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  1. Parts replacement advice

    Hi, my Varadero as 115000kms on the odo and planing to make a 3200kms trip on it. Since I donno is history and by your experience what parts should I replace to garantie a safe journey? - Fuel pump - Manual cct - regulator thanks
  2. Wales - pictures + gps-data download

    Here are a few shots of our Wales trip. For more pictures + download of the gps-data: Motorcycle-Vagabonds - Wales - Motorcycle Journey See you on the road! Frank
  3. Wanted: RD03 R/H side panel

    For Sale / Wanted
    Looking for a right hand side panel (mine went missing after a blustery journey home!).
  4. If you had to chose

    Africa Twin
    This is the scenario: You have to commute 140 km daily. You chose to do it on an XLV (say from 92-93) or an XTZ 750 (same age). Which do you chose and why? Note that on the home journey you may be find time to take the longer, dirt road route, home!
  5. Just Two in 300 miles today

    Today, travelled three hundred miles from Nottingham to Dumfriesshire, and saw just the two intrepid motorcyclists out and about during the whole of my journey (me as a passenger in the G/f's car).
  6. Seat mod?

    There doesn't appear to be an aftermarket comfy seat option for the 650? General comment appears to be use an Airhawk for longer journeys. Question is has anybody ever tried fitting an airhawk IN a saddle? I do like to tinker:D:D:D
  7. Jellies meet up Sat 8th of june

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    How about a meet up at jellies on sat the 8th of june? Deb and I are on our way up to scotland. Hudders suggested maybe a meet up at jellies to break up the journey. Deb and I will get there probably around 3ish (once I had a look how far it is:iconbiggrin:) So anyone for a shandy?
  8. A bad day at work....

    This is quite spectacular ! Moto Journal Follies: Extreme Testing of the Yamaha FJR1300 « – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews
  9. The Man Who Cycled the World

    If you didn't see the amazing story of Mark Beaumont, The Man Who Cycled the World, it's still available on BBC iPlayer: What an endurance! Cycling all day regardless of...
  10. What bike, then?

    My Dad is in the market for a new bike (new to him, not necessarily new...) He has a BMW 1150RT at the mo'. Thinking of getting rid due to pretty low use, and its big! Most journeys are in town with the odd jaunt to Kent from W London. Has had a Kwak GT550, Divvy 9, Deauville 650, and a...
  11. Long shot but worth asking..

    Africa Twin
    Is anyone on the forum driving (car or van) from London to Manchester in the near future and fancy helping out a fellow XRV'er? I need to get my XRV engine up to a mate in Manchester but the cost of couriers is ridiculous. If someone has to do the journey anyway you could make yourself some...
  12. GPS updating

    Mechanical Advice
    Ok you techies out there, I have a 2610 gps with v7 or 8 on it and I have noticed that recently it is very not up to date as I have been travelling down some dual carriageways and the sat nav goes crazy telling me to turn round etc as I appear to be travelling cross country in a field etc,it...
  13. Going home today.

    Well last week as you know, was not exactly the greatest one of my life so far! However, today I am starting the journey back home from Bangkok. I have ordered a new 990 Adventure from the dealer in Manila, as the BMW F800GS's aren't coming here till next winter. The KTM will take 3 months or...
  14. Faith in my dominator? i journey round france

    Dominator / FMX
    hi all, :happy7: me and my friends are going touring round france end of april:toothy2:. my friends are on cbr600's, im on my 1989 dommie. haven't had the bike for long, my last dommie i found the whole engine was killed :angel1: due to previous owner overheating and bodging the engine back...
  15. Everybody starts somewhere

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As my Son has just passed out in the Army he has been dying to get out on his XR125 and wanted to do a “mission”. I was not looking forward too much to plodding about with a 125, but he has never ridden any distance so I thought, everybody has to start somewhere. We set off from home and went...
  16. More thoughts on motorcycle emissions

    More thoughts on motorcycle emissions Being the sad geek I am I’ve been monitoring quite accurately my fuel consumption on the TA. The current most accurate figures are an overall mean of 46 mpg this year. This is all my riding, which is predominantly city rush hour, local shopping trips...
  17. Elephant Rally 2008

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After great debate about travelling over to Germany on my own, ferry tickets and extra thermals were bought. Took the Dover to Dunkerque crossing, then straight on the autoroute through France with an overnight stop on a motel in Belgium. On route from the motel I met up with a couple on...
  18. Big Up For Our Forces !

    Just wanted to say a few words, as i know some army guys frequent this site. Been watching Ross Kemp in Afghanistan on Sky 1. Frikkin amazing - a Bafta for the guy/series i'm sure - dodging bullets a few feet from his head and really getting stuck in - some good times and some not so good...
  19. Le Toquet - 2008

    Competitions / Trials
    went to Le Toquet yesterday with a group from the kawasaki versys (?) forum and with one of the journos from Bike Magazine (Martin). what a bonkers event, absolutely packed. will definately go again next year. loads of africa twins there as well!
  20. Spark plug Heat range

    Mechanical Advice
    In the past I've always stuck with the standard recommended spark plugs. The owners manual suggests a cooler running plug for sustained high speeds. What is the advantage for this & moreso what are the potential problems for running with the standard recommended plugs at sustained high speeds...