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  1. Any old locks out there? inards required

    Africa Twin
    As part of a full rebuild/ restoration of my @ (RD07A 99) I needed a full lock set, couldn't quite stretch to the £265 Honda want, and you never know what you will get used on flea bay. Anyway found a brand new OEM ignition barrel at a reasonable price just need to switch the tumblers in the...
  2. new rear spring xl650v,

    Transalp
    I'm working on a 650 sidecar project, w plate. The rear suspension is waaay soft, so I'm looking at putting a new rear spring in. I have a very good condition spare unit and am trying to remove the spring. The bottom "n" mount is held on by a thread to the main damper rod. Do I have to machine...
  3. Taxis and minicabs in bus lanes

    Chatter
    Here in Edinburgh the authority to "police" the greenways (bus lanes) has moved form the Police to the local council and in order to extract the maximum amount of cash from motorists they have installed automatic cameras. One bit of fallout from this automated issuing of fixed penalties is...
  4. Classic yamaha dating certificates in the uk

    Yamaha
    How to make an application for the retention of a vehicle's original registration mark If you own a motor vehicle whose registration mark is not held by the DVLA, you may still be able to successfully apply for the retention of its original registration mark. To retain the vehicles original...
  5. Computer help required (hard drive just died)

    Chatter
    I have an external hard drive on which I store music and photos (about 15,000 MP3s and a similar number of photos taken over the past 30 years). It's just stopped working. Gulp! The light's on, but no-one is home. Windows Explorer can no longer see it. Any ideas for how I might extract the...
  6. New Pads 650 TA

    Transalp
    Thought i fit new front pads as i am off work due to the white stuff.Took the grub screw out to reveal the pin that holds the pads in place but the allen key head has been rounded of so i cant extract the pin.Any ideas please?
  7. ruddy hell Dorris!!!!!

    Chatter
    it was a lovely afternoon yesterday,the road down to minehead was calling come hither.not a prob off i go. it is as we all know holiday time and the southwest is in its normal state of emits,groccles puddling around.:(:( ok go slow enjoy the view i know its loverly down yer roond them lanes. but...
  8. A thought for 11/11/09

    Chatter
    This is an extract from something I read recently: Let us remember the victims of wars past and present Let us bring to mind The courage of men and women in our armed forces: Their work and the risks, their sacrifice and the suffering that has purchased and protected our safety. So let us...
  9. getting data off a camera SD card - HELP

    Chatter
    im hoping some of you camera guru's might be able to help me out here. Ive got some photos from my honeymoon on a camera SD card. It went faulty on the last day of using it and I cant access any of he photos. When I plug the card into a card reader, nothing happens – it cant detect it...
  10. Where in the world!!!?

    Chatter
    RULES: Pictures must be from google earth/maps satellite and north orientated and must be the most upto date image available (i.e. no use of google earth historical images) You must provide a continent unless it will give away the answer There's a 72 hour time limit on each picture, if no-one...
  11. XR650R Improvements

    XR
    Hi all. Recently i bought myself an xr650r. 2001 model with lots of extras. Unfortunately after a few rides the big end has given up the ghost. I have begun the process of stripping the engine ready for rebuilding but have got stuck getting the flywheel off. Need an M20 x 1.5 mm bolt to extract...
  12. RDO3 Woes

    Africa Twin
    So I decided to fit new discs to my RD 03 this morning ,expected to experience problems with corroded bolts , front came off no problem , rear was another story . I managed to snap off the threaded part of the hub whilst trying to extract a particularly stubborn bolt :( So now I am looking for...
  13. Warning and help please

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, My 1999 Dommie started rattling in the top end and so I removed the rocker box cover to discover that the left exhaust rocker had worn badly. Not a problem as a replacement can be obtained. Unfortunately in the process of removing the cover 2 of the bolts snapped. This is, apparently...
  14. This is an alpslapper annnouncement

    Chatter
    ive just spoken to the little man and he is alive....just:D his computer is down (i think it was sabotaged):evil4: SWMBO !! has told him if he doesn't get on with the house he will lose his nuts followed buy what left of the computer being inserted where the sun dont shine:D:D:D:D:D he...
  15. On this day in history...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
  16. broken key in helmet lock

    Dominator / FMX
    any ideas how I might extract a broken key from the helmet lock the key only goes in 1/4 inch peering in with a torch im pretty sure there is a broken key in there any ideas on how to extract it ????
  17. todays little check !!!

    Chatter
    every now and then hunker down and have a little study of your tyres ..look closely and you will see little stone chips in the rubber. now take a pair of tweezers and extract those chips ...some will be very small. others will be somewhat bigger. today i did this and pulled three slivers of...
  18. Tacho fix

    Africa Twin
    A friend belonging to another site of similar bike, found a great repair for a tachometer that has suffered an overheat. The regulator/rectifier blew on the RD04 and blew the headlights and boiled the battery as well as frying the Tacho. It only worked up to 3.5 - 4000 rpm, no more no matter...
  19. Shock!

    Africa Twin
    The shock is I managed to get the old shock off Project Zebra and the new one back on. Following advice from Bob, I put some cardboard down (mainly to keep my bum warm when sitting on the ground) and laid the bike down and drowned her in ACF50 overnight. This did indeed loosen up some nuts...
  20. Great Honeymoon ride on my AT..

    Africa Twin
    Hello all... Long time no see... I haven't been on the forum for quite a long time... But I have a good reason... I've been busy getting married and, most importantly, getting my bike on the road for a looong trip..... So... After the wedding, me and 2 friends, got our wifes/girlfriends and...
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