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  1. Clothing
    Just checked some of my stored leathers in my garage and two items in particular have bad mould on the surface. Is there a way of getting rid of this without binning a perfectly good leather trousers? Cheers
  2. Transalp
    Today I had my engine soda blasted, here is the result. I like it, the surface is clean and smooth, ready for painting. Before: After:
  3. Dominator / FMX
    I've got 2 sets which only show very light surface corrosion. Anyone know whether they are stainless as standard? thanks Bill
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    I have some RD03 parts for sale that I collected when I had my bike. First off is this tank, it has dents on both sides and several other scratches/marks but would make a good spare or repair. There are no taps or filler cap and the filler neck has surface rust but I have lightly rubbed an...
  5. Chatter
    In my ham fistedness replacing a battery pack I've managed to damage a component on my satnav mainboard and I'm looking for someone who has access to surface mount rework equipment. Anyone capable of helping out?
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD A set of Hepco & Becker pannier frames off my new XRV650 RD03 (see http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/79198-just-brought-another-xrv650.html ) They have just been taken off, picture in above shows them on the bike. They are sound and straight (as much as something with as many bends...
  7. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I'm toying with the idea of selling my 01 A.T. Its black, 19K and in MINT condition. Its 1 of 4 bikes in my garage, and a change in job means none are getting any use. It had a mild refurb at the begining of this year, nothing major but any surface rust on the frame, ie the front down rail and...
  8. Transalp
    Hi there....miserable weather here (ok i know Malta`s bad weather is like summer for some of you guys:blob7:) and anyway, am trying to get my spokes into as good a shape as possible.... 2 problems 1. my hands are too big to reach into the ackward places 2. i have some surface corrosion...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    With the snow all but gone Adimurp, Paul Neate and I decided to head off for a little adventure onto some less well travelled roads and tracks. As Adi and I live in Edinburgh and Paul in Selkirk we decided to meet en route. Adi and I were a little early for the rendevous so first off we took a...
  10. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1996 XR250 electric start Trail motorcycle £1350 SOLD sold on EBay within an hour of putting it on! (completed, gone, collected by new owner) Honda 1996 XR250 electric start model, with Honda Tripmaster digital instruments 25000 Km~15000 miles 5 UK owners (1st UK reg 2004) Taxed...
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    250 cylinder (surface still feels well honed) + the piston (taken off my bike when I did the 280 upgrade) Very decent condition, gudgeon pin included, but you will need some new retaining clips) Reserved Actualy im pretty sure ive got a cylinderhead laying around somewhere too (non ported) let...
  12. XR
    Hi chaps, Ive just returned from a 13 month holiday and the bank balance is looking very sad indeed. This means that (unfortunately) im going to have to part with my baby. What i would like from your well informed selvs is an opinion on the value. Its a 2001 Model which i gave a serious...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Yup my trusty old Transalp still amazes me! last week end I had a couple of days out with the usual gang here, the route went something like this Auxerre - N151 & N 977 - Nevers -N7 - Moulins -N7 & N9 - Gannat - Clermont Ferrand. This route is now mostly either dual carriageway...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday saw a lot of early risers, especially those that were mad enough to join me for a ride through the Welsh hills. The riders for the National Trail ride were….. Me (BeddowsM) Tim (TheTimKirby) Al (Tendays) Baz (Bazza) Chris (Mudwiz) Nick (EastCoastAdventures) Aggy Rolly (RollyTTR)...
  15. Chatter
    Hi all, I am new to the forum but I had to let people Know what happened on Fri 12th August laning near Eyam. Six of us went out late aft early evening, (great time to go this time of year) unfortunetly mainly KTMs:withstupid: when one of the guys got the back end loose, not particularly fast...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well you can’t keep a good man down and despite still not quite being in tip top condition the call of the hills lured me out for another afternoon of discovery and adventure. The plan was to investigate an old road that appeared to be a public right of way but according to the shepherd I met...
  17. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’d booked onto Simon Pavey’s off road skills extreme challenge at knockhill. I actually hadn’t realised it was a competition till the paperwork arrived earlier in the week but putting that to one side my main reason for going was to gain some off road experience on the R1200GS with the...
  18. Test Ride Reports
    Hi all, I am new to the forum but I had to let people Know what happened on Fri 12th August laning near Eyam. Six of us went out late aft early evening, (great time to go this time of year) unfortunetly mainly KTMs:withstupid: when one of the guys got the back end loose, not particularly fast...
  19. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    (First off: Lots more pictures at Ural Red Star 650 - forsale.rodentia.org.uk) 1999 Ural "Red Star" 650cc (Solo - so no sidecar and solo gearing.) Not run for a while. SORN'd, MOT has expired. Needs some work before it will pass (see below) so it will need to picked up with trailer or van. I...
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I was out for a bimble in the Trossachs today and took a ride round the Three Lochs Forest Drive. It's legally rideable and about 7.5 miles long and as the name suggests it takes in views over three lochs. Surface wise it's typical forest trail with crushed stone and plenty of pot holes. There...
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