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  1. Any experiences with the YSS Rear shock on XL650 Transalp ?

    Transalp
    I'm thinking of buying a YSS to replace the very tired original shock. I bought one for my 750AT and it jacked the rear up by 3". Nice shock but the seat is high now. Is the Transalp YSS the same deal ?
  2. lithium 12v batteries.

    Africa Twin
    Anyone tempted, or uses one on their bike? Experiences or views ?
  3. The new AT, emperors new clothes

    Africa Twin
    The reason we all love the AT is because if the bike that it is and the experiences that the bike has given us, but every one wetting themselves over a bike that isn't an AT, that they have not seen, nor ridden and don't even know the specs of, but because Mr Honda has given it the same name...
  4. Boosterplug ?

    Varadero
    Hi there, anyone tried this boosterplug or have experiences with it. Just fitted Mivv cans, considering K&N filter and this thingy, Detailed explanation on the BoosterPlug
  5. Flux Rescue, Breakdown Insurance. Any good??

    Insurance
    I have received a pretty competitive quote for my 2 Honda's from Bikesure aka Adrian Flux, including Euro breakdown cover. Any comments or experiences on the quality and level of cover offered by this Breakdown add-on please?? Carole Nash breakdown was 100% when I killed a front wheel "near"...
  6. Varadero VS Varadero

    Varadero
    So what is the Varadero 1000 like in comparison to the Varadero 1000? :D :D :D Specifically the carb version against the FI model Is there anyone here who's owned both? I have the carb version and I'm interested in peoples experiences with the FI as i might upgrade Cruising speed with...
  7. De-humidifier for the garage

    Product Reviews
    Hi there, just wanted to share my experiences with bying a de-humidifier. Installed a hygrometer i my garage and realized I had constant humidity of 70%. to inhibit corrosion i believe the humidity should be below 60%. i therefore invested in a drier-rotor de-humidifier based on review on the...
  8. SHoei Neotec- experiences?

    Helmets
    ANyone got one, or tried one please? My N104 is getting on my t1ts...
  9. Tubliss System for the Front - has anybody done it?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I am going on a trip to Africa in July and want to avoid patching the tubes too often. Think about putting the tubliss system in the front. Anybody got experiences there? Would be great to hear from you....hate patching... Alex Nuetech | Adapt and Dominate
  10. 12v solar charger

    Chatter
    Has anyone ever used one of these type of things? SP18WSET: 1.8W 12v Solar Panel Caravan Car Battery Solar Trickle Charger Tester | eBay Any experiences or comments would be great thanks!
  11. Experience with Wezmoto brake lines

    Africa Twin
    Planning on buying these since they are on sale. I would like a bit longer hoses than stock since I am planning on bar risers also. Reading through topics here it seems they do come a bit longer by default but don't if there is enought slack for 25-30mm risers or should I order a bit longer...
  12. Plastic for wear points

    Chatter
    Hi all, not sure if Chatter is the right place but ho hum, you never know might get shifted. Anyone got any experiences or recommendations for the thick plastic you get to put on the wear points on the bikes frame. Kawasaki don't appear to spend too much on a thick layer of paint so when I've...
  13. Vietnam bike rental?

    Chatter
    Hi all,I am off to Vietnam for a couple of weeks this christmas and was thinking of doing a few days travelling on a rental bike around Da nang. Has anyone been there and done it? Any names of places, experiences etc would be greatfully recieved.Thanksandy
  14. X-ring vs O-ring chain

    Transalp
    Is there any noticeable difference during ride between these 2 types of chains to merit the difference in price? Any experiences from anyone changing from O-ring to X-ring?
  15. Hypnotherapy

    Chatter
    just wondered if anyone had given Hypnotherapy a go and what their thoughts were on the outcome. I make no secret of the fact that I'm terrified of heights and it's time I did something about it so am considering trying hypnotherapy but I'm also a bit sceptical as to whether it works. so what...
  16. How many alps can a Transalp ?

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has taken their Transalps (650 versions) to more than 200,000kms (125,000 miles)? If so have you experienced any major problems? My 2006 has just clocked over 195,000kms and so far I have been fairly lucky. The rear suspension is just about on it's last service and...
  17. Budget Full Face options

    Helmets
    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had any budget (sub £100) full face helmet recommendations? sometimes you can have a nice suprise at quality and performance, so your experiences welcome, or do I trawl the local shops and then let you folks know lol.
  18. Touring New Zealand

    Chatter
    we're looking at doing a bike tour of New Zealand in a couple of years and want to start planning so we know how much it's going to cost etc. I think we're going to end up on a planned tour as this is a one of with limited time so need to get as much in while we can. does anyone have any...
  19. VFR800 VTEC Riding Position

    Other Honda
    Hi Gone over to the dark side after years of straight back riding, although the VFR is slightly more relaxed than other still would like to be a tad straighter on the bike, Does anyone have experiences of risers for clip on's, Have seen LSL kits which convert to bars ?? Will used kits from...
  20. Fun funduro?

    BMW
    Hi all, anyone got any experience of an early F650 (Funduro) I know Chris Scott didn't poo poo them too much, and I know it has a smaller front wheel! but they are pretty cheap these days:thumb: and seem to be aging pretty well (better than me) so c'mon hit me with your comments and experiences
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