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  1. Wee Jack has a bit of explaining to do ...........

    Chatter
    ........... to her in doors !!! Tell me how this sounds. "it was a deal too good to miss Coco , the salesman nearly ripped my arm off to get my Transalp off me. So I have signed up for a new bike. I know it's only been a couple of years since I bought the Tranny but ....." I'll work on it...
  2. National Trail Ride 2011

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday saw a lot of early risers, especially those that were mad enough to join me for a ride through the Welsh hills. The riders for the National Trail ride were….. Me (BeddowsM) Tim (TheTimKirby) Al (Tendays) Baz (Bazza) Chris (Mudwiz) Nick (EastCoastAdventures) Aggy Rolly (RollyTTR)...
  3. One of the most eloquent reasons for alcohol I have ever heard.....

    Chatter
    One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how it went:
  4. BANG sound when starting my TA650

    Transalp
    Two times in the week i had this issue, but it was perticulary violent this morning. -When I start the engine after a night at -1/-5°, it takes 4-5seconds before a big BANG sound... I really do not know what it can be, and I am worried to damage the motor/exhaust. A weak battery is not...
  5. Exhaust and cat

    Transalp
    Chaps Seriously thinking of investing in a shiny blue titanium tail pipe from Fuel for the 700, and also thinking of removing that useless con trick of a catalytic exhaust as well. I do not believe there is much of an issue with fitting the exhaust, but by-passing the cat may prove...
  6. Why the Two Towers?

    The Longest Day
    Visualisation - Easy to mentally visualise for anyone explaining the run to anyone else with two internationally recognised land marks. Both have parking areas and you are left in no doubt you have arrived, there should be a sodding big tower in front of you and your bike. Nice photo...
  7. Cart before the horse.

    Dominator / FMX
    Well although I have not posted for quite some time I nevertheless have been moving forward in my attempt to get myself a Dommie. A couple of months back I weathered snow and blizzards to travel just south of Paris to buy what I thought was going to be a bargain 1999 UK registered model...
  8. I had a brothel towed away today.

    Chatter
    I'm reconstructing a dingy old road underneath railway arches in Bethnal Green at the moment. It's a dark granite sett road with grimy, bird crap covered footways. For years it's been full to the brim with half worked on cars from the local garages (including the cockney and indian bloke off the...
  9. Spark plug changes

    Dominator / FMX
    I recently did my 4000 mile service for my FMX and went through everything. The spark plug had only done 3500 miles and was already rusted completely! The spark on it was very inconsistant to so I replaced it. I was wondering, obviously my restrictor will cause the bike to run slightly...
  10. Fuel pump question

    Yamaha
    I have tested my fuel pump as detailed in the troubleshooting guide. Connect the battery leads to the two wires from pump, pump should work The guide says positive to black and negative to black, schematic shows wires should be black and black actual wires are, black and black/blue. I...
  11. Reading Honda - Cant Thank Enough !

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Having been left with NO help from the dealer who supplied my TA650 (they relinquished or lost their Honda dealership soon after i purchased) i was somewhat perturbed to see the paint start bubbling on my front mudguard, and more concerned that it would be a real pain trying to get it sorted...
  12. Varadero vs...

    Varadero
    Went to the Stockport Harley Davidson place yesterday and had a test ride of a couple of H-Ds. I figured I'd been slagging them off for about a quarter of a century without ever riding one, so it was high time I acquired a more authoritative opinion. Shying away from the worst excesses of...
  13. Faulty Towers ... Lands End Revisited

    The Longest Day
    This morning I have spoken to the Cornwall Tourist Board - 'Visit Cornwall' explaining our concerns over the very poor treatment and service which we received and they recommend that a letter is sent to the management of the Lands End Hotel (Manager is Miss Philippa Brown) with a copy to the...
  14. Isle of Man TT

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    We made it back, what an experience it was the first time for me and I would like to go back next year we left Friday morning for a slow run to Calais took nearly 5 hours but we stopped for my mate who's a chain smoker the from dover up to Newport Pagnell services and stayed at the travel lodge...
  15. Oil change - seal washer quick?

    Africa Twin
    I'm planning to get to halfords sometime today to pick up some oil and try an oil change (have a spare filter ready to go on as well) but I haven't done it before and not sure what condition the oil bolt seal washer will be in. I know you're meant to replace these each time, but don't have any...
  16. How'd you choose your XRV name?

    Chatter
    First off, for those I didn't explain my one to at the rally, I am not some nutter from the council waste department. I chose this during what I called my 'Green phase' Several of yours are self explanatory; Dave S, Anton, FrancisJeff etc. Cabby - think I can work that one out. Lowflyer...
  17. M1 Saturday Who Was That Man?

    Chatter
    M1 saturday north from northampton to M45 junction who was that man? sorry chased after you dude,spotted by my son(4+1/2)who was convinced I must know you because you had the same bike as daddy,after explaining the difference between AT and TA then dropped myself back into the argument by saying...
  18. how do i stand with this ???????

    Chatter
    last year direct line told me the couldnt reinsure my van as because i didnt have a fixed location of work i needed a comercial policy..so i changed my insurance to comercial vehicle direct. anyways today 1yr on i get a renewal notice through for the insurance in my van.......... hang on...
  19. Dolly failed her MOT :-(

    Chatter
    Not a happy bunny:( Failed on a front wheel bearing, which goes some way to explaining the 'intresting' handling characteristics I've been experiencing in hard corners:confused: I was sat 15 feet away when he tested for play and I could see the movement! Must be fair, the guy was extremely...
  20. AT parts

    Africa Twin
    Ladies and Gents, I purchased some secondhand front brake calipers with braided hoses, a brand new set of carbs, and a front brake lever with master cylinder thingy. They are all from an RD04, will they fit my RD07? I have placed aforesaid items next to there counterparts on my bike and they...
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