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  1. Is this an original XR250RV seat?

    I need to get a new cover for my seat but am not absolutely certain its the correct seat. The reasons for this doubt are that the bike is non-standard being ex-British army, and on the back of the Acerbis long range k, the seat fixing screw is in the '600' position rather than the '250'...
  2. XR250 Swinging Arm Pivot

    Hi. Just joined the forum after buying a 1997 ex-army XR250 which I intend to fully restore. At the moment I'm in the process of taking it apart and, unfortunately, have reached the point of trying to remove the swinging arm pivot bolt which must be corroded inside the back of the engine. This...
  3. "Army" style 600 Transalp on ebay

    interesting... 1989 HONDA XL600V KHAKI | eBay
  4. Army spec vara...

    Anyone fancy this honda varadero xl 1000 Military Survival | eBay Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk
  5. Ammo box panniers

    Bodgers Corner
    Looking for ammo boxes for panniers, £26 a pair posted? I have just brought from here PAIR OF ARMY SURPLUS METAL AMMUNITION BOXES IDEAL FOR STORAGE/TOOLS 44Lx36Hx21D | eBay Bulldog put me on to them as he is using them on the KLR650 he is playing with at the moment. Robust steel weigh about 9 kg...
  6. Dutch army arctic sleeping bags?

    Anyone ever used one or knows someone which has?I know they are big in pack size but that is not a worry as i am going solo. Just wondered if anyone has used them in earnest as in proper cold? Cheers Pete
  7. For Sale: some knobblie tyres

    For Sale / Wanted
    i have a pirreli mt43...275/21 front in as new condition... and a Mitas Sport Extreme 644 army 120/90/17 condition is nearly new maybe done 500 miles would sell for a decent offer, or swap them both fur some decent road goin tyres or tkc 80`s.
  8. RD03 tyres

    Africa Twin
    Another tyre question I/m afraid. I have been scouring threads and other forums for the answers. After this, I make up my mind. The RD03 is on army special front and Mitas C-02 rear. On the road, rear squirms and follows any imperfection and front at 60 + feels airborne. I want to run a more...
  9. Swiss Army Storm Cookers..

    Product Reviews
    Something the well travelled AT owner could use ?? Don't know where else to put this post other than in reviews.. Lightweight , simple , old fashioned and does the job..water hot enough for a brew in 5 minutes..comes with a couple of pots, frying pan and seperate handle. Uses pink spirit to...
  10. Ammo Box panniers

    Dominator / FMX
    I have decided to fit some ammo box panniers onto my Dominator after reading some of the bodgers corner threads in this forum. I have located a second hand Hepco and Becker frame for sale and need to find some decent sized ammo boxes. Most of them on ebay seem too small. Where can I buy some of...
  11. Witley Enduro - 27th December

    Competitions / Trials
    Its a hoot! Change of places this year, not Weavers Down but the Bagshot Army training ground. So long as I get a couple of laps in I'll be happy, so get those XR's out and join up!
  12. Kerosene stoves

    Since there are some "Old Technology" freaks hanging on this forum, I thought I might as well ask You Guys what stoves you pack when out on tour. As for my self, I just bought a Radius 21 stove in a Primus 41 box. (Swedish Armed Forces used this combination of a stove from one manufacturer and...
  13. Don't Panic! Don't Panic!

    Clive Dunn bites the dust BBC News - Dad's Army actor Clive Dunn dies aged 92 Unlike Savile I'd like to think he knew "They don't like it up 'em"
  14. How to ride a Harley Davidson

    or an Armstrong :D Army Bikes - MT 350 - DVD Trailer - YouTube
  15. For the first time in 32 years

    Guess I started smoking as a lad hanging out with the big boys in school at about 13 and it took hold. Then I joined the Army and the term "have a smoke break " seemed the norm. After I left Germany in 92 I moved into rolling my own and became a bit of a wizz at the art of handrolling due to UK...
  16. For Sale: Camo gortex trousers for big man!

    For Sale / Wanted
    Due to a rather stupid last minute panic about not having waterproof trousers to ride to Derbyshire in for the Horizons Unlimited meet last month during our summer rainy season..... I have an extremely large pair of goretex army desert camoflage waterproof trousers - I think I could fit in them...
  17. Brake light woes on XR250

    Just been rebuilding the electrics on a ex army XR250RV 1997/8 model , every thing had been hacked out of it. Started with the brake lights and side lights, refitted the indicators, wired back in a flasher units and now everything works apart from when the indicators are on the brake light...
  18. Enduro Tracks/Routes

    Can anyone give me some info on any enduro tracks or routes anywhere in or around yorkshire? We have one about an hour away from us where they hold the true grit enduro events in driffield but its a test track for the army as far as i no so its not open to the public.. We also have a motocross...
  19. Will Eisner and US Army on the subject of service and maintenance.

    Mechanical Advice
    A lot of good info on how to work on cars/trucks/tanks/bikes in comic style pictures. Link: PS Magazine, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
  20. tyres

    Dominator / FMX
    I have tried a few tyres on my dominator, avon distanzia, heidenau, mitas and so on. We are limited for choice by the 17 inch rear wheel but I have found that for road use the Sava intruder mc30 is very very grippy (as good if not better than the avon distanzia) and cheap. And for off road the...