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  1. Wanted: Cagiva Elefant

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I've always found the forum great for advice and parts for my Rd04 and Xl600 lmf . After a trip to Ireland on the Africa twin last year I had to regrettably sell it ,the XL is undergoing a restoration which is slow progress. I am now looking for a Cagiva elefant 900 a bit of a long shot but if...
  2. New Influx Magazine - Scooter Mania and Teenage Kicks

    Chatter
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to drop in and let you know about the new edition of Influx Magazine. This month we’ve been chatting with veterans of the scooter scene, we headed to the coast to shoot scooters by the seaside, and we’ve been looking back at the post-war history of scootering and...
  3. hiya guys - varadero xl mods

    Varadero
    afternoon been lurking on here for awhile thought id say hello . doing a few mods on my vara sat-nav charge point and crash bars done so far the vtr carbs are being sorted at the moment just waiting for the ducati velocity stacks to be machined up . i was wondering if the swing arm from the vtr...
  4. CZ & SK

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A couple of pics from 2 quick tours of the Czech Republic(or at least the bit nearest us!) and a bit of Slovakia. I was actually searching for old eastern bloc aircraft, so not many scenic pics:toothy9: I won't bore you with pics of rotting MiGs etc ;-) Housing block in Dubnica(SK) Ostbloc...
  5. The hills are alive with the sound of…Varadero

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Quick trip out yesterday to test the new GoPro and just to give the bike and me an airing:thumbright: Aigen im Ennstal Only 200km, but that was enough for my arse:rolleyes: Whilst i was out'n'about, the phone rang with the good news that my new seat had...
  6. It's here....The seat, this time!

    Varadero
  7. It's here!!!!

    Varadero
    Finally got the time and the paperwork together... Yes, that's KM not miles:thumbright: A VERY different machine from the RT... The throttle is very light and the acceleration is phenomenal:D But I don't know if it was just because I was sat in the car for 9 hours yesterday and did a 2...
  8. Newbie saying hi.

    Transalp
    Just like to say hi to everyone. My name is andy living in the stourbridge west midlands area. Riding a xl 650 vy which i love. Looking forward to getting involved with the forum which i was told about by a friend who owns an africa twin. Owned different bike and ridden for 30 years and almost...
  9. Yaaaay, I'm back…well nearly

    Varadero
    ;) After having bought a car yesterday( a boring Corolla estate), it was time to upgrade the bike today:thumbright: The garage gave me a very generous trade-in on the RT, and I need to donate a certain sum of cash, and then we both get new owners…probably on thursday. The garage is doing the...
  10. Wanted: Honda XL 600 lmf

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Just joined the forum,I am looking for a Honda xl600 lmf (Paris Dakar ) maybe someone is thinking of selling there's or knows of one for sale.I currently ride an XT 500 but really want a LMF,so the XT may have to go. Cheers Andy.
  11. Wanted: wanted centre stand

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    hi guys im after a centre stand for my 2009 varadero cash waiting please. thanks andy
  12. varadero 1000 battery

    Varadero
    ok guys ive got a 2009 varadero and im a pretty competent spanner monkey but how the chuff do you remove the battery ??????? and what do you recommend to replace it with wet or gell battery???? thanks andy:happy2:
  13. Wheelchair off road tyres

    Chatter
    Paralympic GB wheelchair rugby ace Andy Barrow is going to Glastonbury has has just tweeted that he's had to go and buy special wheels and tyres for the trip. https://twitter.com/AndyBarrow2012/status/344447753583210499/photo/1 It made me smile anyway. A top bloke is Andy - and so's his...
  14. Happy Birthday Outrunner

    Chatter
    Happy birthday Andy, all the best from all of us :occasion1::occasion4::occasion5::occasion6::occasion7::occasion9::occasion4::occasion9::occasion4::occasion9::occasion4:
  15. Stow on the Wold bike meet?

    Chatter
    I was thinking of heading up to Stow on the wold this wednesday evening for a bike meet I have heard about. Has anyone been before, is it worth a trip up from Bristol? Any info happily recieved. Cheers Andy
  16. Austrian Alps in a day

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well some of them anyway;) Not sure I'm allowed to post here any more being as I ride my RT instead of my 'Twin, but feel free to kick me out:lol: Anywaaaay, the Föhn is blowing which means no flying, but good vis and dry air...perfect weather for a ride out :thumbright:
  17. Ardcases

    Varadero
    I'm looking to buy a pair of Ardcases for my 13 plate Varadero. Could you please let me know of any thoughts re this product, good or bad. Other help re customer service, what pannier fittings to use etc. would be gratefully received. Thanks.... Andy
  18. Bike Transport

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Just had a bike moved down from Scotland by this chap. Price was very reasonable, looked after the bike well. Considering it was the easter weekend, very quick. (made the request on 27/3 he had the bike to mine on the morning of 03/04). Excellent service. His name is Andy Styrczula phone 07857...
  19. New owner

    Africa Twin
    I thought I'd pop in and say hello. I have just collected my first AT from 621andy from this forum. It's a beauty and I'm delighted. I've read lots of advice on this forum and will no doubt be asking lots more questions in the future. I may even work out how to post a photo one day... Chris T
  20. Comedy indicators - advice needed

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, new to AT world - bought a scruffy RD04 import just before Christmas. Very pleased with it - full of character :cool:. However... Yesterday, on the way to work noticed right hand indicator was flashing slower than normal, then noticed left hand front was also flashing dimly, as were...
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