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  1. Chatter
    Right....now I`ve got your attention,think for a moment. Petrol. Oil. Brake fluid. Paint. Solvents. Rags and other combustible material. Batteries gassing off while on charge. All in a confined space,often poorly ventilated,and often attached to a house. HAVE YOU GOT A FIRE...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Tasmania is Oz's Island state and a great place for biking , this was my 5th trip down from the mainland and I cant wait to go again, amazing roads, great scenery and fantastic food mmmmmm. There was me (Africa Twin 750), Rob (KTM950), Margaret (R6), Mike(1150GSA), Nick (XTZ660), Steve(100GS)...
  3. Chatter
    This morning some arrogant fool undertook me whilst I was nearly starting to pass a truck and then forced me to brake hard because he swung into the lane I was in. If I hadn't, then he would have hit the nose of my car. Did he think he was clever? Did he think that putting his own life at risk...
  4. Chatter
    As a side dish to Chad's winter/ride carefully/take care thread, here's a thread to remind you to dress for the worst. Yesterday, coming back towards home on an unfamiliar road and before I even saw the "Mud on Road" signs I found myself staring at two unfamiliar faces, through my visor with...
  5. Transalp
    In the latest RiDE magazine the Transalp is featured in their 'Last Rites' section at the back. Does RiDE know something? I thought the Transalp was being sold next year as the replacement hadn't been done yet. rob
  6. Transalp
    Last couple of evenings have been spent changing chain and sprockets butnot without problems and a couple of questions I could do with advice on.... First got a genuine C&S set from David Silver for £65 + VAT and delivery. Good start. Local bike man said he wouldn't fit parts he hadn't...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thursday morning... Off I go to collect my bike from the local shop, that was supposed to have done the head race bearings. They hadnt done the job.. Bearing on back order. The bearings are not bad by any means. Get back home and start loading bike up. Then the delays start..... The new...
  8. Other Bikes
    Well, couldn't help it....had to change my old RD04 for a newer bike (Suzuki V-Strom DL650 '04), you know...spring, sunshine etc. :wink: First i mounted H&B racks and Zega-cases for summertrips. Bike has worked well and hadn't any problems during trip to Norway...8 days and almost...
  9. Chatter
    Just got the AT back together. Ran the fully charged battery flat trying to start the bugger. I then noticed I hadn't turned the fuel taps on. :oops: :oops: :oops:
  10. Varadero
    I want one! http://www.motorcyclenews.com/nav?page=motorcyclenews.articles.articleCategory.article&resourceId=4942642&articleCategory=NEWS_NEW-BIKES If I hadn't bought the Tiger I would have jumped at one of these. I thought the older Vara's looked dull! Damn! This one doesn't! It's at the...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    This last weekend was my first trip off-island since moving over here, so a mate and I went to Leeds (his home town) - he passed his test last Feb and rides a 2000 Ducati Monster 600. His first time riding off-island too. I packed up my new panniers on the Friday evening after work and rode...
  12. Chatter
    I watched Mabel turn from an intellegent blonde lady to a total blonde bimbo tyre heisting woman. She phoned up M and Ps yesterday for her tyres and played a total bimbo, put on a girlie voice, giggled and jokes, she got chatted up and in the end got a very good deal on a set of tyres. If she...
  13. Africa Twin
    After having a tootle round the car park on fewtrees '99 RD07a I realised my '94 RD07 vibrates a bit more, and has done ever since I've owned it. So, I'm now on the quest for some silky smoothness :shock: I think the ignition's OK (judging by the colour of the 'plugs and the fact that it...
  14. Africa Twin
    Just had my carbs balanced and it's like riding a different bike! Not having much to compare it with, I knew it was running a bit lumpy and it smelled like the mixture was over rich, but I hadn't realised just how far out they were. Sounds like Paddy at Bikes of Brighton did a thorough job...
  15. Chatter
    Some idiot tried and failed to steal my Africa Twin last night. Failure 1) They'd managed to snap a self tapper screw in the ignition without actually breaking the lock. Failure 2) They must've failed to see the disk lock on it as they hadn't touched that. Failure 3) They failed to notice...
  16. Chatter
    I must thank you all again for wishing me a happy birthday. As i already said Phoenix met me on Saturday morning and then took me out for a fry and then we went to play. There is a place know as the lead mines across the road from my house which i hadn't considered before for the bike. This...
  17. Chatter
    If this is a strange question then you probably don't.. If you do that's great.. For those that don't, here's a short explanation.. So what does this mean to you? Well, it means you could write a page for the site on.... anything at all.. from within the site.. no need to learn HTML :shock...
  18. Africa Twin
    Heated of course!... problem I have is that the throttle grip is loose. I bought some "grip fix" from Honda, but the stuff hadnt cured off even after 3 days and leaving the heated grips on all night last night!. I was thinking of using silicone sealer. Anyone else have any comments /...
  19. Transalp
    Just bought 2003 Transalp a couple of days ago (first bike at 43), 8,000 miles but needs a service. Leaving it at a friend's for a few days until I sit my test. I'm sure I saw a Transalp recently with a U-lock under the rear tray rather than under the seat - very handy - but I hadn't bought...
  20. Chatter
    Had to share this with you guys. Yesterday morning while riding to work through heavy rain, I had to stop at a crossroads. Traffic approaching on the main road. Car opposite wants to turn right, will have to wait for traffic to clear, and then for me to go straight over. Car driver opposite...
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