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  1. XRV Swap Shop
    I have an RD07 with Red/White colour scheme. For my upcoming trip I'll probably rattle can the bike in some dull colour to make it look as cheap as possible - seems a shame given the current bodywork is quite nice, and in good condition. So I'm open to the offer of swapping it for something...
  2. Africa Twin
    I just popped into my local Aldi and they are selling biker stuff and i bought one of their magnetic tank bags for the A/T,it seems to fit quite well and it has the plus of side securing straps that i've run down to the engine bars to secure,it's not the biggest in the world but it's just a...
  3. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi , up for sale is my 1988 Dommie . It's had a full restoration in preparation for an upcoming Pyrenees Trail riding trip The bike stands me around £1800 and I'm looking for £1500 , yes , it's a lot , but in my opinion the bike is worth every penny. Not many left in this condition. The only...
  4. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Greetings everyone! I got my licence last autumn and bought me a Africa Twin RD07 -03. I´ve been commuting to work and also riding in the weekends. I have no prior experience with motorbikes except from a small bike (moped) 50cc I rode some 23 years ago. My main goal upcoming year is to ride as...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi guys! A few days ago I discovered (first by smell, then by sight) a rather serious oil leak from the valve cover gasket on the rear cylinder, close to the exhaust. Luckily I had a couple of new gaskets lying around, so I popped the tank and put on a new gasket. I put on a thin coat of copper...
  6. Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I understand this will not solve my problems but some "philosophy" would be appreciated. So, sinally i got some time to ride "where eyes can see" type of trip with a friend. 25.7 km away from hope (im glad that not 125.7km away) my engine started to make loud metal ticking noise so i...
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    I want a pair of soft panniers for a couple of upcoming trips on my little trailie and to then pass onto my Lad for a ride he wants to take on his wee 125, and wondered if anyone has a pair sitting in the shed they would like a few beer tokens for?? 30 litre+ in size Waterproof, or with covers...
  8. Travel
    hi all, I am currently considering where to take the little MSX Grom on an adventure for my upcoming 40th B-day next year and one idea keeps on coming back to me. I always have this magical draw towards the Nordkapp, Top of Norway and I think the litte bike is the perfect tool to do this...
  9. Africa Twin
    I am getting ready to depart on an epic journey to explore northern Norway. Estimated time of departure this upcoming weekend. I have scheduled the next 2-3 weeks, but have 5 weeks in total in case something unexpected happens. I will leave from Trondheim, Norway (where I live) and journey along...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    For those located in the Notts/Leics/Lincs triangle the Woodland Waters bike nights are starting up from tomorrow. Now twice monthly. details: Upcoming Events | Woodland Waters
  11. Transalp
    Hello Everyone Although I am registered here for a while, I have never actually posted in any of the forums, although I regularly read the posts - mainly the for sale/wanted forum and let my imagination run wild! The time is fast coming, however, when I can afford a new toy (to sit beside my 2...
  12. National Meets
    Arrived a hour ago. Had to stop on the way,it's just to far to do in one hit. 110 miles,2hours :toothy10: I understand now why it is nice to have a national close by. Thanks to everyone,that was one of the best meets. Oh and my liver just packed her bags and walked out of the door when I...
  13. Transalp
    Recently had new rubber put on for upcoming Galloway meet. Looking at tyre pressures (OK) today when I spotted this. Definite crack in rim near valve - should I be worried?
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Met up with Nibby from ABR for a couple hours practice for the upcoming BBRC rally. Went to practice drifting but side tracked into some mud........and I got stuck and it took the 2 of us 40 mins to free the beast. I have smelt of bog all day. The missus aint happy. Esspecially as my bike...
  15. Transalp
    Whilst out riding with boris we founda bing/ quarry for my fellow englishmen, close to home, perfect for some practice for the upcoming cambrian rally. While there today i dropped the bike on a steep downhill, only scratches to the fairing and crash bars, but still, hours later, do ihave that...
  16. Chatter
    I was actually looking for a bit about AA patrol men not saluting to warn of an upcoming speed trap and found this. I think it deserves a thread of it's own. Maybe we could learn something from the 50's idea of customer service and
  17. Africa Twin
    I have decided to take the plunge and order some Aly box's for an upcoming trip to Scotland and the Islands..but which pannier rack is the best?..I have discounted the Givi due to the smaller tube diameter..which leaves Touratech (expensive), Holan , Hepco Becker or ???? I have heard the Hepco...
  18. Africa Twin
    Finally got round to mounting my Panniers. And Im pretty pleased with them. Means I will be able to take more stuff away when my missus and I attend the XRV upcoming events. Panniers = Allit boxes, got for £85 for the pair from this site. Rack = GIVI, appox £75 Mounts = £38 So Full pannier...
  19. Chatter
    Hi guys any fellow wagon drivers out there, i,m back on the wagons at the weekends, to earn abit of cash for my upcoming wedding, wrking for an agency mainly hauling for samworth bros, (Ginsters). I,ve got over ten years of tramping under my belt plus european, but I havnt had to use a tacho for...
  20. Chatter
    Why does it seem to be never ending at the the moment always something needs doing. Had a problem with the XR dying on full lock to the left. Thought brake in cable around the headstock pulled all the loom out found one dodgy break in a cable so cut it and soldered it properly. Taped all the...
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