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  1. Italy and the western islands of the Mediterranean Sea

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This is a report of our three week trip this year. It was done on my 1150GS so if the moderators aren't happy about it being posted here they can feel free to delete. :thumbup...
  2. Collapsed wheel bearing take 2

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone in dommieland know the part number of the two smaller wheel wheel bearings on the back wheel. I found the number from the web and its supposed to be 6202 which I ordered from simply bearings ltd and the outside size is 1mm to large. Both bearings were completely destroyed I also need...
  3. Collapsed wheel bearing

    Dominator / FMX
    After removing my rear wheel on my dommie I have just discovered the worst case of bearing neglect I have ever seen in my life,(wasnt me honest!) The bearing has totally dis-integrated and there was only six balls bearings left. The remainder of the ball bearings have destroyed the spacer that...
  4. Yet another flat tracker....

    Dominator / FMX
    I know what your all thinking so I wont bore you with the details.:D Does any of you kind peeps have any pictures of the tank and frame modification for doing a dommie flat tracker. I am taking off my swing arm as the bearings have collapsed during my test ride for running in my new renovated...
  5. Short trip to Hannover

    Dominator / FMX
    I loaded up my dommie for my trip down to my mates pub in Hannover for a birthday knees up. I set of and 80 miles from home and 20 to the German/Danish border there came a horrible crunching sound from my rear end.(not my breakfast). The swing arm bearing collapsed and the back end was all over...
  6. My Tall Rider Modifications to my 650 TA: Raise handlebars by 200mm and seat 100mm

    Transalp
    Here’s some photos of my 650 Transalp before I made any serious changes to it. Bog Stock 2003 Australia model. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f216/stinkwheel/transalpphotosfromphone018.jpg http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc210/chrisyabass/Transalp 20010-...
  7. Africa Twin rear axle - help please!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, New around here so nice to meet you all. I have an RD04 @ that I mainly use off road. The sprocket carrier bearing collapsed and has damaged the rear axle... Does anyone have a spare axle?? Please... pretty please...? I will pay money... or beer... I am in Surrey so can collect...
  8. First Aid

    Chatter
    On sat at work (Asda) i had a first aid call, a man had collapsed just beside me, think it was a heart attack, i was first on the scene, he went blue, no pulse, called for an ambulance, me and my first aider did CPR on him until the paramedics came, when they came i stept back, then BANG the...
  9. Side Stand needed

    Varadero
    Help please. Side stand collapsed, fortunately while in workshop. Need a replacement ASAP. Do I remember someone on here breaking a vara?
  10. Should you be going to Ullapool next week....

    Jokes
    The Road to Inverness One misty Scottish morning an Englishman is driving through the hills to Inverness. Suddenly out of the mist, a massive red-haired highlander steps into the middle of the road. The man is at least six feet four. He has a huge red beard and, despite the wind, mist, and...
  11. Heading for Croatia

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well D day arrived, 28/06/12, Hudders rode down to my housein Leicestershire in torrential rain……fortunately for me the sun came out bythe time we were ready to continue on down to Harwich and the ferry to the Hookof Holland. After a few beers and a bite to eat we were back to thecabin for a...
  12. RD04 Clutch

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Been mainly perving on the site, but now need some advice on my 04's clutch. Just to introduce myself, I live and work in Tanzania, and have been here for more than ten years. There are quite a few AT's in town, very popular amongst the local Indo/Asians, and some very nice models too...
  13. Sounds familiar!!!!!...read till the bottom

    Chatter
    If you wanted to understand how it happened, read on…. Stavros is the proprietor of a bar in Greece. He realises that virtually all of his customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronise his bar. To solve this problem, he comes up with new marketing plan...
  14. Speedo's died - what bits should I order?

    Africa Twin
    Went out for a ride last night and noticed half-way through that the speedo was reading 0mph when I wasn't doing 0mph. Quick look through the forum suggests that it's probably the white plastic gear wheel in the front hub end of the speedo that's collapsed. Seeing as I want to order the bits now...
  15. Monolever or paralever

    BMW
    I thought I'd PM Thunder on this, but I'll throw it out there as Kjell might be listening;) I'm saving for a 100GS; possibly an 80GS. It's going to be at least a year if I sell the Transalp, or a decade if not:rolleyes: Right, regarding maintenance, which is preferable, mono or para? My reason...
  16. Battery low charge after 2 hour ride - no fault found!!!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, The other day I went from Salisbury to Gatwick, a 2 hour ride. On arrival I parked up, switched off the engine and then a couple of minutes later tried to start it, but the battery was virtually dead; I had an electrical circuit but no enough volts to turn the engine over. I have a 12DC...
  17. Humbling day today

    Chatter
    Thanks to all those sending me birthday wishes today. Ok so I have had a couple of shandy's and I am not yet at the point of hugging everything and telling them they are my best friend and I live them but.... Today was a bit of a humbling day. I work as an optician and I spend some of my time...
  18. I is bad . . . .

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I is very, very bad. Why? Read on. Seeing as Lowflyer couldn't make it to Galloway earlier this year and Raymo, whilst actually making it to Galloway never actually rode in the forests there, I thought it would be nice to get them together and take a wander on the dirty side of XRV'ing...
  19. Near Death Experience

    Chatter
    Sitting in my office 30 minutes ago, sorting TLD stuff amongst other things, heard a cracking noice from above, looked up and the crack in the ceiling we noticed last week had got considerably bigger. Got up out of my chair and two seconds later the ceiling collapsed. My work station is now...
  20. Peak District Trails Sunday 10th Oct

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thanks to Al (Tendays) for meeting up with me for a blast through some trails in the Peak District, made a nice change than doing my normal routes through North Wales. This was mine and Al's first time in the Peak District (on motorbikes). Leaving mine in Runcorn at 07:40, I was wearing my new...
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