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  1. For Sale: Up to 20% off selected Castrol bike and workshop products

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello Folks, To kick off April and hopefully the start of some sunny days and long nights, the team at Opie Oils has got an offer on selected Castrol Bike and workshop products. With the long nights now here, why not spend some time on the bike before the weekend rides and save money at the...
  2. Ohhh, that were a close one!

    Africa Twin
    Put the battery back into the @ a little earlier and gave the starter button the first prod it's had in 6 months of winter hibernation. Splutter, pop, nowt. Couple of twist of the throttle, a bit of choke selected, and second prod had the beast rumbling happily. Let the bike sit there ticking...
  3. Win a Trip for Two to MotoGP: Austin at the Circuit of the Americas

    News
    The 2014 MotoGP season is nearly upon us, and we're offering our readers a chance to watch stars like the reigning World Champion Marc Marquez, former champion Jorge Lorenzo or the legendary Valentino Rossi race live in the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Simply...
  4. For Sale: Honda xr400 vortex x10 ignition

    For Sale / Wanted
    This replaces the standard cdi to give you a choice of 10 different ignition maps,it also has a handlebar switch to change between the base map and the one selected on the vortex.Complete with instructions. £130
  5. Photo competition guidelines

    Charity Calendar
    The 2014 calendar photo competition is open from today until 31st august 2013. This is an amateur photo competition for forum members only. It is being organised for fun and to raise money for charity (by the printing and sale of calendars on the forum in Autumn) Each person can enter up to...
  6. Mobility scooter problem

    Chatter
    Ok I know its a bit of a long shot but hey if you don't ask ....... My good lady's Shoprider Mobility scooter seems to have developed a fault after she managed to get stuck in a patch of mud (don't ask how). After engaging the free running lever and pushing it out of the mud and re-engaging...
  7. Technology bugs

    Chatter
    I've just started using a nice HP Touchsmart PC and so far have been very impressed with it. However today I seem to have picked up a bug, every so often it changes screen, opens documents and selects things which I have not selected. After spending about an hour trying to correct a problem...
  8. Germany 2012

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’m just back from a fantastic 10 days in Europe with Outrunner, Ben and Viki Day one was the first travel day and saw Myself, Ben and Viki head from Edinburgh on a cold and blustery day to Newcastle in order to catch the ferry to Ijmuidenn and then on to the Rhine area of germany. We met Andy...
  9. Xl250S newb! Elec questions & front mudguard

    XL
    Hey there gents. Forgive me from posting from far out of country but this seems to be one of the only active XL forums I can find. Just acquired myself a rather cosmetically beat-up '81 XL250S, but it runs great for the age. I love it, feels like it could climb vertical faces and then ask for...
  10. All sorts of electrical woes!! Please help a struggling XR400

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi all, I'm hoping someone out there will be able to help me fix my electrical gremlins, as they are many, and I'm now at a total loss. Its perhaps a little complicated so I'll try my best to explain - A link to the bike's wiring diagram is located here, and is very useful...
  11. Opie Oils - End of Season Reductions

    Discounts / Deals
    Don't miss out! End Of Season Reductions....No voucher codes needed! In addition we also have 25% Off ALL oil, air and fuel filters available from UFI, Mahle, Hamp and K&N. Plus 20% Off Denso and NGK plugs and 20% Off selected cleaning and detailing products! With 100's of products...
  12. Can't get to sleep.

    Chatter
    Not me. My laptop. A while ago, my laptop had a sense of humour failure and ceased to play. Had to re-format, and reload windows XP. Now, for some unknown reason I no longer have "Stand by" as an option in the Shutdown menu. I used to and it would go to stand by when I shut the screen...
  13. The Route Timings

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    Blackpool to Ace (7hrs) - 240Miles Average 34mph Ace - Euro Tunnel (3hrs) - 80Miles Average 26mph Calias - Beauvais (3 3/4hrs) - 123Miles Average 32mph Beauvais - Paris (2hrs) - 50Miles Average 25mph All Based on Google Maps Times (with Aviod Highways selected) 05:30 Blackpool 12:30 Ace...
  14. Red Tread Spain -Special offers

    Discounts / Deals
    I just recieved an email detailing special offers from Red Tread Spain, riding the mountain trails on Honda CRFs. I'm already booked for 4 nights on 26th November. I've got a friend who might be coming too, if we could make up a party of 4 could get a good deal. Anyone up for it? Blow away...
  15. And yet they dont make either of them anymore

    Chatter
    Honda Worldwide | Riding Across Five Continents Honda suports a guy to ride around the world on a AT and a domi.. and yet they dont make either of them stilld yet they dont make either of them anymore!!! "For the journey of his dreams, Toi selected a Honda XRV750 (Africa Twin) and a Honda...
  16. Isn't french odd

    Chatter
    Isn't the french language odd, or interestingly and annoyingly funny when you're seven years old? The eldest of the offspring this morning asks " What does petits filous mean?" after watching the annoyingly badly dubbed advert on telly. "Small Something" says Dad, mum agrees but offspring not...
  17. Help please!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Having now written down all of the details of my recent trip & selected some of the huge amount of pics we took, I want to put a report on here. Can someone tell me how to write it so that photos can be inserted into the text rather than just lined up along the bottom (like Frad's "Recovery...
  18. BMW wants top amateur GS riders

    News
    BMW Motorrad UK has teamed up with Simon Pavey and the BMW Off RoadSkills School thost an amateur offroad competition to celebrate 30 years of the ‘Gelande-Strasse’ (GS) this year. There will b a UK trials to find three amateur British riders trepresent the UK at the International GS...
  19. Making use of the useless piece of velcro under the seat

    Transalp
    Giving the TA a look over this afternoon I struggled to set / fill the Scottoiler. So I unbolted it from its RH under-seat cramped position. Removed the circular clamp thingie, went into the Scottoiler box of bits and selected a clear vinyl plastic oiler holder. Went through the wifes sewing...
  20. Need some CSS help

    Chatter
    Ok I'm going round in circles and need some CSS help. I don't do enough CSS stuff now to know how to solve this and it's really frustrating me. :D So who knows their stuff. I've written an eBay search script that I'd like to embed at a certain point on every page. Here's an image of what I'm...
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