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  1. The puddle situation

    Chatter
    Some may have come across this before, but I do agree that the puddle defo needs re-assessing a good few times :D Best Friends - a kid, a dog and a puddle - YouTube
  2. Fuel Overflow on FMX ?

    Dominator / FMX
    I filled up last night and rode home - all well and good - this morning there was a puddle of fuel on my garage floor from what looks like a fuel over flow pipe [ behind the rear brake pedal ] There are also other pipes there - can someone explain what these are please ? And do I have a more...
  3. XR250 - engine dies when going through deep puddles

    XR
    Ok - so I have now made the spark plug recess flap -which works really well ....... And I had hoped this would stop my bike dying when going through large puddles. Took it out for a test run and even though the recess isnow mud free - the engine still dies when going through deepish water...
  4. Another New Pup With Questions...

    XR
    hi there everyone hope u all had a good xmas. ive had the greenlaning bug 4 a while now and finally done the deed a month back an bought a 92 xlr250rn or so it says on the sticker on the frame. i think its a jap import although ive just seen a 93 xr250rn on ebay that looks identical. i'm after...
  5. Re: New members needs help

    Africa Twin
    Re: New members The Cheater Cheated! Thanks for the friendly invite as a new'en Dave. Having just bought an AT in Northern Germany, I left behind some slightly concerned, but moreover disbelieving German chums and rode it back to the UK one Saturday recently. I have tell you, I was...
  6. Off roading in the South Hams.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Myself, JJTar and five others (made up of members of the Devon TRF and KTRC) spent and enjoyable day doing the lanes of the South Hams down here in Devon. The highlight of the day for me was when JJTar got stuck in the mud just exiting a fookin great puddle and left me stranded in the middle...
  7. Waterproof my @r5e

    Clothing
    :D Beginning of Rant: I am on my third pair of boots in three years that have all leaked. 1. Cheapy £40 pair from Busters - leaked like a sieve first time out in pouring rain for long drive. 2. Hein Gericke pair £110 - leaked after 1 year on being out in the rain for 3 hours. did work at one...
  8. antifreeze help!!!!!!

    Africa Twin
    hi dudes, i gotta drain my at down due to a busted jubilee clip on the lower rad pipe. am i right in thinking it has to be methonol free antifreeze. my mates mate did his coolant and 2weeks later his bike had left a puddle all over his garage floor cuz he used the wrong stuff...
  9. The "I know a short-cut" tour of Wiltshire byways. Oct 07

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Eight members from S Wales, the West Country etc. got together this morning. The initial idea was to join up with another group riding Salisbury Plain today. When I signed up I said that I wouldn't do any off-roading as my Vara has road tyres. However, things didn't go as expected... We rode a...
  10. XR250 wont start

    XR
    Hi, New to the forum and hope someone can help. I've got a 2001 XR250 (not sure which model suffix it is so some help with identification would be appreciated....I believe 96-04 is covered by RT,RV, RW, RX, RY, R1, R2, R3, R4) with a Wiseco 277cc big bore kit fitted. It's been a pig to...
  11. Ryedale Rally 2007

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, with all the big things going on this weekend, I'll add my own little bit of muddy mayhem to the mix :D . The rally is held in the forests of the North Yorkshire Moors, up above Pickering. Apparently Pickering flooded quite badly last week, causing some shops etc to remain closed. It had...
  12. Mud, sweat, rain and guilt - Northamptonshire Lanes.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, alpslapper and myself ventured forth into the wilds of Northamptonshire today. It rained. Lots. The bike looked clean, even polished, at first. (Had 2 photos here, but I can only have 20 in the post, and these 2 were the least interesting, so they had to go!) We missed the services...
  13. Have you seen the rain???

    Chatter
    have you seen the rain? The road outside my work is not closed because of the flood water. The tennis courts are so bad the net is under water, and i'm not joking. I got fed up with all the cars and rode past them this morning and had the water coming over the top of my powerbronze screen...
  14. Wiltshire trail ride

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went out yesterday on the lanes of Wiltshire on my DR350. Twas a bit damp despite the lack of rain. Four pics from the day where I got to meet Boboneleg for the first time. Bob entering a small puddle that had caused nearly all the bikes to stall in the middle with damp plug caps. Bob stranded...
  15. Why my Transalp has a place in heaven waiting for her

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I´m a bit tired and exhausted, and in the process of becoming a bit under the influence of alcohol, so I´m just going to put the same text here as I did in another forum, ok? since nobody opposed, here it is :lol: : I was thinking about today´s ride for a couple of days now, was...
  16. A few pics, trying to explore a bit on a great day

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Yesterday I went to the Caramulo, and tried to explore some trails I had never been on before, if I had been on an enduro bike they´ld have been longer, with the Transalp I turned back after a couple of miles each time. Still, it was a gret day, with great weather, and managed to get the bike...
  17. Local Lanes - not quite the desert!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    These are some of my local lanes - mud, chalky mud, and puddly mud, its all there!! A proper little puddle, about over axel depth in the middle. A lonely veiw, on an up hill corner! (Thats what you get for keeping road pressures!) Another wonderful corner. The easy bit Followed by a...
  18. Oz - Condo Cross Country Rallye

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well it was a memorable weekend !!!:D :D I headed out to Condobolin in central NSW to checkout the Condo 750 2 day cross country rallye. It’s a mini version of the Oz Safari / Dakar with bikes and cars competeing including 2 Oz Advriders – GTAus and rjf I got away from work about 4pm on thurs...
  19. Salisbury Plain 11 June 06

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ..will possibly be remembered for the river crossing/ford. There he was, leading from the front, into the long puddle, a bit bumpy, but no real problem, depth was probably just on the feet.. 2/3rds the way through then.... submarine mode :) Barftone's impression was excellent, and he powered...
  20. Yorkshire in the wet

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This last weekend was my first trip off-island since moving over here, so a mate and I went to Leeds (his home town) - he passed his test last Feb and rides a 2000 Ducati Monster 600. His first time riding off-island too. I packed up my new panniers on the Friday evening after work and rode...
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