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  1. SLR Rear shock recommendations

    Dominator / FMX
    I am looking to replace trhe rear shock on my 1999 SLR and am wondering what my options are without it costing an arm & a leg?? Thanks in advance Tom
  2. Why is it that little jobs end up costing me a fortune....

    Africa Twin
    Bought some new Heidenau K60 Scouts from openeo to try for the first time and took the bike into Motoden Honda in Shoreditch London - £20/wheel to take off, replace and put back. Given I have no time this seemed a great option, particularly as I want to try and get up to the National if...
  3. Fuel miser

    Other Honda
    Took my recently acquired NC700X for its first proper run today, Sandwich to Rye and back, mostly cross country with some A roads and and bit of M20 thrown in. Surprised at the mpg - nearly 82mpg and that was riding normally, changing up at around 3000 rpm which is fine on this low-revving...
  4. For Sale: Pacsafe tank bag

    For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my little used Pacsafe Tank bag. The tank bag is about 25 litres and lined in pacsafes steel mesh to make it slash proof and can be locked to the bike making it theft proof (well almost). It is also waterproof. It is very well made from strong well stitched cordura with that mesh...
  5. Portugal

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just back from a two week ride around Portugal. Having never been to Portugal before it seemed like a useful way to use up some holiday entitlement from work I was in danger of losing, and get some dry miles on the bike. So, I booked the Portsmouth ferry to Spain, changed the oil in the Africa...
  6. Crosstourer VFR1200XD,,,,, it's a HONDA!

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Ok, just posting up to let all know I'm still delighted with the Crosstourer. Just received my Hondacare card today, three, yes, three years warranty and Honda recovery,,, European cover too! DAMN, I LOVE HONDA! Ok, I know I spent £11.5k buying into the Crosstourer but I'm so much happier...
  7. How much to take a bike off a multibike policy...

    Insurance
    I have a multibike policy with 3 months left to run on it. I thought I'd better do the right thing and tell my insurance broker that I only had one bike since my CRM has now gone to a new home :( Them: Certainly sir, that'll be £18.55. Me: Pardon? Them: Well, it would normally be £20 admin...
  8. Real value of a Transalp?

    Transalp
    Slightly bizarre and certainly a cruel thought... I am not sure whether I will be returning to my TA as I have some knee issues, hopefully they'll be sorted and I can return to the 'alp but I have been pondering the best options for later in the year when I know more. The bike is a 2001, 40k...
  9. 63k Varadero - what's the most expensive problems?

    Varadero
    There seems to be very little written here or elsewhere about problems with varaderos as they rack up the miles! Which is good as mine has just hit 63,000 miles now. Problem is I am doing around 15,000 miles a year on it and have started to think about the problems I might have which are going...
  10. XR400 v newer CRF range

    XR
    Bit of a thought on the pro's and cons with 2003 xr400 v maybe a crf250 or crf450. In terms of justification to buy a 2007 plus plate crf bike costing in excess of £3.5K over a 2003 xr400 at a third the price. Also running costs/servicing schedules etc. Always heard the XR being so...
  11. HELP!!!! xr250r 1999

    XR
    Ok guys just a little bit of advice needed, went to sart my xr this morning, when I kicked her over she fired ok, but then my choke lever got stuck and then some rather intersesting jingling noise came from the cylinder, the choke lever remained stuck, I immediatley shut down the engine not...
  12. Car visor mounted handsfree kits?

    Chatter
    Hi all, The wife wants and needs a handsfree kit for the car wothout spending a fortune and me not having to wire the thing in:mad:. So thought of a sun visor one as plenty about even from mainstream phone manufacturers, NOW to me as a professional driver having to take your eyes off the road...
  13. Whealie - one for you....

    Insurance
    Action claims - Whealie - one for you.... Fuggin ambulance chasers.... I had an accident in aug 2008 where a **** in a car pulled into the side of my busa knocking me off - damage only to bike no injuries, here we are 2 years later and ACTION CLAIMS still keep phoning me to see if I want to...
  14. FI!! Our consumtpion solution?

    Transalp
    So would this work on a TA600 without costing the UK deficit? More importatntly how would the brilliant minds of XRV implement such a mod if they had a healthy wad stashed behind the sofa?? Go on, then! How would you make it work?
  15. Fly Drive, well Fly Ride!

    Travel
    Last year, I was chuffed to bits to have the opportunity to ride in the Dolomites and would dearly love to go again. The problem is the time it takes to get to the Brenner pass area from Blighty. So, I was looking at the possibility of doing a Fly Ride, and get a TA from a dealer on Bolzano who...
  16. making your own adjustable screen mounts

    Bodgers Corner
    hi all, went out for a ride yesterday around Dorset lovely but COLD:( so after warming up thought about diverting the wind . So got some 3mm lexan cut to shape and size [ touratech copy:p] but cheaper:thumbup: now just need a adjustable mount like the "MRA type" small and dont block...
  17. 650 Transalp good first bike...

    Insurance
    I have been riding bikes since I was 16 when I got my Derbi senda 50cc bike which means I now have 1 years no claims bonus... I was considering buying a brand new Kawasaki er6f at around 5 grand.. I changed my mind and bought a 2001 650 transalp and it cost me around 2800 quid. When I...
  18. crf450x road legal

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi all Bit of confusion here, getting told conflicting informations from different dealers :confused: The things is, i`m looking for a crf450X road legal... one dealer tells me they come in 2 different flavours.. "fully road registered" and just "registered", he says the "registered" one means...
  19. Blinkin numpties!

    Africa Twin
    Hagon, for all their helpfulness, when working out if the DRZ rim will fit my AT hub (it will) have sent me the wrong bloody spokes (it would appear) as they are two lengths for an offset that the AT wheel does not have. So now I have to wait until next week to call them and then sort out how...
  20. KTM 125cc 2stroke

    For Sale / Wanted
    11 months tax & test, road conversion and engine rebuild costing over £1000 all in just over a month ago!! £1600
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