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  1. Chatter
    Great news, Opie Oils have added GUNK to our ever growing list of top quality brands (now over 45, take a look HERE > > >). Below is the list of Gunk products stocked, take a look it’s great stuff! GUNK Engine Degreasant A powerful and effective cleaner that has been specially formulated...
  2. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    VJMC Classic Japbikefest Haynes museum 14th sept 2014 Japfest - The Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show in the South West. Haynes International Motor Museum Sparkford Somerset - Home https://www.facebook.com/events/390717217732241/?source=1 JAPBIKEFEST 2 2014 Sunday 14th September 10am until...
  3. Africa Twin
    My plans to get to the Stella Alpina were scuppered by that poxy work thing. But when I did get home from work a parcel was waiting for my attention. :thumbup: Pro-Oiler make fully electrical pumped oilers, they aint cheap but I fitted one before to the Varadero and never looked back. I had the...
  4. Africa Twin
    It was bound to happen. You just can’t commute 50 miles a day through stationary London traffic on a ¼ tonne motorcycle and expect everybody to respect the difficulties of piloting solo. When my bike got shunted from behind by an abusive and aggressive mini cab driver in three lanes of solid...
  5. Chatter
    Well guys, whadya think ?? Is this the new material that will revolutionise industry ? I note that the initial concept was hatched in a UK university, Manchester I think, and wasn't patented. Now the rest of the world have jumped on the bandwagon with China having 2k patents pending, whilst UK...
  6. Chatter
    Still think that the money grabbing, self serving, hypocritical bastards that call themselves the conserative party have your best interests at heart? Well, think again - Redundancy talks period to be cut from 90 days to 45 days. I wonder how many of these tory idiots have had to go through the...
  7. Chatter
    We all know how much a waste money and a con insurance is on cars and bikes. Seem's some other bodies do aswell after spending a lot of money probably from the public purse to work out what every vehicle owner in the country could tell them for free. BBC News - Car insurance market referred to...
  8. Chatter
    Just seen this info, looks like a save for HG is on the cards: Press release - A buyer has been found for one of the UK's leading motorcycle clothing and accessory retailers, Hein Gericke (UK) Ltd, which entered administration at the end of July. Appointed administrator, Moorfields Corporate...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi there Boy's n Girls its question time again, I have just done, or think I have ie the bike runs, the below mod as I wasnt happy with anyones reasoning as to why two different facet pumps I tried were intermitantly noisy. How do I check with my multi-meter the wattage that is running through...
  10. Chatter
    Seems that finally the insurance industry is taking mobile phone abuse at the wheel seriously - Texting drivers refused insurance. Fair punishment I reckon. Using your phone whilst driving is stupid and dangerous. However, I do foresee an increase in uninsured drivers over this. 100% free...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Took advantage of the good weather up here, sorry guys down south, but you can't have it all the time. ;) Went to see an old mate up Norh, grifted all the way up, slowed back a bit on the way home. Decided to take in the Cromarty loop :thumbup: The rig is fekin hooooge when you see...
  12. Chatter
    Flying back from SE Asia last week got talking to a Malaysian guy who works in the rubber industry. He reckons they have almost perfected a new rubber compound that never wears out! Apparently the boffins have identified some natural enzymes, which, when added to the latex, react with one kind...
  13. Aprilia
    Launched at Piaggio’s dealer meeting in Monte Carlo, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 (AKA the Aprilia Tuareg 1200) has shown its face to the public, and a recognizable face it is. Clearly based on the Dorsoduro 1200 platform, the new Caponord 1200 draws its design cues from the Aprilia RSV4, which...
  14. Chatter
    Just recieved this email from MAG, If anyone is interested. If you live in the South East of England, I'm pleased to say that one of your MEPs, Peter Skinner, is holding a special 'motorcycle surgery' at P&H Motorcycles in Crawley on 14th January P&H Motorcycles Ltd 61-63 Gatwick Road Crawley...
  15. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    One of our ex Evening class students(Waltham Forest College ,Dept. of Motorcycle Engineering.) is starting his new buisness. Manic is a life long biker and had been in the print industry all his life. After retraining he is now launching Motorcycle Manik. Launch of MOTORCYCLE MANIK. Mobile...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’m doing a bit of computer based training just now and it’s mind numbingly boring so seeing as the sun was shining the lure of the lanes at lunchtime was just too strong. After a couple of shortish dead ends which necessitated some U turns we eventually found a through road complete with a...
  17. BMW
    Auxiliary Fuel Tank – BMW G650GS 2011 Introduction BMW have recently introduced the G650GS single cylinder enduro motorcycle (the German for motorcycle is ‘motorrad’ – hence BMW Motorrad). This motorcycle is a continuation of their very successful F650GS (single cylinder) which...
  18. Chatter
    I've just heard that Whealie has been been shortlisted for the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) online journalist of the year!!!! And it was for some of the work he's done with us here on XRV, championing members causes, helping us to understand the insurance industry and providing...
  19. Chatter
    Not looking to limit this to motorcycle related stuff either. So, I'll start with (when I was an apprentice in the power industry many moons ago) deliberately over-speeding a 300 MW steam turbine to test the over-speed trips worked as they should. Many, many tons of steam turbine and alternator...
  20. Chatter
    does it take to change a lightbulb (stolen from another forum) How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb? 1 to change the light bulb and 1 to post that the light bulb has been changed 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have...
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