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  1. 1983 xl100s project, help needed

    XL
    I want to ditch the exhaust and replace it with something smaller and cheaper. What do you recomend?
  2. Biker found alive after 3 days lying in ditch...

    Chatter
    Motorcyclist found alive after three days in water-filled ditch (From York Press) Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
  3. XL700 Write-off or not

    Transalp
    Had first ever spill on a bike (only 5 years riding) and the insurance company have just taken it away. It's a 6 month old XL700 Transalp with 3.5k on the clock. Guy who picked it up said it would be written off, but I can't believe it given the damage. The bike starts and moves perfectly with...
  4. First impression of my F800GS

    BMW
    I thought I just share some impressions from the first longer trip done on my F800GS. Quality: Do not like the plastic handlebar pods. I would prefere to have them in good old aluminium. Finish: So far so good. Sound: It sounds like... a Boxer! BMW have IMHO managed to create quite a good and...
  5. xrv 750 exhaust on a transalp 650?

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys.. anyone know it the header pipes off the honda xrv 750 either rd04 or later will fit the transalp 650`s just the front pipes to the rear uplift...need to ditch the subchamber for a new rear shock and lift.. As long as the front mountings to the cyclinders are the same as I need to...
  6. My TA is almost ready to ride

    Transalp
    This bike was stolen and the plastic wrecked so nothing was lost stripping it down. I go on short day trips on back roads and forest gravel roads, so I do not need all the stuff the stock bike has on it. On the single lane gravel roads, one must go around blind corners on the extreme right hand...
  7. Xl250S newb! Elec questions & front mudguard

    XL
    Hey there gents. Forgive me from posting from far out of country but this seems to be one of the only active XL forums I can find. Just acquired myself a rather cosmetically beat-up '81 XL250S, but it runs great for the age. I love it, feels like it could climb vertical faces and then ask for...
  8. What a t!t

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I dindn't have much to do this morning so thought id have a ride along the river humber and see my mate fishing. Its not much of a ride. 5 minutes and im there but not this morning. Theres about a quarter of a mile on tarmac before i get to a small track that leads to the river which is about...
  9. Yorkshire Mud

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Decided to have a little tootle over to Whitby on Sunday taking in some new trails (well to me anyway). Did a couple of the usual on the way to Pickering and then went off into no mans land, not 100% on the legality of them but there on the map, no signs up and a couple of bike tyre tracks so...
  10. RD04 Roolbox lid

    Africa Twin
    RD04 Toolbox lid I have finally took the plunge! I have my RD04 in the garage and started working on it, it's in top condition but a sand-whore as me immediatly started to see where I could ditch some weight. I got rid of the (ridiculous) top case, luggage rack (they used plain iron, are...
  11. In the market for a '92 RD04, how to loose weight on the cow?

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I'm in the market for a XRV750 RD04 from 1992, bike is in good condition (67000 km, but looks fine, never been offroad) but I want to strip some weight from the heavy pig. I know, they're heavy (read it a dozen times) but I recon for every problem is a solution. I come from a KTM 640...
  12. Highland ABR Rally Ullapool 23-25th September 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Not an XRV event, but I thought I'd pop a ride report in anyway . . . The Highland ABR Simmer Rally at Ullapool started on Thursday 22nd September when several intrepid travellers got there ahead of the main gaggle of riders. I rode up early on Friday morning to find that one had already left...
  13. Garden weeds v Loch Ness

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Loch Ness won !!! Twas a lovely day last Sunday ( unlike today ), the Triffids have taken up residence in Chateau Lowflyer's back garden. I had to go into the garage to get some tools, had to move the AT. That was it -- tools binned, on with gear and awaaaaaaayyyy to the hills. Spur of the...
  14. Changes to bike test?

    Riding
    Anyone else aware of the proposals to ditch the new part one module and take the manouevres on road again (despite the shed loads of £££s speng on the changes)?. You can read about the proposals here with a link to the DoT report. Do I go for it now and have to do the ridiculous speed trap on...
  15. Weekend fun

    Competitions / Trials
    Completed this weekends SETRA Enduro down at Tidworth on Salisbury plain - was fantastic! I always thought the plain was a little boring - thats because we're not allowed on the best bits! A 5 mile circuit, and at my slow speed I managed 6 laps in the 3 hrs, the winner did 12. A couple of...
  16. left hand brake caliper

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, just had some major probs with the pad retaining screw on the left hand brake caliper, screw head rounded off and no matter what i've tried it won't budge, so as a last ditch option it's been dropped off at the bike shop to see what they can do with it but not holding out much hope. I'm...
  17. I is bad . . . .

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I is very, very bad. Why? Read on. Seeing as Lowflyer couldn't make it to Galloway earlier this year and Raymo, whilst actually making it to Galloway never actually rode in the forests there, I thought it would be nice to get them together and take a wander on the dirty side of XRV'ing...
  18. Sam Manicom - Tortillas to Totems - Excerpt

    Travel
    I thought you lot might fancy some inspiration to travel from Sam Manicom's latest book. :) I've done my review here...... http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/product-reviews/56819-sam-manicom-tortillas-totems.html Chapter One Predators and the Border Queens ‘Get your motor runnin’, Head out on...
  19. Tour of Scotland

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Due to Fiona's medical problem, (those who know us know what I'm on about), we decided to tour round the coast of Scotland to see if she would be ok for the run to the National this yr but after a few days it was obvious this was not going to be possible so we took an alternative adventure...
  20. XR 400

    XR
    Hi all, I am a new member and am thinking of buying a Honda XR 400 / 2000 to 2005 model, kick start. I would also like an electric start, but I believe they only came with a kick start. Is starting these singles a difficult thing as I once had an SR 500 which which was a clod of earth to start...
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