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  1. Rd04 panniers

    Africa Twin
    Hi all. Forum virgin alert so be gentle ;) I've been looking on internet for some panniers for my newly acquired rd04. I've come across a company in Romania called Heavyduties. Their panniers look good but has anybody had any dealings with them and can anybody recommend them. I'm nervous about...
  2. Honda Dominator engine assembly (first time)

    Dominator / FMX
    I am expecting delivery of my new Wiseco piston pretty soon and I want to assemble the engine at the weekend. I pretty much remember how it goes back together but as I am a dommie virgin, do you experts have any tips on what to do and what not to do regarding cam chain adjuster and valve...
  3. Ferries

    Travel
    I'll be taking a ferry from Italy to Greece in the summer and I'm a ferry virgin as far as biking is concerned and I'm looking for some advice. When you leave your bike after boarding, do you leave all your bulky gear still on it ? I'm talking about tents and dry bags etc, not tank bags or...
  4. Smart Phone Gurus Please

    Chatter
    I'm off to Greece for a week and I don't want any nightmare mobile bills when I get back. I've figured out how to disable data roaming...seems simple enough (I hope). Something else cropped up whilst checking this out...WIFI. Can I connect to these free wifi spots and get onto the net gratis...
  5. Virgin Mobile overcharging

    Chatter
    For anyone who's got Virgin mobile, especially on a monthly tariff. Be aware that they had some kind of 'computer malfunction' on the 11th and 12th June. Which meant they may well have charged you for call, texts, internet usage that should be included in your monthly allowance. When I got...
  6. A Welsh virgin writes...

    Great Roads/Routes
    Does anyone know of any good firetrack roads in or around the Brecon Beacons? I have promised myself to get the bike dirty next year. I have a couple of hours free and fancied trying something easy (not enough time to do the Touratech event but will do one next year). I have been searching...
  7. Nativity

    Jokes
    The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States' Capital this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capital. A search for a Virgin continues. There was no...
  8. Newbie in stoke-on-trent

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    :lol: !! What I meant to say in the title was I am a newbie to forums and i'm based in S-O-T. Erm, firstly can i just say what a good site you guys have going here, and send a big hello to everyone involved. I have read through many forums in the past but only for info gathering purposes and...
  9. MORE IDLING PROBLEMS AfricaTwin VIRGIN

    Africa Twin
    Finally got my AT (RD04) back from the mot guy, its been standing for a year in a shed near manchester, starts first time, idles normally when cold but after 10 miles or so (when its hot), the bugger revs constantly at 3500 rpm... Its driving me crazy! Before i start pulling it apart could...
  10. pillion virgin !!

    Riding
    evening all...... just thought i`d let you know that me girl hopped aboard my trusty @ for the first time today ( never even been on a bike before !!) and she loved it:thumbleft: in all fairness she didn`t fidget about etc and took to it like a pro. well done i say ! i did get an intercom set to...
  11. Hard Luggage Virgin

    Africa Twin
    Good Evening, Wondering if any RD07a owners have a photo of same with givi / trax topbox and / or panniers?? Have been fishing through the galleries but yet to find the ideal pics - thinking of a trax top-box to start with, after some decent comments in here, maybe panniers in couple of months...
  12. Off Road Virgin

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hiya All, Just picked up an XR250 to give this off roading lark a bit of a go for the first time! Any advice and help much appreciated. Look forward to reading through all the posts particularly those on starting an XR250, 10 minutes first go, I hope its not that hard everytime...
  13. Send Virgin TV signals to another TV

    Chatter
    Is there something I can buy to send my Virgin TV signal to a TV n another room? My son wants to watch cricket and sometimes we have to kick him out of the room. Could I send the signal to another TV. Virgin wants £10 a month for an extra box. Bah! Humbug! It's not like we'd be watching a...
  14. XR Virgin

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    In the past I've had quite a few Yamaha XT's, but have been hearing a lot of good stuff about the XR650L. I rode my XT's from London to Australia and from the tip of Argentina to Miami. I'm after an XR650L to ride from London to Cape Town. I already know I'm up against it buying one in the...
  15. Anyone on Virgin broadband?

    Chatter
    What are they like? Looking at switching from BT ADSL. Do they need to dig up to run a fibre optic feed to the house or can they just pull it through alongside the existing copper line?
  16. Transalp Virgin

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi All ;) I've just had an offer accepted for a 54 Transalp and joined this forum today - paying for & collecting the bike tomorrow - Basic stuff but I forgot to check the VIN - can anyone tell me where I can find it ........Duh! Thanks
  17. Anyone in Wiltshire for a virgin green laner

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi not been on a bike for twenty years just bought a XLR250R for some fun where should I go and is there a local group cheers Ken
  18. Virgin Festival

    Chatter
    Anyone else sat online trying to get tickets when they go on sale?
  19. Reserve Virgin No More

    Africa Twin
    So, battling into that bloody wind:mad: on my way to Aldershot8-), just got onto the M3 - that's where I very nearly got blown off the bike:confused: and my li'l darlin' started behaving a bit strangely. I was sure I had at least another 20 miles to run on the main tank, BUT NO!!!!!!:o I had to...
  20. Oz - Goodbye Sally,A dirt virgin and hello santa claus

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just back from a hoot of a trip and though I'd share it with you, hope you enjoy. I left Sydney bright and early on the trusty AT750, it was great to be back on the road, almost 2 months since my last ride, musn't leave it that long in the future, even the motoray transport was OK. I was heading...
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