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  1. Rejetting carb for pod filter.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, so Iv'e replaced the air box with a Ramair pod filter and fitted a 2 into 1 exhaust. The bike starts ok but as it warms up it coughs a bit, almost like a missfire, can't quite decide if the cough is back into the carby or through the exhaust. Can anyone tell the go to jet size for a...
  2. Gold Excel wheels rd04 photos

    Africa Twin
    Hi Does anybody have some photos of there rd04 with gold excel wheels? I'm finally getting round to finishing my 1990 rd04 and I'm struggling to decide if to go black or gold. I wanted gold but the excels are quite a different gold to the originals and black look really nice and more modern...
  3. Screen Colour - cant decide - What do you think?????

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Seem to have another itch to scratch - Wanted to spray my screen on my AT - cant decide red or black? What do you think???????:confused:
  4. Transalp 700 spring

    Transalp
    I've taken the rear shock out of my 700 Alp and removed the standard spring. I'm sending it to Faulkners for them to make me a stiffer replacement. An off the shelf spring from them isn't an option as the standard one is tapered ( about 3-4mm narrower at the bottom ). Not sure what weight spring...
  5. mig Exhaust AT RD07

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I'm looking to buy a louder exhaust and I saw a used MIG exhaust online. Would anyone know if it's a good one? He has fitted a home made silencer in because it was to loud but I'll decide that when I buy it. Do I need to make any adjustments on the carbs (tuning/replace jets, etc)? I don't...
  6. Water Pump Failure Frequency

    Africa Twin
    Forum Members, Hello and happy holidays. I am interested in learning of the age or mileage any members may have experienced a water pump failure on their AT. I searched the forum and learned water pumps are not frequently discussed. My 1990 RD04 AT with 78k km is being updated for a long...
  7. Which One........Again!! RD04 v RD07

    Africa Twin
    Morning! I am on the look out for an AT but cant decide which model would best suit me! I ve used the search facility and come across a few threads discussing the models but I am still torn! I love the look and style of the RDO4 but can you still get pannier racks, screens etc or is the RD07...
  8. Jonathan - Rugged Roads

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Imagine the scene, Friday u are due to set off on your trip to Scandinavia, Wednesday you decide to change oil and filter and then notice that front sprocket is burring (even though chain and rear sprocket are fine). A quick call to Jonathan at Rugged roads and by 9am Thurs morning an OEM front...
  9. Crash Bars: Touratech or Rugged Roads

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I need to get new crash bars and have to decide between Touratech and Rugged Roads. The Touratech's have proven to protect the bike very well. The one's from Rugged Roads look great but I'm not sure whether I like the additional width due to the side bars. Also, I already fitted a...
  10. Agent orange! Tango'd! KTooom colour! You decide

    BMW
    Saw this Liked the look Bought it :thumbright: 2010, 8k miles, from 1st owner, FBMWSH = Happy Steve :thumbup: Let the fettling commence :rolleyes: :D ;) Steve T :cool:
  11. Latest Euro Directive!

    Chatter
    Just thought I'd get ahead of the game and work out how to carry a spare wheel on my bike. Well, the Eurocrats come up with some really stupid ideas, so I reckon it's only a matter of time before they decide that us users of powered two wheelers need some more interference . . . . . ...
  12. Tidying up the old Alp

    Transalp
    A few pics of the progress so far from this to And a cradle I botched up to give me good access to the engine for cleaning and servicing Then I need to decide on what colour scheme to go with for the rest of the bike? Thinking black and white for a different look
  13. xr250 or 400 ?

    XR
    i'm looking to buy a used xr250 or 400 from about 2001-2004. i'll use the bike for light laning and forestry trails and odd trips to work ( 30 mile round trip) . i weigh about 15 1/2 stone and i'm 6 foot tall. just trying to decide which bike would suit me best. any suggestions ?
  14. restoration project

    Africa Twin
    I just bought a RD07 Africa Twin and started the restoration. I've replaced the frame, checked the fork, the swingarm for now. I intend to not touch the engine for now, after a couple of km I will decide if I will do the rebuild on next winter or earlier. and a picture with te project...
  15. Erratic Idle

    Africa Twin
    Hi All My 97 AT has been faultless since I bought it 6 months ago. It has now developed a bit of an erratic idle. Once its warmed up she is fine and idles at about 1200rpm. However when its first started up either in the morning or evening it just wont idle. If i put the choke on it makes no...
  16. New Years revolutions.

    Dominator / FMX
    Now the season of good will is finally behind us, I want to get back to my bike builds and was trying to decide what exhaust to fit to my dommie.I had pretty much decided to fit these: Nick in brum has just posted pictures of his new exhaust and got me running back to the drawing board...
  17. Free Motorcycle workshop manuals

    Mechanical Advice
    I cannot vouch for all the content, but there are a lot of good manuals for older bikes here. The legitimacy you will have to decide yourself if you d/l one ;) Motorcycle service manuals for download, free!
  18. National meet 2014

    National Meets
    About time we got to thinking about this...I've copied quote from another thread, to start the discussion. I'd love to be able to, Ian, but I really genuinely don't think I have the capacity. Between work & caring responsibilities I barely hold my head above water as it is. Also, I have to go...
  19. Skilled, brave, or just 'kin mental?

    Chatter
    You decide. :rolleyes: Audi R8 X Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R X Suzuki GSXR1000 - YouTube Andy.
  20. Stella Run? Euro Ride? Honeymoon?? You decide!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Have started a trip report over on the other place, for those that might be interested in my little tale . . . . . http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/25-ride-reports/252719-stella-run-euro-ride-honeymoon--ill-let-you-decide.html Steve T :cool:
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