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  1. Wanted: Front and/or right-hand fairings for 2002 Transalp 650

    For Sale / Wanted
    Following a recent topple, we are looking to replace the front and right-hand fairings on Brian, a 2002 Transalp 650. If you have such for sale, please PM and we'll supply mobile number.
  2. Austins Adventures - wind, rain, the Scottish Isles, whisky & rough ferry crossings!!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Austins Adventures - wind, rain, the Scottish Isles, whisky & rough ferry crossings!! What an Adventure! I set off last Monday (24/9), the plan was to meet Paul (Bimbler) mid morning for a nice steady run through the Dales & Dumfries & Galloway & stay on his boat Monday evening in...
  3. Brian and Nessie make it to the National

    National Meets
    Well, this was Nessie's first ever National. Although I managed to show my face at Dartmoor and (briefly) in Wales, this was my first time on my own 2 wheels. All I can say is, it was fantastic. I was too busy keeping the bike upright and/or having a good time to remember to take any photos, but...
  4. Lulu gets back on the road for another grand day out #1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I’ve not been able to post much or check in to the forum as often as I’d have liked so it’s time to update on my posts about my (faltering) journey towards full bikerdom. A combination of appalling weather this “summer” and work and family commitments have meant that I’ve had fewer...
  5. Wilber rear shock now ... Or wait for Ricor?

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads, I'm currently in Singapore, partly on vacation, partly to stock up on some needed spares for my RD07A, like tires and cables. Having found almost all things I was looking for, I unexpectedly found a new Wilbers shock. Presumably a 640, but I forgot to take note, so not 100% sure. I...
  6. What did you get for Christmas ?

    Chatter
    Merry Christmas one & all hope you had a fab festive one ! I got a fab digital tyre pressure gauge, simon's cat book, cars 2, captain america & the inbetweeners movie on dvd. Cars 2 is fab watched it before lunch, also got some brian griffin lounge pants, a brevil toaster, & some other fab &...
  7. In which the students come back, Nessie does a ton,and takes a(nother) tumble

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've said it before, never a ride on Nessie that doesn't turn into an adventure one way or another :color:. This one involved student pranks, four counties (Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire & Warwickshire), Nessie reaching a ton (no, mileage in a day, not speed ;)), her having a gentle...
  8. Lulu & Nessie pass a milestone and the Trannie gets christened

    Chatter
    Since she came under my tender care I'd kept a trip record of the miles I've done on Nessie, and today we went over the 1K mark (bottom figure). Not much by XRV standards, but all the same it felt like a milestone to me. Went out on a short ride today. Chris came round on his new Transalp...
  9. "Daves" carb mod ...any reasons not too/bad experiences?

    Dominator / FMX
    fancy a bit more oomph but don't want to mess up my bike which runs fairly sweetly although quite thirsty. should I go for it or leave alone ? your advice/experiences please ( i'm aware without declaration that insurance could be dodgy ) Dave's Carb Mods - XR650L Carb Mods by Dave Closs & Brian...
  10. Out and about

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had the day off, so not had a good run on the Heinkel really yet so I headed out, not really knowing where to go. Headed towards Abergavenny, then along to Hereford, then turned left along B roads of mid Wales. Ended up down the very nice and possibly one of the nicest roads in the South of...
  11. My new Honda Trail bike

    Other Honda
    I collect my Honda Trail Bike today. Its one of the very first of its model type. It has one or two neat features that should make it a good bike to use on and off road. The gearbox is four speed plus a high low (on off road) transfer box giving a total of eight speeds. Honda call it Dual...
  12. Current Registered Riders

    The Longest Day
    For anyone interested here is a list of the 69 Registered Riders so far 001 David Shaw - David S 002 Bryan Hounsell - Big Nose Bry 003 Andy Mckenzie 004 michael kahl - mikey 005 Tom Boyle - alpslapper 006 Ray Selway - Raymo 007 Dave Ricketts - Dave R 008 John Whyman 009 Nigel farquhar -...
  13. Ickle Beemers first run

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, today I spent the morning fitting heated grips, repair to the throttle cable adjuster, fix the water in the petrol tank issue due to a choked drain pipe and final cleaning of the 97 BMW F650ST I've bought as a winter hack. Once complete, had a cup of soup then got changed into my gear and...
  14. Salt & Gold DVD

    Travel
    Today I am off and really couldn't be bothered - had several weeks on the go so today was me time. I went over to Adventure-spec: off-road motorbike gear to order some bits for the Africa Twin and while there I was saying how the DVD Aim for the Horizon was great and I think everyone out there...
  15. Wanted: xl250s bits

    For Sale / Wanted
    I need for my 1978 xl250s (lage front wheel model) speedo cable gide/stay (goes on the forks, almost any condition) front indicators (must be good condition stem type not the handlebar mounted type) cable guide (under the back mudguard, almost any condition) cable for the back lights...
  16. For Sale: xl600lm and lmf stuff

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a set of LMF forks in good condition, some very light pitting at the top (no in the travel) fork seals were ok when bike stripped just over a year ago. Genuine manual, brought but no wiring diagram in, 1found one in German had it translated and blown up 4x. Forks £45 plus post Manual...
  17. raymo back

    The Longest Day
    well that’s me back 1944 miles too many folk to thank for a great event but must mention.. 05 Raggerty ( GSXR 600R ) and 38 Stageonesimmo ( RD07 ) Brian & I told Richard we would look after Karen when his BM was left at the ferry port in Wales stuck in 6th , and she wanted to...
  18. Mid Wales Dual Sport

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Beautiful day out in Mid Wales yesterday, we got more than our fair share of sunshine, dry trails, empty mountain roads and it was great craic. We had some really beautiful views over Llyn Brianne and found no tourist traffic, just loads of cyclists out on the mountain roads. It's been dry for...
  19. Dual sport

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hey its well documented I have gone through bikes, maybe its because the XR has been so much fun, everything else just doesnt do all the things the XR can... in my eyes. One day its in the woods and over the bogs, next day it can be cutting up city traffic. So as its now my only bike Im trying...
  20. PDOiler installed on XL700VA

    Transalp
    I just want to share some photos of the installation of the PDOiler on my XL700VA. The connector for the accessories harness was purchased from Jim (www.easternbeaver.com) while the PDOiler from Brian (www.pdoiler.co.uk). Dealing with both was an excellent experience, no issues at all...
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