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  1. A French Excursion

    Knowing that I'm quite keen on a nice Transalp, an Australian chum thought I'd need to see this ... Mon Dieu ... qu'est-ce ?
  2. Abseil Peacehaven Cliffs

    Yesterday I abseiled down the cliff at Peacehaven for charity, I would like my achievement to be in memory of one the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing Robert Fradley. [ATTACH=CONFIG]57618[/ATTACH
  3. 21/12/201 Enf do the world!!!!

    Personally I don't think anything will happen, BUT if it does all go Pete Tong I would just like to say it's been a pleasure knowing you all:grin::grin::grin: bloody Mayans...... Title should of course read end of the world !! Fingers not working today!!!
  4. Heated grips

    Africa Twin
    Guys Really weird request coming up... Could any of you with heated grips please let me know what make and model, and what the resistance of each grip is? I'd also appreciate knowing if the grips are wired up in series, or in parallel. (If that's all gobbledygook to you, move on there's...
  5. kph - mph

    Africa Twin
    Hi all can you tell me if I can fit one of those converter things to the speedo of my twin? ( a bit loathed to admit I have brought on without knowing if it can be fitted) thought I would ask?
  6. Gearbox chatter

    Africa Twin
    Now its probably me just being anal and not knowing these bikes, but do the gearboxes chatter when idling. It goes away when I engage gear, so its either the gearbox or cluch? What are the release bearings like on these?
  7. Gear box chatter

    Africa Twin
    please remove mods, double posted. Cheers
  8. Nagging Scottoiler problems

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm actually not a complete newbie on this one: I've had the bicycle Scottoiler on my mountain bike for years (and it works a treat!) but it's sufficiently different in design that comparison with its big motorbikey brothers doesn't really help. The Scottoiler on my AT doesn't work. It's the...
  9. GS1200 rusty shaftdrive

    Hi all, Just after some advice on a bike I've seen for sale near me... 2005 GS1200 13K mls including all BMW luggage £6K (Originally up for £7K now dropped to £6K - its a car dealer selling this bike) Looking around the bike there's wear on the frame at the foot pegs, rust on the main engine...
  10. questions please

    Africa Twin
    I have got hold of this center stand, cheap. the eyes line up with my bike, 2000 rd07. What I need to know, is what i need to make it fit, and where do i buy the bits.? Dose any one have any idea, what make it is, I've cleaned it up and cannot find any markings on it. Also i wanted to ask about...
  11. New to forum

    hi all im currently renovating a 1987 transalp and was wandering if any of u guys could help! im looking for a right hand side radiator, all my prevoius net searches have drawn a blank, i usualy hang out on the caponord forum and knowing how the wealth of knowledge helps everyone on there i...
  12. Autocom Super Pro Avi - Motorcycle Communication System

    Product Reviews
    I've had Autocom units for some time now and in 2007 upgraded to the Super Pro Avi unit. It has some really nice features: Foolproof VOX performance guaranteed to 180mph — even for bike-to-bike. Side tones-duplex intercom-instantaneous voice activation for normal speech patterns...
  13. Requiem For A Biker

    Friend just sent me this and I thought I'd repost it here: I saw you, hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line. But, you didn't see me, put an extra £10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday. I saw you, pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk. But...
  14. Sneaky Baiting Sheites.....

    On my usual nightly run down to the south east, just as I passed Newark, there blue lights flashing ahead of me. As I got to the scene of the accident I spied one of lincolnshires latest patrol cars..... One BMW M5 Touring. In silver, unmarked obviously, and get this reg plate it had on it. J...
  15. Newbie...

    Hi all...After years of saying im going to get my bike license i finally did it in October i went through the Direct Access course and passed it first time.So knowing zilch about bikes i looked around and liking the trail look i finally opted for a pre regd 07 (0 miles on clock) Transalp in...
  16. Off into the great unknown

    Had my last day in work and leaving party last night. I am officially unemployed until Jan 2nd when all things previously thought of as normal get turned on their heads. All a bit scary really, I've no idea what I will be doing in my new job but I do know it will be a world different from the...
  17. where can I get battery acid?

    Mechanical Advice
    I have bought a dry battery for a 125 knowing it would need acid to activate it. Problem is I cant seem to get any anywhere. Any Ideas?
  18. wet & dry

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    went for a spin fridayafternoon despite the weather forcast (60km/h gusts & pouring rain) cos the sun was shining. 4k down the road & I stopped to pour most of my life savings into the fuel tank...& a rain squall went through I'd planned to go explore some of the wee country roads south of...
  19. Africa Twin I.D problem.....

    Africa Twin
    Hi, could anyone tell me which model 750 AT my engine was originally from- engine number starts RC31E500- i bought the bike to use as a donor for a Hawk 647 road bike conversion, but am having trouble ordering spares due to not knowing the model year. Also if anyone has a clutch pressure plate...
  20. one week to go !!!

    Africa Twin
    :D:D:D patrick will be picking up the vara next weekend at some point :(:( but at least its going to a good home and is staying in the XRV familly:cool::cool: then i'll be off to pick up pinky;):D so my tasks are now set out for the following week:D fit the braided hoses strip and refurb...