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  1. Transalp
    The reason I ask is I emailed via the "contact us" page about trying to get the "ebay/gumtree part one thread" closed (so people don't keep replying), but never got a reply ???
  2. Africa Twin
    Background: In 2007 I was lucky enough to find a 1988 XRV650 in Oregon, USA with ~43k km on the clock. I bought it and took it to college with me thinking it'd be a great project bike to work on inmy down time. Welp, turns out university requires time and effort (Mechanical Engineering) and the...
  3. Africa Twin
    Another tyre question I/m afraid. I have been scouring threads and other forums for the answers. After this, I make up my mind. The RD03 is on army special front and Mitas C-02 rear. On the road, rear squirms and follows any imperfection and front at 60 + feels airborne. I want to run a more...
  4. Chatter
    I got new tyres fitted today (Anakee 3's) and, after putting the wheels back on the bike I thought I would go for a wee run to scrub them in a bit. As it was so warm I just wore my denim jeans, boots, textile jacket etc thinking it would be OK as I was only going to do about 50 miles or so at a...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    part 2 Next day Huddders was so kind to show me some of the area he comes from. You have no idea how much that hurts but Hudders was right. Its stunning:thumbup: First we went to the hobbit house This is a little cave just around the corner from the tent site.There is a waterfall on the...
  6. Africa Twin
    Ahoy there I'm the proud owner of @ (RD07a, year of mfg 2000) from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She's pretty stock at the moment (except some minor improvements). It's a great bike for almost every purpose but still there is a lot of room for improvements. I wish there would be some more...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm running a Mitas E-08 rear tyre, relatively new. However in the wet the tyre looses traction under moderate acceleration and feels very unstable on roundabouts. Has anyone experienced this? Is there a 'best' tyre for on-road commuting for wet weather? Many thanks, Sam.
  8. Chatter
    Ok let's be having you (oooooeeerrr missus) What have you decided to do better , not do at all, moderate , or plain resist for 2011 I have promised to do more miles on the bike in 2011 than 2010 (this year being 15,000) I have promised to only work alternate Saturdays and to be able to say NO...
  9. Transalp
    I've been using my Alp as a bit of a mule this summer - a moderate amount of use, but not much in the way of washing and fettling. My approach is to slavver the thing in ACF-50 which collects the dirt, but makes it easier to wash off (eventually). I decided this was the day for A Good Clean. I...
  10. Transalp
    Hi All, Here are some comments on my new purchase a 2007 650 Transalp. I have a few general questions at the bottom if anyone can enlighten me! I got the TA to replace my KLR650 Cmodel which was stolen. Comming straight from the KLR most of my comments are a comparsion against it. Prior to the...
  11. Africa Twin
    Dear All, My friend has an issue with his twin. Its an RD07 2002 with moderate and not high mileage. The bike has the following symtoms; Poor and inconsistant idle speed Black smuts from exhaust and drain hole under the exhaust Sooting up of plugs to the point where the bike will not run...
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