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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi all! Been a while since i last posted.. moved house, got a car, started a family etc, so the rebuild of the RD07A was put on hold... until now :) I am in need of either... some new (second hand) brake calipers (front and back) or info on where i can send my ones for a full refurb etc...
  2. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I've just bought a 2012 XL700VA and will no doubt have loads of questions - which hopefully some you can answer. Just moved on from 'old Triumphs' so am looking for reliability and a considerable reduction in maintenance !! Here's hoping.
  3. Africa Twin
    I am currently drafting auxiliary aluminum fuel tanks for my RD07. On the left side, the mosfet regulator can easily be moved inside the toolbox under the seat. What about the coolant reservoir? Has anyone found a different location? It can't be moved to where the RD03 coolant tank sits because...
  4. Travel
    A day trip with in central Greece. The trip had many icons, we moved from the sea to the mountains , from heat to cold and finally we reached "Leivadia" in a wonderfull place for diner. Enjoy the video
  5. Chatter
    I am getting ready to test fire my dommie but before I do I want to clean the tank out and seal it with a resin compound so I dont get crap sucked into my carb. Any suggestions. I have used something called Petseal a few years ago but I am sure technology has moved on while I have been building...
  6. Charity Events
    Hello peeps, look, there's no easy way to say this, this is in effect a begging letter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I'm trying to raise some money for Bone Cancer Research in memory of my nephew Alex. Alex never got to ride a bike, he died shortly before his 15th birthday, but his Mum and Dad made sure he...
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    Happy new year to all of you. Right. I would like an AFrica twin please. Limited funds unfortunately got two daughters at university! Would like a clean tidy low mileage one if possible. DOnt know how realistic that is but I've got a week to try and sort a new bike as I have moved jobs. If...
  8. Transalp
    Hello, I'm about to buy a Givi pannier rack and a pair of Trekker 33ltr panniers for my Transalp 700. Just wanted to check whether the indicators need to be moved, i'm pretty sure they don't but thought id better check. Also any feedback from anyone who has them would be appreciated. Cheers
  9. Africa Twin
    I was torqueing up the front Axel clamp bolts to 12nm as per the Haynes manual and on the first bolt I heard the click and assumed it had reached the torque tightness Then moved onto the next bolt, same noise and the nut and half the bolt fell on the floor Looked at the first one and that...
  10. Africa Twin
    on my recent circuit of ireland my speedo suddenly quit, a quick look at the side of the road confirmed the cable was attached at both ends so i carried on regardless..... got home and pulled out the worm drive and gear and all was good, span the cable with the drill and the needle moved as...
  11. Africa Twin
    hi, after having my clocks go on and off and the bike cutting out intermitently I have come to the conclusion that I have a loose earth somewhere. can anyone of you electrikery experts please help and tell me where the earth mounting points are to save me stripping the bike right down and...
  12. Africa Twin
    Have searched allot for the answer to this but can't find any so I'm asking you guys now. I have installed HID:s on my AT, and the trip meter resets after a few minutes. Moved the ballast as far away as the cables allow it but still same problem. How have you guys that fitted HID sorted it out?
  13. Insurance
    I've been with Motorcycle Direct for 18 years and spoke to them today to advise change of address as we've moved. So they want £50 because of the address change and when I said they bike is currently on SORN they said oh we can't cover that someone will call you tomorrow to cancel your policy...
  14. For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a tomtom rider v2 active (i.e. plug a charging cable into the mount itself) mount they want to sell? I took mine off an old bike I sold and then moved house and can't find the bl00dy thing!
  15. Transalp
    The paper element air filter in my 650 TA is on its last legs. I moved from the UK to Aus a few years ago, so I get to trailride in deserts occaisionally, which means that cleaning the airfilter can be a daily task as they get really clogged on the very dry dusty days. The ideal would be one...
  16. Chatter
    In Denial? (And I'm not talking about what the Muslim that fell in to a big river said!) At the beginning of the week, the front coil spring on my VW Golf snaps, with the bottom of the spring hanging out of the cup on the strut, and a sharp end millimetres away from the tyre. I hadn't gone...
  17. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Just had a bike moved down from Scotland by this chap. Price was very reasonable, looked after the bike well. Considering it was the easter weekend, very quick. (made the request on 27/3 he had the bike to mine on the morning of 03/04). Excellent service. His name is Andy Styrczula phone 07857...
  18. Chatter
    Just noticed one of the local Honda dealers has closed its doors. Pidcocks Honda have relinquished their Honda dealership. The premises remain and they have moved their Triumph dealership there. Oh well, thats where I used to go for bits etc.
  19. Chatter
    Things have moved on a lot since I last flew them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYPag3LuKlA Andy.
  20. Chatter
    So the story that's all over the news is the BBC which, as far as I can see, is guilty of being too careful ( plus an inability to explain it), followed by behaving in a seriously unsubtle way but without naming any of the senior politicians on the web. This organisation is being judged and...
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