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  1. A sad tale involving my RD07a... And a question to you all!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, hope everyone is well! Unfortunately don't post on here very often but a recent bit of misfortune has prompted me to do so... Long story short, around a month ago was out for a ride on my beloved '52 plate RD07A when a blind Toyota Prius driver decided that i shouldn't be rubber side up...
  2. Change engine number on V5 - DVLA

    Dominator / FMX
    These days if you want to change the engine number on your V5, DVLA require proof of purchase of the engine, or an engineers report from the garage that did the job (what a load of ballsocks). As the owner of several (ahem) spare engines I phoned them to ask what you're supposed to do if you...
  3. How to import an old motorcycle from France (or another EU country) to the U.K. NOVA

    XL
    I just thought this information might be useful to anyone who has bought or is thinking of buying an old Honda or whatever from France or elsewhere in the EU and registering it in the UK. There are two stages to this. One is satisfying HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that you have paid...
  4. Who was Fred Hill ?

    Chatter
    Fred Hill died in prison on the 10th February 1984, while fighting against bureaucratic interference with his choice to ride a motorcycle without wearing a crash helmet. Many people may have heard of Fred Hill but not actually know who he was and why he is remembered with such respect by the...
  5. For Sale: 1991 xrv750 rd04

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there, when I relocated from Switzerland back to the UK last Year I brought my trusty old Africa Twin with me. Unfortunately some things changed and I simply have no time space and use for it any longer. I never got around to get it MOT'd and registered over here, so it is still on a Swiss...
  6. Bennetts Classic Motor Bike Insurance tried to rip me off!

    Insurance
    This is how Bennetts Classic Motor Bike Insurance tried to rip me off. Last year I bought Comprehensive Motorbike Insurance for my classic 1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100 from Bennetts Bike Insurance for £101.07 Pounds Sterling. I thought that was reasonable for a motor bike that I didn’t even ride...
  7. Speed cameras

    Chatter
    Hi guys i think i got done by a speed camera today,i was doing about 60 on a 50 dual carriageway.It was one of those vans with black windows at the back with the camera inside,so how does it work with bikes as i obviously have no front number? If they have a camera in the front of the van i am...
  8. Date of manufacture letter

    Africa Twin
    This summer in will be importing my RD03 into the U.S. I can't find any information on obtaining a date of manufacture letter from Honda. Has anyone done this?
  9. Les motards de la deuxieme enfance

    Charity Events
    Hello peeps, look, there's no easy way to say this, this is in effect a begging letter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I'm trying to raise some money for Bone Cancer Research in memory of my nephew Alex. Alex never got to ride a bike, he died shortly before his 15th birthday, but his Mum and Dad made sure he...
  10. Stratstone

    Chatter
    Had a letter from Stratstones Triumph to day. As from 19 th of December there Leicester shop will be closing down. Ian.
  11. Despair.com

    Africa Twin
    I'm so pissed off today, just received a letter from Honda France informing me that my @ (ex 621Andy and my first @ http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/photography/80819-2013-calendar-photo-thread-3.html ) which was originally from Germany but now UK plated, can't be registered in France because it is...
  12. aQuote Bike

    Insurance
    Bought insurance on my 125 when I passed my CBT about 3 months ago - £64. Passed Mod 2, got a Transalp, sold the 125. Wrote to aQuote saying I'd sold the bike. They wrote back asking me for £39. Refund of £26 but a cancellation charge of £65. Demand had barely hit the doormat when I get...
  13. Wanted: Transalp 650 headlight unit wanted

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Chaps, I am having a mare of a time getting a 2001 transalp registered in Spain. I exported it from Holland, and have a letter to say so, and then lost the original reg docs. I phoned them up to get a copy and even though the letter says I exported the bike, they logged it as scrapped so I...
  14. Wanted: Transalp 650 headlight unit wanted

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Chaps,<br><br>I am having a mare of a time getting a 2001 transalp registered in Spain.  I exported it from Holland, and have a letter to say so, and then lost the original reg docs.  I phoned them up to get a copy and even though the letter says I exported the bike, they logged it as...
  15. Local Police Amaze me

    Chatter
    I start work at 0530 so i need to be there a bit before that to get changed etc. Yesterday morning i got into work and was talking to a mate after start up, now before work he went to a local cashpoint before going to work which was about 1/2 of mile from work. The cashpoint was a small branch...
  16. Road tax - more dodgy ideas from the government

    Chatter
    So, the latest wheeze from the UK governement* is that road tax will no longer pass to the new owner. From visordown - Vehicle tax to no longer carry over to the next owner. Nice little earner! * Non use of capital letter is deliberate. And I do know that it is not "road tax". :D 100%...
  17. Just got busted.(sort off)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi chaps, I just got a letter from Danish customs and excise peeps.:happy6: The reason being because about a fortnight ago I won some fork yokes on ebay.usa off a CRF250R to use on my dommie flat tracker so I can fit USD forks. I only paid $48 for em plus post and the customs must have thought...
  18. Groupama business to transfer to Ageas

    Insurance
    Just got a letter from Groupama (who underwrite my Carole Nash policy) to say that their insurance business is to be transferred, subject to court approval, to Aegas. Wonder if this will now affect my renewal when it comes up? 100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely...
  19. Whealie really is a super hero.......

    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...
  20. Man down---but not out yet!

    Chatter
    Bu**er ! Got a letter from the Urology doc today calling me back on 17th. Seems like there is more gremlin there that must be removed. Thought that the tumour removal was the end of it, but I suppose that was kidding myself. Ah well, just got to get on with it. Going to be uncomfortable for...
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