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  1. A sad tale involving my RD07a... And a question to you all!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, hope everyone is well! Unfortunately don't post on here very often but a recent bit of misfortune has prompted me to do so... Long story short, around a month ago was out for a ride on my beloved '52 plate RD07A when a blind Toyota Prius driver decided that i shouldn't be rubber side up...
  2. Slipping out of 5th

    Transalp
    I did a long trip last month involving WAY too much motorway and speeds that no Transalp should have to sustain. On a number of occasions (perhaps 30-40 in 2,600 miles) the bike slipped out of 5th gear. This always happened under load at over 5,000 rpm, typically when climbing an uphill section...
  3. Commuting and accident rates

    Riding
    I got my Dominator on 14th Feb this year, so I have been commuting for about two and a half months. In that time I have seen four motorcycle accidents, two of them two nights in a row. I witnessed one first hand, One I rode past on the way to work with the others all being on the way home. In...
  4. XR650 Model Types advice please

    XR
    Nothing exciting but I have a hub & disc I want to list on E-Bay but over the years I've forgotten the model it's from. I bought it to fit onto my XR400 but ended up using just the rim and spokes as the hub was quite different. I understood one model fits the 400, but the one I bought didn't...
  5. The Simpsons do Europe! 2014

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Simpsons tour Europe! 2014 Hi all, just back from our summer vacation 2014! Fiona, riding her BMW G650GS and myself riding the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer set off for our usual summer trip on the bikes from Elgin in the northeast of Scotland heading for the other side of the border to catch...
  6. Newbie. First post. Trying to trace previous owner(s)

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys. As title. First post. Just bought myself a '97 RD07. very tidy. lots of history / new bits. Very pleased with it. Unfortunately due to an episode involving a Ducati and a slippery road I'm slightly incapacitated for a few weeks. One of the previous owners was a member on here...
  7. Registering my AT

    Chatter
    Hi all, anyone know what I have to do to register my AT in the UK that has been previously registered in Northern Ireland. I tried just sending reg doc to DVANI but they have just sent the doc back to me stating that as I have a UK address I need to take doc to local vehicle licensing office...
  8. The Vercors

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've been organising & talking about this for so long that I hardly know where to start as most of it has already been explained before. "Start at the beginning & work through 'till the end" they say, so I will. I will try & be brief with the preamble: For those of you that haven't been paying...
  9. heated grips - idiots guide

    Transalp
    ok...try not to laugh but I'm unbelievably crap with electrics! - I've fitted Daytona heated grips to my 650 transalp (v4 - 2005 model), I've been advised to wire them onto the headlight wiring but being a dick I'm not sure what/where to wire to..... the "instructions" say the wiring from the...
  10. Keep an eye on those mirrors folks

    Chatter
    I was out with my son near St Andrews today when we came across a bit of a traffic jam. When filtered to the front and we got to the source of the holdup we saw it was an accident involving a motorcycle. It seems a car had rear ended a bike when the rider had slowed to allow the car in front of...
  11. so heres a funny thing . .

    Transalp
    some little gits tried to steal my bike recently! they damaged the ignition barrell so i replaced it and bits of other wiring they had damaged! i lobbed out all the old bits and was very proud of myself! until today when i got to the petrol station and realised I have thrown out the key to the...
  12. Sold: BMW R1150GS 2003 ABS EVO Black 48K Miles £3250

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    A 2003 R1150GS EVO model with twin spark engine and servo ABS braking SOLD and gone Have decided BMW's are not for me, very effective but not involving like the Scrambler or AT. Great for long distance work but I find it too big for my aged limbs so I have brought another Transalp (XL650V)...
  13. Triumph Tiger 800 possible problem

    Triumph
    Ok, I've done 7k miles with my XC now and as all who know me can vouch I'm pretty damned hard on the bike so may incur uncommon faults! The fault I'm highlighting here is a problem with the gear indicator/neutral light. At 1500 miles mine had an issue with the gear indicator which ended with...
  14. Remote bothy, off road, isle of Jura. End September

    Austin's Adventures
    I am organising an interesting trip on my way to tte ABR highland rally at the end of September. I thought I would post a link up here but will organise it through ABR. You don't have to go to the ABR rally to come on this trip. Link...
  15. XL250s exhaust

    XL
    Hi guys, It's been a long time, but I posted a year or so ago about registering an imported XL250S and got a load of really helpful replies, to which I'm very grateful. Anyway it took me a little while to get my game on and finally got round to buying the bike a week ago or so... Had a few...
  16. 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
  17. A question about the Ferguson Formula

    Chatter
    After years of being curious, I have now learned how a 4WD system involving viscous-couplings works. Now I'd always understood the FF system was more efficient than permanent 4WD because the engine does not drive the un-needed components, but I appear to have been mistaken. With my S3 Land...
  18. New EU Legislation

    Chatter
    Don't know if this is already going round . This will effect everyone of you that rides a bike so please sign the petition and if you have time get out on one of the rides on the 25th sept . Not sure if this has already been posted up on here but ive copied from another site for those who...
  19. Yet another new project XRV 650 - The Chubby Cherub

    Africa Twin
    ;)Well as some of you may know I have a new toy in the garage an RD03 XRV 650 courtesy of Kitped of this parish which I went over to pick up last weekend and having got some decent mileage on her I'm going to do a bit of a strip down and rebuild, but seriously don't want her off the road too...
  20. Pembrokeshire

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well I was going to the Welsh Bat Conference in Carmarthen at the weekend so it made sense to stay over for some fun in Pembrokeshire. I left work shortly after 6 on Friday and travelled along some fantastic roads from Mold, through Ruthin and across to Bala. Then on down to Dolgellau, across...
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