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  1. Dominator / FMX
    Just out of curiosity (and because there are some high milers appearing on EBay) please post your ODO readings, with a description of any (if any) engine work needed. Here are mine: FX650 14900 FX650 14300 SLR650 27000 SLR650 17800 - coming up for stem seals I think.
  2. Triumph
    Triumph Live 2012
  3. Chatter
    Hi all, I am new to the forum but I had to let people Know what happened on Fri 12th August laning near Eyam. Six of us went out late aft early evening, (great time to go this time of year) unfortunetly mainly KTMs:withstupid: when one of the guys got the back end loose, not particularly fast...
  4. Test Ride Reports
    Hi all, I am new to the forum but I had to let people Know what happened on Fri 12th August laning near Eyam. Six of us went out late aft early evening, (great time to go this time of year) unfortunetly mainly KTMs:withstupid: when one of the guys got the back end loose, not particularly fast...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys Billyboy here down in devon (uk). Picked up a 2001 dommie NX650X 6 weeks ago and whilst checking through the bike a number of questions are beginning to surface that i'm hoping someone can advise me on. This'll probably be the start of many and if you see the same questions...
  6. Chatter
    Not exactly the kind of thing you want to see in this festive season, but this is what the Metropolitan Police do to peaceful protesters: Kettling video 'appalling', police watchdog panel chair says | UK news | The Guardian The chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority's civil liberties...
  7. Travel
    I thought you lot might fancy some inspiration to travel from Sam Manicom's latest book. :) I've done my review here...... http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/product-reviews/56819-sam-manicom-tortillas-totems.html Chapter One Predators and the Border Queens ‘Get your motor runnin’, Head out on...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    still have those in the house....brand new and any sensible offer considered.... By the way all the jokes about the "pegs" appearing from behind the screen have been had:D
  9. Mechanical Advice
    Hi I have a vara 125 and since I have had it, more scratches seem to be appearing. I think that the shop I bought it from must have covered these up with something. The bits I am noticed are the exhaust cover, and the fairings. it is the grey colour. Does anyone know where to get the...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Departed from Westbury, Wiltshire on Friday 26th. Rode up into the Cotswolds to Cheltenham then iPod on to hit the M5 then M6 to the Lakes. Stayed with friends at Graythwaite for the night. Saturday To Ambleside and up 'the struggle' (no kidding) to Kirkstone Pass, fantastic ride with mountains...
  11. News
    The 50th anniversary BMF show at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, 15 -16 May 2010, promises to open in style with brand new features and new attractions. BMW will also have their test fleet on site for demo rides. Triumph will have their full range of bikes and clothing on...
  12. Transalp
    Hello The pistons are appearing not to release properly causing pads to drag on disc which is slowing the bike down I've taken caliper apart, rebled, regreased and cleaned slider pins and cleaned rest up but same problem stil occurs. Any more ideas?
  13. Varadero
    Hi all, been quiet here on the Vara pages this week! Any way, just thought I'd let you all know I fired up the Vara for the first time since I put the Vara off the road first sign of salt on the roads, around mid November. So, well coated with ACF50, prep pro and WD40, cover pulled over and...
  14. XR
    Hi All, I know the starting issue threads keep re-appearing but just go back from Africa :cool: and guess what, tried to start "the lovely" and nothing !!!:blob7:, Well, very little. Ran for a short time on full choke but any revs/choke reduction induced a stall and then nothing. Tried fuel...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    I have decided its time to upgrade my car and sell my Land Rover Discovery. I will put pics up if anyone's interested (when it stops raining). I want a quick sale and will let it go for £1,000, No offers and it is a bargain at that price. It's a dark red/maroon 1995 300Tdi Discovery 5 door...
  16. Transalp
    Hi all, I am new to this mad house, I am the not so proud owner of an 08 XL 700, which i bought as an ex demo with 300 miles on the clock, about a fortnight , notced corrosion appearing in both wheel spokes, after many weeks of heated discussions with the dealer Dragon Honda and Honda uk, they...
  17. BMW
    There is something about the 1200 GS that I've always liked. It's been on my wishlist for sometime .. so I took one for a ride. Here are some thoughts. Light. I say that as Varadero rider. Low centre of gravity. Again the envy of a Vara rider. Hides its size wonderfully. Being a 1200 I was...
  18. Chatter
    I'm getting the usual spam, you know med's, cheap 'quality' watches, p**** enhancement etc. Except they've started appearing with the spammer's e-mail address as mine:confused: How is this possible? Does it mean my address has been cloned and anything I get is copied to them? Should I be...
  19. Chatter
    God preserve us from politicians... The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed 'too British'. Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be 'offensive' to other countries taking part in the Games...
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
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