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  1. Paragliding

    Chatter
    Does any one here fly?? Whilst away I took a course and I'm hooked, I want more experience though before I fork out and buy harness and glider. Just wondered if any one here flew "Ride out Fly out" seems a great combination
  2. DRZ 400 Gearing

    Suzuki
    What's the best combination of sprockets for gearing on the drz-400? I found that when up to your eyeballs in mud that first isn't really low enough? Marc
  3. RD 04 body parts ...

    Africa Twin
    hello, i'm new around here ... i just got myself a RD04 '91 and yesterday i have lost on the road the right back side pannel ... it was realy strange ... i was going around 100 - 120 km/h which is 60 to 70 mph, on a clear asphalt road, and the pannel just got away .... i saw it missing 70 km...
  4. Starting XR400 from Cold

    XR
    I have an 03 XR400 which I have just bought. When its hot it starts first kick and runs extremely well. When cold it takes a good 10 minutes to get it started, it fires but wont pick up. Im trying on a combination of half and full choke with no throttle. I have changed to plug today (which...
  5. What's what on an H4?

    Mechanical Advice
    I have finally received my KMX 200 headlamp, and I now want to wire it up sot that I can undo the bullet connectors for the 35/35 unti and replace it with a wired bit for the 55/60 bulb. I have wire. I have bullet connectors. I even have the plastic socket that attaches to the back of an H4...
  6. Best colour RED?SILVER?BLUE? BLACK?

    Transalp
    i'm about to put a deposit down on a new TA and i have a choice of red, black, and the blue. Unfortunately my prefered choice the silver, is sold out of stock. the blue one for some reason has a silver side panel and silver mud guard not too keen on the combination............ so with your help...
  7. What should I check.

    Transalp
    Hi guys. Being new to biking and having the bike in the garage for the last three weeks. I'm going to do 200mile on sat and again on sunday. But apart from what you learn on your Das. The basics. All fluid levels and cables moving. What would you or should I check before I set off. I need...
  8. *Another* tyre question - Metzeler 33/55

    Transalp
    Back in the days when I had a BMW F650 (A "Mk1" type from the first year of manufacture) I used to have (I think) the standard pairing of Metzeler 33 and 55 tyres on it. They were road tyres, no doubt about it, but very good. A friend tells me these were superseded by the 330 and 550 as a...
  9. Garage near death experience.

    Transalp
    :D :D Well, my "new" frame/engine was in just the wrong place to fit the exhaust and other bits to, so I tried to move it. As I've said before, I'm only a little bloke, and the axel stand under the front of the frame/center stand combination is not the most stable. Any way, after I got the...
  10. Crash bars - best type mounting wise?

    Africa Twin
    Guys, might have a set on the way - question is which type have the best mounting method - i.e. strongest/easiest. I'm more interested in strongest as opposed to easiest, but a combination of the 2 would be nice, provided it sways firmly toward strongest.... What does the collective reckon...
  11. off road training days

    Competitions / Trials
    off road training days... ok this was in the pipeline for later next year (as its part of another on going project ) but if people are interested then no reason why it cannot be brought forward. The idea is either: a one day specific course run to help those that want to learn a bit more from...
  12. Forks new oil.....

    Transalp
    Right another one for the guys. I need to get the fork oil changed, the front end feels dangerous to say the least. Its proabably a combination of bad tyre wear on the front, headrace/wheel bearings need replacing , but i also suspect that the forks arent up to scratch, although they have WP...
  13. How to ????

    Africa Twin
    After my return from Austria i am even more in love with my @ than before, so i have decided to spend some serious cash on improvements. So any info on the following would be apprciated. 1. Upside down fork conversion ----Marzzochcci ? 2. Front caliper conversion ----do Varadeo ones fit ? 3...
  14. Sennheiser CX300 + iPOD Shuffle 2 Gen

    Mechanical Advice
    I bought my iPOD shuffle 1Gen just after my bike! Couldn' stand riding without music... But the stock headphones or the later Sennheiser MX500 inside the helmet...:rolleyes: Now I just found the perfect, easy, and great quality combination at a great price for music while riding: My...
  15. Northern Scotland XRV Meet - Report

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Great North Run (no marathon running from this lot though) From door to door, for me 313 miles. Through rain but mainly shine (thank you Met office, you actually got it right) rode the Team Honda, into the valleys of the northern glens. And what a ride it was. 3 set out from Elgin...
  16. Embarassing wind problem

    Transalp
    Actually, tisn't funny ! I'm finding I can't safely go above 60mph on the motorway as I'm being hit badly by gusting. I'm 6ft so the standard screen channels the airstream nicely onto my head which doesn't help but I really feel uncomfortable at much above 55mph as I'm hit by the occasional...
  17. Getting smart with "New Posts" search

    Chatter
    This new software has some great features, you'll all know about the New Posts link up there, which has the URL of http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/search.php?do=getnew But what if you don't want to search through the Transalp area? Then you just add &exclude=35 to the end so...
  18. More tyres; radial v crossply

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    This is something I know little enough about, I've always just used the recommended fitments on whatever bike I've had and I've only ever had 1 bike with radials (Honda Hornet). Here's my question; I have a friend with a gsx750f, the newer type with the curvy body and the pointy tail and it...
  19. Tyres ...

    Transalp
    This has probably been done to death, but ... Has anyone tried ContiEscapes on a transalp ? Another similarly priced tyre is the Pirelli Scorpion MT90 AT - any thoughts - they are std fit on KTM 950 and have alot of work to do on them so should last well on a trannie. I guess I want an 80/20...
  20. Squirrel

    Jokes
    Not sure if i beleive this really, "I never dreamed slowly cruising on my motorcycle through a residential neighborhood could be so incredibly dangerous! Little did I suspect. I was on Brice Street - a very nice neighborhood with perfect lawns and slow traffic. As I passed an oncoming car, a...
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