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  1. Any big bore Africa Twins out there?

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. A few years ago there was a lot of discussion about big bore kits for the XRV750. The thread kind of tailed off, and I never did read of one that actually got finished at 850cc or even bigger. Are there any completed projects out there? cheers Steve
  2. Attempting to make a 20mm box bender.

    Mechanical Advice
    Building a 20mm box bender. Hi guys, I am in the process of building a flat tracker from a Varadero frame. I'll post a thread up when I get a chance, but here's a picture of the project. At the moment though I need some 20mm box section bending so I can fabricate a rear subframe. Here are...
  3. XL185 front fork oil capacity ?

    XL
    Hi , new here , restoring a 1986 XL185 , just completed new fork seals , does anyone have the manual for this bike or similar year to get the correct fork oil capacity for both forks thanks in advance cheers
  4. Gearchange activating mainbeam??

    Transalp
    As the title, when I'm driving with a dipped headlamp sometimes this will switch to mainbeam when I change gear. This will only last for a second and reverts back to dipped once the gearchange is completed. It does not happen with every gearchange and can occur in any gear moving up or down the...
  5. Been out for my first long ride

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’m a member of the Iron Butt Association and I’ve just completed a BBG1500 that’s 1500 miles in 24 hours, on the new to me Transalp it performed superbly didn’t hiccup once in the whole trip I’ve yet to do the stats on the ride but I completed it in 23.40 the link is for my Spot tracker thing I...
  6. Streettracker number 8 + junior.

    Dominator / FMX
    Latest bike 99% completed and test ridden earlier :) So much fun to ride on a sunny sunday! The other bike is a 1976 XR75 which is almost done now just waiting on a new front plate and splash some paint on the pipe.
  7. Rider's safety training with pillion passenger

    Riding
    I decided that this year I should do once again some sort of rider's safety training to refresh knowledge and skills. Searching the net I came across a course aimed at people that often ride with pillion passenger. Has anyone in this forum ever completed such a course and can comment on results...
  8. A little bit of "Fettling"

    Bodgers Corner
    Quick couple of piccies of a little bodging I’ve just completed on some practicle bling for the F658 Plate On bike Box Bag Steve T :cool:
  9. Street tracker: First job done

    Dominator / FMX
    Pleased to announce that the first job on my street tracker is completed. Rear wheel bearings, dust seals ,sprocket and disc are all replaced ,the spokes are all cleaned so thats the first ticked box. Next job is swing arm off and shock to see how the bearings look and if the shock should be...
  10. Touring/High screen? the best?

    Africa Twin
    hi all So ive just completed a 550 mile round trip on the new @t and was very please with it. Only annoyance is that as i am 6'3", i found i was getting a bit of a beating by the wind at higher speed......so was thinking of getting a high touring screen.....seen the vario screen with adjustble...
  11. Latest project all done!

    Dominator / FMX
    Completed today, will post some sunny pics when (and if!!!) the sun returns. :)
  12. Vara is all ready

    Varadero
    Just completed a full service including new spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter, oil and general regreasing of various bits and wow the old girl is back :cheers: Starts on the button. Now need to get out for a spin. Broke my ankle earlier in the year so been bidding my time until healed...
  13. xr /ft conversion

    XR
    evening all,had a bad fall recently and smashed my kickstart foot and have had plates and screws inserted,**** happens,but now i cant kickstart my xr 500 twinshock gutted!so....well ive managed to get hold of an ft 500 motor which is realy just an xl/xr 500 motor with an electric start so im...
  14. 1st Enduro completed

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I just completed my first enduro, the Witley MCC Boxing Day event at Weavers down. A great day -3hrs of riding through the wooded countryside (a lap took me 1hr!!). The start was fun - Le Mans type, run to your bike (and try and start it!!). Was a great day but a lot harder than I'd...
  15. Completed rebuild

    XR
    Hi all, id just like to have a little boast about my finished XR restoration (ok, so its only a 01 model maybe restoration is a bit strong) Heres what ive done; 77mm piston giving 277cc (WEISCO) Intake and exhaust ports smoothed and matched to manifolds, Stainless steel racing exhaust (CRD)...
  16. Long way home, completed

    The Longest Day
    I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, and if it's better to be in the chat area, could an admin move it! I should start by saying that i run a site for North UK based bikers, called, northukbikers - and in January, one of our members came up with an idea, to do a Top gear type...
  17. Mods now completed.

    Africa Twin
    Well I have finished fitting the shiny bits. In the pictures you will see shiny bits care of Paul Hodgson, headlight and chain guard c/o Touratech. Newly respoked and powdercoated wheels. Thats it.... no more. :roll: ...... if you believe that you'll believe anything. :lol:
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