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  1. 2019 anyone?

    National Meets
    Very short notice and not a dedicated XRV event, mainly cos most of the old in-mates of XRV populate Bigtraillie, but this event is running this coming weekend . . . . https://www.bigtrailie.co.uk/index.php?threads/national-2019.2665/ Some attendees may even be on Honda motorcycles :D...
  2. 2016 national meeting - is there anything planned

    National Meets
    Hi, I was wondering if there are any plans for a national meeting? My TA wants to meet up :) Paul
  3. Ride/Ski/snow report 2016

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, well due to work and weather I've not been out much lately so it was great to get out on the bike today. I decided to head over to Carr bridge as it had been in the news lately due to being endangered during the current flooding and I was glad to see the almost 400yr old bridge was still...
  4. Back to m'roots

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A family holiday & a day off from parenting saw me drag the Transalp from it's summer-vacation slumber, after a quick dust off she fired first prod - not bad after standin outside for over a month & a with 14 year old Yuasa battery. Anyway, With no defined plan other than heading around some N...
  5. Treated RWBY to a new battery

    Africa Twin
    My AT has always started first turn or 3 of the engine even when stood a while Ran it last year at the National and then in March for the Manchester Bike Show. It too a few turns to fire up last time and was sluggish. Went to fire it up for MOT and battery completely dead and not taking any...
  6. A quick demo of the Mighty Cagiva Elefant in action!

    Cagiva
    I was out for a run with the Elefant yesterday, almost 200 miles through the Highlands, from Speyside to the Cairngorm National park, to Royal Deeside, up to the Cairn a' mount and home via Dufftown, heart of Speyside malt whisky. I do have a few photo's but thought I'd share this video clip...
  7. Check your driving licence online

    Chatter
    As part of the doing away with the paper licences you can now check your driving icence details online you will need your national insurance number , if you dont know your driving licence number you can get away without that , it tells you exactly what you can drive and how many points you may...
  8. National Meet 2015

    National Meets
    The joint XRV/Big Trailie National for 2015 will be at The Bruce Arms, near Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, for the weekend of 11-13 September 2015, with people arriving from as early as Wednesday 9 September if past years are anything to go by. The address: The Bruce Arms Easton Road Easton...
  9. National meet reccie 17-19 April

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    The weekend of 18/19 April just became free in my diary. Anyone fancy a weekend camping near Stonehenge and checking out a few possible routes for rideouts, places to visit etc? With maybe a little venture onto Salisbury Plain if they're not bombing the hell out of the place? I have not...
  10. Insperational XLV 750R precurser to all V twin bigtrailies and the RS750 NXR750

    XL
    The inspiration: '84 Honda RS750 By the mid-1980s, the name Honda was synonymous with winning almost every style of racing in the world. There was one type of American racing that eluded Honda, though: dirt track. American Honda began...
  11. FAO Raymo

    Other Honda
    Here ya go Ray, after our little chat at the big trailie national recently look what I've just seen on ebay. I know the seller as well, nice bloke, real old school biker :) HONDA XLV750 Shaft Drive Dual sport adventure bike - XLV 750 with LOTS of spares | eBay cheers, Bob.
  12. Kirkby Stephen Beer & Bangers 2014

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Kirkby Stephen Beer'n'Bangers Festival 5th and 6th September 2014Don’t forget to put this weekend in your diary because The Beer & Bangers Festival is coming around again. Join us for another weekend of scrumptious ales, sizzling local food, rollicking entertainment and excellent company. Last...
  13. Insurance Company Premium number?? Say NO!!!

    Insurance
    Lots of you will already know about this site, but before you dial that expensive premium number try this site first...SAYNOTO0870.COM - Non-Geographical Alternative Telephone Numbers I have used it for a a long time now and it can save a fortune, eBike are dreadfully [email protected] over a...
  14. National Meet 2014

    Chatter
    Just a little reminder that our National get together is as usual the second weekend of September . The details you will find over on the "Big Trailie" website where most social events get discussed. The reason why its being discussed on "BT" is cause this has turned into a mainly Tech info site...
  15. Scottish Enduro championships 2014

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I took a run down to spectate at a round of the Scottish National Enduro this afetrnoon, it was held down the Boar's head wood, just a few miles from my house. I took a ride through the forest tracks to the pits down at the gun emplacements. Quite a few competing going by the amount of support...
  16. National 2014 - Important Announcement

    National Meets
    As many of us have become all too aware there has been a bit of a migration of xrv regulars to bigtrailie.co.uk and this is in a large part due to the indifference of new owners of this site towards the membership generally and more specifically in not supporting community events such as the...
  17. National history and science museum

    Africa Twin
    Anyone up for a ride down to visit the history museum on sunday
  18. Weekend away in march.

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I am fancying a short weekend away in March to give the GSA a shakedown and a trial run. Just the Saturday, possibly the Friday if I can get away from work. Camping with an indoor area or a camping barn. Does anyone want to join me? Meet, Ride there, eat and drink, sleep, ride around the area...
  19. New National Trust advert, I was amazed.

    Chatter
    New National Advert, I was sent a link to this by my paragliding buddy, watch out for him about half way through with a mad cow on board. What is happening to the National Trust? I remember blue rinses, suits of armour mouldy furniture and stale biscuits. I had to watch it twice to see if was a...
  20. Plans for 2014 -Galloway and Pennine Way

    Austin's Adventures
    I am struggling to find the time and energy to organise the two events I had said I would do this year. So canvassing for some views..... Galloway. Always a good event with a tried and tested formula. I have not contacted the forestry or the camp site yet but was thinking about the first...
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