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  1. ARD Case advise

    Varadero
    On Vara 2007 Which Rack - Holan ? Any pics What do the cases weigh ? Which size most suited for this bike ? Which angle ? H
  2. Best new rear shock for the XL600V Transalp ?

    Transalp
    Hi, I am wondering ... What is the most suited rear aftermarket shock for the Transalp 600 with Intimidators in the fork? Which is the best value for money and still as good as it gets? Anyone tried HyperPro ?
  3. For Sale: Transalp Touring Screen.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Wot it says! This is the pukka Honda screen, 20" long for the Transalp 650. It was removed to replace it with an MRA screen which suited my needs better at the time. VGC. Offers?? P&P will be about a tenner. or Collect from Telford
  4. suited and booted

    Transalp
    my ould 1990 transalp came with givi monokey pannier rails when I got it in November . on Saturday I finaly won a pair of givi e28 boxes for £ 42 +£ 7.50 p&p just like these ones on this beauty http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/attachments/sale-wanted/4178d1249420284-givi-panniers-dcp00634.jpg they...
  5. Touring on an A/T

    Africa Twin
    I'm still pondering about buying an A/T and would like to know what they are like at long distance touring,i'm planning a trip to Spain next year and was wondering how one would cope with a pillion and loaded luggage etc as I've heard they can be a tad underpowered,neither myself and my o/h are...
  6. BMW R 80 ST what oil ?

    BMW
    hi to everyone on forum , i have just purchased a lovely 1983 bmw r 80 st , i would like to give it an oil change , could someone please advise what type of oil is best suited to bike , any advice much appreciated . rich
  7. BMW Off Road Skills

    Riding
    This is a writeup I did for my local IAM rag but I thought it might be of interest to some here. There was more that a nip in the air when we all assembled in Ystalyfera, South Wales at the BMW Offroad Skills headquarters to be greeted by husband and wife team Simon and Linley Pavey along with...
  8. Honda NC700X - DCT review

    Other Honda
    Hi all, I dont think we have thread yet about Honda's NC700X DCT on here so As I picked up a new one of them today as my new daily transport, I thought I start one... So here it goes: Having spend the last 4 months on the manual version of the NC700x and covering 1200miles - see thread First...
  9. Winter Trails

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today dawned cold, frosty but beautifully sunny and so after the temps had risen a little by 10am, i was off - kitted up in readiness for the chilly weather Roads were dry-ish, but there was still ice on the smaller roads, in the shadows............winter riding, oh yeah I remember it well First...
  10. Sold: YBR125 Custom

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    we're selling the wifes YBR125 Custom now that she's passed her test. it's in immaculate condition and has Yamaha chrome crash bars fitted, never been dropped or thrashed ideally suited to the vertically challenged (she's 5'0" and it was spot on for her) it's a 59 plate in silver, the wife...
  11. Greece-Milano

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Should have posted this before my previous post, but have only just sorted the pics:rolleyes: Anyway, a bit of background; We've been working in Turkey all summer, and for various reasons we left early. The trip back home to Germany turned into a leisurely road trip, dropping the bike off the...
  12. Highland Fling 2012

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last week BigW42, Paul & I took part in our annual boys own adventure, we had decided to explore the Highlands of Scotland in just 4 days due to other commitments like officiating at a car rally & BigW42 (Lee) having to catch a flight back to Iraq. Paul had never been any further North than...
  13. For Sale: 2006 varadero 1000v tri colour

    For Sale / Wanted
    hi NOT SELLING HAD A RETHINK????????? not had the bike long I enjoy the ride and this bike has helped me to build confidence in my riding ability. However, after an hour I am wanting to get off as I am not best suited to this riding position or maybe I am too accustomed to the riding position...
  14. Sold: Hein Gericke Tuareg Tank Bag

    For Sale / Wanted
    Used this bag for 3 years as it suited the Africa twin perfectly, But Its completely the wrong shape for my 800XC so it may as well go This is a great magnetic tank bag, large capacity and expandable, has a clear windowed top compartment for sat nav, phone ect, a built in waterproof cover, 2 X...
  15. after my CRF got stolen - I had to get another Enduro...

    XR
    Hi all, as you may remember my CRF450X got stolen from me this summer and it took me a long time to find a suitable replacement...but here it is: its a '98 Honda XR400 with just over 4k miles on the clock and i got it back from Scotland yesterday (belonged to a friend of a friend) she is very...
  16. Wye valley trail ride out

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hey guys, Just wondering if anyone fancies a day out on the trails and byways of the Wye valley, probably a Saturday in January or February, I know the area and the lanes pretty well, (not as well as some) I'll be riding my XR400, the trails are suited to similar bikes (certainly not...
  17. Think of a number......

    Chatter
    That's clearly what insurance companies do. Got my renewal from Carole Nash the other day - €355, remember this is Ireland we're talking about. Haven't done anything about it as I'm dying with bronchitis at the moment, was going to leave it 'till I felt a bit better. Anyway, phone goes this...
  18. Winter has arrived - Today's trails

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A few week's ago Chris (2gses) suggested a trail ride, so we set the date for today The forecast was ok'ish, especially in the East (rather than the Dales) so when they arrived we opted for the North York Moors, setting off from my place close to Thirsk There were 5 of us in total, all had a GS...
  19. greetings from recently cloudy belgium!

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. About a week ago..last week on thursday at about 9pm to be more exact, I became proud owner of an africa twin xrv650k rd03. I was looking for an adventure bike, and since a RE bullet is less suited and I don't really like to fly, i thought this would be...
  20. Paul - S ride out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thanks to all who joined me on this one and braved the weather Not long after we set off for fuel the heavens opened but it was not safe to stop so we pressed on to the garage and got suited up after fueling up for the day After a short ride we got to our first pass from Trawsfynnyd over to...
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