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  1. Honda VFR800 Crossrunner vs Yamaha 900 Tracer

    Yamaha
    Hi all, while waiting for my new Africa Twin to turn up (spoke to Honda Ecosse today, confirmed I'll get the first one in)I decided to have a look around at what's out there that interests me as I feel the need! I've still got my Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer which I love to bits and am heading to...
  2. New Domi owner saying hello

    Dominator / FMX
    Hey everyone. I got myself a 1996 Domi for the Winter a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying it. It's my first big single, my other bike is a Yamaha FZS600 and I've only owned multi cylinder bikes until now. There's something great about the roar it makes when you give it some welly...
  3. For Sale: My new book is here at last two-wheels-to "Arctic highway"

    For Sale / Wanted
    Last year I decided to do a little photo diary following my Sahara trip, the reasons were to try and inspire others and show them how easy it is to travel on a budget and with only a fortnight to spare, and secondly to sell enough books to pay for my next trip. It sort of worked and now I have...
  4. Interesting info from FACET about the fuel pumps we use

    Africa Twin
    Some time ago I wrote Facet, asking about why my pump was making such noise. The reply was quite interesting, so I thought I would share it, as I know many people here use the their pumps ... Here's my mail: I bought this pump 2 years ago, through Rugged Roads, and it's a 40105, as far as I...
  5. Who are Halfords trying to fool?

    Chatter
    One thing that really gets my pi$$ boiling is blatantly misleading advertising. Take Halfords for instance. They briefly doubled all the prices on their Pioneer car stereos back in June. Surprise surprise, shortly after this they started running a 50% off Pioneer car steros offer which seems...
  6. Rattling Facet pump

    Africa Twin
    Now then boy,s n girls, At the National my fuel pump on my RD04 packed up so I replaced it with a Facet from Rugged roads, yeah the pump worked but it was knocking intermittently as if it was trying to prime or was running dry. I dont buy into the yeah they do...
  7. XR400 advice

    XR
    Hi everyone, I've just got an 97 XR400 I'm a total newbie so please go easy on me for the inevitable daft questions. 1st thing I need is a new back tyre before it's MOT in December, I've had a look round but all the info on tyres and sizes seems quite old and tyre technology has moved on, so...
  8. Which road tyres for my africa twin (rd07a)

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Sorry to bring the subject up again, but after looking at the forums on the subject my brain is numb!! I have always run OEM trailwings because I (wrongly!) assumed that factory fitted/recommended tyres are the ones to go for untill reading this forum....it would look like I am lucky...
  9. 100% road tyre for AT

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi, my RD07 Africa Twin currently had Avon Distanzias fitted but I just can't get on with them. I have tried pressures varying from 29/29 to 32/38 but they still don't inspire confidence after several twitches during cornering. I use my bike almost exclusively for A road and motorway riding...
  10. Thanks

    Transalp
    Thanks to all who have contributed to my posts,I have had my 06 ta 2 months now and have managed k&n filter,new plugs,new clutch lever,(bike fell over).Centre stand went on today,what a buggerrr as we say down thes parts.The pivot does not seem long enough to get the washer and the split pin...
  11. TKC80 on Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hiya all Just fitted some Comtinental TKC 80 on the Africa Twin First impressions are very good- bit wobbly when slow but otherwise no real difference on the road to the scorpion trail street Tyres they have replaced. Off road (tracks mainly dry) they are great and inspire confidence. Anyone...
  12. Aim for the Horizon is here!! Check it out!!!

    Travel
    Hi Guys, It gives me great pleasure to announce the opening of the new Aim for the Horizon website and the sale of our DVD. As some of you know this project has been in production for over a year and we would love you all to check it out, buy the DVD and give us your feedback. Its true story...
  13. For Sale: Tweeked fmx 650

    For Sale / Wanted
    I am selling my Honda FMX650 on an 56 Plate. In standard trim the bike was quite uninspiring to ride so I spoke to ABP Racing in Germany and did the following. A Mikuni pump carb and seamless header pipes which are connected to a pair of Arrow end cans.The air box has been modified to suit the...
  14. Tires and graphics

    XR
    Firstly the front tire on my 400 can only be best described as a hedgehog and doesnt inspire any confidence, it steers like a pig on tarmac and in my eyes could be dangerous. The back is ok and when that wears out will go for a Michelin T63. What tire would be good to go on the front with it, a...
  15. Motorbike stability on the motorway

    Varadero
    Going across the M62 with winds around 10mph, the bike was drifting all too easily. It didn't inspire confidence and felt like there was no grip at all, especially on the front tyre. The tyres I have are the Continental Trial Attacks inflated to 36 psi each. The bike has the full set of...
  16. My day out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    We left home this morning i was feeling really scared, Vader had programmed a route on the Zumo on mainly b roads, Stan Bloke also rode with us. I travelled the first few miles with my heart in my throat ! by the time we had made our first stop (after 25 miles) i was feeling really frustated at...
  17. Suspension set-up for a XR400R: Super moto trim

    XR
    I have only once had a Super moto: a Dommie 650. I now have a XR 400R in SM trim, that I use day to day over the MX wheels that will only come out for green laning. Compared to the Dommie which is, essentially, an enduro style bike set-up for the road, the suspension is understandably very...
  18. My XRV 650

    Africa Twin
    Hello from Norway. Thank you all for this informative forum... I was thinking that it is time for presentation of my "Babe": Ok... my bike is 1988 mod XRV 650 RD03 with 82000 klm, open model 57 HP. My changes during the years: New color (Inspiret from the 1982 mod. XL 500S), Technoflex...
  19. I'm back

    Chatter
    Hi folks, long time no post. I had a busy 9 months. New girlfriend from other country moved in with me, I had to show her how to get on and survive in London. I did explain to her that unfortunately law abiding citizens here aren't allowed to carry firearms to defend themselves,only the...
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