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  1. Restoring plastics

    Bodgers Corner
    Got some plastics that are bit faded and marked i read somewhere about bringing them back but can't find it now any suggestions :thumb:
  2. Bringing Africa Twin into US from Mexico

    Africa Twin
    I ran into and ultimately bought a '95 Africa Twin while in Mexico. Seems to be in great shape with a little over 50K on the clock. Great riding bike and fun to explore Mexico. Would like to spend some money on suspension and such, but need to know if I can take it back to the States when I...
  3. Weekend Wanderings in the Highlands - Part 1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Took a little run out with AfricaJim this morning, both of us on F650’s. Jim needed to reacquaint himself with his ‘Ickle Beemer, seeing as he’d not ridden it since March of this year. Went looking for dirt and found a few tracks. 1st off this abandoned cottage next to the upper reaches of the...
  4. European anti bike legislation

    Proposed European legislation against bikes, including compulsory full sleeve day glo jackets, ban on home servicing, ban on replacement parts, computer diagnostics to detect non factory accessories, roadside police mot type stops etc then may I suggest you sign the petition below. If you are...
  5. Hello Everyone, New Transalp owner. 57 plate 650. Nice to meet yas all.

    New (to me) transalp owner. Bringing her home from Birmingham on Saturday up the Boat at Stranraer and across the water to Carrickfergus. Waited so long for one of these. Glad the CBR is finally away. Nice to meet yas all.:o
  6. Mountain - Biking at The National

    Past National Meets
    Seeing as i don't particulary enjoy m'cyling that much now, and the National for me, is about the People, not the Bikes. I was wondering if anyone fancied bringing their mtb along , and riding the excellent Trails at Coed y Brenin or Penmachno on the Saturday instead.
  7. National Meet Points to remember

    Past National Meets
    Here's a brain dump of things to say that I didn't know when I sent the booking forms out, so take note at the back.... When you get to the Llyn Gwynant site you need to book in at reception and say you are part of the XRV National Meet. You obviously don't need to pay again as you have already...
  8. For Sale: Tool Tubes - Anyone want me to bring any to the national meet to save on postage?

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm still bringing in the tool tubes, as I'm coming to the national does anyone want me to bring any to save on postage. I will be doing them at a special members rate of £12.50 each rather than the ebay rate of £13.99 Anyone interested let me know and I'll make sure I bring enough
  9. Dawn 2 Dusk anyone else going?

    Either to race or to watch? See, I'm after a hand with getting enough petrol there to see me through the night! Some water may be handy too... If anyone is, and they'd fancy bringing a 5l can of petrol with them, or a pint or 2 of water I'd love it!! I'll be the tired chap on the white '87...
  10. Gone fishing in western Norway AGAIN! [even more pretty pics]

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello again! Warning -- this thread is VERY picture heavy! Yesterday after enjoying dinner at my moms, she asked if I could get her some trout for todays dinner. I can't say no to that! I called up my good friend Jonny and asked if he wanted to go fishing in Sanddalsvatnet in Myklebust valley...
  11. Burglar released to look after kids

    This is bound to come up, so I thought I would get in first before the tide of 'This country's going to the dogs!' and 'Judges are soft in the head!'. Wayne Bishop is a single parent bringing up five children. How many readers would be capable of that? With a couple of mates, he broke into a...
  12. Charley Boorman on course at BMW

    Charley Boorman is to join Simon Pavey instructing on two exclusive BMW Off Road Skills Level One courses in June in preparation for his Ride Africa adventure in August. Charley trained on the varied terrain of the 4000-acre Walter’s Arena in the Brecon Beacons alongside Ewan McGregor before...
  13. Functional Knee Test ! ?

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Carried out a functional check of my knee today after giving it a serious twist whilst on holiday week before last . . . . . . . by going for a 200 mile ride into the Highlands on the Vara. Headed for Fort Augustus via numerous back roads (just to avoid the “A” roads). Most of the roads...
  14. New Cardo G4 Software out !

    Bike Comms & Audio
    Cardo have released new software to update the G4 headsets. Quite a lot of new features and functions - just keeps getting better ! Version 3.0 – March 2011 Overview - New Features The scala rider G4 3.0 software update is a major milestone, bringing with it innovative new features...
  15. Galloway Forest Park 29th April to 1st May

    Austin's Adventures
    The Scottish Forestry Commission have now confirmed that they are OK for us to ride the bikes through the Galloway forest again. The dates will be meet on Friday 29th (this is a bank holiday for the Royal Wedding), ride through the forest on Forestry Tracks on Saturday and make our way home on...
  16. Fibreglass exhaust wrapping tape: where to buy?

    Mechanical Advice
    I go a high level system for my Ural. It is made for the bike, but there is a danger of a pillion's leg getting burnt if not careful, so I want to buy some of that fibreglass strip that can be wrapped around the pipe work, to insulate from injury. My Dad would be buying it and bringing it...
  17. Children's Xmas Toy Run, Leicestershire

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Anyone interested in adding an XRV presence to this event: Christmas Toy Run I'll be taking Nessie and bringing up the rear end, if the roads are ridable early December :thumbup:
  18. So, what actually is happening next weekend?

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi All, I’m getting loads of emails asking ‘what's happening at the ‘Tortillas to Totems’ Launch @ the Ace Café next weekend?’ :thumbright: So I thought I’d pop up a post. Here goes… If people get there early enough they can treat themselves to one of the Ace Cafe's famous breakfasts! I shall...
  19. New Honda off-road line-up

    Today Honda is to relaunch its CRF450X and CRF250X for 2011 with new Honda Racing graphics and has given the CRF100F “a substantial makeover, bringing its image closer to its big brother, the CRF450R”. It too has Honda Racing colours and graphics, but also a new rear fender shape...
  20. Scotland - 17 to 25 Jul 2010

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Having had a change in circumstances which meant I got an extra two months in the sunny UK, as well as being unable to sell my bike for (what I determined to be) a reasonable price, I decided to reward myself with a ride from London up through Wales and around Scotland. As I'd never been before...