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  1. Chatter
    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. Transalp
    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. 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. Chatter
    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. Travel
    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. 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. Chatter
    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. Riding
    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. 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. 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. XL
    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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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