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  1. Africa Twin
    Please see this video https://photos.app.goo.gl/U5bF43R6a1S2fb2SA the chain is jumping around on tickover, is there an issue with my chain or drive?
  2. Transalp
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  3. Transalp
    Evening All I've just finished changing my chain and sprockets, I'd originally planned to use a split link as I don't have a chain tool but the one I got must have been a bad one as after 1 failed attempt to slide the clip on it lost its spring and stayed open. This means I have had to use the...
  4. Africa Twin
    Has anyone fitted BF Goodrich hoses to their twin? I've just bought a set of new brake calipers for my bike. Looking at the back hose, where the hose is clamped into the metal ferrule (caliper end) there is a bulge where fluid is getting out from the center hose, so I need to replace it. I...
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my Touratech branded Kahedo tank bag, it has a shaped semi rigid base to fit curved top tanks, a large A4 map pocket which is velcro'd do detachable, extendable by a couple of inches, has a couple of pockets & side bungees etc. It IS NOT magnetic, I've successfully attached it to the...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    A long island with high interest Euboea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The south part is rocky windy with no trees, the north part is full of trees ,the island generally has high mountains, fantastic and isolated beaches,dragon houses...
  7. XR
    Hi all Here's a little story: A while ago, after I had had the bike for a little while, I thought about moving the position of my gearchange lever, however, it wouldn't come all the way off the spline. It appeared to be fouled by the footpeg mount itself. Now I've had the chance to strip the...
  8. Africa Twin
    With the rebuild coming to an end thoughts turned to what extra electrical gizmos might be needed/ wanted in the near/distant future. I can see the following being added at some point. Ctek charging socket, LED voltage monitor, permanent live 12v socket and or switched live 12v socket, heated...
  9. Africa Twin
    Very sad day.... my buke wont charge and after doing a couple of tests I found that the generator coil is dead.... here is a pic so I need a new one. any suggestions on where I can find one.... and should I get the rectifer as well just to confirm? Also please advise on how to check...
  10. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just bought myself a 1990 XL250 Baja. From what I can find online it seems to be a Japanese only model. My intention is to try and renovate back to standard. At some time in the past the twin headlights have been swapped for a single, which in my opinion does look better, but if I can source a...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I've done some single finger typing about wot we down the other weekend . . . . . From the North-East they came, thundering down from the Glens into the hinterlands that make up . . . . Cumbria! and Yorkshire, of course! When LWR first posted this rally up I was not for attending...
  12. Transalp
    Hi All, Thought I ought to say hello. :hello2: I got myself a Transalp VA700 a few months ago and it's pretty cool. I've just done 3 days touring in Somerset and Dorset, which I know on the scale of things is quite lightweight, but I did 750 odd miles which was a lot for me and it was awesome...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale: Honda XL1000 Varadero Rear Wheel COMPLETE Having a clear out of all my surplus items, and we have here a COMPLETE rear wheel assembly for the XL1000 Honda Varadero. By complete I mean: - Wheel itself - Brake disc rotor - ABS ring - Sprocket (almost new) with cushdrive -...
  14. Product Reviews
    Ok, So was looking for good dual sport lid, at mid range price, not plastic and could wear goggles under So there is the usual, arai and shoei but the costs are just daft if ask me. After looking googling the big hitters were spada sting, afx fx-39, fly trekker (all same lid diferent liner)...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    Difi Ventura Adventure suit. XXL Jacket size 46-48 chest, XL trousers size 36 waist This has a removable Quilt liner and also a removable waterproof liner in Both Jacket and Trousers, it also benefits from having many vent zips. Again this has been treated with Nikwax. One of the popper buttons...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, despite the typical British weather I decided to go for a Day trip through Berkshire's sights on the little Honda MSX125 (Grom). I set off from my home in Wokingham at around 10.30am - having just watched the Moto GP qualifying - I was motivated! my Red little Devil was nice and clean...
  17. Transalp
    Hi Guys Just fitted my new Leo Vince exhaust and must say i'm very pleased with the quality. Sounds very similar to standard, just a little louder which is fine by me (not tried baffle out yet) Seeing as my wife showed a total lack of interest in my latest addition I thought i'd see if I get a...
  18. Ride Reports and Pictures
    When I awoke this morning I thought I had left the bedroom light on, but no, it was the sun shining in the window. :icon_smile: No time to lose, quick coffe and out on the bike heading up the A7 to Edinburgh and beyond. Over the Forth and up past Knockhill stopping at Powmill cafe for a roll and...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Well first off an introduction, I'm Paul, 35 going on 16, live nr Chorley just north of Manchester, I love anything with wheels, especially bikes. Having seen some of backtrackers creations I was totally hooked and had to get a dommie to work some magic on, so after some hunting round on...
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    As it happened, last week end "the girls team" went to my outlaws for a few days so sunday, having done some chores I dug the bike out of the shed, checked oil & tyre pressures & went out for a ride to Lunch both on Sunday & Tuesday Yeah, it's a Honda, it's normal for it to start right on the...
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