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  1. Should I be worried?

    Transalp
    Recently had new rubber put on for upcoming Galloway meet. Looking at tyre pressures (OK) today when I spotted this. Definite crack in rim near valve - should I be worried?
  2. Head Bearing woes

    Transalp
    I bought my TA new in April 2006 from our local Honda dealer. Early on I noticed the steering head bearings were too tight, showing itself with a clear detent in the straight ahead position leading to strange low speed handling. See my posting here I returned to bike to the dealer who...
  3. Fuel pump

    Africa Twin
    You guys have got me paranoid... Just putting my bike back together, and I notice the fuel pump is making a definite periodic CLUNK. At idle this occurs about every four seconds, and when I take it up to about 2k rpm it gets faster. The bike seemed to idle cleanly and everything, at least for...
  4. I'm Not Normally Paranoid but.....

    Chatter
    In the last week: We hit a deer in the New Forest in an area you don't normally see them. Luckily for us we were going slowly so only a small amount of damage physically to the car but a lot financially...however, it was very unfortunate for the deer. Then Stormforce8's battery completely...
  5. AT Exhaust + Petrol Pump

    Africa Twin
    Hi All Been off the forums for a while but just wanted to show everybody what I've been up to and share some advice. This is my newly rebuild AT. Runs like a dream!!:cool: It still needs a couple of small things done but I simply couldn't wait to get it out on the road again. I fitted a FMF...
  6. Wheel Bearings

    Mechanical Advice
    Just checking... but is it possible for wheel bearings to be going if I hear a noise between 45 - 55 and neither side of that? I will check for play in the front wheel in the morning, but I can hear a definite sound coming from the front wheel between these speeds that isn't brake related. It...
  7. Accident Last Night

    Chatter
    No not me !!!! my next door neighbour wakes up today to find his lovely little MX5 smashed to bits, he parked it on the road and apparently a lorry got it a bit wrong and smashed right into the back of his MX5. The lorry did a runner !!! the whole back is smashed in definite write off.
  8. where did the big trail bikes go?

    Chatter
    Another pseudo-big trailie type thing (picture from MCN) I think we know which way the market is going :? It's arguable whether big trail bikes have ever been meant to go off road really, but at least some bikes have been built so it was plausible - with spoked wheels, 21" or 19" at the...
  9. My new toy!

    Chatter
    What have i gone and done !!!!! i have just bought this very mint and trick Honda SP1 from a very good property developer mate of mine, he bought it brand new in 2000 when they first came out. then in the winter of 2000 he sent it off to Carbontek and they fitted a full HRC race kit cams...
  10. South West Rideout

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I'm at a loose end on Sunday.... does anyone fancy a rideout? I was tempted to explore the tank driving range that Jason talked about on Salisbury Plain or explore some green lanes nearer home perhaps. Not a definite as the missus might change her mind.. you know what they're like, but at the...
  11. Insurance Group?

    Africa Twin
    Can anyone tell me what the AT's insurance group (9, 10, 11?) is in the UK? I'\m asking because I wrote off my Tiger 955i a few months ago and am just waiting to heal fully (cast removal in 8 days!!!) before I get a replacement bike - so far the AT is a definite option. Thanks
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