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  1. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just a quick hello from overseas. I'm Panos from Kavala in the north of Greece. Just yesterday I finally fulfilled my dream of getting an XRV 650 to complement my "stable" and, googling for some info I dropped in. Hello then, have fun and safe roads.
  2. Chatter
    Placed an order first thing wednesday morning from busters. I rang first to check items where in stock, told they were, and then tried to place order but he couldnt find me on the system(I have used them loads of times) so said I couldnt place order as my card(uk based bank) didnt match the...
  3. Africa Twin
    OK. So I'm stripping down my crash damaged RD07A as part of making repairs (mostly cosmetic or superficial) but also I'm giving the bike the once over and will take the opportunity to refurbish anything worn or as a preemptive move, replace any known problem items. She's done 60,000km...
  4. Insurance
    Seen many people ask about different breakdown cover or medical insurance for travellers. Thought I'd share this, I'm covered by ADAC (German Automobile Club) I sent them an Email as I was unsure if they covered residents outside of Germany and have been informed they can and do. So what do...
  5. Africa Twin
    I will be dismantling and crating my AT to ship overseas. I was told that the cheapest way would be in a 1 cubic metre crate. Anybody think this thing is going to fit?
  6. Chatter
    T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE, MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY, WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO, IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN...
  7. Chatter
    Hi Guys, I have just been offered some spare parts from an @ for next to nothing. I was ok with it until I discovered that the parts are from a bike that has been dry stored for about ten years in a commercial garage.The bike belonged to an overseas tourist who came off at a bend and...
  8. The Longest Day
    Ash is Out Hi All, Sadly I’ve got to pull out of TLD 2010. As some of you know I work as an entertainer for the Armed Forces, here in Germany. Just lately they’ve been so busy overseas, they haven’t been around to party like normal. I had to look for a part time job for some extra income...
  9. Africa Twin
    Am not sure if one has found an engineer's shop in Europe that can make up these elbows/nuts of the choke cables yet? I just found a place here in Cape Town that can make them up out of brass! Price is around R180 each (= +-GBP15). Not sure if this is of any use for most of you overseas, but...
  10. Africa Twin
    Yes, we all know the problem of the original crappy pump. A fairly good solution was to go to the Facet pump. It works well, but makes a lot of clacking noise when it is working, which is sort of annoying. Also it does not really fit in the stock bracket very well. I have now gone to a Carter...
  11. Chatter
    Anyone got any info on mobile internet in the USA? I'm heading out there for a few weeks and depending on how secure the neighbours wifi is I may, or may not, have any internet access. I'm thinking about one of these USB dongle thingies but don't know what the best deal is. Should I buy one...
  12. Transalp
    In an effort to improve the suspension of my US spec Transalp (along with converting it into a Africa Twin hybrid...we Yanks never got the AT) I embarked on a project to install XR650 forks and longer rear suspension. Some months later, I was able to find a DR750 Suzuki. These were also...
  13. Varadero
    Hello I am planning a solo trip to Spain around Easter with a mate, It'll be my first overseas trip and the longest ride I have ever done since getting back in to bikes 9 years ago. I have a Vara 08 with topbox, but having done a 2 day ride in autumn, I know the box isn't big enough for what...
  14. Chatter
    I just received an email from Stormforce asking if I was still about. So this is a quick couple of lines to say Hi, yes I am still about, still have my 99 AT, Mrs Gromit still has her TA and I still look in occaisionally but haven't logged on for quite a while as I have been overseas for a...
  15. Chatter
    God preserve us from politicians... The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed 'too British'. Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be 'offensive' to other countries taking part in the Games...
  16. Chatter
    OK guys, as I am not able to get out I need to do a bit of virtual riding. So the rules, you post where you want the journey to go next, it has to be realistic and follow from the previous post. If you want to go overseas you have to get there via a realistic trip. You are able to post 2...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    Greetings from USA. You guys got all the cool bikes and parts! Over here we had only one XL600 model. No rev counter, no rear rack. And especially NO LM Dakar wheels! So I am on a quest to get a pair of these wheels for my US XL600. I know, it's crazy. But motorcycles are one of my few...
  18. Chatter
    The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed "too British". Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be "offensive" to other countries taking part in the Games. The display team have performed at more...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hello, all my overseas friends. I am in the middle of an '89 Transalp to Africa Twin suspension conversion. Since the AT was not shipped to the US I am slowly rounding up AT parts from Europe. So far I have gathered a RD04 swing arm, rear brake mount and few other odds and ends. I am...
  20. Chatter
    I've decided that (@@) stays with me because of all the good people of www.xrv.org being so helpful and informative and forceful. Luck would have it that shortly after making this decision this afternoon, a very good friend invited me to his chalet in France. We actually discussed it as the...
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