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  1. NX650 project coming together...

    Dominator / FMX
    It's been slow progress on this one. I get totally carried away with cleaning stuff, re-greasing and making it as good as a can.. It's starting to look like a bike now though. Well, kinda !!
  2. Got a blue light this morning

    Welsh Invasion
    Apologies for not partying last night! Got a mega head ache and fell asleep, only to be woken by the zombie clan who finally moved on and left me a little gift under my door??? Any got pulled over early this morning by two lovely girly police ladies looking for love?:thumbright: only to be told...
  3. How to access the rear mudguard behind the cross member on the subframe

    XR
    Afternoon all. That is - how to access the underside of course......top surface is a bit obvious, sorry... I want to fit a larger tool bag to the XR400 and have removed the two bolts holding the original tool bag in place, which also look like they locate/hold the back plastic undertray and...
  4. Local Police Amaze me

    Chatter
    I start work at 0530 so i need to be there a bit before that to get changed etc. Yesterday morning i got into work and was talking to a mate after start up, now before work he went to a local cashpoint before going to work which was about 1/2 of mile from work. The cashpoint was a small branch...
  5. Got a bit carried away

    Chatter
    I've got my hands on an old trials bike and thought that I'd give it a bit of a once over so last night I started to take of a couple off bits to clean,
  6. Sold: 2005 transalp 650

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    selling my 650 transalp due to getting a company car..... its a 2005 V4 in black, bought nearly 2 years ago from Alpslapper with 25,000 miles on it! It now has 71,000 miles and is reasonable tidy Fully serviced with a complete log of every item of work carried out Touratech crash bars...
  7. Honda 650 transalp

    What's it worth?
    thinking of selling my 650 transalp due to getting a company car..... not sure if I'll sell it or keep it, just trying to get a rough idea of value! its a 2005 V4 in black, bought nearly 2 years ago from Alpslapper with 25,000 miles on it! It now has 71,000 miles and is reasonable tidy Fully...
  8. What next Mr. H ?

    Transalp
    Having owned and ridden motorcycles for over 45 years, many of which have carried the Honda marque I find it difficult to understand why Honda have called it time on the Alp and Vara.Having looked through their catalogue I can honestly say that theres not a bike in their range that I really...
  9. Sold: Varadero 2007

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I may be thinking of selling my bike as I have seen something else I want. At this stage, I am only testing the ground to see if there would be any interest from forum members. I bought the bike in 2009 from a Honda dealer where it had been part exchanged by the forum member who had purchased...
  10. Computer Help Please.....

    Chatter
    Two questions really.:confused: 1: My old Dell dimension 5150 XP machine has about had it and will be replaced by a Laptop says the household. It won't be being carried around much so doesn't need to be that portable... Large laptop or all in one? Advice please. 2: For my own personal use I's...
  11. For Sale: 1998 Honda VFR 800Fi For Sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Extremely clean and tidy - near mint condition really - 1998 model of Honda's finest VFR 800Fi in a luverly silver colour for sale. 17171 miles MOT & Tax Oct 2014 F&R tyres only done approx 1600 miles Datatool Alarm fitted - two working fobs The battery was replaced last year and it's had a...
  12. damp in sheds/garages

    Chatter
    howza fellas!. speaking to you guys as the kings of damp, what do you do to reduce damp in your sheds/garages. Some background; I keep my bikes in a garage which is just under street level, but has a big window and reasonably good air circulation. However after seeing some horror stories of...
  13. Tuscany 2013

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I am not very good at many things and writing up a ride report features pretty high on the list but I thought I’d better say a few words….make sure your PC’s are set on WAPENGLISH…. The Tuscan trip started with bad omens…..I discovered a big nail in the rear tyre the evening before we were due...
  14. The Vectra is gone, Long live the Skoda

    Chatter
    Well my trusty Vectra SRI has finally kicked the bucket. After 120 000 miles of hooning around the West Coast roads of Scotland, I've decided to part company with the old girl. Time for a change, so I went and bought this little beauty Picked her up in Newcastle last weekend, absolute...
  15. Wanted: Gilera Nordwest

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi , I am just back fom 420 mile round trip to view a Girela Nordwest , Before deciding to travel , i had several phone chats and I viewed and enlarged pictures from the owner The frame had been repainted , as it turned out upon inspection it was rough with only the visible parts of frame were...
  16. Nearly squashed a Mini today !!!

    Chatter
    On my way to work today I had the misfortune of getting upclose and personel with an upperty Mini driver. Gabalfa roundabout in Cardiff is usually very busy early in the morning and late in the afternoon, and with five exits each having 2 or more lanes it can be a bit of a nightmare. I wanted...
  17. For Sale: For Sale Honda NS400 R

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For sale due to financial circumstances beyond my control is my Honda NS400R Triple two stroke. Bike made by Honda to mark the GP success of Freddie Spencer which is why they are nicknamed the Fast Freddie Declared new in 1986 its on a C plate, it runs rides starts, stops and handles like a...
  18. Knocking noise after engine reassembly (XL650v5)

    Transalp
    Bit of back story. The splines on my output shaft wore down so I took the bike to a mechanic with all the needed parts and gaskets so he could replace it. This required a full engine teardown. He finished the job and when I got the bike back it would make a knocking noise at idle while on the...
  19. For Sale: VA9 Transalp for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda XL700 Transalp VA9 for sale 2010 reg 6mnths tax 9mnths mot 35 k miles on the clock Honda service history up to 28k all reciepts kept for work carried out after loads of extras- power commander 5 (set up correctly on dyno ) Fuel stainless can de-cat pipe K & N air filter std and touring...
  20. Frustrating afternoon

    Chatter
    This morning i painted 1/2 the bedroom then watched Maggies funeral. This afternoon i thought i would fit the grip heaters i bought for the Gasgas. A few weeks back i bought some symtec copies off ebay don't know how good they are yet but the whole package was only £6.00 so if they are no good...
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