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  1. If you go to one event this year

    Chatter
    Make it the National meeting in Norfolk 7-9 September. Just in case new members have not seen this, please make sure as many people as possible are aware. It's gonna be a great weekend.
  2. 2012 National Meet, Norfolk - Offical thread - 7-9 Sept Broad Farm

    National Meets
    We're booked into Broad Farm camping and Caravan site with James' (Jaqueslemac's) band due to play on the Saturday night. There is a bar/ club that serves meals on site, which is open until midnight. We will have a field all to ourselves and can, if we feel the need, put up a marquee there...
  3. Tiger 800xc test ride

    Test Ride Reports
    A good friend recently traded his (55 reg) 650 Alp for a Tigger. Tonight, I took it out for a spin ;-) ...... 1st impressions; the engine is sweet & soooo smooth with nice, strong linear performance from pretty much tickover. Once up to speed you notice how poor the standard screen is with...
  4. My Review of the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Test Ride Reports
    Last Sunday I managed to get a test ride on the new 2011 Honda CBR250R from Perth Motorcycles. I was the first to get a shot on it apart from the staff at the dealers and it only had 30 miles on it! I'm not thinking of buying one but I like to try as broad a spectrum of bikes as I can. And...
  5. todays a good Sunday.....

    Chatter
    up at 1 this morning to watch the WSB round and then back to bed for 3 hrs, go up and met up with BobA and Windmill john for a coffee and breakfast followed by a gentle ride with Big bad bob through Hooe, Battle, Broad oak down to rye - more coffee and then a bimble back through Winchelsea...
  6. sailsbury offroad meet

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all , Well first off a big thanks to those namely Jeff ,Ben and Powroll for attending on such a cold frosty morning sure you`ll agree the trouble was worth all the laughs:D. I arrived at about 9.30am to temps of -1c and finding the plain had bad ice on some trails. Then I went for a...
  7. poetic license

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A gorgeous spring morning was just too good to waste so I was out on my Triumph Tiger at 7-00 this morning. Run over the moors to Whitby for a cuppa and a sausage bun, too good to ride straight home so I rode on to Scarborough and pulled up outside the Oasis cafe for another cuppa and a chat...
  8. Boating in the Norfolk Broads

    Chatter
    Can anyone recommend a boatyard in the Norfolk Broads where we can rent a cabin cruiser. We are a family of two adults and two teenagers and are looking for something around the middle of July this year. Any help appreciated.
  9. Anglo-Italian Transalp owners meet-up 2009

    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...
  10. Britain's Coast

    Travel
    This is something I've been thinking about doing for a few weeks now. Hopefully by early Autumn I'll have some time off work and be able to set off. Up until last Saturday I owned a DR 350 (hence the username) which was going to be my weapon of choice (with a few touring mods to help). All was...
  11. ta'Translap goes shopping

    Transalp
    Capacious, eh! Really, who needs a parking pain in the arse 4x4 and a barking Labrador when there’s an M/c’s only space out front of the supermarket door. That broad pillion piece providing an extra wide resting place for a big box full of domestic necessities. Shopping chores sorted, The...
  12. Meesh's motorcycle adventures

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I understand that some of you have been waiting for this. So here it is... my latest MOTORCYCLE adventures! Hope you enjoy... Meesh’s first two days with her new motorbike - Ben! I got up early and rushed to look out of the window. Was it real? Had Ben really come to me yesterday? My...
  13. I Can rebuild her!! (6 milliion zim dollar dominator)

    Dominator / FMX
    Right some of you will know about my bike being nicked (thanks for all your kind support). But i do have her back now and its a bit of a sad sight. for those that dont know what happened my dommie was nicked outside my mums house in broad daylight 4 days after i had fully restored it and built...
  14. Leather Biker jacket no longer needed

    For Sale / Wanted
    Akito leather jacket, in very good nick, needs a good home. Collection or cost of postage only. This jacket was passed on to me and was always slightly on the small side. I cannot read the size but I am a fairly broad-shouldered 5' 10" (and a half) rugby player - for all that read "fat". Here's...
  15. Tyre poll?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Some years ago members ran a useful suvey of various trye models. http://www.xrv.org.uk/tyre_poll/tyre_poll_results.php Many models listed are now discontinued and/or superceded. How feasible would it be to create a new survey? If we did, can I please ask people to respond only with what they...
  16. Xr Miles Per Tank?

    XR
    Just wondering if someone could let me know how many kilometres i can expect to get out of my 2005 XR400 when i brim fill the standard tank? Also what sort of distance can i expect to get out of the reserve tank? I realise this is a broad question to ask due to how you ride the bike...im...
  17. Varadero Specs

    Varadero Technical Specs
    Introduction Honda’s class-leading Adventure Touring flagship, the mighty and majestic Varadero, brings a whole wide world of new riding frontiers within easy reach for the most far-ranging blend of motorcycling enjoyment you’ve ever had the pleasure to experience. Powered by a slim...
  18. The [email protected] tried to steal my AT!!

    Chatter
    I work in Westminster in an area where there are loads of government offices and political party headquarters, so the place is absolutely infested with CCTV cameras. There are also quite a lot of pedestrians all day long and still they have the nerve to try and steal the bike in broad daylight...
  19. Ignition Barrel

    Africa Twin
    Just to top off a really cr*p week at work, I left the office yesterday & without looking, proceeded to insert my ingition key into a big gaping hole where the ignition barrel used to be. F**K! :cussing: It seems that some dirty W****R had attempted to seal my bike by very neatly removing the...
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