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  1. Riding in a River

    Riding
    Day 3 of getting soaked and pissed off big style, who has nicked the :sunny: If this keeps up the roads will be a river on the ride home (the have started to get there this morning). What is the advice for riding in extremely wet weather. I am think speed down, low gear, high revs. In deep...
  2. A Polite Request

    Chatter
    A very good evening to one and all on this wet Sunday evening. I'd like to make a polite request. We've been receiving complaints from some members that when they log in and hit the new posts button, loads of old jokes come up that they have to scroll through to get to the other posts. If...
  3. Clarke 3/8" Drive Reversible Torque Wrench

    Product Reviews
    After all the positive reviews I suppose its time for a negative one. I bought this low price (£16) torque wrench from Clarke tools at Machine Mart a year or so and while it doesn't get a huge amount of use, as I have a better one for the higher torque settings, it as still seen a fair bit of...
  4. R1200GSA / Varadero / KTM950

    Varadero
    During three years I have owned a KTM950, Varadero and a R1200GSA. My latest is the Varadero that has been in use for little more then one week. I just want to share my thoughts regarding this bikes, Overall I have been happy with all off them. Maybe except the KTM that was a lot of times at...
  5. Performance Award...

    Chatter
    Just received my first ever performance award from Devon and Cornwall Police. I'm such an idiot! M5 motorway, 90.65 mph over 1.487 miles, gulp. I reckon I was extremely fortunate to get away with 3 points and a fixed penalty. For the rest of you living here or thinking of visiting our...
  6. Oiler question - what is enogh ?

    Transalp
    Hi, I have started my driving season and with the new pro-oiler it is a bit "different" than my old way of spraying loads of chain lube on the chain ... now, I believe it lubes ok, but it seems to use extremely little oil .. how much is normal oil-use for an oiler/ x km ? I have set the...
  7. Barry Sheene memorial challenge

    Past Charity Events
    A local biker is participating in this he recently did me a favour so i am posting this here in hope of upping his donations a bit, merv I am participating in the Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge from the 16th to 25th May 2008 in aid of CLIC - the charity which fights cancer in children. The...
  8. Barry Sheene memorial challenge

    Past Charity Events
    A local biker is participating in this he recently did me a favour so i am posting this here in hope of upping his donations a bit, merv I am participating in the Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge from the 16th to 25th May 2008 in aid of CLIC - the charity which fights cancer in children. The...
  9. Wake up call..............

    Africa Twin
    I thought I would write this while it was fresh in my mind. Just 30 minutes ago a man died while I was holding his hand. A fellow motorcyclist who probably just misjudged his entry speed into the first corner on the town side of Suikerbossie hill. This little misjudgement cost him his life. He...
  10. Starting XR400 from Cold

    XR
    I have an 03 XR400 which I have just bought. When its hot it starts first kick and runs extremely well. When cold it takes a good 10 minutes to get it started, it fires but wont pick up. Im trying on a combination of half and full choke with no throttle. I have changed to plug today (which...
  11. VERY icy out there today

    Chatter
    Beware peeps....I know it can be obvious,but it`s extremely icy on the roads today. Be extra wary of shaded sections of road and any low lying areas. I got to work at 05.30 and the whole access road and carpark was a sheet of ice. Yippeee.......Ural combos are SO much fun in the winter :D :D
  12. multi-fuel burner for Trangia

    Mechanical Advice
    What I was planning for me for Christmas has fallen through (not my size in stock for months!!!) so I am now desperately planning something else. I have fancied a multi fuel burner for a while - all the advantages of a Trangia, plus the option to burn petrol. But when I look atthe...
  13. Furious Driving

    Chatter
    What exactly is 'Furious driving' (see http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/EndorsementsAndDisqualifications/DG_10022425 - offence code DD90)? Is it driving when you're in a really bad mood? :D I got stopped yesterday evening in the car. There's a stretch of road (Coopers Green...
  14. XRV Forum & Shop

    Chatter
    As you're all aware, since the forum started, DaveS, and the other moderators, have worked extremely hard to make the forum the success it is today. He has done this at the expense of spending time with his family, so with immediate effect Stormforce8 and I have taken over the financial...
  15. A Couple Of Problems

    Africa Twin
    Evening All As you know I bought my Africa Twin a couple of months ago and I absolutely love it. However, I am still only learning about the mechanical side of things. I understand how everything works but I have a couple of niggling problems and wonder if anyone else can help. 1. Battery...
  16. Query--xr 250 engine------????

    XR
    ive just looked at an 2003 xlr 250 cheap cheap which was extremely low on oil, it has been lying up for two years and does not have an oil leak. it starts perfect but has a small noise coming from either the top or bttom end, im guessing due to lack of oil, could the noise be a loose cam chain...
  17. Doble Motorcycles in Surrey

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Dear All, I bought my new TA from Dobles in April 2007 (http://www.doble.co.uk/). I have since been back for my 1st service and also to fit my Honda centre stand and top box. They have been professional, patient, polite and extremely helpful every single time. I have dealt with all their...
  18. Great Honeymoon ride on my AT..

    Africa Twin
    Hello all... Long time no see... I haven't been on the forum for quite a long time... But I have a good reason... I've been busy getting married and, most importantly, getting my bike on the road for a looong trip..... So... After the wedding, me and 2 friends, got our wifes/girlfriends and...
  19. rattling noise in engine driving me crazy!!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi I've recently just joined and Im loving the website so far! I'm a recent proud owner of a '88 RDO2 dominator and having bought the bike in an 'as is' condition, im fixing minor problems that the bike had when I got it. Ive had it for 2 months now and I've managed to get rid of all the...
  20. RU Mechanically Incompetent in Cambridgeshire?

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    OK this might not help anyone, but.... In St.Ives, (there's a man with Seven Wives!), no not that St.Ives, the one in Cambridgeshire, I've stumbled upon a Gem of Little Motorcycle Workshop/Shop ... (OK I know most of you do your 'Stuff' but for the mechanically inept or just plane lazy here...
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