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  1. Speedo vs rev counter question

    XL
    I have recently purchased a 1984 XLX250R & on my first ride today I am unsure if the speedo or tacho are reading correctly at 80klmh the tacho reads around 7k it seems to be quite high the gearing is 14--40 & I read std gearing is 13--38 which is not too far away can someone give me an idea of...
  2. First ride

    XR
    First rideout on my XR4. Bike went well, great scenery and weather - what can be better :p
  3. Too okd for this xxxx

    Dominator / FMX
    Just got back from my first ride out for this year and boy was it cold but fun:thumbup: Now I have to wash my bike tomorrow to get rid of all the salt but it was worth it for the 100 miles of fun i just had. Looking forward to spring. :D:D:D
  4. First impression of my F800GS

    BMW
    I thought I just share some impressions from the first longer trip done on my F800GS. Quality: Do not like the plastic handlebar pods. I would prefere to have them in good old aluminium. Finish: So far so good. Sound: It sounds like... a Boxer! BMW have IMHO managed to create quite a good and...
  5. The Longest Day 2012 - Ride Cancelled!

    The Longest Day
    Hi All, What a shame I have just read today the 2012 ride has been cancelled, what a shame. The 2011 ride was the first ride we have attended and was awesome! Was really looking forward to this one. Hopefully there will be another ride next year. I am still going to do Land's End to John...
  6. Totally rookie rider - some tech help wanted, any extra advice welcome as well

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone! I very recently happened upon a low cost purchase opportunity. A friend of mine is moving to another European country for a new job and he was looking to sell his FMX 650. I've been on the bike as a passenger quite a few times, he's someone i trust (so i knew he wasn't lying...
  7. Bike Cutting Out

    Transalp
    I had not ridden my XL700 for several months and on the first ride out everything was fine for first 15 miles when the bike cut out when I was manoevering slowly. The bike did restart, however when I went to pull away the bike cut out again. This happened several times. I let the bike cool down...
  8. Crosstourer has landed

    News
    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on xrv.org.uk: it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  9. Winter-ising your bike

    Chatter
    That time of year is fast approaching saw the gritters out last week on the way to work so decide today to look after the Varadero a bit. Pulled her out the garage put a couple of towels over the brake discs and went to town with the duck oil. Lagged her silly and left it outside the garage...
  10. First ride since surgery

    Chatter
    Tried the bike today first time since before i had the op on my hand. There is a big ride on Sunday down here so i decided to try a short ride to see if i have any problems with the bike. The ride was only 20miles or so but was enough for me to know what i needed and everything seems ok. Only...
  11. How many rookie mistakes....

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...can one make on a Sunday afternoon? Quite a few it would appear. I have been, to say the least, neglectful of my bikes this year. Today saw what was, effectively, my first ride out, for the sake of it, in 2011. A friend recently got a licence, so when the sun came out, I had a choice -...
  12. light mods for '95 xr600

    XR
    After my first ride home in the dark on the new bike I was wondering if there were any mods that could be carried out to improve the lighting . I know im probably asking alot from a bike with no battery - ta daz
  13. First ride in 14 months..

    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...
  14. Gone fishing in western Norway [lots of pics]

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi! This is my first ride report here (: This friday after work I went fishing. I borrowed a rod from my dad and took off. I decided to go fishing in Storefjorden and Fullskjeggevatnet. These are two lakes in Gloppen municipality, where I was born and spent my childhood. My mom and dad still...
  15. Reinforcement to the dark side........

    Chatter
    My Grandsons first ride on a bike:cool::cool::cool: YouTube - Darth Tyler
  16. Noob - with a question amd some info for you

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello all, finally got around to registering... I have a '97 SLR and a 2000 FX650 Vigor The SLR is in bits awaiting new valve guides, it started to smoke. The question is, the bike is showing 15000 miles, which I believe to be genuine from the state of the bore and camshaft, so how can the...
  17. Clutch problem, maybe..

    Africa Twin
    I thought I was finished and only had to tighten the nuts before the first ride. 1). Ran the bike outside the garage on idle last week, front sprocket in place, no sprocket cover, no chain. It ran good and sounded ok, but the front sprocket were spinning like crazy in neutral. But shouldn't...
  18. Blew the cobwebs off

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Still some snow about but the roads seemed to have improved a bit in Aberdeenshire so coaxed the Twin from a 3 month slumber.. bit rough.. put it down to fuel.. of to fill up. 23lt £30.. another first.. £30 in a :confused:bike road full of grit, ride lines not to good and me rusty so .. took...
  19. First impression on AT

    Africa Twin
    Had a first ride Yesterday on my AT. Done 202 miles on a trip around Kent-Sussex. Well,the bike is more powerful then I thought, it pulls like a train :happy6:, the mpg is very good also 18,5 litres for 202miles:thumbup:,the suspension calling for adventure off-road. Well done Honda:)
  20. Couldnt Wait!

    BMW
    Had to take my 800GS out today even though it was snowing couldnt wait to have my first ride very impressed but absolutely frozen.Why did i wait until winter to get one.
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