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  1. Paint pen

    Varadero
    Hi, anyone know where to get paint pen for Varadero 2007, black. Found a chip off I would like to repair on the tank. Thanks.
  2. tyres fo xr400

    XR
    hi im looking for a new set of tyres and tubes got a xr400. I found a large bit of flint stuck in my rear tyre put a hole size of a penny in it so had slow ride back from tescos lol didnt really notice that much of a difference. they were getting a bit low so i would like a new set i mainly ride...
  3. Everybody starts somewhere

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As my Son has just passed out in the Army he has been dying to get out on his XR125 and wanted to do a “mission”. I was not looking forward too much to plodding about with a 125, but he has never ridden any distance so I thought, everybody has to start somewhere. We set off from home and went...
  4. DIY Roadbook.....Instructions (well sort of)!!

    Bodgers Corner
    Hi all, Well after showing my DIY roadbook on the forum a couple of months ago I have decided to detail how I done it for less that £10. Firstly you need to purchase the aluminium box from Maplin, part number XB56 Chassis AC64 @£2.89 each. When you order this you need the knobs, also from...
  5. engine bars

    Mechanical Advice
    hi all, merry christmas, happy new year and all that, i got some pennies from santa and i want some engine/crash bars for my '07 varadero. who makes them and who does the best looking, easiest to fit and strongest?
  6. Brake problem solved ...

    Mechanical Advice
    Hello fellow @-ers, Ever since I bought my bike I had some strange braking problems. Whenever I would brake my lever would seize (I thinks that's the word, meaning it would not go any further) a little, and therefore brake only a little. When I would squeeze harder it would eventually shoot...
  7. A Non-Recommendation...

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Pentagon GPS, useless and rude IMO. The sorry tale. Odered a Zumo las Friday, paid through Protx and had their confirmation that afternoon. As the Zumo hadn't arrived by Wednesday I emailed them - the 'phones aren't answered. Got a reply to say it had been sorted out but by Friday still no...
  8. Money saving tip!! Screen/fairing threaded inserts

    Africa Twin
    These parts: Are available much cheaper than over the Honda parts counter. I only found this out after paying Honda £££ for the 'genuine' :rolleyes: part. The Honda part is made by the same company as the ones my Dad grabbed out the back of his van and pays pennies for. The generic ones...
  9. Ride alone or in a group?

    Chatter
    I was driving (needed the 4WD and trailer!) back home yesterday and was pondering the merits and also the downside of tiding a bike on your tod. There have been several posts here on using PMR and headsets to chat as you go along or to have an MP3 player on for some moosic. Yet for me, one of...
  10. XRV Forum Decals - NOW IN THE SHOP!!!

    Chatter
    We have finally managed to get some quality decals manufactured and they are now for sale online in the forum shop HERE :thumb: :thumb: :wav: I know it took ages to get them, but I organised them in my spare time and have paid for them upfront, so until you lot start buying them, I am out...
  11. Around Tywyn

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just a few pics from a quiet Sunday afternoon ride in the Welsh countryside around the Tywyn penninsular. :iconbiggrin: The seaside town of Aberdovey Looking down on the River Dovey The aptly named Happy Valley The view from the Roman road over Rhydcriw Craig Cwmllwyd The view...
  12. End of the road for the Transalp?

    Transalp
    When you count your pennies to buy a new bike, wouldnt you rather have a Kawa Versys than a TA? It isnt pretty but it's cheaper, with ABS, more power, better mpg etc etc. And what does Mabel mean in her signature - saying that you dont know how many people you affect till you're dead? I...
  13. Lure of the orange beast

    Other Bikes
    I have just got back from my local KTM dealer where I test rode a 990 Adventure. WOW - what a bike. PLUS points - fantastic engine, pulls really hard in any gear, sounds great, even thought it a lot taller than my TA the balance is fantastic, within a couple of minutes I was quite happy to stop...
  14. End 2 End - A midlife crisis

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    http://practicaljokeonline.com/winner.html http://jokeonlineworld.com/gift.html Tuesday 22nd March - cold, snowing, misearble - I'm off to Lands End. Only 450 ish miles from Humberside Airport - be there for tea, says Pete. I'm on my trusty 1991 @, Pete's on a 96 Triumph Adventurer. True...
  15. Hawes meet & taking a 'short' cut to get there

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After my appointment with Altberg this morning at Richmond, I went for a stroll down by the river Swale, a chilly, slightly misty day but pleasant nevertheless. Richmond is a beautiful market town steeped in history set in fantastic surroundings. From Richmond, I set off to Hawes on the...
  16. Yorkshire meet - Hawes this Saturday 24th

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Does anybody fancy a meet up/ride out this Saturday? A bit short notice, I know! Perhaps meet at Pen-y-garth Cafe at Hawes for a cuppa, mid morning then have a rideout over the Dales. I'll pop it in't calendar anyway! Phil
  17. Are you a DAS motorcycle instructor ????

    Chatter
    Hi Decided to add another "string to my bow" and become a motorcycle instructor. Both CBT and direct access. Some extra pennies for bike goodies and trips. Have booked the course and got all the paperwork. Any members on this forum that are instructors having gone through the cardington...
  18. wonderfull wonderfull people

    Chatter
    i saddled up marmite this weekend and took me a wee ride down to sidmouth to see me ole pal slimie this weekend:cool: :cool: :cool: and would just like to say thanks to you simon, penny and the totally mental and hilarious lulu and lilly:laughing4: :laughing4: thanks for a great evening and yes...
  19. o'haulin the airhead gspd

    Other Bikes
    Not sure how many members here have airheads but I've seen a few oilheads on the sig lines. For those of you who own one or have rode a gs you know how addicting the smooth shaft drive can be. The airhead comes with a price as they have issues with the tranny bearings, drive shaft u joint...
  20. TDM anyone?

    Other Bikes
    After riding 1300 miles this week for work on the AT I have started to get some doubts about my bike; despite the improved seat (gel-pad implant) my arse is still on fire (and not because I am the only gay in the village :lol: ), the bike is pretty wide to manouvre through really tight trafic...
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