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  1. Transalp 650 2007 Problems

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi New to the forum - hope you guys can help.. Just got a Transalp 650 2007 at the weekend - and there is a banging at the rear around 3k RPM - has anyone heard this problem before. Thanks in advance for any pointers.
  2. BANGING Day out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Some photo’s from a great day out . . . . . Austin W's bike and the beach wot we walked In the distance you can just make out the range buildings on top of the hill The boat / ship wot was throwing shells at the poor, defenceless ISO container Everyone duck . . . . . How...
  3. Engine teardown, dreaded output shaft splines.....

    Transalp
    Ok so really I just want to vent, I´ve read all the threads on here about the problem and solutions but I´ve got a bit of a long story about this particular problem. It all started in Honduras. Riding to the Nicaragua border I suddenly heard a noise of epic proportions coming from the output...
  4. Bridgestone BT45's

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Well, after banging on about how great the BT45's are, I have just replaced the rear at just over 4000 miles. Badly squared and worn down to the centre "nibs". Don't get me wrong, these BT's were wonderful on my 800 Bonneville and my 900 Thunderbird; big miles and very satisfactory...
  5. 40th birthday present

    Chatter
    I got my 37th in a fortnight and family are already banging on about my 40th and what i'm doing for it, i'm going out to the TT as i've not yet been to that. However i keep thinking what should i buy myself as a 40th present to myself. I don't do jewelry i've got watches but something keeps...
  6. Whealie really is a super hero.......

    Africa Twin
    It was bound to happen. You just can’t commute 50 miles a day through stationary London traffic on a ¼ tonne motorcycle and expect everybody to respect the difficulties of piloting solo. When my bike got shunted from behind by an abusive and aggressive mini cab driver in three lanes of solid...
  7. New Dom, needs work!

    Dominator / FMX
    So I'm a newbie here and hope to pick up a few tips in forum. I picked up this NX650 J for a few quid and now starting to get stuck in. The front brake was siezed solid so I freed it up and replaced the seals in the caliper. It wouldn't bleed so I got to work on the master. It was nasty but the...
  8. Oh you STUPID BOY!

    Chatter
    probably the closest i've ever come to actually physically banging my head against a wall through sheer frustration at my own natural stupidity! came in from a whizz round on the bike last saturday, it was evening, getting bloody cold & light was failing fast. I pushed the bike into the...
  9. Public libraries again...

    Chatter
    Yes, I know I'm always banging on about them, but i felt compelled to repost this contribution to a discussion forum to which i am subscribed for work purposes. It concerns the impact of PL closures on elderly people in rural Gloucestershire and the official response: "We in Gloucestershire...
  10. Airhead exhaust -- urgent info

    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)...
  11. New boot recommendations

    Chatter
    Folks With winter banging on the doorstep, it's time for me to consider some new boots. A recent email from the born again (in the UK) Hein Gericke is offering the HG Rallye 3 GTX boots with 30% off at £153, which I quite like the look of. Does anyone have these boots? Can you tell me if...
  12. africa twin rdo7 1997 frt screen

    How to.....
    hi all can any one help point me in right direction, i have recently purchased a new arai helmet adventure off road style,and found that i get alot of buffering with my standard screen this did not happen with my road race style helmet.. i would like to no of the best typeof taller screen to get...
  13. Got meself an AT today!

    Africa Twin
    :blob5::blob5::cheers: '93 RD07(?) 43,500km Very nice condition. Can't play with it yet as I've got to wait for the Germans to finish partying this week(German Carnival time) to get the paperwork straight, then I'll be over in jolly old (expensive) England for a few days...but should...
  14. GPS Rant

    Chatter
    Well, best ever last night. Bimbling along the fast stretch of A27 between Hove and Falmer, I spot the traffic ahead slowing down at one point stationary. So, start filtering and slowly, up ahead the traffice starts to move. I spot a car in the inside lane, can't be craig then:mrgreen:. This car...
  15. Removing TA650 Emissions Rubbish

    Transalp
    One of the fettling jobs on my latest bike was to replace the carb rubbers. So, while the airbox was off and the carbs out, I decided to investigate the emissions system that adds fresh air into the exhaust ports. It's a fairly simple system. There is a drilling through the cam cover all the...
  16. A popping we will go a popping we will go .....

    Africa Twin
    Ok got your attention or not perhaps. I am on route to the Austrian Alps and my exhaust has been popping and banging on the over run since leaving Wales. Ok I know all the things to do - I am pretty handy with all that stuff but want to check out a couple of things - now no disrespect but only...
  17. 2nd Euro Tour, BMW this time..

    BMW
    Ok, back again from across the water,much less eventful this year though! Bike packed and ready Mileage on setting off. 23/08/2008. 48147 miles. Got the bike all packed up ready for the ferry,took a pic of the bike,and a pic of the speedo,to make a record of the mileage.Headed of towards...
  18. no electrics - dead - help please!!

    Africa Twin
    Evening all, Ive been having an intermittent electrical for a couple of months now on my rd07a - nothing happens when i turn the ign on. i managed to get it working somehow and covered 200 miles with it working fine, then yesterday i went to start her and nothing happened. after a bit of...
  19. my xl250s

    XL
    If this turns out right, this is the field bike that is going to be my first restoration project. Loom is intact and came with a log book:thumbright: http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx253/brian_lagerlout/mypicsvarious073.jpg Pictures by brian_lagerlout - Photobucket Now lots of money and...
  20. Bl**dy tinkering!

    Varadero
    In my wisdom today, I decided that I'd fit my fender extender in a method different to the instructions, thought I'd use my pop riveter instead of the sharp little self tapping screws that came with the fender. So, all is going well until I thought, I'll just take the mudguard off to fit the...
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