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  1. Transalp
    I made this after seeing a thing on google from the USA called a pack a jack but couldnt find them in the uk,the idea is you can lift your back tyre off the ground by about 1 inch so you can spin the rear wheel to wipe the chain down and re lube,i made it for touring when i had a street tripe...
  2. Africa Twin
    I've spent a couple of hours fitting a Heavy Duties centre stand this afternoon. Just thought I'd post a recommendation for anyone looking to fit one. It came a week after ordering, fitted perfectly (no need to remove the exhaust) and will make maintaining the bike so much easier. Definately one...
  3. Varadero
    I've spent most of the morning fitting (well almost) a main stand to my new Varadero. I say almost because I can't get the springs on. Any tips that don't involve a big screw driver gouging a bit hole in the bike? While I'm on main stands, with all the regulations we have it frustrates me that...
  4. Africa Twin
    I managed to import a 1989 XRV650 RD03 from Thunder last year. As far as I know, it is one of five RD03s in North America right now (there may be more, but they have not come up on my radar yet). That makes this not only a wonderful bike in its own right, but a very rare machine that deserves to...
  5. Africa Twin
    I am getting ready to depart on an epic journey to explore northern Norway. Estimated time of departure this upcoming weekend. I have scheduled the next 2-3 weeks, but have 5 weeks in total in case something unexpected happens. I will leave from Trondheim, Norway (where I live) and journey along...
  6. XR
    Hi there, i have an 06 XR125 and its started making a knocking noise, on idle, but when accelerating and maintaining speed its very smooth, any ideas? Also do you know where the air/ fuel mixture screw is, need to richen her up a bit ..
  7. Chatter
    One thing that really gets my pi$$ boiling is blatantly misleading advertising. Take Halfords for instance. They briefly doubled all the prices on their Pioneer car stereos back in June. Surprise surprise, shortly after this they started running a 50% off Pioneer car steros offer which seems...
  8. Transalp
    I thought I'd pop a post in here as you chaps know all there is to know about the Transalps - and I'm completely ignorant on them (well apart from stripping Sean's clutch out :D ) So here's the question: My brother is looking at getting a Transalp but is torn between a late model 650 or the...
  9. News
    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on xrv.org.uk: it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  10. Chatter
    Dear oh dear. Seven dead. It stands to reason that if people were maintaining stopping distances appropriate to the conditions it couldn't have happened. It's foggy here this morning so be careful out there and take another ten minutes.
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, My RD07a has developed a rattle when throttling off at low speeds or when riding at low constant speed, eg, maintaining 40mph, the rattle disappears if I open the throttle and accelerate. I fear gearbox problems:sad: Any thoughts?
  12. Bike Comms & Audio
    This is a question for users of Cardo Scala G4 headsets. How long does your battery last under the following conditions:1. Just used for bike to bike or rider to pillion comms. (Even with a channel permanently open mine lasts all day - this is good and expected)2. Solo use connected via...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi All, Have been following your Forum for a few months and am really impressed with the helpfulness and generous sharing of knowledge on here! Have finally found the right Twin for me at the right price and in the condition that allows me to put my own stamp on it while maintaining the...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    I have an Honda FMX650 2007, i installed it a Trail Tech Vapor Computer. Works fine, only the tachometer it’s crazy. The problem is, at idle it computer display correct RPM Increasing rpm the tachometer bar do not display the right rpm, maintaining high rpm the tachometer bar, drops or...
  15. The Longest Day (Planning)
    This has been prepared by one of the Guys (Usil) on the BCFr forum, some useful tips and perhaps we should put it one the web site, whaddya fink ? Driving in Paris: Driving in Paris requires you to be prepared for the typical French style of driving where unwritten rules exist and if you do...
  16. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I'm afraid I've lost the initiative to continue. I haven't had this long, see picture: http://www.windmillhillvillage.co.uk/gt250.htm It's a 1977 registered model with a 1975 engine. The tail light is GT500 When I got it earlier in the year, it had a running problem; 40mph was the top speed...
  17. Transalp
    '91 transalp 600 (PD06), 106,000km. no real problem but it's recently started running "lumpy". fine on acceleration, no hesitation or anything & higher speeds are smooth enough too but when maintaining a steady speed (60-80kmh) the bike feels like it's running "lumpy". No obvious misfires it...
  18. Chatter
    Over the last month or so I've had a lot of crap going on, which has probably caused me to be on a bit of a downer. Anyway, I was one of the lucky/unlucky people that got their iPhone4 on launch day, and I'd just like to say that my iPhone and particularly the Apps have been a lovely getaway...
  19. Chatter
    Went for a nice ride in the countryside to do some gentle lanes whilst the beautiful sun was shining! All going terrific, did the final lane and set for home feeling happy with myself that i had put off dissertation work for at least another few hours! :thumbright: Heading up the road when all...
  20. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi guys, finally realised my dreams and bought a beautiful 04 tranny to do some touring on. The only problem is I am 6' 5" and my bike has the lower seat which I don't find as comfortable as the standard one due to my hight. Is anyone looking for a low one that might want to do a straight swap...
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