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  1. Sold: 600 Transalp '98 R

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Ok folks, a tentative toe in the water....... The one on the right! A very nice unabused, unbutchered 600 Transalp in black, '98 on an R reg - one of the later twin front disc models, possibly one of the best Transalps made, certainly the best of the 600's. Previously owned by dod then...
  2. project bike

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi there... so, my recent mechanical "exploits" have encouraged me to look for a project bike...I have seen the africa twin/dominator threads but I am scared of approaching anything that big/difficult myself. The idea is to buy something cheap, and slowly do it up to new/better than new myself...
  3. Best all round small capacity 4 stroke dual sports bike?

    Riding
    I'm possibly (probably) going to be selling my rd07a in the coming months due to a change in circumstances. However as biking I in my blood (as it is for all of us here), I can't do without having a bike of sorts to use for a little light green lane fun and occasional Thetford forest outings...
  4. Will this '87 Canadian model work for me

    Transalp
    Hello to all... I'm a new member on the east coast of Canada - riding a Honda PC800 at the moment. Looking at purchasing an '87 Transalp. Bike is four hours away so I'm thinking of asking the seller to take it into the local Honda dealership for a check up... needs a safety inspection anyway -...
  5. What a wonderful country we live in

    Chatter
    Just got off the phone to my wife. Every week she does a 120 mile round trip to the other side of Sheffield to look after her Dad. He will be 100 years old in April. He lives on his own and is determined to maintain his independence. Today she took him shopping to the Meadowhall shopping area...
  6. Crf250x not starting after a ride and assuming the worst???

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi Hondarers, After a great afternoons laning on my 2005 crf250x i washed the bike down after letting it cool for a bit and tried to start it with the exhaust bung still in for a couple of seconds. after realising and removing it still failed to start.... I can smell fuel in the exhaust and...
  7. Sold: Scott Oiler + Touring kit (large reservoir)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Brand new and still boxed. I bought this a year or so back with the intention of fitting it to my bike but have since decided that I prefer to manually oil and maintain my chains, so it's been sitting in its box on a shelf in my garage every since it arrived. I might as well sell it. I paid...
  8. Perfect way to waste a day

    Chatter
    Been working loads of weekends lately and going in tomorow. Had a day off today and so far have done nothing no bikes to maintain nothing. The wife went out with her friends for lunch to talk about feelings and the **** that women talkabout when together that left me home Sat down by myself...
  9. Yes...or No?

    Chatter
    Ive been trail riding for just over a year now and had my fair share of problems. Both mechanical and "my own fault" eg stuck in the mud. Ive been think of getting rid of my @ and KTM and getting something a bit smaller, a bit easier to maintain, a bit easier to pull out of the bogs. So, Yes...
  10. R1100GS Buying Advice

    BMW
    I have been on the look out for a Varadero then this, BMW R1100GS ABS BLACK | eBay UK, caught my eye :hitler: I know nothing about these bikes, are they worth considering, how do they handle, is it good value, are they easy to maintain, what should I look out for etc. At last years national...
  11. What is the real correlation between speed and MPG?

    Mechanical Advice
    The recent thread on the performance of modern cars evolved into a comparison included a post with a chart showing the drag coefficients of cars and bikes. It seems that bikes are not very slippery. I also remember from my school days that the faster you go, the energy needed to keep...
  12. Comments are better than the articles...

    Chatter
    In the Mail anyway... The Milky Way as you've never seen it before: Incredible 360-degree panorama reveals the majesty of our galaxy | Mail Online This is Arts comment on this article. All you see is orbiting the earth. The amazing thing, IMO, is how these zillions of tiny lights maintain...
  13. XRV let's get your bum out of that chair and keep fit thread

    Chatter
    :D:D:D Well with Silverstone finished I need motivation to maintain the level of fitness that I managed to painfully build up before it. It's been 8 days since the half marathon and I've not been out at all. (I've been poorly with a cough but that's a lame excuse) So here we go, those of us...
  14. Hare & Hounds on this XR?

    XR
    I went to a Hare and Hounds event last week end in Coleford, Forest of Dean as a spectator to get a better understanding of what's involved. At the moment me and a friend do some green laning but we are both thinking of joining a club and having a dabble. I used to be a motorcross rider in...
  15. Anyone use BT Vision

    Chatter
    I changed my broadband to BT yesterday and they are offering massive reductions on Vision. A few things, currently, where we are, we cannot get Freeview. Right, whilst we might not go with it, I cannot currently see the benefits. I'm not interested in the Sports, Music or Kids packages and the...
  16. Brown fat?

    Chatter
    I have just been reading on of the Sunday paper supplements that periods of time sitting in cool temperatures stimulates the production of brown fat in your body. This brown fat is then burnt in preference to the normal yellow fat just to maintain body temperature. That's it then, the heated...
  17. Help: Garmin GPSs needed... all for charity, mate

    Chatter
    If anyone has an old Garmin GPS they would like to donate to a good cause, please let me know. I'll explain... I'm working on a project in Uganda to help charities (NGOs) and local government to create and maintain maps of their localities: for everyday use such as prioritising provision of...
  18. Do I really need a relay?

    Accessories
    A ? for you electricians out there. My TA has a PATHETIC horn. The OEM one was not brilliant, but died and this replacement is worse!! So I am think of put my Ural's horn on there. That is not the problem. My Ural presently has a Stebel Magnum 130dB horn. It works fine, but I'm going to...
  19. Mitas E-09 tyre

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Mitas E-09 tyre – 0/5 stars CANNOT recommend. Background: I was given a brand new Mitas E-09 tyre, for free to review, by the South African distributor for use on our overland trip through South East Asia on a Honda Africa Twin. We are two-up and fully loaded. I think that the...
  20. xrv 750 choke question

    Africa Twin
    I have read many of the post about chokes and choke problems and i have several questions. all of my plugs show signs of running severly rich. encountered a previous owners attempt to repair the black plastic dealy at the end of the choke cable. Not sure how the choke cable works, i see the...
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