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  1. RD04 Rally build

    Africa Twin
    So... Decided to give the bike a serious rework to freshen her up. This is the thread to share pictures and stuff... My bike gets used in anger off road. She'll be getting raced next year so time for some TLC and a weight loss program. I have been using her pretty much completely off road...
  2. Won't start?

    Transalp
    Now I know as well as most do on this forum that my transalp is ultra reliable, but I also have a Armstrong MT500 so thought this stuff might come in handy. I also want to know where the hell it was thirty years ago when almost eveybody could have used some! YouTube - Wynn's 'Start You...
  3. who else has had this bad cold

    Chatter
    Mine started 2 weeks ago - bit of a sore throat, then the sniffles, then a temperature, then a persistent cough that still hasn't gone and more snot than I thought imaginable. Our whole house has it, 1/2 the office was off last week with it, I managed to give to my mum, brother and...
  4. Forgot to take of the brake disc lock

    Africa Twin
    :cussing: Jepp, big blunder. Startet up the bike and got a big surprise as the front wheel locked up and skid a few cm before it stopped. Then I understood what I had done. F.......ck!!!! Well, took of the lock and couldnt see any damage right away, and took the bike for some braketesting. No...
  5. serious Serious SERIOUS temptation (in orange)

    Chatter
    It's big and orange and goes like sh*t off a stick... but it's pig ugly so it's not a KTM. Since they don't make orange Varaderos, it's got to be a Tiger 955i! It's like the bastard offspring of my Speed Triple and Africa Twin. It's not a trail bike at all, it's a road bike with wide...
  6. Suspension set up and sag

    Transalp
    The bike is a 650 Transalp, and I am going to be adjusting (increasing) the preload on the rear shock before next weekend. It´s now with 25000kms and I think it´s got more sag than before, I have not measured yet how much the bike drops when I sit on it but when it´s standing on the sidestand...
  7. G'day from Sydney, Oz

    Dominator / FMX
    G'day all Jaq here, in Sydney. Just bought my second NX 650. I was one of the first to have the original 88 model. Had it for 3 years, did about 80,000 kms on it before the piston started slapping away. Should have repaired and kept it. Great bike. But I've got over 300 thou kliks on the old...
  8. Wiring Harness - Sorry Y'all

    Africa Twin
    I'm a happy man... after 4 weeks of not driving my AT, the parts I ordered have finally arrived. A new Starter magnet, since mine wasn't working right, and a new Wiring Harness. The harness had been delisted in Japan, but Honda Korea saw that there was still one on hand. So, for about US$140 I...
  9. fuming!

    Chatter
    got woken up at 01.30 on bank holiday monday by my very upset girlfriend telling me the police were here. turns out little waster from scum estate has stolen her 1969 morris minor and rammed it into some bollards wrecking it. i bought the car for her 6 yrs ago (she chose it) for passing her test...
  10. Dead AT :(

    Africa Twin
    Bollocks. Went to take my GF down to her work yesterday and the bastard was dead. Not a peep out of it. No idiot lights, nothing. After much swearing it briefly kicked in and started ok with lights, idiot lights etc, then died again. A tenner says it's the ignition switch failed after being...
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