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  1. Cylinder base gasket

    Dominator / FMX
    What is the best way to soften up a 20 yr old base gasket to try and get it off? Solvent, flame thrower,angle grinder....lol This gasket is well hard and dont want to come off.
  2. The Sunday rideout that didn't quite happen as expected!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hello Ben! It so nice to see you , again - it's been a long time! The sun was shining, the day was warm, my spirits were high.... ....I was sooo excited as Ben has been locked up for more than a year and only ventured out a week or two back...
  3. Blue Flame Exhaust systems?

    Accessories
    Anyone of you fellows uses them? https://www.blueflameperformance.com/bikes_english/ I am as you might guess interested in this one: https://www.blueflameperformance.com/bikes_english/blueflame-motorcycle-exhausts/bmw/f650-f800gs/bmw-f650-f800gs-evo-coloured-titanium-oval-with-twin-outlet.html
  4. How many forum members

    Chatter
    does it take to change a lightbulb (stolen from another forum) How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb? 1 to change the light bulb and 1 to post that the light bulb has been changed 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have...
  5. advice

    Dominator / FMX
    went to the shed and started my bike the other day it was hard to start a few pops and bangs and it fired up then let it warm up then reved it for afew minutes at about 6000 rpm and the exhaust was red hot dont think that is right reved it right up a few times and it was poping and a flame out...
  6. Ural won't start.

    Ural / Zundapp
    OK. Here we go: I know that there are not many Uralists on here, but there are plenty of mechanically mind folk, and a bike is a bike after all (unless it's a steaming pile of **** parked in my space) Bike: 2007 Ural Sportman (Kick-start only at the moment) 6900km on the clock. Last service...
  7. Odd chicken strips.... Not crispy

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Ok before you flame me I am still a newbie... Be gentle with me! Great ride back home from work today, birds twittering and sun out and a tropical 11 degree, plus I finished early - so I took the LONG way home. Plenty of great twists n turns, so I made good progress! When I got home I noticed...
  8. Easy pootle turns to hell

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A bit of a fright. I finally got ViewRanger installed onto the phone today, plus 640mb of ordnance survey maps of Ireland, the complete set, so to test it out I decided to take a bit of a spin towards the Burren in Co.Clare and use it to find some archeological sites. I found one or two...
  9. stolen from canvey island

    Chatter
    bad news 1st is a red urban dz 125 reg no is eu58 glf ( brand new !! 45 miles on clock ) husky exhaust outher than that its standard 2nd bike is a blue n white xtz 750 super tenner reg no f684 fkw black rims yellow fork gators blue flame exhaust < very loud > blue renthal h bars call or emai me...
  10. Definitive Camping Kit-List for 1 or 2 Bikes...

    Travel
    Hi all, Theres is some excellent advice for equipment and camping gear on this forum but I thought I'd amalgamate it into one list as me and the missus are off later in the year. I have posted it in the hope of helping others considering what to take when camping, and for your suggestions on...
  11. Coleman stove

    For Sale / Wanted
    FOR SALE.... This little stove has a powerful flame and is very easy to use, runs on petrol so is ideal for m/cycle camping. lit three times but not used as yet. £35.00 - - includes P+P. SOLD
  12. Africa Twin RD04 exhaust for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    As my newer high level exhaust got thru the mot ok, this ones now for sale. Its a blue flame, with Acrapovic stickers, stainless steel with stainless steel link pipe. Just needs a polish up, and a few nuts and bolts to mount on the included hangar bracket. The strap is a bit twisted on the...
  13. Triumph 955i Tiger

    For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my friends bike, i'm advirtising it due to the fact he does not have a pc or internet access, the reason for sale is due to purchase of a BMW. The bike is a 2001 model and has the following features 1: Triumph luggage 2: Centre stand aswell as a side stand 3: Triumph alarm by...
  14. Front Brake Upgrade

    Africa Twin
    Please don't flame me about doing a search... I swear I waded through pages of babble and found nothing..... Does anyone know of a big brake conversion for the front of the AT.... It would be nice to update the performance and looks of the front brakes by putting some serious stoppers on...
  15. Le Mans Trip - UPDATE

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Boys and Girls I am going to apologise profusely but i am not able to make this event this year, but i have a very good reason. On Saturday 21st April at 3pm i get married at Guildford Registry Office to Anna my long time girlfriend. When i put this trip up i knew i was going to get married...
  16. HELP! Rear Sprocket nuts

    Transalp
    I decided tonight that I would do the chain and sprockets swap on my TA this afternoon while I was waiting for a bloke to turn up. Not a big job I thought, having done this job loads of times on dirt bikes... I popped the bike on the centre stand and proceeded to whip the chain and front...
  17. jay walking !!!

    Chatter
    listening to the radio today they was going on about this british guy in america who was warned about jay walking buy a copper he said thankyou and walked away .... then about for or five of the officers brought him to the ground a roughed him up :shock: they thought he was ignoring them :roll...
  18. Just to say Hi

    Chatter
    Been a long time since I was last on this Forum, last February I seem to remember, when I bought a Suzuki [Jeep] to replace the AT. Still have the AT, it is started up once a fortnight, als it still has the same petrol in the tank. Took the bike for a short run last week and it still runs fine...
  19. Wanted, Transalp project.

    Transalp
    Hi everybody, I'm new here. I'm looking for something to get my hands dirty on, I used to be a mechanical engineer but have now been dragged (kicking and screaming) in to the office. So, as I used to own a Transalp in a previous life and greatly enjoyed it, I am now looking for one to restore...
  20. Fire in the hole!

    Africa Twin
    Untill recently my bike was kept in a nice warm garage. It was great, easy winter starting, nice & dry etc. Now its out in the cold & suffering a bit. On particularly cold mornings it is quite reluctant to start, taking quite a while on the starter button (ie a few seconds rather than...
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