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  1. weathers sh/t spin

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    weather has finaly gone to the dogs spin?????????????? don,t care when or where will travel sod it with in reason:thumbup::thumbup:
  2. New from the midlands

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, just joined seeking some info for an informed choice of cheap trailies to buy for the impending onslaught of winter as the Pan is a big beast to negotiate on icy roads. I started off my bike history some 20 odd years ago on an XT125 but that was the only trailie I have ever had. Spend the...
  3. Transalp 700 doing track day.

    Transalp
    I was doing my first ever track day yesterday ay Lydden Hill,we parked up to a chap with a 700 Trasalp,i asked him if was i was going to use that jokeingly,yes he replied.Well after talking to him further it turns out that his 2009 bike had covered 99500 miles,he had used it every weekday to...
  4. Which tyres do you reccomend? 1998 600 Translap. (and waffle)

    Transalp
    Evening, I would like your opinion on tyres please. My riding experience covers all types of bike over 16 years, commuting all year round in all weathers and playing at the weekends. I brought my 1998 600 Translap this July after the last 8 years on a 955i Daytona, which was reluctantly sold...
  5. hello, i'm a newbie to xrv.org.uk and to TAs

    Transalp
    hi all, i found this forum and have busily reading away, lots of good info, so already thanks for the hints and tips that i've read. im a 20stone bloke and was used to using an innova 125cc which patently wasnt cutting the mustard on the chelmsford essex to brentwood essex part of the A12 -...
  6. My Street Bob..

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    Owned a couple of Harleys this being my second one. It's a 2007 which I bought new in spring 08 (first new bike for me) and since then has been slowly modded to it's present state. Standard 2007 sb Where mines at now..to much to list up but main things are changed the wheels to black...
  7. Honda Dominator Special - LC - Wheels

    Dominator / FMX
    Morning all. Firstly I am new to XRV - Hello, I am a motorcyclist of many decades (That sounds old) anyway I have a few bikes modern and classic Jap. I am currently rebuilding my Domi after many years of my son and I abusing it in all weathers, recently I restored a couple of RD350LC's and...
  8. Elephant Rally 1st time any advice please

    Travel
    Hi all, seriously thinking of doing the fant this year (been promising for 30yrs) looks like i,m going solo. i,ll be starting in the midlands, ride down to the tunnel after dinner.overnight in premier near tunnel, earlyish train over then break the main journey into three legs say stop around...
  9. Best brake pads for all weather road riding.

    Africa Twin
    'Tis time to replace the front and rear pads on my Rd07a. I'm looking for recommendations on what the best pads are for all weather road riding (commuting mainly). I don't want anything too abrasive so they eat my discs for breakfast, but equally I DO want to be able to stop in a hurry in all...
  10. Sold: Ural Red Star 650, Sussex

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    (First off: Lots more pictures at Ural Red Star 650 - forsale.rodentia.org.uk) 1999 Ural "Red Star" 650cc (Solo - so no sidecar and solo gearing.) Not run for a while. SORN'd, MOT has expired. Needs some work before it will pass (see below) so it will need to picked up with trailer or van. I...
  11. F800GS gets Lost in the hills . . . .

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Weathers nice! Mmmmm, what shall I do? I know . . . . . RIDE Wandered over to Strathdon via the Cabrach and got Lost up Glenbuchat, ending up at the end of the track, past the Lost Gallery, in Glen Nochty. Wandered a bit more, looking for access to a hill trail that I’d seen pictures of...
  12. Thanks Heidenau

    Africa Twin
    Just ready to replace my worn K60s. They've done just over 13,000 miles. The front is more worn than yours in the pic Tramp. I have similar tread left in the middle but less on the edges. The rear has 4mm left in the middle and 6mm at the very edge, however after a spirited early morning thrash...
  13. 2011 Seveylor Tahiti Plus 3 person inflatable canoe

    Product Reviews
    Sort of bike related (it will possibly all fit on your bike) Saw some people canoeing in inflatables last year and thought that would be great for me, the wife and son :toothy10: So had a browse and got one last week from here (was delivered next day and was the cheapest I could find) ...
  14. Looks nasty...

    Chatter
    Just read this in our local rag... Teesside biker in North Yorkshire smash horror - Local News - News - Gazette Live The usuals are blaming the biker, there is no evidence as to who was to blame. It looks bad one from the photo; Both are alive, Skelton is just down the road from me, i...
  15. What a deifference a day makes

    Riding
    I still ride the bike every day, commuting and such but during the winter ive had to stick to main roads as the conditions on the back roads arent really sensible when you can avoid them....they take me longer in good conditions anyway. So, now the weathers turned Im back on the back...
  16. Site Users Neck Scarf

    Clothing
    Hi all, Ive got a couple of mockup images for possible designs of neckscarfs. WOULD YOU BUY ONE - IF SO WHICH? XRV MODEL Africatwin model It was mentioned in the Ace Cafe meet thread, that it can be hard to meet up with each other at events if you dont often get to many and dont know other...
  17. Been pondering and philosophising

    Chatter
    What is the correct definition of a " BIKER" To me it's someone who rides in all winds and weathers regardless, doesn't buy the latest fashion statement to brag down the pub about having the newest whatever it is then not being able to ride it.. I regard myself as a biker because...
  18. Varadero mpg running costs etc

    Varadero
    Hi all I currently run an AT and due to mrs F losing her job and my reluctance to sell the bike, we will be selling one of the cars and I might use the oportunity to get a 'dero. Tell me about mpg, running costs, tyre sizes, spares, servicing and so on. How reliable? Any problems with any model...
  19. For Sale: 2007 blackbird for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    My Blackbird is up for sale so i thought i would put it on here also 2007 (the last year!! on a 56 plate), Met Black owned by me from new (was Honda of bournemouths demo but was only ever ridden by me as the wife bought it the day they put it on the road) MRA vari screen rear mounted twin...
  20. New TA700 or F800GS used?

    Transalp
    Big debate to post here but here goes. I've done 30k on my 08 TA700 and loved every moment. I've dealt with the usual warranty issues with an exhaust upgrade awaiting me at my dealers. I've added all the accessories I could need/use within limits. I've commuted daily in all weathers and...
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