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  1. Forum login problems.. anyone else?

    I seem to be jinxed on this forum Suddenly I can't login (under "ds99") I tried resetting password - it says "email address not recognised" So I try and old email address, and weirdly, that works. I get an email saying: You have requested to reset your password on Honda Trail Bike Forums...
  2. RD 04 carb overhaul

    Africa Twin
    Help needed please guys. Decided to try and get my AT running over the festive period. Not a hope. I'd forgotten to drain the fuel when i put it away a couple of years ago. I know, it's a crime to put it away for so long, but i did. Well, it would not start, so i stripped and cleaned the carbs...
  3. Have I f

    Africa Twin
    Alri Lads, My stater to Reg/Rec cable fried. I cut the melted plug off to show to my local hardware/mechanic to get a new part. My dumb ass forgot to label the wires before I cut it off. So Now I dont know which wire goes where. I dont think it matters which goes where but I'd like to see...
  4. Last minute storage prep

    Africa Twin
    Curious as to what last minute stuff may hel with long term bike storage again. Leave in 2 days for Europe for 3 years. I was going to fog the cylinders maybe? What should I use? I have drained tank and let air out for the last 6 weeks or so, brake fluid fairly fresh. Forgot to change oil last...
  5. passwords...sorted or is it just I'm a ....

    security issues a while back, ok, i understand. BUT, i only use 1 computer. EVERY TIME i try to log on, NOPE... wrong password, use forgot password, new tab, sign into my hotmail, open emails, go to site again, go back to email, wait, back to xrv land, sign-in using new password. An hour later...
  6. Yamaha DT125 LC3

    1986 Yamaha DT 125 LC3. I need to locate the two bolts that hold the front brake caliper onto the forks because jnr forgot to tighten them up when he was checking his brake pads for wear a couple of weeks ago. They both fell out on the way to the mot place so they need to be replaced. I found a...
  7. Stupid question, but i want to be sure

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I trashed my old tires (continental TKC80 i think) yesterday. Problem is that i forgot to look what size they where :(. I know the wheel size (17" back and 21" front). Can anyone tell me what they are using? What are the best tires for 60% road and 40% offroad ? The ones i trashed...
  8. Its alive

    Dominator / FMX
    I got my Honda coil today and when I fitted it I got a spark. I just need my new needle from my mate in America then I can dial the flatside in and start this bike up. Just in case you forgot what it looks like :D:D:D Three years and alot of dole money in the making.:clown::clown::clown: I...
  9. She scrubs up well!

    It's been about 5 months since the Alp has had a decent clean so I thought that I'd give her a treat this afternoon. I spent 2 1/2 to 3 hours cleaning off 5000 miles of crud and low and behold I can now see what the original colour is :). I gave the chain a bit of lube and also fitted some...
  10. Front fork covers/mudguard installation

    Africa Twin
    Can anyone confirm or post up a pic of the correct order the mudguard, fork brace and fork covers are bolted onto the rear lower fork? Mine has been in so many pieces for so long I've forgotten. Also a pic of the front and rear bolts would be amazing as I have ordered new ones, but an...
  11. Wanted: TTR 250R wanted or other small cylinder bike

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi- I already have a raid & need another one!...or similar style basic bike...possibly upto a 350CC Can anyone point me in the right direction...I have checked on Ebay and a TTR is for sale...but the chap forgot to mention its a non runner in the advert!:rolleyes: Regards rod
  12. 2015 V-Strom 1000

    Editing problem
  13. 2015 V-Strom 1000

    The day fianlly arrived. Yesterday I collected my new bike from Bill Smiths in Bangor, as I got there my old TA was sitting sadly outside, it will not be forgotten. Quite a cold afternoon got quite chilled as Paul, the salesman went through controls etc, so not much of a ride afterwards. Just...
  14. Which center stand is this?

    Africa Twin
    After rebuilding my RD03, I nearly forgot that I had repainted this center stand until the other day I stumbled across it sitting in a corner. As you can see, I had it on the bike before, but the bike would sit crooked as the mounting hardware (spacers) didn't seem to be the correct ones. The...
  15. H Cafe - 22/02/14

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Today I met grasmere59, boboneleg, Steve, Bazz and his mate (sorry Bazz forgot his name) :D It was a great day meeting all these new faces. boboneleg's KTM was drool material for sure. Looking forward to meeting you all again soon. Will have to organize a ride out when the weather improves. ;)...
  16. Torque settings

    Hi, does anyone have the torque settings for the following on a XL650V-6; Steering stem nut Fork yolk bolts Brake caliper bolts Front wheel spindle clamp nuts and anything else on the front end that I've forgotten :D cheers, Bob.
  17. Output shaft,dry or greased?

    Africa Twin
    As the above question,do you leave the output shaft dry or lubed,on my newly acquired A/T I removed the front sprocket and checked the output shaft for wear before i bought it and it seemed o.k. i forgot to check the spline wear on the sprocket though so i did at the weekend and found it to be...
  18. Dommie fork length???

    Dominator / FMX
    Howdy Can someone please tell me the fully extended fork length of dommie? I swapped mine for some fancy ones and forgot to measure my old ones before I parted ways with them. I need to know if I've gained much length that needs rectifying. Thanks in advance Tomo
  19. Big girl passes MOT

    Well totally forgot the MOT was due :cyclopsani: obviously garaged until booked in :rolleyes: All good apart from the rear disc has an advisory "slightly juddering brake" I cannot feel in day to day riding but shows in the brake test gauge. Will look to replace over the winter, any suggestion...
  20. Checklist for touring

    good job they left a few spaces for the things they forgot, presumably they take a trailer as well Motorcycle Trip Checklist