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  1. Free sprockets!

    I have these two. Free to collect from North London, or £10 posted they fit a 650 Transalp, and maybe a 600/700 too? (i'm not sure) - standard 48 tooth rear sprocket - 47 tooth rear sprocket (lowers the revs a little for motorway riding) both only lightly used as per these...
  2. Batery not charging

    A few weeks ago my VA4 died on me on the motorway,battery was flat as a pancake. The varadero forum reckoned it might be the reg/rec,have just put a brand new one on with fully charged battery and when started there's no change to the voltage at the battery up through the rev range.Would this...
  3. M20 Bridge Collapse: Motorway Travel Chaos As Biker Injured

    M20 Bridge Collapse: Motorway Travel Chaos As Biker Injured That's one lucky biker! How the hell can this lorry go down this road and take out this bridge?
  4. RD04 lower screen for summer

    Africa Twin
    Hola - my name is inigo forum.... Has anyone put a RD03 screen on their RD04? Or a lower screen from another donor? It's getting pretty toasty over here and the large/touring screen that's on my RD04 is blocking a lot of wind (something that's a godsend in winter or on...
  5. best way to reduce motorway RPM??

    Hi guys!! can anyone recommend the best way to lower the engines RPM (transalp 650) whilst riding on the motorway? is it best to change the front or rear sprocket? all advice welcome. thanks guys.
  6. Rd04 gearing

    Africa Twin
    Ok I'm running 16/49 sprockets and find that it's perfect for town and trail riding but seems too buzzy for motorway/fast road riding. What do you guys run ? Thinking of running a 47 on the rear, Any thoughts ? Cheers Bob
  7. 700 bar position problem

    For the last little while ive noticed that me left arm elbow goes stiff after about an hour of riding but couldn't work out why. Last weekend I was on the motorway for a 30 mile stretch and found it more comfortable to use the pillion pegs which pushed my upper body forward more causing my...
  8. Gear Ratio Question.

    Africa Twin
    I have standard gearing on my RD03, & I'm going to ride the 1000+ miles to the Elefantentreffen at the end of January, which would be a good compromise gearing wise, 1 tooth less or 2 teeth less? Only changing the rear sprocket as I have a genuine Honda one on the front & I wouldn't change that...
  9. 1200gs

    Guys... I don't want to start a war or anything and I know the 1200gs is a better specified bike but my mate loaned me his for a ride this am and guess what, I prefer my 650v.... We were doing countrylanes and gravel paths so on a motorway I might change opinion but my alp is smoother...
  10. Bluetooth Helmet/Headset Compatibility?

    It is time to replace my long serving helmet, and I'm thinking of investing in a Bluetooth enabled helmet. I like the idea of listening to a few tunes and podcasts when I'm sat on the motorway, and also on the sunny day each year I like the idea of having a chat with her on the back. But, due to...
  11. Wanted xl 600 lmf side panels

    Hi everyone , after much searching I was delighted to buy my second lmf 600 today but I lost my battery side cover which blew off on the motorway . Can anyone help with sourcing a replacement . Rich
  12. Vara cutting out at low revs.

    Any ideas, and this isnt the normal cutting out as you roll up to lights. The bike suddenly developed a problem yesterday. It will tick over on the mainstand fine, and I rode it 100 miles on the motorway, but as soon as you come to a stop then try to pull away it just cuts out. The only way to...
  13. motorway journey?

    hi guys just a quick question. i may have a job down in macclesfield and im looking to get a bigger bike(xr400or a xr250) when i finally get the money to pass my test. just wondering how you guys think it will be doing the motorway journey from bolton to mac? it will roughly be around 35 mile...
  14. Suzuki drz 400 starved of oil needed 1.5 litre top up ,now top end noise .

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi everyone my nephew has a 2008 Suzuki drz 400 , his first big bike .Its done 18000 mls , he was on motorway when he had loss of power , on getting bike home i checked it and it needed 1.5l of oil before registering a reading , it starts and revs with no smoke but is noisy /tappety top end ...
  15. Suzuki drz 400 ran with low oil , top up was 1.5 litres , now top end noise

    Hi everyone , my nephew has a 2008 drz 400 as his first bike after pasing the test , he was on the motorway when he had loss of power , i checked the oil and no reading at all on dipstick , the bike took 1.5 litres before attaining any reading , now it is noisy /tappety top end , its not blowing...
  16. 600 Sprockets.

    Good afternoon people. I am sure this probably been dealt with before but here we go. My journey to work includes 30 miles of motorway. I was wondering what the affects of a larger (1 tooth) front sprocket were and weather any had tried this. I know from experience that if you make the engine...
  17. Fuel range for dominator

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, Riding today did 120 mile round trip and everything was great. Only thing I need to check is if it is about right that I had to go to reserve at around 115 miles from a full tank. It was mainly motorway riding. Mine is a 1995 with the 16l tank. How much should you expect from a...
  18. Which bike for £1500

    Hi everyone. After a couple of years off I'm in the market for a new bike. Previously had a CG125 and an SV650, I'm after something capable of some light greenlaning this time. On the Road/Offroad scale I'll be using it for 90-95% road - commuting and 1.5 hour motorway trips at weekends. So...
  19. That went well

    Overall happy with my XT600............. but after riding home from the National on Sunday, I had a massive reality check. lumping along on a single with little wind protection gets tiresome............ pick the right roads some may say, but I actually enjoy getting somewhere fairly quickly on a...
  20. Transalp tank range

    Hi everybody this is my first post,I have just down sized from a gs 1200 to a 700 transalp I was just wondering what sort of tank range will I get,I don't ride fast just tend to keep to 70/74 on the motorway and on country roads no more than about 60 so what do you all think.cheers tony