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  1. Crosstourer 1st service

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Well, that's the first 600 miles in and round to Willie Young Motorcycles in Elgin today for its first service. Oil and filter changed, bike inspected, first service done! "How much do I owe you for that sir?" "first service is free Jim!" "Excellent!" Next service 8000 miles but Willie says best...
  2. Are XRV750 valves Valve face hardened ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, just wondering if anyone knows if the valves on my 1990 XRV750 are face hardened ? Do they have Stellite hardening on the 45degree face ? I'm rebuilding the engine completely using Wiseco pistons, the head is being gas flowed and the cam's reprofiled by Kent cams. So any help will be...
  3. WARNING! NOT FOR THE CHILDREN. What to do with abusers?

    Chatter
    I have spent the day reading cases and have come across the case of the little girl who died of starvation in Birmingham three years ago. I know that several of my forum chums will say "KILL THE PERPETRATORS!" and "HANGING'S TOO GOOD FOR THEM!", but I thought I would post something that...
  4. Honda motocross updates

    News
    Honda has changed its motocross machines including engine updates, improved suspension and wider footpegs for the CRF450R and CRF250R. The CRF150RB also receives engine updates for improved power, torque and driveability plus revised suspension for improve action. All three models also receive...
  5. Handlebar Risers DIY

    Bodgers Corner
    Hello! I bent the standard handlebar from my AT. Bought Renthal Enduro High (old Dakar High I think) which is lower than the original. So I thought that I’d make the risers by changing the studs in the handlebar holders. I thought that they are screwed in but when I showed it to one metal...
  6. Please, Jim, can you fix so that I can drill...

    Bodgers Corner
    I am building stuff for my Ural outift. So far I have angle-ground and filed and then had things welded. So far so good. Recently I have fashioned a bracket for my folding trenching tool. It will be welded on Monday. However, I am also drilling it full of holes for mounting to the bike and...
  7. Camping in Normandy

    Travel
    I am hoping to go to Normandy with my 12yo lad at the end of May to spend a few days looking at the D-Day sites and having some nice meals. BUT, with the pound plummeting against the Euro, a low cost trip is creeping up if we go the B&B route as originally intended last year when i did my...
  8. Changing tyres - breaking the bead

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi, I've just purchased some TKC 80s to put on my @. It had the Avon Distanzia and I want to play in the mud. I inlisted the help of Anton88 (thanks very much mate wouldn't have been able to do it without you). I can't believe how difficult it was to break the bead on the rear tyre. I've...
  9. BMW GS1200 Adventurer

    Other Bikes
    I am bound to be flamed to death, but i am going to say it anyway. I had a go on a brand new BMW GS1200 Adventurer yesterday, i had the bike for 3 hours and i can honestly say that i have never been so happy in my life to hand the keys back !!!! i thought it was a total piece of S*$T It is way...
  10. Discount - HPS & MRA Vario Screen

    Discounts / Deals
    Original post by MarkH. Preserved here for posterity. :mrgreen: Right, the verdict... The screen is extremely well-constructed and it arrives well-packaged by the factory. The movable top section has a slight flip to it and both pieces are contoured in mysterious ways that have presumably been...
  11. dirt road tyre pressures

    Africa Twin
    A friend and I did a weekend trip into the interior of South Africa. It included riding some 4x4 tracks in the Cederberg mountains and then crossing over into the semi-desert areas of the Hantam Karoo, Bushmanland and back to Cape Town through Namaqualand. Over 1000 kilometres in total of which...
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