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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    we went to the Auvergne last year but due to various circumstances we missed out on most of what we’d planned to do, so we went back this year. I actually have very few pics to go with this, which is a shame cos the scenery is stunning & the roads wonderful, but this lot are not into photos &...
  2. Africa Twin
    Over the weekend I took part in my first ever event on a motor cycle. The Paddy Dakar took place in Doon Co. Limerick to honour the few Irish men that finished in the actuall Dakar Race over the years. Welcome To The Paddy Dakar - The Electric Picnic of Off-Roading My team came forth out of...
  3. Chatter
    From riding daily to not at all, I dusted the TA off for it's first outing since last May. Been 'off the road' due to divorce and being homeless for 7 months so the bike was in storage. Luckily I'd serviced it and charged the battery, so all it took was a once over, a bit of air in the tyres and...
  4. Chatter
    Took the Alp for its first MOT today. Has been sitting in the Garage for nearly a year, over the past week or so have been on my hols so have lovingly taken her apart, cleaned and fettled, given her new oil, plugs and filters, serviced brakes, gapped the tappets, dusted polished and coated her...
  5. 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...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Seeing how I own a web site in Australia and an XR, my two closest mates own big XR's, one of my moderators (and mate) owns another XR I get to do a lot of riding in a hell of a lot different areas (not just near home **** ;)) I have been lucky with the amount of riding I have done and the...
  7. Africa Twin
    Bend -----Ice ----slow ---OOOPS ----Straighten up ---slide ---- into ditch come to a halt. Thank goodness for Crash Bars, the damage consists of bent driving lamp bracket, broken indicator, scraped hand guard. Damage to person bruised wrist, aching ribs -----think its gonna be the cage...
  8. Varadero
    how bloody cool are the calipers on the vara.. i did my pads front and rear this eve thats deffo the easiest time ive ever had changing brake pads:cool: :cool: fronts and rear all done and dusted in under 10 mins....superb:D
  9. Africa Twin
    It all started at about 10 this morning the "good lady" said are you off out on the bike for a ride today. yeah i said after Ive changed the engine oil & filter.30 Min's later that job was done and dusted then my 12 yr old boy and his mate came to the garage to see me. well boys and there...
  10. Chatter
    I have just had a cracker of a weekend and a brill start to the week. Friday night - a Burn's Supper where I was the M/C - great success, everybody enjoyed it , got in at 2:00am , with my heed still buzzing with adrenalin :shock: with "working the crowd" for 6 hours. As a result didn't get to...
  11. Chatter
    Well I must say I'm shocked. Or perhaps surprised. And pleasantly so for once. It's not been a month yet since my beloved and well travelled Twin vanished from outside work, and yesterday the Insurance paid out! I was expecting a 3 month wait and dozens of arguments on the phone, but no. Not...
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