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  1. RD04 Fuel Pleasantly surprised

    Africa Twin
    Now the RD04 Marathon rep encourages me to thrash it so I've never really pootled along as I have almost always been on my one when on it Fuel at best has been 47-50 ish mpg max, a lot less that the RD07a but acceptable because it's faster than the RD07a Went out with son no1 (Dave) on his...
  2. Another RD03 on British soil

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I am a proud owner of a RD07a that served me faithfully in the last 10 years. I covered with her 100k miles and now the clock says 122k but she still seems not to bother. http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/95178-centenarians.html Since last year I followed the anticipation for...
  3. Highest mileage FX/SLR/FMX and cruising RPM

    Dominator / FMX
    Right folks, just thought I'd poll opinions here on what sort of speed/RPM you sit your FX/SLR/FMX at when on long motorway runs, when fitted with the standard gearing combination? I'll start the ball rolling with 60-65MPH indicated at about 4500RPM, the reason I pick this speed is that 4500RPM...
  4. sooo...what's the deal with AT's ??

    Africa Twin
    i've got a dominator at the moment and its that seasonal time when i look around for another bike(i do it every year but still have the dommie). this time i have been looking more intently on africa twins. i have been told of a fairly local elderly gentleman who has an early rd03 or 04 that he's...
  5. NC 700

    Test Ride Reports
    While the CR is in the dealers for some minor surgery..... :eek: I jumped at the opportunity to have a spin on something else, the dealers' Demo NC700s was available so I took that, I must admit to being slightly intrigued by Hondas claimed efficiency champ & it's always nice to try something...
  6. Crossrunner test - ultimate allrounder???

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Crossrunner test ride Having done some mileage on my '92 vfr 750, I was a little more than interested to test Paul's (24ftlb) Crossrunner...... The opportunity arose on Sunday in a very sunny & slightly busy Peak District! Upon sitting on the bike, it feels surprisingly light & compact...
  7. Had a trip to Fowlers today.

    Chatter
    Me and a mate from work went for a ride up to Fowlers in Bristol today along the A4 from Newbury to Bristol. I was on my Africa Twin and my mate on his Triumph Tiger 1200. Did a MPG check when I got home and was pleasantly surprised to see she did 53 MPG. It was raining when we left at about...
  8. Where's best place to sell and RD350?

    Chatter
    I’m looking for advice from you kind people. A few years back I was lucky enough to come across a tatty Yamaha RD 350 YPVS with only 14,000 miles on the clock. It hadn’t had a hard life, but it had been “improved” by previous owners namely DIY paint job using a rattle can, fitting tiny carbon...
  9. Brian and Morag get out on the road again!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Don't really think this counts as a "ride report" (more like a progress report) so mods feel free to move if I've got it wrong. As some will know, despite passing my bike test last autumn I've gone through something of a confidence crisis after parking my first big bike Morag horizontally on a...
  10. ARMR MOTO Jacket & Trousers Review

    Product Reviews
    Having researched quite a bit into introductory/basic gear just to get started I stumbled along this offer, I was rather apprehensive but at this time of year being the Festive period were all fully aware budgets are tight. I was fully intending to take advantage of the current Hein Gerricke...
  11. For Sale: For Sale - Soon

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi All, I can't believe I'm typing this message...but my beloved @t will be on ebay at some point over the next few weeks if no one on here takes her. I've unfortunately outgrown her and realized again last weekend when I stopped off at the Ace Cafe and looking at the Sports Tourers on...
  12. TLD The Longest Day 2012 and thoughts from this year.

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    Firstly I would like to thank all those who participated in any way to the organization of this years event, I think that all the riders had a good weekend and from chatting to some of the non-XRV riders our total count in fund raising could be quite a bit more than I was expecting. We set a...
  13. Translap 700 in France.

    Transalp
    So just back from 3 days in France with 'Le Tran.' Great weather & great roads on a very capable bike. I was pleasantly surprised with the bike having once owned a Deauville 650 I was expecting more of the same. How wrong I was :thumbright:, instead of the lack lustre of the 650 the Tran.700 is...
  14. Is this still a Honda Site...? ;o)

    Chatter
    Hola Old and New... It is I, you're long lost member... OK you might not remember Moi, but my Eloisa you can't forget... The best Africa Twin by far (well at least on this site anyway ;) ). So, quick catch up then... AT Still going strong, VFR gone, ZZR1400 bought and sold and a new GTR 1400...
  15. I am one of the lucky ones.

    Chatter
    When I came home from work I picked up the mail and left it on the worktop and forgot about it until a few minutes ago. Opening one of the envelopes I was pleasantly surprised to see that it contained a cheque and a letter confirming that I had been given a tax rebate! :D Now all I have to do is...
  16. New Toy

    Transalp
    I’d had my Dominator for a couple of years and fancied a change. I had decided on a Transalp 650 and started looking a few weeks back, I advertised on the forum but nothing came up. Went to look at a few but they were rats with rotting rims and fork legs, these were 2004 – 2007 models!!! Then...
  17. Puncture

    Transalp
    Well, I had my brand new Alp for exactly two days when I pick up a rear wheel puncture on the M25. I was going along at seventyish when suddenly the bike felt weird, wobbling. My first thought wasn't a puncture but that that something had become loose on the steering or swing arm. I slowed down...
  18. Picking up my KTM :D

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday morning was D-Day, time to pick up my new KTM (Wee Jack's old one) in Glasgow. I had to get the 05.30am tube to get to Gatwick, not many people around that early :-) After what felt like waiting forever, I finally arrived at Glasgow airport and was picked up by the guys from Avuss...
  19. Offroad on my Vara

    Varadero
    Today, I rode my 08 Vara on OE tyres offroad for most of the afternoon. For the none TRF members who are reading, the TRF marshal horse events to raise funds for Rights of Way research and lane lane repairs - yes we get paid for riding our bikes :o:o Today West Yorkshire TRF...
  20. Reading Honda - Cant Thank Enough !

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Having been left with NO help from the dealer who supplied my TA650 (they relinquished or lost their Honda dealership soon after i purchased) i was somewhat perturbed to see the paint start bubbling on my front mudguard, and more concerned that it would be a real pain trying to get it sorted...
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