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  1. Transalp 700 handlebars.

    Transalp
    On longer rides, especially when loaded up, I find that my arms sometimes start acheing. I'm thinking of trying some higher bars. Any recommendations and do they affect the handling etc of the bike? Also what if any modifications will be needed to the controls etc? Thanks for any answers. Nick...
  2. Tyre size help

    Mechanical Advice
    Hey folks Quick question for someone in the know. I have a 17” wheel that typically takes 160/60/17 rear and 120/70/17 front... What tyres sizes both up and down will be ok to put on? I’m looking at a scrambler tyre but it’s 150/70/17 rear Just need to know what’s safe. I know you can do...
  3. Transalp 650 gaiter replacement

    Transalp
    How easy is it to take the front forks off to replace the gaiters- mine are in a sorry state. It's not so much the taking off as putting back correctly so as not to muff up the handling?
  4. Fork height

    Dominator / FMX
    Over the next few days i am going to fit new fork gaiters, now the bike is a bit too tall for me and i thought i might drop the the yolks about an inch to compensate, doe's anybody think this may have an adverse effect on handling ? or should i leave well alone?
  5. Yacugar front springs - oil

    Africa Twin
    Hey guys! Im swapping over to a set of yacugar progressives in front. Can anybody suggest an oil weight? Im looking for a stiffer, sporty type handling but not shake your teeth hard.
  6. handling

    Transalp
    Why do I seem to get a front end wobble at high speed and going over the white line Iv got conti escapes on there at the moment and I wondered if it was them. Iv seen a lot of gd reviews On the conti's but I think there crap in the wet and in the dry
  7. Wanted: Wanted-Transalp 600 swinging arm

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have this idea that I could stiffen up a standard ta600 swinging arm to improve handling when 2 up and fully laden (its a bit vague to say the least, all bearings etc are in good order). Anyway what I need is a disc brake swinging arm to fit a 1994 xl600vr (I think all years with disc will...
  8. New Rubber

    Transalp
    New rubber fitted today £142 all in from A1 Tyres Dromore. Karoo3's a real change to the handling and look. Great in the mud too......:)
  9. Improving handling on XR 400

    XR
    Hi, anyone got any advice on how to improve the handling of an XR 400 ...fed up with the front end being so soft Thanks Adam..
  10. Handling problems xrv 750

    Africa Twin
    Need some help. Just completed a trip of 750 miles with my wife (on another bike) . I was carrying all the luggage , not much, couple of days worthof clothes in each pannier and a topbox full of camera and computer equipment. Recently fitted a new tourance 150 section rear tyre. On motorways and...
  11. Best Enduro Tyres

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All, Been searching through previous posts but struggling to find the best option, running Avon Distanzia on my Dommie would like somthing with a little more of road capability whithout comromising road handling. Anyone any ideas ??? Mogz
  12. Bike handling

    Chatter
    This is the minimum I expect from all of you!:D How to handle a Africa Twin - YouTube
  13. Todays Crosstourer test

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Took a fully kitted out crosstourer today and I seriously want one!!!! This bike is absolutely superb!! It is without a doubt the best all rounder on the market - I loved the handling and engine of the 1050 tiger but this beats it hands down!!! GS owners - go and try one - its brilliant!
  14. XR 400 suspension upgrades

    XR
    Hi all, just thinking about tuning the suspension on my xr 400 anybody have any suggestions on how to improve it ? I ride a lot off road and i am looking for better handling, my weight is about 13 stone / 85 kilos I would rather stick with the stock forks if i can. Thanks,:cheers: Merry...
  15. Strangely Specific Front-end wobble

    Africa Twin
    Hello again all, As the subject suggests, I've got a strange front end wobble that only happens at very specific speeds. (PS this post is a bit long as I try to explain it and what I've tried so far - sorry) I've been trying to narrow it down for a while - and I've made it a bit better - but...
  16. Spare me some wisdom cos I can't find any! Need some ideas.

    Africa Twin
    Seriously, my bike is running ace - the new rec/reg/engine/wheels etc make for a great bike but there feels like a low speed stability issue - feels really weird, kind of loose like there is no grip. This goes at higher speed (20mph+) but is really disconcerting. Bearing/wheels - fine...
  17. Improved handling

    Transalp
    Gents Superb short blast up the Deeside Road to Braemar on Saturday last, and once again, full of admiriation for the way the TA (700) handles. However, any thoughts as to how to make it handle even better? - particularly round corners etc. I have a new rear BT45 which of course made an...
  18. 650 TA handling

    Transalp
    Anyone ever messed about with dropping the yokes to make the beast steer more quickly? We're going to be travelling with mucho luggage for a year or two and the bikes feel very ponderous and wayward around corners (like a bleedin' camel in fact). I'm wondering if dropping the frt forks would...
  19. Poor handling ... Check Tyre Presure

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    OK troops confession, not checked my tyre pressure for ages, bike was feeling sh#t, cornering felt like the rear was sliding. Checked the pressures, front 1.7 bar, rear 1.6 bar ... doh :banghead: Set both to 2 bar, new bike handles fab. Check your pressures, people :D
  20. I think i have solved me handling issue

    Transalp
    ok for anyone with bad handling issues this might be for you !! for a while now i been having problems with my bikes handling. it started after i serviced it new tyres oil the whole shibang, i was going mad trying to solve this problem i went through the whole bike wheel bearings rebuild forks...
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