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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. Fuel tank / cowl rubber grommet

    Transalp
    Hello, i notice one of my grommet's is missing and I would like to replace it Looking at the Honda diagrams they seem to be coming up as Air Cleaner Case Grommet's and the part nr is 83551-300-000 Can anyone confirm ta Rod
  3. Transalp 650. Mudguard bridge (front). Which way round?

    Transalp
    Hello all, Just been doing a bit of work on the front of my bike. This involved moving the mudguard bridge. When I took it off I didn't notice which way round it was. The manual says it has an arrow telling you which way round it goes. Mine was too rusty to read any arrow! Please could someone...
  4. Honda XL125 points conversion to later CDI?

    XL
    Honda XL125 points conversion to later CDI? I notice that the engine cover is different and of course the head. Can the magneto/cover and flywheel be made to fit ? Swap heads and thats about it. Anyone done this?
  5. Exaust tape/paste

    Africa Twin
    I finally ordered and recieved my new Arrow PD exhaust. Looking forward to getting it installed but Curious about what I call exhaust tape that is very similar to putty sort of. Does anyone use it over here? I notice a lot of folks using exhaust paste but that looks to be a messy setup. Any...
  6. High pitched singing/whining noise above 80km/h - 50 mph

    Africa Twin
    Hello, Recently I started noticing a very high pitched singing/whining noise coming off the AT RD07A, can I can't seems to figure out where is it coming from. What I do notice is that it only appears above 80km/h - 50 mph and 4.5k RPM. Below that have not heard it. I also tried to pull the...
  7. RD07 Side panel infils

    Africa Twin
    My mate Paul has just made some infil panels to go on his RD07. We were chatting the other day and he asked me to take a look at his bike and see if I could see anything different, I looked but didn't notice them until he pointed them out. What do you think?
  8. Engine / clutch noise Africa Twin 1990.

    Africa Twin
    Funny noise coming from clutch side. Hard to describe noise but someone told me the clutch bearing. Took casing off and the basket and bearing looks and feels fine. I notice the oil pump chain seems very slack. Is this supposed to be like this ? Regards, Tim.
  9. Honda fmx 650 sproket

    Dominator / FMX
    Alrite lads i have got a 42T rear sproket on my bike atm. I have orded a 46T i was just wundering if i would notice much diffrence in the acceleration Cheers
  10. Weird knocking on the right footpeg

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads! I've started to notice a slight knocking on the right footpeg when in 4th gear. Maybe 2-4 knocks pr second. It's very weak or non-existant in lower gears. It goes away completely if I pull the clutch very lightly. Anyone knows what this might be? Cheers!
  11. Hi Viz (Polite Notice) Vests

    Product Reviews
    Anybody seen these? Polite notice waistcoat test I've ordered one today. Winter months can be a nightmare on the roads without the numpties. One point missed by most people making comments about 'lookalike wannabie' is the fact if you come off your bike on a country lane or unlit road. Your...
  12. Sammy Miller Museum 30th October 2015

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi, Really late notice but I have decided I'm off to the Sammy Miller Museum tomorrow; I will be leaving Colchester about 08.00, at the Dartford crossing just before 9.00, Fleet about 10.00 and at the Museum a little after 11.00. If anyone fancies it I'll see you either on route or at the...
  13. Check your frames

    Transalp
    Stripping down my xl650 to remove the engine,got all the top bits off and decided to have a go at the exhaust.Laying down to check where it was bolted on i notice the frame looked a bit dodgy,using a lever found the frame was completely rusted through and detached.So people get out and check...
  14. Where are...

    Chatter
    I notice that Chad is not posting so much anymore. Moved on to another forum, or have I missed anything?
  15. Biker First Aid course 18th Oct

    Chatter
    Sorry for the short notice but I now have a date for the first aid course I'm organising over on Bigtrailie.co.uk Sat 18th Oct 09:30 - 12:30 £10 each Duffield fire station Derby Road Duffield Derbyshire DE56 4FQ if anyone would like to attend please let me know
  16. My trip to Skye

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Short notice I know but managed to book a cottage next week from Monday or Tuesday depends on weather near Isle of Skye and wondered if anyone fancies meeting up for a ride with Foz and myself. We should be there till at least Friday. Hope a few can make it Thx
  17. Motorcycle filming - Bike required for tomorrow.

    Chatter
    Just a quickie, Its a bit short notice but Iv'e got to film some cyclists tomorrow at box hill and ideally it would be great if I could film from a motorcycle. Im not a bad rider but I don't fancy riding and filming myself lol . Is anyone up for me sitting backwards on your bike and filming...
  18. Wanted: Wanted - baffle for 2000 XR400 (or complete OEM silencer)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, Thought I'd posted this - must have pressed the wrong button. Got my new purchase home, 2000 XR400RY. Chuffed to bits. I notice the baffle has been removed. My local MOT shop may have a problem with that. Does anyone have a OEM spare baffle they could sell me, or a spare silencer OEM...
  19. Crossrunner

    Chatter
    Did any one watch James may on TV last night on the isle of man & did you notice the police bike he had following him, looked like a Crossrunner, Enjoyed the program , thought it was amazing how they built the bike out of macarno, Moor enjoyable than watching the usual same old 200 mph...
  20. Guy Martin, yah bugga

    Chatter
    Guy Martin. On the surface, slightly insane! Speed with Guy Martin - Channel 4 But checking out his kitchen, I notice a rather rare and exotic Bimota V-Due sitting in the corner, and something perhaps even more special or secret, sitting under a tarpaulin?!! The bloke needs a "check up from...
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