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  1. Idea to save bikes when they go off balance.

    Transalp
    How about a side stand each side of the bike that automatically flips out when stationary and leaning more than a few degrees to either side. Sure would save a lot of damage.:) Just an idea. Pete
  2. leaning front cylinder

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, quick question (again). Can I lean out my RD07A front cylinder somehow (moving needle depth, air screws...)? The spark plugs are pitch black and she hammers along at 120km/h. It sounds impressive pulling strongly through the gears but i'm sure it's not the best. Any info is really...
  3. handlebars

    Varadero
    Been trawling through Ebay using the Ebay search link on this site, and came across some clip on handlebars. Now to me this would be plain silly, I can't ever imagine anyone would want to fit them to an adventure style bike ( but who knows?). It got me thinking though, has anyone changed the...
  4. Wanted: Side stand RD07

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a complete side stand and bracket for RD07. Mine has bent at bottom and got so much sideways movement that when I park it and get on it, I can only just lift the weight up as it is leaning way too much Help please
  5. Border Reivers Raid - Plus One

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I've done some single finger typing about wot we down the other weekend . . . . . From the North-East they came, thundering down from the Glens into the hinterlands that make up . . . . Cumbria! and Yorkshire, of course! When LWR first posted this rally up I was not for attending...
  6. Looking to buy a dominator 650

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, I am looking toward a possible purchase of a dominator, however it seems to have some issues with staying running once started. Been a few people look at it with little success. From what I understand the carb has been checked, coil and cdi changed from another running bike with no...
  7. ADV Scotlands 1st Rally - Steve T's Write Up

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    What a weekend that was. Weather that most riders can only dream about. Roads that still require me to pinch myself when I ride them, to make sure I’m not hallucinating. And the company of like minded individuals to boot! The weekend started, as weekends do, on Friday morning, with the boxes...
  8. Which Renthal Bars - 89 Dommie??

    Dominator / FMX
    Adding a few finishing touches and thought I would sort some nice gold Renthal bars before adding the heated grips. Trouble is I have no idea which size etc. Anyone give me ideas on how to size Renthal bars? I'm leaning towards the high bars but I'm thinking will I have enough length in the...
  9. 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...
  10. Africa Twin Tyres 80% Road 20% Trail

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have just bought a 2001 AT that I am planning to use it for a two up year long trip in either Asia or the Americas. The bike has Trail Wing tyres that need replacing and I would like some advice on whats best to replace them with. I want to ride it on the road but also practice on some...
  11. Seen it all now....

    Chatter
    Headphones on....the smell of weed......chatting on mobiles.......texting while driving.........all part of my normal commute to Brizzels for gawd knows how many years but yesterday a new one while riding home I see a lady leaning over somewhere down in the passenger footwell? Better hang back a...
  12. XR400 - latest advice and thoughts on tyre choice

    XR
    Evening All, I've done a Forum Search and read what I can find, looking for the latest views and advice on tyres for my XR400. On collection today it has the original OEM 2000 tyres! I have narrowed down choice to either Michelin AT10 or Mitas (CO2 or other). Run about 12psi, heavyweght tubes...
  13. Offroad training in Scotland

    Riding
    Last weekend I was fortunate enough to enjoy a day in the company of MotoScotland and below is my take on the days events. As the dramatic Argyll countryside rolled by the car window the temptation to stop and wait to see the sunrise was almost too much to bear but I was a man on a mission and...
  14. Cornering angle advice on front TKC80 ( how low dare you go safetly on tarmac )

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    OK I know it depends on wet /dry temperature etc but just fitted my first TKC80 on the front of the dominator ( 21" 90/90 ) and after 6000 miles on the old heidenau K60 the feeling is a bit wierd . I know it's been said before that they feel a bit like you have a steering damper on at first and...
  15. setting up TA 650 suspension - for trail/gravel/light ofroad

    Transalp
    Hi all, so next step in my mission to become the next offroad riding god, I need to set up my Alps suspension properly:lol::lol: I know that there are webpages for road bikes giving guidelines for sag and damping, does the same thing exist for a trail bike? I have already changed the fork...
  16. Strange Problem...

    Africa Twin
    Had a strange problem with the bike earlier this evening... Went down to the garage a mile away and got some bits. Then rode the bike for about another few miles. Overtook a car and was doing about 60 when all of a sudden it lost power and sounded really rough. It didn't want to rev. Whacking...
  17. honda nx650 vs yamaha ttr600e for sumo conversion

    Dominator / FMX
    hello i am recently looking for a bike that i will use daily for 40 miles general road commuting on weekends maybe some dirt, for the dirt i will be having differenet set of wheels. i found these 2 mostly i like honda dominator nx650 model 1999 or yamaha ttr600e model 2000 but those...
  18. Pillions, what makes a bad passenger?

    Chatter
    A couple of weeks back wifey and I had a trip around Northern Spain. Well loaded up, the bike handled beautifully. I was a bit nervous about llong travel suspension and all the weight but it rode perfectly. The insane hairin bends and wiggly bits were great fun. Yesterday i took a pal out for a...
  19. Sold: Honda 2005 (54) Varadero XL1000V

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD The second of my garage clearance A 2005 (54) plate Honda XL1000V Varadero Fuel Injected NON –ABS model with coupled brakes Taxed to April 2014 MOT to 22 September 2013 52333 miles 3 owners but almost a 1 owner bike First owner Jan 05 to April 05 1000 miles? Second owner April 05 to...
  20. Just got an XR650R but I don't know how to start it !!! :(

    XR
    Today I had to give up after 20 mins of kicking. My right thigh is going to end up a lot bigger than my left! The previous owner says I have to find the TDC before kicking, but he can't explain how I should find it. After a while, the carb gets flooded, and when leaning to the left, quite a...
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