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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi All As I do not get the Tranny XL650V dirty I have removed the bits it came with. I have for sale a SW MOTECH bashplate in BLACK in excellent order with fittings (easy fit). These are £148 NEW......£80 + P&P at cost (approx £10-£20 tracked) Motorcycle Accessories: Motorbike Engine Guard Bash...
  2. Mechanical Advice
    Nope not talking about buffing up my ever decreasing hairline, more thinking about a panel I've been sanding. So, the short story is I've removing some deep grooves from a radiator shroud and working the grades back up to 2000, then adding a scratch removing cream and buffing to within an inch...
  3. Travel
    The motorways are a horrendous mess, in the process of being built, avoid; diversions everywhere. Satnav was baffled as well, the trip out was not much fun. BUT there is an alternative, going out of town get the N611 followed by the N634. Straight out of the city in a few km onto lovely bendy...
  4. Africa Twin
    Well what a palaver. Choke valve on front cylinder was sticking, had to knacker it to remove it. I managed to order secondhand parts from Hamart, thanks to whoever suggested that. What a laugh fitting them, the little chocolate locknuts are such fun to fit. I have bookmarked the aluminium ones...
  5. Chatter
    Hi all, I go around in circles so opening it up to a wider audience, I've had the (cough cough) odd bike over the last 2 years and nothing has quiet fitted the bill, sure some excel in some way or another, and some just sucked/ weren't to my taste, I also know whatever I get will essentially be...
  6. Product Reviews
    The Honda OEM Standard Showa shock – has an 85 nm spring rate, 80mm travel on the piston ( I have been using 55mm of this), no adjustments apart from spring preload for ride height adjustment. The spring rate on any spring remains the same when compressed or unloaded The standard shock is...
  7. BMW
    ...Mostly. :rolleyes: Common maintenance on my ole airhead is dead easy because everything's on the outside, but BMW did create a couple of howlers when they put this thing together all these years ago. To wit: My centerstand's developed a crack, meaning it'll snap off a leg in the not too...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    No, honestly, don't bother crossing the border to check out scenery in Scotland. You'll see nothing due to the low cloud, rain, hail, snow etc etc etc No, really, it's sh#te up here :rolleyes: Just to prove the point, I talked AfricaJim into taking another day out on the bike (not the hardest...
  9. Transalp
    Hi All Trying to make my bike as drop proof as possible. I've got a bendy gear selector, hand/lever guards, and will soon buy some stubby indicators. This means that the most vulnerable part is now the rear brake lever, as I've found out numerous times. Any hints for crash-proofing it, or...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    All started well with an overcast sky but dry roads. Met up with a man with a big 1150GSA in Aviemore some 50 dry miles later. Then it all got a lot soggy for quite some time. Within 12 miles of leaving Aviemore we were hiding under a road bridge cos the sky had fallen – that’s what it felt...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Whealie and I met up at the Ace earlier this morning. I could see the Zebra coming up the A40 from the otherside of the junction for the Ace along with Whealie's very fetching outfit :p Whilst Whealie got the coffees we bumped into (literally) an old law school teacher of mine. Poor Whealie...
  12. For Sale / Wanted
    As it says really, I'm after the light grey bendy plastic surround that goes around the instrument cluster. Mine is full of holes! Cheers Shack
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    It's now 3 weeks since we returned from the best biking trip I've ever had so now that some nice folk have explained how to do it, here's my report: The Team were Me, the Wife, a small cuddly bee belonging to my nephew and "Doris" our trusty Garmin Zumo. 3rd July: Having finally managed to strap...
  14. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    All, As I have just agreed to buy a KTM 950 ADV and unfortunately my trusty Alp has to go :cry: I've owned it for 5 years or so now and its always been a great bike. The engine is absolutely sweet and should easily do the same mileage again. It uses minimal oil between services and always...
  15. Chatter
    I bought my 99 vara three years ago for £2100. I spent a fair bit on it, added crash bars, panniers, top box, new hagon shock, 12v sockets and some minor things like light bulb upgrades and smaller bendy indicators. - overall probably about 400 quids worth. I added 15k miles over the years...
  16. Mechanical Advice
    Anyone made any brackets for the rear indicators so that they can me easily removed for green lanes so they dont snap off if knocked?? I think even those bendy stalked ones will break as they will stick out the further than the rest of the bike. So if anyone has any ideas it would be...
  17. Bodgers Corner
    I was getting blatted by the wind on fast roads on the way to the trails on the DRZ, so started lookin for ideas. The old GS650 Dakar screen makes for a good bolt-on but they're difficult to find. So... I bought some 4mm clear lexan (polycarbonate), a cheap heat gun and some M6 nuts and bolts...
  18. Ride Reports and Pictures
    You’ve all read James’s, Steve R’s and Cookinfats ride report. Well, here’s my little addition to the tale, taking in my ride into and out of Spain after leaving the guys at Carcassonne. Tuesday 21st April Whilst they headed for Narbonne, I carried on south, heading for Perpignan on the Med...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    So far, so good. I've checked in to a little B&B in Lyme Regis, after riding down from London this evening on my way to Portloe, Cornwall. This is why I ride my bike in the Uk, after coming off the M27 at the New Forest, I've had nothing but idyllic town, beautiful scenery and bendy roads...
  20. Dominator / FMX
    Looking for a pair of originals, dont like the cheap bendy "Rental like" things that are on it at mo. PM me if you have some. Ta Si
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