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  1. Continental TKC80

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    hey guys, just bought my Conti TKC80 yesterday. I will fit them on Honda FMX650 supermoto. They are 40/60 road/offroad. I chose them, because I want to take my FMX to the gravelroads, fields, etc, but I live in city, and also need to drive on asphalt. Also only those tyres had 120 and 150 widths...
  2. Greetings from Newbie

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Just thought i'd introduce myself, currently own a BMW R1150GS, though looking at changing to a Africa Twin XRV 750, I've been hankering after one for a long time now, and have decided to sell my GS (or swap, if you see my thread) and hopefully get one, so beware there wil be plenty of...
  3. 650 review

    Transalp
    From here (2004 - he's in Australia, I think) https://advrider.com/f/threads/living-with-the-honda-transalp-650-now-3-000ks.56814/ ------------------------------ Now that the dust has settled on the new 650 Tranny, these are my observations and experiences thus far. The engine is feeling...
  4. Hello - New Member

    Transalp
    Hello All. This is my first post on this forum so i would like to introduce myself. Coming from a Fazer 600 to a Transalp 700 2013 and I am excited to hear all your experiences and knowledge and share my ones as much. I am living in Ireland for the past 17 years and been riding only for the past...
  5. SLR 650 Starting Problem

    Dominator / FMX
    hi, I've got a problem with my great condition, low milage (11,000) SLR 650 and hope that someone might be able to help. I bought it in August and everything has been working faultlessly until I went to start it last week and it sounded like the battery was going flat which was strange because...
  6. Vstrom 650 or Tracer 700 or NC750X??

    Transalp
    I am looking for a "do it all" bike, to replace the Transalp (London ULEZ has kiboshed it's use) and the R1200RT. I am looking at the Vstrom 650, the Tracer 700 or the NC750X I have ridden the NC750X recently and it was good. I rode the VStrom a while back, but can't remember anything about...
  7. Try another BMW-88 R80GS

    BMW
    After not getting on with my 77 R60/7 I was at the local carboot sale met a mate who said he was selling his R80GS, didn't know he even had one! went round and brought it, wife could not moan as she wanted to go to the carboot in the first place. It done alot of miles including round the world...
  8. For Sale: BMW 1977 R60/7 low mileage free Tax MOT

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD BMW 1977 R60/7 low mileage free Tax MOT SOLD
  9. For Sale: BMW F700GS 798cc 2013 £4500 18,449 miles

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk//classified/advert/201803285026841 Low mileage well maintained example. Selling due to family bereavement. Next MOT due 05/04/2019. Part service history, ABS, centre stand, crash bars, crash bungs, electric start, heated grips, LED indicators, luggage rack. Grey, 1...
  10. TA 650 transmission clutch whine

    Transalp
    The 650 Transalp (2003, 20K miles) has whining noises coming from transmission under load. I had changed the final drive chain but did make sure that there was lots of slack before I ran ran it on the centre stand in gear, but not under load to check all OK. Initial thought was it needed a bit...
  11. New Transalp from Honda?

    Transalp
    Interesting... Honda Africa Twin 'little brother' on the way | MCN ---- Honda Africa Twin 'little brother' on the way Published: Today 13:38 Ke nji Morita, Large Project Leader for the Africa Twin The Honda Africa Twin is a well-balanced adventure bike that’s perfect for two-up...
  12. Where have all the big trail bikes gone?

    Other Bikes
    I was at the NEC for Motorcycle Live this week, and whilst the pages of the motorcycling press are plastered with "Adventure Bikes", it was noticeable that there weren't any big trail bikes at the show. If you want to spend £20k on 125+bhp and 250kg of touring bike on long travel suspension then...
  13. shoei neotec & bmw system 7 carbon users, a word please.

    Helmets
    after 20 years of wearing flip up helmets, up to a certain (low) price. yeah i know...finally in a position to get the helmet that ticks most of my boxes, price...sky limit. so, i had a list of the lids that i fancy. twas a big list, until i went to local Schuberth etc shop. 1 min away...
  14. Best road tyres for CRF 1000?

    How to.....
    Any opinions yet for best road only tyres for the CRF 1000? I was thinking of Conti Trail Attack or Road Attack, which worked well on my BMW, but that did not have a 21 inch front wheel.
  15. Afx fx-41 ds

    Helmets
    After using my BMW enduro lid to the maxium amount of usage over years.. I was looking around for a replacement.. after reading many reviews.. settled on the AFX Fx-41 DS was about 170 euro.. got the gold mirrored visor with it.. which was about 30 euro off ebay I use ultimate ear molded ear...
  16. What bike after Transalp?

    Transalp
    Hi! I am a happy owner of a '97 Transalp 600 PD10, with 57k kms on it and of course still going strong. In the next year I am planning to swap it for a newer bike with similar riding characteristics, but I seem to struggle to see what the obvious choice is. - I was first thinking Transalp 700...
  17. Spotted on M8 westbound

    Spotted
    I was coming back along the M8 from Glasgow today about lunchtime and spotted a white zebra-liveried Africa Twin heading in the other direction; it was the same colour scheme as Massive Lee's, and like the one I saw at the Scottish Motorbike Show in 2014. I think it had a big BMW GS for...
  18. Future classic?

    Transalp
    from What makes a good future classic bike? - BLOG -------- mcdparts.co. MCD PART's blog, technical stuff, industry and product news What makes a good future classic bike? Posted on 8:46pm Friday 23rd Dec 2016 By and large there are lots of bikes out there that have the potential to...
  19. The re-emergence of smaller adventure bikes....

    Transalp
    It seems manufacturers are finally waking up to this market. ie what the 600 Transalp has been for years! ---- Versys-X 300: Kawasaki’s New Small and Versatile Overlander  Kawasaki targets small ADV segment with unveiling of the new Versys-X 300. Published on 11.10.2016 There have...
  20. An uncommon common bike CX650

    Other Honda
    Just brought a 1985 CX650 seemingly a quite uncommon version of the CX500 family, only made a few 1000s worldwide for a year or so. Many of those I ride with have BMW r600/750/800 so had to get something different and found this in Cardiff when I was looking for something quite different on the...
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