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  1. Africa Twin
    Today, I aimed to start my RD07a after full stripdown. Fresh fuel in tank. new plugs, and battery fully charged. Cranked over until battery flat ... nothing not even a misfire. Working on theory that spark and fuel are normally required I checked both. Spark - excellent Fuel - no significant...
  2. Transalp
    I need to replace my rear indicators on my 07 Transalp 650 as I have snapped one off when I dropped bike (Doh). i was thinking of upgrading to LED whats peoples thoughts? is it easy to do? need some advice?
  3. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys, I'm about to tackle replacing the starter clutch on my beloved SLR650....and have run up against a problem - too MUCH information! Do I need a 20mm or 22mm screw-in alternator puller? I'm coming up against BOTH figures on t'Interweb...slightly complicated by my verniers, albeit at a...
  4. Africa Twin
    Really made myself look a plonker today (yea, more than usual). Talking to a friend and he was saying about the RD01, RD02, and I thought to myself, "Hang on", RD03 was the first version and said so. "I have an RD01 he says, its a shaft drive. The RD02 was the Dominator". "Never realised this...
  5. Mechanical Advice
    DOH :lol: I purchased some new fork gaiters for my Transalp 600 from china and as I was removing my mud guard I snapped the front left retaining bolt . there is a tiny tiny bit sticking out not enough to possibly catch with a vice grips so im going to weld on a washer then weld a nut to...
  6. Transalp
    Doh.... No 5 comes alive
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I'm looking to buy a replacement tank for my rd07 like this one: http://www.paulhodson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/myat2.jpg I posted the same question a year ago but foolishly my settings didn't notify me of any messages so I missed the boat (and wasted my subscription - doh!)...
  8. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Doh !! Regretably putting another Transalp up for sale !! Unfortunately its silly having 2 of the same bikes in the garage and one must go. I have Ummm'd and Arrr'd lots over this as I genuinely love these Transalps, but I guess it came down to the fact theres more out there if the mood takes me...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all what a random chain of events this last 7 days! I go to change the worn out grips and I see this [/IMG] So after reading pages and pages on here about what bars I ordered Renthal's Dakar high 6.5" [/IMG] But...... Everything came off the old handlebars ok except for a vital bolt...
  10. Varadero
    Got a letter from Honda UK yesterday, lots of red writing on it,,,, babbled something about an OEM top box? I thought I didn't have a topbox on the Crosstourer????? IT WAS FOR THE MIGHTY VARADERO! DOH! Well, I'm presuming it was the wobbly topbox mounting bracket that was being recalled, I...
  11. Africa Twin
    Trial fitting rear tanks so took the opportunity to see what would be the best exhaust fit up:- Scorpion laser Pro ( no baffles ) Carbon fiber race can all sounded awesome ( preferred the laser though ) but all swept too high for the rear tanks so as I will have to listen to this can for...
  12. Africa Twin
    Doh. Like a tw*t i have sheared off one of the 4studs that holds the front axle retaining plate in place! I am due a few days away on the bike as of tomorrow morning and want to try and sort it out tonight before I go. I have read that it is possible to remove the stub with mole grips or alike...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    I have a ex work mate ( female who's now a classroom assistant) that needs to buy a cheap 'city' car eg Ford KA, VW lupo, Fiat Punto etc etc WHY. Her budget is small ( £1500 max) as she is having to downsize her home ( post divorce) and move further away than walking distance She now will...
  14. Transalp
    Well i will learn to not always think shiny and low milage is best, Ive bought a 4700 mile 57 plate 650 transalp . But its not moved a wheel since aug 08 hmm old stale fuel not a good recipe . Number one ive got a nice coating of orange crud ! any ideas how to clean out?? Number two, one of the...
  15. Chatter
    Doh, Today, I woke up, nice crisp , clear morning. Wife went to church, thought about going out for a blast on the twin but decided against it after watching the rugby at the pub last night :( Car was frosted up outside my house, so went out and turned her on, heater going full blast to clear...
  16. Chatter
    I always park my bike in the garage facing forward so I sit on the bike and push it out backwards with the engine running to warm up while I put my helmet and gloves on and close the garage. Now I always leave the side stand down when doing this so I can just hop off the close the garage...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    I am kicking myself today cos I have broken the lid off my front brake m/cyl. One of the screws was rounded off when I got the bike, so I decided to drill the head off carefully. Once I had got rid of most of the head, I gently (or so I thought) levered the lid up. You can guess the rest.. :(...
  18. Chatter
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  19. Africa Twin
    :D Only a little one, have been having great fun sliding out of corners on the residue left from all the salt. Bit me today though! Bit to early on the throttle and it spat me right off! No more damage than was there before, and I was only weaing scabby old building site gear. Even with a 40...
  20. Doh

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    Filtering in London last night with the panniers on, rain, dark, and bounced off a Merc and into a South African diplomats Peugoet :withstupid: Nice dent in his door and a demolished wing mirror - not a mark on the Merc thank :toothy3:! And my battle tank has no additional scars :D Changed...
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