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  1. Chatter
    My motorcycle theft update from Sussex Police = ..................................................................................................................... Dear Jon Nash, We will not be requesting that officers actively look for your motorcycle because we don't have the man power and...
  2. Chatter
    The long winter and disappointing Spring has no doubt curtailed some of the early riding season activities but hopefully most of us are getting some decent riding in now. That being the case I would like to remind everyone that the XRV Photo Competition is up and running and I urge everyone to...
  3. Chatter
    Just been to the show - it seems small and nothing there to wow me. A bit disappointing to be honest and the stands seem smaller and so more cramped. Sign of the times perhaps.
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    How we ended up camping in a field, drinking in a cowshed, playing pubgames in the evening……not saying what games and not saying who won/lost and agreat Cornish weekend! And off I go…..I only get to go away once a year more orless, so I find even a short weekend trip away very exciting! Alarm...
  5. Other Honda
    Yeah, I know it's not an "Adventure" bike, but it is a Honda, and the engine feels a bit like a V-Twin!! I posted the piece below on another forum, and I thought someone may find it of use or interesting... Integra impressions. Well, I finally managed to get a test ride on an Integra today...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Been busy for what seems like an eternity so a day in the Peak District in 21°c, 12 hours sunshine and a few 'good' friends to ride those Rough Roads....... Well it was bank holiday Monday and my friends were busy but I did have an epic day out. 4 started out exZAR, Felco, Husabang So big...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...in 3 1/2 days! I'm rushing around trying to get organised before heading off to Turkey for the summer, and had to go over to Burgundy in eastern France to see my old boss and friend in Vermenton. As the weather was looking good I decided to take the bike:thumbright: I left Germany on...
  8. Austin's Adventures
    Turn out for this is looking a bit disappointing so I could do with knowing who's definitely coming. Please confirm whether you are or aren't coming and if not delete/add yourself from the calendar or turn maybe's into definite's. I need to let the Island and the lunch time pub have a...
  9. Transalp
    I woke up on Thursday (was off work) & thought "I fancy a go on a 700 Alp" - I'm not one for test riding a bike just for the sake of it but have recently spoken to people who have experienced both & I have been left more than a little intrigued, so I decided to pop into Hunts of Manchester...
  10. Riding
    On Friday I took an all day ‘back to biking’ course (It's 10 years since I was last on a bike; you may have seen my thread on getting the new old bike back on the road here:http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transalp/44288-transalp-laid-up-13-years-what-do.html ). It was a one-on-one day with Drew, a...
  11. Transalp
    [i]Transalp Aussie Style A mate of mine just built up a great TA, here it is[/i] It wasn’t originally part of the plan (is it ever...) but upon arrival of the kit, I decided to strip the bike down for a complete re-spray. So, apart she came: Above: Bare chassis @ about 126,000 km. (Note...
  12. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    So before any of you scoff, this is a bummer to put up for sale but after returning from Pyrenees and a new tax demand arriving, I have realised the credit crunch has finally got me and I am skint. This is disappointing as its a beautiful Transalp that has already had all its niggles ironed out...
  13. Travel
    Well, what better way to spend a nice warm evening than ogling bikes with a mountain of chips on Poole Quay? Bit disappointing to be the only XRV in all that. Coulpa Tiggers, coupla Katie M's, a few BMW's (one iwth Rugged Roads sticker on its boxes) even a TransAlp but I was a crowd of one. Are...
  14. Transalp
    Now i have fitted the centrestand maintenance becomes a little easier. I have checked the oil level and have drawn off just over 1/2 of a pint to bring it down to the highest mark. I bought the bike from a Honda dealer last back end and because i have not ridden it much over the winter and...
  15. Chatter
    As a Scotsman , it shames me to say that the Scottish Motorcycle show this year was very disappointing. It has been getting worse for 2 or 3 years now but this year was very poor. Still plenty of cheap kit available if your looking for it but on the whole ....... ????. Shockeroonie of all...
  16. Transalp
    Thought I'd share my experience of replacing the whole exhaust on my XL600V - the original system having neatly rusted away to nothing at the junction between downpipes and silencer (thanks to several winters worth of salt laden muck) so both ends had to be replaced. Genuine Honda parts were...
  17. Chatter
    The last few weeks I have been lurking around to find a good AT prospect in UK for import to Norway. It looks like the UK prices are slightly better than in Germany. However, when it was on its way to became reality (good prospects at hand), I got a very disappointing message from the local...
  18. Transalp
    Hello everyone, I'm picking up my TA next week so thought I'd better join the forum to find out about what I've bought! History: It's breaking my heart but I've traded in my XL1000V Varadero for the Transalp. The Varadero is almost 7 years old (had it from new just after launch) but is...
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