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  1. Transalp
    Evening all. Not been on for a while. Domestic duties, and a new very full on job has kept me away, but it's nice to be back. I stopped using my Transalp daily in my old job when they moved my office from Harrow to central London. With a new job and a shorter commute I'm still not using it...
  2. XL
    Hi Folks Ive had my LMF a few months now but not really ridden it much due to a couple of problems 1) A horrible occasional rattle from the alternator area which only happens now and again 2) Cam cover oil leak onto the header pipe leaving me sat in a cloud of evaporating oil at traffic...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had my head down lately, having a bit of a clearout of the garage.... Sadly sold my much loved NC30 to release some funds but not before I had clapped eyes on a cheaper, in need of a "little fettle & tlc" version :rolleyes: The chance of a 'ickle road trip was too much to turn down :D With V...
  4. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    got these off ebay, dont fit and i dont want to fettle with em anyone want them FootPegs Foot Pegs Honda CR 80 XR 250 350 400 600 650 | eBay paid £15, yours for a tenner posted
  5. Africa Twin
    bought the girl, picking her up next week : ) so... engines coming out for a fettle, the frame looked solid but rusty in places. thinking of powder coating. advice on leaving the bolts in all the holes, replacing most afterwards or leaving them out and retapping them after coating? Other...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    Africa Twin rally rallye Paris Dakar RD04 XRV750 African Queens Ohlins Marzocchi | eBay As usual - it's the same old story - cash crisis circumstances force sale of this project - majority of it done, wiring etc - a few finishing bits left to fettle - you can customize to your own ideas...
  7. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys.. i have a wee XL100s, it starts within a few kicks all the time, it runs an goes thru the gears, but needs tinkering with... all lights work, good tyres, good brakes. its a 32 year old bike...its a bit rough but would suit someone thru they dark nites o winter. tae fettle wi... i was...
  8. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there Guy's N Girls, I am wanting to get into the Africa Twin thing and have the chance of buying one from a work collegue but want to know if the price is reasonable. I know its hard to pin it down without pics but this is pritty much it. Africa Twin RD04...
  9. Charity Events
    Not an event, but a charity I'm involved with both in raising funds for the Calum's Road project, riding with a group of other idiots to Gambia through the worst winter on record and since then making trips to help out with various projects and fix and fettle the motor cycles that are so...
  10. Varadero
    Hi, I'm in my mid thirties and never been into bikes so much so that I've never owned one before now, however a chap at work has had one lying about for the last two years with the intention of doing his CBT with it but he never got round to it. Its a Cat C right off but you couldn't tell and...
  11. Africa Twin
    This is my latest project, as it's my first RD04 I'll maybe have a few questions once the spanners come out. The intention is to bung some TKCs on and after a strip, clean and serious fettle go and have some fun.
  12. Riding
    Hi Folks, it's been a busy week, can anyone help? Am I right in thinking I can ride an un-MoT'ed Bike to a test centre to a pre arranged test? And what are the rules about riding it home (about 3 miles) if it fails (to either tweak and return within the 10 days, or to fettle over winter)...
  13. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hiya All, Just popping in to say a quick hello, I'm a newbie member who's just joined the forum. I've had a string of trail bikes, starting off with a Yam XT350 in 1997, followed by three XR400's beginning in 2001. The XR is a brilliant bike - I love the mechanical simplicity, great for the home...
  14. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just a quick note to say hello and introduce myself. I've been lurking around this forum for the last couple of weeks and am really impressed with the amount of knowledge on here. Great community spirit! :thumbup: I picked up my '90 AT on Saturday, it goes great but I intend to treat it...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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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