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  1. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi everyone I am a newby I have a 1984 xr 250 with a 17inch rear wheel, Someone has offered me an 18inch rear wheel from a 1980 xr 200, Does anyone know if the xr 200 would fit the xr 250 for fitment etc, Anyone tried this I have been told that some of these parts are interchangeable ?? Best...
  2. Photography
    Hi, thinking of getting a helmet cam to use whilst out on the motorbikes and the push bikes, what are the reccommends? Oh and if you have just upgraded pm me...
  3. Africa Twin
    HI ALL NEWBY HERE IVE SEEN A LOT OF POSTS ALL OVER DIFFERANT SITES ASKING ABOUT LOWERING THERE AFRICA TWIN WELL YESTERDAY I WAS ASKING THAT SAME QESTION AND YES I FOUND A PLACE THAT DOES IT AND ITS A KIT AND HALF CHECK IT OUT www.powerbronze.com
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi all just aquire my very first AT and looking for advice, currently engine is out of frame and i won't to clean and paint it. Can anybody advise is bead blasting the way to go or paint striper followed by a paint job any advice most welcome thanks:thumbup:
  5. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi All, Just purchased my new machine :D and i'm looking for places to go near Southampton? Any advice? Cheers:thumbup:
  6. XL
    Hi, just aquired a 1982 XL500R, and found this site - so saying Howdy. Already know M6NTL from another site ;) Its a UK bike, 17500 miles, not been on the road since 1996. All original, except the Micron exhaust system. Overall in used condition, but untouched, with all original...
  7. Transalp
    Now before you class me as a "no nothing" newby remember that for the last ten years my motorcycles have been: A: In line straight fours B: Fuel injected Now for the question: Does everybodies Transalp backfire in a muted and not entirely unpleasant way on overrun and throttle closing...
  8. Transalp
    Do "Alps" have rev limiters? I ask because earlier today I was doing a multiple overtake in a crawler lane going up a steepish hill, fourth gear I think, may have been third. I glanced down to make sure I was not too illegal as the area has been known to sport cameras from time to time. The...
  9. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello all, Middle aged macam here. Anyone not know what a macam is by the way? I'm in the process of changing my 10 year old Blackbird for a 7 year old Transalp with only 12k on the clock. I live in NE Scotland and hoping winter will stop soon. I will be checking out the forums and site in...
  10. XR
    Hello, Am new to the site, and have just bought an ex-Army 250R, with 2k on the clock. Its a '95 - '99 model, and is confusing me a little. It has all the road going kit, indicators, horn etc but does not have an ignition switch or battery. Are all the electrics powered off the alternator, but...
  11. XL
    Hi people. This looks like a great forum. I've not long ago bought a 1982 XL500R. It's great but is can be slow to settle to tickover and can stick at about 3000 rpm both when in gear or neutral although it generally drops down to about 1300rpm. I've spoken to some clever guys on...
  12. Mechanical Advice
    Hello to all and just to introduce myself I am scorpio stu from the london biker web site.I have a Triumph Daytona 1200 and was looking for some front fog lights as I commute into London every day from Essex and seem to be going through lots of fog.I have seen on your gallery some great looking...
  13. XR
    I currently have an R1200 GSA which is brilliant as an intercontinental missile, but a trifle heavy on pistes. So I'm putting down a deposit tomorrow on a '55' XR400. Stand by for a whole pile of 'newby' questions--the last time I owned a 400cc Honda it had four cylinders and an electric...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hmm ... can't remember the correct tyre pressure off the top of my bonce, but I think it's something around 29 psi - it should be on the swingarm somewhere under the grime. Oh - welcome, by the way, and I hope you continue to enjoy the AT.
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