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  1. Honda Heated Grips

    Africa Twin
    Ok price excluded, whats the dillyo on factory heated grips? Are they hot are are they not? I don't care about price so much as I care about warm hands. I figure I'm worth it!:rolleyes: Why be cheap about my own warmth? That is unless you guys know of a better company for heated grips than...
  2. Gordon's Mods - Improve your XR 250 or 400

    XR
    As the mods that Gordon did get referred to almost constantly for an XR I've copied them here for posterity and stickied them. The source was the XR400 Yahoo group. http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/xr400/files/%21%21%21%20Gordon%27s%20XR400%20Mods%20%21%21%21/ So let's use this thread for...
  3. Centech Auxiliary Power Fuse Panel

    Product Reviews
    This is a great piece of kit that I bought whilst in the States a couple of years ago for $45 (about £30 at the time) but it is available online. Basically it’s an additional fuse box that enables you to quickly and easily power any additional accessories you want to put on your bike. I...
  4. Please Join me

    Chatter
    in a little drink. On Wednesday I officially opened my nurse led clinic, I wrote the business plan 3 years ago and now have a purpose built 6 roomed suite for my team of nurse practitioners to work in. My first patients came in yesterday. I have just opened a bottle of Champagne, and...
  5. RD04 for sale

    Africa Twin
    Just received an email from ATIC member, selling his RD-04, anyone interested? FYI CHF1750=GBP742.00, only. He says:- For sale: XRV750, RD04, Date of first immatriculation: 11.04.1991, last MfK 10.5.2002 It has some ~70'000km on the clock. "Some", since I crashed it heavily in spring '99 at...
  6. OUCH!

    Chatter
    As a side dish to Chad's winter/ride carefully/take care thread, here's a thread to remind you to dress for the worst. Yesterday, coming back towards home on an unfamiliar road and before I even saw the "Mud on Road" signs I found myself staring at two unfamiliar faces, through my visor with...
  7. Taking responsibility

    Chatter
    Over and over again we hear of incidents where cars pull out in front of bikes. We know they do it, even though they shouldn't, so why do so many people ride like they are in a perfect world instead of expecting trouble? At the risk of getting flamed (and this isn't aimed at anyone in...
  8. Brakes and general maintenance . . .

    Africa Twin
    My front brakes are dragging slightly (only enough that you can hear it when pushing the bike, not enough to make it difficult to move!), so I thought I'd christen my Haynes manual and have a look. I had forgotten quite what an art it is to decipher a Haynes manual when you're as mechanically...
  9. Newbie question about lubricating the chain

    Chatter
    Despite owning bikes for over 25 years, they've all had centre stands (apart from my DT175, back in the days when we used to boil chains in tubs of grease!) Spraying chain wax is fairly easy if there's a centre stand. Any hints on how best to do it on a Vara with only a side stand? I suppose a...
  10. Trans Alp

    Transalp
    This year's Stella Alpina ! When iswoolley and fewtrees return, I'm sure there will be some quality photos and reports. I only took a disposable camera (sorry about quality), so here's a quick taster. Too many fuel stops, bike's not running right ? Chambrey, France. The scenery's getting...
  11. Long Distance Touring on an A.T.

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, A theme seen on this board from time to time seems to be whether the @ is any good at covering distance particularly bearing in mind the plank/seat, so I thought I'd just add my two pennies worth! I went on my @, with a mate on his Varadero to Innsbruck in Austria last week. Distance...
  12. Grrrh! Speedo problems....

    Africa Twin
    I suspected it might happen again when I realised that the nylon worm gear in the speedo gearbox dies because the two bearing washers it sits on either wear away or corrode, and that my two washers are already paper thin. Still, I'd have liked to have had more than 1000 miles out of that £20 +...
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