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  1. How long has your battery lasted and what make of battery?

    Africa Twin
    Ive currently got a Bosch battery on my RD07 ,Its been on the bike a good few years now, so Im thinking of upgrading it as I do not want to take any chances of it going kaput. Any suggestions welcome ie best make and prices etc please.:dontknow:
  2. Tyre Wear

    Varadero
    My previous tyres were Bridgestone Battle Wings which lasted about 5000 miles. After consulting the great and wise on this forum I switched to running Metzeler Tourance Next which I'm pleased with. I have about 4000 miles on these at the moment and about 3 mm of tread on the front and back. I'm...
  3. Time for lift off.

    Dominator / FMX
    This is now on the terrace. There is fuel in the tank but the battery only lasted about a minute but at least we got a backfire. The battery is now on charge. Do I need to alter the standard carb settings after putting bigger jets in for the free flowing carb It started after a bit of faffing...
  4. Vibes.......

    Africa Twin
    Fitted led spots to the crash bars on my rdo4..... 2 of them have blown inside of a week, last one last night lasted 35mins, started looking at why and when revved the bars really vibrate, pegs are vibey bars not so, mirrors are good at any speeds..... Wondering whether to balance the carbs...
  5. Africa Twin 650 2015 -- a love affair re-kindled!

    Africa Twin
    I'm in Love again! After 8 years in a dark garage in France (the bike, not me) my Africa Twin 650 "2015" is born, at last!! I got it in 1989 and we have lasted through two marriages together! Lots done to rejuvenate the old girl, LOTS, from necessary to upgrades to "tweaks" ;-) Welcome to...
  6. Rear Brake pads

    Dominator / FMX
    How many miles are you dominator owners getting out of a set of rear pads i did go though a spell of fitting EBC ones because i was desperate at the time and was only getting 700 to 800 miles which was ridiculous, so the last set i fitted were honda pads they lasted 3142 miles i was wondering is...
  7. New member. Tyre choice help please

    Transalp
    Hi. I've got the XL 700 Transalp (with ABS), which I absolutely love. It's done 17k (of which I've done 10k) and ask for some tyre advise. Both tyres need renewing. The front is the original Bridgestone and the rear has lasted 10k and is the same replacement Bridgestone (as supplied from new)...
  8. Sick......... AGAIN

    Chatter
    Here I am on New Years day with a really tight mucusy chest, cough and aches all over. Ill to the core. However, this isn't the first time. In the two months before Christmas I was ill 3 times. I was ill for a week and it went away. A few days later I got ill again and that lasted 2 weeks...
  9. XL700VA Exhaust

    Transalp
    Just on the offchance. Has anyone replaced theirs with an aftermarket one and got a standard exhaust (from cat back) that they no longer want avialable? :) Mine's just failed it's MOT on it. 59 plate with 18k Miles. Kind of hoped it would have lasted longer. :(
  10. Oh dear, think I killed my Motobatt :(

    Africa Twin
    Running it with the fecked OEM RR, now it'll charge on Optimate for a half hour, then red lights. Managed to get it up to 12v, next day down to under 11, yesterday down to 9 ish. Lasted no more than 15 mins when put back on the AT. Oh well, I'll most probably buy another one as it's been so...
  11. Mitas e09 + Pirelli M21 combi...

    Africa Twin
    Well after over a year of K60 Scout on the bike I decided today to get the Mitas e09 + Pirelli M21 combi fitted. The Scouts have been IMO a really good all round tyre and lasted well, still got about 4 maybe 5mm left in the center but after taking the bike through the woods on a wet track and...
  12. Best Motorcycle Rides In The World

    Chatter
    i have just watched henry cole's ride across africa in a Ktm 990 and what struck me most about the program was not the amazing places (and people) that he came across but the fact that the new ktm, supplied and prepared by ktm broke down twice! i would have thought it would have lasted longer...
  13. Hardcore Morocco

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last May, after a few Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Sardinia and Albania adventures, even for us it was time to explore Morocco off road! The recipe was the same as before: a core of good friends who have been travelling together for quite some time along with few more that have joined us just more...
  14. Loggy's local ride out...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thought I would go for a ride out this afternoon on my own. I decided to take a ride round the local area. I went through Wantage and up to White Horse Hill. If any of you have been here you will know that the views are fantastic over the beautiful Oxfordshire Countryside. I took a few snaps...
  15. Heidenau K60 Scouts...

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Just took delivery of my k60 Scouts... First thoughts are, WOW, these mothers have serious amounts of tread depth. The Tourances I have fitted have lasted well with over 7,000 miles on them and probably a few more to go, but I was disappointed with the amount of tread depth on them when new...
  16. Group Buy - Loobman chain oiler

    Discounts / Deals
    OK lads and lasses I have always been of the 'slap some gear oil on with a brush' school of chain lubrication, and my chains have lasted me well. Scotoilers I reckon are too expensive and there's too much to go wrong. But there are simpler, more reliable alternatives at a much lower cost...
  17. First time out since my off

    Chatter
    Well with the help of some pain killers (the none drowsy variety) and some determination I managed to get on the bike for first time today, I stayed relatively local to me but managed to clock up 77 miles in 3 separate sessions. The nervousness lasted about 10 minutes until I got stuck behind...
  18. run, fat boy, run.....

    Charity Events
    Ok, in August I set myself (well, thats a lie, my Doctor did!) a 5 stone weight loss target - not too bad so far, just over 3 and a half stone so far! I also set myself a 10 mile running target which was ambitious to say to least... my first run lasted 3 minutes before having to walk... I was...
  19. Dilema of an t'alp kind

    Transalp
    As most of you have read that my recent purchase of a 2001 transalp is not even a week old of ownership and here is the flip decision So the bike shop I got the bike from have agreed to pay back the cost of the innertubes and also the road tax if I hand back the alp and get back my bm and...
  20. Provisional Licence

    Chatter
    Can someone who is the know confirm something for me on riding a 125 on a provisional licence please? My lad passed his CBT last year when he was 16. This I understand allows him to obtain a provisional licence that allowed him to ride a 50cc until he is 17 (soon) and then a 125cc bike after...
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