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  1. For Sale: ARAI TOUR CROSS Motard Black Large

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm selling my used ARAI Tour Cross helmet, Large in size and Motard Black in colour. I've had it about 3-4 years (I purchased it secondhand from a mate) and used it initially on a quad and lately on my @. It has been used for leisure purposes not commuting. It is fitted with standard (non...
  2. Is a european direct (ed) xr650r classed as a import for insurance purposes

    XR
    Hi,as in title ,just need to no if its classed as a import even though its a european direct ,trying to get some insurance sorted .Anyone no of any companys that would insure a xr650r with modifications ie supermoto wheels,aftermarket exhaust ,different decals ,any help would be great...
  3. Public libraries again...

    Chatter
    Yes, I know I'm always banging on about them, but i felt compelled to repost this contribution to a discussion forum to which i am subscribed for work purposes. It concerns the impact of PL closures on elderly people in rural Gloucestershire and the official response: "We in Gloucestershire...
  4. New member saying hi....

    Africa Twin
    .... to you all :thumbup: If this in the wrong place please feel free to move it to the right slot. First I'd like to say what a great forum it is, have in the past few months used it as a great source of information foe A. Wising up on the Africa Twin for purchase purposes and B...
  5. Totally rookie rider - some tech help wanted, any extra advice welcome as well

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone! I very recently happened upon a low cost purchase opportunity. A friend of mine is moving to another European country for a new job and he was looking to sell his FMX 650. I've been on the bike as a passenger quite a few times, he's someone i trust (so i knew he wasn't lying...
  6. Crosstourer has landed

    News
    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on xrv.org.uk: it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  7. Mature riders.

    Chatter
    Safe in the knowledge that my rugged good looks belie the fact that I am getting on a bit I was wondering how many riders on here are, shall we say, 65 or over? Please be aware that any infomation provided will be treated with respect and only used for p*ss taking purposes. ;):D PS I know that...
  8. Here's one to bring Craig's urine to boiling point...

    Chatter
    I've had my head down in a project over the last couple of weeks and missed this story. Having just stumbled across this, I am gobsmacked! Have a look at the video here: Video: Attack on Rhea Page captured on CCTV in Leicester - Telegraph ...and then see the follow-up story here where this...
  9. caught out............

    Chatter
    was caught out a treet last friday and it's all you guy's fault! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: about 3wks ago i came across some alpinestar tech 10 boots for a good price of £200 brand new. so i bought them. i went home and bragged about my money saving moment...:D but i'm going on a little...
  10. National 2011 Trail ride

    Past National Meets
    I'll be heading into the Welsh hills on Saturday 10th whilst at the National. Happy to lead anyone that wants a trail ride. Wasnt sure whether to stick this here or in the rideouts sections...so mods feel free to move where you think is suitable. Looking for about 10 riders max. Reason, a few...
  11. Seat Modification

    Africa Twin
    Hello; I finally rode the Twin back from Kent to Manchester last Sunday. Eventually got too cold, hungry and a bit tired of the A-roads in the dark and joined the M6 and blasted it up north. It cruises so happily -it's quite a change for me from my stupidly high revving ZXR400. I think I will...
  12. dead sheep...?

    Mechanical Advice
    probably not in the right forum here, but it is vaguely bike techy... when I say dead sheep, I actually mean sheepskin seat covers... as I get very uncomfortable very quickly on me old tralp, I found (thanks to an ace site called xrv.summatorother...) a cheap, good quality, motorycle seat...
  13. Ladies Meet in the Peaks, September 2010

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Calling Lady Vader, Miss P, Mrs Pigugly, Mrs Yeti, DrLaw, Kymmy, Jenna, Wheals of Steel, Mrs Frad, mrs Airwolf, Mrs DatsunFan, Annette, Sunnybrook, Bluebell, Ducati Girl and anyone else that I’ve forgotten. You don’t need to be a member of the forum, if you’re an XRV ‘other half’ that’s good...
  14. Rutland - Peterborough100

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As Ive started to volunteer as a motorcycle marshal for cycles races im now starting to get about the country a bit, discovering areas of the homeland Id not normally have a reason to go to. Sunday went something like this... 5am and I had an early start to get to Peterborough for the Action...
  15. Budget could save 40% on new bikes

    News
    The campaign to encourage biking, Get On, says changes in Alistair Darling’s budget mean the self-employed buying a motorcycle for work can put the whole cost against tax. For higher rate taxpayers with could result in savings of 40% of the cost of a new bike. It would still wipe off more...
  16. Newbie in stoke-on-trent

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    :lol: !! What I meant to say in the title was I am a newbie to forums and i'm based in S-O-T. Erm, firstly can i just say what a good site you guys have going here, and send a big hello to everyone involved. I have read through many forums in the past but only for info gathering purposes and...
  17. kielder Forest....?????

    Austin's Adventures
    Get your TKC80's ready, if this comes off it will be brilliant:D I have been emailing the forestry commission about an XRV off road safari in Kielder Forest. I was prompted by their 4x4 safaris. These ares the various emails. I think I need gauge interest in this (but I think I know the...
  18. Ricor INTIMINATOR front fork inserts

    Product Reviews
    http://store.ricorshocks.com/ I received the shock inserts, securely packaged in a block of foam and with easy to understand fitting instructions. I removed the front wheel and forks myself, but left the fitting of the inserts to Steve at Silverex Engineering in Braintree, the same man who did...
  19. £100 off shoei helmet

    Discounts / Deals
    Lancaster Honda in Morecambe Lancs are offering £100 scrapage on any old helmet against a new shoei (this week only) . click on the view the online version. to print off vocher Deal of the Week Print Voucher To take advantage of this week's Deal* simply click the link above to download...
  20. Francis Geoff rescued off mountain

    Chatter
    Yeah, a bit dramatic I know ! I had arranged to meet Geoff next weekend as he was hillwalking around Inchnadamph and Kyleskue, so I was a bit surprised when he phoned yesterday. We arranged to meet at a local pub and he told me the story. He was walking the hill when he got into...
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