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  1. Chain of fools ...

    G'day Playmates, Has any Transalper here ever carried a heavy-bike-locking-security-chain in the TA's capacious storage compartment under the seat ... and if so, what were the results, if any, of surpassing the weight limited of 2'ish Kgs that Mr.Honda's sticker states is the maximum permitted ?
  2. Me 71 kgs, RD 07 220 kgs = Mounting my AT on the centre stand unassisted.

    Africa Twin
    I am a mere 71 kgs (156 lbs) at a height of 176 cms. Mounting my 1997 RD07 AT on to the centre stand was an impossibility for a thin bloke like me. Then, a few days ago, I read a post of someone placing a 2.5 cm (01 inch) high piece of wood plank under the rear wheel to mount the bike on the...
  3. My Ex MOD XR250R - winter project.

    Just yesterday I bought a bit tired xr250r. Painted black by Stevie Wonder, small tank and engine problem (will add movie later) but for a £300 it's worthed to work on it. Well at least will keep me busy for next few months.
  4. For Sale: 2008 XL700 Transalp ABS £3100 Scotland

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    2008 XL700 Transalp Mileage is currently 32k. This will go up by around 1k as I am off to the IoM for the Manx GP on 22 August. Tax and MOT due in September. I will MOT gratis but any tax will be added to the price. I would describe the bike honestly as good but not excellent. There...
  5. Shedding weight for free

    Africa Twin
    I googled and I "search"ed but found nothing....but if you know of an existing thread, please let me know :) I'm trying to figure out what (weight) I can get rid of on my newly acquired ('91) AT. I'm a solo rider (I don't have a lot of personal weight to lose as I run a fair bit and am...
  6. Ricor Intiminators, Slugs and Mitas Tyres E10s and E09 Dakar

    Product Reviews
    Well I had the intiminators and slugs fitted and gave it a short run to the Yonderman with Dave, my lad in tow on the DR350 and then a proper run on the way down to the Welsh Invasion Initial impressions Slugs I have these set to raise the front up 40mm. This is as much as the cables and...
  7. Camping Bed

    Product Reviews
    Just got back from a weekend camping up at Paul & Marias (Takoda) for the XRV National First time I've tried one of those Hi-Gear camp beds - the canvas and metal poles type from Go Outdoors for £10. It just fits in the Coleman Phad X3 tent diagonally and weighs 2.7kgs so not exactly light. I...
  8. Pyrenees 2013 - Spanish Cornering Skills School

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last year we did this:- This thread has pictures that have not loaded but some have. I have placed a ride report over on ABR and all the pictures are in that thread:-...
  9. Sold: vango alpha 300 tent for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    im selling this as ive got a couple of others to use this year and this is to good for the kids to use. ive used it about 5 times for weekends or nights away and it was last used at the rally in norfolk. ive had it for about two years and it is said to be a three man but i would say its more a...
  10. HyperPro....or not ??

    Africa Twin RD07a is on the original suspension from new, but i'm thinking of improving things. i'm off to morocco near the end of october, but most of the riding will be road biased with a bit of offroading thrown in for good measure !! my question is this, it worth spending the money on...
  11. RDo4 first proper ride

    Africa Twin
    Well, today I took the RD04 Marathon out for a shakedown ride to Jellies (The Yonderman) with the Bro In Law in tow as he's not ran his bike yet other than back and to for work I have ridden it about 100kms since getting it in 2010 and during that time it had several missfire issues that have...
  12. Pyrenees Aragon Navarra 2012

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After seeing the Vibraction roadbook report in ABR issue 5 I researched a trip that we could do in a week and settled on Roadbook 10 Aragon and Navarra Pyrenees and Bardenas Desert. Over the next few frantic months that soon became weeks and days away the bike was fettled to move the Zumo so...
  13. panniers crashbars and other things i did

    Africa Twin
    thought i would just add a few picks of what i did luggage wise and lessons if learnt on my last coast to coast trip. the trip itself was not seriously hard-core, but dealing with weight solo on and especially ofroad is always a challenge and of coarse a serious handicap. all im busy doing is...
  14. New Motad Venom Fitted

    Africa Twin
    Ive just fitted a Motad Venom on the bike, what a difference in weight, the OEM weighed in at 7.85kg and the venom was less than 3kgs, the sound is awsome too, also the original heat shield was fitted back on. :D
  15. ST1300 WP rear shock on RD04 Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    I was wondering if it would be possible to mount a WP rear shock of a ST1300 as a replacement for the original Africa Twin shock? The shock looks pretty similar to the ohlins AT aftermarket shock. The ST1300's 300kgs is about 100kg heavier than the AT but I fugured with myself weighing 100kgs...
  16. Sold: Bike lift

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have bike lift for sale about 18 ,months old this was largest lifting capacity i could find i think it was 500kgs can't find anything on it , it was on box :rolleyes: i have used it on Harleys m1800r etc , sensible offers collection only due to weight
  17. For Sale: For Sale 03 R1150GSA

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    with much regret its time to sell my beloved R1150GSA Non ABS Non Servo Due to a back problem and not being able to work Extra's include Heated Grips HIDs Rugged Roads headlight guard Rugged Roads aux light bar Hella FF50 Spotlights Hella micro DE Foglights with Rugged Roads Guards Rugged...
  18. Tent Porch

    I bought the smallest most compact tent last year due to packing restraints on my @. Got a Vango Banshee 300, small pack size and only weights 2.5kgs, 3 man tent (or comfortable 2 man tent). I now have panniers so this isnt so much of a constraint anymore (well I will have panniers once I get...
  19. Honda cr80 cr 80 complete gasket set 5223

    eBay - CR/CRF/CRM
    £15.67 End Date: Friday Feb-11-2011 5:58:26 GMT Buy It Now for only: ***163;15.67 Buy it now | Add to watch list More...
  20. HONDA - CR-V Brochure.2011. CRV

    eBay - CR/CRF/CRM
    £0.99 (0 Bids) End Date: Thursday Jan-13-2011 20:46:12 GMT Bid now | Add to watch list More...