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  1. Refitting Engine

    Dominator / FMX
    Need to temporary refit the engine back into the frame of my Dommie, so i can finish off custom subframe and exhaust mounts etc. ;Anybody got any tips on the easiest way of doing this ;I better eat some Wheatabix because i found it heavy to lift out
  2. Its alive....

    Dominator / FMX
    I finally got my Flatside sorted and fitted onto my scrambler with the help of Nick from Brummingham ,our resident flatside guru.:thumbup: Now it sounds like a beast that just wants to eat small children and scare old ladies.:D:D:D I havnt been for a test ride yet as the foot pegs are getting...
  3. Crf 250 Rally soft luggage rack

    CRF - New Forum!
    Is there anyone local to me, sittingbourne who can make me a rear luggage rack for magadan soft luggage, with a rotopax fuel container on the opposite side of the exhaust and being braced across the rear, it needs to be lightweight neat and tidy. Many thanks
  4. Camping weekend North Wales 20-22nd of May

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi guys Anyone fancy a weekend camping in wales in May? Arrive Friday,put up tent,BBQ?,drink. Saturday a little bimble through Wales than eat and drink again. Sunday home. Everyone welcome More details here bigtrailie • View topic - Mini Meet north Wales May 20-22nd See you there?:cool:
  5. Yet another dominator scrambler build :)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys im new to the forum my nme is Seb and I have recently bought a dominator to turn it into a custom scrambler I will try to post as many pictures as i can but sometimes i get too carried away and forget to take them :) here is a pic of the original bike how it started off its a 92 dommie...
  6. Advice RD04 frontwheel...please.

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi :cool: I have been looking for a front wheel for my RD04 in a better condition than my current one for a long time. Now I have been offered a pretty neat wheel .... but from a XRV 650. Beside the missing disc... is it plug and play? Thanks.
  7. help for a 16 stone weakling,,,,,,,,,,,

    As a relative newbie to the world of Transalpery, I have a question ; is the 600 TA noted for having a particularly heavy throttle? or do I just need to eat more spinach? Throttle moves nice and freely with the cable(s) unhooked from the carbs so it's not the cable(s) seizing up but it is...
  8. Wanted: Thumper, XL 600 or similar please?

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi everyone, I am looking for a useable thumper. I don't need a show stopper, just use able reliability. I reckon an old xl 600 with a combo start would be top of the list, but I'd consider most things. It needs to be useable and that's about it. I live neat Reading, but can travel? Thanks Jim
  9. Accidental perspex welding!

    Bodgers Corner
    I was cutting some lefover perspex from making ANOTHER bike screen using a jigsaw with a tile cutting blade. Nice neat cut but when i finished the cut had welded itself together again with the generated heat! And its a neat weld and strong as well. Couldnt split the cut without risking breaking...
  10. Gentlemen do Lunch

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    It's that time of year again Folks, when it is time we retired, part-time, shift working and idle folk pondered a Gentlemen do Lunch again. Young Phil, and I have been discussing this and we agree it is a "Good Idea". Early April..ish, maybe North Wales somewhere along the coast to make for...
  11. busted flat in baton rouge

    Out haveing a grand burn on the transalp 160 kms done and I would have spent a couple of more hours rideing but I picked up a piece of steel with the back tyre . The tyre is well sliced along a block of the thred I fear the tyre is ruined. The rip is about inch and half long and I wouldn't mind...
  12. 7th welsh invasion Friday night food.

    Welsh Invasion
    Ok. I've been asked to warn the pub if we're going to eat there on the Friday. Is it the general consensus to go to the normal place or not? DO NOT VOTE IF YOURE NOT ATTENDING
  13. Altberg Hogg Microlite medium/long term report

    Not sure if this counts as a long term use report but as boots are like tyres, and always cause a vast divergence of opinions, I thought it might be useful for someone to know that: I have had my Altberg Hogg Microlite now for almost 5 years and have ridden over 40k miles in them. Boots are...
  14. We're all doomed !

    Track Europe's falling, 2,000-pound satellite in real-time A defunct satellite from the European Space Agency the size of a Chevy Suburban is set to plunge to Earth somewhere between Sunday and Monday -- and experts say there's no way to precisely determine where it will crash. Where is it now...
  15. Neat varadero satnav

    Bodgers Corner
    As the title says I wanted a better way of fitting a satnav to the vara than the Ram mount thingy that attaches to the handle bar. I had a idea of fitting a bracket of some sort behind the screen and above the clocks so went about planning something . Had a look on the internet and found this...
  16. Tyre maintenance

    I was having lunch the other day and sat down on the gutter beside my bike in the sun to eat lunch.. Just happened to look at the front tyre and realised it had some cracks in it. Firstly from most of the tread blocks towards the centre of the tyre, but also around the circumference of the...
  17. Intiminators in front forks of the AT

    Africa Twin
    Will be looking at an upgrade to the front forks in the next few months and have in my searches come up with progressive springs(which I have had in other road bikes to good effect) and new to me intiminators huh?..ok what are they and how do they work ? Easy fix or a fork strip down ?? The...
  18. Boredom

    Dominator / FMX
    I got bored today and as the sun was shining , I painted this.:rolleyes: Sorry about the crappy picture from my non-smart phone , but after 30 minutes baking in the oven , it looks good enough to eat........................................ (With chips and gravy):thumbup...
  19. Stopping wheel corrosion on CBF125??

    Other Honda
    Just picked up a 7k CBF125 for my son, neat little bike been used carefully as a daily commuter, FSH and a few toys fitted. he is like a puppy with a second tail... However, the seller told me he had to have a new set of wheel fitted under warranty and looking around, the dreaded salt has been...
  20. Ebay tip -- new switchgear for the AT

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys! Some of you may have seen the K&S 120040 switchgear before, it retails for $80, but can be had for £21.50 on Ebay. Here's the link: It has a striking similarity to the original AT switchgear, and it is a high quality...