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  1. For Sale: Honda SL230 for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    1999 Honda SL230 7000 miles Excellent condition. MOT runs until Jan 2021. Comes with heated grips, screen and rack [not the tail bag]. Oil changed every 1000 kms. Recent battery. 85 mpg. geared for 50mph cruising. Bridgestone TW rear tyre and Tracker front with lots of tread left. Located near...
  2. Recovered alp rebuild project

    Transalp
    Following the theft and subsequent recovery last March of my old transalp 600 (in pieces). I'm now gearing up for a project. I have most big parts from my alp here with a frame from a bike a friend broke for spares. As this will never be/feel like the same bike it was, I'm planning a few...
  3. Mpg crf450x 2005

    CRF - New Forum!
    Never been interested in fuel range before , but started to ride my bike more on the roads to get to green lanes further away , and i was impressed be the mpg. standard gearing and fuel system/air box (well 165 main jet ) and i got about 60 mpg , that was a mixture of green lane and urban riding...
  4. Honda CB750A Hondamatic-an adventure bike-perhaps

    Other Honda
    I have got the CB750A sorted and have done a few miles on it now the weather has improved. Its different, obviously with the 2 speed and torque converter transmission, most definitely not a racer, but they are used for drag racing in US slightly, VERY modified! Great for bumbling along the...
  5. HELP!

    Transalp
    So my 650 TA v4 has developed a lumpy 'pulsing' tickover and has started to backfire on startup a bit. It doesn't stall and runs fine when going though- still pulls well and mpg does not seem to have been effected.I thought I might be unbalanced cabs but I have checked them with a set of gauges...
  6. One year on....

    Suzuki
    Since purchasing the budget priced (new 'uns could be had for 5.5k at the time) 650 Strom just over a year ago, it struck me that this is one of the few recent bikes that has managed to break the '9 month honeymoon' period! As I'm now Transalp-less it'll be here a while longer. Overall, the...
  7. Smell of petrol after engine stops.

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, This has been going on ever since I have bought my RD03 2 years ago. After driving the bike and I turn off the engine (most of the time) there is a faint smell of unburnt petrol for a few seconds. There is no obvious leaks or wet patches on the engine/carbs etc.. The next time I...
  8. RD04 Fuel Pleasantly surprised

    Africa Twin
    Now the RD04 Marathon rep encourages me to thrash it so I've never really pootled along as I have almost always been on my one when on it Fuel at best has been 47-50 ish mpg max, a lot less that the RD07a but acceptable because it's faster than the RD07a Went out with son no1 (Dave) on his...
  9. Fuel consumption before and after de-cat.

    Transalp
    Last year I did a solo 3000 miles trip on my bog standard 700 Alp around Europe taking in France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Germany etc. The bike was loaded to the gunnels, topbox, panniers plus tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Where possible I was cruising at about 80 mph. Italy was...
  10. For Sale: Honda 2003 Varadero XL1000V 6 speed FI many extras £2800

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 2003 Varadero XL1000V 6 speed FI many extras £2750 A 2003 Honda XL1000V Varadero Fuel Injected NON –ABS model with coupled brakes. You have the economy of injection (50-55 mpg) but without the added complexity of ABS. Excellent touring machine effortless on the motorways and main roads...
  11. For Sale: Modified Transalp 600 MAYBE for sale

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  12. Fuel economy query...

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've posted on here before when I had my old XL500R but last week I finally got an Africa Twin and I haven't stopped grinning! She's a 1998 RD07A with 55,000 miles on. After doing a motorway run this weekend, I set off expecting to do 150 miles without stopping for fuel. The tank was...
  13. Transalp 700 de cat & after market cans.

    Transalp
    When i had my middle section of exhaust off to take the swinging arm off i was shocked by how heavy it was so it got me thinking about a de cat to save abit of weight,also the end can isnt light,has anyone done a decat on there 700 or just replaced the end can and if so has it improved how the...
  14. Does This Millage Look Right ????

    Africa Twin
    Hello, So i have a Africa Twin 650 RD03. The bike seems to be running perfect and with no issues.. just had a full service inc carbs cleaned and re,jetted, also a compression test was done.. Anyway im just back from a 1000km trip, Two up and Fully loaded, driving 100Kph avg and i am getting 13...
  15. What mods for XL650

    Transalp
    Are there any mods that will help with mpg and performance that are easy to do? Regards Pete
  16. Africa Twin 650 - Using too much fuel. HELP!!

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. i have bought a Africa Twin 650 about 2 months ago and i have done 3 fuel up's and im getting very bad MPG . i have no idea why, the bike runs perfect, idols perfect, spark plugs are great color . no leak. fuel pump has no issues .. i have had a deauville 650 before, that got...
  17. For Sale: DR 350

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, gauging interest in my DR 350 (I'm pretty sure its a SEW elec shock only) it just isn't getting used (once a month maybe?) and seems a waste. It is a tidy and unmolested S reg with under 7K miles on the clock (can dig out all the proper details if folks are interested) I also have a big...
  18. Its a hard life running in rebuilt engine!

    Africa Twin
    Finally got a chance to get some miles on the finished @. Wife and kids ok suns shining quick bimble over to Welsh wales:p Sausage barm and a cuppa. Photo op outside Beddgelert. Even found a little bit of gravel to play on. Safely tucked away in my capacious garage. Fantastic first...
  19. Looks like spring's arrived!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, two weekends in a row with blue skies and sun up here in the Highlands! I took the Elefant out for a run this afternoon, thought I'd share a couple of pics with you all. Still loving the Ducati SS750 motor, although I might have to learn to behave as it slurps petrol like a sportsbike...
  20. Varadero VS Varadero

    Varadero
    So what is the Varadero 1000 like in comparison to the Varadero 1000? :D :D :D Specifically the carb version against the FI model Is there anyone here who's owned both? I have the carb version and I'm interested in peoples experiences with the FI as i might upgrade Cruising speed with...
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