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  1. Forma Boots

    Clothing
    Hi All. Any thoughts on Forma pivot boots, looking for some boots with a bit more flex in the ankle area more to get more feel while braking standing up, or anything else you can recomend.
  2. Flex-jet remote fuel screw for keihin carburetors?????

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys I have seen some KTM's with FLEX-JET REMOTE FUEL SCREWS to adjust the carburetors in high altitudes....and found this link on ebay eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices I talk to the guy and he says quote: "We have never...
  3. How much swingarm flex is normal?

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I've got an Africa Twin RD04 swingarm on my Transalp. I'm testing out some new tires, and the handling just doesn't seem as confidence inspiring as I remember it being back in the day (i.e. years ago, on stock suspension), so I got off the bike and had a close look at everything. I...
  4. Grief fitting Tourance

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Okay, I gave up fitting my own tyres 30 years ago after buggering up an inner tube. So, as I'm off again to rural Portugal and I've been playing the Ostrich on my recent European trips, I decided to bite the bullet; actually I think I was shot with it! Picked up a new tyre and what an absolute...
  5. Kevlar carbon case and disc guards

    Africa Twin
    We've had a set of these manufactured for a customer, and he is very pleased with them, so I thought I'd post some pictures to see if there is any interest in having a batch made? I had 2 sets made, so I could trial a set - and I've got to say, I'm very impressed with the quality - better than...
  6. Riky Cross Crashbars

    Africa Twin
    Well, a fair number of you kept asking if we would stock them, so after much negotiation, and waiting 3 months for initial stock to arrive, Rugged Roads now has the ultimate crashbars in stock here in the UK. :-D 6mm solid steel tube-end brackets 30mm diameter bottom tubes 22mm top tubes...
  7. Sold: Hein Gericke Gore Tex Voyager jacket

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have for sale my Hein Gericke Voyager GTX Gore-Tex Jacket. in excllent condition. Sell For £90 . {new price is £399 } to fit 44 to 48 inch chest The comprehensive protection programme! Including extensive protective equipment and with Superfabric for maximum abrasion resistance Function...
  8. Decals & T-Shirt quote

    The Longest Day (Planning)
    All, please see below Dear Mark Hope you are well? After lots of to-ing & fro-ing I have quotes as requested for The Longest Day labels & garments. It may be better if you can call in & we can show you the labels & different types of garment printing available. Decals firstly. All...
  9. Flexing bars - bar mounts

    Africa Twin
    Ive got some rox raisers on my bike and they work well, but I find that the bars actually flex forward and backward when the road becomes very corrugated. Could they actually snap? It seems to be the bar mounts on the triple clamp.
  10. MOT advisory brake flucuation

    Transalp
    My 2000 650VY passed its MOT:p, but only just, an advisory on the front brake that indicates a 'slight flucuation of brake effort'. The examiner suggested the discs are slightly warped or varying in thickness. I do admit the braking does pulse (more noticeable at lower speeds and is not as...
  11. Let the fun begin

    Transalp
    ok it finally looks like I managed to buy a transalp for the rebuild..... will pick it up next weekend. This is now the 4th attempt.... 93 PD 06 in purple/silver for 1600€. 42'kms. And then I will completely take it apart... :D until I am standing in front of the naked frame.... with phone...
  12. Swap: TA bars for luggage rack

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone interested with swapping some engine bars to fit my 97 Transalp (Sorry Phil W, but if they want cash they might prefer your offer) I have some rear luggage bars/ rack, they attach on the top bolt of the rear footpeg hangers and metalwork below topbox plate with a bar joining both sides to...
  13. best way to brace panniers

    Mechanical Advice
    hi got some alpos panniers and want to brace them up a bit, mainly the mounting sides and the top mounting holes as there is a bit of flex there. photos would be good, im thinking of just adding some extra 3mm aluminium to the insides where the mounting holes are and maybe a few extra...
  14. Wanted: Bar End inserts (Acerbis or other)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Tusk D-Flex Bar-End Clamp Handlebar Inserts | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC I'm after a pair of bar end inserts for my Acerbis Rallye Pro guards. I broke the last set removing the guards and want to put these back on now. Thanks!
  15. Just joined - Hello to everybody

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I am living and working in Thailand, where the weather allows me to ride my bikes almost anytime. We have nice routes, both on and off road. Recently purchased my XRV650, which looks to be the 57th ever build. Engine & frame have matching numbers, and the engine looks and sounds fine - like...
  16. HID Conversions (again...?)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've been looking at HID kits over the last few weeks, my mate and me are looking to upgrade. I've read the other threads and looked at the links although some of the links didn't work. So..... I got some 50W H7s for the car from http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hids-direct but when they...
  17. Painting your creations....

    Bodgers Corner
    I have just finished a bracket for my Ural. It is steel and has been welded in places. It also has hinged sections that will still need to be able to flex as designed. So, what are the painting options/techniques to consider. Low hassle but sturdy finish is preferable. I am not going for...
  18. Hein Gericke Cruise GTX Goretex Jacket

    Product Reviews
    I had this jacket recommended to me when I had to do an exchange in Hein Gericke on a previous jacket and overall I'm really pleased with it. I guess it may help to describe the type of rider I am and what I am generally looking for in a jacket. I do about 20-25 thousand miles per year and I...
  19. Holey Seat FYI

    Africa Twin
    Hi Folks, well I took the plunge and got the drill out to attack my seat, First of all I drilled 7 1" holes around the base under the main cheek area, took it for a test blask and some (slight) increase in comfort (60 mile afternoon round trip to the seaside) Stage 2; drill out again and...
  20. New boots causing problems

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi. Finally, after 12 years, my trusty Frank Thomas boots have given up the unequal struggle with my feet. There was no Araldite fix for them this time. So, with a heavy heart and an emptied bank account, I needed to invest in a suitable replacement. I'd always fancied a motocross style of...
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