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  1. For Sale: 2000 Honda XR400

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/2000-honda-xr400-road-legal-full-12mths-mot/1167200540
  2. Carb issues? Or more sinister...

    Varadero
    Evening all, have enjoyed 6 mths of hassle free Varadero ownership but last couple of journeys have thrown up a few issues... I changed the plugs a few weeks back for Iridium ones, due to a few issues starting in the mornings. Carb was cleaned and new Air filter. It's been a 'bit lumpy' when...
  3. Dulux not so Brilliant white!

    Chatter
    Having had a bad experience with yellowing white paint in the past, I plumped for some Dulux Brilliant White to finish a job last March - an extra tenner or so for premium paint is good value compared to re-painting a full house in a couple of years' if cheaper stuff yellows... I opened the...
  4. For Sale: Fully sorted Africa Twin XRV 750 with KTM 48's, Nitron Shock etc.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    XRV 750 with WP 48 forks, Nitron Shock etc. After much deliberation I'm selling my XRV 750 Fortune spent on modernising the suspension & sorting the usual electric & fuel problems Here's a brief description of what's been done but call me for further details... Front end upgrade consisting...
  5. AT Regulator/Battery Charging Problems

    Africa Twin
    Hey Gang, Been having a weird series of issues with my AT over the past couple mths that have me a little puzzled. Spent the day re-charging her brand new battery yesterday after it went flat on me and after the shop mechanic tested the various wires it seems the regulator that we just...
  6. Happy Aniversary My Darling

    Varadero
    AS the title say "Happy Aniversary" 10 years to the day we've been together, the longest i have ever owned a motorcycle and i have no intention of getting rid of her Guess now give it another 18mths - 2years it will be time to make raised pillion pegs and fit a rear lap strap to her :D:D
  7. New Member/Owner & Trip Meter Question

    Africa Twin
    Hey Gang, New rider (1yr, approx. 3500miles) and new AT Owner here saying hello and asking a quick question re: Trip Meters. First, I just picked up my RD07 AT from a very cool cat in Lancashire (Thx Ian!) and couldn't be happier with the purchase. Headed on an 8mth trip from London to to the...
  8. For Sale: TAmron 10-24 lens

    For Sale / Wanted
    This is my Tamron 10-24 lens i bought it about 18mths ago and have hardly used it. It's a Sony / Minolta fit but comes with a lens adaptor to fit Canon bodies, it does work fine on the Canon but you do loose Auto focus. All the original stuff that omes in the box is included thats, the lens...
  9. Sold: For Sale RDo4

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I have given it alot of thought and its a hard decision to make but I am selling the Twin if I can realise what I think it is worth to me, if not it will stay. I have bought a KTM 990 adv and as most of my riding and touring will be two up fully loaded for camping the 990 copes better...
  10. Education system

    Chatter
    At last it seems someone has decided to reform it and actually test the kids. For years we've being hearing about grades getting better every year but the kids aren't getting any smarter. How can course work be a guide to how clever a kid is when it can be downloaded off the internet or the...
  11. Motorcycle Monthly

    Chatter
    Just reading next months edition of this newspaper and they are doing a comparison review between the Crosstourer and the Africa twin. It takes up 4 pages if you include adverts, the forum is recommended so is rugged roads in the review so back handers there i guess:D:D:D. Guess i'm wondering...
  12. rear indicators broken

    Varadero
    For the last 12mths i've noticed the black stem of the rear indicators where they mount onto the rubber bush was perished and the plastic was beginning to crack, uv light and hot cold hot cold the plastics gone brittle. I pulled the bike out the garage today and the indicator hit the wifes DR...
  13. Work shift patterns - Good and bad

    Chatter
    Just wondering what people think of there shift patterns at work. At work we've been going through contract changes our department (engineering)was the last in the factory to get sorted. To get nearly 800 people changed over to what suits the factory has taken 18mths now and it's not quite...
  14. For Sale: Alpinestars Tech 7 boots

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bought these boots just over 12mths ago to replace my old ones which i had for years. I've sold my enduro bikes and they are surplus to requirements now. They have only done 4 comps and a few hours trail riding they are size 43 which i think equates to 9.5 or 10. They are very rigid and give...
  15. For Sale: 2001 Transalp 9k Miles excellent condition

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For sale my much loved very low mileage Transalp Its a 2001 650 51 plate its only covered 9K miles and is in great condition its got Tkc80 rear MT21 front great combo for green laning both tyres under 1000miles Brand new front indicators from a 2007 model (Clear) makes it look so much newer...
  16. The Big Varaderro

    Varadero
    Hi All, I realise i may be asking the already converted, but can people give me a good honest opinion on the varaderro 1000? i.e. running costs, relaibility, ease of working on them. i'm more interested in the carb version than the fi, just like tatting. how do they handle? do they really...
  17. For Sale: Acumen 1020 Alarm

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale my Acumen 1020 Alarm, an easy (has to be I managed it) DIY fit, I had it in my old TA for about 4 mths and never let me down or flattened the battery once. No longer have the bike and took it off just before I sold it. All the bits and instructions (no alas not the box) £35...
  18. For Sale: Africa Twin RD07

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD I have a RD07 1993 africa twin for sale. it is very tidy for year it has 52000 miles £1650 ono :thumbright: By the way reg no L***XRV! 12mths mot 6mths tax!
  19. For Sale: Honda xr400ry 1999

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my long loved XR this bike had a complete top end rebuild before Xmas, rings, seals, new valve guides machined in and cut since then it has done 150miles roughly and 1 road trial which was around 180 miles. Reason for sale. I'm not using it that much at moment i'm using the Gasgas...
  20. Wife's decided she want to start offroading

    Chatter
    Well she decided she wants to come offroading, but has never ridden a motorbike before she's been on about it for a while well this week a friend of the family had this for sale she went and looked at it......................... ...
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