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  1. Uh-oh. How screwed am I? (XL250)

    XL
    Left the keys in today and ran out the battery. To give it a bit of a charge I decided after work to go for a runaround. Just getting off the highway the bike refused to go above 60, sputtered and died. Pulled off to the side, I looked down and there's oil spilling everywhere! I'd lost the oil...
  2. Fitting an SLR engine to a Dominator?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All, I bought a Dominator off ebay last month which was running fine when I collected it but refused to run below 2000 rpm by the time I'd ridden it the 230mls back home. After much investigation I've found that one of the exhaust valve seats is loose in the head (the seat fell out the head...
  3. Texting drivers refused insurance

    Chatter
    Seems that finally the insurance industry is taking mobile phone abuse at the wheel seriously - Texting drivers refused insurance. Fair punishment I reckon. Using your phone whilst driving is stupid and dangerous. However, I do foresee an increase in uninsured drivers over this. 100% free...
  4. Peak district rough roads - XRV

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Been busy for what seems like an eternity so a day in the Peak District in 21°c, 12 hours sunshine and a few 'good' friends to ride those Rough Roads....... Well it was bank holiday Monday and my friends were busy but I did have an epic day out. 4 started out exZAR, Felco, Husabang So big...
  5. Rough running/backfire/die

    XL
    Hi I was wondering if anyone had any advice. 600XL LMF. Recent purchase, was running rough and idling at around 2000. Discovered the rubber tube attached to the primary carb was unattached. This was then re attached and it ran really well for about 50 km. Then it started to stall when pulling up...
  6. Insurance advice anyone? or just read and have a laugh at my expence!!

    Chatter
    Hi Guys, If anyone has any real advice then please offer it, if you just want to take the piss out of me then feel free, I can take it.... (I'm just interested to know how much trouble I might be in) My 22 Year old step son has been driving since he was 18 or 19 on a full license. a couple of...
  7. 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...
  8. For Sale: pivot pegz, Beta, Gas Gas, Montesa,... BMW?

    For Sale / Wanted
    Before i put them on'th ebay. Also had short email conversation with pivot pegz, last 2 shown. If they don't fit the bmw, i'll gladly refund you, though it would be better to e-mail them and ask if these fit your model. Subject: Pivot Pegz PP11 MK1... to honda xrv 750 rd07a 1998 conversion...
  9. Triumph Tiger 800XC one season later.

    Test Ride Reports
    I bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC at the beginning of 2011 and following a summer season here in the UK I would like to report my findings, if for no other reason, to clarify the half truths regarding my complaints over the last six months. Following the press releases through the MSN I was...
  10. on the road with a problem ideas please (urgent)

    Varadero
    Left my house and rode the 350KM to the port. Am now on the boat from Rosslare to Fishgaurd? When I stopped for petrol the bike refused to start so I managed to get someone with jump leads to start the bike and rode the remaining 150KM to the port. During this part of the ride my speedo and rev...
  11. Weedkillers

    Chatter
    Help. I have a rockery in the front garden that is over grown with grass and I've tried everything over the years to clear it up. Pathclear turns it brown and maybe knocks it down for a few weeks but more often or not it seems to make little difference. I've tried burning the grass and digging...
  12. The everyday story of lawyering folk...

    Chatter
    I was chatting to a colleague who said if he is ever against me, he is going to undermine my client by association with the other people I represent. In the last few months I have represented; a transsexual who put his children in cages a male prostitute who I defended by challenging the...
  13. Petrol Stations...

    Chatter
    We've all seen signs saying to remove your helmet before you enter the shop at petrol stations (Which personally I tend to ignore... but thats me) Today however I saw a sign saying that it was company policy that you should remove your helmet before you start to fill up! Anyone else seen...
  14. Broke down last night (XL250S)

    XL
    The bike that was, not me! Riding back from work the bike died, picked up, died again etc just as if it was going on to reserve. I knew there was plenty fuel in the tank but switched over anyway and the engine caught, ran properly for a couple of miles and then the same thing happened again...
  15. When is a stolen vehicle not a stolen vehicle?

    Insurance
    Apparently when it is stolen by a member of your family. :confused: The happened to a cousin of mine and it's raised a few points I find worrying. My cousins daughter (aged 15) got up in the middle of the night and took her mother's car for a drive - she crashed it in to 2 cars (both parked)...
  16. My little jolly and it's your bad influence

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Having always been a dedicated fair weather rider (as soon as I get my full licence I'll be getting a sports bike so I feel there's no need to pick up skills I'll never use) I swore blind I wouldn't ride until the Spring. Anyway having watched the disaster which was Wasps' performance today I...
  17. Congrats to Granddad Cabby

    Chatter
    It's a boy.:thumbup: Apparently the boy took the long way out and refused to go home because it was south of the river.:D
  18. A little ride out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I decided to go out on the bike yesterday, for a pre-booked test ride. The Transalp refused to start so I had to phone and Cancel, rebooked for today. I put the battery on charge and then late yesterday afternoon I replaced it on the bike and went for a short ride. This morning I took the TA out...
  19. Modern mans finest hour

    Chatter
    I just watched the first two Chilean miners come to the surface in Fenix 2. What those guys have been through defies words. Can you imagine what those first 17 days must have been like for them, not knowing if you'd be found, or even if anyone was looking for you anymore, and had abandoned you...
  20. Electrical question

    BMW
    Hi all, As the Mighty Varadero is due its 12,000 mile service I thought I'd slum it yesterday on Fiona's F650GS, it's an 06 bike with low miles. While in town I booked the Vara service for Monday then stopped at the supermarket for a bottle of wine to go with tea. When I came out the bike...
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