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  1. How to adjust the rear shock on 600 TA?

    Transalp
    How the heck do you get a C spanner onto the shock locknut and adjuster nut without cutting the back end off the bike? Its got me stumped. TIA.
  2. RIP Tia Sharp

    Chatter
    It was very sad news on this case today. RIP Tia Sharp. There is an interview with her step-granddad Stuart Hazell here: Tia Sharp: 'She's not staying away by choice'. Grandmother believes missing schoolgirl has been abducted - Crime - News - Evening Standard Watch the interview and see what...
  3. Any ideas? 1993 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750 (bent) and sidecar (not bent)

    What's it worth?
    Warning: I think this may well end up being a pretty long post! So... I've always been impressed with the breadth of knowledge of the posters on these forums - however the following questions are so vague and open-ended that if you lot can answer them I will be looking forward to your future...
  4. Neck broken in the peak district

    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...
  5. Neck broken in the peak district

    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...
  6. Withdrawn: 1991 Africa Twin RD04, Sussex

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Please note - loads (and I mean loads) more photos at this page: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin RD04 - forsale.rodentia.org.uk 1991 XRV 750(M) RD04 (Is that all the numbers? I think so!) Imported from Italy a few years ago - all legal, headlight swapped to one that dips the right way, age...
  7. Sold: Ural Red Star 650, Sussex

    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...
  8. Best Place to sell bikes?

    Chatter
    ...other than on here, of course. Is ebay the only game in town? Bit of a silly question, but after years of only buying bikes I'm having a bit of a sort out, and selling an old BMW that hasn't run in years, a less old Ural that hasn't run for a little bit, and probably (gulp) my RD04 (I know...
  9. Transalp XL600 Engine Restriction Details, 1987 - 1990

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Transalp XL600 Engine Restriction Details for production years 1987 - 1990 There appear to be changes to the carburettor jetting on restricted models. I'll post up these details when I've worked out what they are. This page hopes to detail which XL600V Transalp engines were restricted and...
  10. News Impartiality

    Chatter
    I see amongst all this wikileaks business there is something about Prince Andrew and inappropriate behaviour however a search of the BBC news website BBC News - Home shows nothing despite the rest of the internet being awash with accusations. Is there really a place in a well respected news...
  11. URGENT Q? about fitting Givi bars to a 700

    Transalp
    I ride out tomorrow with a view to arriving in Strasbourg on Saturday afternoon. I will have, on my TA600, the givi crashbars I bought for my dad. The plan is to fit them to his bike when we meet up. Now my Dad is freaking out somewhat as he thinks they might be hard to fit in situ. My own...
  12. Irish passes on the dingle/kerry

    Great Roads/Routes
    hi all, having just got back from the TLD2010 loved a few of the passes we did on the way back. Connars pass on the dingle, and the road due south across the hills from Camp, also on the dingle. Plus the Gap of Dunlow on the ring of kerry. Enter from the north and ride thorugh all the tourist...
  13. Scotland - western highlands info please and good passes on the Dingle

    Travel
    hi all, having just got back from the TLD2010 loved a few of the passes we did on the way back. Connars pass on the dingle, and the road due south across the hills from Camp, also on the dingle. Plus the Gap of Dunlow on the ring of kerry. Enter from the north and ride thorugh all the tourist...
  14. For Sale: BMW G650 XMoto, Sussex, FDSH, Extras

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello all, Some of you with long memories might have a sense of Deja Vu about this particular bike / advert - I thought about selling this last year, put an advert on here, then a mate was interested, then he wasn't, then he was again, etc... you know how it goes. Skip to the end: I never got...
  15. Laos 2009

    Travel
    As part of a longer trip to S.E. Asia my wife and I spent 5 days riding to the ancient city of Luang Prabang and back. I rented an XR 250 from Jules Classic Rental in Vientiane for 25$ per day. The bike was in very good condition and well worth the money. Jules Classic Rental, Rent bikes and Car...
  16. Ireland July 09

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After some consideration we decided to tour the Southern part of Ireland, basicaly Holyhead, Dublin,Wicklow,Wexford, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Portloise, Dublin then home. First stop a long named place in Anglesey :D Ferry out of Holyhead After a fun run around Dublin :rolleyes...
  17. For Sale: BMW G650 XMoto, 2007, FDSH, extras, West Sussex

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hiya. This is one of those oh-so-slightly annoying adverts as the seller isn't even one hundred percent sure he wants to sell it, but then again I don't know if anyone actually wants to buy it, either - so lets find out... I've also never sold a bike privately before so please forgive me if I...
  18. Work In Progress...

    Ural / Zundapp
    'lo all, well, since last year was "Summer of getting the XRV sorted" (all finished now and working very well, and getting some use at long last Honda XRV750 ) this year it is "summer of getting the ural back on the road": Ural Red Star Not much so far, but the electrics are sorted (touch...
  19. Been offered an AT for £1000 - info please

    Africa Twin
    It is an XRV750-M on a K plate with 41k miles on the clock. 4 previous owners including the seller and the pic I have of it is up a snowy mountian somewhere! It is £1000 for a quick sale (by next weekend) as the chap is off to tailand for 4 months. I do accept this as I heard about it from a...
  20. Short Trip in Laos

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I can see from other posts that there are a few AT riders in SEA. We are currently two AT riders in Laos but the other guy lives halftime in Phnom Phen so he may not count. I've had my bike since 2006. Bought it from an expat in Laos. I’d like to advertise Laos as a destination – the more the...
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