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  1. Probably a very silly question - XL700 reserve tank/switch - fuel questions

    Transalp
    Sorry I have googled but no firm conclusion. XL700 2009 - is there a 'reserve' tank? If yes, where is the switch to chose it? Also do you have to fill it separately or just in the normal hole? Yes...this is my first proper bike :occasion8: p.s roughly how many miles should I get from a full tank?
  2. If you had to chose

    Africa Twin
    This is the scenario: You have to commute 140 km daily. You chose to do it on an XLV (say from 92-93) or an XTZ 750 (same age). Which do you chose and why? Note that on the home journey you may be find time to take the longer, dirt road route, home!
  3. Spain/Portugal trip

    Travel
    Hi guys We are thinking of doing a trip to Spain/Portugal the end of March this year. The plan is to take the ferry over to Santander or Bilboa and then ride the chosen routes. We only have about 10-14 days and do not want to do 300 miles every day but rather enjoy the scenery than trying to...
  4. Confessions of a Harley rider

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    Hiya, joined this forum about 6 months ago when I bought a 1987 600 Transalp. Mainly bought because the narrow country lanes where I live are frequently covered in mud, slime and cow cow sh*t, and I wanted a chance to wash this less often ; She's a 2004 Softail Standard, my 6th Harley, and...
  5. New Africa Twin CRF1000 a step closer....

    Africa Twin
    From Italian website earlier today... Honda’s New Africa Twin To Be Unveiled at EICMA? Rumors continue to leak out about Honda’s purported new Africa Twin. This time it’s Italian website Insella.IT that reports additional details about the new rumored bike. My Italian is not very good so I...
  6. Central Wheels good service.

    Africa Twin
    I have been following africa madnesses horror story with central Wheels closely, his experience has been nothing less than shocking. Just wanted to post quickly about my recent experience with them. I am building the wheels myself therefore only required rims and spoke sets. Chose the Morad rims...
  7. WIN Tickets to British Superbike Campionship @ Donington

    Discounts / Deals
    Hi Folks, One Pair of BSB Tickets for Donington up for grabs! - Three Day Pass valid from Friday 5th September 2014 Our friends at Motul have given us tickets to British Superbike Championship To win these tickets please send us a Pm saying GIVE ME DONINGTON TICKETS The winner will be...
  8. A day in the Dales

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, took a week off work (and decided not to go back!) so last weekend Fiona and myself organized a van, loaded in the Transalp and headed down to our good friend Simon Hudsons in Barnoldswick! Van booked from Enterprise for 08.30 on Friday, eventually get the van at 12.40! Not a great...
  9. Hi, from NZ

    Transalp
    I've been watching the forums for the last 18 months or so, ALOT of good info on here, great site! I've learned so much just from reading various threads/ posts. Had a lazy Saturday night available so I thought I owed you guys a post and some photo's. Manufactured in Spain in 2006, registered...
  10. National 2014 - Important Announcement

    National Meets
    As many of us have become all too aware there has been a bit of a migration of xrv regulars to bigtrailie.co.uk and this is in a large part due to the indifference of new owners of this site towards the membership generally and more specifically in not supporting community events such as the...
  11. New rider, new Transalp! (Pics included...)

    Transalp
    Morning all! It's taken me a while to actually get round to posting my pictures, have been keeping track of the forum for about 3 months...! (Especially like that midlands to Malta thread, what an inspiration!) I passed my test on the 2nd December, then got my TA on the 8th. I'm not all that...
  12. CB500x - Lets ride

    Other Honda
    Today I finally got the chance to take this new little run-around for a test ride. Nearest Honda dealer to me is some 75 miles away in Aberdeen, so with an eye on the weather throughout the preceding week, I ventured east on my first free Saturday (free now that the shooting season is over)...
  13. There and back again

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    There and back again A quote from Lord of the rings, the film being made on location in New Zealand. I needed some distraction over xmas new year and wanting to get away I couldn't get any further than NZ. I chose the right place to get distracted. Many say the best parts of Europe are mirrored...
  14. Rectifier Upgrade Question

    Africa Twin
    I am finally getting around to upgrading the rectifier on my AT. I chose an FH008BA off of a CBR600 because it fits (it's actually thinner than the stock one) and it looks like the wiring is the same (two red, two green and three yellow). I've seen the offerings from Jim at Eastern Beaver...
  15. New here, saying hi!

    Chatter
    I´m new to this forum, still not owning a gravel bike, but have big plans to sell my current bike (a Honda VFR800Fi) and buy a trail bike. Reason is I dont get the same thrill out of the road bike after hitting a deer in 2012, and as I have been riding bothe MX as Enduro in the past, it feels a...
  16. 2001 mods Fuel pump? Reg/rectifier?

    Transalp
    Greetings all recently bought a 2001 650 Transalp which has already been fairly comprehensivley kitted out to travel on. Aluminium boxes, touring scottoiler, power sockets and taller screen, new wheel bearings and large crash bars already fitted by the previous owner... lucky me. It's already...
  17. Complaint about Galloway Activity Centre 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    This is what I said... Hi Kieran and Laura, I thought you might appreciate some honest feedback following our weekend camping at GAC. I am sorry to have to say we were disappointed overall and you failed to live up to your usual standard. The confusion over booking bunks in the...
  18. A northen trip

    Africa Twin
    Saturday morning I got in the seat and headed north. I've lived up north in Luleå and spent a lot of time in the swedish mountains and forrests through my life but never gone far north to the Finnish and Norvegian wilderness, I figured i would be a nice start of a long vacation to get my mind of...
  19. Part 2 of my tall transalp: Its now a Mad Max Post Apocalyptic survival bike

    Transalp
    Uploaded with ImageShack.us The below one was taken a while ago, I have since cut the rear mudguard extender right back. Part 2. of the story of my tall transalp.. http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc210/chrisyabass/Graffitti%20on%20Hosier%20Lane%20%20-%20Melbourne/alane1.jpg OK, I...
  20. BMW Off Road Skills

    Riding
    This is a writeup I did for my local IAM rag but I thought it might be of interest to some here. There was more that a nip in the air when we all assembled in Ystalyfera, South Wales at the BMW Offroad Skills headquarters to be greeted by husband and wife team Simon and Linley Pavey along with...
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