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  1. New Varadero Owner :D

    Varadero
    Hello everyone, new Vara owner from Derby area. Just recently purchased an old 2001 Varadero to ride through the winter has seen a lot of hard work in its life, purchased it cheap and as a bit of a project. Have to say didn't expect too but absolutely love the bike!! has a few niggles i need to...
  2. How long do your brake pads last?

    Transalp
    Hi all, I have a 2008 Transalp 700 and most of my riding is in and around London including my daily commute. I got my brake pads replaced both front and rear about 7,000 miles ago. My rear brake pad seems to have run out and is squealing under use. The front one is absolutely fine. Does this...
  3. Oh dear....

    Chatter
    Guy turned up at the H cafe bike night last night on a brand new Yamaha R1M... He only had a woman pull out in front of him just down the road from the cafe 5 mins before he turned up and slid it down the road...:eek: It was all scraped down the left side. He seemed fairly matter of fact about...
  4. Quick clean

    Varadero
    I usually take absolutely ages trying to clean the front wheel and external brake assembley. Got feed up wasting my time and tried wheel cleaner , sprayed it all over the wheel and brakes and then lightly jet washed,you know what ! It only fecking works ! Now got nice and clean front end , it's...
  5. clutch

    Africa Twin
    hi people just need a bit info as to why my clutch lever has gone really stiff in the last month or so on my 96 @twin... its not the cable i dont think but after a mile its absolutely agony to ride....its not the lever as that is free..any info please... thanks kev
  6. Odometer Stuck 33999

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I have a 1994 Africa Twin, runs like a dream, I absolutely love it. However a few days ago the odometer got stuck on 33999 the last white digit keeps spinning though. Anyone has any idea how to fix that?
  7. RD04 Will Not Start

    Africa Twin
    Hi All I have just put my RD04 back together, all i changed is i fitted a MOSFET R&R and now it will not start. There are lights on the dash- but the starter motor button does nothing, it seems completely dead, i am stripping it back to try and understand if i have missed something- the dash...
  8. A890 between Garve and Kyle

    Spotted
    Was hammering along this deserted stretch of road early this morning on the way to Skye in my trusty Vectra ;) Turned off before Lochcarron on the top road to Kyle. Road absolutely deserted, think I only saw about three cars since Garve, came across this well laden bike with an ABR sticker on...
  9. Manager of Honda Italy reveals news about new Africa Twin for 2015

    Africa Twin
    Le due ruote – La Gazzetta dello Sport Supposedly, Vito Cicchetti at Honda Italy has revealed in an interview with Motociclismo that there will be an all-new Africa Twin to be revealed during the Intermot in Cologne in 2014. I have absolutely no idea if gazzetta.it is a trustworthy source. But...
  10. For Sale: absolutely mint transalp on ebay

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    hi would some kind member post a link to ebay for my bike please , any subscribed members interested please feel free to pm me , i will help with fuel costs or reduction of min 3% of sale price .rich
  11. Trauma at work

    Chatter
    Today really takes the biscuit. I was just in the process of telling a colleague that unlike her I don't do the lurid cases when I turned to some new disclosure from the other side; low and behold it included a picture of an erect penis belonging to one of the parties :confused: I have...
  12. Sharrie giving booze advice

    Chatter
    The only Welsh nurse I know never binge drinks. Never. Absolutely certainly not. BBC News - Nurses in Wales to give patients advice after drink injuries
  13. Good old Supersonics

    Chatter
    Was at my works xmas lunch yesterday, FREE BAR from midday until 7pm, then we went down town for some more rapid fire. Got home at 11pm Sooooo-- why am I not feeling ill ?? Feeling absolutely fine, if I had been on the lowflyers, I wouldn't have made even 5pm What is it about gin and tonic...
  14. Political Correctness - Game On!

    Chatter
    I absolutely loved this series when it first came out, but I do wonder if it would be politically correct enough to re-run on TV? I bought the DVD boxed set, but clearly could have watched it on YouTube Game On - Series 2 Episode 3 - Double Hard Bastards & Girly Shirt Lifting Tosspieces -...
  15. 2002 TA bars

    Transalp
    Hi all!. I`m new here. I`ve had my Alp for about a yr now and absolutely love it!. Did wales last yr, Scotland and Eire this yr. Unfortunatly had an off in Eire and bent the bars and snashed the hand guard (r/h). A few scuffs and scrapes to the bodywork, but fortunatly the panniers took most of...
  16. I won't be there I'm afraid.....

    National Organisers
    Posted this in here a bit more privately..... I'm afraid that it's very unlikely that I'll be able to make it to the National this year, and I'm absolutely gutted. Some of you will know that I've suffered from ill health (chronic prostatitis) for some years and I'm currently going through a bad...
  17. 6th gear and fuel gauge

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I absolutely love my RD07a, really do, but find it lacking in a fuel gauge and also a 6th gear. Thought I'd ask the clever guys on this forum if anyone has done any mods to incorporate these functions. Thanks,
  18. Africa twin output shaft

    Africa Twin
    I've just bought an absolutely stunning 2001 Africa Twin, then read about soft output shafts! Does this affect all years of AT? the bike is just over 30,000miles, do I need to worry? I'll be changing the sprockets in a couple of weeks, will have a good look then. Mark
  19. Todays Crosstourer test

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Took a fully kitted out crosstourer today and I seriously want one!!!! This bike is absolutely superb!! It is without a doubt the best all rounder on the market - I loved the handling and engine of the 1050 tiger but this beats it hands down!!! GS owners - go and try one - its brilliant!
  20. XRV Thespians...........

    Chatter
    Just bumped into this one again - and I still find Bob & Mels hamming it up absolutely hilarious..........:-D:-D:-D Let this be a lesson to you Tractor owners. :toothy10:
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