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  1. new member with transalp headache needing help please!!

    Transalp
    hi everybody. Apologies if I am posting this in the wrong section, I am a newbie. Have just dragged my 2004 Transalp out of storage after 6 years. I had dutifully drained tank and carbs and did everything else I though I was meant to. Put a gallon of fuel in, attached new battery, made a cup of...
  2. Cree Fog Lights

    Africa Twin
    As promised the Cree Fog lights bracket on the Africa twin !:toothy6: Now the real headache ,the switch, wiring ,relay etc !! Ps it does rain sometimes !!:rolleyes::rolleyes: but mostly it`s biker`s heaven :p:p Regards RSM 1 REGT ARMED FORCES OF MALTA
  3. News years Eve

    Chatter
    I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A LARGE HEADACHE IN THE MORNING What is everybody doing tonight? This is the second year for me since i was 14 that i have stayed in (i'm 35 now), i have the baby now to look after and can't be bothered paying over the odds to go into pubs for the night and...
  4. Wessex Wanderer Weekend

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Quick report here on a weekend of trail riding on and around Salisbury Plain, organised by Barftone. Very good venue, a pub with a small camping field in Bishops Canning. Unbelievably good weather. Hot sunshine all day both days, in October. Saturday we covered 113 miles in total - actually this...
  5. Carbs

    Suzuki
    Are Suzuki carbs dodgy. I remember my DRZ used to dribble petrol and now the DR is a nightmare. Parked it up in the garage ( which is integral to the house) and at about 4 this morning wife woke me up sayin she could smell gas and had a terrible headache. After checking around I went in the...
  6. Bu**er

    Chatter
    Bought myself a cracking new helmet on line, AGV GPtech and it's fractionally too small fine on a short ride couple of hours headache. Bugger Keep your eyes on the for sale section
  7. Transalp V GS airhead

    Transalp
    Ooer dilemma! I should have kept my R100GS, but that's a different story. I keep meaning to save for another one, but now that I've covered 14,000 in the last year on my Trannie (2006) it really is an excellent bike. If you take away lust etc, it does a really good job. Before I bought it, I was...
  8. advice needed xr600 long range tank

    XR
    i have a acerbic tank from a 1998 xr 600(well it fits perfectly on a frame with a logbook for 98) will this tank fit 1 1996 frame without any mods or bodges did the xr600 frame change at all between 1996 and 1989 bought tank in eroor causeing me a real headache help much appreciated
  9. Another Ear Plug Thread!!

    Mechanical Advice
    Tried Ear plugs (Max Lite) yesterday for the first time while wearing my MX helmet on motorway. WOW what a difference didn’t get any of the annoying whistling noise or headache after and added bonus when we got to our destination I couldn’t hear the wife nagging. Result! Question now is what...
  10. This could back fire

    Chatter
    I was out today on my rd07a , needed to go get a new starter motor for my car as the old one died on me. So as i was tootling along a WOMAN!!! driver in a VOLVO!!! thought it was a good idea to cut me up so mutch that i dropped my bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luckly nothing seriouse done...
  11. 91 DR350 Enduro Restoration

    Suzuki
    Hi guys, I thought that I would share a little project with you, I have a DR350 that has been stood outside in all weathers for about a year and a half untouched! I actually forgot that I had it, but remembered it and thought that I would do her up. She needs a total strip and...
  12. SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

    Jokes
    SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007 Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school. 1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies. 2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge> them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny...
  13. TA 600 Valve clearances

    Transalp
    Are they as big of a headache to do as the rocker cover location would suggest?:confused:
  14. advice on an old CR125

    CRF - New Forum!
    hi. i was wondering if i could get some advice on a bike iv'e been offered. Its a 95 Cr 125. and its got a problem with the water pump. I'm not sure exactly what the problem is. I believe theres 3 main parts to it. The shaft. the gear, and the impellor. I'm wondering if these parts are readily...
  15. Cam chain woes

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm having a right old headache with my cam chains on this 1979 xl250s, as in this thread, http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/bike-tech/33110-has-anyone-ever-changed-their-cam-chain.html#post335376 After dropping a valve, I did a topend rebuild, and I suspect this may have been due to a...
  16. info needed on sleeping bags please

    Travel
    Hi can anyone suggest a decent inexpensive 2/3 season sleeping bag. Chris (my good lady) doesn't like the "mummy" type and the normal "envelope" ones I've seen seem to bulky when packed down. We have top box, only big enough to take 1 helmet, (thinking about putting a rack on top of it though)...
  17. which cam?

    XR
    hi all, which cam would you put in an XR400 if you had to, be it stage1 or stage2, booth give better mid and top end range, stage3 is for more big bore units. the suggestions i hopefully get from you will help me decide on my next purchase. and i have nearly fitted my keihin fcr 40mm to my xr...
  18. For Sale: Arai Tour X 2: Worn once

    For Sale / Wanted
    Size: S Colour: Dark Grey Worn once! Comes complete with Arai Helmet bag and just over 4 years Manufacturers Warranty left. Reason for sale: too small for me, gives me a headache. Gutted, because I love the look of the helmet! Price: £180 +P&P or free delivery in person if you live within 50...
  19. doctor

    Jokes
    Doctor in Dublin A doctor in Dublin wanted to get off work and go fishing, so he approached his assistant. 'Murphy, I am going hunting tomorrow and don't want to close the clinic. I want you to take care of the clinic and take care of all me patients'. 'Yes, sir!' answers Murphy. The...
  20. more maths

    Jokes
    The mathematics on the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills divorce is as follows: After 5 years of marriage, he paid her $49 million. Assuming he got sex every night during their 5 year relationship (which would NOT have happened!) it ended up costing him $26,849 per time. On the other hand...
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