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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, took the Transalp out for a wee run today, a mere 175 miles from Speyside to Strathdon and back. From Morayshire I headed for Carr Bridge then on through to Aviemore for a quick visit to the Cairngorm mountain to see if there was any snow left! I then headed over the Brig a Broon to...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Took the DR out for a quick spin around the Black Isle last weekend. The weather up til then was a little mixed.:(, but made good use of the break, only about 8 miles from me ;) This track had wet clay beneath it, the next hill was steeper,came to a dead end. Good craic going up, not so hot...
  3. Competitions / Trials
    Went along to Rubha Ruadh, Ardnamurchan, on the Friday, just along the road from where I'm working at present. Weather was sh1t at the beginning of the week, but brightened up on the Thursday and Friday.:thumbup: I'm working just along from the ferry, had to wave these guys go through my site...
  4. Africa Twin
    Yeh I know, Done it hundreds times, but this time I need some divine intervention. Bought some second hand front wheel calipers a while ago from someone on here ??? No worries, fitted them two weeks ago, Can't get rid of the air !! Bled and bled, tried siphoning through, gone through...
  5. XR
    hi guys i have been having problems with my bike for a few months now with the battery dying, i have been told by a local mechanic my battery is shot so i ordered one yesterday and it came this morning and i fitted it and went out for a ride erlier and was out for about a hour coming home my...
  6. Chatter
    from ABR magazine a good report on the above bike and I am reading with interest about this latest "gadget". Do bikes really need more "functions" like this...? If you buy a 275 Kg 124 bhp motorcycle and think you may need assistance for a Hill Start, are you really safe riding that bike around...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Following a liitle mis hap while sorting my carb out (dropped the bloody slide and bent the needle) I needed a new needle<br><br>NRP Carbs in Manchester sorted me out, they are doing a full carb kit cheaper than a new needle would be. Top guys who can sort different jets etc should you...
  8. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello all, Tiffany Coates is putting on an event on March 28th in Somerset. For those with the facility, there is a Facebook event with the same title as this post for more information. "A weekend of motorcycle fun in Somerset. A range of accommodation options from camping to bunkhouse...
  9. Chatter
    Mega Hill and Megabikes
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi, finally got round to editing the footage from last April when we were riding in the forests of Gueret (Central France). The trails are amazing, so much variation in the terrain and hill climbs etc. Just a short clip! Enjoy! Trail riding France
  11. Chatter
    Just a quickie, Its a bit short notice but Iv'e got to film some cyclists tomorrow at box hill and ideally it would be great if I could film from a motorcycle. Im not a bad rider but I don't fancy riding and filming myself lol . Is anyone up for me sitting backwards on your bike and filming...
  12. XL
    I got me one of these: Now I wasnt expecting much but there really isnt much power at all! Bizarrely there is a bit of torque and it will "torque" its way up a reasonably steep hill off-road in 2nd but there just doesnt seem to be any midrange, and you have to rev the nads off it in a...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here's a little video I made about a hill climb gone wrong with a Benny Hill type theme:
  14. Chatter
    Well the weather is the wettest and windiest times i can remeber down here at the moment. Today i went up the graveyard and this water was flooding running down of the farm infront the graveyard, not the farmers fault jsut the pure volume of water thats come down Bottom of this road to the...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well the Highland contingent of club XRV got together for a wee blast up the Beallach Na Baa on the road to Applecross, last minute .com as usual for it was weather dependant. Steve T picked me up at mine, left bang on 9:30, headed up through the back roads of Contin, then through Garve when we...
  16. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    1981 honda xl250 s. *** restoration project *** barn stored many many years!! this honda off road bike, has been barn stored for many years in on a kent farm.... this bike has never been on the road, was purchased to be used for off road "scrambling", so the bike has never been registered with...
  17. Africa Twin
    Obviously both would be nice, but budgetary constraints mean I can presently only afford one or the other... The pros and cons so far as I can see are including, but not limited to: Centrestand - Pro... Always on the bike, wherever it and I am, Ease of blocking up, foot on the base and lift...
  18. Chatter
    I have a site hack for working on Skye, it's a Citroen Nemo van, great little thing for grifting along the deserted roads on Skye. Know I shouldn't, but I'm in and out of the van that much that I rarely put my driver's seat belt on, I just stick the passenger seat belt clip into my drivers...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hello all. Im new here and its a pleasure to join this community :thumb: I have an XRV 750 africa twin year model 1996. Yesterday i was offrodin' for about 2 hours. I climded up a hill and the bike shut down suddenly. Iv tried to start it again and noting - no starter what so ever. All dashboard...
  20. Chatter
    ABR to Ullapool What a weekend - thanks most definitely go to Craig and Jennifer for organisation and to Austin for a great ride over the estates and to the (not often) absent Steve T who gave me the best advice for "off roading" - "Don't drink the night before!". Also to all the people up...
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