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  1. Transalp tire swap with Africa Twin

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Hi. My current back tire on my transalp 600v 1998 (Back: 120/90-17 m/c 64s) is more then dead, but i have some new tires sitting on my Africa twin 650 1988, (my father told me they are 140/80 R17, no idea how the naming system works.) I guess if they fit, it would be a slimmer tire, but would it...
  2. RIP John Haynes

    Africa Twin
    John Haynes creator of the Haynes Manual has passed away at 80. Thankyou and your tech writers...don't think I could of split my AT cases without you. https://jalopnik.com/john-haynes-father-of-the-haynes-manual-and-raf-vetera-1832536467
  3. For Sale: XL125 / 185S 1982 Parts

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a collection of spares for both XL 125 and 185S models from around 1982 accumulated by may Father over the last 10 years that I feel deserve a better home than the corner of the garage Parts include: 185 Drum Forks 125 Disc Forks Front and rear wheels with Drum Brake Front Wheel with...
  4. Motorcycles at the Movies.

    Chatter
    Just watched this ... "A JOURNEY THROUGH THE EYE OF THE RIDER Documentary Feature – 65 minutes A father, his adult son, and two mates head off on a journey to discover the grittiest, most beautiful bush the country has to offer. Yet what they find is something they were not prepared for...
  5. New Influx mag edition – Make it Mechanistic

    Chatter
    Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know about the latest edition of Influx Magazine – the motoring culture mag made by us here at Adrian Flux and Bikesure. February’s edition is titled “Make it Mechanistic”as we explore motoring’s shift from analogue machines to digital technology – and we...
  6. new NX650 Owner

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Greetings XRV forum members. I have been lurking around motorcycle forums for about a month now and decided to join this one. I had been looking for a project for a little while and considered a few different models, settling on an NX 650 mostly because of the wealth of information I found on...
  7. Please allow me to introduce myself

    Chatter
    Greetings XRV forum members. I have been lurking around motorcycle forums for about a month now and decided to join this one. I had been looking for a project for a little while and considered a few different models, settling on an NX 650 mostly because of the wealth of information I found on...
  8. For Sale: Few Bits and Bobs

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi There, Not entirely sure where to start with this, basically my father passed away a few years ago and i have finally got round to sorting through his stuff, below is a list of bike parts that i have and the quantities, i am not desperate to sell these but if anyone is interest in anything...
  9. A Proud Father writes ...

    Chatter
    A Proud Father writes; My Son and his West Cork Chums ... The TreeSleepers - Say Yes To Everything https://soundcloud.com/thetreesleepers/sets - Genre: Rock/Funk/Ska with a dash of gypsy. Rotten Roll. This is West Cork HomeBrew and it's Music for Dancing! - TreeSleepers' Home page -...
  10. Clutch woes...

    Africa Twin
    Chaps, Changed the clutch plates on the RD04 today. In far from ideal conditions with the bike on it's side in my father-in-law's front garden... Having reassembled the clutch and put the cover back on, it seems that the clutch actuation arm is in the wrong position... Logically this would...
  11. RD03 marathon 4 sale(not me!)

    Africa Twin
    Searching the net as you do over the xmas bloatiness and came across this. Owner claims it was entered in the race. Restored, all original. Is it worth that much? Not that i am considering it. Father christmas hasnt been that generous.
  12. What did Father Christmas bring you?

    Dominator / FMX
    Father Christmas brought some tools for my son and some socks for me.:D We used them today to fit the frame loop using a couple of plugs made out of the bit of frame I cut off my dommie. Its such a tight fit that it dont need to be welded but it will be next year. What did Father Christmas...
  13. Wanted: car trailer capable of transporting an africa twin,essex area

    For Sale / Wanted
    howdy,so im heading home to ireland in decemember and hope to have either my bike sold or pxed by then but if not or i get a suitable px ill need a good car trailer that will bring a bike,ill be towing it behind a peugeot 406,a twin axle builders type trailer may suit as my father can use it at...
  14. Bike crash...what now ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, so, yesterday evening I managed to crash my RD04 on the road and now it is quite in a bad shape :D. I myself got away with one broken bone only which is ok I guess. what do you guys think I should do with it. Repair is out of question because I'll be a father in december and I can...
  15. For Sale: MV Agusta F4 - W reg (2000)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Selling the bike I said I'd never sell... Having not ridden the thing for two years it's pointless to hold on to it - especially with a house that needs money spending on it... Going to be a bargain for someone - not the mintiest of F4's but that because she's been used. Pretty standard...
  16. Wanted: DSLR

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    HI all, justwondering if anyone is upgrading frome their intro dslr outfits, I used to have a ricoh set up years ago and loved it, but nobody does the old school films these days and to buy new just isn't an option. Anything outthere for about £150? Or am I being too unrealistic, and could I...
  17. Lord Vader or any German Speakers

    Chatter
    Hi everyone i think the origin of this Medal/award is in Recognition of Sporting excellence awarded to either German Troops or German People.My Father brought it back with him after getting liberated from a POW Camp in Poland.The Medal/Award is 50mm Diameter and 3mm thick.Does anyone know any...
  18. South-Mid Wales (roads), Sunday 16 June

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I'll be going for a ride on Sunday 16th - weather permitting! - so if anyone wants to meet up, let me know. Route flexible but may take in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown or Aberystwyth. Please note that this is Father's Day, so don't go AWOL and get yourself into trouble, you hear? (I'll be...
  19. Model Railways

    Chatter
    Hello all. My father passed away before xmas, i'm the executor of his estate and amongst other things i have a load of OO gauge railway stuff to find a new home for, now i'm not trying to sell it on here (before the admins remove this post) but i do need advice on how best to sell it. I could...
  20. wierd question about Dommie RD02

    Dominator / FMX
    I know its a weird question but when you look over your dominator down to the footpegs are they meant to be offset . bearing in mind mine is the kickstart model so i understand the configuration of the right hand foot rest but as I look over the bike the left hand is about an inch father...
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