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  1. Project Binky; strangely compelling.

    Chatter
    Don't know whether anyone has seen this series of youtube videos yet, but I'm hooked. It's nothing to do with bikes, and I've no particular interest in the car they're working on, but the work they do with limited tools is astounding. They call it, 'Two blokes c*cking about', but the quality...
  2. Crack in paint or engine? RD07A

    Africa Twin
    First I want to say that the bike runs really well, no oil or coolant leak or any mix between them and no white or blue smoke. Oil looked fine when I bought the bike and I've changed oil & filter twice within 5000km since then :thumbup: First time because I wasn't sure about the history and the...
  3. For Sale: Annakee 2 tyres - used

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I've a front (90/90-21) and rear (140/80-17) off of my Africa Twin. I won't use them as I've gone down the TKC route. Excellent tyres for road or light trail. Would prefer collection if possible as no idea how much it would cost to post/courier. I'm in Banstead, Surrey. £50 for the pair...
  4. need suspension setup and dyno work done essex area

    Africa Twin
    Well lads any good recommendations for bike places local for this kind work?going fittin a secondhand ohlins and getting fork seals,progressive springs and new oil in the forks so want it all setup right together,fitting a can as well so would lie a rejet to gey the most out of it
  5. Wee trip North

    Chatter
    I've just had a wee trip North from Aberdeen. Left Friday and got back today. Weather was NOT good! OK until I got past Tomintoul then WIND and horizontal rain which saw me all the way home today, Sunday. But I enjoyed it ! Stayed 2 nights at the Belvedere Arms hotel in Helmsdale, old...
  6. 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...
  7. Liar Liar pants on fire

    Chatter
    Like so many MPs before it seems that Chris Huhne feels he is above the law. A few months ago he was protesting his innocence and today with insurmountable evidence against him he has done the 'honourable thing' and taken responsibility for his actions. Honourable thing my arse.. He was...
  8. Time for a nap

    Chatter
    I went out on the trails in the Rhymney Valley today. It was very slippery in places with leaves covering the ground so you had to guess what was underneath. Coming down one trail I hit a patch of mud and had to have a lie-down but can you see what's wrong in this piccie (apart from me...
  9. Pyrenees Road Book 2

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Back in June I had the time of my life riding down to the Pyrenees and attempting Vibraction’s Road Book 2. I travelled with my buddy ‘TerraStrom’. He rides a modified V-Strom 1000. I ride a trusty old Africa Twin. Hope you like the pics. For those interested full write up attached...
  10. Small lightweight Tent

    Chatter
    Im in the process of slowly upgrading my kit. Im after smaller and more lightweight than Ive already got. I currently have the Vango Banshee 300 3 man tent. It has served me well and was bought because of the small pack size and weight only 2.5KG. The only downsides is that it doesnt have a...
  11. AT cutting out after jumps

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I was in the Paddy Dakar recently and found that the bike (RD07a) was cutting out after taking a few moto-x type jumps. I'm suspecting it's a fuel thing as it would start again after a few seconds. I also lobbed it onto it's side once during which time it was running for a few...
  12. Having a lie down........

    Chatter
    Hmm......seems my stalker has got bored and has taken to pushing my bike over in car parks whilst i'm not even on it! :( Never mind its only paint and plastic! It was never going to be unscathed weighing that much.!:(
  13. Bars are on....I'm going to lie down !

    Transalp
    Well, the TT bars are on the TA & what a poxy task that was ! Many thanks to Clancy & the rest for pics & moral support. I am hopeless/hapless at the best of times.....& this was not the best of days. Even with the extra pics etc I still managed to undo the wrong bolts on TWO occassions ...
  14. Having a lie down . . .

    Africa Twin
    Now that I have fitted my crash bars, it was time to see if I can actually pick the bike up! Gently laid it down in the front garden then picked it up again. Twice - once using the Simon Pavey method (face the bike, use both hands on the "bottom" handle bar), once using the "Skert" method (back...
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