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  1. 650 rear sprocket for sale (1 less tooth than standard)

    Transalp
    used on the bike for about 50 miles it's 47 tooth. ie one less tooth than the standard 48 tooth. ie. revs will be slightly lower in the cruise £15 posted (it's currently in my dad's shed so wont be able to post it for a few weeks)
  2. Can anyone value this transalp?

    Transalp
    My dad is thinking about selling his 650 Alp and we can't seem to agree on a value of it. Prices for 650s seem to vary a lot on ebay. Details are below. Any ideas on what price we should advertise it for? ---------- 2001 Transalp 650, in black. 35,000 miles, full MOT Very very good...
  3. Proud dad moment.

    Chatter
    I just thought I would share a proud dad moment with you. My teenage son is currently working on a work experience programme connected to his education as a bike mechanic. His boss let him have his first go at welding and this is the result. Not a bad attempt for someone who started working...
  4. 1980 xr500 with only 560km on the clock.

    XR
    Hi all, I'm interested in finding out what sort of value my xr500 would realise. My dad bought it new in Dubai and it's basically sat in either my garage or his since then. It runs great and I make a point of running it quite frequently. I really don't know what its value could be although I...
  5. Offer I cant refuse.

    Dominator / FMX
    I was having a little lad n dad chat with jnr about bikes and he said he had shown one of his photos of my bike to his mechanics teacher. His teacher was impressed with the bike and said ,tell your dad if he gives us the back wheel and gets the spokes ,we will do his back wheel for free and do...
  6. Another day in paradise.

    Dominator / FMX
    Woke up this morning to birds going mental in the sunshine. After breakfast we had to go to the bike shop for some braided oil line for my bike and some braided petrol line for jnrs bike. We got the bits sorted and it was one of them spring mornings where we just didnt want to go home right...
  7. Help! On a trip and the RD07A is suddenly lugging about 4K rpm

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. I just did about 600 trouble free miles (first trip on the bike). But after a coffee stop my speedometer stopped working. When I got to my dad's I pulled the wheel and the plastic gear in the housing teeth were chewed so I took it out and ordered a whole new unit online, nothing was...
  8. Old Paris-Dakar videos - does anyone want them?

    Africa Twin
    I have about eight VHS tapes of the Paris-Dakar rally that my dad gave me. They are all recorded from the TV. Mostly from the 1990s. After I have watched them, does anyone want them?
  9. Brakes and headlight upgrades?

    Africa Twin
    After a spin over to the Stafford show with my dad resulted in a small interfacing of my @twin with the back of his 1200rt, I figure it's time to look at the brakes and upgrade them, I already have stainless lines to each calliper, the front discs are original and the pads are new ebc organics...
  10. Help! My senile old dad has broken his Africa Twin!

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, i'm Ricks son, Joe, and after spending many hours working on his AT trying to get it running right i've still had no luck, so thought id put a post up on here in case anyone had any ideas. Dad is a fairweather rider, so bike was put away before winter running perfectly. Over a month...
  11. For Sale: 1999 Honda Deauville great condition

    For Sale / Wanted
    My dad (Jamped on here) is finally hanging his boots up for the final time after years of Africa Twins and finally his Deauville. He's owned the bike for around 5 years and it's in very good condition. Complete with top box. It has had recent new silencers also. Mileage is circa 37k miles...
  12. Which type of welder

    Dominator / FMX
    I have got my next door neighbour coming round to weld my frame loop in place today :wav: Now he claims to be be a qualified smed....(danish for blacksmith) so I hope he knows what he is doing. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:. I got my hands on a mig welding set and he said he has a tig welder he...
  13. For Sale: Suzuki Bandit 600 for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Bandit 600 for sale. Good nick, not used in a good while (selling for step dad). 21400 miles, no MOT. Had a new battery and new head bearings, all it needs now is carb clean (Runs on choke but mains a bit blocked) to get it running, should pass MOT on current tyres but will want them soonish...
  14. Am I getting soft with old age?

    Chatter
    I just witnessed one of nicest things in my life. I was walking around a local market with a mate of mine when we were approached by a couple of teenagers and one of them said to my mate,"Hello dad"................(I thought we was gonna get mugged) My mate hadnt seen his sons in four years due...
  15. Africa Twin Drawing

    Chatter
    As promised a picture my Dad (age 74) drew of my bike, He came round before xmas and took about 20 photos and off he went, he also put the picture on a mug and is getting a T shirt done for me. Normally his drawings are of Classic Bikes his favourite being the Manx Norton which he gets prints of...
  16. Spark Plug access - any tips?

    XR
    Okay - so this was difficult so i thought I would check with "old hands" for tips. I've read a couple of threads saying the OEM plug tool is the right thing to use. Well, I have it in the kit with the bike and I found it OK for getting the plug out - just - it is a challenge to get it under...
  17. Hello from Northern ireland

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello folks . It's colin here from Northern Ireland. Just bought myself a 2002 xl1000 and am looking forward to getting it mot'd and out on the road. I read some off this forum the night before going to look at the bike for any advice on problems to look out for, and seamed very useful. Been...
  18. £50 to change address and they want to cancel policy if bike SORN!!

    Insurance
    I've been with Motorcycle Direct for 18 years and spoke to them today to advise change of address as we've moved. So they want £50 because of the address change and when I said they bike is currently on SORN they said oh we can't cover that someone will call you tomorrow to cancel your policy...
  19. Meesh's "beautiful dad" takes final bow...:-(

    Chatter
    Meesh has asked me to let you guys and gals know that her (in her own words) "beautiful dad" passed away peacefully, a few days ago, after a very difficult few months. Those of us who had been fortunate enough to meet him in person, will remember him as a very fine, old school, kind, English...
  20. Introducing myself

    XR
    It was suggested i introduced myself so here goes My name is Gareth im from south wales and i do some greenlaning on an xr 250. I went to italy in july and did around 400 miles of trail riding on the bike i paid £900 of my hard earned for and it didnt skip a beat. I also added an xr 125 as...
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