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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    Afternoon all, as the weather improves your thoughts might move to taking your bike further and farther. For Solo and lightweight peeps how about a nice Wild Country Zephros 1 Tent (£70 to your UK door) For bigger folks or cosy pairs how about an all but new Vango Banshee 200 (£75 to your UK...
  2. National Meets
    The joint XRV/Big Trailie National for 2015 will be at The Bruce Arms, near Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, for the weekend of 11-13 September 2015, with people arriving from as early as Wednesday 9 September if past years are anything to go by. The address: The Bruce Arms Easton Road Easton...
  3. Africa Twin
    OK. My XRV has failed the MOT today on the rear shock. Oil leaking on spindle and no rebound dampening. My sphincter is twitching at the cost of replacement shock !! The MOT guy offered a rebuild for £100 plus parts cost? Not sure what this could go up to. He's a general MOT guy and races MX...
  4. Africa Twin
    Background: In 2007 I was lucky enough to find a 1988 XRV650 in Oregon, USA with ~43k km on the clock. I bought it and took it to college with me thinking it'd be a great project bike to work on inmy down time. Welp, turns out university requires time and effort (Mechanical Engineering) and the...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    …what else would you call the days that follow a 24 hour nonstop off road ride up and down the Alps peaks :eek1 ???? Nevertheless, the desire of keep riding the West Italian Alps was too strong to stop us from riding :p3rry. I arranged for my friend Jeff of Colwyn Bay Motorcycles in North...
  6. Travel
    Got the weekend to my self, thinking of a Scotland loop starting in Ulverston on the Stelvio. Friday lunch time - Lakes roads to Penrith, maybe A6 to Carlisle, up past Lomond to Glencoe (possible stay in Bunkhouse or B&B) -250 miles Saturday - If possible out to Mallaig - used to go there as...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    ok guys and gals.i now have a top box for the dommie and im ready for a few long excursions.can anyone advise on some little bits of kit where i will gasp and say "aaahhhhhh did'nt think about that"and also some extra ways to get a bit more kit on the dommie:)
  8. Transalp
    Hi all Just had a yearly service today at Bridge Garage Exeter £99 so a good deal to be fair but I was caught out somewhat when they said I had about 200/300 miles left in the rear tyre.. Yeah I am a bit ham fisted some times and I do give her a handful quite a bit but I did one blast to le...
  9. Chatter
    My on road mileage is now mainly two up and my off road excursions have decreased so i'm thinking of changing my bike.:confused: My beloved Ktm was brilliant at dual sport type riding but at the moment it feels like having a racehorse pulling a milk float.:(.....So, What do i buy next.:eek:.
  10. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Yes, it is true, I forget about this Forum until I get an email telling me someone has posted to a long forgotten topic. I wondered why that was as I am a little more active on a couple of other biking forums. I have come to the conclusion that it is an age thing. Most of the contributors...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Sadly, my hoped for ride partner was sidelined this morning with a chest problem, so I had a later start than intended, and went off to Wales, to see if it was still there and to do a few roads I have not been on for many years...! I kicked off from Telford with a run down the A5 to Shrewsbury...
  12. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Anglo-Italian Transalp Meeting 2009. Quality, not quantity! I had seen the original message from Scorpio (Maurizio) waaay back in the wintertime, inviting any xrv’ers who were interested to join with the Italian Transalp owners Summer meeting in the Italian Tyrol. “No way”, I had thought at...
  13. Chatter
    Birthday today top quality pressies from the wife and family beats socks and pants, will now be able to film offroad excursions and lots of falling off, just got to work out how to use it
  14. Transalp
    This June, I point the TA in the direction of the large sewer that drains this sceptic isle (Eurotunnel), and ride blissfully down the fragrant tree-lined roads of France and so to Switzerland for another superb hoilday in biking Nirvana. Previous excursions took place on a ZZR1100, which of...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    £600 ONO Taxed til end of May 2008 MOTd til April 2009 Built June 1980 First registered Dec 1980. 250cc 2-Stroke Rotax engine. Kick Start. Honda XR250 Front end (21" front wheel and a disc brake) (Original front end available for no extra cost) Decent green laner Used mainly...
  16. Great Roads/Routes
    Finally managed to take my bike away for a short holiday … this is the first time in 5 years of ownership its been used for something other than commuting. Anyway, a colleague from work recently bought an RD07, so I suggested a weekend in Wales would be a good little trip. We left London after...
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