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  1. Transalp
    Hi all, Does anyone know the actual real wet weight of the 650 Alp? Ive got all kinds from 191kg to 225kg!!! Also, anyone aware of any 'known' issues wiht the 650 or things I should be aware of if buying? Cheers all, much thanks! D
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    I'm looking for a rear hub or wheel for an XR250R ME08 1996-2004. It will need to be shipped to Taiwan. Sadly I'm not aware which other XR hubs might be compatible with this model. Thanks and cheers, Chris
  3. Travel
    While the driving public may not have used dashboard camera systems in the past, that could change in the near future as drivers become more aware of the potential benefits. If you get into an accident or have another issue on the road, a dash cam may provide proof of what actually happened and...
  4. Mechanical Advice
    Some of the bulbs have blown and I'm considering replacong them with LEDs - which enables me to pick a colour. I'm aware that red is least detrimental to night vision but is also one of the hardest colours for seeing details. For those of you who went down the coloured road, what colour did...
  5. Chatter
    I am sure that some members are are aware that tomorrow is the day that Marty Mc Fly went back in time in Back To The Future 2 to save his old fella in that tuned up stainless steel flop of a car. How many of you lot watched the film and believed that all of the stuff you saw in the film back...
  6. Africa Twin
    Good day gentleman, I recently became aware of a faint but distinct clicking sound coming from the top of the front cylinder at idle. Revving probably masks the sound because I cannot hear it then. Its totally random with no rhythm. Should I investigate/be worried??
  7. Mechanical Advice
    hola mes amigos, Up until now I've always been a "seat it and twist it 1/4 to 1/2 a turn" type of chap but I've found myself pondering the virtues of a torque wrench recently - however I'm somewhat put off by the price - ....but I'm also aware that a penny pinched is a thread stripped so. Do...
  8. Chatter
    I have a guy coming round to show me his Honda XL500R he has for sale. The engine has 50000 miles on the clock , is there anything I should look out for with this bike apart from the dodgy front mudguard? Anyone aware of any weaknesses with this bike:thumbup:
  9. Africa Twin
    Gday, Ive been unable to locate any Carb overhaul kits on the few aftermarket sites that Im aware off. Can anyone tell me if overhaul kits are available from anywhere please. Thanks.
  10. Transalp
    Am about to replace my 15 tooth gbox sprocket with a 16 tooth. The 16 is noticeably larger of course. I will be replacing the chain and rear sprocket (47 tooth). Any issues I need to be aware of? Will a regular replacement chain fit?
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    Set of TT pannier rails for the later version of the AT, won't fit to the 04 as far as I'm aware but a straight bolt on to the 07 / 07A. Asking £125 plus post. :thumb:
  12. Chatter
    Dont know if this has been posted already but seemed like a worthy idea.... I for one would love to see this come into being...
  13. Transalp
    Guys, HEELP!! can anyone put up the rim diameter and width specifications, as well as any spoke details(quantity, size etc) you are aware of for the xl650v wheels please. I am haggling over a possible supply of stainless steel spokes but my bike is in Gozo.... R. thanks
  14. Dominator / FMX
    I want to do a compression test on my bike and have got a hold of a Gunson,s tester but I am not sure what to do next. Isnt there a de-compression system on the cylinder head that would give a false reading if I just screw it in an thumb the starter and if so, how do I get round the problem. I...
  15. Chatter
    Insurers have raised concerns about these and the police don't like it up 'em. The boys in blue make £35 per person per course for "admin" when they would get zero for issuing a speeding fine and endorsement, which is the same amount of work. Insurers raise police speed awareness course...
  16. Chatter
    Reported on the BBC News website is the fact that some car drivers are seeing an increase in their insurance premiums after attending "speed awareness" courses. This is in spite of certain Councils and Police Forces own websites stating that a driver attending one of these courses will not have...
  17. Chatter
    For anyone who's got Virgin mobile, especially on a monthly tariff. Be aware that they had some kind of 'computer malfunction' on the 11th and 12th June. Which meant they may well have charged you for call, texts, internet usage that should be included in your monthly allowance. When I got...
  18. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Just ordered a set of these, for the Vara. Good looking tyres, and some nice things said about them in the states. Anyone else running/run these? How are they? I'm aware there were Dakar rally issues with them vrs. Mich. Deserts a couple of years ago, but they come in my size!! I'll let you...
  19. Chatter
    Safe in the knowledge that my rugged good looks belie the fact that I am getting on a bit I was wondering how many riders on here are, shall we say, 65 or over? Please be aware that any infomation provided will be treated with respect and only used for p*ss taking purposes. ;):D PS I know that...
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