MarkXR

  • MarkXR replied to the topic northeren monkey in the forum Beginners 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hi Mark, try having a look at the Enduro News website. They have a for sale page with a good selection of bikes. Trials and Motocross news classifieds might also be worth a look.
    If you’re thinking of starting enduro I don’t think a 450 is a good idea unless you’re very fit or like a challenge! If you’re going to do enduro and rallies on the same…[Read more]

  • Does anyone know where I can get a roll of road book paper? Touratech are on a 2 week delivery but could do with getting some a bit sooner if possible. I’ve tried the cutting and sticking method but would like to give it a practice run with a proper long roll. Thanks, Mark

  • I sent you a pm with my email address. I’ll send another but if you don’t get it Burt has my email

  • I’d give it a go if you sell me you roadbook holder

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Road Book Holder in the forum Rally Chat 11 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks Burt, I’m keen to give it a go. I’ve had to give riding a miss this year so I can’t wait to get back on my bike. Would love to do Portugal but can’t manage it this time unfortunately.

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Road Book Holder in the forum Rally Chat 11 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks for the replies, swings and roundabouts as they say. I think I’m going to get myself a manual holder and give it a go. There’s no way I’m going to be competitive, just finishing without getting lost will be a result. Be looking to buy if anyone has anything kicking around they don’t need.

  • MarkXR started the topic Road Book Holder in the forum Rally Chat 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m hoping to have a crack at a road book event next year, most likely here in the UK. I’ve got myself sorted with a second hand ICO but trying to decide what to do abut a road book holder. I can see the obvious advantages of going electric but a manual one would be cheaper, lighter and easier to swap between bikes. Does anyone do RallyMoto events…[Read more]

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Hard or Soft Armour? in the forum General Articles 2 years ago

    Tony, were you wearing the Leatt hard shell or soft armour?

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Hard or Soft Armour? in the forum General Articles 2 years ago

    Thanks Iain, I’ll look at that

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Hard or Soft Armour? in the forum General Articles 2 years ago

    The Pocsports stuff looks good, it’s great that there’s so much choice out there. A few years ago I came down hard on my elbow which was saved by the hard armour, unfortunately the impact was transferred to my shoulder. I think for the road something like the Forcefield Pro is ideal, but I’m thinking for rallies and enduro a combination of soft…[Read more]

  • MarkXR started the topic Hard or Soft Armour? in the forum General Articles 2 years ago

    I’m going to chuck my battered old Wolfsport plastic armour and treat myself to some new protection. I’m tempted by the comfort offered by soft armour, like Forcefield and Leatt, but I’m not entirely convinced it’s as good as hard plastic for protection against rocks and tree stumps. Opinions of serial crashers particularly welcome.

  • Bit of a long shot but I’m looking to increase the fuel capacity of my high crank Husaberg (2009).I know the options are limited but a number of these bikes were rallied a few years ago when they were current models. If anyone has an Aqualine safari or subframe tank knocking about somewhere that they don’t need anymore please give me a shout. I’d…[Read more]

  • @mike54 3568 wrote:

    Couldn’t agree more.

    Ignoring the course for a second, was great that the Ryedale guys were actually on the forum and talking though, how do we get the beacons guys to do the same and read what’s going on? I got into this because I enjoyed car rallying and want to do the same on a bike, I’m not interested at all in muddy…

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  • @Mad Cow 3084 wrote:

    I’m in, I was going to sit this one out but after my DNF in the sprint and being encouraged by my result in the Keilder i’ve decided to go for it.

    I’m in, but I’ve just been looking down the rider list and there’s a lot of good riders on fast bikes in the singles class. I’m gonna have to push it to have any chance of points in…[Read more]

  • @Rimlock 3032 wrote:

    At £129 for 2 rears & a front from Watling Tyres in Kent better than running on tired tyres, I will turn the rear for the Ryedale.

    My order’s in.

  • Is the fuel they take out on Saturday to last all weekend or are they going to do another run on Sunday?

  • @Terzikat 2874 wrote:

    Has anyone worked out how many laps it is per day?

    Also…….have you clocked the message from the organiser that they will only take small fuel jugs to the refueling point?

    It would help if they were a bit more specific. How small is small, 10 litre, 20 litre?

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Hard or soft? in the forum Beginners 5 years, 2 months ago

    @mike54 2870 wrote:

    That was Paul, I was busy clutching my balls and limping 😀

    Ah, yes now I remember. I’m terrible at remembering names, I hope you didn’t suffer for too long. I will come and find you at Kielder, thanks.

  • MarkXR replied to the topic Hard or soft? in the forum Beginners 5 years, 2 months ago

    @mike54 2845 wrote:

    I was on Salter Fell yesterday. Saw one girl walking (who was really friendly). The farmer keeps putting in new drains which give these nasty bumps on the track that kick the back end up at speed (no Moly I am not throttling off 😉 ) and there are also some deep puddles now with rocks in. It’s not that easy to get a really…

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  • @mike54 2857 wrote:

    I don’t think I could break the bead on a stiff 140 section tyre with it in situ, but I’ll look for solihulls finest and you can show me :cool::D

    Rocks, tree stumps? I just put the bike over on its side. Both wheels are on the floor…easy!

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