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  1. slr fmx

    Dominator / FMX
    heres my slr/fmx ive not been on here for a while just fired the bike up today its been stood for 2 years.
  2. 1992 africa twin

    Africa Twin
    Help . Fired my old girl up the other day and left her running for half an hour and she chucked her water out ! is this common ? or , has the thermostat broke.
  3. Italian love afair or fling ?

    Ducati
    Ok then, i'll be first with a proper owners post :iconbiggrin: Call me feckin stupid/dumb/brave whatever - who buys a Ducati with no service history - ME :confused: Checked the bike out last week, and it fired from cold on the button no problems - engine sounded sweet as a nut. Decided my...
  4. T'day, I have mostly been winchin'....

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here is a post I put in my Ural forum (Actually I DO have a life thank you very much....). Thought some bored people might enjoy the read..... Armed with a rope, a winch, my knobbly spare and bit of boredom on a Friday, off I went to explore some of the wooded areas around Tallinn. I turned...
  5. Doh ... take off the disk lock

    Chatter
    It was getting late at night, 1 hours drive ahead, in a rush to get home. Bike fired up, helmet on, gloves on, off we go. Whack straight down. :( Forgot the fooking disc lock :blob3:, paint job scratched, hand guard bust :mad: (left hand). So annoyed with myself, ever tried driving when you...
  6. New Member Here - just rebuilt an RD04

    Africa Twin
    Firstly this is my initial posting, so hi to everyone:thumbright: I, with the help of KITPED (my son) have just finished rebuilding my RD04 that I bought in a million pieces back in November. The frame had been shotblasted and white powder coated and everything else was in bits except the...
  7. Cold rattle

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all well here we go, I am totally peed off now with this rattle come knocky noise when cold. The bike was perfect when i bought it 20k 1996, no noises running perfect no probs, after about six months a rattle appeared as over night, a little like piston slap, oil was ok and bike still ran...
  8. Morocco trip January 08

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I had been planning this solo trip to follow a few of the Moroccan stages of the Dakar shortly after arriving back home from a supported trip with www.Moto Morocco last September. That was my first visit to Morocco and i enjoyed it so much that i couldn't wait to go back. The Dakar seemed like...
  9. Help please , power then nothing ????

    Africa Twin
    can anyone help please , following my off in december i have started to get my Twin ready for her first outing, after various jobs i replaced an indicator front N/S fired her up and everything was fine , i tried the replaced indicator and as soon as i did, silence :(:(:( , totally cut out, no...
  10. THE CHEAP WAY DOWN (a bit) PART 1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Cheap way down Part 1 I had taken the dog out for a walk on boxing day and thought how great it would be to go for a ride with the roads being empty but I couldn’t even do that since I had sold my Africa Twin a month ago thinking that I wouldn’t be doing much riding over the winter and it...
  11. How often should you change the spark plug ?

    Dominator / FMX
    I've been a bit slack :( , and done 12000kms on this spark plug . Dommi conked out in the bush yesterday , I had no idea what was wrong , was just on a trail turning around and she stopped. , I had just crossed a creek , so maybe a bit of water ? She stopped and was turning over but it...
  12. Clocked at 300MPH..?????

    Chatter
    Not sure how true this is, but thought you might be interested............. Two British traffic patrol officers from North Berwick were involved in an unusual incident while checking for speeding motorists on the A1 Great North Road. One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to...
  13. battery??

    Africa Twin
    Trying to work out if my battery is just rubbish or if I have other electrical issues, have been reading the threads but not yet sure if the is the issue. I found if I leave the bike a few weeks it will usually start ok and even after only a short ride will start fine next time, but if you go...
  14. Fact or Fiction ----the Latter i fear

    Chatter
    London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having...
  15. carb jet settings rd03

    Africa Twin
    as a matter of interest, i have been experimenting with jet sizes in my rd03 650. i acquired bobA's rd03, which has the filter box removed and a large k&n filter fitted. along with a racing exhaust, this upset the cv carb bigtime, resulting in a bike which wouldn't pull the skin off a rice...
  16. Weird Electrics

    Africa Twin
    Hello All I posted a thread a while back before I went on a trip to morocco...which I have now been and done...which was bloody great...and from which I shall post some pics up at some point. But first I have a more pressing problem which just don't make sense. The bike was amazing, 5000 miles...
  17. Gnarrrrrrr

    Africa Twin
    This morning I was bowling along happily, just filled up with fuel and my bike stuttered, coughed and cut out at 80mph. Up ahead I could see the A120s rest area and managed to roll into it by pulling in the clutch and free wheeling with my remaining speed. I jumped off and had a quick look...
  18. Southampton Oil slick.

    Africa Twin
    After packing everything up last Thursday for a four day tour of the Isle of Wight, I came bombing down to catch the 8.00pm ferry. Having reached the outskirts of Southampton, the @ decided that enough was enough, and subsequently the sump plug came undone... with the oil light blinding me, i...
  19. broke down

    Africa Twin
    Today my @ broke down, 30 miles in, it stopped like it was out off fuel, then after 20 mins fired up, and rode home. I hear fuel pump alot as a weak point. Why do they just stop working then start after a rest of so? Is it time to change it after the first time? Is the pump forsale on here a...
  20. how good is an @

    Africa Twin
    So I went out to the garage the other day to realign the bashbars and straighten a few things on the @ after binning it and thought I might as well see if it would start. I wasn't really expecting it to even crank let alone start as it had been sitting in the garage where I parked it up after my...
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