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  1. Travel
    There’s a new book that’ll be of interest to anyone heading north of the border. It does seem to be very comprehensive, well written and informative. There’s loads of background information, not just route directions. JG even suggests appropriate reading material and soundtracks to accompany...
  2. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Mint condition with only 21 K. 8 months MOT. Centre stand, side stand. New front calipers with pads, new back pads, fully serviced with Fuchs oil, 2 keys. only 2 owners from new including me. New battery. New tyres that have done only 300 miles. Many items have been shot blasted, zinced and...
  3. Bodgers Corner
    My AT's on it's third headlight fairing (or 'nose cowling' as the parts book calls it). The first two developed bad cracks around the holes into which the side fairing panels connect. I've kept the old fairings with an eye to trying to repair them and have now, after many years, got a plastic...
  4. Africa Twin
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  5. Chatter
    Autumn greetings from Viking land. I am thinking about having a go at wheel building and know absolutely nothing about what I am letting myself in for. I will be needing something else to do now that my engine re-build is nearing completion. My project has got a 16x5 inch rear wheel that I am...
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD As titled - price - £2750 mileage approx. - 55600 12 mot certificates - current one til 02/02/18 - no advisories in my ownership V5 present in my name - owned since 17/03/12 Supplied new by Lloyd Cooper of Hemel Hempstead (warranty/service book present) and has original dealer plates...
  7. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  8. Transalp
    Hi All, My TA is just approaching 20,000 miles and the service book is a bit sketchy. Its a 04 plate, 650. I got it with 18,000 miles on it almost a year ago and I'm guessing its time to get the spanners out. The oil is still cleanish, but I think ill change it anyway, and I had a look at the...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hello. Any one have advice on trail riding in Wales. I have a few spare days in late August and would like to put my xr in my van and head off. I don't want to book a guide as I really am of the gentle pace and have heard story's of guides and groups going flat out. Just want to know my way...
  10. XL
    i have bought a xl185s 1980 but am unsure if it has the correct carb on it, some of the fittings dont match the ones in my book? where do i find the part number or how do i tell if it is the correct one?
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi all. I'm in the market for a cheap RD07 frame. The only conditions are that it must be 100% straight, have a log book and not be written off. Thanks. _____________________________________________ Find me on Facebook: MotoTed & MotoRevive.
  12. Great Roads/Routes
    I brought a book from a charity shop -The Southwest Highway Atlas for 1675 by Paul White. He had gone through the routes in the south west of England shown in JOHN OGILBY'S BRITANNIA, 1675 and attempted to relate them to current roads/tracks/paths. Googleing -ogilby britannia atlas- brings up a...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    I just found a Haynes workshop manual for the 78 to 84 Honda XL/XR 250 and 500 while I was mooching around on my book shelf.:cheers: You can have it for free if you want it as long as you send me 500 teabags to Denmark which cost about a fiver and another fiver postage. Its in great condition...
  14. Chatter
    Christmas greetings from Denmark. My son has just finished a contract where he was sent to a motorbike workshop on a work experience type of deal paid for by the Danish government as part of his education as a motorbike mechanic. He starts back at technical college in january for some book...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    Very reluctant sale of my absolutely mint and umarked condition 1994 AT for sale. In original condition. I have added alloy choke guides( i still have the originals). Everything else as new. She has only 9500 miles on the clock. Must be the most original and immaculate AT in the country. I...
  16. XR
    Hi all, I have just acquired a 1984 350, its running but I need the following: Blue fork gaiters, replacement seat cover in blue, yellow race # backgrounds and maybe a headlight. Also a PDF workshop manual, and parts book. Could anyone help with useful links and info? Many thanks Ian...
  17. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, took battery off bike yesterday for 20 mimuted to fit optimate lead, my digi trip master when but back on clock was flashing, so put the time right but the trip on left now skows KM at the bottom loked in hand book tells you how the clock works anf the 2-3 trips but does not mention...
  18. Insurance
    This is meant to be a cautionary tale, rather than a winge. I've just sold my Transalp (and will be without a bike), and as the law requires you to tell your insurer when you do this - I did. Next time I won't. So I rang them and told them. There's a little over 3 months left to run, which is...
  19. XL
    I am reassembling a 1975 tl250 and the holes for dowels that retain the crank bearings are different on each side. the cam drive side is much smaller than the clutch side. the standard dowel fits the clutch side but not the cam drive side the parts book shows both the same part number The...
  20. Transalp
    So after 23,000 or so miles since the last chain / sprocket change , time to be changed again. Honda front sprocket , is a bit worse for wear . Changing for another OE part. Rear sprocket gets AFAM treatment and chain is AfAM also . Work has stopped as I need to clean all the Oily...
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