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  1. Chatter
    Many of us have swapped bikes over the years, some bikes performed above expectations & leave a warm feeling when you look back others may have been a bit of a dog. What have been your biking highs & lows??? For me the Transalps have done me well (there have been 5 1/2 of them now...) my main...
  2. Varadero
    :blob7: Hello and best wishes to all (really) big off-road bike fans. With your permission I'd like to use this thread to detail the slow and potentially painful process of managing to make a (half) decent off roader of the mighty Varadero, and how it, and I, fare on this journey of discovery...
  3. Suzuki
    Are Renthal Highs the recommended replacement? And what's the thinking on bark busters? I have been hearing that plastic, with a bit more flexibility, is better than metal. Anybody have a view on that?
  4. Chatter
    Don't know if anybody else is having this problem, but i need some new jeans for work and dossing around in. I've tried several places locally and the supermarkets and every pair that i've tried on have the same problem at the moment. I can get them which fit my waist fine and the length of leg...
  5. XR
    Just a quick one Got a 1998 XR and want to fit some Renthals 7/8ths In the past when I had XR's, I've fitted Dakar Highs (now Enduro Highs) and wanted to fit them Will they fit? Heard somewhere that someone problems with cable length Or would I be better with CR Highs which seem to be similar to...
  6. Africa Twin
    Before I continue it has to be said that I have been accused of putting the "Poor" in Pooratech. Just refer to my solution to the problem with the gear lever and shaft.... Anyway, we've just came back from a 1,940mile / 3,123km trip through Europe. I did it on my AT which as you know is not...
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi All, Up for sale is my 2001 (Y reg) Africa Twin with 9.5k miles (still in use though so may be slightly higher). I have only had it for a little under a year and unfortunately its got to go to make way for other things. I bought it from my local Honda dealer who took it in p/ex from the...
  8. Chatter
    another classic ebay sale ALAN the MOPED | eBay UK 'ALAN' - one of only 30 million ever made - It is widely believed (by me) that this unassuming little moped was the original training bike of the 'Ghost Rider' (please see photo 1 for documented proof) Looking resplendant in non-original...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    I have a pair of hein Gericke leather trousers, (touring style) no sliders. Stretch panels on side of thighs, and above knee's. Shaped for inside boots. Very good quality and condition. 36" waist 33" inside leg £25-00 plus postage, or could take to Ace Cafe on 20th. :thumbup: Nigel.
  10. Riding
    When riding on Sunday I noticed my bike at times veers slightly to the right within my lane. It occured on the A41 which I put down to a cross wind but also on occassion on a normal country lane. I checked my riding position and I wasn't leaning to the right. Squeezing the tank with the...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a spare day so decided to hit the trails in North Wales once again.....but this time opted not to drop straight down to Llangollen but instead to try a few different trails. I had marked up a "Vale of Clwyd" map (OS 264) a while ago but had yet to sample the trails. So decided today was the...
  12. The Longest Day
    I was talking to Hotgloves (i'm sure it was him, i'd had some of that alcohol stuff) and when i mentioned that Hood only did jeans up to 28" thighs he said "so goto one of them big guys shops, get some jeans from there and send them to have the kevlar stitched in" I never thought of that...
  13. Clothing
    I think this has been covered before but i'm lazy :D Anyone any experience of any kind of `off` with some of these jeans on and if so how did they fair? I think i remember someone saying they had a slow off with a pair on (can't remember which though) and said they did the job (i think 40mph...
  14. Chatter
    no... no accident... went to an offroad event this weekend and did the beginners tour... what they call the beginners tour. Let me put it that way: The tour were I f*cked my rearshock two weeks ago wouldnt even qualify as warmup for that. Alone the the 8kms to the gas station were interesting...
  15. Africa Twin
    For me, the bike is pretty damn good, all round. But there are things I would change. Power, I need more, well not power really, grunt. I would love a few more dollops of grunt, the kind of grunt you get when a sweaty lady tennis player at Wimbledon serves the final ball for the final point and...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I understand that some of you have been waiting for this. So here it is... my latest MOTORCYCLE adventures! Hope you enjoy... Meesh’s first two days with her new motorbike - Ben! I got up early and rushed to look out of the window. Was it real? Had Ben really come to me yesterday? My...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    1 pair akito cobra trousers (textile) size xxl but i think l to xl would be more like it. I cannot wear em comfortably. and they are tight on my thighs, only worn twice, now got an pair of akito xl trousers that are better fit,all armour etc in em. black with red seam stitching £35 posted,
  18. Chatter
    After my short trip this weekend; http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=313236#post313236 It struck me that fun & great trips can be had on cheaper bikes. This section is for the highs (and lows) for those of us who are running sub £1000 bikes. Here is my £900 accident damaged 2001...
  19. Transalp
    Firstly, apologies to any grannies I am teaching to suck eggs. :lol: I see a few posts here from people who are having problems putting the bike on the centrestand. Coming from big (read:heavy) BMW's I had to learn the correct technique. Basically, the main or strongest muscles you have, and...
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well I have been neglecting my 600TA as I have been playing with the XLV750R too much ( not possible ):rolleyes: dropped it of for its MOT is flew threw.. so dicided to nip up a local hill the Suie, its on the Grampian way, noticed a few forest roads open and following Steve T's example ...
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