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  1. Varadero
    Hey All, I have been searching a while for any clue how to turn these systems off but could not get any info. I stripped the bike and found the ABS and brake link system blocks but could not find any sensors controlling them, to just electricaly turn them off. Is there any way to cut these...
  2. Africa Twin
    Thread title prolly only means something to 30-something Brits what watched 'The Fast Show' on telly, but really - Honda Africa Twins are bloody tall bikes! I've been through 7 or 8 I guess bikes (All Japs, Honda, Suzi & Yam - never owned a Kwak) as an owner / registered keeper and I though...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thought I would go for a ride out this afternoon on my own. I decided to take a ride round the local area. I went through Wantage and up to White Horse Hill. If any of you have been here you will know that the views are fantastic over the beautiful Oxfordshire Countryside. I took a few snaps...
  4. BMW
    It is time to retire my front brake disc. It was custom made for me by some guy in Germany. A full floating 320mm disc in high quality racing steel. Combined with a modified supermoto adapter set from HE Motorradtechnik and a four-pot Brembo off an 1100 GS, it's allowed me to do stuff I...
  5. Transalp
    I did this today, you might find it usefull. ran bike till it ran out of fuel. put in ----needle position 3 litres -- level with bottom of red mark 4 litres -- level with top of red mark 5 litres -- lowest white mark 6 litres -- between bottom 2 white marks 7 litres -- level with second to...
  6. XR
    Was out for a late night ride with some friends. we usually don't go riding till about 11pm just as it's getting dark to avoid traffic. It was a great evening ride and just at the end around 1:30 we got pulled over. They didn't see that last down hill wheelie but we were doing almost 30 over and...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went out this afternoon to explore some local roads and ended up on this one. For a road that goes nowhere the surface is brand new.:) Now I wonder what's through that gate? Actually, up there is an old road that was closed in the early fifties, so I just had to have a look...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I just bought my first Dominator, 1994 in pretty good nic but has been kept outside and not run for a bit. After charging the battery it fires up but with the clutch pulled and put in first it stalls. Dont know if the clutch has stuck or what. If I roll it down hill in first will it loosen...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The plan? To visit the 8 highest pubs in the UK in one day; It’s only just shy of 600 miles I hear you say, yes, but quite a lot of it was single track and at one point we were riding with grass in the middle, through sheep sh!t and opening fekkin gates! All fun though eh? It was me, Stuart...
  10. Transalp
    Guys, I've just got an NTV650 - so lets just say it's a Transalp engine ! Only 8000 from new and less than 1000 miles in the last 10 years, quite a find.:D Bike starts & runs well, but starts misfiring when you get to 60 or 50 if going up a hill. It won't go any more than 60. I've cleaned...
  11. Africa Twin
    Bump Starting that is...... I've never needed to bumpstart the beast but I've tried it a couple of times to see how easy/hard it was. I found it impossible. I once rolled down a hill with it and tried but also no luck. One day I might have to. Has anyone done this successfully?
  12. 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...
  13. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    The rims on my AT are looking a bit rough. In fact following only a few rides since buying it (the last National, Welsh Invasion and round hereabouts) fasteners are furry, chain tensioners are rusty and overall finish is going downhill a bit I really want some new wheels so want to buy...
  14. Africa Twin
    About a week ago I went onto reserve, (AT,RD07), the bike cut out, and would not start, thne did restart and ran roughly for a few minutes, topped up the fuel and all was fine. Yesterday I had the tank off, just to wire in a satnav and fit new switchgear. This morning went onto reserve, cut out...
  15. XR
    Did the first bit of proper work with my new XR 125 today. Up a steep chalk hill, mud and frosty chalk all the way. Tied a fourteen foot ally 5" pipe on to the back, then dragged that all the way to the top of the hill through mud to meet my lads at the top. The pipe is used to inject air from a...
  16. Chatter
    I'm talking about coasting in a car, but there's no reason why you can't do it on a bike (although they seem to have a lot more drag). From the day I started driving, it was always drummed into me that "coasting is a no-no". Coasting for those that don't know, or are from foreign shores, is...
  17. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Arranged to meet Cabbage at Hirwaun to have a run out, with no real plan in mind. The Tenere was/is up for sale, but truth be known, I would rather keep it, its purely for financial reasons I was going to sell. Reality is its "robbing Peter to pay Paul". So as Ive always said, "A bike has to...
  18. Chatter
    Anybody watch this on Channel 5 ?? I've been watching it for a while now, home territory y'know ;) I was chatting to a mountain rescue guy I know, tells me he was talking to a fella in the pub a while back, the guy was asking about climbing the Cuillins. The weather wasn't great and the...
  19. Chatter
    It was windy last week :( Winds gusting up to 125 mph There was a site office blown over on Raasay on tuesday, that's about 4 ton of steel building. Mine was touch and go as well. I'm on the top of a hill overlooking the sea and Harris, told the guys to go home in case she went over...
  20. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday on a hill in Resized to 80% (was 800 x 600) - Click image to enlarge
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