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  1. Rear wheel axle tool dimensions - RD03.

    Africa Twin
    It's been a little while since I had the rear wheel of my RD03 off, and now I want to order some combined tyre levers and axle wrenches. Can anyone here tell me the dimensions I need? I seem to recall that it is 17mm and 24mm? I am currently in Scotland, and my bike is back home in Norway...
  2. CDI connectors.

    Africa Twin
    I am ordering some connectors to renew and modify parts of the wiring loom on my 1988 RD03, but I can not seem to find connectors for the CDI. Does anyone have a reasonably priced lead on these? Also, I am at work in Scotland right now, so I can't look at the wires for my self, but from the...
  3. The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland

    There’s a new book that’ll be of interest to anyone heading north of the border. It does seem to be very comprehensive, well written and informative. There’s loads of background information, not just route directions. JG even suggests appropriate reading material and soundtracks to accompany...
  4. Germany to Scotland

    Africa Twin
    Hello. The wife and I will be setting out for our first long distance trip on the bike. We originally planned on going to Ireland too, but have cut it down. We're going from Dover to Windsor tomorrow afternoon and then from Windsor to Lancaster on the 15th. On the 16th we'll be bumping around...
  5. Advise please

    So I have a 650v4 Transalp with 55,000 on the clock. Only proviso on the MOT from October was front discs are slightly worn. The bodywork and engine are a little cosmetically untidy- the engine's silver paint has come off in places and there is the spot of rust here and there but nothing major...
  6. For Sale: Pair of Ammo Box Panniers in satin black for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Pair of Ammo Box Panniers Due to having too many panniers I am selling a pair of ammo box based panniers. They come complete with stainless steel fittings for the Givi type frames but could be adapted very easily for other types. They have been sprayed satin black and have not been used...
  7. ADV Scotland Rally 2018

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi Guys I have not posted in some time, but I do visit the transalp section quite often to do research etc , still an excellent resource I thought I would post about our rally in May and welcome anyone that would like to attend. ADV SCOTLAND OUTWEST RALLY 2018 A New Year, another...
  8. ADV Scotland 2017 May Rally

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello XRVers We have a few spaces left if anyone is interested in attending this years ADV Scotland Rally (Friday 26th May to Sun 28th May), located again at our wonderful location at Sunart Camping , Strontian . You can find more info here . ADV SCOTLAND OUTWEST RALLY 2017 Post here , or...
  9. Kmh/ mph speedo face

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, collected another RD07 AT for my mate, I think it's been a UK bike, as I can trace it from the Irish documents, emigrated to Poland, then Ireland and to Scotland via Northen Ireland. At some point the clocks have been changed and are now white kmh, he's not bothered a bout the mileage...
  10. Mechanic for servicing required - Stirling, Scotland

    Dear All, Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Stirling area who can give my Transalp a decent service ? It is currently immobile and I would like to get it roadworthy. Thanks in advance. GC
  11. transalp xl700va

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Just bought a 2013 xl700va transalp with 11098 miles on the clock ,i live in Scotland and just wondering if there are any little secrets i should know about the transalps,noises,temperature etc, to look out for, at the moment this bike seems to be one of the best ,fun,and enjoyable bikes I,ve...
  12. Cycle Tours- A ride planning tool for softroaders

    Great Roads/Routes
    A while ago I brought I brought an’ Ordnance Survey Cycle Tours for Gloucestershire and Hereford & Worcester’ containing 24 one day routes. These are mostly all on road with few partial off road at the end. They are generally 30 to 40 miles long through country lanes. The routes are shown on OS...
  13. Exhaust can for africa twin

    Africa Twin
    hi guys. i have a 1998 africa twin and the original exhaust is leaking so i would like to put a race can on it to hear the proper sound of the v twin. a friend gave me a can off a vfr 400, would it suit as i dont want it to effect its performance. also i need a barrel for one of the front forks...
  14. For Sale: FREE shipping over £50 only at Opie Oils

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Folks, As well as the other offers that we are currently running. To see all of Opie Oils current offers please click HERE . We are going to be giving FREE standard shipping on orders over £50 until the end of the month. Our standard shipping covers most of the mainland UK, but...
  15. ADV Scotland May Rally 2015 (everyone welcome )

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    ADV Scotland May Rally 2015 29th May to Sun 31st May 2015 Location : SunArt Camping Granite Square Strontian Argyll PH36 4HZ We still have a few spaces left for the rally at the end of the Month. If your interested you are more than welcome to come along to join in...
  16. Fuel in remote Scotish areas not quite as expensive :-) 5p EU discount from 31st May

    BBC News - EU approves rural fuel rebate scheme rollout to 17 areas
  17. The meddling has started.

    Chatter I bet this is the start of it. They won't be happy until the whole of the Highlands is down to 50.
  18. A nice ride out

    After weeks of snow and ice on our road, today we finally managed to get out for a run ! First time since the new exhaust was fitted (and all the other bits) and I must say the bike did seem a lot more responsive even two up. Anyway we ended up in Pennan on the NE Corner of Scotland, for those...
  19. For Sale: 2003 BMW F650GS Dakar For Sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Really is sold this time :thumbup: Steve T :cool:
  20. New member from sunny Scotland

    Hi everyone I have just bought an xr 250 1989 vintage in bits but it's started to come together and it does run although a little noisy at the minute. I shall get some pics up soon. Cheers Alec