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  1. Electrical problem continued

    Dominator / FMX
    I fitted a new ignition switch and another starter button and I still cant get the bike to start. I still only have power to the lights and horn. I have just ordered a flatside carb cos I thought I would get it going , I am seriously thinking of putting the bike into storage until junior...
  2. Please help me improve my wet riding - Dominator Avon Distanzia

    Dominator / FMX
    So guys I know slow and steady is the way to go. I certainlywant to make it home to see my daughter and watch the same episode of Peppa Pigthree times in a row every night when I get home from work and then read aChristmas story even though its only August. Oh what we do for our kids. Any...
  3. Fitting an aftermarket froont mudguard

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all. I decided I wanted to fit a high level front mudguard to my Dommie. I selected the Polisport black item for the XR 650 thinking it would be the same. On arrival it clearly isn't the same. In fact I am wondering if I will have to change the lower steering yolk as it only has two tapped...
  4. ADVScotland out west rally Strontian

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well I might as well use Steve’s Pilgrimage theme:- on this Ride Report:- Strontian May 2015 - Steve Ts Ride Report Given the weather forecast the Lone Alford Pilgrim set off on the Southern Route to The Corran Ferry, and was rewarded by a sunny ride through Ballater , Braemar and a stunning...
  5. Dashboard warning/diagnostics

    Transalp
    I have a 2010 XL700 Transalp with about 15k on the clock and while out yesterday the dashboard ran a warning/diagnostics alarm; the digital display went blank then back to full and the rev counter went from zero to max - basically as it does when you first turn the ignition on. It did this three...
  6. Hello

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello XRV Forum, I signed here the other week in the hope that I could get funds together to purchase a certain bike which had been listed but alas I was not quick enough. Undeterred I am still on the hunt and determined to get a bike after many, many years without one. I did my bike test...
  7. 2104 - Not a bad year for Biking!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    2014 Ride Report Decided that I’d sit down and compile what I’ve done on which bike this year. Lets start with the bikes - I started the year with 4 bikes in the stable :- ’99 Honda Africa Twin, ’09 BMW F8GS, ’99 Honda NTV650 Deauville & a Honda VFR800Fi. I’m finishing the year with 4 bikes...
  8. Amphibious Whine

    Chatter
    So I was driving my 11-plate Ibiza into deepest darkest Essex last night, blindly following the Sat Nav to go and collect some bike tyres I had won on eBay. As you know it had been raining all day, and I came to a road that appeared to be partially flooded. I decided it was not too deep and...
  9. Flashing lights on motorbikes... sort of!?!

    Chatter
    Evenin' all, I'm clued up on the 'legalities' of flashing lights etc. but I've come across an interesting situ today and looking for some clarafication if anyone can help? I've purchased some small LED cycling lamps for a couple of the pushirons in the garage, they have various settings that...
  10. Restoring the " Blue One" a lost cause?

    Africa Twin
    OK everyone here goes for my rebuild thread, we could be in for a bumpy ride, hopefully all will end well rather than in bankruptcy and divorce. What have we got? 1999 RD07a type 10 Sahara Blue metallic, 28,000 miles. Stolen, crashed, recovered, written off, left out in the rain to rot...
  11. Weird electrical problem...

    Varadero
    Does anyone know if a 2008 right hand starter switch fits a 2001 model? Pictured they look identical. I need to buy one and got hold of this one on the net. I turned off the bike with the key and the starting engine continued to run and I also hit the killswitch but it kept going for another...
  12. ADV Scotlands 1st Rally - Steve T's Write Up

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    What a weekend that was. Weather that most riders can only dream about. Roads that still require me to pinch myself when I ride them, to make sure I’m not hallucinating. And the company of like minded individuals to boot! The weekend started, as weekends do, on Friday morning, with the boxes...
  13. A ride in the Highlands, Aberdeenshire in May 2014

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, took the Transalp out for a wee run today, a mere 175 miles from Speyside to Strathdon and back. From Morayshire I headed for Carr Bridge then on through to Aviemore for a quick visit to the Cairngorm mountain to see if there was any snow left! I then headed over the Brig a Broon to...
  14. Scottish Enduro championships 2014

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I took a run down to spectate at a round of the Scottish National Enduro this afetrnoon, it was held down the Boar's head wood, just a few miles from my house. I took a ride through the forest tracks to the pits down at the gun emplacements. Quite a few competing going by the amount of support...
  15. Wet Wet Wet Glos & Wilts

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As the weather was decent I went for a trundle through the lanes in Glos & Wilts around the source of the Avon and Thames. By this afternoon the floods over the roads appear to have subsided, I went around Badminton where the/a source of the Avon rises the normally dry valley was well watered...
  16. 1 bike, 1 castle, 1 college, 1 airport - all in 1 day!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, despite the typical British weather I decided to go for a Day trip through Berkshire's sights on the little Honda MSX125 (Grom). I set off from my home in Wokingham at around 10.30am - having just watched the Moto GP qualifying - I was motivated! my Red little Devil was nice and clean...
  17. Why shouldn't cutting the lawn be fun!!

    Chatter
    Ok so I was bored tonight, now I have a racing lawn mower:D Next on the list of mods is a mini exhaust which I'll try and turn on the lathe......to be continued. Oh yeah and if KTM made lawn mowers.........
  18. It's not always that same old fuel pump problem...

    Africa Twin
    This is probably old news for you experienced AT riders out there, but I just have to share in my victory against a ongoing problem I have had with my -97 Africa Twin. For a few years I have had the problem of running out of gas after fewer kilometers than usual, or more precisely I have needed...
  19. Post Turtles

    Jokes
    While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Politicians and their role as our leaders. The old rancher said, "Well, you know, most Politicians are 'Post Turtles'.'' Not being familiar with...
  20. I changed the coolant today; this is my story

    Africa Twin
    A few days a go when I did the yearly oil/filter/air filter change, I suddenly had an idea; In the three years of owning my 20 year old queen I had never changed the coolant. And who knows how long it had been running with the current coolant. I think I pretty much looked like this when it hit...
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