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  1. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi everyone I am a newby I have a 1984 xr 250 with a 17inch rear wheel, Someone has offered me an 18inch rear wheel from a 1980 xr 200, Does anyone know if the xr 200 would fit the xr 250 for fitment etc, Anyone tried this I have been told that some of these parts are interchangeable ?? Best...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I wonder if someone have the part list for the XRV650 RD3 whom they want to share with me. Or if someone can tell me if the 650 and the 750 has the same parts in the suspension linkage. Best for the future would of cause to have the part list. Best regard Peter
  3. Africa Twin
    i desperately need 1 or 2 new con rods the little end is knackered on mine and cant be repaired . has anyone got one please . . i have had very little luck with this bike so far so some good news would be gratefully received can anyone help best regards
  4. Transalp
    I've always considered the Transalps to be a bit dull but their dependabilty makes up for it. I was quite surprised at the weekend when 3 different bikers I randomly met were all very complementary about the Transalp. One commented how sought after they were ???? and how they hold their value...
  5. Chatter
    OK, so I've not been posting much with regard to my (faltering) progress towards a full licence. I'd planned to do the test when I had time off work last month, but had ended up with my father in A&E instead and picking up afterwards. I finally got around to doing a Mod 1 last week and passed...
  6. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi to all members here from Petar (33), Belgrade - Serbia. Just bought myself an RD04 from a friend. First real motorcycle in my life :) Here is a pic of it Hope to learn as much as possible on this great forum. Best regards
  7. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Does anybody have or know of a mint low mileage pre2000 AT for sale,got 650 Tranny at the moment that im going to modify a bit here and there,but would also like an AT as well,seeing as everybody seems to hold them in high regard. Any info or leads would be appreciated.
  8. Africa Twin
    Hey there guys, Its now available the final video from the "duel of the beasts", the Africa Twin Boano vs. Africa Twin Marathon, the most well prepared Africa Twins in Portugal. You can see the whole report in our blog www.emazimute.blogspot.com Here is the video, and a few pics so you...
  9. Chatter
    OK, so I know you are all a cosmopolitan and well travelled lot :thumbup:. I am off on a work trip to Qatar next week and have never travelled anywhere in the Middle East. I've checked the Foreign Office advice, and it tells me that I should avoid demonstrations, that road discipline is poor...
  10. Dominator / FMX
    Hello the group! I knew Domis when they had 2 cylinders and clip-ons Just bought a 2001 FX-650 Vigor, 9700 miles so I don't regard the ashtray as full yet. Havn't seen it in daylight yet - its my funcommuter Micro-bio: sixtymumble engineer. Had singles since age 15, raced moto-x for a few...
  11. Transalp
    Hi all, I want to meddle and lower the final gearing a little for motorway and high speed travel. I have read about what others have done regard 650s, but not a 700. Has anyone got a robust recommendation and whether it is better to increase on the front or decrease on the rear sprocket. My...
  12. Accessories
    Catch 22 regardng fitting back light on XR650R I got an Acerbis led back light/number plate holder yesterday, its got 3 wires for the stop/tail. There's also 3 on the bikes loom to connect it....but Due to not being able to start it (due to pulled muscles) to power it up for lights (its an...
  13. Africa Twin
    ... something that's waaaay over my head. It's a few repairs on my RD07A: - Change chain and sprockets, front + rear - Change wheel bearings, front + rear - Change the gasket of the rear cylinder head - Install Ricor Intiminators + 5w oil - Install Africa Queens crashbars - Paint all plastic...
  14. Mechanical Advice
    Just come across the Givi X-01 helmet whilst browsing the web.. Here is the bumf.... The X01 will change the mind of those who think that the motorcyclist helmet has no more to offer from the conceptual point of view. With this project GIVI adds a fresh and important turn to the current...
  15. BMW
    Ok, the title of this post doesn't really explain itself! :thumbup: I returned from the isles of South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist on Thursday, I was over on company business. The Isles are a great adventure, the roads, the scenery, all stunning, and the people are so nice, couple of points...
  16. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello everybody.I'm Costas from Athens-Greece.A proud owner of a Honda XRV-650 (plus a CB-400N, plus a B.M.W. R1100GS).Now I'm trying to rebuild/restore it. Thanks God, the bike is in good condition (100% original without rust or significant damages).I know that I have to spend a...
  17. Chatter
    After 20 years riding I'd say Ive been pretty lucky Iv'e only really had one bad off and I paid for that with a busted ankle that will never heal properly but it could have been alot worse and in the last few weeks I have had just way too many idiots try and kill me to make it comfortable any...
  18. Mechanical Advice
    Honda Zumo v Garmin v TomTom At last something I can contribute to! sorry if this is covered in the forum already but I couldn’t find it. I recently got a ‘new’ Honda Zumo ‘free’ with my new Varadero – A dealer sweetener (and dealers do need sweetening) I used to have TomTom on a smartphone...
  19. Transalp
    Just wanted to post a big thankyou to all those who have put tyre advice up. Stumpy in particular when we met at Rykas. A couple of weeks ago a chap there had fitted Distanza's having ridden bikes for years and binning the Trailwings after 2K miles stating that they were awful. I'd been having...
  20. Riding
    I am totally out of touch with what is what, with regard to who can ride what and when these days as happily, I passed my bike test back in the last Millenium.... So, my SO wishes to get back on 2 wheels again, she never passed a bike test but started off on 50cc many years ago and then used to...
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