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  1. Africa Twin
    So I may be taking a ferry over to Dover from Belgium in a couple of weeks. Was thinking of going up to the Bath area but now just thinking of taking a left off of ferry in Dover and heading out towards Exeter or such. Really don't have a plan per se just trying to get a little riding in. How's...
  2. Varadero
    Finally got my first decent ride on this new acquired bike today. :D After a little suspension and carby tuning, I think I'm going to like it! My main concern is how much the fairing rattles and moves about on rougher tracks. Not sure what I can do about it, though. It came with lots of...
  3. Africa Twin
    ever get the feeling bikes are getting too complicated? Triumph Tiger Explorer review .... the bike in question (or, at least, the full-spec option) features semi-active suspension, cornering ABS, cruise control, a torque-assist clutch, a Hill-Hold 'handbrake' function, a traction control...
  4. Africa Twin
    My AT has done about 80 000miles and while it had been rebuilt and not using oil, I think its fairly reliable. No, usually with most AT issues, its either the fuel pump or the rectifier, when issues do arise. I think I have the latter as my fuel pump is a facet pump. Symptoms: Rpm needle...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, I have been lurking XRV for a some time and a member since late last year, watching the Dominator threads with great interest. I have been out of the bike scene for nearly 20 years and for a long time I have been looking for something to get the passion back. Having had the most...
  6. Clothing
    I was one of the later people to buy made-to-measure leathers from John Richardson of BTK before he closed the business. The CE armour that was supplied (shoulders, elbows, hips and knees) was flat and not terribly form-fitting egg-shaped panels of squidgy rubber that is hard if you jab at it...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Right folks, just thought I'd poll opinions here on what sort of speed/RPM you sit your FX/SLR/FMX at when on long motorway runs, when fitted with the standard gearing combination? I'll start the ball rolling with 60-65MPH indicated at about 4500RPM, the reason I pick this speed is that 4500RPM...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    Two jackets for sale: Hein Gericke Cruise GTX Jacket Size 56 (USA 40, UK 38, F 48). Ie. 'medium to large' Genuine Goretex, hundreds of quid new. Well used with visible wear in some areas but still great. Comes with armour and removeable thermal liner. £55ono. Pics: Richa Jacket (not sure...
  9. Africa Twin
    hi, I have 2 questions: -I just ordered a 47 teeth rear sprocket. the standard is 49. does someone has experience with this? I think my AT 650 is not suited for highway driving, it's cruise speed is like 100km/h max and with high fuel consumption. I hope this new sprocket will improve this...
  10. Dominator / FMX
    Just bought an FMX a few days ago, Thus far I changedfront and rear sprockets from 14/42 to 15/39... My findings to this new gear ratio are... an easier acceleration, better top end 120 km cruising 148 km maxed out, Better fuel economy, the bike seems to make more usable torque. I have a...
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    Just before I order one is anyone selling a Airhawk 2 small cruiser to fit the Africa Twin seat please? There was a discount code but damned if I can find it!
  12. Other Honda
    Hi all, I have a 2009 Honda S-wing 125, which I bought very recently. I got it in a private sale and its very low mileage so almost still in showroom condition. You may have seen my other post about the Helix, but I ended up getting in S-wing! The S-wing is a replacement of the FES125...
  13. Varadero
    Hi All Having sold my AT in march this year to a fellow XRVer, and having had a fun summer on a B*W R1100RT, I'm now looking at alternatives to the RT...Varadero maybe? I loved my Twin, but it just couldn't hack it for high speed autobahn runs, and as for the seat.... Anyway, I've been...
  14. Africa Twin
    Ok...so I just only recently discovered this gadget even though it's been out a couple years. I don't know how I lived without it. :p I recently did a 6 K kms roundtrip to the Yukon on my AT and my wrist is no worse for wear. I know some of you guys run without a choke and this would be perfect...
  15. XR
    Hello there,just got myself a xr400r 2003 and so far I'm very happy with it,just a question about riding on the road?will it be fine to use at distances say 50 miles of road riding as I'm looking to take it to the coast for some sandy offroad action,it seems to easily cruise at 70 so speed would...
  16. Chatter
    A BMW 1200 GSA, A ferrari and possibly go on a world cruise with all the money I'm about to receive next week, £915,950.00 to be precise. :thumbup::thumbup: I've just won the Euromillion Lottery, yippeeeeeee, which is quite surprising cos I never entered it. Yup, you're right, another scam, but...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    Right ladies and gents, its not a bike but my car is for sale and thought I'd offer it up on here on the off chance someone is after something like this so here goes... :p FOR SALE: 2009 Volvo V50 2.0D R-Design 100,260 miles (which will increase, still in use) Full service history detailing...
  18. Chatter
    We are off on a cheap Med cruise in November and just thought I'd ask if anyone had recommendations on places to see/visit... this is where we are going - Day 1 – Venice, Italy Day 2 - Bari, Italy Day 3 - Corfu, Greece Day 4 - La Valletta, - Malta Day 5 – Naples, Italy Day 6 - Savona...
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