
  13. Transalp Tracey Brothers are off to BMF Kelso Bikefest (6th-8th July)

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi All Any of you XRV's going to Kelso Bikefest Next weekend, as the Transalp Tracey Brothers will be there and look forward to meeting any of you there. the full TTB's will be there as ( all going well?). come rain or shine, we will be drinking wine!! or beer, ale, cider!!!! Thanks TTB1 (...
  14. Peak district rough roads - XRV

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Been busy for what seems like an eternity so a day in the Peak District in 21°c, 12 hours sunshine and a few 'good' friends to ride those Rough Roads....... Well it was bank holiday Monday and my friends were busy but I did have an epic day out. 4 started out exZAR, Felco, Husabang So big...
  15. My New Transalp

    Well i will learn to not always think shiny and low milage is best, Ive bought a 4700 mile 57 plate 650 transalp . But its not moved a wheel since aug 08 hmm old stale fuel not a good recipe . Number one ive got a nice coating of orange crud ! any ideas how to clean out?? Number two, one of the...
  16. A few Probs with my new Transalp ?

    Well maybe i shouldnt have been so fussy to find the lowest mileage mint bike possible! Because when i found out its been sitting since aug 08 four years is a long time with stale fuel inside . Well problem number one i have a nice coat of orange crud inside the tank ! Any ideas to clean it out...
  17. WHITNEY HOUSTON the first thread

    Guess most people have heard that she's dead now, probably an overdose. Whats people's views on it? personally i always loved a lot of her early work but gradually she went down hill. Things probably got worse when she met Bobby Brown but they seemed like peas in a pod. I have no time for drug...
  18. Talented, or what?

    Look at this picture. ] Quite nice you may think, a bit retro and quaint................................but if I tell you that this picture is of a pencil drawing done by a local lad you might understand the title of this post. I have seen a lot of the stuff this guy does, and it's 'kin...
  19. KX Urban Thrills 2011

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Dear XRV users I have checked with the admins/mods and I have been kindly allowed to publicise these free events round the country during August. Hope to see some of you there! KX Urban Thrills League: Coming to a Town Near You!! Get ready for thrills and spills as KX Urban Thrills League...
  20. Water tortue . . or Scotland summer time

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    All started well with an overcast sky but dry roads. Met up with a man with a big 1150GSA in Aviemore some 50 dry miles later. Then it all got a lot soggy for quite some time. Within 12 miles of leaving Aviemore we were hiding under a road bridge cos the sky had fallen – that’s what it felt...