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  1. Slip-On Mufflers by Akrapovic for Honda CRF at MOTORCYCLEiD.com

    MOTORCYCLEiD
    The Akrapovic company, with its technologically advanced manufacturing facilities and highly-skilled specialists, is considered a pioneer in its field. The company was founded in 1991 by Igor Akrapovič, a racer who was pursuing perfection but couldn’t find suitable products for his bike on the...
  2. Stolen 600 transalp

    Transalp
    Sadly not a post I thought I'd ever have to write.. ***Stolen*** Corporation Street, Stafford, Uk Some kind souls have decided to relieve me of my '89 transalp (reg: K826DDC) (late import). Most likely happened the night of Tuesday 13th March / morning of Wednesday 14th but could have been...
  3. Registering a French XRV 650 in the UK - Certificate of conformity

    Africa Twin
    Hi peeps, Has anyone had experience of registering an RD03 in the UK or any bike for that matter ? I have recently moved back from France and I have brought my trusty steed with me, now im in the process of trudging through the paperwork... The DVLA are asking for a certificate of conformity...
  4. Choke won't stay choked

    Dominator / FMX
    My Dommie's choke won't stay on, I pull in the lever for cold starts but then it just creeps open again from the vibes before the engine is warmed up. Does anyone know how to tighten it so it only closes when I want it to? The last vehicle I had with a manual choke was a 1971 Mini! The choke...
  5. traveling my car

    Travel
    hello all i want to ship my vehicle Alaska so i just know what would be the procedure of sending Shipment and Which port would be use for releasing the shipment?
  6. Ex MOD Africa Twin?

    Africa Twin
    I would be very surprised if this is ex MOD, but who knows? We had DRZ400's at my last place of work which was the MOD. Looks in great condition and the miles, it's not even run in!!! Think the ad is 3 years old though....:rolleyes: Honda Africa Twin XRV 750 - MOD Sales, Military Vehicles &...
  7. Project Binky; strangely compelling.

    Chatter
    Don't know whether anyone has seen this series of youtube videos yet, but I'm hooked. It's nothing to do with bikes, and I've no particular interest in the car they're working on, but the work they do with limited tools is astounding. They call it, 'Two blokes c*cking about', but the quality...
  8. Anyone used the Brittany Ferries Economie service to Bilbau

    Travel
    I have managed to wangle a fortnight free of familly responsibilities so am heading off to put some miles on the @ Just looking for info on the Brittany ferries Economie service. has anyone used it and what did you think? Read somewhere that vehicle could get covered in sea salt and would be...
  9. For Sale: Bar risers Touratech XChallenge, XCountry, Xmoto

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bar risers Touratech XChallenge, XCountry, Xmoto Removed from XChallenge as I now have different WP forks/clamps. 20mm bar risers. In the TT catalogue they’re £25 plus shipping and allegedly take 10 to 14 days. This usually means 10 to 14 months. 20 mm handlebar riser BMW G 650 X...
  10. Commuting and accident rates

    Riding
    I got my Dominator on 14th Feb this year, so I have been commuting for about two and a half months. In that time I have seen four motorcycle accidents, two of them two nights in a row. I witnessed one first hand, One I rode past on the way to work with the others all being on the way home. In...
  11. VIN number manufacture date compared to first registration date....

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I am looking at buying an Africa twin RD07A which is coming over from Greece, The decals and colour scheme is clearly from the 2000-2003 era in Black. However when I decode the VIN number it says it was manufactured in 1998, is this 4 year gap normal?? I have seen a copy of the...
  12. Starting rebuild number 2...

    Africa Twin
    I rebuilt my AT from the frame up in 2010, and then had to continue using it in all weathers as my only vehicle, and did a few events on it, and smashed the fairing to bits in the Pyrenees. So it now looks like shit again.:rolleyes: Does anyone have any recommendations for: wheel rim...
  13. Another AT makes UK to Oz (and a mini help plea)

    Africa Twin
    Hello all; We made it. A month or so ago... now only just sorting the photos and last blog post. I used to participate a bit more on the website but travelling has made it a tad difficult :) IMGP9016 by choli_ao, on Flickr IMGP9021 by choli_ao, on Flickr We cheated and flew back to England...
  14. Despair.com

    Africa Twin
    I'm so pissed off today, just received a letter from Honda France informing me that my @ (ex 621Andy and my first @ http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/photography/80819-2013-calendar-photo-thread-3.html ) which was originally from Germany but now UK plated, can't be registered in France because it is...
  15. For Sale: Touratech folding/ adjustable mirror

    For Sale / Wanted
    New, never fitted. Cost new £28.77 plus p and p, plus the delay to receive it as TT UK have nowt in stock and have to order it from Germany. Fits MANY different bikes. Please see original TT webpage: Folding mirror, length adjustable for BMW F650GS/ F650GS Dakar/ G650GS/ G650GS Sertao/...
  16. Chain length for custom config

    Transalp
    Hello, it time for me to change the chain kit so I was thinking if I change it maybe I can make a change on the drive ratio for lower rpms: Original configuration is: 15 tooth front sprocket + 118 links chain + rear sprocket 48 tooth Configuration that I want: 15 tooth front sprocket + 112...
  17. So the tax doesn't stay with the bike when you sell it.new rules

    Chatter
    This comes into effect this Oct. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-tax-changes:thumbleft::thumbup: :thumbleft::thumbup: :thumbleft::thumbup:
  18. throttle twist grip

    Transalp
    my alp is a x-police vehicle (56reg) on which the twist grip is a complete unit with a number of light switches along with the usual start and run/kill button (converted for police use) in my wisdom i thought i would convert back to original spec. bought the electric switch and a second hand...
  19. Road tax - more dodgy ideas from the government

    Chatter
    So, the latest wheeze from the UK governement* is that road tax will no longer pass to the new owner. From visordown - Vehicle tax to no longer carry over to the next owner. Nice little earner! * Non use of capital letter is deliberate. And I do know that it is not "road tax". :D 100%...
  20. Insurance at 16 and under

    Insurance
    One for Bikesure: I am buying a bike for my daughter. I know the bike has to be registered in her name for her to get insurance on it. This is because the insurance companies foolishly believed there is some kind of moral risk in allowing someone who has no financial interest in a vehicle to...
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