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  1. Pressing crank bearings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  2. Suspension upgrade

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys as the good weather is just round the next snowy corner and time to play will be upon us in no time, I’m thinking of trying to make some improvements I’m not planning a full fork swap for KTM stuff, but I find the front a bit soft, most of my riding will be on tarmac, and around...
  3. For Sale: RD07 Xrv750 1997 full bike with two open engines for sale canada west coast

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have an intact frame of my beautiful 1997 XRV 750 First original Engine is out and and open (by pro mechanic Donner engine from Netherlands also out and open. Many good parts. all plastics there 2 x skid plate Heppco and Becker hard case frame and crash bars selling all as parts location in...
  4. Bimble up to the David Silvers Honda Museum in Suffolk

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  5. Sore backside ?

    Transalp
    Hi folks just back from my first long distance tour 2500 miles around the coast of Ireland one thing that has left an impression on me is the discomfort I have been in due to the shape of the seat on my 650 Transalp. Does anyone know of a replacement seat similar to the Africa Twin Enduro style...
  6. GPS woe's

    Travel
    Hi are there any GPS experts on the forum? I am planning a trip around the coast of Ireland this year, I'm plotting my route using the on line satmap xpedition software and downloading as GPX Tracks. All well and good so far, after sorting the glitch with satmaps format I import them to...
  7. Wanted: XRV750 Africa Twin

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello everyone, New member here looking for an Africa Twin. I am hoping to find a good condition bike with reasonable mileage. Condition more important than exact model, colour etc. Based on the south coast U.K. in the New Forest but am happy to travel for the right bike. Many thanks.
  8. Back firing

    Varadero
    Hi , anyone got an idea what could be causing my 2004 varadero to back fire , it happens on the over run when I close the throttle and coast in gear at about 2500 rpm . Chris
  9. Los Angeles Newbie "jspeed53"

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hey y'all!  I have an NT650 Hawk GT ... What you guys call a "BROS". Has anyone mated the xrv750 motor to the BROS frame? 樂 I just returned home from a four-day trip in the high Sierra Mountains for the West Coast Hawk Rally (WCHR) and inspired to get more power in my bike. Fellas here have...
  10. New Influx Magazine - Scooter Mania and Teenage Kicks

    Chatter
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to drop in and let you know about the new edition of Influx Magazine. This month we’ve been chatting with veterans of the scooter scene, we headed to the coast to shoot scooters by the seaside, and we’ve been looking back at the post-war history of scootering and...
  11. Cycle Tours- A ride planning tool for softroaders

    Great Roads/Routes
    A while ago I brought I brought an’ Ordnance Survey Cycle Tours for Gloucestershire and Hereford & Worcester’ containing 24 one day routes. These are mostly all on road with few partial off road at the end. They are generally 30 to 40 miles long through country lanes. The routes are shown on OS...
  12. Wanted: Dommie Wanted, low miles, late model.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Sold my 1999 red Dommie, sniff sniff, in the summer but Im already missing it, so much I need another. Being very picky I'd like a low milage, NOT RED, under 20000, 1999 ish bike (like mine). so if you got one collecting dust please please drop me a line, i promise it'll never be a street...
  13. Off on a ride tomorrow

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'm off on an IBA ride in the morning it runs every year in memory of someone close to you the rider, I'm doing it in my dads name thou he died many years ago. I'm going to attempt a SS 2000 Gold which is 2000 miles in 36 hours. As I usual do on ride like these have a few backup ride that I...
  14. Lithium Battery ?

    Transalp
    As I was about to head off to the West Coast last week, the battery decided to die on my 2011 Transalp ! Anyway i want to replace it but wondered if anyone has any experience of the new Lithium Batteries and if they are worth the few extra quid and if they can be a direct replacement, like the...
  15. UK - Nordkapp

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back from a brilliant 12 day ride from UK to Nordkapp. Eurotunnel, France, Belgium, NL, Germany, Denmark, East Coast Sweden, Rovaniemie Finland , Kautokeino/Alta/Nordkapp Norway And then zigzagged down through Norway taking in Tromso, Lofoten Islands, Trondheim, Atlantic Road and...
  16. A2 compliant for lanky lad

    Other Bikes
    Charlie is hoping to do his A2 bike training and test shortly after passing his Theory last week. Now come the fun part, choosing the Bike... I am happy for him to bimble about on my NX400 for a while, but at 30hp, it's not going to set the roads alight (possibly a good thing!) and if I can get...
  17. Advice on Sweden, urgent

    Great Roads/Routes
    Hi, need some help on Sweden. We are some bikers >10 leaving to Sweden from Sandefjord in june/july. Plan is to do the south-west coast of sweden on ok roads towards helsingborg-helsingør, and back the east coast of Denmark (here we have reasonably good control). I need advice on best roads and...
  18. Thinking about warmer days

    XR
    Whilst the sunshine says spring is coming, here's a reminder of the warmer days ahead. Taken on the moors overlooking Niarbyl Bay on the West Coast of the Isle of Man during the Manx Grand Prix in August 2014... If you haven't ridden off road on the Island yet, I highly recommend it.... Stuart
  19. Drowning over here...

    Chatter
    Southern part of Sweden is submerged. The west coast were I'm situated is having its fair share of downpour too. I think it's going to be a long cold winter... I will need something to work on in the garage. Either an AT or a TA. I know it's not the fastest color combo, but I would love...
  20. West of Crete on a scoot

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Returned recently from a 2 week jaunt in Crete, exploring mountain villages and seeking out the quieter;);) beaches. Rented a scoot. The man in the shop said we could take it anywhere - "Balos every day if you like" (Balos is nearly an hour down a dirt road.) This is a tarmac trip down the West...
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