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  1. valve cover gasket thickness

    XR
    Hey guys It's been a while since I posted as I've had a difficult year emotionally etc, but alas, I have a question of an XR400 nature. I sprayed my valve cover earlier in the year and renewed the copper washers on the rocker pivot bolts as I had an oil weep, and when refitting, I used a new...
  2. rear sets webbing

    Africa Twin
    Hi all i am trying to get to grips with my 98 AT ..Whilst cleaning the rear sets i found out why one side doesnt fold so well i have a crack in the pin mount .So i may need to replace .But heres the thing ,they the rear passenger pegs are quite heavy anybody found anything lighter as a...
  3. 48,000 miles. Valve clearances?

    Dominator / FMX
    My '99 Dommie is getting close to 48,000 miles, I've had it 4 years and about 12,000 of those miles. It's due for an oil and filter change which I can do myself but I wonder if it's time for more complex work, like getting the valve clearances checked / adjusted, which I couldn't do myself. What...
  4. adv and enduro riding in serbia

    Travel
    Hi! I'm new here, and thank you for accepting me in this nice company! I’m from Serbia, and I’m adv and enduro/hard enduro rider. We got here a beautiful nature and almost all year round moto season! We got a beautiful nature, mountains, distant roads and places, trails and offroads and I'd like...
  5. Engine temperature

    Transalp
    Hi, I recently bought a Transalp 600 from 1997 so I'm still learning new things about it. I noticed while riding that the engine temp guage never seems to reach middle where I'd expect it to normally be. Instead it settles for the left side of the gauge. The below picture was taken when the...
  6. Intermittent stopping

    Africa Twin
    For the third time in 2 years my @ stopped tonight. Each time the symptoms are the same. Gradual loss of power then bike stalls and coasts to a halt. Left for varying amounts of time it then starts and runs again. For each occasion these were: 1st - couple of minutes after switching it on to...
  7. Approaching Calais

    Chatter
    News reports of desperate fellows, intent upon getting across the water to the Uk, attempting to gain access to cars, vans and trucks that are queuing for the ferry at Calais. During their approach to the Calais ferry/tunnel terminals, have any returning motorcyclists experienced problems with...
  8. Has Anyone Successfully Repaired a CDI Unit?

    Dominator / FMX
    Lost my sparks at speed a few days ago. Changed the plug, no good. Went all over everything with my meter, following the fault finding tree in the manual. The coil tested out of spec for resistance on the primary windings, so I have a new coil on order...No other problems found in the wiring...
  9. Bike Trip 2015- anyone free??!

    Travel
    OK people ..im back on grid and musing over the idea of a trip- with people I dont know...you! Sniper will be putting in an appearance-he will have a passport by then! What I'm looking for- 1.People happy to be filmed- it will be again released on Youtube 2.People prepared to have a go at...
  10. Travelling tips for Poland, Check Rep, Slovakia and Ukraine

    Travel
    Hi all, We are couple of guys from Denmark who are planning a 10 day trip through Poland, Check Republic, Slovakia and maybe (depending on the situation there) Western Ukraine as well (Lviv'ish). Now, we are equiped with two ATs and a F600 GS and the main purpose of the trip is, apart from...
  11. SLR Starting Problem

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, went to start my bike for the usual commute home, and the starter motor turned for a few seconds and slowly stopped without the engine firing. Odd as I fitted a new battery 4 months ago. Bike bump started fine and got home ok. Charged the battery on an Optimate charger overnight but the...
  12. How Dual Sport IS an Africa Twin then ?

    Africa Twin
    Following on from the 'RIDE' Magazine omission thread, i've simply got to post this. This Site prides itself on the 'Dual Sport' nature of the @, yes ? and yet in all the times that i have posted an invite to a Trail ride or gone out on a Trail ride organised by others, there has only been 2 @'s...
  13. Mountain Rescue and this week

    Chatter
    You'll all be aware of the news this week about the search for little April Jones. The community of Machynlleth have been dignified, generous and have shown the true nature of a community when faced with the most horrendous of situations. MoM and I, along with many of our rescue team, along...
  14. Poland, is it a dangerous place to be?

    Travel
    Hi We are to guys on a AT & TA and we have planned a route down through Austria (the old smuggling route) and up again to the Czech Republic and Prague. We have planned to enter Poland from Prague but we have heard some rumors that it is dangerous to stay in Poland because they will steal the...
  15. Out Again

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Nice today (for a change), so headed into Mid-Wales. Mainly road, but some un-tarred Tracks... A surprise find.. One for the Ladies :D Llyn Clywedog A nature Reserve near Machllynlleth
  16. Waypoint trail challenge

    Travel
    WAYPOINT TRAIL CHALLENGE "The Waypoint Trail Challenge wants to introduce a new concept for bike-tourism, which combines navigation by letter and maps with adventure and discovery, providing maximum pleasure in contact with nature. This Trophy is available to all bikes with Trail...
  17. Passed - at last

    Chatter
    Well - despite my nerves (and the pressure from already failing first time round) I managed to pass my Mod 2 today so ... guess what I'll be doing this weekend.....you got it .....I'll be sorting out the AT and getting it ready for the road!! Funny thing is I'm so aware of the responsibility of...
  18. jackass, by name and ,nature

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hi everyone ,im new to the forum but not to africa twins, and hopefully on sunday i will be the proud owner of ex alan h ex bobonelegs bike. ive had many many bikes ,mostly trail bikes ,bmw gs,cagiva elephant, husaberg, honda xrs, suzuki dr , super ten . im looking forward to meeting new members...
  19. A "yank" based tire question of a different nature .....

    Africa Twin
    Greetings Everyone ..... This is not your typical tire question, as I already know what tires I want, but unfortuantely over here in the US certain sizes are not obtainable. :confused: First, I'm happy to say that I'm about to take ownership of a 92 RD04, to keep my 89 RD03 company. I'm...
  20. Nature over nurture ?

    Transalp
    I was just wondering exactly how much of a "beasting" the Transalp is able to cope with before it becomes too much of a risk to take on ? Researching the 'life story's of some bikes reveals some very hard use, admittedly, supported by regular servicing & replacement of broken/worn out...
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