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  1. Chatter
    Thistles and Bah Humbug ! Frank Thomas glove, still nice and comfy, warm and waterproof after only eighteen months of light use, but has now started to wear thin, tear apart along the side of the index finger, with whatever the low quality outer layer material used in the construction failing...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  3. Clothing
    Just wondering whether anyone can suggest any motorcycle clothing shops in the north Wales / north west region that stock a good range of leather trousers? (Or a shop near Leicester as I'm over that way on a course next week.)I'm in need of a pair but can't find any that fit correctly in my...
  4. Spotted
    29/04/2018 @ 13:48 - Pulgorn Bridge, Co.Cork (51°33'56.28"N 9° 8'16.62"W). Then, shortly thereafter, it rained.
  5. Chatter
    Sorry its long winded.. but have to warn you all !! In Early March this year I received an email from a Company called “Complete Savings". Not recognising the name atall I replied telling them to stop sending me unsolicited email. I then got a reply stating I was “A Member”... Now I have...
  6. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi Guys I have not posted in some time, but I do visit the transalp section quite often to do research etc , still an excellent resource I thought I would post about our rally in May and welcome anyone that would like to attend. ADV SCOTLAND OUTWEST RALLY 2018 A New Year, another...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi guys as the good weather is just round the next snowy corner and time to play will be upon us in no time, I’m thinking of trying to make some improvements I’m not planning a full fork swap for KTM stuff, but I find the front a bit soft, most of my riding will be on tarmac, and around...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    I have an intact frame of my beautiful 1997 XRV 750 First original Engine is out and and open (by pro mechanic Donner engine from Netherlands also out and open. Many good parts. all plastics there 2 x skid plate Heppco and Becker hard case frame and crash bars selling all as parts location in...
  9. Mechanical Advice
    Electrical charging issue - Help needed by novice in Guildford Earlier this week, my nephew Sam purchased from a guy in West Midlands, what was my old Transalp 650 but after checking it over and it flying through the MOT, the bike stopped on the M1 on the way back to London from Shropshire...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. So I found a low mileage engine from a 1993 rd07 with a GREAT output shaft so that i can replace the oil slurping 80k in my 1998 rd07a! Woohoo!:blob7: My clutch is knackered too so i'm killing all kinds of bird with this stone :thumbright:. I'm just a bit nervous about doing the...
  11. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hello XRVers We have a few spaces left if anyone is interested in attending this years ADV Scotland Rally (Friday 26th May to Sun 28th May), located again at our wonderful location at Sunart Camping , Strontian . You can find more info here . ADV SCOTLAND OUTWEST RALLY 2017 Post here , or...
  12. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Good morning my fellow bike mad nutcases I am selling my Tenere XT660Z, its on a 2008 plate with 7,400 genuine miles and the thing is in mint condition, its comes standard apart from a gel seat instead of the original plank and heated grips/Touratech headlight protector and really is a...
  13. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys Unfortunately I've made the decision to offer this to someone else to take on to either have as a donor bike or to restore should they have the time and expertise. I work away so would mean paying labour on top of parts, and on top of that I'm not known for holding on to my bikes so I...
  14. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda xr250 electric now sold Bridgestone gritty ed2 rear Trailmax front . Split but with a spare plus innertube Mot 08 04 Kyb rear shock Renthal bars Pro grip grips Digital clocks Rear battery cover gone missing stored in a dry place for ten years Needs tank cleaning inside before running...
  15. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hey y'all!  I have an NT650 Hawk GT ... What you guys call a "BROS". Has anyone mated the xrv750 motor to the BROS frame? 樂 I just returned home from a four-day trip in the high Sierra Mountains for the West Coast Hawk Rally (WCHR) and inspired to get more power in my bike. Fellas here have...
  16. XR
    Hi folks - I'm new on here and hoping for some advice. I'm about to buy a '96 XR600. The seller has been very honest in that it uses a bit of oil and would benefit from a set of rings and valve stem seals. It'll be a restoration project but I intend to use it for the Spring/Summer first. I'm...
  17. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, Im looking for an XR400 asap. I will travel for the right bike but ideally it will be a nice example in the south west. I have realised I cant be fussy though and will consider any. Thanks
  18. Chatter
    I just tried a couple of 500 ml bottles of Guinness west indies porter and its fhucking hansome :happy7: I seen it advertised somewhere so I went looking up about it on beer forums and it good enough reviews although someones said its just a marketing thing . 20 odd years ago I was working at...
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