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  1. Frustrating afternoon

    Chatter
    This morning i painted 1/2 the bedroom then watched Maggies funeral. This afternoon i thought i would fit the grip heaters i bought for the Gasgas. A few weeks back i bought some symtec copies off ebay don't know how good they are yet but the whole package was only £6.00 so if they are no good...
  2. Even the banana and jelly babies couldn't save me this time...

    Chatter
    Well, today was the day of my Mod 1 test. Despite some intensive practice just lately (many many thanks to Chris, Dave and Sandy at Charnwood), I woke with a sick feeling in my stomach. I followed advice from Instructor no. 1 and started the day with a banana for slow release of energy. I set...
  3. 600R primary carb issues

    XL
    hi there, im new to this forum. its great to see such a site dedicated to honda trails in the uk! i just bought an 1983 XL600R of a mate and i acnt seem to get it running right. the bike starts with no choke when cold, but petrol was coming out the hose of the first carb and at low rev the bike...
  4. Mikuni TM40 carb on FMX stalls at junctions etc Help!!

    Dominator / FMX
    Any one out there that can solve this one, i've fitted a Mikuni TM40 carb to the FMX, it's a new carb and my issue is that the engine dips and stalls when sharply stopping, infact, it will actually do this when in neutral applying the front brake and rocking, all breather hoses are free, tank is...
  5. How long does a torn tendon take to heal?

    Chatter
    Ive a torn atfl on my foot, diagnosed after xray at a&e last Tuesday. Rest, Elevation, Ice and Ibuprofen where the orders for a week. Done.....I can take my weight on my foot as long as I keep it straight, havent got the full range of movement back, painful to point In/Up or Out/Down. I can at...
  6. Cheap end-can

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I've been struggling to find a "cheap" end can for my 2001 Africa Twin. The cheapest I can find is over £200 which is frustrating as manufactures such as Fuel don't seem to make them for my model. I know this thread has been on the forum many times before, but each recommendation seems to...
  7. Speedo

    XR
    Hi all I currently have an Acewell 3100 computer fitted to my 02 XR650R. After giving the bike a tidy up over the last few months I can't work out the wiring at all and no I didn't note the connections before I took it off!(Hindsights a wonderful thing!!). One of the previous owners used...
  8. Stired up a hornets nest now

    Chatter
    I've got a question to ask you boys, when I talk to other women about motorcycling and if they tell me they like to ride pillion and love bikes I always encourage and ask why they don't take that step and learn. I gave lost count how many times the response is "my husband/ partner says I am...
  9. XR650R tail light

    XR
    Hi there I hope someone might be able to help after several frustrating hours in the garage. I'm in the middle of cleaning up my XR650R for the winter and thought I'd have a look at why the tail light is permenantly on when the engine is running as it doesn't seem right when it should be...
  10. XR400 serious upgrades...opinions please?

    XR
    Hi guys, Still struggling with the horrendous flat spot from standstill, I've had the carb apart and airlined it, replaced the exhaust baffle, changed to standard jets and nothing is helping! It's definitely rideable but it's more frustrating than I can put into words!!! :( SO - seeing as the...
  11. Need some CSS help

    Chatter
    Ok I'm going round in circles and need some CSS help. I don't do enough CSS stuff now to know how to solve this and it's really frustrating me. :D So who knows their stuff. I've written an eBay search script that I'd like to embed at a certain point on every page. Here's an image of what I'm...
  12. Graphics card recommendation please

    Chatter
    I used to custom build pc's for a living so it's very frustrating to have to ask advice!!! But I haven't done this for some years now and am totally out of date. My lads graphics card has gone bang and I need to get another one from eBay. Unless someone has something for sale here of course...
  13. Importing xr to france

    XR
    Im just trying to import my xr to france - have been told by honda france that I need to fit indicators to bike - but when i check out french xrs none seem to have indicators - is anyone aware if indcators were fitted as standard to european models or are honda france just being difficult. Also...
  14. Lulu's Most Excellent Adventure - Part 3

    Chatter
    And so, for those of you who are still awake, on to part 3 of the slow, slow tale of Lulu’s march (ride?) towards a full licence. :rolleyes: You will recall that the tale was left with the triumph of the CBT certificate clutched in my trembling hands (and an offer of a free ride-out from my...
  15. Any Germans out there ??? i need your help

    Chatter
    Hi all, i posted about needing and Rd03 front brake hoses so i can replicate original looking new rubber hoses for the original look to your Rd03's. I've been looking for some time on e bay and theres not a great deal in the uk. German e bay has a lot of spares for 650 africa twins, but the...
  16. Change of lightbulb in the instrument panel.

    Transalp
    Oh dear my bike is fightning hard with me now. Almost as if it doesn't wan't to go on the trip.. So a lightbulb died in the instrument panel, now when driving in the dark the lightbulb that is supposed to give light to my speedometer is no more. When I get up to 80 km/h then the other bulb...
  17. Engine for DoctorLaw!!!!!?????

    BMW
    In an attempt to uphold my position as purveyor of lucky white biker heather on the site I appear to have killed a second BMW. Good news I imagine for some of you but a bit frustrating for me - not least because it stuffs my plans to ride around the Highlands following a mobile cinema next...
  18. XL 500 RC rattling help

    XL
    Having bought a 1984 XL 500 RC it rattled very noisily from what sounds like the top end. I disconected the decompression cables to eliminate the lifter from touching but it made no difference. Next I removed the unit and set the tappets correctly (which were also rechecked by my brother in law)...
  19. ATC3k action cam problems ??

    Mechanical Advice
    :confused: Having problems with my ATC3k vid cam . keeps switching off . I think it must be because of vibrations . It is meant to be an "action cam" , but even slighty rough tarmac seems to be a problem .Has anyone else had same problems ? Did you come up with a solution ? Im gonna try some...
  20. Transalp 700XL Wobble from about 60km/h and up??? feels unstable.

    Transalp
    Hi all This is my first post as a new member and I'm hoping that some of my fellow Transalpians will be able to solve my mystery wobble. I have had my Transalp for about 2 months now. Done just over 3500km... love the bike... love it... stunning... BUT. I pick up a slight wobble on the...
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