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  1. Got the handlebars - but not quite as straight forward as I hoped...

    Transalp
    Got my shiney new Renthal handlebrs - and thought just swap the bits over... But its seems that the left grip may be glued on - and not possible to remove it without destroying it... So I'm guessing I'm going to have to order new grips - any recommendations..? Also got some multi stage risers...
  2. No compression

    XR
    I just came across a beautiful 2002 xr250r however it has no compression. The previous owner said that he was riding the bike and it died. when he tried to restart he noticed the lack of compression. The first thing that I checked ( ofcourse ) was to see if the lever was jammed some how. It...
  3. Flat flat twin -spark plug coils

    BMW
    Finally sorted my R1150GS, did not seem to have the performance I had expected of it about the same as a AT,50 bhp, not 85. After much trawling of the GS site decided it might be spark plug coil sticks, although it did not seem rough and started easily, just flat. Did the Steptoe test pulling...
  4. HELP - Should I Purchase - Help Needed

    Africa Twin
    Guys I need help here (possibly medical!) I've been looking for an Africa but without much success. I'd set myself a standard of 2000 to 2002 ish, lowish miles (upto 30k) and have a budget of around £3k. I've looked at a couple but they didn't tick my boxes. Here is my dilema: I've found a...
  5. Pissed off and Let Down Rant!!!

    Chatter
    Boy can I say that I am soooooo pissed off and let down as I had hoped to tell you all that I passed my Mod 2 this morning but I didn't - the examiner's effin' bike broke down and "they" cancelled my test!!!!! Why in god's name do "they" not have a contingency plan, you know, like a stand by...
  6. For Sale: 1989 dominator footpegs ( spares to modify for a more supportive/comfy platform ?)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Just bought these as I wanted a more supportive/larger footpeg and was going to do the usual mod involving welding a strip around the sides. Unfortunately they don't fit my RD08 version as I'd hoped and so are available to anyone who wants them at £10 + post at cost. regards Bill
  7. National Meet

    Chatter
    I know you lot are disorganised, feckless, fly-by-nights but help us out a bit and book to come to the National Meet in Snowdonia in three weeks time. This is the first time DaveS has gone to the trouble to book somewhere in advance. We have Sam Manicom coming to speak. Honda wants to turn up...
  8. Indicator fault

    Africa Twin
    On the way down to the Bulldog Bash last week my indicators must have packed up - I only noticed after the M6 Toll, so it could have been anywhere. It turned out not to be a fuse as I'd hoped, although the relay was blowing the main 15 amp fuse and making that infuriating croaking noise...
  9. Rocket Fuel

    Transalp
    Had a long ride today, Weymouth to Norwich. I filled up at Bere Regis Shell services near Dorchester with V-Power and had hoped to get to Stansted without refueling. I managed to get to Newmarket, 190 miles (google map distance, clock showed 198 )! Even then it had only just got onto the low...
  10. My faithful Dommie is no more...

    Dominator / FMX
    My faithful Dommie has left me after three good years together. It was a oncoming car that was crossing my Dommies path. I had been searching for it for two years, since it had to be a '99, black and low on mileage. It had 30000km. on it when I found it. Now it has 35600km. on the meter. The...
  11. Power Commander for 700.

    Transalp
    Hi Gents, Over the last few months, I have changed the end can (Leo Vince), Link pipe (again Leo Vince) and air filter (K&N) on my Alp 700. With the link pipe I also removed the oxygen sensor and fitted an eliminator on the connector point. All seems to be OK, bike has more grunt all round...
  12. Oxford Products - Bad Service Alert - OF693 Hot Grip Controller Failure

    Product Reviews
    I bought a set of OF693 Hot Grips in August 2010. The smart revised push-button controller has failed even though I've only used them maybe half a dozen times. The old rotary controller was great but that's progress I suppose. So, I contacted the supplier and they are closed and on holiday...
  13. Down and out?

    Africa Twin
    Got taken out by a bus this morning ending up in a heap, luckily on the grass central island. The bike ('88 RD03) didn't look too bad from my prone position but on closer inspection the plastics, lights, instruments, front cowl/lights subframe, crash bars and probably lots of other things are...
  14. First Impressions of new (to me) TA650 Photos and some questions

    Transalp
    Hi All, Here are some comments on my new purchase a 2007 650 Transalp. I have a few general questions at the bottom if anyone can enlighten me! I got the TA to replace my KLR650 Cmodel which was stolen. Comming straight from the KLR most of my comments are a comparsion against it. Prior to the...
  15. Scotland - 17 to 25 Jul 2010

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Having had a change in circumstances which meant I got an extra two months in the sunny UK, as well as being unable to sell my bike for (what I determined to be) a reasonable price, I decided to reward myself with a ride from London up through Wales and around Scotland. As I'd never been before...
  16. Was thinking of selling my @!

    Chatter
    I´ve had a bit of a hankering lately for a Yamaha TDM850 to replace my trusty @. Now I´m not so sure. This is a posting I´ve just put on the TDM forum: "Not a good day............................. it didn´t go well. Been down the pub for a couple of beers to settle my nerves, so please excuse...
  17. Africa twin run around

    Africa Twin
    Help !! I´ve been following many of the threads on similar problems and hoped that I had already sorted out my 1989 africa twin 650 problems. But no. One cylinder cuts out with the rpm counter then two minutes later the bike grinds to a halt. A few minutes later it re starts on a single cylinder...
  18. Mid Wales run out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Sadly, my hoped for ride partner was sidelined this morning with a chest problem, so I had a later start than intended, and went off to Wales, to see if it was still there and to do a few roads I have not been on for many years...! I kicked off from Telford with a run down the A5 to Shrewsbury...
  19. New Honda adventure bike next year

    News
    Honda UK has confirmed it expects a new adventure bike to be part of it 2011 range, with details expected later this year. But it won’t be a new Africa Twin. Honda could not say if it will be the Varadero with Honda’s new V4 engine. “There will be some form of new adventure bike...
  20. Cornering at speed with full tank of petrol.

    Riding
    Ok I had a bit of a brown trouser moment on the way home from work the other night. I had just filled up with petrol and was on my way home on wet roads and decided to give it a bit of throttle to avoid an idiot driver. I was going around a sweeping Left hand bend on the inside lane on a 2 lane...
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