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  1. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Are these balance weights for the rim, or are they balance weights for tyres fitted? I'm guessing they are for the rim???
  2. Mechanical Advice
    Anyone suggest a sensibly priced source please? I am doing my NX4 and a bit surprised how much weight the wheel needs to balance properly!! Stick on weights will do for the time being, but not much use off road I suspect! ;-)
  3. Varadero
    As i am driving along I decided to check if steering was in balance on my 2007 Vara, well it is not. Letting go of the handles the front starts to ocsillate and I have to grab the handles again to control it. Is this normal ? The front wheel is fitted with Bridgestone tyre, will Metzler tourance...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi All... I've had the front end bottoming out on several occasions on a couple of trips to Scotland and elsewhere. Due to spirited riding and rough roads there has been a sharp, hard bang through the forks and handle bars. The rear was ok, the shock working ok. I've wanted to get the softness...
  5. Africa Twin
    Have looked around til I am senseless, but can't find the following for an RD07 What is the power consumption of the following? - ECU, - Fuel Pump, - Ignition coil, - Cooling Fan - Anything else (outside of lights)? I can't seem to find these anywhere....can somebody confirm what these are...
  6. Dominator / FMX
    I took my Dommie to my friendly neighbourhood tyre emporium to check wheel balance, as I was experiencing a wobble when decelerating to about 20mph and the bike also feels very unstable when traversing raised paint, overbanding etc. Turns out balance was not the issue. There is massive play in...
  7. Africa Twin
    Paul S diagnosed my lumpy running as out of balance carbs at The Yonderman on Sunday Anyone know what size adapters I need to buy to use my vacuum gauges? These are the ones you screw in to connect the vacuum tubes Last ones i bought were for my ZX7R and were 6mm thread and called spigots IIRC...
  8. Mechanical Advice
    Grabby front disc problem? My lad dropped his little Honda CBF125 today, he is unsure what happened, but my best guess is that he has locked up the front wheel... again.* I cannot blame him in as not only is he still a novice but on a quick test spin, the front brake is pretty dreadful, a real...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    No need to explain what they are to the folks on here. These have the mounting pucks and all matching locks fitted (single key fits all 6 locks). They are is great condition with absolutely no dents, bashes, or dings. They only have very slight surface blemishes due to having had tool rolls...
  10. Transalp
    Shock, horror! My TA had a problem yesterday!! Honda's reputation was in tatters. One of the rear indicators stopped working. A blown bulb, I thought, but as I jiggled it, it started working again, so crisis over and Hondas reputation is intact ! If only other manufacturers could match it.
  11. Tools
    In a quest for efficiency in financial outlay and tool storage in my household there has always been potential for developing a range of multi-purpose tools suitable for the kitchen and garage. Previous success stories include the turkey baster/brake fluid extractor, and the controversial...
  12. XR
    I know this seems like a dumb question. I've had bike lifts, hydraulic and wind up style one's, but I've moved to a way smaller place, gotten a smaller bike (XR 125) and I don't really have room for a full size lift. There's no easy way to get a centre stand onto the XR, so I'm looking for the...
  13. Chatter
    Boredom kills, fact Well I think I need to expand that statement, it kills my bank balance! With my bike in the 'waiting for parts' stage of a rebuild the lack of riding is starting to turn my brain to mush. How does everyone else deal with boredom, I just seem to get online and spend a bucket...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi lads I had a peek at the sparkplugs on the AT this weekend, and they definitely look whitish! Pictures below are one from each cylinder. The bike has not had full power for some time now ... I must admit, I have no idea what to do, other than increase the size of the jets or change the fuel...
  15. BMW
    Chappies, Finally got back into working on the old R80 yesterday. Got on really well, all electrics now functioning, all brakes working after a major overhaul. Replacing the balance bar on the exhaust, got both fins off easy peasy, but cannot get either exhausts out of the cylinder(s)...
  16. Chatter
    HAd a good days offroading today got home about 2ish washed the bike down and needed some fuel for her. Got the can went to local Tesco as they have a cashpoint and fuel station. Wages got paid in today ( i'm weekly paid)so there's no problem with having cash in the account but the cashpoint...
  17. Chatter
    Following on from Lulu raising the issue....... Here's a chance to assist this man and his family.... https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/m/74c05283/2d490e17/5effcc39/467e01f5/4246883760/VEsE/ Money from those who can.... Good vibes from those who can't.... There's all types of...
  18. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Having thought about selling it and then deciding to keep it the missus has been accepted to do a PGCE to be a primary teacher and so the bike has to go. 1 wife + 2 kids + £9k uni fees - 1 salary = no bike! I need £1650 for it. It is in great nick and has done just short of 39k miles. It was...
  19. Chatter
    I'm a big fan of balance bikes for little kids, I sell lots of them to parents that originally came into the shop to buy a conventional bike for their child and apart from one person they have all been very appreciative of them, I've recorded my grandson Harry pretty much ever since he first...
  20. Africa Twin
    I have some loud popping when decelerating, especially when I engine break down mountains. Also a LOT if I rev the engine in neutral ... Actually I don't even know if the popping itself is a bad thing, but I guess it is a symptoms of something that's not set up right. Seems to be running ok...
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