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  1. 700 TA

    Transalp
    Hi, Got a 2008 700 TA in december, stuck it in the garage - the Mrs has then filled the garage with crap so I can't get in from the garden and the youngest's car has broken down in front so I can't get in the front, hence the possibly silly question. Want to get a paddock stand for it (cheaper...
  2. Helping out a fellow biker

    Transalp
    Hi All....I am a bit of an older than average biker'ish bloke...Helped out a 17 year old broken down in today's dodgy wet weather...Anyway..short version...Do any of you guy's know about or also carry old fashion re-wireable fuse wire ? ? HE DIDN'T or does anyone carry a flattened long life...
  3. Skye - Roads & Bogs

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As Galloway was put back to August due to the seasonal weather, the Inversnekien plotted up an island jaunt from Skye to Lewis to the Uists . . . . that changed quite rapidly due to broken down ferries to a weekend on Skye, with some mud & peat thrown in if we were good. I met up with Africajim...
  4. The biker test

    Chatter
    The Biker test.. Midnight bugs taste best. Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN holdeverything you need. NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench. Never try to race an old Geezer, he may have one more gear than you. Home is where your bike sits still long...
  5. What to do with it???

    Transalp
    Hi Peeps, looking for some advice on what to do with my Free find, its a 1991 XL600V-M Transalp thats been stood outside for around 3 years and before that looks like it took a skid sideways down the road as some panels are missing and someone did a bodge job to keep her on the road Im just...
  6. Breakdown question

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, the @ has just broken down and when I try to bump start there is nothing coming from the engine. An I correct in thinking there is no compression and if so what do you think has happened?
  7. RTTW 2012 (Ride to the Wall)

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today, I participated & rode with the Royal British Legion Riders Branch, RTTW (Ride to the Wall) at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, this was to commemorate fallen servicemen & women. Now in it's 5th year, this annual ride brings motorcyclists from near & far...
  8. DRZ400 2005 model...will a 2004 model rear shock fit..URGENT!!! Friend stuck in Iran

    Suzuki
    As per title...firend of ours broken down in Iran and visa running out!!
  9. afriZest: Solo tour to Cape Town rookie needs tutors to teach him everything.

    Travel
    I want to do a solo trip from London to Cape Town (home) in 2013/14 on my Africa Twin. Problem is that I know next to nothing about motorcycle mechanics and are also a novice rider. So the idea is as follows: I'll be starting a blog (Afrizest) about my adventure soon. I want to document my...
  10. Help! AT down in france!

    Africa Twin
    All, my at has broken down near toulose on way to monaco. Now waiting for mechanic to come out on monday. Problem started with cough and splutter, then engine cuts out, wait 1min and it restarts, goes 10 miles, or less, coughs again and dies. Have cleared fuel lind to filter, any further beyond...
  11. Fuel Pump

    BMW
    Well the diagnosis on my 1150GS is that the fuel pump has broken. Now, whoever could think of putting the fuel pump inside the petrol tank, thus making a replacement really expensive. However, once again, thanks to Motorworks who are supplying a second hand one. In fact they are sending a...
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