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  1. Swap: RD03 Complete Engine - surgest a swap!

    XRV Swap Shop
    The Engine have run ~ 58 k km, uses a litle too much oile, but holds 41 horses on the wheel!
  2. mobile phone on a horse?

    Chatter
    I've just looked out my window and seen two horses coming up the road, nothing unusual in that as they frequently pass our house. The thing is the lady on one of the horses was chatting away on her moble phone, surely that's just as dangerous as driving a car while on the phone? I wonder what...
  3. Winter Sun and White Horses

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today was a beautiful winter's day, not cold - but dry and Yorkshire was bathed in blue skies and sunshine So I decided to slip away after lunch and do a few trails and see if the XR was all ok now, after new jets and a carb ultrasound clean ..............it was Set off from home and filled up @...
  4. A little light off-roading with Vader

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    What with accounts and work keeping me from attending the XRV Xmas meet I put out a plea for a ride out this weekend and Vader answered the call. So we met up at Rykas at 8am this morning for a styrofoam cup of styrofoam-tasting hot liquid and then set off. It was raining. We'd both had a...
  5. new exhaust

    Dominator / FMX
    i want to buy a different end can and get rid of the double ones i have.there is nothing wrong at all with the pipes i have but want to try and gain a few extra horses.i used to have a bike and i changed the header pipe aswell as the end can and it made it so quick as it was straight...
  6. Wessex Wanderer Weekend

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Quick report here on a weekend of trail riding on and around Salisbury Plain, organised by Barftone. Very good venue, a pub with a small camping field in Bishops Canning. Unbelievably good weather. Hot sunshine all day both days, in October. Saturday we covered 113 miles in total - actually this...
  7. The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust

    Charity Events
    Not an event, but a charity I'm involved with both in raising funds for the Calum's Road project, riding with a group of other idiots to Gambia through the worst winter on record and since then making trips to help out with various projects and fix and fettle the motor cycles that are so...
  8. MOZART !!!!!

    Chatter
    Just clearing my 'sent' box (that just doesn't sound right :D) Came across an old U tube vid from 'Only Fools and Horses' (Cwwing. :D) Anyway....ended up looking at this and laughing out loud...Thought I'd seen them all....:happy8: YouTube - Only fools and horses - Mozart
  9. Peak Trails 13th March

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The day started very wet. Lots of rain that turned to snow over the high ground….but ended up being fantastic once the sun came out. Left mine at 07:30 and met up with Andy (XT6) for the ride to Jellies. Did 5 trails en-route to get warmed up. Arrived at Jellies just after 9. Gary...
  10. West Africa - Portugal to Guine Bissau - Africa Twin point of view

    Africa Twin
    Let me share the Africa Twin point of view of my trip through West Africa - Portugal to Guine Bissau in 16 days from the 5th to the 20th of February. Hopefully it will be of some interest to someone. The kind feedback that I've received from this forum during the preparation phase was very...
  11. TDM- w'dya think

    Yamaha
    What something with a similar stance to Lola, but a good few horses more. What are they like to live with (sat on a local one and felt like a big mean version of my old Divvies) rear tyres look expensive, but what do you guys think? Test riding a Sprint as well (will try the TDM as always...
  12. Bmw r1200 gsa

    Test Ride Reports
    Yes I bought a shinny new GSA Before christmas and have been riding under 4 thousand RPM in between work, Ice and Snow storms up to its run in target of 600 miles well 750 now. My old GSA fitted me like a glove you pointed it at something and it went. The new shinny Fat Bird has not pushed the...
  13. Disturbing images

    Chatter
    Not exactly the kind of thing you want to see in this festive season, but this is what the Metropolitan Police do to peaceful protesters: Kettling video 'appalling', police watchdog panel chair says | UK news | The Guardian The chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority's civil liberties...
  14. Sam Manicom - Tortillas to Totems - Excerpt

    Travel
    I thought you lot might fancy some inspiration to travel from Sam Manicom's latest book. :) I've done my review here...... http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/product-reviews/56819-sam-manicom-tortillas-totems.html Chapter One Predators and the Border Queens ‘Get your motor runnin’, Head out on...
  15. 1906 'lost' film...San Francisco...

    Chatter
    San Francisco, 1906. (Music by Air - La Femme D'Argent) Turn up the volume and travel back in time! This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car. The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Notice...
  16. In which Lulu picks up speed and Nessie finds an admirer

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    If we’re all sitting comfortably…time for an update on the unlikely (but continuing) adventures of Lulu and Nessie. Given that the sun appeared to be shining in Leicestershire this morning and it being a Saturday (an all-too-rare combination of circumstances), Nessie was promised a ride out...
  17. A noice read, building a better Dommie ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Building a Better Dominator Article by Ron Grant, "SideTrack" – Motorcycle Adventure Magazine, Australia. August – September 1998, Issue 20. What works, what doesn't on the way to eight extra horses and a vastly improved suspension package. Ron Grant from Shogun Honda in Brisbane has spent...
  18. A new start

    Chatter
    Hi all Recently I have been seriously thinking about purchasing a piece of land with the view to generate the majority of my income from it. It would be my sole interest so would have my full time and energy thrown in to it. With the many different activities that are possible I'm looking for...
  19. Pyrennes & Alps, Tips & Advice

    Travel
    Hi guys and gals, I am planning a trip next year to get a ferry to Santander then ride through the Pyrennes onto the Alps via Andorra. Back through Germany, France then UK. I would appreciate any tips or advice as i have never done anything like this before.:o Are there roads or pass's...
  20. 1 day after I got my license I traveled europe for 60 days.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Orite, so in december 2008 in I decided to quit my job in Oslo and move back to Sweden and first get my drivers license so I could apply to join the fire service then straight away get my MC license and then go for a biker holiday until the training at the fire fighters academy would begin...
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