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  1. Burn baby burn

    Transalp
    Burn baby burn - regulator? Dear all I have an issue where the wired connection between the stator and regulator/rectifier on my XL650 Transalp has torched itself. The damage means that quite a lot of the original cable will need to be replaced. What I would like help with is around how best...
  2. Bimble up to the David Silvers Honda Museum in Suffolk

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  3. Wanted Xr250r crank cases

    XR
    Need a set centre crank cases for my Xr250r model is 1993 but sure other years fit with meo6 engine codes cash at the ready need my baby up and running again , even if someone has the left hand side i might be interested Cheers steve
  4. New Transalp rider.....

    Transalp
    Hi guys just bought myself a 06, 650 Transalp... my previous bike was a Kawasaki GPZ500 but I'm getting a bit old for the riding position so for the sake of my back,knees and wrists it had to go.. The riding position on the Transalp is much more comfortable..here she is... my new baby....
  5. Fuel Exhaust which one?

    Transalp
    First of all a big hello from me since i am new in the forum.So i was looking around the internet for an exhaust suitable for my baby(xl700v) and i came up with the Fuel exhausts site.After searching a bit in the forum i saw that other ppl also use them on their bikes but my dilemma is which...
  6. Owners handbook

    Varadero
    Hi, does anyone have acopy of an owners handbook on PDF for a 2005 Baby V? I picked up my SH bike from the dealer, but its missing its handbook. searches on the WWW only come up with service manuals Any help would be appreciated Sant :)
  7. Vara 125 Brake Caliper - seized after rebuild?

    Varadero
    So, the missus' baby V needed a new front tyre and there was a weeks delay before I could get back to collect the wheel - so in my inifinite wisdom I decided to strip the front caliper and replace seals etc. Since she's had it I've never had to change pads so not been near it before... It was a...
  8. My Transalp sounds like a duck

    Transalp
    i have a 2004 650 After riding when I switch it off the petrol tank sounds like it's got a little baby duck in it. Ah bless ! Really weird it drives normally and seems normal in every way . I guess some sort of gurgling going on within the tank . If I put my ear to it I can hear it quite...
  9. xl125v8 regulator/rectifier......

    Varadero
    Hi all, Can anyone let me know if there is another regulator/rectifier on the market which will fit my baby vara 125(2008 model) and not cause any problems ASWELL AS NOT BREAKING THE BANK!!?? I had a supposedly generic one fitted to her last year and now she's melting wires!!! I believe it is a...
  10. I used to lurk in the TA room...

    Varadero
    But now that there's a big Vara in the garage I've taken to lurking here... Evenin' all, not really one for forums but thought it polite to say hello after trawling through a load of threads here. Just become the owner of an '01, which is sitting alongside the TA whilst I decide what to do. As...
  11. how to adjust the height of the rear brake lever on the baby vara

    Varadero
    Hi all I know this is probably a really simple thing but I have looked online and cant find a answer. I have ordered a Haynes but its bank holiday weekend so will take a while to come. im at work at have a lot of free time today and want to drop the brake lever down as I have problems getting my...
  12. Baby Guzzi trail-V35TT

    Moto Guzzi
    For those who do not frequent BT I have just acquired a baby Guzzi -V35TT tatty but running & T&T'd, little chance of getting it original but ebay seems to list plastics that look more similar to original than those fitted. Sold an enduro headlight that would have fitted at the last Shepton...
  13. XR650R Thermostat alternative.

    XR
    So, as a project to go alongside my baby XR400, I've gone and got myself an XR650R. On the way to the MOT, the radiator decided it wasn't going to play any more. Removing the left hand rad showed me a tell tale repair and the leak was coming from that. I have new rads on route and a new set of...
  14. Oh Yeah baby !

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Saw a Cross Runner in red today and it looked very nice with the full luggage on.Makes me think I might just make room for one,anybody else fallen in love with one ?
  15. Christmas pressies

    Photography
    Earlier in the year i sold some photography stuff and ahd the money at home. I got fed up with people asking me what i wanted for xmas and saying "nothing really just money" the only thing i wanted was a large telephotot lens for the camera so last week i orderd it and it arrived tonight...
  16. baby alp project

    Transalp
    the 600 looked lonely on the garage so i brought it home a little brother a96 jap alp 400 she has cracked plastics and is a rough oul dog but she'll do her job plans are clean her up,maybe change the colour if money allows,put a stubby scorpian can on it and use her as a traily
  17. New BMWGS1200??

    BMW
    Went to Riders BMW Cardiff to look at the new machine. Not impressed found the pegs and seating position cramped, Lots of electronics below the pistons, no good for fording and Off roading in bushes and bracken, the twin radiators dont look well protected to a side ways drop, or slam in to a...
  18. Irn Bru Fanny advert

    Chatter
    Just seen this on the telly ha ha class Baby, new IRN-BRU advert 2012 - YouTube
  19. Piel Island 2013

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    With Austins permission (as this was his baby in 2010 and 2011 (both ace trips!!!)) Ill be organising a Piel Island trip this year. Ive done it through ABR (only reason was a wider audience), the link is... ABR Island Rally 1/2 June 2013 If you fancy it either stick your name on the ABR...
  20. Elf and safety

    Chatter
    I love the way she has the toddler hold the baby, Les côtes de la Baltique - YouTube
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