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  1. Seat foam for XR250

    XR
    Hello there, The person I bought my XR250 from must have been of the larger frame variety, as the seat now feels like I'm sitting on little more than a towel. I can feel the bolts from the mudguard through the seat! Would anyone know where I can get replacement foam for the seat, or who does...
  2. Vara vs Tiger 1050

    Varadero
    Had a test drive of the 1050 Tiger over the weekend, and a chance to compare the two round a 20-mile circuit from Rochdale out over the moors and back down Calderdale. Quite liked the Tiger, it felt so much more like a sports bike, but I was surprised to find that I was travelling faster round...
  3. Tyre poll?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Some years ago members ran a useful suvey of various trye models. http://www.xrv.org.uk/tyre_poll/tyre_poll_results.php Many models listed are now discontinued and/or superceded. How feasible would it be to create a new survey? If we did, can I please ask people to respond only with what they...
  4. Aerostich Roadcrafter one piece suit

    Product Reviews
    I've had my suit for over a year now and am well pleased with it. The advantage of it over conventional gear is that it can be worn over whatever you're wearing. If you want to go for a run no need to change just put your boots on and step into the suit. It's made out of goretex lined heavy...
  5. Spokeless wheels for Transalp

    Transalp
    Hello all. Its refeshing to find a forum with a difference and free from turgid banter. Has anyone changed, or know how to change wheels on a Transalp for spokless ones? I would like to fit tubeless tyres. I am tempted by one of these bikes, but as I do a great variety of riding being without...
  6. New Transalp Review (full article)

    Transalp
    This is an article printed in a mag.. Sshh.. The Transalp has long been a star in Honda's constellation, but will the eagerly awaited incarnation shine as bright? It's been 20 years since the Transalp first hit our shores, and to celebrate it passing that two-decade milestone, Honda has...
  7. 2000 Africa trip write-up: Part 1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    2000 Africa trip write-up: Part 1 & 2 Part 1: Preparations. 2000 is a long time ago but as far as I remember, preparations took us about half a year, depending on when you start counting of course. My travel mate (I'll call him Gerben because that's his name) had long ago decided on taking a...
  8. Invitation to the 16. International Transalp Treffen 2008

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi Transalp Riders! In name of the Transalp Club Hellas I would like to invite you all to the 16. International Transalp Treffen 2008 in Parga, Greece, held from May 1. to May 4. 2008. Info: http://www.itt2008.com Here is the invitation I received from Kostas and which I would like to share...
  9. The Big Bike Shop - Bike Meet

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    we have a massive bike meet coming up - on Sunday 9th September at the big bike shop, there'll be hundreds of bikes competing, as well as bands, hot food, beer, and a huge variety of entertainment and prizes. check our site for more details! (www.thebigbikeshop.biz)
  10. White......Pink.....or Yellow ???

    Chatter
    Hmm.....such a difficult decision....... Which would you choose..........??? The traditional,though perhaps too common white ?? The more eye catching....and I think possibly my favourite... pink ?? Or the not often seen...so perhaps worthwhile getting while it`s available.. yellow ...
  11. Laguna Seca 2007

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, It's been a while. I rode my VTR (officially not an @ but still a V-Twin and by Honda) up the famed Hwy 1 with a stop for lunch in Morro Bay. The bikes had to pose at the rock. Then at the track, there was a variety of bikes to see. It was all good. Jim.
  12. Fancy coloured chain lube

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi, Any one used that " new " product in Buster's catalogue --- the chain lube in an variety of joseph's amazing technicolour coat coloured thingy? There doesn't appear to be much tech info in the advert :rolleyes: but the product looks good. I use Castrol chain wax with no probs so far...
  13. I got a new bike!

    Mechanical Advice
    Yeah really, out of a skip, honest. Ok, it's a push bike, and it's a bit crap, but once I've cleaned it, replaced the chain, a few ball bearings, and a couple of cables I'll have an alloy framed, fully suspended 24 speed MTB. It'll still be a bit crap but it might be fun. So, I know I...
  14. International Transalp Treffen 2007, Zams Austria

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, I returned home from this year's Dutch organised International Transalp Treffen late on Saturday night. The event was truly superb. Set in a beautiful location, a hotel with good facilities and excellent standard of food & service. Everybody was so friendly and welcoming, the whole...
  15. Morocco: Stairway to Heaven

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The desert artwork of Hannesjörg Voth I first saw a photo of one of Hannesjörg Voth's desert homes in a French-language guide book by Jacques Gandini. Last January I made an attempt to reach one of the homes on a fully-laiden BMW 1200GSA. Fortunately I had enough sense to turn back before...
  16. I really shouldnt be trusted...

    Varadero
    After an afternon spent fiddling with the bike and my Starcom and stuff, I decided to take the plunge and fit my Spotlights that have been gathering dust for 6 months or so! I had a cunning plan the other day of using one of the existing fairing mounting bolts and fixing the light brackets on...
  17. Alarm!

    Transalp
    I have a Meta alarm system fitted to the old nail,which for a variety of reasons I'd rather do without, but it came with the bike when I bought it. Pressing the fob buttton refuses to de-activate the alarm on the bike, only de-activating and obtaining the beep after 10 minutes or so of...
  18. Chain link joiners

    Mechanical Advice
    I've noticed in the forum that many/most of you use rivetted chains on you bikes as opposed to the traditional joining link. I appreciate that the rivetted connection may well be more secure, but is anyone still using joiner links? I have to say, that I have never had a problem in donkeys years...
  19. Kryptonite Evolution 2000 = useless

    Mechanical Advice
    if you use this lock read this post and watch the vidoeshttp://www.bikeforums.net/video/ A 50-year-old lock design was rendered useless last week when a brief post to an internet forum revealed the lock can be popped open with a cheap plastic pen. On Sunday, bike enthusiast and network...
  20. Aluminium panniers

    Transalp
    After seeing a variety of boxes attached to AT at the national meet and discovering how practical they are as seats, tables, and kitchen units, not to mention luggage carrying possibilities I really fancy a set. Anyone got any fitted to a TA? Any pictures? what are they like to ride with -...
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