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  1. A One-Stop-Shop for Gear, Parts & Accessories – MOTORCYCLEiD – New Vendor on the Site

    A One-Stop-Shop for Gear, Parts & Accessories – MOTORCYCLEiD – New Vendor on the Site Welcome to the MOTORCYCLEiD section of the forum! Our team represents one of the largest online stores in the country that can become your one-stop-shop for all the needed motorcycle parts and accessories...
  2. Question: can a XL-600RM made as it look like the sister XL-600R?

    Hello from Italy. I recently purchased and restored an 1987 Xl-600RM: I like how it go, More than I could to imagine. The my premise: I'am a big fan of the original XL-600R but I dislike it because of the foot start... I have problems athe knees and I have the fear of to be in trouble in the...
  3. I need my head examined

    I know some of you are thinking it but far too polite to say it...:D:D:D My son called me today with some bad news about the carb he was going to ultrasound clean so I headed over to his work place and took my cylinder head with me to see if he could clean it before I strip it down to see whats...
  4. Getting Stoned in Gloucestershire

    Great Roads/Routes
    Getting Stoned in Gloucestershire- A selection of historic locations to visit in Gloucestershire including boundary & standing stones,& ancient crosses. You visit them in your own time between 1st May and 30th September. At each location you will need to answer a clue/question about the stone...
  5. Guy Martin 2017 TT.

    My younger brother just sent me this video about Guy Martin , wet myself laughing and feel obliged to share the news.:thumbup: :hitler::hitler::hitler:
  6. Made in Spain or made in Japan

    Dominator / FMX
    The question has been raised here about build quality on the Montessa built models. I've recently been buying NOS parts for my fleet and they come in the original packaging. I have found that all chassis parts come in bags that say "made in Spain", but all engine parts come in bags that say...
  7. Four tyco bmw race bikes stolen

    Other Bikes
  8. Insurers note: Study shows motorcyclists are the safest on UK roads.

    Study shows motorcyclists are the safest on UK roads.
  9. CRF1000L Heated grips - any news anyone????

    Africa Twin
    Wondering if there is a definitive answer to the heated grips issues on the new AT - Has anyone had these fixed, replaced, or some compensation? :confused: I am hearing all kinds of odd stories: Some say they got a refund, others say Honda are not going to do anything :( I'm confused......
  10. western Beach Race

    Africa Twin
    This might be interesting tomorrow
  11. How I 'fixed' a hydrolock after a fall off road on my TA650

    Hello, After quite a bit of research and a good bit of fiddling I have almost fixed my bike. I thought that the story could be useful on here for others, so they can go through less pain/hassle if this happens to them. Here's my story: I came off my bike at around 20mph off road :happy6: and...
  12. M20 Bridge Collapse: Motorway Travel Chaos As Biker Injured

    M20 Bridge Collapse: Motorway Travel Chaos As Biker Injured That's one lucky biker! How the hell can this lorry go down this road and take out this bridge?
  13. Gloucestershire & Cotswold Edge Rally

    Great Roads/Routes
    The South Cotswold section of the VMCC is running an informal rally (like a treasure hunt) where you have 2 months ( 1 August to 30 September) to visit up to 31 locations in Gloucestershire. It could be a couple of days riding to do the lot or a series of leisurely rides doing an area at a time...
  14. Bit of good news.

    I had a bit of bad news at the start of the week ,my doctor told me I had type 2 diabetes and that I had to give up alcohol and all the other stuff that I enjoy eating.:(:(:( To end the week I got a bit of better news and that is my son passed his first year as a motorcyle mechanic apprentice...
  15. In other news ...

    Increasingly keen on motorcycles Girlfriend has passed this info onto me: New adventure motorcycling programme to air this weekend. Thought you lot might be interested too ...
  16. For Sale: Tickets to Superbike World Champonship!

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all Fancy winning a trip to the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship at Donnington Park? Well, Opie Oils has 4 pairs of Silver Paddock Passes up for grabs! These passes will give you access to the paddock and grandstand at the Goddard's throughout the entire weekend, Friday 27th May -...
  17. VMCC Founders Relay Rally 1sy May

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    On 1st May is the bi-annual Founders Relay Rally where VMCC members ride their bikes (that are 25+years old) between some of the 73 checkpoints across GB. The checkpoints are open from 9am (ish) to 4 pm (ish), some people do a short trundle others over 200 miles on a mix of machinery. Often...
  18. Possible Transalp replacement in 2017?

    Yamaha MT-07 Ténéré spiedYamaha’s secret XT700Z Ténéré spotted being tested in Italy Posted: 13 April 2016 by Visordown News WE’RE still waiting for Yamaha to launch the MT-07 Tracer spied last year and already another variation on the theme has been spotted – this MT-07-powered...
  19. Touring Romania GuideBook

    The Carpathian 2 Wheels Guide project has reached the 2nd Edition: Touring Romania. This edition proposes 28 routes (over 8100 kilometers - 5000 miles), features more than 70 sights and covers all the territory of Romania. Unlike the 1st edition, this one is addressed solely to the bikers who...
  20. I was sold a lemon

    Africa Twin
    Got some really shit news today from my mechanic mate who was looking at an oil leak for me. He discovered that the "fully restored" AT I bought had had its crank case welded together and he also found cracks in the casing. I'm gutted. Options are to replace the casing, replace the engine or...