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  1. Brake pad reviews

    Transalp
    As with sprocket reviews the common thread here is to buy honda oem parts. However, surely ALL "universal" parts cant be useless otherwise companies would go out of business, no?
  2. New fairing xrv 750 1998

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I am after getting new plastics on my Africa twin. It's a 1998 so any companies out there making them still?
  3. Damage assessment by Insurance companies

    Insurance
    Whealie, you have a pm re the contents of the title of this thread. Everyone else - I'll let you all know whats what once the Insurance GURU has spoken :thumbup: Steve T :cool:
  4. Recommend me a Himalaya trip?

    Chatter
    Anyone out there been on a 2 weekish Himalaya package-Enfieldy type-ride the high roads like trip? Looking at next summer. There are a few companies (HC travel Blazing Trails etc) doing trips and wondered if any recommendations as to where to go (eg Northern India or Nepal) and who to use?
  5. Brakes as good as new at last

    Transalp
    With all the messing around I've had with getting braided front brake hoses to fit I have decided to take it into a shop and get them made to measure, it's the only way they are ever going to be right, I have tried 2 companies that are supposed to be at the top of their game and yet neither...
  6. Wylie and Holland, Telford - Sad news

    Chatter
    Well, for Motorcyclists in the region it's sad, Wylie and Holland of Wellington are shutting their doors tomorrow afternoon for good, just a few months after a move across town . :( No idea why, I rang a short while ago to check if it was true and spoke to the Stores chap, very coy and seems...
  7. Computer Help Please.....

    Chatter
    Two questions really.:confused: 1: My old Dell dimension 5150 XP machine has about had it and will be replaced by a Laptop says the household. It won't be being carried around much so doesn't need to be that portable... Large laptop or all in one? Advice please. 2: For my own personal use I's...
  8. Shock rebuild parts supplier?

    Africa Twin
    I am planning on rebuilding my RD04 shock this winter by myself. No one over here does that sort of job and shipping to and back from Europe would be to expensive so I am on my own :D I would like to find before dismantling the shock a supplier in Europe that sells spares for motorcycle shocks...
  9. Touring New Zealand

    Chatter
    we're looking at doing a bike tour of New Zealand in a couple of years and want to start planning so we know how much it's going to cost etc. I think we're going to end up on a planned tour as this is a one of with limited time so need to get as much in while we can. does anyone have any...
  10. Insurance Rip off

    Insurance
    Another insurance thread....or me just moaning. Got quoted £141.66 for the KTM 950. Not bad I thought, but as normal I check around first as I dont like being ripped off. A quick quote from CompareTheMarket.com. Out of the 24 companies listed only 2 would insure me. Bennets for £600 and Dial...
  11. Cheap waterproof aluminium top box

    Bodgers Corner
    have been looking for an ally top box - i am not prepared to spent the ££££ on the touratech ones or similar companies.. i have stumbled across this though, which looks great with a bit of modding... it has the waterproof seal and clasps for locking.. BUT - its slightly too shallow and needs...
  12. poxy insurance....

    Insurance
    2 years ago I was paying £340 fully comp for my pick up insurance, the renewal came through at £716.... needless to say I told them to poke it and managed to get a quote for £380 from Adrian Flux (bikesure) which I took... .....roll foward a year and another years no claims and my renewal is...
  13. How to confuse insurance companies

    Chatter
    Buy a new bike and ask them to quote on it! Just makes sure that the bike is one of the new 2008 BMW F650 GS Twins (the ones with an 800 cc engine). Just bought one last Saturday for the girlfriend, after waiting four days for her insurance company to decide if they could do a change of...
  14. Help! - Insurance companies

    Africa Twin
    I've bought another bike to sit alongside the Africa Twin. It's a Honda VTR1000 Firestorm. Anyway... Does anybody have a good experience with a insurance company that does group policies? i.e. Dirt cheap..
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