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  1. Dominator / FMX
    My nx650 RD02 (1989) is in need of a new shock. The current shock is an old Hagon that is at least 20 years old fitted by the previous owner and I doubt very much it is serviceable by the look of it. Im on a tight budget (meaning I don’t want to spend a fortune) but need to replace it...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Just tried to post and lost the thread, here goes the second attempt. Have some good parts to go on Can this be cleaned up in the frame? I really want to keep the engine in the frame. Go gentle on me. I'm no expert, basic tools, small space to work in and a tight budget...
  3. Mechanical Advice
    Electrical charging issue - Help needed by novice in Guildford Earlier this week, my nephew Sam purchased from a guy in West Midlands, what was my old Transalp 650 but after checking it over and it flying through the MOT, the bike stopped on the M1 on the way back to London from Shropshire...
  4. Travel
    Hi guys, Entire April this year I'll be touring Morocco on my AT. To save time I'm putting my bike in a van & drive and park it southern Spain. Ofcourse as always everything's on a budget. I'll be taking the ferry from Algericas. You can park your car in the port at £ 40 per 7 days. Meaning...
  5. Africa Twin
    I'm doing a RTW trip and want to put a 47T rear & (16T OEM front) but as the set up I have is in good condition and I'm on a budget I would only do this if I can sell my current chain & sprockets. The chain & sprocket I have on my RD03 is the standard set up, 16T & 49T. The brand is not Honda...
  6. Africa Twin
    Evening people! I am completing the final stages to film of a trip to Western Sahara...on a budget & it features a newly qualified 22yr old on an Africa Twin (restricted lisence) Here's the trailer- I hope you enjoy it...please do comment & share. They will be posted here as released ( like...
  7. Africa Twin
    I have a Transalp 700 year 2012 model which I hardly use. The bike I use mostly is my Africa Twin RD 07 year 1994. (AT owners will know why!) Since the rear shock of the AT is sagging a bit, and buying a new shock is beyond my budget right now, I was wondering if I can swap the two shocks. They...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys im new to the forum my nme is Seb and I have recently bought a dominator to turn it into a custom scrambler I will try to post as many pictures as i can but sometimes i get too carried away and forget to take them :) here is a pic of the original bike how it started off its a 92 dommie...
  9. Chatter
    My 17 yr old son is heading off to technical college next week to go and study for 4 years to be a bike mechanic. I have already bought him his first bike for when he takes his test in July when he turns 18...DT125 YPVS He has told me that he is allowed to take a project bike into school to work...
  10. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    After having years of XTs and Transalp/dominator, I need another one , after a slight departure down the Hornet and Buell X1 dark side. Still got the Buell (ignore the Tenere bit, that went two years ago to David Lambeth) but its abroad. Soooooo I am on the look for an honest trailie, not...
  11. Africa Twin
    My RD04 was pinched a while back. I got it back via the police which was a miracle. The right pillion peg was snapped off, hopefull when the theives broke arms crashing. I have just found myself a lovely pillion passenger, RD04 rear pegs are unavailable SH and I am ona tignh budget. So decided...
  12. Chatter
    I am looking to build a bike for my son. We just sold this because jnr only rode it 3 times in five months and I didnt want to leave it outside for the winter as it probably would have died of hypothermia. I was thinking of a Yamaha XS 400 or a XBR500 because he wants one of those hipster...
  13. Dominator / FMX
    Heres how the Scouse B,stard looks now. Just a few bits n bobs to do then wire it up. I am going to put an old classic mudguard on the front like Nicks got on his. Its been fun to build but on a budget it takes way too long. I cant wait to start it up and go scare the local wildlife.:thumbup:
  14. Africa Twin
    I'm canvassing views and experience of stainless fittings, bolts, clips etc vs plated ones. Some of the ATs bolts are completely corrosion free indicating stainless or great plating/passivating or what have you. Others haven't fared so well. Come rebuild time I want every fastener to have the...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went camping in Lappland this weekend and testet my new budget action camera, a SJCam M10 Wifi. The video turned out quite well, with lots of crazy weather, cool sceneries, and various animal encounters. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smv6sSBWEX4 Here's the complete route...
  16. Other Bikes
    Charlie is hoping to do his A2 bike training and test shortly after passing his Theory last week. Now come the fun part, choosing the Bike... I am happy for him to bimble about on my NX400 for a while, but at 30hp, it's not going to set the roads alight (possibly a good thing!) and if I can get...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi All Does anyone have a complete seat for a 2001 XL1000 Varadero ?? either standard or aftermarket...... on a budget so a bit limited Thanks
  18. Chatter
    I am thinking of finding a 1980s XL500R to replace my knackered daily ride. I have seen a few nice bikes for sale in Germany and a Paris Dakar version which was just outside my budget. Is there anything I should look for when I am looking for one? If you have owned one of these ,please share...
  19. Clothing
    I have a budget of around £100 for some winter gloves, what can anybody recccomend. I need them by 8.00am tomorrow. If that is not manageable I'll have to wait. but I do need some.
  20. Africa Twin
    i'm looking at replacing my rear shock after xmas, mine has 94,000kms on it and when its on the sidestand you can, with one finger, make the bike go up and down about 4 or 5 inches! i'd love a nitron one from rugged roads but the budget won't stretch that far:( my searches and a mate pointed me...
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