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  1. Throttle sticking at the carbs

    Transalp
    94 Transalp. Been stood a while and prepping her for winter abuse. Thought it was cables so popped throttle off but even with the cables loose it still stuck on full - after a tug on the return it snaps back. I've oiled the cables plenty - there was oil drippping out at the carb end so it got...
  2. Indicators flash rate

    Africa Twin
    For last couple years my head was melting ....:mad: indicators have mind of there owen ! Flashing to fast or slow sometime just stay on or wouldn't work at all and effect headlights... cleaned relay still same , so got cheap relay of fleabay now everyone can see where I'm going :D no more abuse ...
  3. Actor Robin Williams found dead.

    Chatter
    Veteran film and television comedic actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday. He was 63. The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, Calif. He was found in his home. According to his publicist, who confirmed the news, the...
  4. New Years revolutions.

    Dominator / FMX
    Now the season of good will is finally behind us, I want to get back to my bike builds and was trying to decide what exhaust to fit to my dommie.I had pretty much decided to fit these: Nick in brum has just posted pictures of his new exhaust and got me running back to the drawing board...
  5. Replacement rear shock options for RD08 Domminator.

    Dominator / FMX
    Like the title says.. I've got a 2001 Dominator. The rear shock is dead.. I want this bike for travelling on. The shock needs to be able to take abuse and the bike will have luggage on it.. Hagon make one... £300 (Reports of them failing a lot) Wilbers make one.. £360 Does the...
  6. XR400 engine oil change....

    XR
    Hi guys, After doing the Hafren Rally in September I finally got round to do an engine oil change! I could no longer get a reading on the dipstick so without knowing how much oil was left after the harshness of the rally abuse....I thought its best to drain it and change! I only got about...
  7. Which bike ????

    Chatter
    As some of you may know, my trusted Varadero found a new home ... by force i.e. stolen. Now my thoughts are turning to a new (for me, not new new) bike, since I was a kid I always said when I grow up I will get a Pan European still like them, I also like the BWM 1100 GS and then i seen this BMW...
  8. Man down

    Chatter
    Ian Coats the intrepid XRV explorer has had a tumble, on Sunday he was on his barn roof and unfortunately fell through it onto the floor below, he was airlifted to Huddersfield Royal and then transferred to Leeds General which is where he still is right now. He has broken his pelvis and is...
  9. Just wondering.....

    Mechanical Advice
    If anyone has any thoughts on using red brake grease for caliper slider pins, I have always used copper grease in the past but it seems to go all sticky after a while plus I have been told it is not good for the rubber sleeves. Any advice, comments, abuse etc? :icon_smile: Andy.
  10. Rather odd choice of words

    Chatter
    Well it's in the open now. Lord McAlpine who was one of those high profile folk "in the frame" or should we say on Schofields list has come out and denied being a pea dough. Strange thing is his choice of words though. On BBC News - Lord McAlpine says abuse claims false and defamatory it...
  11. Any more for any more?

    Chatter
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  12. Jimmy Savile R.I.H

    Chatter
    Although he is dead, escaping from justice if he is truly guilty, I'm sickened to the stomach to hear some news articles about Jimmy Savile. More than anything, I am truly di$gusted that many so called celebrities are now crawling out from under their rocks and claiming that it was general...
  13. Now here's the thing......................

    Chatter
    Many of you may not realise that in the dim and distant path I used to run quite a lot. However I ran the London for the second time and it hurt so much and left me in so much discomfort I haven't run much since, I get my fitness in other ways, gym, walking etc. However two of my daughters have...
  14. Right you lot !!!

    Chatter
    im buggering off to the south of France with the girls to stay with family for the week :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10::toothy10: your mission is to keep Herr Wittmann on his toes with as much abuse as possible :thumbright: otherwise he will really miss me :mrgreen: keep safe ride safe...
  15. 3 Shires Trail Ride 6th May 12

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a great day out on the Twin with a few fellow riders including the Beddowws of this manor not many photos as I was enjoying the ride I was also trying out the new soft luggage A few videos from the 3 Shires trail over near Macclesfield and the Cat and Fiddle Weather was cold but...
  16. Texting drivers refused insurance

    Chatter
    Seems that finally the insurance industry is taking mobile phone abuse at the wheel seriously - Texting drivers refused insurance. Fair punishment I reckon. Using your phone whilst driving is stupid and dangerous. However, I do foresee an increase in uninsured drivers over this. 100% free...
  17. Neglect... Abuse... PAYBACK!!

    Chatter
    How your day can change!!! It was such a beautiful day on the Sussex coast today, and even though I've been DIY'ing most of the day I had that "spring is in the air feeling"! I decided I'd go for a little rideypoo, and check the bike over, especially as I'm working in London tomorrow. So...
  18. Solvent abuse!!

    Mechanical Advice
    Yes, that's right. I want to use solvents in a way they were not conceived! Specifically, brake cleaner or carb cleaner which I beleive to be quite similar. I want to glue something in place that I may, at a later date, wish to remove again without the use of a mallet. It will be...
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