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  1. Found the bestes cleaning cloth ever for my little tank...

    BMW
    Who ever said Honda does inferior stuff??? The branded cleaning cloth are ace :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10::toothy10: sorry could not resist:toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1::toothy1:
  2. Soda blasting

    Tools
    After many useful posts on this excellent forum, I had a go at blasting with soda. I came to the conclusion that in order to the old beemer back to any sort of order would require me to spend endless hours with wire discs, emery cloth etc. But chapeeeeeezzz, this soda blasting is really the...
  3. Kevlar carbon case and disc guards

    Africa Twin
    We've had a set of these manufactured for a customer, and he is very pleased with them, so I thought I'd post some pictures to see if there is any interest in having a batch made? I had 2 sets made, so I could trial a set - and I've got to say, I'm very impressed with the quality - better than...
  4. Fork oil measuring tip (installing Intiminators)

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads, Thought I'd share a little idea I stumbled upon yesterday, when installing the Intiminators. Surely someone MUST have done this before and it's probably completely common knowledge, printed on some of the very first page of the big Change Fork Oil manual, but here goes anyway ... just...
  5. fork legs

    Transalp
    hello all, Just bought an 08 alp that has been standing for a while, unused. I notice some light rust and slight pitting on the forks, I have used some engine oil on a light cloth and the bulk has come off. There are a few tiny specs that remain. Has anyone any ideas on how to remove them...
  6. For Sale: Shimano Beastmaster BX Travel Spin Rod

    For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale: New and not used Shimano Beastmaster BX Travel HEAVY Spinning Rod 9' or 10' (2.70/3.00M). I bought this last month as gift and the little %$£ no longer wants it. It still has the protective shrink wrap on the rod handle & is packed very neatly in a cloth bag and a robust zip up travel...
  7. Scottoiler Cleaner

    Product Reviews
    Scottoiler FST 52 Cleaner/Degreaser Tried this FST52 when I bought it in a Bike Care kit and I reckon its way better than Mucoff which ive been using for years. It's usual spray on, leave, agitate stubborn dirt and rinse product. Differences: Foams into a soap when added to water, used on...
  8. Painting the tank process????

    Africa Twin
    If I wanted to repaint my tank, what would I need/have to do? I am guessing that I would need to rub it down with emery cloth, but would it need to be to bare metal? I do have some rust on the tank (RD04) so I would expect to have to get that right off and then fill/sand. What primer should I...
  9. Transalp laid up for 13 years - what to do?

    Transalp
    I bought a new XL600V in 1997 but my job changed and I had to store it almost immediately. I didn't know I was storing it for that long - I thought just a few months - so I didn't do anything special to it when stored except put it in a cool, dry garage under a dust cloth. I've just got it...
  10. The first step to Carbon Fibre

    Bodgers Corner
    Well, I decided to fabricate some Carbon Fiber parts for my RD07 and started to read/watch/ear/eat/sleep every kind of information I could get on the subject. £200 (in supplies) later, I started to make the mold for my first attempt. Although the pics make it look quite simple, ther is a lot...
  11. french caravanist

    Chatter
    Stopped between Amiens and Rouen on Saturday night in a rest area, woke up sunday morning brewed a cup of tea and this turned up he spent most of his time polishing the caravan windows, she went to the toilet, he spent about 15 mins polishing the caravan with a cloth before dissapearing again ,
  12. Brake Help Please.

    Africa Twin
    Hi Chap's I needed new pads on my front brakes. Not knowing much about what i was doing, i opened the master cylinder cover, took off the calipers and pushed back the pistons. Put in the new pads, and they worked !! BUT, they were stuck on, and the wheel could hardly turn.... so... I took them...
  13. Hello, here are some rookie questions.

    Transalp
    Hello, very new here but loving the site! Just got back home from my first MC trip, got my bike license early june and then a day after I got it went on a 7 week tour of Europe. Would have gone on for longer if it wasn't for retarded spanish doctors, enough said, I'm gonna do a write up about...
  14. Cleaning up Your Plastics

    Africa Twin
    This is probably not new to any of you, but I thoght I would post it in case anyone wants a quick and easy way to get the horrible little black scartches etc out of there plastics. Especially good for the white fron Fork legs and handguards etc.. White spirit on a cloth and simply wipe it...
  15. For Sale: Frank Thomas Ladies Gear

    For Sale / Wanted
    This is the jacket The size is a Ladies small. And the trousers............ Also in a ladies small. Both the jacket and trousers were bought from Infinity and were £99.99 for the jacket and £79.99 for the trousers. They both come with armour and are in my mind immaculate ( I would not...
  16. Winter Commuting

    Riding
    Been riding almost a year now, but started commuting about 25m each way in November, mixed town, A road and Mways, so wondering if any tips on keeping good visibility and warmer extremities. Already tried:- Pinlock - works fine with almost no internal misting I wear yellow tinted sun glasses...
  17. how to repack an endcan?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi I have just pulled my Arrow end can to pieces as the rattling of the rivets was driving me insane. I also thought i would take the opportunity to repack the can with some new silencing material. So i popped to my local Arrow exhaust dealer and purchased some genuine Arrow sound packing...
  18. Tesco/helmet interface

    Chatter
    Stopped at tesco's for a bit of shopping on the way home as normal. Opened flip-up lid keeping it on, as normal. Except today a security guard felt the need to pull me out of the queue and tell me to remove my helmet. I was about 2 from the cashier so I told him I'd remove it when he went to...
  19. 700 screen

    Transalp
    I've always got on really well with the standard 700 screen. A problem has started though - flies. The screen deflects them right into the visor just above eye level. I carry around a cloth and spray all the time now. It just needs an extra little deflector - only a couple of centimetres or so...
  20. Why K&N Filters are [email protected]

    Mechanical Advice
    My K&N Filter is [email protected] Though I'd try a K&N airfilter in my TA as they flow air better than the stock paper one. When looking at it, I was horrified how course the weave was on the cotton cloth, the t-shirt I'm wearing would offer better filtration. You can see the 'holes' in the weave in...
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