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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi All, I am a proud owner of a RD07a that served me faithfully in the last 10 years. I covered with her 100k miles and now the clock says 122k but she still seems not to bother. http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/95178-centenarians.html Since last year I followed the anticipation for...
  2. Transalp
    Guys... dont have the money for a new sump guard for my 650....what i do have is a spare relatively scuffed original honda one.So I bodged it by bolting it under my proper honda sumpguard, so that effectively i have two layers of plastic instead of one. fits relatively well...and is nearly...
  3. Transalp
    Here’s some photos of my 650 Transalp before I made any serious changes to it. Bog Stock 2003 Australia model. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/stinkwheel/transalpphotosfromphone018.jpg http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc210/chrisyabass/Transalp 20010-...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Back in June I had the time of my life riding down to the Pyrenees and attempting Vibraction’s Road Book 2. I travelled with my buddy ‘TerraStrom’. He rides a modified V-Strom 1000. I ride a trusty old Africa Twin. Hope you like the pics. For those interested full write up attached...
  5. Chatter
    A bit heavy for a Sunday, but there you go... I am a bit of a fan of green. The colour, but also the energy policy. That is not to say I am a luddite: I still enjoy riding stuff with engines, but I am becoming obsessive about MPG! I'm an advocate to small and medium scale changes to avoid...
  6. Chatter
    The Saint Chad of essex has taken our whealie down to france to rescue the Zebra out of the clutches of the french horsemeat eating peasants:toothy7: Shortly after arriving on french soil the french resistance(i shall only say that onze:hitler:) managed to get his tyre. I believe they are on...
  7. Travel
    I thought you lot might fancy some inspiration to travel from Sam Manicom's latest book. :) I've done my review here...... http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/product-reviews/56819-sam-manicom-tortillas-totems.html Chapter One Predators and the Border Queens ‘Get your motor runnin’, Head out on...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thanks to Al (Tendays) for meeting up with me for a blast through some trails in the Peak District, made a nice change than doing my normal routes through North Wales. This was mine and Al's first time in the Peak District (on motorbikes). Leaving mine in Runcorn at 07:40, I was wearing my new...
  9. Transalp
    I've had a gander and quite like the look of them (see here), also (More importantly?), they're cheaper than graves. Anyone had good/bad/indifferent experiences? They need to protect on road (easy, lets face it) and also hard off road drops into soil soft enough to absorb small bars like givi...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Years ago I used to ride my trials bike at an old quarry a couple of miles north of Rochdale, the place has toilets and a burger van and terrain varying from smooth flat stone paths that you could rollerscate down to sheer cliffs and all gradients in between, it's mainly grass and compact soil...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi guys and gals. I bought the AT:love4: in Sept last year with 28,000 miles on the clock and somehow it seems to be showing 54,000 now!! During the last year (baring in mind I've never ridden on foreign soil before) the bike has taken me to some amazing places, France, Spain, Morocco...
  12. Transalp
    They say things come in three's.... I recently asked the forum for advice about my cdi units for my Transalp. One was faulty, an intermittent fault. I was told to swap the cdi units round, and sure enough, the rev counter stopped working ( ok, remind me, which cdi unit is faulty then ...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    This ride report was done on my AT but since I did not stop to take any photos I thought I'd use some of the photos of my previous rides, one of which was with the KLR. Anyway, so Friday afternoon I manage to slip away from work early and went for a little ride in a piece of field on my way...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    My first major off-island expedition on the Dominatrix, apart from a long weekend in Yorkshire a few weeks ago. The holiday started well with gear and clutch issues – the clutch was replaced (ouch, money :( ) and the gear lever turned out to be held on to the shaft with a grub bolt – the...
  15. Africa Twin
    One thing I dont like about the ATis the pi$$y sounding horn. When those stupid lemming type pedestrians step into my path without looking and/or listening, I dont want them to think that the frantic tooting behind them is a moped or an old granny on her mobility scooter. No. I want to deliver a...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Finland Normally my trips start with a mad dash because I'm late for a ferry, and so it was with this trip. I arrived in Vaasa, Finland at 2 o'clock in the morning and headed south along the Baltic coast. The plan for this trip was to ride around the Baltic Sea, alternating between exploring the...
  17. Africa Twin
    I thought 'd steal this topic to announce I finally managed to split the caliper from its bracket today using gallons of WD40 and even more amounts of strong language. This is what the slider looked like on the bracket-side: I realise that is a bad picture (as most of mine are) but in reality...
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