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  1. Dominator / FMX
    Good evening all, I'm having problems wondering whether the fmx sparkplug should be a short plug as each time I renew the plug it never seems to go in all the way, I clean threads and put plug in until I feel it stop hard and I can see the crush washer still isn't home, it's been like this since...
  2. Chatter
    I found an imperial measurements socket set for sale here in Denmark for £20 Its make is USAG which I have never heard of and its has 21 sockets from 3/8" up to ! 1/4" which is a bargain in this part of Europe that I call home.. While I was talking to the seller I asked if he had any other tools...
  3. XR Technical Specs
    Hi, I have been given a xr 125 field bike no engine number frame number etc. The bike is a basket case and i am slowly getting it back together the engine is electric start not kick start could somebody point me in the direction of a suitable wiring diagram for this bike please. Worth...
  4. Chatter
    Or as my daughter's friend said last night "George Michael, guess that's the Last Christmas then...." As an off the cuff remark, a bloody good 'un.
  5. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Kawasaki 2001 VN800 Drifter 800 cc £2500 SOLD Deposit taken Indian styled cruiser carb model. 12000 km~8000 miles and 2 family owners from new (son 14 years, myself 1). Extras- Large screen Harley crash bars Harley saddlebags (FatBoy) adjustable for solo or dual seat fitting Solo...
  6. Africa Twin
    Just done loads of work on the bike, all successful then went to start it and nada. The other day the rear tyre blew and came off the bead, causing me to fishtail and come off. Apart from the tyre a headlamp smashed. I was bruised but no worse. A car coming on the other direction happened to...
  7. Clothing
    Hi all, As the birthday boy :D Family got together and got me a Dainese D-Explorer jacket :thumb: Having found some pants that fit me (oh, at last) Ive noticed I am slipping all over the shop on my bike seat :( Ive never had fabric gear, always leather so it was never an issue, but really...
  8. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi, Really late notice but I have decided I'm off to the Sammy Miller Museum tomorrow; I will be leaving Colchester about 08.00, at the Dartford crossing just before 9.00, Fleet about 10.00 and at the Museum a little after 11.00. If anyone fancies it I'll see you either on route or at the...
  9. XR
    Hey guys I'm sure I used to be a member here a while ago when I owned my Vara 1L Anyhow I picked up a scrapper for my 12 yo boy to practice on today advertised as a xr125, but soon realised there was no such model in the style or age of our new purchase, so have determined it to be an XLR...
  10. XR
    Hi there I lost my pride and joy in strata last winter and never got round to fixing it as the swingarm bolt is seized. It is in pieces and requires ALOT of attention and new parts etc If anybody is interested I will give as many details as possible and pics etc. It aint pretty but boy it used...
  11. Chatter
    I set out this morning for a day out on my Zephyr 1100,i got to the next village from me and an old lady pulled straight out in front of me,she pulled out so slowly I had to come to a complete halt in the road.On my return journey home doing 60-70 mph on an A road I see a car waiting to pull...
  12. Varadero
    The bl00dy tank I mean:rolleyes: I decided it was time for an air filter change and therefore the tank had to come off(stupid enough design!!). It was about 1/4 full so not too heavy. Undid the various bolts holding the tank on(oh, and the Bagster tank cover(!), and popped the little proppy...
  13. Africa Twin
    Coming home yesterday on the (new to me @T) after a weekend in my caravan, when I switched the lights on as the clouds were getting rather heavy and the light was going down. 'Instant nothing'... Engine just cut out. It was obviously an electrical fault but with very little in the way of tools...
  14. For Sale / Wanted
    This is neckbrace it's only been worn half a dozen times and as i'm not looking to go back to competition riding now i got my boy, it will be his turn soon so it's time to start getting rid of some of the stuff in the garage which is just taking up room. This is the Bionic brace and is size...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    Just got back from my first ride out for this year and boy was it cold but fun:thumbup: Now I have to wash my bike tomorrow to get rid of all the salt but it was worth it for the 100 miles of fun i just had. Looking forward to spring. :D:D:D
  16. Chatter
    I'm 3-4miles inland from mt nearest beach and all morning i have have thunder and lightening on and off. It's black as midnight here at the moment and the winds are horendous. Got to take my boy to hospital in a minute so it will be my car all weekend i think. Just reading the local news website...
  17. Everything Orange - KTM
    Finally caved in and bought a new KTM 1190 Adventure R with all the trimmings: For AT owners the R edition is a very natural purchase, the geometry is very similar as is the weight. Obviously it has a lot more power but in rain mode it is very manageable in the wet. Brakes are amazing as are...
  18. Chatter
    As I was a good boy this year Santa brought me . . . . . Iron Man 3 on Blu ray I Partridge & Worlds End on dvd Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders & Bonkers Britain by Will Jackson Old Guys Rule t shirt & mug with a motorbike on Green Elf t shirt Aussie Shark t shirt & Ned Kelly patch Radio...
  19. Chatter
    Well that was some storm last night, as best i can tell it was a little bit more wind than normal and it rained abit. If all out storms are like that then we do'thave very much to worry about. I know a few guys that work for SEC (electric board) and they are all very dissappointed they were...
  20. Clothing
    the heat shield is missing off my transalp . the bolts snaped in the nuts on the back heat shield as I was takeing of the exaust to repair it . a couple of weeks ago while out rideing with my 9 year old boy we stoped at a tree to collect some conkers ( his mothers idea men out spinning around on...
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