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  1. Fixed penalties to increase from next month

    Chatter
    Just had the latest update from VOSA Department for Transport have recently announced that fixed penalty levels are expected to increase from July 2013. The changes are being introduced following an extensive public consultation which took place in 2012 with the road safety groups and Police...
  2. Deposits down, now which essentials?

    Varadero
    Hi guys after lots of research, I have finally taken the plunge and put a deposit down on a brand new XL1000 from Hunts in Manchester. I've part ex'd my yamaha fz6 and take a huge leap of faith without ever even sitting on a Vara, as there is none locally and I hope I don't regret my decision...
  3. Galloway March 2013 - Forest ride postponed

    Austin's Adventures
    Due to the amount of snow and ice on the forestry tracks, advice from the forestry commission and from locals it is not viable to proceed with an organised ride through Galloway forest. I will rearrange for the weekend of 3/4th August 2013. I thought it worthwhile starting a new thread to...
  4. 10 years with my Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    May be of interest to @ owners - it's 10 years ago today I picked up my new @ from my local Honda dealer, Kent Motorcycles near Canterbury. What are my thoughts on @ ownership over this time? Well, it's been a happy relationship with the bike proving reliable and extremely durable over the...
  5. Danjets Honda Transalp project

    Transalp
    a mate went to look at a tenere for sale and in the back of the shed was this now lonely alp so a deal was done and we took both :D i liked the look of the old beast and couldn't leave it behind it had been sitting in out in the weather at some stage but overall looked like a good project...
  6. Mad Revs

    Mechanical Advice
    No I'm not talking eccentric Clergy, I was pootling through a residential area on my way home today at about 30mph and in 3 or 4th maybe, on a flat bit it no throttle action by me, the rev needle went potty, and shot about all over the place, it was around 3.5k before and was shooting upto 8K...
  7. Sudden loss of power and strange engine sound......

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, My long suffering AT developed some strange problems recently. Starting coughing and burping on acceleration, so I changed the plugs (found 1 with an electrode that had welded itself into a blob), and all seemed well..... On the return trip (after about 150kms) accelerated from 120kph...
  8. Top end rebuild

    Africa Twin
    My AT may only have 30K on it but the startup smoke and front cylinder sparkler deposits tell a story of probable dodgy valve seals :( I'm trying to decide whether to do the job myself (and get warm glowy pat self on back feeling:p) or give it to someone who knows what they are doing (no skinned...
  9. advice wanted on 1988 xr250r-j

    XR
    hi first post on this site. ive just brought this xr250 knowing it needed work. ive been told its had lots of work done, new crank, oil pump gears, clutch, but the problem is it smokes a lot,i have striped the head and barrel and have found the center cam journal badly worn oil starvation at...
  10. Pilot screw affect on performance

    Africa Twin
    Just been down to the garage to check the plugs now the bike is cool. They are white with no deposits which would tie in with the bike running hotter. What I need to know is how much would the pilot screw affect the performance of the bike? It was pulling like a train earlier, not that I'm...
  11. I call this healthy Iridium spark plug 6000km

    Mechanical Advice
    Just removed yesterday my Iridium spark plug for inspection. It works for two years , and the engine did about 5700 km . I call this spark plug healthy , do you ? :cool: There is some carbon deposits , around the thread , but nothing in it. I was use , to use common NGK and it was...
  12. XRV kids camping weekend??

    Chatter
    Sharri are there any plans for a kids camping (caravaning) weekend in wales this year, Last year seemed to go well and Teri-Ann keeps asking? I could make some enquires with a site I use just outside builth wells, they don't usually ask for deposits. www.fforestfields.co.uk Don't want...
  13. oil usage on nx650 dommie X reg

    Dominator / FMX
    Lots of folks on here mention check yer oil I have a 1999 X reg RD08 dommie 650 with 42k miles on it and I have to say it really doesnt use ANY at all!! I have had it six months, and never had to top it up yet, and I dont ride it slow its used daily, 90 miles per week, I serviced it...
  14. The ultimate guide to spark plugs

    Mechanical Advice
    While chatting on an Aprilia RS125 forum about fixing my son's bike the question of spark plugs soon came up. A helpful member posted the following guide to plugs. Probably the most comprehensive and most helpful guide to plugs I have ever read...... perhaps a sticky?
  15. oil usage fx650

    Dominator / FMX
    hi there, my bike is using a bit of oil lately, i refill every 200-300 miles about 150ml or more. also i noticed smoking on engine breaking, rapid acceleration and high revving. i just changed the oil (rock oil, half synthetic) last week and it seems to burn more than usual. needless to say...
  16. Bleedin' Brakes.....

    Africa Twin
    It's been too long since I've been on the forum, so I reckon I've got a goodie to come back with!! I had a problem with the front brakes not releasing properly. It started kinda subtly :? and then got worse and worse to the extent that I was stuggling to get the bike on and off the stand-...
  17. A friendly reminder

    Chatter
    ..to take it easy (especially when it's wet) after you've filled up as there are probably diesel/oil deposits on your tyre. Had an interesting almost-completely-sideways-moment this morning when I got to the first roundabout. Fortunately there was nobody in the roundabout but I missed my exit...
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