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  1. Nice. tasteful conversion here.

    Transalp :thumbright: should've left the screen stock though....
  2. Rat Bike/Tracker project nearing completion

    Well we have gone from this to this then... and to and.. Frame, yoke, swingarm and wheels all powdercoated. Engine sprayed matt black. Tank stripped and clear lacquered. I know it wont be to everyone's taste on here, but I am pretty happy with it so far. There are a few...
  3. For Sale: RD03 Africa Twin XRV650

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello. I'm selling my 1990 RD03 Africa Twin. This was rebuilt in Autumn 2016 and ridden across France to the UK. Registered in the UK in Feb 2017, prior to that it was a French registered bike (2/3/1990). UK Reg is now G901 YRJ It's in fantastic condition and comes with panniers and racks as...
  4. Spotted, Maltese Transalps.

    Sunday, 20th November, two TAs, post muddiness. The day after the cyclone, these intrepid Transalpers were spending their early Sunday morning negotiating the post-monsoon mud !
  5. Wanted: 1988 XR600R barrel and piston

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hoping someone can help as unfortunately 'she' developed a taste for piston rings and has left me up the creek. If anyone can help out with barrel & piston or even consider an entire engine - any help appreciated. thanks
  6. For Sale: rd04 rear plastics

    For Sale / Wanted
    Both side panels, rear cowl, rear light and rack. Currently painted in tasteful matt black but blue underneath, lights work and while there are a few marks, wear and tear, a couple of cracks they are complete and solid. Not sure of value so offers please, will give it a few days to see what I...
  7. An XR650L I built.

    I've bought a few of these now and have been bringing them back to 'better than new' standard. They're such a rare bike here and such a bloody fantastic bike too. Why we never got them here is a mystery. They're still produced and sell well in USA, Aus and South Africa. Unchanged since 1993...
  8. Rebuild 2 complete!

    Africa Twin
    Haven't been on much at all recently as the bike was parked up around a year ago and has been undergoing a sporadic upgrade/restoration. Here are a few pics (99% of what you see was supplied by Rugged Roads!) The swingarm was painted by Sudden Impact in Essex who did a fantastic job.
  9. Fun in Wales

    Dominator / FMX
    Just back from a long weekend in Wales. I found some fantastic trails and I did the "Wayfarer", which is the first trail that I've been on that was long enough for me to be glad it was coming to an end. There are loads of trails here in the Peak District but they tend to be short. The Wayfarer...
  10. XR in Vietnam

    XR is a fantastic model of Honda. We are using them for our bussiness in Vietnam. If you want to ride XR to see the real Vietnam, please contact us. Our website: Vietnam Motorbike Tours | Crossing Border Motorcycle Tours
  11. a bit quite on hear tonigh or this morning

    what ever the case may be . im watching the Mike Leigh film naked right now on youtube its pretty good I really rate him as a director . im going for a smoke at about 50 minuites into the film the bloke cant smoke but I can . isn't all this technology at our disposal fantastic before the...
  12. CB500X a new alturnative to the Transalp?

    I have a TA650 and have owned TAs most of the time since the early 90s because they suit me and they do most things well. I have not ridden the new CB500X but the impresson from the posts on many websites is they appear to be the new Transalp relative to the new Africa. They appear to be capable...
  13. 'wooden' Sportster and BIG V Twin (Flying Millyard) at Calne bike day

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    Went to Calne bike day yesterday on my Drifter, saw a few TAs and an Africa Twin loads of GS's and 100's of Harleys This Sportster had a very realistic wood paint scheme Also saw the Flying Millyard being ridden in the traffic, had seen it on other occasions but static, picture from last year
  14. CRF250L Dakar Screen and Lights

    Bodgers Corner
    Now I've fitted my Dakar graphics kit I wanted to make a CRf450 Rally type screen and lights. So bought a sheet of 4mm Lexan and lights. Together with a cheap pair of handle bars and extra bar stays I now have finished my conversion. May not be to everyone's taste but I wanted to recreate the...
  15. Jonathan - Rugged Roads

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Imagine the scene, Friday u are due to set off on your trip to Scandinavia, Wednesday you decide to change oil and filter and then notice that front sprocket is burring (even though chain and rear sprocket are fine). A quick call to Jonathan at Rugged roads and by 9am Thurs morning an OEM front...
  16. couple more 600 TAs on ebay...

    Honda Transalp XL600 | eBay 'Knight rider' anyone? HONDA TRANSALP XL600V | eBay This one was advertised before, looks like the engine has been changed as 1989 bikes had the black engine
  17. Which 2 stroke oil ?

    I need to go and buy some 2 stroke oil to mix 25:1 with some lead free so I can go test ride this little terrorist machine I just bought. Now I am thinking Cazzy R because I love the aroma and would smoke my sausages with it if it tasted good.:D:D:D Has 2 stroke oil technology made any advances...
  18. TDR250 Best bike ever? discuss.

    Thought Id throw this in for discussion as I havent seen any TDR's here. Who has owned or ridden one? Arent they just fantastic? No other bike I have ever owned made me ride like such a tw*t. I sold each of the 3 Ive owned because I knew I was going to either die or get arrested. I was nearly 40...
  19. For Sale: Happy New Year - Free UK Mainland Shipping £35+

    For Sale / Wanted
    We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are getting ready for a cracking New Year. To start 2015 with bang, Opie Oils are giving Free UK Mainland Shipping on all order over £35. Some Scottish post codes and out of area deliveries are not included, however we have created the...
  20. Taffy Dakar 2015

    Charity Events
    Preparations for the Taffy Dakar 2015 are underway, we have been very busy behind the scenes to make this even better. There will be a larger area covered with regards to waypoints so even more unsurfaced roads to navigate though. These are still in progress to make sure everyone has a...