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  1. Drying inside helmet

    Helmets
    I washed mine yesterday - inside that is - and it's still soaking. I don't need to use it today or even tomorrow, but am wondering how people generally dry them as at this rate it won't be dry for the weekend...... I think I remember reading that using a hair dryer is NOT a good idea. Any...
  2. Big bikes on Wiltshire's trails

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    New... expensive... Not so new... unusual... Actually, it's a Harley Davidson; I kid you not. Also expensive... Two more KTMs and my Vara... They disappear into the undergrowth: After a tricky descent we stop for a wee break. Wee as in brief, ok? DaveS... Fletch...
  3. whats the best exhaust upgrade and toys for my new toy.

    Varadero
    hi chaps go on then whats the best upgrade on the exhaust front. and what else can i fit to my new toy.. was caught out in the bad weather yesterday, it was like riding on a lake with a hose pipe pointed at my visor. the bike was brilliant ,good old honda what a great...
  4. OOGOO - DIY Grommets and other rubbery stuff

    Bodgers Corner
    I needed some new grommets for my bash plate, and while another member here kindly sent me some along with a sprocket cover I bought from him I managed to destroy them by spraying them with stuff to try to soften up the rubber a bit (they were on their way out anyway). Undeterred and still...
  5. Cape Wrath - The Wet Way

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Took a run up to Cape Wrath with a pal today as the Americans were supposed to be bombing the bejesus out of a lump of granite known as Garvie Island with some 500lb bombs. I say “supposed to” because after a 140 mile run through many, many rain showers and riding across a lovely stretch of...
  6. I got home

    Welsh Invasion
    First off thanks to Mike for organising and Sharrie for cooking. Another cracking weekend. David's 19th birthday today and we had a table booked for a meal at 2pm so needed to get away early. When I loaded up this morning it was dry and warm and I loaded up without a jacket on. Hope I didn't...
  7. RD07a dies after a bath

    Africa Twin
    After a faultless 150 mile run back from the Dragon Rally & as it was very road-dirty set about with a cold water pressure washer. After drying of bike it started & I rode it about 300 yards before it cut out. Ignition lights all working, cut out switch in the on position but when the starter is...
  8. Winter Sun and White Horses

    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 @...
  9. 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...
  10. Winter Bunkhouse and trail riding weekend

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Just had a chat with Basil and he as been Lucky in booking the Helwith bridge bunk house for this winter's meeting which will take place on the 2nd 3rd and 4th of December http://www.yssuk.com/yss/about-the-yss/our-facilities There will be both easy and hard trail rideouts along with road...
  11. Waterproof clothing

    Clothing
    Can anyone recommend any brand/type of waterproof clothing? My riding gear is waterproof to a point, but not after 3 hours of heavy rain as I discovered this morning!! Ordinary riding trousers seem to get wet on the seat shall we say. Oh and any tips from drying out gloves you can wring water...
  12. Summer PJ M Treasure Hunt 2011 anyone else doing it?

    Competitions / Trials
    Summer PJ M Treasure Hunt 2011 - 4th September 2011 Contact person: Marianne Walford [email protected] 01686 430522 This is designed to be a fun event for riders of all motorcycle skills. The winners of the classes may not necessarily be those with the best offroad riding skills...
  13. Speedo stopped working!! Common problem??

    Varadero
    Hi all. I am the proud owner of a 99 xl1000v with 39k on her, and whilst out riding it last sunday the speedo gave up the ghost. It was working 100% and just died. I was riding in heavy rain at the time so thought it may have just been water that got into a connector but after a thorough drying...
  14. 2 weeks in Norway

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back from a couple of weeks in Norway :) Uploaded some photos here Norway... incredibly beautiful place. Rolling along a mountain road, snow on either side, and off in the distance a huge wall of deep blue which turns out to be a glacier. Fjords everywhere, the sea reaches so far...
  15. Water tortue . . or Scotland summer time

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    All started well with an overcast sky but dry roads. Met up with a man with a big 1150GSA in Aviemore some 50 dry miles later. Then it all got a lot soggy for quite some time. Within 12 miles of leaving Aviemore we were hiding under a road bridge cos the sky had fallen – that’s what it felt...
  16. Project Frankenbike! (1998 xr250)

    XR
    Long time lurker, haven't posted much at all but...... Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Project Frankenbike! I hurt my arm a couple of months back and the xr was left in the garage as I couldn’t ride, it hasn’t been started since then so 416cc has generously offered some workshop...
  17. Free: Frank Thomas Boots

    For Sale / Wanted
    Size 10, but for small, narrow feet! Never really been used, soles are commando type, with faux motocross styling. Effectively, as new!! Purchased off eBay and when I wore them, I found the sole had delaminated from lack of use and then drying out! Fixed with megaglue, but they were too tight...
  18. What did you do yesterday

    Competitions / Trials
    Yesterday it absolutly p****d down all day so what did me and wife do ??? the obvious thing really go and stand in an open field and watch a local moto-x at a new venue. We got there about 10am and was home again by 1230 you couldn't stand up for wind and rain. The entry was quite low as it...
  19. 1st Day as the Big boss

    Chatter
    So Sharrie how did it go? Have you got a huge execative office with a drying room for your bike kit?
  20. Metal topcase plate for Givi Monokey!

    Africa Twin
    Everybody told me to be sure to remove the top-case when going to a heavy off road ride. Well, I know it already, but when the adrenalin goes high, some small things are normal to be forgotten. On Saturday, I forgot to remove the top-case, and we went to a nice 200km off road ride... Epilogue...
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