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  1. online motorcycle repair course

    Mechanical Advice
    handy bit of reading hear to help fettle your motorcycle dam it I cant copy and paste a link www.dansmc.com/mc-repaircourse.htm hopefully that will work worth saving to favourites under a catchy name like " HOT BABES WITH HUGE BOOBS " that will get your attention unless of course you...
  2. Just call me 'Mr Busy'..........

    Africa Twin
    Mmmm, look at this little lot! SW Motec crash bars in white and a 'Dynacharge' charge monitor. Plus, missing as the postie is bringing them tomorrow, new pegs (the black ones off e-blag). Then there's also the fan to go on the rectifier.......... Now all I need is the bloody wind to die...
  3. I'm off to Timbuktu

    Transalp
    Grabbing the plane tomorrow for Lisbon to meet up with Nick Sanders and the rest of the crew for the London to Timbuktu trip. I have attached a few photos of the bike loaded up and ready to go, can't wait to leave this dark and wet Irish weather behind. I will be bringing a laptop with Wi-Fi, so...
  4. Last Italian Meeting... some photos...

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, here you can see some photos about our last meeting near Bologna during last WeekEnd. http://www.africatwinclub.org/atci/raduni/fettnatale/index.html I hope that you like this type of photos... If you're looking at une GILERA Red colored... you have to know that is the same that you...
  5. Photo of AFRICAN-TWIN

    Africa Twin
    Haughtiness photos of african-twin in action:p;) http://www.africatwinclub.org/ATCI/raduni/fettucciato2007/index.html A+ Lucas
  6. AT Italy XMas Event

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    To celebrate Xmas '07, we organized a race meeting in Bologna more or less like the one in March. A 1 km race course to be repeated 3 times, the best 5 riders rode a 3 lap final race all together. It was snowing this morning, what a wonderful scenery with all those great bikes running around! It...
  7. Been fettling

    Africa Twin
    Just swapped the carbs over on my AT and did and oil and filter change on it. A pair finally came up on ebay. :cool: While I was in there curiosity got the better of me I whipped off the front sprocket to check out the condition of the output shaft. disgust It's in pristeen condidtion...
  8. My poorly bike.

    Chatter
    :( Just that. :( I know it's lots of abuse created, but it means I'm going to have to call the Cambrian on a "Proper" UK-Rally bike. So much so, I'm going to write the email soon. All I needed to do was Have the wheels rebuilt with new spokes and nipples so they could be tightened up...
  9. Air filters question/advice?

    Transalp
    After seeing pigUs Transrat at the national, its time to take mine back to basics too. Most of the cosmetics is easy, but the question is - how much differance will using a couple of foam/mesh "custom bike" filters on top of the carbs, with the whole airbox stuff, pair etc removed/tied off...
  10. More fettling of the XR today

    XR
    Done some more fettling, but was actually planning to change the tyres over to the Michelin AC10's. Got the front wheel off and noticed that the left hand side axle clamp bit was cracked right through. It had been done for some time as it was really dirty. Had this problem on my old 1987...
  11. Where's my neutral light gone!

    XR
    Spent the day fettling the XR. Did the valve clearances, put the anti squeal shims back in the rear brake, fitted a cigarette lighter socket for the PDA, and proceeded to fix the bulb that had blown as the neutral light wasn't working. But there's no bulb and no wiring for it!!! So I guess the...
  12. Carb Balancing - Help!!!

    Africa Twin
    The Twinmax landed yesterday so after a succesfull fiddle with the BM I'm gonna fettle the AT. I'm not too sure which screws i need to get at though. I'm assuming the one the twinmax pipes connect to is the take off from the bottom of the carb which has a rubber hose attached to it and faces...
  13. Calling all Germans

    Varadero
    Aren't the Germans great - I really love them. In fact I bet that if I leave the instructions for my centrestand here some really nice Teutonic chap might translate them into English for me :p ......did someone mention BEER ??? 1) Montage des Hebegriffs unterhalb der Beifahrerfubraste...
  14. seized caliper piston

    Africa Twin
    Hi Folks, I am am newby on the site. I am in the process of putting a 2001 Africa Twin, back on the road. Having spent the winter months. Stripping and fettling the beast in a thouragh overhaul. I am presently servicing the Nissin calipers. I have serviced and replaced new pads in the rear...
  15. Transalp luggage

    Transalp
    Will those throw over panniers sit on a TA ....or will the exhaust burn them? Also does any make of those top box mounting plates fit the standard rack....seem to have 3 tappings either side? Sorry to keep asking questions but I've only just bought it and I'm finding my feet by doing some...
  16. Tansalp V's Africa Twin

    Chatter
    hiya, new kid here, i currently ride a Bm 1100 Gs(go on laugh if you must) :p and im thinking of getting a second bike. Im after something a little bit more useful off road, ive been on a few lanes etc on the 1100 and although it is quite impresive on the brown stuff, i dont relish the thought...
  17. First AT Italy 2007 meeting and race day

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Wonderful day, lots of gorgeous ATs racing around a short enduro course. Third pic is Roberto Boano, Dakar rider and winner of yesterday's event.
  18. My TTR now has....

    Other Bikes
    ... lovely acerbis rally pro hand guards. :headbang: :D It wasn't a straightforward fit though - I had to move the front brake cylinder up a smidgen as they fouled on that and had to hacksaw off the little knobbles on the end of both levers as they foulded on that too :| I also had to trim...
  19. BRAKES.....

    Africa Twin
    ...... or indeed the almost lack of........ My front brake is rubbish. Stood still I get a 'bump' in the lever as it forces the piston in the master cylinder over a wear lip by the feel of it and the rear has about 1.5 - 2mm of 'rock' at the sliding pins, though abmittedly, its prolly the...
  20. I love my shed :-)

    Chatter
    Just popped out to my shed to have a little fettle with some brake callipers for my project bike (Abigail) Blowing a gale outside and rain is intermitantly hammering against the window. The radio's on 5 live and the Calton v Blackburn match is on. I've a cuppa in my therrmal mug and my two...
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