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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi lads I have a 1998 RD07a, and I recently went on a ~350km ride around the vietnamese countryside, and all started out fine, and we were humming along. As we went, I noticed the bike was vibrating more and more, and on the final 50km, it was so rough, that I almost feared it would cut out if...
  2. Chatter
    The Biker test.. Midnight bugs taste best. Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN holdeverything you need. NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench. Never try to race an old Geezer, he may have one more gear than you. Home is where your bike sits still long...
  3. 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...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi All Powys County Council are going to be closing two long distance By Ways open to All Traffic byways, Molfre City by Llanbister and also Break It's Neck by New Radnor, objections have to be in by November the 23rd. It might be a waste of time but call all green laners send a letter of...
  5. Great Roads/Routes
    Hi All Powys County Council are going to be closing two long distance By Ways open to All Traffic byways, Molfre City by Llanbister and also Break It's Neck by New Radnor, objections have to be in by November the 23rd. It might be a waste of time but call all green laners send a letter of...
  6. Product Reviews
    The Honda OEM Standard Showa shock – has an 85 nm spring rate, 80mm travel on the piston ( I have been using 55mm of this), no adjustments apart from spring preload for ride height adjustment. The spring rate on any spring remains the same when compressed or unloaded The standard shock is...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was originally written for Thailand's motorcycle forums: apologies for assuming you may know the areas and roads...... some of you might though! Open link for pics folks: http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/37052-A-short-wet-quot-Top-End-quot-tour! Just...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    A few months ago a good friend (Nigel) who owns a GS800 suggested a trip to Dunkirk. The itinery basically being, we head out on the Saturday morning and come back on Sunday evening and everything we do inbetween to be decided when we get there......actually the only things we did agree was...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went for a short bimble today (only 119 miles) with new tyres and a new back brake. I set off from home (at which point it started to rain) travelling via the road past a resevoir to discover that the Highways Agency have finally laid new tarmac there (previously it came with tarmac banding...
  10. Travel
    Hi List, I hope I am posting this in the right forum...here goes. I am living in Burghausen, Germany, due east of Munich on the German/Austrian border. I really like riding (my Transalp) through woods and forests. Dirt roads are fine but the Transalp is no dirt bike:) I was hoping someone...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Greetings everyone. As per the title, i've been thinking of replacing my tires for a while now. Since it's summer the grip is good enough, plus i don't ride very fast or aggressively anyway. However, now that i got used to the bike, when i test my brakes on an empty piece of road and try to push...
  12. Ride Reports and Pictures
    firstly i did'nt manage to get off early on friday so left aups at tea time for the 150 mile journey up there through riez and through the countryside to briancon.... nothing much happened on the way but a few nice views.... nice little spin up but as you can see it's starting to get dark...
  13. XL
    Thought I'd introduce myself and see if anyone can offer a bit of help! Just got myself an old XL 125 and wondered how I can go about establishing the age before Honda UK answer my letter (which apparently can take up to 4 weeks). It's got an 11 character VIN number - do any of these represent...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    After reading all the doom and gloom in the papers about our drought I thought I better go out and have a look. :toothy10: Expecting the Essex countryside to look like this Fields littered with dead animals,like this But nothing prepared me for what I was about to see. It's a lot worse...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi there. This is my first post since joining and I wish I had had found the time earlier to introduce myself and what I'm up to, before begging your help with a problem. But that wasn't to be. I really hope to be able to share good things about our trip soon and to be feeling good about...
  16. Chatter
    A bit late in posting this, had a busy week. Anyway, last weekend my pal Chris and I went to check out the MotoExpo (Trade Exhibition) at the NEC. We had also gone last year, and it seemed better organised this year with more exhibitors. Had a good look round. The most noticeable trend was the...
  17. Chatter
    Taken from the ABR site, yet another TRO Ok so its another TRO and its in Kent but you don't have to live there or be in the TRF to object. You Pay road Tax so you have the right to use it no matter where you live. It's about your rights to enjoy our countryside on LEGAL byways. Last time just...
  18. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today was a beautiful winter's day, not cold - but dry and Yorkshire was bathed in blue skies and sunshine So I decided to slip away after lunch and do a few trails and see if the XR was all ok now, after new jets and a carb ultrasound clean ..............it was Set off from home and filled up @...
  19. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Many of the Xrv members have enjoyed the peak district's riding and trails. The council have a 5 minute questionnaire about their policy for 'off-road' routes. Please fill it in even if you don't ride there- the questions are the same ones that should be asked for the area you are. We need as...
  20. Chatter
    If I've managed to get to number two in the list of top posters in the last seven days, then it must be quiet around here! Where is everybody? I can only assume that you're all out zipping about the countryside and scaring the natives. I hope you all were the week before last when you had a...
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