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  1. topbox advice

    Africa Twin
    picked up my new steed today and need some advice regarding a topbox. I will be using the bike to commute 70 miles each day, so will want my stuff off my back. There is an aftermarket rear mudguard and plate on the bike but the bar will impeed having a topbox and the plate bends up at the end...
  2. Transalp XL700VA Engine Stops When Turning Right!

    Transalp
    I have a 2010 XL700VA with just over 19,000 on the clock. I use it to commute and only do about 50 miles per week. For the past few weeks, from time to time, the engine will cut out when I turn sharply right so it is always at low speed. It restarts OK but it is embarrassing! Any ideas why this...
  3. How long do your brake pads last?

    Transalp
    Hi all, I have a 2008 Transalp 700 and most of my riding is in and around London including my daily commute. I got my brake pads replaced both front and rear about 7,000 miles ago. My rear brake pad seems to have run out and is squealing under use. The front one is absolutely fine. Does this...
  4. Cold start this Morning

    Africa Twin
    with no snow and a sunny warm week since a high of 24C on Easter Sunday, I thought it would be good to take the bike for my 20 mile commute to work this fine spring Morning:- So new RHS rad fitted, fresh coolant, and a rub down with an oily rag and left ready on the drive :- woke to -1C
  5. If you had to chose

    Africa Twin
    This is the scenario: You have to commute 140 km daily. You chose to do it on an XLV (say from 92-93) or an XTZ 750 (same age). Which do you chose and why? Note that on the home journey you may be find time to take the longer, dirt road route, home!
  6. For Sale: Dainese Tempest D-Dry Trousers

    For Sale / Wanted
    For sale my Dainese Tempest D-Dry Trousers size 48. I bought them 3 weeks ago but unfortunately they are too short for me. I used them very few times to commute to work and back. They are in excellent condition like new. £70.00 plus shipping...
  7. Neutral light

    Dominator / FMX
    Intermittent problem, hoping to nail it before it becomes a permanent problem - no light on when gear is in neutral. For a while on my commute this morning, the neutral light stopped working. It was fine when I set off, stopped for a while, then was fine again. Any ideas what to look at first...
  8. Crash bars for 2007 transalp.

    Transalp
    :hello2: Can any of you guys on here recommend a decent set of crash bars for my Transalp? I have viewed a few on the web but some look pig ugly although having said that, may possibly offer adequate protection! The Honda i use for my daily commute has crash bars but these didn't save it from...
  9. Newbie advice on fmx 650

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I'm picking up a 2007 fmx 650 next week and looking for advice with any free mods that can be done and also What to look out for as in any faults with them The bike is replacing my drz 400 and will be used over winter and used to commute to work so not bothered about power as my...
  10. London "routemaster" Yc prog

    Chatter
    London "routemaster" TV prog Fascinating watching, especially for one of the fortunate ones that does not have to commute through or across the city! My only experiences of the Blackwall tunnel has been at 5.30-6am en route to a ferry and jeez am I glad I have never based a 9am run down on the...
  11. Help needed urgently

    XR
    hi all im in need of some help. i was riding down a road near me at about 55mph and all of a sudden there was no power and i couldent get any revs or power? i pulled to the side of the road to see if i had broken anything visible but i couldent see anything all i could hear is like a...
  12. For Sale: Honda CBF1000

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    In brilliant shiny white, 1300 miles, that's 1 thousand 3 hundred. My 2009 CBF1000, will tour, commute, pop to the shops, a real world do every thing bike. I have photos but if you went to Mr Honda's showroom it'd be just like that. No dings dangs, scratches, or marks but thousands of pounds...
  13. Advice please- box, panniers etc

    Accessories
    OK, so I'm new to the world of bike accessories. I've recently bought a Honda XR125L, and want to be able to carry as much as possible on it, in the way of tools etc. It's to be a commute/work bike. So if one of my lads has a problem on a job (often offroad in the middle of nowhere) I can run...
  14. This is it, I am going to die ......

    Chatter
    Just arrived home from my commute. Travelled alongvthe A13, in the slow lane for a change cause of the weather. Approached a lorry, heavy traffic next to me and a few cars behind. Suddenly out of nowhere (well the top of the lorry) a massive sheet of ice lifted of the lorry and hit me head on...
  15. In the market for an xr 400.

    XR
    Hello Never had one but really liking the idea for reliability the odd commute and off road fun on the weekends. Had a ktm 620 before but was too big n heavy for the dirt. Had my heart set on a wr 426 bit app their gearboxes seem to be shagged so xr for me I think I currently ride a zx6r...
  16. aaargh- what to do

    Chatter
    Hi all, that bike swapping time again, had it all but sorted then spotted something on a last minute peek on Biketrader Do I buy my mates K100RS with 45K and FSH or for the same money(£1k) get a Super Tenere with 25k on the clock, both similar age (H) and good condition. Both will do the job...
  17. Withdrawn: Anyone interested in trying my 2006 TA.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I thought id post this to see if anyone is interested in buying my bike. Its a 2006 V6 transalp 20500 miles (Service history) and MOT until Jan 2013. The mileage will rise slightly as i commute on it. I love the bike but i've got a hankering for an XT and i have a chance at getting one but need...
  18. NCB Maintained on a 125?

    Insurance
    If I changed my Alp for a 125 for a few years, would my insurance No Claims Bonus be maintained? I seem to remember a few years ago when I downgraded to a 125 when between bikes my plan backfired as my insurance broker would not transfer my policy to anything less than 250 (or possibly 125...
  19. Making a dark helmet seen easier at night

    Helmets
    Airoh S4 Recently purchased this helmet and loved the colour combo but as I commute daily I am conscious that it isn't as easily seen, particularly from the front. Having seen some tape on eBay a while back I decided to give it a try. Quite impressed with the results This is from the front...
  20. For Sale: Puig Transalp 700 Screen

    For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale, my Puig lightly tinted screen, fits the 700 Transalp. Selling as I have upgraded to the Honda touring screen. Cost £80 new, it is as tall as the Honda screen, though angled further back and not as wide. I found it kept the wind and rain off my helmet and chest, but not the arms and...
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