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  1. Wheel building.

    Autumn greetings from Viking land. I am thinking about having a go at wheel building and know absolutely nothing about what I am letting myself in for. I will be needing something else to do now that my engine re-build is nearing completion. My project has got a 16x5 inch rear wheel that I am...
  2. Rat Bike/Tracker project nearing completion

    Well we have gone from this to this then... and to and.. Frame, yoke, swingarm and wheels all powdercoated. Engine sprayed matt black. Tank stripped and clear lacquered. I know it wont be to everyone's taste on here, but I am pretty happy with it so far. There are a few...
  3. whats the going rate for a full set of rear rd04 plastics etc?

    Africa Twin
    Both side panels, rear cowl, rack, light. Have stripped mine off to further the ratification of the sumo. Might ebay but would rather sell to forum member. Am not paid up at the moment but will sign up on completion of sale �� :thumbup:
  4. New Seat.

    I finally ordered the seat for my dommie project. The bike is at the electricians place awaiting completion and should be ready within the next week or so.:thumbup: I have ordered the top left hand seat and I have chosen chestnut as the colour:D:D:D This bike is going to be the dogs wotsits...
  5. Himalaya roadtrip 1200 km riding world's highest passes and BBC most dangerous roads.

    During my motorcycle trip overland from Holland to Nepal, in 2008, I drove already through the Himalayas on my BMW R1200GS. Unfortunately in 2008 I could not visit the highest mountain passes in the world, because all the passes were closed due to snow. In 2014 I did get an invitation to...
  6. sooo...what's the deal with AT's ??

    Africa Twin
    i've got a dominator at the moment and its that seasonal time when i look around for another bike(i do it every year but still have the dommie). this time i have been looking more intently on africa twins. i have been told of a fairly local elderly gentleman who has an early rd03 or 04 that he's...
  7. 150% council tax!

    If you purchase a property that has been empty for some time, you get no longer get any free council tax period, even on a property undergoing renovation/not habitable. If said newly acquired property has been empty for 2 years or more (eg, reposession) you may have to pay 150% council tax rate...
  8. Offroad training in Scotland

    Last weekend I was fortunate enough to enjoy a day in the company of MotoScotland and below is my take on the days events. As the dramatic Argyll countryside rolled by the car window the temptation to stop and wait to see the sunrise was almost too much to bear but I was a man on a mission and...
  9. Starter solenoid wiring melted and no spark

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys! So my rebuild is nearing completion, the red connector had on top of the starter solenoid had melted and came apart when I tried to remove it along with the fuse etc so I replaced the complete relay/solenoid. Would love confirmation of which way around the wires go if anyone has a...
  10. tl125 colour

    Other Honda
    i have a 76 tl nearing completion which should be sprayed silver with orange flash. i prefer the earlier silver and blue, so does anyone have a suggestion for the closest match for the blue? i use an audi silver. thanks.
  11. HELP! 78 xl250s wheels offset

    hi all. im nearing completion of my 250s full restoration. one problem. i neglected to check if there was an offset on the front and rear wheel before dismanteling:(.the guy rebuilding them has asked what it is. there might actually be none. so does anyone know? it can be checked by putting a...
  12. Discount - Fuel Exhausts for Transalp

    Discounts / Deals
    All, We've been given a 10% discount for use against Transalp exhausts. The code needed is XRV-OC-2011 and it needs to be entered at the checkout stages. You must ensure that the code goes in at the basket checkout stage as codes will not be applied after completion of order. Cheers Dave
  13. Sold: Yamaha XTZ 660 Tenere-NOW SOLD

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my Yamaha XTZ 660 Currently on a SORN and I have only done 56 miles on her during the last two years, and with my XRV project bike nearing completion she has to go! The bike is a 94 (i think) on an M plate, and finished in non standard white with blue decals. She has been garaged...
  14. Wanted: Headlight protection grille & Coolant reserve for XRV 650

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, For the completion of my XRV650 (RD-03) I am still looking for a OEM Headlight protector & Coolant reserve bottle. When I purchased my headlights I was promised that the black protection grille in front of the headlight is including, but it was'nt. Please let me know if you have...
  15. 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...
  16. Output Shaft

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I checked my output drive shaft earlier today and have a nasty feeling that it may need some attention in the near future. I don't think there is a problem with the bearing as there is very little lateral or radial movement, the splines, however, are looking very worn. I have compared the...
  17. Sinulog Festival 2008 run, Cebu, Philippines

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just to prove that it's not all hardship, "in the wilds" :D, a few pics of the run we completed last saturday in Cebu, the second largest city. Organised by the V-Max club of Cebu, as one of the annual festival attractions, over 900 big bikes converged on the city from all directions in southern...
  18. Biker First Aid - Southern Group - Important

    I've started another thread because the original thread is being taken in a different direction. Please read this very carefully - it is important. I've had an email back from Alick Wheeler. The venue in Slough is available for the 12th of January and he has provisionally booked it on our...
  19. Baja GB 2006 (August 18th-20th)

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    The event will be based at the Montpellier Hotel in Llandrindod Wells and kicks off with a ceremonial start at The Lake in Llandrindod Wells at 18.30 hrs on Friday, August 18th with competitors being flagged away by the Mayor of Llandrindod Wells, Councillor Tony Phillips and Lembit Opik MP. Two...