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  1. Transalp
    hello guys n gals, i need new stainless steel spokes for both wheels ( original ) does anyone have any ? or maybe even a pair of perfect rims ? the rear is awful and the front is pretty respectable ! ive buffed the rear amoungst many things & it still looks crap ! they just let it down so much i...
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    I've been off-loading ballast from my 650, but one person's ballast is another person's essential farkles so I have available: 1. Givi crash bars, as-new condition, never met the road. Complete with all fixings except for the tube that you'd use if you didn't have a centre stand fitted. So...
  3. Competitions / Trials
    Just wondering if anybody else was planning on doing any rally raid type events this year? I'm currently signed up on the AT for the Tour of Portugal in March, planning on doing as much of the ATRC and rally moto cup as possible in the UK, and funds dependent, fancy Rally Albania and possibly...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I have searched the forum but can't find an answer to my query. I have a '99 SLR650 which I intend to give regular oil changes, however motorcycle specific oil is much more expensive than car oil. I have always used car oil in my BMWs and British bikes but have read dire warnings of...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I have a question regarding two issues that have been alive for a while now on my bike. When I bought her the forks were a bit twisted (it was crashed) and I found a specialist that straightened them + I upgraded to progressive springs. The thing is, from the beginning I have been...
  6. Transalp
    No mention of the transalp! ----- Used Spotlight: Small adventure bikes Published: Yesterday 12:19 BIKES FOR SALE The eagerly anticipated Royal Enfield Himalayan has broken cover, although it looks like the small capacity adventure bike won't be coming to the UK as we believe it fails to...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys, I'm rebuilding my starter motor as it went caput, stripped it all down put new brushes on and cleaned up the commutator and output shaft, and got all the bloody oil out of it. The problem I'm having though is sourcing the internal bearing and oil seal that sits in the end of the...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hi again I recently fitted a high level mudguard to my Dommie. It looks great, in doing so however I removed the brace that runs under the old road mudguard. I have noticed that when I brake the handlebars twist. I understand about turning moments and forces generated by single sided disc...
  9. XL
    Greetings, I have "accidentally" bought a new project on EBay. You know how it is. :rolleyes: It is a French import, 1981, running, with about 17,000 miles on the clock. It needs a good clean, a new rear tyre and probably a host of other small jobs, suspension overhaul, full service etc. Picking...
  10. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Having being away from the forum for a few years after selling my Transalp, it's great to be back, this time with my dream bike, an Africa Twin '97 RD07a. The place has certainly changed, but I'm still indebted for all the great advice that I received when prepping the 'Alp for the trip to...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Guys, I almost made the whole year (commuting calendar year) without a mechanical or electrical breakdown. However the last couple of days as the temperatures have dropped I noticed my bike was harder to turn over in the mornings. Normal starting procedure is press the starter button, crank a...
  12. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there, when I relocated from Switzerland back to the UK last Year I brought my trusty old Africa Twin with me. Unfortunately some things changed and I simply have no time space and use for it any longer. I never got around to get it MOT'd and registered over here, so it is still on a Swiss...
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