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  1. Bling, Bling,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,avoided the bang

    Transalp
    So, got a very well wrapped and shipped package from Alan H (Mivv exhaust and Arrrow headers) - many thanks Alan, a new chain from Busters and a pair of sprockets from Wemoto:D. All went reasonably well in fitting them on Friday evening. The old exhaust too a bit of brute force to get off as it...
  2. Original Regulator Rectifier RD07 ??

    Africa Twin
    How do you tell ? I've checked it and can't find any serial numbers..or anything. Looks original to me but then again I'm not that familiar with the AT as some of you in here . Took some pics.. Bikes been running perfectly (touch wood) but read that many of you have changed out the...
  3. XL700 Tappets

    Transalp
    Avoided doing the tappets on my 2011 700 at 1000 miles, & again at 8000 as I was about to embark on 5500 mile tour of Scandinavia. Bike has now done 17,000 so for piece of mind I did them today. One exhaust valve clearance on front cylinder was less than it should be, all the rest fine. An awful...
  4. NHS What does it stand for????

    Chatter
    As some of you are aware my missus had a bad fall in the early hours of Monday morning resulting in a gash to her head, bruising to her arm and worst of all a broken hip. Having found her laying on the floor in a pool of blood and screaming in pain a 999 call was logged. Arrived at A&E and...
  5. magnetic oil drain plugs .. 40% shorter threaded shaft than original ..OK ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Bought one of these a while back Honda NX 650 Dominator RD08 1998 Magnetic Oil Drain Plug Bolt | eBay to install at the next oil change . when I removed the OE plug I noticed it was considerably longer ( approx 40% ) than the magnetic version. with the added copper washer that length is...
  6. Busters problems, maybe I/you should have avoid them

    Chatter
    Placed an order first thing wednesday morning from busters. I rang first to check items where in stock, told they were, and then tried to place order but he couldnt find me on the system(I have used them loads of times) so said I couldnt place order as my card(uk based bank) didnt match the...
  7. Italian build quality

    Varadero
    Hello I purchased a new Varadero on June 2011. On inspection it was made in Italy. Since then I have completed 3000 miles I have been experiencing general poor build quality something which I thought I would avoided from purchasing a Honda. - Rust forming on areas of the frame. Parts of the...
  8. WARNING - HD Innertube Tube burst

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi Peeps On the way back from the Stella after 30 miles or so in the morning my front Kyoto HD Innertube burst resulting in an instant deflation at 110kph Fortunately I managed to bring it to a halt after fighting the wobble from the bars and the front tyre that wanting to come off the rim -...
  9. Islay and Jura

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After the Galloway forest trip Anne and I went up to Islay and Jura for a few days to sample whisky and generally just chill for a few days. I am useless with a camera either forgetting to take photos at all or taking crap one's; so not a photo filled report. Anyway the basic outline was ride...
  10. A little jolly and breaking my duck

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Being such a glorious day I decided to go for a short meander on the bike to the charming old sweet shop in Old Amersham. Well, if truth be told, I overslept and didn't realise the clocks had gone forward so crawled out of bed just shy of 1pm leaving me with limited options in terms of places to...
  11. piguglys on holiday!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    V & I normally take a holiday in the sun at this time of year but with funds a little low we decided to take a trip to the south coast to see friends & relatives. By bike if good weather :cool:, car if it's not so good :confused: We set off early Friday afternoon, 1st destination Saltash (nr...
  12. Black Sea & back

    Travel
    I have started thinking about my next trip, with time restraints I can only spare two-three weeks or so and they will be the end of July into Aug. The rough route so far is; Colditz Castle East Germany, Bone Church in CZ, Bran Castle in Romania, Black Sea at Constanta then start the return...
  13. I want to get dirty

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Where to start? Oh yes, the phone call last night . . . . . Ring ring . . . . . . Ring ring . . . . . Me - "Hello" Caller (in a husky, 50 fags a day type voice) - "I want to get dirty" Me - "Sorry???? :confused:" Caller (still in a husky, 50 fags a day type voice) - "I want to get...
  14. My nephew

    Chatter
    As many of you know, my nine-year-old nephew died when his garden rope swing tangled round his neck. It has been hellish for my sister and her family and devastating for my parents. I'm not saying it has had no impact on us but it seems churlish to compare our grief what what it must be like...
  15. raymo back

    The Longest Day
    well that’s me back 1944 miles too many folk to thank for a great event but must mention.. 05 Raggerty ( GSXR 600R ) and 38 Stageonesimmo ( RD07 ) Brian & I told Richard we would look after Karen when his BM was left at the ferry port in Wales stuck in 6th , and she wanted to...
  16. A noice read, building a better Dommie ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Building a Better Dominator Article by Ron Grant, "SideTrack" – Motorcycle Adventure Magazine, Australia. August – September 1998, Issue 20. What works, what doesn't on the way to eight extra horses and a vastly improved suspension package. Ron Grant from Shogun Honda in Brisbane has spent...
  17. I went to church last Sunday ---- in Iona Abbey

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well it started off after a couple of shandies with the dragon late Friday night-- let's go to Iona on the bike she says. Quick phone call the next day, B&B sorted, bike packed and away 8am Sunday. Went down A82, abolutely brilliant, not a car on the road. Got as far as Spean Bridge and the...
  18. Sprockets,yet again!!

    Transalp
    Bear with me folks. Earlier this year i bought a well used 03 Alp, it did have a recent new C&S set, due to "circs" I've not been able to cover many miles yet. When about to refit my rebuilt back wheel I decided to give the back end of the bike a good going over. The back sprocket and chain...
  19. Well my front brake defo works well!

    Chatter
    Took the bike out today for a daft hour as i fancied seeing what it was like without all the panniers weighing it down etc... Was having a lovely ride about the coast in areas like this just 6 miles from my house. on the way home about 20 seconds from my house i passed a parked white van and...
  20. Dont talk to me about triumph fuel couplings

    Triumph
    :angryfire::angryfire::angryfire::-(:-(:-(:-( poor ole buggles comes over here for a service and some general farkling on his very nice tiger ..and whilst removing the tank his fuel couplings disintegrate:shock::shock::shock::shock: im bloody fuming with myself for what i think is a classic...
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