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  1. Dragged out...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Insured, taxed and dragged out of my brothers pigeon loft where it's been resting since early September last year (shocking, I know...) after a 24hr charge, dust the bloom of, kick the tyres, prime the carb & she started first prod. Yay, great to be back out on an Alp [emoji41] Sent from my...
  2. ULEZ Question....

    Transalp
    Has anyone successfully got TFL to exempt their bikes from the new ULEZ charge? In Dec TFL said my XL650 was exempt from the charge and their "database would be updated to reflect this". So....The ULEZ charge starts in just 3 weeks and their database still shows my bike as being liable for...
  3. MOT history check

    Africa Twin
    While checking when things run out on the bikes and cars i noticed you can check the history of the MOT's back as far as 2006 and found in 2008 (before i owned it) my RD07 failed due to the headlight aim too low how petty is that, the place i take mine to would have adjusted that free of charge...
  4. Gps on a xr with no battery.

    Accessories
    Hi guys. My xr250 is set up for expedition use. It doesn't use a battery. I'm looking into satnav gps options. The problem being I can't power anything from the bike. I have a small garmin bike unit which will last around 6 hours then need 8 hour charge. Not ideal was thinking of a solar unit...
  5. Fehling crashbars

    Chatter
    I needed a bracket for these engine protection bars(Africa Twin) the one I had was damaged and I couldn't get it to fit so I sent an email to the Fehling in Germany, 4 days later one was delivered free of charge. I have to say I'm really pleased and I thought it might help people know they are...
  6. 55 Watt fog lights

    Varadero
    Hello Friends anyone installed 55 Watt fog lights on the dero ? 2004+ ? i feel but didnt really check that this might be too much on the generated power and could result on battery not receiving enough charge..just guess didn't check for figures any experience with that ? thanks
  7. Battery dead after being stood for a while

    Transalp
    94 Translap Had her stood for a couple of months while I slowly worked my way through a service - valves etc Battery was putting out 4v yesterday . . .. Haven't been able to charge the battery yet but did get enough in it to get her up to 10 or so volts - at this voltage you could hear the...
  8. Time for lift off.

    Dominator / FMX
    This is now on the terrace. There is fuel in the tank but the battery only lasted about a minute but at least we got a backfire. The battery is now on charge. Do I need to alter the standard carb settings after putting bigger jets in for the free flowing carb It started after a bit of faffing...
  9. Electrical Fault.

    How to.....
    Hi, I have a electrical fault on my RD07 AT. the battery keeps going flat. It's fine when I ride the bike frequently but if not it appears ok then all of a sudden after a couple of days it drops the charge and goes flat. I have been leaving it on the optimisor/charger for the winter but...
  10. Non-starter...

    Africa Twin
    Eh, Saturday evening treat, with an intermittent click, and a desultory quarter turn on the starter motor :rolleyes: I pulled the Motobatt, which was showing a healthy 12v and change, and put it on the Optimate, about an hour to a full charge and the same thing... I'm sort of hoping the relay...
  11. Tom Tom Rider Wiring

    Varadero
    With me being totally electrically illiterate (with bikes at least I'm afraid) could anybody Please explain in the most simplest of terms, how to wire my Tom Tom into the system so it is able to charge whilst the ignition is on and not when the ignition is off, many thanks in advance, feel a...
  12. voltage indicator

    Accessories
    with the supposed fragility of honda reg/rec i thought i'd try one of these from ebay. under 4 quid delivered. i wish i had bought 2. it should warn me if the battery should play up or the reg/rec over charge or under charge.
  13. Hollywood classic ?

    Chatter
    Just thought I would share something non bike related. My son is at college and doing some media type stuff with a load of other kids. Him and six class mates were given a class project to make a small film. My son is in charge of the sound effect department . Take a look and let me know what...
  14. Battery question...

    Varadero
    I'll be picking my Vara up from store in a few weeks but have the slight problem that the battery will very likely be flat...For various reasons I couldn't take it out when I parked it up and there's no leccy supply there. Sooo, one of the options is that I buy a battery, get it shipped to my...
  15. HID bulbs making trip computer restart

    Chatter
    Hi all I have a problem all of a sudden whenever I ride in town and switch on my headlights my trip computer completely looses all power and the restarts. As soon as the AT has been running a few kms nothing happens to the trip computer when I switch on the lights. I thought that the HID...
  16. well the AT wont go

    Africa Twin
    The at wouldn't go yester day so being a bit chilly -2c I put the battery on charge. no it wasn't the battery. so checked the connectors.no not them. then the wiring no that was not it then the starter selonode no that's clicking away so out came the starter(after the exaust&bellypan came off)...
  17. If you ride in London, read this...

    Transalp
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/ultra-low-emission-zone?intcmp=22947 £12.50 daily charge for all 600 and 650 transalps, from 2020.
  18. Generator coil DEAD

    Africa Twin
    Very sad day.... my buke wont charge and after doing a couple of tests I found that the generator coil is dead.... here is a pic so I need a new one. any suggestions on where I can find one.... and should I get the rectifer as well just to confirm? Also please advise on how to check...
  19. aQuote Bike

    Insurance
    Bought insurance on my 125 when I passed my CBT about 3 months ago - £64. Passed Mod 2, got a Transalp, sold the 125. Wrote to aQuote saying I'd sold the bike. They wrote back asking me for £39. Refund of £26 but a cancellation charge of £65. Demand had barely hit the doormat when I get...
  20. battery problem - flat in 2 days

    Transalp
    the battery was flat 2 days ago, left it on an overnight charge, just went to try it out and flat as a pancake. i changed the battery 4 months ago so its new. can anyone help with suggestions as to what the cause may be. i have added extra driving lights and a USb socket but i cant imagine it...
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