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  1. RD03 Braced Screen

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone know what screen this guy has in his Youtube vid?
  2. AT RD07 clutch mystery doing my nut!

    Africa Twin
    Firstly- an amusing photo: Despite drilling out the staked part of the clutch retaining nut, I managed to do this to a short length of 20mm round steel bar I'd welded to the dead front sprocket, and braced against the frame. A breaker bar with a short length of scaffold added was sufficient, I...
  3. XR400 Q's about handlebars, Barkbusters, Sprokets, Rear rack.........etc

    Hi there. Well here she is my new XR400, sporting the long range tank that will hopefully make her much more useable on a long trip. However I do have some questions and this place is always so good for such matters. Handlebars.....what size are they? I want to fit a new pair and I'm sure back...
  4. Crf 250 Rally soft luggage rack

    CRF - New Forum!
    Is there anyone local to me, sittingbourne who can make me a rear luggage rack for magadan soft luggage, with a rotopax fuel container on the opposite side of the exhaust and being braced across the rear, it needs to be lightweight neat and tidy. Many thanks
  5. TA Centre Stand

    After selling my second 650 TA last year and replacing it with a Vespa, I've now sold the Vespa bought a GS1150 decided it was too heavy and bought yet another TA. To cut a long story short I've been faced with having to fit a centre stand on the latest Alp. This one has been the easiest by far...
  6. Varadero & the fitting of a Swing Arm Brace.

    I've been thinking about doing this mod for a while, but haven't been too sure if it'll work at all, due to many clearance issues. But since Winter is on it's way..... There's nothing out there for the Varadero :eek:. So there's only one way to find out & since I've just finished & been...
  7. Bahrain Boycott

    Bahrain is braced for three days of protests to coincide with the controversial formula one grand prix as the government and organisers insisted that the event would proceed as planned. According to the The Grauniad. There'll be nooo switching on of the Television to view the Bahrain Formula...
  8. crashed the vigor and bike alarm that phones you up for £12 !

    Dominator / FMX
    S'been a busy week. On Sunday morning I dropped the Vigor on the Limestone way. The front wheel went into a rut and down we went. The casualties were, bent bars, bent rear brake lever, smashed front indicators, smashed front mudgaurd, broken headlamp fairing, pulled muscle in leg, bump on shin...
  9. DIY 'Pooratech' Panniers

    Bodgers Corner
    Hi there I know this has been done before, and I think I saw something on this very site last year when I was working out how to do it - although as I hadn't bought my 'Alp at that time, I wasn't otherwise aware of the excellent forum here. My main mount for the last 8 years has been a Royal...
  10. Crash Protection Advice

    Dominator / FMX
    I plan to start taking the SLR on a few wee off road trails in the Autumn/Winter when I get a bit more time off work. :D I know that I will fall off it a few times, and would quite like some stuff to protect poor Thumper. Here's my thoughts so far, advice please? Bars: Should I get braced...
  11. For Sale: RD07 1997 North East England

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Very reluctant sale of by Africa Twin recently fitted Genuine Honda Centre Stand, Motech Engine Bars, Honda Top Box, Aluminium Braced Brush Guards. Hagon rear Shock, Arrow Exhaust (not too noisy) spare fuel pump with brand new points fitted, good wheels and tyres taxed and tested. 46180...
  12. dommy swinging arm rusting

    Dominator / FMX
    anybody had a rusted swinger,just took mine out to do the bearings and noticed a little rust hole,so after a little tap it was a big hole,and on the other side of the braced part what now new swinger or get it welded mart
  13. Mounting Panniers

    I have a set of excellent ally panniers, made for, and used on the GS for our trip across Argentina. (you can see the bike, panniers, me and bits of the Andes in the last 3 photos here including the bike on it's side :oops:: They were too much for the XR...
  14. Fatbars versus 'normal' bars

    Mechanical Advice
    Just wondering what's to be gained by spending the extra 20 quid (60ish as opposed to 40ish) over the normal braced Renthal bars? Are they as strong or are you just paying for the style?? Cheers David
  15. My Crash :-(

    Africa Twin
    Well had my first crash today, well here the story is: On my way home after a night shift at 7am. Going around a corner 25mph, ish, bloke pulls into my side of the road, in my path, and as its a blind corner could not see him until 30 m or so before. The road was dry, but i panicked and...
  16. Wider rear rack

    Mechanical Advice
    I have been "playing" with my new tent and am a little worried at the stability when carrying a pillion as I have to have the tent and dry bag perched on a 10" wide rack and it just ain't enough! :( I have scoured the farm workshop for odds and ends such as alloy strip/angle, but can't really...
  17. straightening a bent handlebar

    Mechanical Advice
    Any tips for straightening a bent handlebar? This is a friends bike, a CBF500. Steel bars, unbraced. I haven't seen it but apparently it's a minor bend (bike is rideable).