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  1. Transalp XL 700 2012 Chain and Sprockets

    Has anyone recently bought a chain and sprocket set that they were happy with, if so from where?? I see they range a lot in price - from £60 for a Chinese special to £150+ If there any 'don't touch' - please let me know. Thanks
  2. RD03 Headlight Upgrade

    Africa Twin
    My 89 has RD04 H4 headlights in it. I'm thinking of changing out the bulbs for LED bulbs like these - I've read threads where people have used the cheap Chinese LED bulbs without problems. Anyone running them on...
  3. Radial m/c for RD07A

    Africa Twin
    Managed to source some KTM 950/990 front Brembo calipers with brake lines So thinking of a better m/c. Know that a 2003 CBR600RR one fits but has anyone fitted a radial one? See that on the evil bay you can get generic 7/8" bar Chinese brake and clutch radials but wondered if anyone has fitted...
  4. Chinese Bike with XR400 Clone - Shifting issues

    Hi all, I am getting a bit nervous. Seems I have a gearbox issue. Fail to shift in 2nd --> always goes to neutral. The bike is called Shinereay X5. Its an XR400 Motor Clone. What I checked to far: - clutch is good, disengaging properly - shift star is good (can shift through all gears...
  5. Need a new CDI box.

    The new CDI box I ordered arrived. It does not work. :rolleyes: As soon as I told the seller they refunded straight away. Makes me think this was a cheap Chinese unit. So I still need to get a new CDI box. Anyone in Europe recommend a supplier in Europe that does not sell Chinese "copies" My...
  6. For Sale: used mosfet fh012ab & connector blocks. £54 inc postage.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Shall be going on fleabay shortly, but offering to you folk first. I've swapped it with mine & leaving it on for a week to be sure all is good (voltmeter fitted to bike) Suitable for all AT models. Taken from a running bike that didn't take kindly to ice :(. It is NOT a Chinese copy, though i do...
  7. Homemade Stainless Exhaust Sytem

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm having a go at putting together a stainless system - first I got a couple of small tail pipes (for some chinese 125 I think) and then sourced some 1.5" & 2" s/s pipe, 45deg bends and reducers. It looks like it will all fit ok, got to get a couple of spacers turned for the silencer hangers to...
  8. anyone heard of these bikes?

    a friend in the philippines has placed an order for one of these Adventure Motorcycle - CSC's RX-3 Cyclone Receives EPA Approval he rides a multi-strada and he reckons quality of the engineering on it is not that bad compared to his duke although the plastics and accessories are a bit, well...
  9. That advert from our Chinese sponsors explained...

    The banner ad has been appearing in IE for me, both at work and at home, for weeks now and I simply HAD to know what they were selling... ;) Google Translate comes up with something like: "Run Suo Yu & T. & T. Rui Rui Tougai tumultuous melancholy luster of gems  Min Shan Shui Dong Su Jiemei...
  10. What tools do you use?

    Dominator / FMX
    I want to buy my teenage son a tool kit for christmas. I have already got him a Bahco 30 piece socket set and I was wondering what spanners to buy him. I dont want to buy cheap nasty chinese rubbish and would appreciate a few suggestions from the experts on this site as to what makes to go for...
  11. For Sale: used mosfet fh012ab & connector blocks.

    For Sale / Wanted
    came off a running bike until a young lady wanted a triumph parked in her drivers door. Bike was running fine, i can temp swap with mine on the AT's to show output figures. I'd have it myself, but both twins are mosfeted & i have a cheap chinese copy for emergencies, though i've only heard of 1...
  12. eBay brake discs

    Mechanical Advice
    Anyone tried those cheap brake discs you can get these days? Nasty rubbish or worth a punt? Comments from people who actually know please, count the Chinese parts on your jap, beemer or triumph bikes before coming out with "its Chinese so it must be crap"
  13. Chinese TOURANCES................any good??

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Seems all the original spec Tourances are now made in China & not the Fatherland Are they ok, grip wise in the dry & more importantly the wet :) Jap Dunlops from yesteryear put the fear of god on me, still after 30 years Are the China Tourances ok ??? Let's have your views :)
  14. Honley RX3 250 cc adventure bike

    Other Bikes
    just seen one of these today , albeit a protoytpe, but there are some on the way , it is a aimed at the A2 licence class rider, and you get a 250 cc adventure bike fully kitted out for £3700 , ok it is Chinese but the quality does look to have improved somewhat from the CG125 replicas made from...
  15. Lowering foot pegs on an NX650

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm trying desperately to lower the footpegs on my 1995 RD08 NX650 Dominator. I feel like my knees are under my teeth! ;) The closest thing I've found are Chinese XR650 fotpegs. Can anyone tell me if they will bolt in place of the stock pegs? They look like the pegs wil be lowered by a couple...
  16. Battery: Yuasa vs Dynavolt

    Need to replace batt. on 650 Transalp. It has a Yuasa YTZ12S (gel filled batt.) Original replacement part from Honda is 135 euro but found Dynavolt MG12ZS (also gel filled) for 70 euro. Anyone heard of Dynavolt brand? Are they reliable or just another Chinese imitation? Thanks in advance for...
  17. Refusing to move

    Chinese couple refuse to move house so road gets built round them: Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian
  18. Just ordered one of these

    I couldn't resist ordering one of these... Chinese hospitals introduce hands-free automatic 'sperm extractor' for donors (that even play videos to 'help') | Mail Online
  19. bonkers

    this has to be seen to be believed. basejumping in china. Chinese Scenes watch how close they get to the rocks when they fly though the V.
  20. Setting a Mikuni VM22 carb

    Mechanical Advice
    The lads little Chinese 125 starts on the button every time but when on choke the revs rise and fall ranging between 4000 revs and almost dying (occasionally doing so) in 2-4 second intervals. He has got into the habit of hitting the button and riding of as it pretty much wont idle till warmed...