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  1. Dash Cam Experiences?

    Photography
    Hello, fellow two-wheelers! I consider mounting a (double) dash cam on my bike, and I can´t navigate in the jungle - I would rather get tips from experienced people in here. INNOVV seems to be a good choice, but one place it was mentioned that it stops recording for a short period of time now...
  2. Are there any other direct fitting rear shocks ?

    Africa Twin
    I would like to change my rear shock ,preferably something with a little adjustment for passengers but its not a must have . i was looking at suspension units and they are expensive so i was wondering if any of the more experienced among us could shed some light of what if anything is availlable...
  3. JT Front Sprocket

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone experienced JT front sprocket being a very tight fit? Kind of too tight?
  4. Wonky winker no winky.

    Dominator / FMX
    Out on a cold, wet ride today. Nearing home my indicators started playing up - lights come on but don’t flash. Same whether indicating left or right. Hopefully just a bit of moisture in the flasher unit and will right itself when it dries out. Anyone here experienced something similar? Sent...
  5. XR600R - specialised mechanics/workshops in UK

    XR
    Hi, I am preparing a '98 XR600R for a two-week rally across Europe. Can anyone recommend a workshop in UK where they are knowledgeable about this particular bike? I have been to experienced enduro/rally shops but, while they're very good with current bikes, they're struggling with mine. Many...
  6. Hastings Insurance - Advantage Insurance

    Insurance
    So, my insurance is up for renewal in February and Hasting's have written to me to tell me they will no longer insure me. I just called them and was explained the underwriter, Advantage, is no longer insuring bikes for commuting in London. Seriously WTF! I have been with these guys for two...
  7. Replacing airbox

    Dominator / FMX
    The airbox on my RD08 Dommie is holed / cracked, has been since before I got it AFAIK. The hole is currently patched with gaffer tape, which I just replace from time to time when it gets knackered from road-spray. I did get a replacement airbox on eBay, with a view to swapping them one day...
  8. Water Pump Failure Frequency

    Africa Twin
    Forum Members, Hello and happy holidays. I am interested in learning of the age or mileage any members may have experienced a water pump failure on their AT. I searched the forum and learned water pumps are not frequently discussed. My 1990 RD04 AT with 78k km is being updated for a long...
  9. I have a problem with wind

    Dominator / FMX
    My Dommie lives on the street so it hides under an Oxford Stormex cover when not in use. At least three times in the last month the wind has got it and knocked the bike over. We live on a slight hill so the bike is always parked with the side stand side down hill but because it's quite a tall...
  10. Winkidators

    Varadero
    Just recently I've noticed my indicators are taking about 4 seconds to light up from switching them on:mad: has anyone else experienced this, and how do I solve it please, thanks in advance :lol:
  11. Approaching Calais

    Chatter
    News reports of desperate fellows, intent upon getting across the water to the Uk, attempting to gain access to cars, vans and trucks that are queuing for the ferry at Calais. During their approach to the Calais ferry/tunnel terminals, have any returning motorcyclists experienced problems with...
  12. Newbie with stupid question...

    Transalp
    I nearly bought a Transalp when they first came out. But didn't. Loved the look of it though. Now, I've just bought a 2004 Transalp. Question: does old style bodywork from the original fit a 2004 or has the frame changed as well as the bodywork on the later ones. It's not such a stupid question...
  13. Hypothetical: SV650 in AT?

    Africa Twin
    Question for the more experienced folks here. How close are these two engines? Obviously, there would be some fabrication involved, but weight savings, power gains and fuel injection!!!!! Maybe someone has tried it? Just a thought, not something I've really considered, but interested in a...
  14. Help and Advice

    Transalp
    Hi, I have a Transalp 650 (UK 07 Plate) and am a bit concerned about what appears to be an oil leak. I have had a look and it appears to be from front face of the front cylinder. Is this something that other owners have experienced? The valve clearances were done about 8k miles ago. Total...
  15. which is best 650 or 700 looking for bike for wife.

    Transalp
    looked at 650 , think it would suit her better as lighter 191kg v 215kg but second hand prices for 650,s vary so much 2002 ...2350pounds? I saw advertised to 2006 high milers for 2700 pounds. Have seen low miler 2008 xv700 for 3495 pounds would appreciate views of experienced members primarily...
  16. Loose Handlebar Clutch/Brake levers

    Dominator / FMX
    As the title says my newly acquired Dominator has very loose levers as in vertical movement as if there are washers missing to tighten them up! Has anyone experienced this? If so what is the fix new levers/spacers to stop them being loose? Thanks Ian
  17. Transalp ABS 2008 starting problems.

    Transalp
    Hello all. I've owned this bike since new and have 45,000 km up so far. I love it and am pleased with it's ease of use and reliability, with one exception. About twice a year on average, and this has been going on ever since new,- the bike will not start. The motor spins over ok but will only...
  18. Seals disintegrated in fwd caliper

    Africa Twin
    Good morning all! I got the pistons out of my forward brake caliper today, and was a little surprised to find that the outer seals for the pistons were gone. The inner ones were not great either, but in the groove for the outer ones there was only dirt and what I can only assume is remnants of...
  19. Triple clamps hitting IMS tank on full lock.

    XR
    I don't know if any of you guys have an IMS tank fitted or experienced the above, if you have heres a solution. IMS Tank being hit by clamps I'd asked the question over on ADV, but despite the advice given I.E. try adjusting the hardware, make sure that the tank sits onto the spine correctly...
  20. Tip for adjusting idle screw on AT

    How to.....
    Hello everyone. I tried to adjust the idle speed on my RD03 the other day and experienced the plastic adjustment knob was rotating on the screw that was stuck. I applied som WD-40 to no avail but got an idea that maybe the screw itself has some kind of thread for a screwdriver of some sort...
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