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  1. Need some new calipers or refurb

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! Been a while since i last posted.. moved house, got a car, started a family etc, so the rebuild of the RD07A was put on hold... until now :) I am in need of either... some new (second hand) brake calipers (front and back) or info on where i can send my ones for a full refurb etc...
  2. Battery Tray Ideas

    Dominator / FMX
    Im Looking for some ideas on where to house all the electrics on my Dommie. I like the idea of manufacturing a tray under the seat, but was curious how everyone else does it. Ive seen some with small batteries lying on their side? i take it you need a seeled unit for this? Any help/guidance...
  3. Storing Africa Twin For Winter

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I need to store my RD03 for about 6 months but could be longer.. not a very long time but Is there anything that should be done ? Iv herd that you should pull the clutch leaver in ? And what about petrol in the tank/carb? The bike will be kept inside a warm house. Thanks...
  4. '09 honda crv.. golvebox locked.. locksmith?

    Chatter
    I’ve locked a couple of things up in my glove compartment. My house keys, my phone and sunglasses. Two of them pretty important. The key won’t work.. should I call a locksmith?
  5. what's the best optimate charger??

    Transalp
    i am having flat battery problems. whats the best Optimate charger? there are a number of different models (the bike lives outside the house so i can't leave it on charge all the time)
  6. What have you accidently broken

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys, When I changed my front brakes a while back I think I put the speedo drive back together wrong and broke the plastic cog part. Friday when jacking the bike up to take the back wheel off I smashed the left mirror as I jacked the bike into the wall of my house:rolleyes: Just wondering...
  7. AVRO Vulcan

    Chatter
    Anyone looking out for this weekend Vulcan flights? One today and one tomorrow. Probably the last time it will fly. Today's flight is planned to pass over our house! It will fly over the Derby Rolls Royce factories and then North. Hoping for a good view as some light clouds are starting to...
  8. For Sale: Honda NC 750s

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, My brother is selling his Honda NC 750, its a great bike - anyone interested please PM me. Popped it on here as the family are moving house hence the sale. Hoping this will help him out. Bike in Newport on Tay, nr Dundee or if it helps, I can get the bike to Newcastle. Link...
  9. Wuld you adam & eve it!

    Dominator / FMX
    Parked the bike this morning at a friends house. As we were talking inside, we heard their 11 yr old niece screaming. We run out and my bike's on its side with her hobbling and screaming. Turns out she tried to climb on it, opposite the sidestand and it fell in her. Dommies are lightweight but...
  10. For Sale: RD04 exhaust shield.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Moving house and found this – been kickin around in the shed a while. Think its for RD04 anyway I never bothered to fit it to my RD07a  for some reason (prob general laziness) So Thought id post it here first or will ebay it at some point in the future. £Dunno? Fiver? Offers? +£2.80 p&p PM...
  11. CAPONORD

    Chatter
    just posted this in the "other house" bigtrailie • Login
  12. my transalp has started laying eggs

    Transalp
    every morning I go out to the bike and there is a egg right by the back wheel im not looking for mechanical advise I don't mind at all .in fact im quite pleased about it they are lovely free range transalp eggs . the only thing is im afraid a fox will come and take it some night as It wont fit...
  13. Was it you?

    Africa Twin
    RD04 parked up outside a house in drayton on fakenham rd, Norwich? Looked a tidy bike. If so give me as shout if you fancy a ride out at any point
  14. loose earthconnection help

    Africa Twin
    hi, after having my clocks go on and off and the bike cutting out intermitently I have come to the conclusion that I have a loose earth somewhere. can anyone of you electrikery experts please help and tell me where the earth mounting points are to save me stripping the bike right down and...
  15. Big Tanks

    Riding
    Why does everybody seem to think that an adventure bike must be 1200cc weigh the same as a small car,cost more than my first house and consume large quantities of fuel.Adventure is what you personally make it, to one man its a trip to Scotland and to another its a ride across Mongolia and as far...
  16. For Sale: Hood jeans with kevlar Size 40 waist

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hood jeans para-aramid for sale with kevlar lining waist 40" I am a 31inside leg and they are fine they are a generous fit and in excellent conditiion no rips etc have just bought some goretex textile pants so need to fund them. Price say £45 posted or pickup from house £40 Burnley Lancs
  17. Wanted: transalp panels

    For Sale / Wanted
    does anyone have a spare couple of panels that house the front indicators? not worried about condition or colour but cheap would be good! need them to fit a 600 and have looked on eBay but nothing there.
  18. How do I........

    Africa Twin
    Get the frame number for my bike?????? I'm putting it back together after being apart for a good few years after I stripped her down to get powdercoated etc, and I've misplaced (read LOST) the makers plate & my log book during various house moves over the last few years. Help please !!!!!!
  19. First personalised plate J7XRV : )

    Chatter
    Decided to buy myself a personal plate. First off got one for the car JC04TSZ (J Coates) Then whilst I was on the DVLA site I absent mindedly typed in "XRV" and ended up buying J7XRV Just been paid out on an endowment. It was supposed to make enough to buy me a Ducati (I was impressionable at...
  20. hello folks

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hello everyone, just joined you all, its a very useful forum, everyday probs by everyday people, with real advice and answers. we live in Normandy in france, have just done house renovation, so back to real bike trippin again, have an 03 varadero, first 6 speed efi bike, great for use here, cow...
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