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  1. For Sale: Amsoil - Stock clearance

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all We expect that you guys may have noticed, but at Opies we are currently having a bit of a spring clean on several of our product ranges. The most recent candidate is Amsoil - Our remaining Amsoil car and bike lubricants are now heavily discounted, you can find the full range available...
  2. Engine spins and fires but wont pick up after being stood for a day

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all So my incredibly reliable Dommie is developing an issue. It's getting colder in this part of the world (UK) and I suspect this is having an impact. So, if I don't use the bike for a day or two, when I come to start her, she spins fine and fires almost perfectly but takes forever to pick...
  3. Gear position indicator

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm in he process of developing a gear position indicator. Yes there are a few designs out there using PIC micro-controllers, source code, and all sorts of wizardry, and I'll be following the same path, BUT, I'll also develop one that does the same job, using simple digital gates without...
  4. 96' TA600 - knock-knock sound in drive

    Transalp
    Hi folks, So I'm in the middle of an EU roadtrip and have started developing a particular knock-knock, or clunk-clunk, whatever your poison... its a rhythmic double sound followed by a short pause, repeat. Most audible in first to third gears and either goes away above 40mph, or I can't hear...
  5. insect repellent patches

    Chatter
    Any one used them? Been out of the loop too long as I'd never heard of them. Saw a fb like me link and warning bells started to ring, thought it was a scam. On searching further found a few firms that sell them, ie Amazon. Any tried them? Found vie patch on Amazon which apply to the skin like...
  6. Kitchen utensils which can also be employed in the garage

    Tools
    In a quest for efficiency in financial outlay and tool storage in my household there has always been potential for developing a range of multi-purpose tools suitable for the kitchen and garage. Previous success stories include the turkey baster/brake fluid extractor, and the controversial...
  7. Qatari etiquette - any advice?

    Chatter
    OK, so I know you are all a cosmopolitan and well travelled lot :thumbup:. I am off on a work trip to Qatar next week and have never travelled anywhere in the Middle East. I've checked the Foreign Office advice, and it tells me that I should avoid demonstrations, that road discipline is poor...
  8. For Sale: Saekodive Strobe Light AL 13A

    For Sale / Wanted
    Saekodive AL 13A Long-lasting. Bulb life for approx. 500,000 times flash. For signal purpose. Notable to get attentions. One of the essential tools in diving to avoid accident of missing. With Swivel switch. Battery: 2 x alkaline AA-cell. Burn time: 10 hours. Bulb: Xenon bulb. High...
  9. Paid research for motorcyclists in/near Berkshire

    Chatter
    TRL (the Transport Research Laboratory) is developing a short training package focused on improving motorcyclists' safety. We are looking for learner riders to take part in this research. All participants will receive £20 as a thank you for taking part. You would be asked to participate in a...
  10. Daily mail anorexia shocker!

    Chatter
    The following is an article from the Daily Mail. I regret it was also reported on Radio 4's Today programme this morning. Anorexia: Children treated for eating disorders as experts blame super-skinny celebrities | Mail Online It is also COMPLETE AND UTTER RUBBISH!!! Readers will note that...
  11. Our Stella Alpina trip 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, just thought I'd share our Stella trip. Fiona and myself left Morayshire on Sunday 03/07/11 at dawn for Newcastle to catch the ferry to Ijmiuden, Holland to meet Hudders on Monday morning. The beauty of the DFDS ferry is you get the evening to relax and a good night's sleep before...
  12. Gearbox noises

    Transalp
    Has anyone ever heard of a TA 650 developing a noisy third gear? Mine has! :( It's always sounded slightly different, but lately has got much worse at, and below 3000rpm. At 3K the noise starts resonating and is quite loud, above that and it dies away. It's now done just shy of 28,000 and...
  13. BMF post AGM statement

    News
    Now in its 50th year, delegates to the bmf’s AGM on Saturday heard that while the bmf finds itself operating in difficult times, the structure is sound and measures are now in place for a bright future. Held at the Burton Caribbean Association, Burton-On-Trent, chairman Anna Zee said of all...
  14. Bike airbags release

    News
    Could air bags save motorcyclists from serious injury? Airbag technology has a proven safety record in cars. Now, a pack developed for horse riders could potentially see a new marketplace amongst motorcycle riders. The Point Two jacket, developed by the Transport Research Laboratory, contains...
  15. AfricaTwin front Suspension-RICOR For overlanders

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, My name is George Guille I am just back in the UK after 13months on my RD07A Riding from here in the Channel Islands down to Australia, almost exactly 30'000miles. About 6 or 7 months ago I contacted Don Richardson at RICOR with regards their new Intiminator fork valves for the Africa...
  16. The Longest Day 2011 (Which Charity ?)

    Charity Events
    Ladies & Gents, TLD 2010 is sorted and is fast approaching :thumbup: Riders and Pillions are still registering (74 riders to date, thats good going, we could hit 100 by June), ferries are sorted, decals/t-shirts are sorted, accomodation is sorted, so apart from actually doing the run in June...
  17. Helmet Pains...!

    Riding
    Wondering if any readers have had similar woes - I've used the same yellow Arai Signet GT since 2000, no accidents or damage caused so far, across 4 different bikes. A couple of years ago, I started noticing pressure-pains / aches, & it's now at the stage where I have to stop every 50 miles to...
  18. Latest toy

    Yamaha
    I've picked up a new motor. I was hoping to have something for Horizons but it didn't happen in time. I've gone for a Yamaha WR250R. It's blue, 2008 with 900miles on it. There's a thriving community developing through our chums at ADV and I'm hoping to take this bike on a long_way_round next...
  19. ride to work day; free breakfast

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Ride to Work Day 2009 RIDE TO WORK – ON YER BIKE!! FREEDOM, FUN, FLEXIBILITY AND FRIENDSHIP In recent years, The Motor Cycle Industry Association have promoted National Motorcycling Week which occurs this year, from 12th – 18th July, with a National Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 15th...
  20. Panniers

    Africa Twin
    Iv'e been looking for a pair of panniers to use on the AT. It has Givi frames fitted and I have been exploring ways to fit some cheap hard cases. If I had time I would like to have a go at making some. Time is pressing as I would like them in time for the five capitals so I have now resorted...
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