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  1. For Sale: Faulty XRV650 (or Transalp)CDI Unit - for repair

    For Sale / Wanted
    Removed as faulty. I understand these can be opened and repaired by someone with more time and competence than me! £15 posted. Four pics:
  2. 2014 KTM 450 Rally Race Bike

    Everything Orange - KTM
    First Photos of the 2014 KTM 450 Rally Race Bike Looks like a competent bike
  3. Can't compete with Mongolia

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A little run out today with Bob and Steve. Bit muddy in places but great fun. Thanks for the poshest sausage sandwich ever Bob! (and the most expensive!!)
  4. Morag's first ride with Lulu

    OK, first off - name has been decided following Sadpsych's suggestion of Morag - the monster from Loch Morar. Continuing a theme from Nessie, then, and reflecting the bike's soul - she's already proving to be a bit of a monster :rolleyes:. Having never ridden anything bigger than Nessie, apart...
  5. So, farewell then Nessie, my friend...

    She's seen me through adventures galore, not to mention my bike test and my first "proper" National. She's rescued a fireblade on more than one occasion :rolleyes:. She's been (more than) tolerant of my amateur and at times incompetent riding of her. She's been neglected in terms of maintenance...
  6. Living with the Crosstourer

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Well, that's my first season with the Crosstourer, I hope to get it out maybe another one or two runs this month but if the gritters appear that'll be it for this year. Any way, only 4000 miles on the VFR1200X this year due to health issues. I'm still coming to grips with the power and speed of...
  7. Regional Nationals... Anyone Interested

    National Meets
    I had a chat with a few folk at this years National about getting together more often that at just the Nationals and while there was the regional meets which tended just to be one day meetups for rideouts, there tended to be little in the diary for folk to get together for an overnighter or...
  8. Seals, slow races and posh camping

    National Meets
    Having ridden a bike for ten minutes the Saturday before the national, for the first time in three months, I'd booked a van to take the bike to the National. This also meant I could camp in luxury, with the family tent, gas cooker, chairs and tables, electricity hook-up, comfortable bed with...
  9. Advice needed in Mongolia: Transalp output shaft/ sprocket/ retainer problem, Urgent

    Hi guys I'm nearing the end of my 7 week trip through Central Asia, Altai-Russia and Mongolia. I have a problem, I think, and would be really grateful for suggestions/ comments/ possible solutions. It is also urgent as I fly home to England next weekend (today Sat 25th Aug, flight Sat 1st...
  10. Tendays in Croatia

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Not much of a TR but I was in Dubrovnik for a week at a mate's wedding. Hired a scooter for a day for a quick recce and a KLE500 for 2 days 2-up. This a Piaggio X7 250cc. It was quicker than I expected and OK for overtaking trucks on the coast road. I rode it down to Cavtat, had a look at the...
  11. Crosstourer has landed

    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  12. Morocco - piste Merzouga Mahmid and back - Africa Twin point of view

    Africa Twin
    I recently made another trip to Morocco this time with the purpose of riding the Merzouga-Mahmid piste and back. Since I've always received kind and useful feedback from I'll write a short resume that might be of interest to anyone. In a nutshell: Group 1x Africa Twin, 2x KTM990...
  13. Economics

    Boris's Moral Dilemma thread, and also that by Africajim regarding warranty work, have got me thinking about the cost of owning a new-ish bike. Notwithstanding the fact that most, if not all, modern vehicles have way more electronics than the Saturn V moon rockets and therefore need Deep Blue...
  14. For Sale: Gasgas EC250 2004

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    This is my beloved offroad bike that i'm putting up for sale. If it sells then fine if it doesn't i'm not too worried only reason i'm putting it up is the wife's pregnant and has 2 weeks left, i can't see me having much time in the next couple of years to compete so it seems a waste having it...
  15. Triumph Tiger 800XC one season later.

    Test Ride Reports
    I bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC at the beginning of 2011 and following a summer season here in the UK I would like to report my findings, if for no other reason, to clarify the half truths regarding my complaints over the last six months. Following the press releases through the MSN I was...
  16. In which the students come back, Nessie does a ton,and takes a(nother) tumble

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've said it before, never a ride on Nessie that doesn't turn into an adventure one way or another :color:. This one involved student pranks, four counties (Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire & Warwickshire), Nessie reaching a ton (no, mileage in a day, not speed ;)), her having a gentle...
  17. Bloody hand op - issed another one

    This hand op is taking it's toll on me now 8 weeks in from surgery, missed another one of my favourite comps. Idless woods SWEC enduro was on Sunday i was unable to compete as injured at moment and missed it so here is what i missed Idless Woods SWEC enduro Part A - YouTube...
  18. Guess what i missed out on this weekend

    Due to my hand op i've been unable to compete or ride for a while in the mean time my mate did this on sunday. The event was in Lamorna which is a village / hamlet the otherside of Penzance. The course was about 6 miles and is a fairly open course unlike most of the hare n hounds / enduro's down...
  19. KX Urban Thrills 2011

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Dear XRV users I have checked with the admins/mods and I have been kindly allowed to publicise these free events round the country during August. Hope to see some of you there! KX Urban Thrills League: Coming to a Town Near You!! Get ready for thrills and spills as KX Urban Thrills League...
  20. Shark Evoline - You can update your original to Evoline 2 spec (Great service report)

    Hi All, I have a Shark Evoline, which is the dogs :happy9::happy9:. The best thing about it is the fact that it can be worn (legally) in both open and closed position. The only two disadvantages are that the sunvisor is not long enough, and ends just at my eyeline when riding the transalp...