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  1. Wanted: Rd04 pannier rack

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Guys. Looking for RD04 pannier rack witch one wouldn't cost a fortune. Can be second handed. Thanks Val
  2. Why is it that little jobs end up costing me a fortune....

    Africa Twin
    Bought some new Heidenau K60 Scouts from openeo to try for the first time and took the bike into Motoden Honda in Shoreditch London - £20/wheel to take off, replace and put back. Given I have no time this seemed a great option, particularly as I want to try and get up to the National if...
  3. Replacement for things I have worn out...

    Transalp
    Hi, My 2006 TA has worn out a few bits so I'm looking for some replacements: brake rotors (all three of them) a rear shock I'm not wanting to spend a fortune but I am going to try and get another 100,000kms our of her. Does anyone have any recommendations for me? I would be interested in a...
  4. XL700 replacement exhaust

    Transalp
    Well, my TAs been sitting still for 6 weeks due to me suffering from broken fingers and unable to ride it. At last I can ride again but decided to firstly give it a good clean, especially of the rusty exhaust. I'm a bit peeved about the amount of roost that has formed on the bike because...
  5. Whealie really is a super hero.......

    Africa Twin
    It was bound to happen. You just can’t commute 50 miles a day through stationary London traffic on a ¼ tonne motorcycle and expect everybody to respect the difficulties of piloting solo. When my bike got shunted from behind by an abusive and aggressive mini cab driver in three lanes of solid...
  6. Sunday wanderings.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I set off this morning with nowhere in mind, just drove up the A7 to have a think. Then I crossed over to the A68 to Pathead and down to Haddington. Pretty quiet at 10AM, still, the Coffee Pot cafe was open so a large coffee and a (huge) bacon roll was consumed. Breakfast taken care of it...
  7. New to the African Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi. I have just bought a 1988 Africa Twin with 56000km on the clock. I am not new to biking but am to the Africa Twin. I think it's is in good nick, but would welcome any advice re some of the issues I've started to note. I'll post some images and start asking questions, if that's alright. I...
  8. 2000 Honda XR400 R STOLEN/ SURREY/ PLEASE HELP/ REWARD OFFERED

    XR
    23/03/13 between 0030 0600 some one stole my XR 400 R off my front drive near Dorking in Surrey it was under a cover and locked to a tree. I am gutted; this bike is not worth a fortune in parts or to sell on as a whole .To me it was worth everything I loved this little bike and had spent time...
  9. Mesh touring jacket- Recommendation??

    Clothing
    I need a new mesh jacket for this year as my old Rev-It has shrunk around my tummy..... I quite fancy a 3/4 length jacket but finding a free flowing mesh jacket is hard. I tried a Alpinestar Drystar Flouroescent Large which was a strange fit and went back. I cannot really see any other options...
  10. Reliable Transalp Mechanic: Recommendations?

    Transalp
    Hi All, I'm trying to find a reliable/trusted mechanic to do some work on a 1988 600v that's needs to go back on the road soon. Has anyone got any recommendations? Obviously due to the age of the bike I don't want to spend a fortune on labour costs so main dealers are probably out of the...
  11. 650 transalp 40,000 miles service...

    Transalp
    I couldnt service bikes for a living...... The past 2 days I've been servicing my transalp and decided to give it a complete service and going over! I started by giving the bike a deep clean getting into every nook and cranny I then stripped all the plastics, seat, fairing, headllight, belly...
  12. New boot recommendations

    Chatter
    Folks With winter banging on the doorstep, it's time for me to consider some new boots. A recent email from the born again (in the UK) Hein Gericke is offering the HG Rallye 3 GTX boots with 30% off at £153, which I quite like the look of. Does anyone have these boots? Can you tell me if...
  13. Close call...

    Chatter
    Was sitting with the Turbine guys in the relay room beside the turbine hall, just about to test the trip function for overspeed, when we heard some really loud noices, and the floor vibrated violently. As we opened the door to the turbine hall, the flames came through the opening into our room...
  14. Paralympics will you be watching it..

    Chatter
    I've just watched the opening ceremony and will be trying to see as much of the events as possible. These atheletes are amazing, overcoming thier disabilities and then performing feats of strength and endurance. I feel the paralympians seem to be more genuine, competing for the love of thier...
  15. CDI issue on XRV750L 1990 Africa twin

    Africa Twin
    I bought a Japanese import Africa Twin twin model XRV 750L for a great price with 36,000 klms on the clock in United Arab Emirates. It started really easily and the engine sounded really sweet when I bought it. I have done under 10 klms on the bike and this issue has occurred. I am planning to...
  16. RD04 Summer Rebuild Project!

    Africa Twin
    To give you a bit of an intro : This is my first big bike challenge - an endeavour to make this great old bike (I say that - its almost exactly the same age as me!) into the bike of a lifetime... So, as you would expect with a young up-start blindly charging into this mammoth task, I have come...
  17. Paddydakar 2012 .... Please read

    Charity Events
    Hi everyone i have been in contact with the Organizers of the Paddydakar 2012.At this moment in time 2.7.12 the Event is ON HOLD.Due to recent accidents at Motorsport events in the South of Ireland in the last few weeks where Spectators were injured and unfortunately one person was killed,The...
  18. Sold: My outfit on Ebay

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    My SLR650 outfit is on Evil bay. Item No. 110848093243 It may be of interest to some of you. Note the bit about a swap for a solo FX650 or SLR650. It's bloody cheap at that price - I'm losing a fortune.
  19. Wanted: 1 Piece set of Leathers Size UK 46 chest 36/38 trousers for track days

    For Sale / Wanted
    Long shot but I'm planning on doing track days next year and need either a one piece set of leathers or a two piece set that zip all the way around, my Wolf leather only zip at the back which is not enough for track days!! Anyone got an old set in the back of their wardrobe they no longer need...
  20. Broken exhaust stud

    Mechanical Advice
    Just thought I'd spend some time in the garage tonight working on the old CD250. I've taken some bits off to tidy the old girl up a bit, but I've hit a brick wall that's going to cost a fortune to put right. Taking off the right hand downpipe the stud snapped off, no problem I thought I'll just...
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