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  1. Crosstourer VFR1200XD,,,,, it's a HONDA!

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Ok, just posting up to let all know I'm still delighted with the Crosstourer. Just received my Hondacare card today, three, yes, three years warranty and Honda recovery,,, European cover too! DAMN, I LOVE HONDA! Ok, I know I spent £11.5k buying into the Crosstourer but I'm so much happier...
  2. Bus quiz

    Chatter
    Stumpy do you know Below is a drawing of a modern British bus travelling at 50 mph The question is, which way is the bus going and more importantly, why? PM me the answer so others can have a go too
  3. Thats going to sting in the morning !!!

    Chatter
    Originally posted on the VUK forum by me in who,s dropped there Vara:( Not your normal drop but 3weeks ago the back shocker died !!! so into the garage, onto the centre stand and a trolley jack under the motor !!!! took out the shocker and while i was at it off with the forks so i could replace...
  4. WTF is it with morning drivers.

    Chatter
    Coming to work this morning I’m going down one of the hills and at the junction mid way on the right there’s a 4x4 waiting he has a full view of the road and you would of thought could see a big off road bike with a 80W headlight and large rider with hi-viz on. Yet as I get to the junction he...
  5. Beware Major chick flick

    Chatter
    Just been put through 2 hours of boring Chick flick with Birthday girl Sharrie and Daughter. The film was called eclipse some vampire doggy movie. Never before looked at my phone in a film but done it 3 times, and nearly burst out laughing when LV text me. These 2 are going to suffer The A team...
  6. Honda XL700V Transalp - Known niggles and issues.

    Transalp
    (Mods if there are a similar thread somewhere please merge - I searched but found none) The Honda XL700V Transalp is a great bike to ride and own. It's reliable, comfortable and a lot more capable than most people thought it would be! This post is not about singing this great bike's praises...
  7. For Sale: Parts for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    A guy i know on the Rd forum cleared a load of dealer stock recently, He is offering these parts for sale at 25% below rrp to genuine bikers he recently sold a part on ebay too a dealer for £5 just for it too appear the next week for a rip off £66 these are the part numbers contact me if you...
  8. CHEAP textie repair?

    Clothing
    Any idea how i can repair a seam tare on the crotch of my textile trousers? (Still no idea how it happened?) i did have some of this stuff on it before: http://www.ripstop-repair.co.uk/index.html But since i washed and reproofed them the fecking tape now wont stick on Not looking to spend...
  9. Named My New Bike Today

    Transalp
    As a proud owner of a new Honda XL700 Transalp I was given the chore to name 'it'. I've only named my last two bikes, 'Harry' the Hornet and my beloved BMW F800ST named 'Bouncer' after my oldest daughter took a seat on it when I first brought it home. So I was thinking of a name for the new...
  10. Lord Vader one for your English

    Chatter
  11. poorly xr125l

    XR
    i got a problem with the bike fellas,hoping to get some ideas from you. she cut out whilst riding,i thought she was out of juice so switched to reserve while moving and no spark, come to a standstill flipped the switch and she fired,idling fine,then i open the throttle and it will rev up and cut...
  12. New rear disc! What do you think?

    Varadero
    The other week I needed to change my rear disc as there was a crack in it Apart from the crack, the braking system worked great Now, with the new rear disc on I get a warpy type pulsing when I apply the front brake lever travelling at low speeds (less than 20MPH). At higher speeds, it...
  13. my new tenere.....

    Yamaha
    :D:D:D hello, well went and bought a new xtz660 tenere yesterday, test rode it and god is it slow after the tiger....... like i say the tiger is brilliant but sooo bloody unreliable, also got offered £2500 which after a bit of pressure went up to £3000 but was told to put it up privately for...
  14. Aberdeenshire for a change!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Usually we all head West or North, Aberdeenshire seems to get missed out most of the time. Due to the weather I decided not to go west and cut a trail from Elgin to Craigellachie, Dufftown, Rhynie, Mosset, Strathdon, Ballater, over the bridge to South Deeside, Strachan, over the Cairnamount to...
  15. Hello from sunny Broadstairs

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello everyone, Just done the deal on a new 2008 Varadero non-ABS Black/Silver. We do a little off tarmac so wanted the non-ABS version and saved some cash on the 2008 by avoiding the 1st of April price increases Honda are introducing. Currently riding a Triumph Tiger 955i but the pillion...
  16. Commuting distance

    Chatter
    Hey guys [short story] I had an assessment scheduled for today at 5:00PM with 'The Atomic Weapons Establishment' for an apprenticeship. Located in Aldermaston just south west of reading... You may have heard the location pop up in the news a couple of times. So I thought I'd leave at about...
  17. One piece Rain Suits

    Varadero
    I need some help / feedback. I want a One Piece rain suit that has the double full leg zips i.e. same design as the Triumph. I am looking for something I can put on in a hurry, monsoon rain invariably hits like a wall, over stiff high touring boots, jeans and a mesh jacket. The Triumph suit is...
  18. Dilbert gets his knee down - on a Versys !!!

    Chatter
    Well, knee, leg, hip and then flat on my back looking up at the sunshine It was on the way back from the Lakes and Deb was disappointed not to have gone over Hardknott Pass so I said we would go back that way, everything was fine and dandy through Wrynose Pass, but a lot of ploddy cars about...
  19. not been here for a while email

    Chatter
    Did had one anyone miss me or shall I bugger off again??? oow new smileys eh:color:
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