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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    :thumbleft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOzyouapCx0&t=106s :thumbright:
  2. Africa Twin
    I really love the looks of the AT, but to me the rear light and plastic protector don't do the bike justice. So I relocated the rear light to sit flush with the fairing and removed the plastic protector (I know, not practical, but hey, stripe of dirt on the back adds to my image...) Original...
  3. Riding
    This is my every weekend ride. Most of the time it is easy.... But I has some really difficult spots. https://youtu.be/92LWB9IbWhA Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
  4. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi guys, I'm looking to get some more agressive tyres for my XRV 750 RD07 1996, as I will be riding a lot of sand and dirt here in Australia. I have until now run Mitas E07, but would love a bit more grip in the sand. I am looking at a TKC 80 for the front. Interested in the new Motoz...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    The question has been raised here about build quality on the Montessa built models. I've recently been buying NOS parts for my fleet and they come in the original packaging. I have found that all chassis parts come in bags that say "made in Spain", but all engine parts come in bags that say...
  6. Africa Twin
    Just left The Image Works with a free run on the graphics and personally think they nailed it... Time to get it dirty
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Rebuilding the carb on FX650 - first time off the bike. Needed to as a crack in air filter body had let dirt into the carb. Have question about Vacuum Chamber compression spring It came out with the tight coil springs closest to the carb body (ie DOWN) All the parts fiche and manual images show...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Having recently replaced the Bridgy BT45 tyres on my Dommie with a more dirt-friendly Conti Escape, I took a detour off road today. Nothing strenuous, I don't have the skills for it, just some marked Byways around Hertfordshire. Good fun, and a useful escape route if I'm ever a fugitive on the...
  9. Varadero
    I noticed after a very long ride on a muddy/dirt road that my rear shock was getting plastered with mud. Quick and easy fix was to install a small strip of rubber, using a single zip tie. Works well, cheap, and only minutes to install. BEFORE AFTER
  10. Travel
    Pretty amazing and the more I look at this kit, the more it makes sense for a super lightweight option on a enduro type machine or those not wanting 2cwt of steel and ally luggage rack!. Home — Green Chile Adventure Gear
  11. Mechanical Advice
    Hi there, I am currently building a Honda SLR scrambler/tracker (what ever is the right term for it, I'll find out once I've finished it). I need to clean the engine, because it has 18 years worth of dirt and grim on it, and looks as though some one has spray canned it silver in the last few...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    Hello all, just had mot done on the dommy and it failed on head bearing. Not a problem but on its last mot 1500miles ago it failed on head bearing ???? Is this normal ? I use it say 10% off road not crazy just dirt tracks etc Anyone else had this ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Bodgers Corner
    I'm thinking of making a homemade fender extender for my Varadero. It seems if the front flap was about 10cm longer it would protect the engine from all salt, dirt etc splashes. Has anyone done this and how did you do it?
  14. Triumph
    My friend Al bought a new 800 now with 4500 miles and has never so even looked at a dirt road and the head bearings have a nasty notch right in the middle. Keep a close eye on them. Probably over tightened and under greased at the start.
  15. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi guys, I thought some of you may be interested in an event coming up, Dirt Quake IV. Take a look at the below for full details, it’s a really good couple of days and we’d love to see some of you there!
  16. Africa Twin
    This is the scenario: You have to commute 140 km daily. You chose to do it on an XLV (say from 92-93) or an XTZ 750 (same age). Which do you chose and why? Note that on the home journey you may be find time to take the longer, dirt road route, home!
  17. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    3 XLV750 for sale - not mine! like buses none then three. On gumtree Honda XLV750R 1984 Enduro Classic Dirt-bike XL XLV 750 R | United Kingdom | Gumtree On EBay 1987 HONDA XLV750R LIMITED EDITION | eBay and another...
  18. Africa Twin
    New Honda Africa Twin Finally Revealed at EICMA? » ADV Pulse ?2015 Honda Africa Twin: Finally An ADV Bike Built For Dirt How could they not have released it in HRC colours - criminals!
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Hi fellow SLR/Dom/FMX fans. I'm in need of some collective wisdom. Up until relatively recently the SLR has been going like a good-un. However it now keeps missing, not misfiring but more stuttering/holding back intermittently as if there's water/dirt in the bowl. It happens in all the gears and...
  20. XL
    Hi I'm new to the forum and need help with a 79 xl 125 All I know about the bike is that is has no spark. I just got this bike this week. I need help testing all the electrical components. The bike has no battery or lights or gaguges on it. I would also like to eliminated the lights all...
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