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  1. Transalp
    Hi there! My first motorbike (since my 125cc motocross) is a Transalp 600 1992 in great condition. Already love it. I kind of like how quiet it is, but if I could gain a few horsepowers, I could consider a cooler sound :) What exhausts do you recommend? Is it worth it? I hate the dull...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Hi I get an occasional engine cut out on a 1999 Dominator. It happens randomly about 3 times a year during winter (I use it daily). But it's always the same: riding to work, everything warm, it just dies. This happens idling, accelerating, or doing anything really. Electrics seem fine but it...
  3. Transalp
    Hi, I need to replace the chain and sprockets. So far (45.000km) the sprocket shaft of my wife´s RD13 has seen only Honda sprockets (given the poor history of damaged sprocket shafts with the Africa Twin). However I hate to spend the extra dough since the DID kits usually come with a JT...
  4. Varadero
    I have electrical gremlins in my bike :mad: My least favorite problem! I hate routing around searching for electrical problems! Sometimes when i turn my lights on the bike cuts out, as in shorts out the whole bikes electrics :( Turn them off and on a few times and all is well Today it cut...
  5. Transalp
    How many people here wash up their bikes after an offroad session? I love going exploring green lanes and single track roads but i hate washing off the mud after!! R
  6. Varadero
    Hey Guys I'm about to install a Scorpion exhaust on 2009 Varadero 1000 with Honda pannier brackets on the bike. I took a quick look last night on left side and it seems like I can change without removing the pannier brackets, although there is little clearance to pull back mid pipe from header...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I am going on a trip to Africa in July and want to avoid patching the tubes too often. Think about putting the tubliss system in the front. Anybody got experiences there? Would be great to hear from you....hate patching... Alex Nuetech | Adapt and Dominate
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hi Today on my way to work I think I had the dreaded; I hate to run in the cold syndrome. It wasn't too cold but after 7 miles and a mile from work it got that little bit more cold, 4 / 5 degrees and the bike started to shut down as if running out of petrol. I'm guessing, as I have good new...
  9. Transalp
    What is it about motorbikes that influences people to think that all motorcyclists love having a heavy rock soundtrack(normally ACDC) over a video of a motorbike? I bloody hate it! The engine is the soundtrack. Keep the music on your own iPod. I like a bit of Judas Priest, seen them live twice...
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi I have a 1995 africa twin which I bought as a project . I now have it on the road so the next items to be changed are the air filter cover the luggage rack and finally the seat.Why ? because they are that awful purple colour and I hate them.As I am based in Ireland I will have to look at the...
  11. Africa Twin
    You cant break the bead on the rear tyre even with a plank on the side of the tyre and then the car on top ...... so i take it across town to use a mates tyre machine and bingo then pop a new K60 Scout on ..... drive home and fine its on the wrong way round :( Out with the tyre levers then :(...
  12. Transalp
    Hi Guys, I'm getting a bit desperate I've had my bike off the road for 2 months now, in search of an appropriate engine. I've got the bike at a shop and they tell me the only viable option is a new engine, as far as I know, my engine number is: HM-PD06E-41 Anybody know what other engines would...
  13. Africa Twin
    The AT has a fork brace as OE, that inverted U shaped thing under the front mudguard. I was wondering if it's any use. I hate the bolts that fasten it -- and the plastic fork covers -- stupidly small and always want to seize solid even when greased up well and hardly tightened up. Would...
  14. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Will the village ever be the same again ? I was heading from Portree going south when I saw little and large heading towards Portree giving it big ones. :thumbright: WTF ??? ---- I thought they were going to be up here on Thursday?? Anyways, gave them a wave, they probably didn't recognize me...
  15. Great Roads/Routes
    Hi All, next weekend the wife is letting me out for 3 days (2 nights) which is pretty rare indeed, so wanting to make the most of it I plan to ride around Wales, I have scanned a rough route (see below) but would welcome local insight, as would hate not to maximise this opportunity. Friday So...
  16. Africa Twin
    I have just bought a facet pump after having to push my bike half a mile up hill due to fuel pump issues. Grrr. Fitting the pump, there are two wires, black and red, the black has a connector that goes to earth on the frame I presume, the red one goes where? I am sure it is simple but I hate...
  17. Chatter
    In my lifetime, never has a Prime Minister been equally loved and loathed. Love her or hate her, right or wrong, the Iron lady stuck to her convictions. So, your thoughts, and perhaps time for a new poll. :hitler:
  18. Chatter
    ...how can an 18 year old from Nottingham sound so raw, so mature, and merge the Clash with Donovan???. I have mostly been listening to... Jake Bugg. Sadly gigs all sold out :(:("""
  19. Africa Twin
    I'm 6ft2 100kg ..missus is 65kg 5ft 5 . I've ridden an AT but only solo. I know it's a little underpowered for a pillion but I can live with that ..however i hate riding bikes with someone bearing down on me from behind ( ooer missus ) . Just wondered if with a bit of jiggery pokery the set up...
  20. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all, just thought I ought to mention that the Horizons Unlimited HUBB UK Adventure Overland event at Donington is just 141 days away now and that there's another 22 days left to snag the £20 discount. I'd hate for you to miss out on that. The dates? 30th May to 2nd June - four days of travel...
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