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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday was spent making a rack to attach an old ammo box to put a few tools in I got annoyed at having the tools, electric pump, and inner tube in the rucksack. The tyre levers didn’t fit inside so I bolted those outside. Got an early start Sunday a small amount of fog around other than...
  2. Chatter
    finally received my road legal (with removable baffles) Leo vince exhaust for my tenere so like a kid at christmas i rush off to the garage to fit it straight after my tea, an hour and 45 mins later the garage is strewn with tools, afc50, and discarded wrapping and yours truely is stood with...
  3. Africa Twin
    Well finally got round to getting a new rear wheel after looking and looking, I was quoted £185 so when the guy called from NorthEast Wheel Builders to say it was ready and i sent the wife to pic it up, next thing i get a phone call to say its £227, so not to pleased i asked to speak to the...
  4. Varadero
    Hi, Fixed blowing exhaust this morning, It was the back down pipe to collector box joint on a 04 varedero, I was told I had to remove compleat system to do the job, But I did it by just removing rear down pipe and managed to fit new sealing ring and exhust port gasget, Hardest part was...
  5. Suzuki
    Got it home yesterday. 2005 model so it's got the good suspension and auto cam chain tensioner. :thumb: Pics will follow at some point when i can take photos in the light. Anyway, I might need some advice from wise people here, not being too handy with spanners. Not utterly convinced the...
  6. BMW
    . . . there i've said it! i would like a 1150GS not that Tizer isn't awesome - but i want a GS - can't put my finger on why which i quess means it's a heart rather than head thing! right - all i need is to put aside enough money for the wedding, then the honeymoon and then save up for a...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys... i took my useless scottoiler off finally this weekend, but today for the first time after riding the bike without it, it is banging/popping alot on overrun and the only thing i can think it is, is the small vaccum pipe which comes out of the rear barrel which used to conect to the...
  8. Varadero
    When my Vara goes over bumps or surface inperfectoins, I can sometimes hear 'pak... pak...' sounds like something is losen and banging on some other things. It is not there everytime.I have checked that the garage has put everthing back in properly. It is not the ususal sound from back...
  9. Chatter
    When the lads and lasses who completed the Longest Day are ready and rested. What lessons were learned? what worked and did not work as regards the bikes and the preperation? I am very interested to know your opinions on what to do and what not to do to complete such large distances while it is...
  10. Chatter
    I took a bloody good thump to the head on the Red Kite (Roy saw it :lol: ) , bad enough to make me feel dizzy and have a banging head ache after. Im still wondering if thats why i lost my concentration later on and come off hurting my leg but i guess i'll never know. Anyway, its been playing on...
  11. Bodgers Corner
    well bodge it and scarper heavy industries have been hard at work :D:D:D whaddaya think:D tis amazing what happens with a bit of banging and crashing in the garage eh:D:thumbup:
  12. Chatter
    It hit me yesterday, I woke up with a banging headache and then just couldn't keep anything down, not even simple bread or water. Not good when I'm still recovering from this op. Wasn't until 10pm that I managed to have a little to eat. I just hope that poor Jen doesn't get it from me. If...
  13. Transalp
    I must say I was surprised - only 218miles on the trip and the gauge just beginning to point at the E for empty. I figured I had at least another 10-20miles and was aiming to fill at a cheap supermarket, when stutter stutter, slow slow and it dawned on me the tank was empty. With a bit of...
  14. Varadero
    My Vara's not liking the recent snap of cold weather. Noticeably down on power, requiring more revs to get to "normal speed", feeling like I'm dragging a weight behind me (other than myself of course) and popping and banging like a goodun on the over run. Oh and not keen on idling either unless...
  15. Mechanical Advice
    I've just sheared the U-bolt holding my Givi bars to the frame (clutch done?).......Tried a car exhaust clamp...drillin', banging....doesn't QUITE fit...that's even worse somehow...:mad: Had to walk in and post on it while I wait for the urge to give it the HUDDERS treatment subsides.:(...
  16. Africa Twin
    I have a 1993 (P) Africa Twin and over the last two years have not been able to cure a persistent gear change problem. I dismantled the clutch 18 months ago and cleaned up the (not too bad) grooves in the basket but this did not help. I fitted a newer but secondhand clutch this year but no...
  17. Africa Twin
    Just finished putting new seals in the ever failing front calipers. They were always requiring cleaning so decided on a proper cleanup. The seal grooves were dirty but are okay as far as corrosion goes. They were binding continually unless you knocked them. (The calipers) Now it's back up and...
  18. XR
    Hi Trying to set the clearences and now my XR seems to be worse. I got TDC with the markings and checked the engine was on the compression stroke and proceeded with a feeler guage to do the locknuts as per manual. i also took off the decompressor before doing it and when getting to TDC I...
  19. Chatter
    ...banging his head on a door frame and knocking himself out for 20 minutes and having to be taken to hospital. Suffered brain damage cause he landed on his ass! :toothy10:
  20. Africa Twin
    D.I.Y Light guard. Take some hard core mesh..............ad some bits bobs & bolts.............one welder...........some black spray paint............& 4 hours of measuring bending & banging..........& hey presto!
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