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  1. Africa Twin
    Took off exhaust pipes to clean and polish them and to change valve cover gaskets which are leaking. Why not to check starter while everything is stripped I thought and here is why I saw :tard:
  2. Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Crossrunner test ride Having done some mileage on my '92 vfr 750, I was a little more than interested to test Paul's (24ftlb) Crossrunner...... The opportunity arose on Sunday in a very sunny & slightly busy Peak District! Upon sitting on the bike, it feels surprisingly light & compact...
  3. Africa Twin
    Booked the Tunnel one way for now on May 7th. :toothy8: :blob5:Solo trip down to Provence Alpes & Cote D'Azur. Planning on Route Napoleon, Col de Turini & Monaco for starters. Any other suggestions my good friends?
  4. XR
    Firstly - A very Merry Christmas to one and all ! New bike, new to off-road. And in need of advice ! Ive used the search function, but to be honest im more confused than when i started. 2003 XR400 running brand new AC10's and road tubes. Im not using the bike for commuting etc, however may...
  5. Suzuki
    Coming back from MOT today(fail) the DR kept dying on me. Now, I haven't really ridden it since I rode it back from Lewisham, so I wasn't familiar(I am now!) with the on/off positioning of the 2 fuel taps so I made sure they were in different position so one at least had to be on....full choke...
  6. Transalp
    New member here. This is not a wanted ad. I am planning on selling off my PanEuropean barge and get something a bit smaller. I am a boring old thing and want a sensible reliable bike that i can do my own maintenance on. I am also hoping to go and invade the Picos De Europa next year. The...
  7. BMW
    ...Mostly. :rolleyes: Common maintenance on my ole airhead is dead easy because everything's on the outside, but BMW did create a couple of howlers when they put this thing together all these years ago. To wit: My centerstand's developed a crack, meaning it'll snap off a leg in the not too...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    One for our fire starters You know who you are Anyway, Western Beacons mountain search and rescue team had the privilege of lighting a jubilee beacon on the top of a Welsh Mountain in the Brecon beacons. Chief Fire raiser is our very own J. Here are a couple of photos. The beacon beacon...
  9. XR
    does anyone know where i can get hold of a starter motor for a 1996 honda xr 250 Baja? its an import and has no kick start so now the starters packed up im pretty much buggered! i have looked everywhere and bought a couple but they've arrived and unfortunately arent the right size. can anyone...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    :DWell i went to wales this weekend to do a few trails with J:D:D What a brilliant time we had. We started of a bit easy as i had no experience taking my GSA off-road. It was also the first time i took my Heidenaus off-road while J was on racing tourances. Thats for starters:D:D:D:D as we...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi, Have a 1994 RD07. I must use choke to start her when engine is cold (10+ hours since last run). If no choke is applied she just turns over and over again, little to no coughing. If I apply choke, she starts right on first turnover. Once started and lightly warmed, will start and run without...
  12. Chatter
    On Friday in preparation for the coming years camp outs and in the interest of losing some weight from my luggage I went looking for a new tent at Go Outdoors. My current Vango Beta 450 has served me well for two years worth of xrv style camping and is going to remain my backup but at 7.5kg like...
  13. Varadero
    Ok so I know the Xl1000 Varadero isn't the best bike for offroad (green laning and some trails) Would be interested in hearing what you would change to make the Dero the best you can for an offroad. I saw a Varadero in Stafford where they have grafted an Africa Twin front end but I don't want...
  14. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all - I'm getting an FMX this week so I was hoping for some advice from existing owners. Guess I need to get searching the site, but for starters what's the best option for making the exhaust a little louder without going mad and spending a fortune on a set of Arrow cans? ;)
  15. Other Bikes
    Having just returned from another cracking weekend at the LeMans 24hr (bikes). On the track, one bike stood out to all the rest, those simple, classic lines & an engine note different to all the others - sounding more like a Ducati than a four - it was an RC30! One of, if not the most beautiful...
  16. Chatter
    OK, here's the thing. I have had 3 vespas over the years, oldest being a 1977 125 Sprint Veloce. No idea on UK prices. However been offered this one. 1962 Vespa 125cc - 3 spd. Looked like this for starters..... Now looks like this. Seller wants £1000 for it. No papers, or MOT. Whats the...
  17. XL
    hi my starters making a grinding noise it starts ok---ive been told its the sprag--would the starter just be needing a good oil ---
  18. Everything Orange - KTM
    I keep trying to count the KTMs on here now and get a different number every time ............ so can we have a roll call of KTM owners on XRV ? For starters ........... Wee Jack ........ Sold his - but still bleeds ORANGE Chad ............thrown out of the KTM section for being gay:D:D:D...
  19. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I swapped the front Tourance yesterday and gee was it tight to get off for starters. I do not like using fairy liquid on the tyres as I reckon it used to corrode the spoke ends and also damage the tyre years ago, maybe it did, maybe not... Anyway, I came to slip the replacement on and a ray of...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    Just had a call telling me that my lad has had his first spill on the bike, thankfully hes not hurt, but the bike is a little bruised. Front wheel is buckled for starters and it looks like the forks are twisted? I'll know more when I get home from work and can inspect it. The front wheel from...
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