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  1. Transalp
    I will be moving house and the gate way is only 3 foot wide miserable bastards couldn't have made it wider . so I decided to relocate the fittings and fixtures on the bars . the light switch and start button cant be moved unless extra holes are drilled or the locating tabs ground off . I went...
  2. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    XRV750 RD07A 2002 Y with 45K on the clock. I've had the bike for 10 years and she has been super reliable and very low maintenance. She has been to the border of China and back (22 countries), then used every day to commute around London all year round. As you would expect she has a fair few...
  3. Chatter
    yep you guessed it a clutch lever .:( i droped my trusty old 1990 transalp off the side stand parked a little funny on a foresty trail while stoping for a whizz and bang down it goes could have been worse . i limped home . i ordered 2 clutch leavers £5.35 each and a spare front break leaver £ 6...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi all. I posted this in the travel section but didn't get much of a reply, was hoping to have better luck here. Well Im heading out From Ireland to Alaska in June and taking about 7 or 8 Months to reach Argentina. Being planing it for a few years but getting down to the small details now. What...
  5. Travel
    Hi all. Well Im heading out From Ireland to Alaska in June and taking about 7 or 8 Months to reach Argentina. Being planing it for a few years but getting down to the small details now. What Im trying to find out is what spares, I DON'T NEED TO CARRY. The Africa twin was not sold in the...
  6. Chatter
    I dont normally get involved in political shenanigans, but this has got me a bit rattled ('compulsory' - another erosion of our/our childrens freedom), and was released low key in News of the world (but i found it on the internet) : By Ian Kirby, 12/04/2009 PM Gordon Brown intends to...
  7. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I would like to hear from members who have had practical experience at mending punctures on the road. How easy is it to brake the seal of the tyre from the rim. Can you do it with a boot, or do you need a ‘breaker’? What size tyre leavers do you recommend? What rim lubrication do you use? How...
  8. Chatter
    After the excellent demonstration performed by Pete Kay on FewTrees rear tyre in a Glasgow suburb on the Haggis trip, I have been looking at tyre leavers and methods of breaking the bead on the rear tyre. I could not believe it when The "G" clamp Pete Kay used was actually bent. I did some...
  9. Africa Twin
    hey its gonna be my first time to change back tyre .is it worth getting the shop to do it or buy tyre leavers and do it me self as money is abit tight at the mo .and i am pretty good with me hands so me mum says. tips tips tips pleeeeeease love u all like my owm flesh and blood.......... xx :D
  10. Africa Twin
    I dont intend having any, but not being skilled with a set of tyre leavers might be a problem. Im booked on the SKYe trip, and I was planning on taking advantage of Mr AA or Mr DAS in the event of a puncture. Does anyone use the self sealing compounds you stick in your tube and forget ? does it...
  11. Africa Twin
    Whilst at my local dealers, I noticed the Varadero comes with MAG wheels, and not the spoked variety found on the AT or Transalp. I was wondering if it might be an idea to obtain a set of wheels to use when touring... punctures are easier to repare with a tubeless setup than with a tube in...
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