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  1. Transalp
    Ok guys tiny moan with my xl600v seating position. May just be me but when in the saddle I feel that I have to keep shuffling back up the seat. Also the slight forward sliding puts pressure on my old thumbs. I know I'm a wuss. Now my question is are there any after market seats with slight...
  2. Transalp
    PHOTOS NOW PROPERLY UPLOADED :) I have finally fitted the Fuzeblock 6 way fuse box. With the seat off there is an obvious spot to locate the Fuzeblock but the lug that locates the front of the seat passes over and close to the centre of the space. After some trial and error a location slightly...
  3. Transalp
    i'm thinking of replacing my TA 600 and Tiger 955i with just one "do it all bike", and though I'd ask here on everyone's opinion 75% of my riding is in/around London, so it must to be manageable in heavy traffic it needs to be able to sit comfortably at 70-80 mph on the motorway/A-roads no...
  4. Transalp
    Hi everyone, I couldn't find any answer, because in all topics I found everyone asked about larger front or/and smaller rear sprockets in order to get more speed and (questionably) more fuel economy. I travel practically always with my wife on the back seat and the second thing is that we do...
  5. Chatter
    Girlfriend is entirely, comfortably, happy with pillioning about on the 650 Transalp … … that we’ve done a few laps of Sicily upon. But, Transalp 650, two-up with luggage, will take its own sweet time on the tedious motorways, autoroutes … … and autostradas between the interesting...
  6. Buell / Harley Davidson
    Hiya, joined this forum about 6 months ago when I bought a 1987 600 Transalp. Mainly bought because the narrow country lanes where I live are frequently covered in mud, slime and cow cow sh*t, and I wanted a chance to wash this less often ; She's a 2004 Softail Standard, my 6th Harley, and...
  7. Africa Twin
    We all know how 'soft' the Honda crosshead bolts and screws are - and I've been searching for quite a while for a quality tool that would allow me to keep them in as good a condition as possible. To that end, I eventually found a Japanese tool company (VESSEL) that makes exactly the right tools...
  8. Transalp
    Ahem. Hello it's "have a go Dave" again, needing to stop fiddling. Basically, I now have a terrible 'wobble' about to go full tank-slapping nightmare and kinda need a bit of advice before A) I kill myself, or B) I accidentally kill my Alp lol ! Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    Size 11, but a somewhat narrow fit - see below. I bought these in Feb 2010 and had hoped they would be boots for life. I stopped wearing them last year when I had to finally admit they were too tight. That's the only reason I am selling them. Otherwise they are in excellent condition and look...
  10. BMW
    I finally found a dry day and some time to bugger off and get the test ride on a 800GS in Wolverhampton I have had earmarked for 2 weeks, I did about 45-50 miles of M/way, Fast A road, country windy, and too much town work. Cracking sunny day too :-D First impression after the Vara, was that I...
  11. Bodgers Corner
    Just bought a 2 ton car jack purely for my Dommie! :D As you can see, I had a basic bike stand before. It worked on the DRZ, but wouldn't work on an XL or the Dommie; bike too low even though I had cut the stand down and welded it back together. Also, with the basic lift, if the bike height was...
  12. Transalp
    Hello, For anyone with buffeting or wind noise issues I though I would post a couple of pics of my recently purchased Tranny which I have been spending a bit of cash on to sort out the screen issues and to lower to accommodate my 29" inside leg getting both feet on floor. Firstly the screen, I...
  13. Mechanical Advice
    Coming up to that time of year. Can anyone give me a dummy's guide to wiring a switched REAR foglamp to my 700 'Alp? I have doubts about the LED ones (Canbus? whatever that is) so would a 21W sit comfortably with the output? Answers in words of one syllable, please and diagrams or pics would...
  14. Africa Twin
    So I own a beautiful 1993 XRV750P. Here she is last summer: This model has the incandescent reflectors which I have modded with H4 bulbs, and to be quite honest the light output leaves quite a lot to be desired. The problem lies in the bulb configuration -- the bulb is either too long or...
  15. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I think the time has come to part with my trusty transalp. I am falling out of love with it and instead of looking forward to working on it, everything is a chore. It needs some tender loving care that I can't be bothered with any more. It's a high miler, a very high miler approaching 111,000...
  16. Chatter
    As I'll be working in Austria for the summer, and they tend to frown on people just going offroad on a whim, I'm thinking of something more road biased that can eat up the miles... I've been spoilt working in Turkey and being able to just pick a track and go and explore! I've got all of...
  17. Chatter
    My boss asked me to price up a new section of work near to where I am working at present. It involves collecting some springs from the hill and collecting onto a main line. This is the source ?? About 1/3 of the way up A nice little waterfall which is uncomfortably close to our proposed...
  18. XR
    Hi all, I've done more reading on here but not many posts. I used to have a xlr250 Baja which was great off road and ok commuting through town but pretty useless for longer distances (not many places to go off road near birmingham) I've also got a vfr800 which I need to service and mot but...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone! I very recently happened upon a low cost purchase opportunity. A friend of mine is moving to another European country for a new job and he was looking to sell his FMX 650. I've been on the bike as a passenger quite a few times, he's someone i trust (so i knew he wasn't lying...
  20. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD A 1994 PC800 touring motorcycle, fully enclosed mechanics 800 cc V twin with shaft drive large built-in luggage boot, which was a lightweight (relatively) Pan European that was superseded by the Deauville More info on PC800’s here:-. Honda Pacific Coast PC800 links and information | Not...
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