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  1. XR
    Love the xr650L but need a rear rack for everyday use...anyone know of a supplier in GB please? Will another model fit the XR650L ? Thanks EDITED :- Cancel that request......decided to buy one from U.S. of A :thumb:
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    hi all,after restoring various xr/xl models im going to convert a nice original 79 xr 500 into a vintage crosser,i know its a long shot but am looking for a rear pair of fox air shocks or piggyback ohlins,anyone done a similar conversion? e bay usa have pairs on but thought id ask in blighty...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, just thought I'd share our Stella trip. Fiona and myself left Morayshire on Sunday 03/07/11 at dawn for Newcastle to catch the ferry to Ijmiuden, Holland to meet Hudders on Monday morning. The beauty of the DFDS ferry is you get the evening to relax and a good night's sleep before...
  4. XR
    Hi all, I can't find the thread now but i'm pretty sure I read fairly recently someone was asking about which sump guard was best for some bike or other. I need guards for my XR and found these guys: AD-Tek Products Home Page they make guards that appear to be very good quality. They're...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'd been planning this trip ever since Philinfrance first suggested a week end at his place in the dordogne. Though Phil & I both live in france, me about a third of the way down from the top & east of centre and Phil about a third of the way up from the bottom & west of centre, there's still...
  6. Chatter
    Yes it's true !! we, in good old blighty are about to get our own British produced and published Adventure Bike Magazine. We now have what the Germans and sundry other continentals have had for years - a dedicated adventure bike mag. I'm sure if you drop a note to the publisher ...
  7. Travel
    Last year, I was chuffed to bits to have the opportunity to ride in the Dolomites and would dearly love to go again. The problem is the time it takes to get to the Brenner pass area from Blighty. So, I was looking at the possibility of doing a Fly Ride, and get a TA from a dealer on Bolzano who...
  8. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Whats everyone doing at Easter anyone in the Southern part of Blighty planning any thing, be it a Day ride or 1/2 nights camping? Whats the Devon lot doing?
  9. Chatter
    Well, as I plan to register my new TA (to me) here in Estonia, I find one aspect of life here that was better in the UK. Admittedly, it was expensive but at least the you have choice. Basically, I just found out that my 1993 TA is too old for TPFT insurance (?!?!). Based on risk factors of...
  10. Travel
    hi all, well first off thanks to Jacques for suggesting this are in the first place , was going to do the "alpine route" in Bavaria next year but the pyreenes sounds more daring and I love France and Northern spain:thumbright: So am planning on going out on the Friday/sat 22nd 23rd May...
  11. Transalp
    Hi all, I've decided I need to sell my Transalp as the riding position is giving me too much back pain ( i think the bumpy roads in blighty are giving me some kinda compound pains in my back from sitting upright on the bike) I'm thinking of moving to a bike that has a more leant over riding...
  12. Travel
    Hi all, As it says on the tin, am looking to do a trip from Bilbao to Perpignan (and then back to Blighty) along the Pyrenees and through Andorra (or the other way round) and am looking for advice / info / helpful hints / comments on places to stay / things to see and do along the way. Camping...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Anglo-Italian Transalp Meeting 2009. Quality, not quantity! I had seen the original message from Scorpio (Maurizio) waaay back in the wintertime, inviting any xrv’ers who were interested to join with the Italian Transalp owners Summer meeting in the Italian Tyrol. “No way”, I had thought at...
  14. Mechanical Advice
    Help!!!! While in Blighty got me self some of them there blue hagielonie spot light thingies from halfrauds £40 bargain or so i thought :( 55w each and plumbed em in BLOODY GREAT untill they ate me battery:sad1: im only 5ft 9in and 12st wet through and the bike was fully loaded and stopped...
  15. Chatter
    Its been a while since i was last in Blighty and its 39° in tha shade here today and i was thinking of wearing my leathers to ride up France!!!! PHEEEEW and for the UK weather or should i just bring water proofs:( or has climate change got a hold yet:cool: The bikes the only mode of transport...
  16. Transalp
    I don't mean to pick on those of you who live in Blighty ... but you probably have more experience riding in the wet than I do! So ... A few weeks ago, me and Mrs J were out on the TA minding our own business for an afternoon's riding along the Danube. It rained pretty hard (good excuse to...
  17. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Salisbury Plain/Trail ride/ Plod/ 25th/26th July Invite, all welcome Ladies & Gentlemen Time to get those big trailys ready for a weekend down south. A suggested donation to Julia house Hospice would be very welcome http://www.julias-house.org/ £10 pre rider per day would be nice ( but i...
  18. Transalp
    Right as promised here is the report on my recent discovery of a cheaper or easier transalp exhaust modification. It all started when I studied this picture:- There are probably many of us who have a copy of this bike. Where it comes from I do not know or remember but we’ve all probably sat...
  19. Transalp
    Looking at the Riky Cross website i must say their protector bars (recall they call them tank protectors) do look the Dog's Hangin Things ! Has anyone purchased them ? Have no immediate intention of purchasing due to the Euro position :( but would be intersted to hear feedback in readiness for...
  20. Travel
    Hey Everyone!! Long long time since I've visited. Or ridden a bike for that matter! Very poor show i know :( however have been very busy with kids, dogs and the Mrs! Our house is now the local zoo :D Anyway I hope youre all well & enjoying the good biking weather? ;) I'd love a little...
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