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  1. Transalp
    Afternoon. My first post here. Just acquired a scruffy 2002 Transalp 650. However, all seems reasonably sound with history etc. However, clutch seems very heavy, even with new cable. Before I dismantle, any thoughts please? Perhaps just bunged up with crud from the past 36,000 miles?
  2. Africa Twin
    I'm taking delivery of a new 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sport this afternoon but I won't be getting the owners manual until later next week. Do you know where to get an electronic copy of the owners manual and also how do you run-in the engine on the new bike. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. XL
    Afternoon all. Does anyone know where I can get a handbook or workshop manual for my new bike I am picking up on Tues? Thanks
  4. Africa Twin
    On my last AT I had a volt meter that I bought from ebay that was basically a bulb in a rubber shroud that changed colour depending on the voltage. it was the perfect size to fill the space in the dash box that houses the lights for oil, neutral, highbeam, and indicaters. I have spent the...
  5. Varadero
    Right guys after my first successful post on the forum I am back again in need of help! So I am well versed in carburettors however with all the tubing attached to the Varadero I am a bit bemused. Just started her up this afternoon and fuel began spewing out of one of the overflow pipes which...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    Afternoon all, just wondered if anyone fancied clearing their Bongo before the Autumn/Winter sets in, watching the usual sites and FB pages (not to mention Evilbay) 3-3.5k is a reasonable chunk. Needs an aft roof and if converted then a rear not side conversion. Anyone? TIA
  7. Dominator / FMX
    You know the feeling dont you ,end of the month and almost skint. The sun was shining today and it was five days until payday so I had to go and get groceries to fill the fridge until next week. Filled the bike and went for a blast in the sunshine and got home filled the fridge. What should I do...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Just bought a used Scottoiler of the Ebay and fitted to my FX 650 Vigor this afternoon (yes Bobn, it's still making me smile). Being as I am frugal - 'read tight' I'm hoping I don't have to buy Scottoiler branded oil. Can anyone advise as to what oil I can find in my workshop I can use in the...
  9. Transalp
    I primed new new bars after stripping, had a tin of Hammerite Smooth and gave the bars about 3 coats. (Tin says 3-4 coats). That was yesterday afternoon and they are still tacky as hell :mad: Does this stuff ever dry? Read on another forum it can take TWO WEEKS - Really???? My new grips should...
  10. Chatter
    Went to Gzira for afternoon tea with the eighty-nine year old ‘Father-in-law.’ Across the road from his apartment, a motorcycle parking bay, occupied by a knocked over moped … grrr And no ****er had bothered to pick it up. Double Grrr ! So, of course, I went and did. Yours angrily incensed...
  11. Africa Twin
    I've spent a couple of hours fitting a Heavy Duties centre stand this afternoon. Just thought I'd post a recommendation for anyone looking to fit one. It came a week after ordering, fitted perfectly (no need to remove the exhaust) and will make maintaining the bike so much easier. Definately one...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    I just bought myself an 8GB MP3 player and just spent the afternoon filling it up with my favourite tunes.:D:D:D If you had to choose your top 10 albums ,what would they be and why?:thumbup: If I see enough good suggestions ,I may have to get another memory card.:clown:
  13. Chatter
    Impressive flypast ... UK's RAF Red Arrows and Air Malta over the Grand Harbour, Malta, this afternoon at 4:30 ... Jolly Good Show !
  14. For Sale / Wanted
    Afternoon. Alpinestars jet road gore tex gloves for sale, size med/9 but on the generous side. Totally waterproof and warm lined gloves with carbon knuckles. As you can see one of the logos has faded but it doesn't affect the use of the gloves and they're in very good cond. £30 posted. Cheers .
  15. Transalp
    Meeting Girlfriend flying in on Saturday afternoon aeroplane, wondering how long will it take me to travel by Transalp from Nottingham to Geneva, to be at the aerodrome to collect her on time ? Google Earth tells me the distance is 698 miles, the journey time 11 hours and 26 minutes ...
  16. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Craig ( Largewayround ) Is holding a soiree at Strontian shortly, go to ADVSCOTLAND, join up and have a hooleee :D Here is some of the views you will see Across Loch Linnhe The Corran ferry, my saviour on a Friday afternoon :D The view from my compound I'm sure Craig wouldn't...
  17. Chatter
    anyone goin to the BMF show next week....were travelling from durham friday afternoon how much is it to camp for the weekend ....thanks
  18. XR
    Afternoon all, With my XR400RY 2000 I collected today came it's original paperwork which has a seperate booklet n competition preparation taking in a range of aspects. It also deals with re-jetting (I've seen a thread on here). If anyone ever needs a copy of the info contained, just PM me...
  19. Transalp
    Afternoon All, I know this is a well discussed subject at times but I'm starting a light rebuild on my 'alp and need a horn (as the current unit squeaks) I know the stebel nautilus has been a go to for years but has anyone any other recommendations? Also where to buy a stebel nautilus now...
  20. Chatter
    Well it's been blowing really hard so far this morning and the rain is coming down heavier now. The worst of the weather is not expected here until late afternoon/early evening. Take it easy out there if your on the roads, especially if your on a bike!
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