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  1. On the verge of buying a vigor

    Dominator / FMX
    Went to view a vigor today. Bloke had a couple for sale. Nice guy. And many others in bits in his garage. I particularly liked the one with lower miles. Blue, 1999, every accessory you could need. 6000 miles. We struck a fair deal but im slightly worried about the oil dripping from under the...
  2. guardian angel.....thank you

    Africa Twin
    well, project bike has been put back on the road this month.... new erm.... rims, when mr wheelwright gets back from his big camper long euro trips, tyres, battery, filters etc, gold goodridge hoses, acerbis hand-guards, 4x coils leads caps & plugs, gold anodized adjustable levers (another hour...
  3. Skye - Roads & Bogs

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As Galloway was put back to August due to the seasonal weather, the Inversnekien plotted up an island jaunt from Skye to Lewis to the Uists . . . . that changed quite rapidly due to broken down ferries to a weekend on Skye, with some mud & peat thrown in if we were good. I met up with Africajim...
  4. Tommy Steele

    Chatter
    Used to sing ---- " Once upon a time there was a Li'll white boool " :D Well here is This cute wee fella has held me up from going up the hill at Uig on more than one occasion :mad:. Tried everything to get him moving on from slapping my hand on the van roof to shouting obscenities at him...
  5. Dunkirk & Ypres

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A few months ago a good friend (Nigel) who owns a GS800 suggested a trip to Dunkirk. The itinery basically being, we head out on the Saturday morning and come back on Sunday evening and everything we do inbetween to be decided when we get there......actually the only things we did agree was...
  6. Black 2003 transalp parts wanted

    Transalp
    I have a 2003 black transalp 650, due to a car driver forgetting which side of the road he was supposed to be on I was forced to swerve to avoid him which put the bike into a speed wobble and I ended up sliding along a rocky verge for about 20 metres. as you can probably guess it was the...
  7. Highland ABR Rally Ullapool 23-25th September 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Not an XRV event, but I thought I'd pop a ride report in anyway . . . The Highland ABR Simmer Rally at Ullapool started on Thursday 22nd September when several intrepid travellers got there ahead of the main gaggle of riders. I rode up early on Friday morning to find that one had already left...
  8. Stubbsie's Crash

    Africa Twin
    I was on my way back from recce'ing the National Rally Campsite & had an off, I hit a patch of gravel exiting a roundabout & off I came lowsided down the road, the AT slid down the road into a grass verge near the Ponderosa Cafe in North Wales. Luckily for me a convoy of Mazda MX 5 owners...
  9. xr600 fork conversion expertise needed

    Transalp
    Ok i'm hot on the verge of putting XR600 FORKS ON MY 94' TRANSALP. I'm 6'6" and take it off road at every possible opportunity and more ground clearance and better suspension are a necessity. I need the expertise of someone in the know, what model of XR600 do i need to get the forks from that...
  10. Short Notice .. Saturday 28th May .. Highlanders

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    So , what a day .. Met up with Jim & SteveT at tomintoul for a coffee and bacon roll . Then we headed of into the hills, the wind / rain / sun .. came and went . Finding a gated road we stopped off for a look around .. The perfect wild camp spot We then headed up the hill .. Oh...
  11. OK. I'm confused... What exactly is going on in....

    Chatter
    ... Libya? I have missed quite a few bulletins over here, things has moved on and I've lost touch. We started to enforce a UN-backed no-fly-zone to protect citizens. So... are the planes shooting Libyan aircraft and tanks to: Undermine Gaddafi? Protect the Rebels? Support the Rebels...
  12. Last of the snow . . . hopefully!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Took the Alp out to help blow away some cobwebs, from me & the bike :rolleyes: Whilst wandering I happened upon this strange creature lurking within the verge . . . I suspect that the Haggis Season is upon us Popped past the Lecht and some nutters were out on planks of wood &...
  13. I is bad . . . .

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I is very, very bad. Why? Read on. Seeing as Lowflyer couldn't make it to Galloway earlier this year and Raymo, whilst actually making it to Galloway never actually rode in the forests there, I thought it would be nice to get them together and take a wander on the dirty side of XRV'ing...
  14. My dad dropped her

    Africa Twin
    My dad came back from a test drive and blocked the front wheel on gravel. The bike came to a practical still stand before he lost control completely and both he and the bike fell to the ground with a most unpleasing sound. My dad was on the verge of crying, so I told him it was allright. Those...
  15. Fun and Games on the M25

    Chatter
    We had a bit of an adventure on our trip to the Vaders, it was a miserable and wet day on Thursday Up the M4, out of Wales into the dark land of England. We hit heavy traffic leaving the M4 onto the M25 and the filtering began, Jay and Caitie M fell quite a way behind with MoM in the lead and...
  16. Was thinking of selling my @!

    Chatter
    I´ve had a bit of a hankering lately for a Yamaha TDM850 to replace my trusty @. Now I´m not so sure. This is a posting I´ve just put on the TDM forum: "Not a good day............................. it didn´t go well. Been down the pub for a couple of beers to settle my nerves, so please excuse...
  17. Better RD03 brakes

    Africa Twin
    After reading and starting various threads about improving RD03 brakes I decided to try changing the disc and pads. I'd previously replaced my pads with organic EBC pads and wasn't very impressed. Honda OE front discs do seem to be occasionally available from DSS and the rear is common to...
  18. Potholes and Road Maintenance

    Chatter
    I'm sitting in my kitchen, watching East Sussex Highways, do some of their finest work, but this has prompted a question, as I have NO knowledge of highway maintenance. Bear in mind, it is absolutely pi$$ing down here at the moment!!!! 09:10 Lorry pulls up, with a couple of high-viz warriors...
  19. Nightmare journey

    Chatter
    Honestly guys, just want to let off some steam about my journey to and from work yesterday. It started off quite normally, left home early on Monday morning by car to start my usual 2 1/2 hr commute to Skye. Nice dry conditions, frosty, but dry -- road dead quite that time of day, well before...
  20. Nearly a Witness / Twice in one afternoon..!

    Chatter
    So today is fine weather wise.. I had changed my brake pads , front and rear on Friday so I was taking it easy. Had a lovely run up deeside, backroads, all the way up to Balmoral.. Sun shining and dry it was great.. I had not come across many bikers so far!! .. But then I joined the Main...
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