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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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