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  1. Africa Twin
    I recently bought my first RD04 from 92. I’ve been happy wit it. A couple of weeks ago I went on a longer trip round trip app 400km. Both ways during slow moving traffic i expirenced that when the engine got hot, my clutch leaver went sluggish and did not bite before half pressed and thus did...
  2. Tools
    Hi just thought i'd share with you my experience with these. About 6 months ago i decided to change the glow plugs in my 20 year old toyota as it was taking a bit longer to start than normal and the unthinkable happened i snapped one of the plugs :( there was a hole in what was left of the plug...
  3. Africa Twin
    It's the pattern "Slinky Glide" one, and it seems to be a spot-on cable with smooth action and slide. It's replacing a Honda OEM one, which looks pretty much identical but was getting a bit "sticky", so I'm questioning OEM Honda here as much as pattern cables. There isn't any obvious...
  4. Africa Twin
    Rd04 rear wheel bearings again ! ( Now Fixed ) Well after buying and installing some Slinky Glide rear wheel bearings from Wemoto i still have some movement in the rear hub. I've tried all sorts to find where the play in coming from and even got a engineer mate to measure it all with no...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    I have found a 1985 Honda XR 250 R and I need a bit of advice from you chaps on whether I should buy it.. The owner claims he only did 3750 km on the bike back in 1985 and he blew the head on it. He has had the head stripped off ,skimmed valve seats replaced and new valves put in. I have read...
  6. Africa Twin
    I have been bleeding my front brakes for days and still no joy, I'm running short of fluid and the one way valve I bought has now failed. I had them with a little bite at one point but now nothing. So one person, two hands can anyone give me a fool proof step be step guide. I.e. do the...
  7. Varadero
    I had a Hagon shock on my bike when I bought it, as usual with these shocks it lost it's damping after a couple of years. I decided to bite the bullet and try a different shock, A Nitron from wemoto, set up to my weight etc. I had to remove the rear wheel so I could take out the swing arm...
  8. Clothing
    here is the gear I own. Gear reviews done after 5 minutes are no real use so thought it might be nice to get some reviews from others my old frank Thomas £120 is about 7 years old a heavy beast it never leaked but would gain even more weight and take years to dry out both side pockets are dead...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there, Does anyone know what tanks will fit a 1995 dominator? Earlier (smaller) tanks may not as the mounting points look different. Could a tank from an xr etc be made to fit? Got a very annoying persistent weep from mine and its time to bite the bullet. If anyone has a spare tank they...
  10. Chatter
    Target identified and offer put in and waiting for dealer to bite... Need a bit more off-roadabilty than the vara front wheel offers ;)
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've been using TKC80's for years and was quite satisfied. In my oppinion they do perform well on-road as well as off-road. Off-road, well, at least as long as it's dry and rocky. The moment it gets sandy the tyre is no longer that convincing. For that reason, and seeing that Morocco...
  12. Africa Twin
    My rear rim cracked and my front rim was showing serious signs of corrosion, so I thought I'd bite the bullet and get both replaced. Took them to Hagon which is up the road (ish) from me and they convinced me that the corrosion on the front rim could probably be polished out. Since there's...
  13. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I had a bit of an half hearted attempt a few weeks ago, but now I'm going to bite the bullet and sell my Transalp. Sad, but necessary and now ready to go. I'm advertising at this time because I'm in South Norfolk therefore close to the National this week-end if anyone wants to view. Comes...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well D day arrived, 28/06/12, Hudders rode down to my housein Leicestershire in torrential rain……fortunately for me the sun came out bythe time we were ready to continue on down to Harwich and the ferry to the Hookof Holland. After a few beers and a bite to eat we were back to thecabin for a...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Or to use the correct venacular, Darzet an Devun Ooooooooooh Arrrrrrrrrrrgh!! Well it was time to get the Transalp out for a run as I'd hardly ridden it since buying it last year so off we went for a little trundle arond the Dorset and Devon lanes. It was quite foggy this morning although the...
  16. Photography
    Thought I'd post here for a change. I've just bought a new (well first) head camera and I had a pretty long list of features I was looking for and I think I've found it in the Drift HD170. Firstly I wanted quality. I wasn't too fussed about HD but it's clear that's the way we are all heading...
  17. Varadero
    Hi folks, I was at the bike show at the NEC last week and picked myself up a nice new replacement screen for my XL1000 from Skidmarx. Now the big question... Has anyone tried replacing their screen before? Is it terribly complicated? With my old Bandit I wound up having to take most of the...
  18. Chatter
    I was heading back in my car from a liitle croft up the road which sells free range eggs ( You know the type, money left in an honesty box at the back door :cool: ) Just passed a small house on the left hand side when this little West highland terrier shot out in front of me. Stood on the...
  19. Chatter
    BBC News - Testicle bite woman Maria Topp given suspended sentence
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Apologies to Rick, may be meet up next time , set off before I got your PM.. sorry mate Well the weather was superb, and had a weekend to my self.. wife off on a girlie pamper trip with sister & daughter..... soo Dropped them off in Aberdeen a 1400hrs.. 1500hrs tent ( new Kayam biker, need...
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