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  1. XR
    Hi guys I've not posted for ages, I've been a touch busy with other bikes/hobbies/diy and life. I've also not ridden my XR for some time due to pain in my right foot as I found kicking it over was far from comfortable, even with an enduro boot on. Today I go the results from the doctor...
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    As the advert says need a frame with v5 i have a complete bike minus frame and v5 willing to travel or can have it collected cash paypal based in portsmouth
  3. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Sold my 1999 red Dommie, sniff sniff, in the summer but Im already missing it, so much I need another. Being very picky I'd like a low milage, NOT RED, under 20000, 1999 ish bike (like mine). so if you got one collecting dust please please drop me a line, i promise it'll never be a street...
  4. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I depart on my A/T for my first european trip next weds.Portsmouth to St Malo,down to the Pyrenees to Pyrénées Motorcycle Tours | Pyrénées Motorcycle Tours, BandB, Gite, located in South West France, twisty roads, breathtaking views, stay with us for a memorable break for 4 nights then on to...
  5. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all I'm new to this off road riding lark as I have been riding road bikes all my 20 years of riding, but have just bought a snotter of an XR400 to use for a bit of green laning/ general shenanigans. Just gotta get it road legal now as it was the enduro version thus had a, what looks to me...
  6. Travel
    I am taking the Ferry Tuesday late afternoon (17:15) to Santander, spending 6 nights in the Picos mountains returning Bilboa to Portsmouth, renting a little house in Peruyes, never done the Picos before but looked at lots of route and roads, weather not looking too bad, cloud showers and sun.
  7. Africa Twin
    ...heading away for a couple of weeks on a trip to Morocco at the end of Oct.....my dilemma is what type of tyre should I put on ? leaving from Edinburgh, riding the 500 miles to Portsmouth, onto ferry and arriving in Spain...then down to Morooco, where I anticipate approx. 2k miles of...
  8. Travel
    Hi all. Just a quickie about the legalities of riding a 125 to Spain and back (via ferry ports to Santander). I have a full lisence (restricted for another 4 months) and cant afford to upgrade yet. There's bog all wrong with Baby V, so intend to ride her from Dover to Portsmouth and then from...
  9. Insurance
    If I changed my Alp for a 125 for a few years, would my insurance No Claims Bonus be maintained? I seem to remember a few years ago when I downgraded to a 125 when between bikes my plan backfired as my insurance broker would not transfer my policy to anything less than 250 (or possibly 125...
  10. Travel
    :hitler:I usually travel on the Pont Avon to santander as the bilboa run used to be cattle boat standard years ago. Looking to book for this year i see they have refurbished the Cap Finistere and I was wondering if any members used this route last year and any comments on this boat. thanks fruddy.
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    Have taken the crash bars off for the winter as will be doing a lot of road riding and don't want them to rust. I don't really need them as mostly commute now and not much else, so they are for sale. Good condition, fittings have a little corrosion, and the bars themselves are beginning to...
  12. Travel
    I'm probably moving back from Spain to England early in the new year due to work, and as part of that will be driving an empty van from Norwich to Tarragona via Portsmouth/Caen ferry. Does anybody need anything shifting down from the UK?
  13. Chatter
    as a follow on to this thread http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/buell-harley-davidson/66760-harley-showroom-closing.html it seems another local dealer has shut, a honda one this time, portsmouth motorcycles. all locked up, website removed, just like that. my mate picked up his new cb1000rr only...
  14. Travel
    A word of warning to anyone using this route to cross the Channel this Summer. I crossed that way overnight last weekend and won't be repeating the experience in a hurry. LD Lines have a new boat. There are a few more cabins and a few more sleeper seats, but they were all fully booked, leaving...
  15. Chatter
    Piguglyshandy drinker has got flat on the A40 on the way to Portsmouth to cross to France tonight. He is getting recovery to take him to the ferry Does anyone nearby have a tube spare something around 120/130 70 would do the trick. Contact me and I'll give you his details
  16. Chatter
    Ok guy's n gal's, crawl off the ferry at Portsmouth next Mon - 23rd at 9.30pm, does anyone know of decent (cheapish) accomodation or a decent campsite within 1/2hour (1 hour max) of the port? Cheer's, Phil
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