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  1. Chatter
    Hi all, Fiona and myself decided to go take a look at this new prototype Honda Africa Twin at the NEC last weekend, I took a few pics so thought I'd share my thoughts on the new bike and the show in general with you folks. We flew down from Inverness to Birmingham on the Friday and stayed for...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Wasn't going to bother putting a ride rep up but TVs so rubbish tonight I thought I may entertain the users of xrv. Me and Cabbage decided a while ago a trip to France was on the cards as we hadn't done much in motorcycling. My enthusiasm has definitely been on a downward spiral for a while now...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Tony Varadero said he wanted to see the South Downs, so he, Meesh and I met at Rykas on Saturday and had a blast down there. We blatted down to Washington, a small town on the South Downs just north of Worthing, and then weaved our way with no real plan along the downs, with a couple of detours...
  4. Chatter
    Had a bad couple of weeks, needed to go for a ride to help clear the mind, called at a friends for 1minute most , came outside.... big empty space!!! zumo660, givi maxi, bars, racks & almost 4 years of fun, love, & a trillion hours working on her. Gutted! though someones lose put my life in...
  5. Chatter
    Don't want to hear any jokes, a young lady lost her life after all but what is everyone's opinions, guilty or not guilty? It's so conflicting I'm interetsed to hear different perspectives
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Bright and cold was the forecast . Just as well the Tenere has heated grips Took a ride out Tintern way. The Ten is impressing me on a Motorway, windblast is less than the Transalp and a lot less noise, maybe just a touch of air coming over the top of the standard screen but not so bad as to...
  7. Chatter
    Rant time. The lad and I have just been away for four days in the Highlands and I've never seen such blatant profiteering in my life. Take Fort Augustus for example. For those that don't know it's bang on the main road between Fort William and Inverness so hardly the arse and of nowhere but...
  8. Chatter
    http://news.sky.com/home/article/16154063 This story comes a week after my wife had to put herself between a dog and my three year old daughter. She got clawed and muddy for her trouble but my daughter was unscathed. The mid 40's dopey bitch of an owner was remarkably unconcerned apparently...
  9. The Longest Day
    Friday 18/06/10 - We make our way down to Lowestoft Around 10 of us from the north, north east and north west met in squires cafe in Sherburn in elmet at 12 noon. We spent some time getting introduced, looking at bikes and fed and watered before betting on the number of months or years Gary was...
  10. The Longest Day
    Visualisation - Easy to mentally visualise for anyone explaining the run to anyone else with two internationally recognised land marks. Both have parking areas and you are left in no doubt you have arrived, there should be a sodding big tower in front of you and your bike. Nice photo...
  11. Competitions / Trials
    Dakar 2011 entries are just about to open in the next few days so I thought this would be a good time to post. No major changes to rules in 2011, the progression to smaller engines, targeted checkpoints and so on is moving ahead.... the official pre-press blurb for anyone interested. An...
  12. XR
    Hi all I currently have an Acewell 3100 computer fitted to my 02 XR650R. After giving the bike a tidy up over the last few months I can't work out the wiring at all and no I didn't note the connections before I took it off!(Hindsights a wonderful thing!!). One of the previous owners used...
  13. Helmets
    I managed to run into a bit of money fairly recently and wondered what the best thing to do with this unexpected windfall would be. Thoughts such as pay off the mortgage, take a holiday, pay off the credit card, treat the lesser half to something nice, treat myself to something nice occurred to...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I managed to get out for a ride this afternoon, so it rained... wasn't going to stop me though cos I was really pissed off cos of work stuff & really needed to blow the cobwebs out. it wasn't at all cold, just grey & drizzly, like my head I guess. Rode down past work & out on the N6, then...
  15. Transalp
    Hi there I am buying tyres I can get an Anakee S (112 mph) for £48.23 or H ( 130 mph) £58.41. I havn't got a true 112 mph out of her, don't think I could ( Heavy load ) , but from a legal perspective I think it depends on the manufactures specs. What is the listed top speed for a XL650 TA?
  16. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Unity Rides London again! Every year we give bikers a day out in London where the freedom of the city is ours, the Motorbike is king and we can enjoy the sights from a totally different perspective. No filtering through traffic and no stopping at all just a cruise with a 1000 or so other bikes...
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