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  1. Scam Warning- Take Care booking Tickets Via The Trainline or Shopping Online !!

    Chatter
    Sorry its long winded.. but have to warn you all !! In Early March this year I received an email from a Company called “Complete Savings". Not recognising the name atall I replied telling them to stop sending me unsolicited email. I then got a reply stating I was “A Member”... Now I have...
  2. Newbie DRZ400

    Suzuki
    Hi All Thanks for letting me in. My names John, I live in Peterborough. I recently bought a DRZ400, It's been 30 years sinse my last trail bike. Anyway I'm loving this bike. Great laugh. I nearly bought a Xr400R but the the DRZ had electric start. I'm going to fit tyres to the DRZ that will...
  3. Dominator Cylinder head removal query

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello all. I have a broken Dominator due to a seized engine. I have to replace the top part of the cylinder head as it's an early model, pre 95 engine but my bike is post 95 ( 1998) and the rubber inlet is slightly different. I have managed to lift of the rocker cover but I cant work out how to...
  4. Just bought myself a varadero xl 1000

    Varadero
    Hello everyone , the names chris and I've just picked it up today and traded in my old zzr1100 for it , loving the 'old man ' riding position and I can see it staying with me for a long time , had a quick scan through some posts for info already and I'm sure I will be pestering soon about...
  5. brakes & hoses

    Africa Twin
    without influencing anyone. Ok, i'll tell you how it is for me. from the age of 12- 20+/- brembo & goodridge were the only names that i knew, then Hel, EBC & afew others in no particular order. i bought a project bike, the front brake lines looked like a loose hanging dirty spider that had lost...
  6. My lone ride on a lane I didn't know

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    With some stills from my on board camera. Rode a lane in Warnford in Hampshire, found it on the online definitive maps. All my off roady friends were busy and as my road bike currently has no engine in it, I was desperate for motorbike action, so took the XR to this lane to have a look see...
  7. Morocco Ride Report

    Africa Twin
    I've been trying to write up my recent trip to Morocco in the Ride Report section before I forget all the place names. Loads of pictures too... http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/ride-reports-pictures/140601-morocco-2015-a.html
  8. The Africa Twin is back! CRF1000L Africa Twin confirmed for 2015.

    Africa Twin
    Honda Press release today: The Africa Twin is back! CRF1000L Africa Twin confirmed for 2015. Honda is delighted to announce the return of one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names – the Africa Twin. Having clearly shown the direction of its development and intent with the...
  9. Hi, my names Steve and I'm a compulsive bike buyer

    Other Honda
    Well, I finally managed to throw a leg over my new ride and cover a few local miles. Allow me to introduce to you “Moby”, the CBF1000 :D Been watching one on gumtree that is local to me, but it was a tad rich for me (being on a ’14 plate with only 471 miles on the clock, it would...
  10. Fork Leg Paint suggestions

    Other Honda
    Looking to freshen up my latest toy, the lower fork legs are a little tired / chipped / faded and looking to apply some satin black rattle can paint. Anyone recommend the process / materials ie what primer/ etch, top coat and any clear laquer please, please don't be scared about naming names...
  11. New member, H frame, clock mount help wanted.

    Transalp
    Hello Transalp people! My names John and I'm a bikeaholic. I recently bought a new to me 1995 Honda Transalp xl600v. As with alm my bikes I take them home and strip them. After the usual old bike strip it threw up some interesting repairs and bodges. Most confusingly is the front H frame...
  12. ADV Scotlands 1st Rally - Steve T's Write Up

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    What a weekend that was. Weather that most riders can only dream about. Roads that still require me to pinch myself when I ride them, to make sure I’m not hallucinating. And the company of like minded individuals to boot! The weekend started, as weekends do, on Friday morning, with the boxes...
  13. A possible scam

    Chatter
    In addition to advertising my FLHTP here I put it in my local free ads paper website (Trade-It) which is part of Friday Ads (I think). Had a response that I replied to from a Matt Smith. I then got another email from Matt Smith and an identical one from Lawrence Smith! - Thanks for the reply to...
  14. 20th International Transalp Meet Up (ITT 2014)

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi everyone, ITT 2014 is taking place from 18th June till 21st June, this year in Poland. Despite having Transalp in it's name this event caters for other big trailies, too. Riders from ten European countries have put their names on the list, but no Brits so far. You're more than welcome to...
  15. Anyone got one of these ?......

    Transalp
    Hi all, Been sniffing around for a new lid, the usual big names are just too much, so fancied one of these. Has anyone got one / tried one? The Shoei / Arai Tour X lids are massive cash - this seems a little too good for £70? Read some reviews on-line seems good but wondering if anyone has...
  16. VJMC Classic Bike Japfest Haynes museum 14th sept 2014

    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...
  17. cool names for biker bars and biker gangs /clubs

    Chatter
    I don't even know if there is any any more ?. when I was a young lad back in the 1980's and before my time in the 70's the local towns pretty much all had a pub where the local bikers would gather and drink pints smoke dope and try to get with some bleached blond bird with big baps straining...
  18. Hello ! Newbie here :)

    Transalp
    Hi All, I'm a newbie, thought I would introduce myself and say hi. I live in Newcastle and went back to biking in 2005. Been through a Diversion, VFR750, Daytona 955i, but after too much pain in the knees and neck (getting old you know!), decided to try and grab a Transalp. I love touring...
  19. Centre Stand removal ?? Help plz

    Transalp
    Good evening fellow headbins, I have a 650 alp (which I love), the centre stand is a real pig to move, it takes a lump hammer and curse word to move it. I'm tired of it not working. So today I cut the end of the centre shaft thinking I'd be able to hammer it out (each end had be battered by...
  20. Happy birthday John Lowflyer!!!!

    Chatter
    I've been friends with Lowflyer from Inverness for many years now, we met through Steve T on a run he organized. John happened to be riding an ex Africa Twin of mine! He still owns the bike, a green one. It's heading for the 100k miles now and still going strong. Well, John turned 60 last week...
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