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  1. anyone want some cheap loft insulation?

    Chatter
    this was posted on GSer but seems too good to pass up if you need some loft insulation £1 a roll + free delivery + Goggles,mask and gloves http://www.wolseleygreendeal.co.uk/ I've just ordered some to top up my loft for a grand total of £7, I nearly ordered a load more for the sake of it but...
  2. energy prices and winter

    Chatter
    With winter on its way and energy prices so high and probably set to rise. What are you guys doing to reduce you bills and save some money, extra insulation, solar panels, woodburners etc???????? I ask as I've just fitted and woodburner and i'm enjoying sitting here in front of it all warm and...
  3. Fitted a 12v socket to my AT

    Africa Twin
    Bought a kit from Polo in Germany, and finally got round to fitting it today... The first question was where to fit it, and then how to wire it through from the battery. On the RD07 it's possible to run the wires along the frame under the tank and up to the 'cockpit' area. Undo the bolts...
  4. Bike maintainance - never ending

    Chatter
    Why does it seem to be never ending at the the moment always something needs doing. Had a problem with the XR dying on full lock to the left. Thought brake in cable around the headstock pulled all the loom out found one dodgy break in a cable so cut it and soldered it properly. Taped all the...
  5. rear light not working and harness

    XR
    Ok fiolks here goes............ tail light stopped working on last ride (2 weeks ago). Took the lens off and lubricated the bulb holder as appeared sticky. put bulb back in and worked. Came back to for it's MOT and the b****r isn't working!!. stripped out harness, several splits in the...
  6. Honda heated grips for Transalp query

    Transalp
    Can anyone tell me (or even show a photo of) what the handlebar grip surface is like on the Honda heated grips for Transalps? I'm thinking of getting some heated grips for my Transalp, and despite their price the Honda grips are on the short list. In an ideal world I would also like to have...
  7. Bike Electrickery Qs

    Accessories
    I'm just planning a couple of jobs for the Transrat, one of which is modifying the wiring loom by chopping the bundles of cables & connectors to fit the lack of fairing. :rolleyes: But While I can get by and understand DC electrics reasonably well, can anyone shed any light or have any tips...
  8. Regulator plug

    Africa Twin
    After yesterdays electronic gremlins, I had a peek at the regulator. So I came upon this. Cut them off and joined them accordingly. While I was in there, I sprayed all the plugs with WD40. Can anybody tell me if the insulation tape should be enough to prevent it from burning further...
  9. Varadero Electrical problems

    Varadero
    Hi - I am hope for some advice on my 2004 Varadero. I am new to the forum so I hope I do everything right!. I have a 2004 Vara and some time back, I hit a pothole and imediately bike started missing and runnng on one cylinder. I by chance found that one of the wires to the Ignition Control...
  10. letter

    Africa Twin
    hello people i found this letter from spanish forum, they send it in 2007 to honda spain, maybe we can do it again for all honda representatives in the world... I don't agree with everythingthey say but it's something... i use google translate... Montesa-Honda Spain Marketing and Sales...
  11. My Tour of Ulster

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Not quite a tour round Ulster but My Da is one of the organisers of the Tour of Ulster bicycle race and I often work as a Motorcycle Marshall assisting the police with rolling road closures and this year I decided I needed a weekend ride so went over for the craic. Left Norwich (my current...
  12. Any screeders on here?

    Chatter
    As the title says. I'm looking for advise on prepping for, the normal depth of, and someone that can do the job! Its a garage floor 5x3m in Darlington. Wondered what would be the best thing to do with the gap around the existing slab in terms of prep. I have left the old slab in and...
  13. The ultimate guide to spark plugs

    Mechanical Advice
    While chatting on an Aprilia RS125 forum about fixing my son's bike the question of spark plugs soon came up. A helpful member posted the following guide to plugs. Probably the most comprehensive and most helpful guide to plugs I have ever read...... perhaps a sticky?
  14. For Sale: Belstaff Pioneer Trousers - Giants only

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a pair of genuine Belstaff Pioneer XXL trousers in Long fitting for sale. I bought them about 2years ago to go over leather trousers in the winter and only wore them a few times before deciding I didn't really like them worn that way and they are too big otherwise. They have been in...
  15. it must be catching.. fire that is !!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Finally sorted the forks on the XLV 750R, had to wait for a second hand set from Germany to sort the left fork lower slider bearings and seals.. long story but got both forks sorted with new seals and AFT.. dicided to go for a shakedown run and then ckeck for leaks 20 miles fueled up then set of...
  16. Best all weather riding gear

    Clothing
    First sorry for an other jacket thread but things do "evolve" . So now that my Hein Gereke prosport jacket has fallen to bits (18 moths old ) I've been looking at several jackets and pants for adventure riding (and commuting daily). I'm trying to find a set that can be used from in summer and...
  17. We Survived

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The weekend started on Friday night at our Mountain Rescue HQ in Bridgend, we packed up all the vehicles and left for the base at Penwyllt. When we arrived we were given a briefing and told what was expected of us over the weekend. We were told, You are a specialist demolition team who have...
  18. Electrical melt down

    Africa Twin
    Hello people... XRV 750X 1999 I had a wierd problem with the @ on the way home last night. I stopped and turned the ignition offf- and went to set off again and nothing... not even a blip. I check all the fuses under the r/h/s cover and they all were in good shape.. i tested the battery...
  19. Genuine Honda Heated Grips

    Transalp
    When i bought my bike from a honda dealer it had only done 400 miles,It was fitted with genuine Honda heated grips from new and they worked ok. When i took my bike to see a friend of mine he pointed out that the heated grip wiring did not look right and i should have a closer look at it. So...
  20. Front cylinder misfire: any ideas?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all. I set out this weekend to finally fit a high front mudguard, and (in the way villains speak on Scooby Do when they've been caught) 'it would have been alright if it wasn't for those pesky Africa Twins!' Actually, what happened was I ended up trying to track down and cure an...
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