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  1. Cracking weekend of Rugby

    Chatter
    I can see that work will be interrupted again by that silly ball... Again!!!! :D Sent from my Tablet with a cra* keyboard, which is my excuse for the typo errors!!
  2. 700 transalp standard exhaust - removing baffles ?

    Transalp
    Excuse my ignorance, is it possible / easy to remove the baffles on the standard exhaust ? If so how? Alternatively, which is the loudest aftermarket exhaust that will fit this bike, to let other road users know that you do actually exist and you are approaching !!!!
  3. R100 RS Cafe Racer

    BMW
    Been asked for a picture of my Cafe Racer and seeing it's based on an Airhead thought it best to post it in here. Excuse the intrusion :D
  4. Stelvio Pass to become a toll road

    Chatter
    Just read this from the Motorcycle Action Group: I guess if your economy is in a mess, the government will maximise its income! :snorting: I blame Top Gear for increasing the Pass's popularity. :protest:
  5. Are these two events connected?

    Varadero
    Went for a short ride on Friday evening towards the moors, when the showers had finally eased off and dropped the bike. I'd ignored one of those blue signs - not for motor vehicles - got distracted by a rabbit :toothy10::toothy10: (Yes, I know, a pathetic excuse, but this can happen) and lost...
  6. Exhaust baffles

    Africa Twin
    Please excuse me for asking this question...It may be common knowledge but this is my vigin experience here..... I have a 1992 @ and have just removed the motor for some much needed maitenance / rebuild. As I removed the exhaust pipes from the cylinder heads, I notoced what appeared to be large...
  7. Motorcycle Monthly

    Chatter
    Just reading next months edition of this newspaper and they are doing a comparison review between the Crosstourer and the Africa twin. It takes up 4 pages if you include adverts, the forum is recommended so is rugged roads in the review so back handers there i guess:D:D:D. Guess i'm wondering...
  8. Engine Hours Meter

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi All, :cheers: I'm new to this forum so hello to everyone. Please excuse any newby mistakes I might make - this is my first post. I've just bought a 2005 CRF250R with which I'm really "chuffed". I'm intending to do most of the maintenance work myself so I'd like to fit an "Engine Hours...
  9. Horizontal Parking - excuses

    Chatter
    Since the 2013 Calendar Photography thread has started to get hijacked by people putting up photos of their bikes lying down for a rest, here's thread for the photos, and more importantly, the excuses. Let the fibbing begin - Michel, refilling his gearbox, apparently. and DDW's Vara being...
  10. 1st Bank Holiday weekend 5th to the 7th - Cornwall (Lizard's Peninsula)

    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...
  11. Bliss.....Oh absolute Bliss!!

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    My cousin - god bless his cotton pickin' soul - showed up on his Yam on Wed. evening and over a cuppa mentioned that he was off to see a new house build belonging to some mutual friends over in the borders and did I want to come along for the ride. Pretty silly question really as I'm after...
  12. AT cheaper than a car? Hmmm;-)

    Africa Twin
    Took the bike to Austria today and the missus followed in the car with our bike trailer on the back...I used 13 litres of unleaded, and she used 10 litres of diesel!! Admittedly she had to keep to the German speed limit of 80km/h with the trailer, but she certainly crept up to 100 at times...
  13. Crash card ????

    Chatter
    I'm guessing the council are expecting a huge influx of bike accidents over th enext few months going by the previous few years. I'm not quite sure what this card will cover and what details it will carry. there is a plus side to it for me I'm after a Shoei Multitec the dealer (Damerells) have...
  14. management...

    Jokes
    A woman in a hot air balloon, realizing she is lost, reduces altitude, and spots a man below. Descending a bit more she shouts: 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am..' The man below replies: 'You're in a hot air balloon...
  15. F*cking cagers!

    Chatter
    Right, time for me to have a little rant about the f*cking cagers! :angry4: I ride my 20 mile commute (40 round trip) all year round by motorcycle only as I never bothered to get my car licence (oh and the parking's virtually non-existant for cars where I work) and the number one priority for...
  16. Keyed Ignition Help

    XR
    Hello Greetings to all from Costa Rica Honda XR400R 2002, I have I need to install Keyed Ignition Someone can help me with the wiring diagram to install keyed ignition? thanks Note: Excuse my English is not very good
  17. Utah in the fall

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I've been here nearly 3 months now (and excuse any misspelling as a) Loki the Shih-Tzu likes to try and interrupt my typing, and b) I'm picking up Americanizations :laughing9:), and time to reflect on the start (and basically end) of my 2011 riding season. It's been a hectic last year (we...
  18. Question for pigford

    XL
    Hi Pigford, I saw in another post that you removed the HT resister and the crank vent system, excuse my ignorance but is this a mod that I should be using on my bike? I have just finished refurbing it and am new to these bikes. Cheers and ps.... like your bike it looks great.
  19. OEM pannier racks

    Transalp
    Excuse if there is already a thread on this subject (I have searched but cant find one), so... Anyone know what type the OEM pannier racks are for XL700v, Honda's own (meaning expensive) or maybe made by the likes of Givi? I am after panniers and I really like the look of the OEM ones, only 29...
  20. Front end problems

    Africa Twin
    Hi . Im new to these forums so excuse me if its a bit wrong. Had GSAs for years but always wanted an AFRICA TWIN so a few weeks ago i eventually got one. 1999 in black, fully loaded and happy with it . One thing i have noticed at speeds over 55 the bike is hard to keep in a staight line...
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