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  1. Power outlet (Cigar lighter) fitting

    Varadero
    Where is the best place on the XL 1000 (05) to fit a power outlet? Is there a space already set up?
  2. For Sale: Honda Transalp 700 2010 in excellent condition

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Superb Honda Transalp 700 10 Plate Ready for round the world touring has over £2500 of extras listed below; Tall honda screen Barkbuster hand guards Touratech crash bars CRD (top of the range) alloy engine protector Heated hand grips 12V cigar lighter socket Honda centre stand Genuine...
  3. Portable Oxygen connecting to 2008 transalp, 12v.

    Transalp
    Hi people. I'm hoping to collect my first transalp in a few days. Trying to get an inogen one g2 portable oxygen concentrator to it. The issue is will the 2008 transalp cope with the inogen which has it's own 24 cell internal battery to give me 8 hours of charge away from bike. Device will...
  4. Sold: Bmw r1150gs 2003 evo abs

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    BMW R1150GS 2003 ABS EVO Black 49.5K Miles £4000 ono The BMW has had 3 previous owners, Taxed till 31st March 2013 MOT'd until December 2012 49500 miles, documentation to verify. There is some surface corrosion in the usual places- lower engine bars, rear sub frame and fork leg alloy, The...
  5. Mmmm.... Travel insurance quotes.

    Chatter
    Off on hols for one week in Greece. Quote No.1; DIRECT LINE. Blah blah...only up to 125cc.. Blah blah.....we can't cover you for anything related to your taking blood pressure and cholesterol medication (I can get on a plane with a broken something but not a heart attack!). Didn't wait...
  6. Sold: BMW R1150GS 2003 ABS EVO Black 48K Miles £3250

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    A 2003 R1150GS EVO model with twin spark engine and servo ABS braking SOLD and gone Have decided BMW's are not for me, very effective but not involving like the Scrambler or AT. Great for long distance work but I find it too big for my aged limbs so I have brought another Transalp (XL650V)...
  7. Travel list

    Travel
    Hi, I am leaving Northampton in mid September and riding down to Malaga via France taking about 7 days or so. Its a one way journey. I am travelling alone(hoping to maybe meet some riders along the way) I am compiling a list of things to take. I only have my tank bag(expandable lidl one) a...
  8. For Sale: Garmin 2610 with all the trimmings

    For Sale / Wanted
    You by now should all know what these things are about. Solid state construction and fully waterproof designed for bikes, not to be confused with simple A to B car devices. They work as they should and although the maps are well past their date now they have taken me right through Europe on a...
  9. Accesory socket wiring ?

    Mechanical Advice
    I got a cigar lighter socket to run the charger/power supply for my satnav/gps. . . . I'm guessing the centre is wired to positive and the outer/body wired to negative. Can someone confirm this.? Got an in-line fuse to put in, . . . small amperage fuse for gps i'm guessing, but i may want to...
  10. switched live topic - again

    Africa Twin
    evening wiring gurus i know it has been covered in a number of topics, but now i am just confused! :confused: If i dont want to go down the cigar lighter route, or relay route and i just want to find a switched live to power a Starcom Bluetooth adapter. Where is the easiest place to jump it...
  11. For Sale: Garmin quest with RAM mount, cradle and QPAC wiring For Sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Garmin Quest GPS - can be used in a car or on a motorbike or even just carried in your pocket. Used but in good working condition. Comes with car cradle and wire to plug into cigar lighter socket, RAM bike mount, Garmin Quest bike cradle and QPAC bike wiring. The bike mount, cradle and QPAC...
  12. healthy engine or not

    Transalp
    Bit of a cough just before i switched the ignition off yesterday. today its wet, damp and cold hope i dont have any starting problems. no choke first thing. slightly open for air, ignition. now as i let it tick over i can pour in a bit of additive to wake the engine up. okay so thats me out...
  13. RD07 Power-to-weight Ratio???

    Africa Twin
    Anybody know the exact power to weight ratio of a 1998 RD07?? I'm on a restricted license and Irish law states that bike power must be either less/equal to 25kW OR have a power to weight ratio of 0.16kW/kg or less. I think that works out at 0.212bhp/kg and according to my info an RD07 comes in...
  14. waterproof video camera

    Product Reviews
    Here's a suggestion for people considering filming their biking. I recently bought this Sanyo Xacti C65 waterproof digital video camera. It costs as little as about £150. It uses SD cards, so I fitted an 8gb card. It can be hand held but has a standard tripod mount on the bottom, so I bought...
  15. Pee'd off with Power Socket

    Transalp
    I've been riding around for more than a year on an Aprilia Sportcity scooter. This has a 12v cigar lighter socket rated at 180 watts. I use this to plug in a tyre inflator and keep the tyre pressures correct. I just got a Transalp (new xl650v) and this did not have a socket - so I ordered the...
  16. Spotlights fitted

    Africa Twin
    Well after about 5 hours fiddling about and about 8 blown fuses I have eventually got spotlights fitted. I had to re-route the TomTom Rider and cigar lighter to make room but think it's worth it. Now to find some country lanes to test them out in the dark. I rigged up a switch rather than...
  17. Helmet brake lights/Weather update/Garage Rant.....

    Chatter
    I found these on the net ('Cause I work from home and should be doing better things with my time) and found this which looks quite funky (or as my missus would say, "Another thing to spend your money on") http://www.helmet-brake-light.com/index.php?lang=en or...
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