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  1. Music survey.

    I was having a mooch on the net to find some music I hadnt heard for ages and it took me back to when I was younger. What music takes you back a bit and still sounds as good as it ever did. :thumbup: Heres my suggestion.
  2. JT chains

    Africa Twin
    Hi has anyone had any experience of JT 525 X1R chain ,just had one fitted to my RD07A ,replaced the DID chain because there was 10 k on it . I hadn,t really heard any reviews on them and was curious if anyone new anything about them . Cheers In advance
  3. For Sale: If only.!!

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    If only I hadn't bought those two extra AT's last year,I could be buying this right now ! :( 2011 KTM 990 Adventure R. | eBay
  4. Autobots... ;)

    Africa Twin
    Hadn't seen this one before - very good!
  5. I Suppose You've All Seen This But I Hadn't, so....

    ....just in case. A friend linked this onto my FB page... Hard to decide what art is.....but sometimes you just know. An emotive piece....real talent. Britains Got Talent - Shadow Theatre Act - 2013 [HQ] - YouTube
  6. Dangerous sports or activities in emp contract

    :(:(:( I'm enduring a certain amount of difficulty with my employer following my period of not being able to get into their offices (an old house with steps and stairs everywhere and no lift) and on Friday, received an employment contract. I hadn't been given one when I joined on May 6 this...
  7. Got a new AT! Sluggish acceleration! Any tips?

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, First of all, a BIG thank-you to all who've so very kindly replied to my previous postings and threads :thumbleft:. Couldnt' have found this baby without you lot! She's a 2000 model, done 11030 on the clock. SWEEEET!!! :blob5: Just got her today. Will post pics asap! However, I've...
  8. GPR Exhaust

    For about the last 6 months I have been mithering Motad to do a link pipe for a TA650 so I could fit a Venom end can I got from them for a song on ebay. Eventually I think Motad decided they weren't doing just link pipes and offered me a GPR complete system at Trade price. As I have just had a...
  9. Not a good first ride

    Just woken up after a disasterous first ride in ages. Been tidying up my @T for months and after much fiddling finally managed to get my headlights sorted and scottoiler fitted (last things on my list) a few days ago so at 2:30am thismorning decided to go for a ride when there was no traffic...
  10. decisions decisions

    I'm supposed to be decorating my hall, just been to the garage to get a brush. had to walk through all that glorious sunshine and when I opened the garage door came face to face with a motorcycle. Now what do I do? If only I hadn't opened the garage.............................
  11. I have finally got my first AT!..

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, After two and a half (long) months of searching, I have finally bought an AT! It is standard (apart from topbox) with 13000 miles on the clock. It was the 3rd one I looked at. I bought it from Hereford, its new home is now the edge of Dartmoor. I serviced it shortly after I got...
  12. Uh oh ...... Electrical Problems

    Africa Twin
    Hey guys and gals The @ has been running fine until the other day I went to replace what I thought was a blown headlight bulb (well it was, so I went to purchase a new one) Fitted it straight away and hadnt even got a mile down the road, when I noticed, to my horror, it had blown again already...
  13. THE CHEAP WAY DOWN (a bit) PART 1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Cheap way down Part 1 I had taken the dog out for a walk on boxing day and thought how great it would be to go for a ride with the roads being empty but I couldn’t even do that since I had sold my Africa Twin a month ago thinking that I wouldn’t be doing much riding over the winter and it...
  14. spada turin trousers & Hunts Stockport

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Having seen the advert in MCN for the above trousers at Bike Gear, I went to my local store in Ashton to have a look and they looked great, but they didn't have my size. I was in Hunts looking at a pre reg Transalp and they had a pair of them in my size. The nice man then agreed to price...
  15. Someone nicked me sparks!

    Dominator / FMX
    Coming home last night, Whiplash died as if the kill switch had been hit (it hadn't). Quick once-over = no spark, replaced plug and all was well ....... for 4 miles when the b*tch did the same. 3 miles from home (mostly uphill), pitch black, middle of feck all, I was not happy (cue Basil...
  16. please not a friday afternoon bike!!!

    just bought new 2007 varadero from dobles coulsdon, picked it up from them yesterday,after a 600 mile service, very pleased with the plesant nature of all the reception guys and mechanic etc. they altered the beam of the head light, i was getting major abuse from car drivers and none of my...
  17. Oi! Monsieur put yer elmet on sil vou plait

    Reading through some other threads this evening I was reminded of a red mist incident in Calais while proceeding through the Chunnel terminal. Mrs Gromit and I had checked in and were riding our TA and AT in train boarding mode (i.e. gloves in top box, helmet strapped to luggage, passport and...
  18. Bigger, Stronger, Faster

    Africa Twin
    Than a Suzuki GS125 :D Seeing Chad's feeble efforts reminded me I hadn't put any pics of the road-rage RD03 Africalp up lately. No it's not staying white, that's just the base coat, I think it'll end up AUDI blue like the mudgaurd (then I can push everyone outta the way) :D
  19. Z's Long way round!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well as everyone on this forum loves LWR and LWD so much i thought i'd do my own version! My plan was to ride from My house in Manchester to meet a friend in Hebden Bridge, then ride to another friend's house in Haverfordwest and back up the welsh coast. 440 miles and two countries in two...
  20. Review: Sam Manicom - Into Africa

    Sam Manicom recently sent me his first book "Into Africa" to review and post my thoughts up on the forum. Sam was seeking out an opinion warts and all of his book. I've never read a travel book before of someone's adventure, despite the many recommendations on the site and the fact that I...