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  1. Beowulf Exhausts

    saw an ad in Ride magazine British with a English legendary name Oh these look shiney.. the titanium blue one would go nicely on my TriColour Vara May save up over winter
  2. RD03 coming along nicely

    Africa Twin
    Well after spending the last month going over her from top to bottom and finding bugger all to do except one or two minor issues such as stuck front and rear brake switches ( took all of 10 minutes to replace both ), I was lucky enough to source an old pair of original pannier frames which took...
  3. Crosstourer has landed

    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  4. Koso speedo fitted - has anyone got one of these?

    Africa Twin
    I just bought and fitted a koso digital speedo - everything about it is great - decent quality item, speedo cable/sensor and bracket excellent but I have used the sender for the revs off the Rear right (as you sit on bike) coil - it is an inline item and now the bike is running on 3 plugs not 4...
  5. Winter Sun and White Horses

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today was a beautiful winter's day, not cold - but dry and Yorkshire was bathed in blue skies and sunshine So I decided to slip away after lunch and do a few trails and see if the XR was all ok now, after new jets and a carb ultrasound clean was Set off from home and filled up @...
  6. Ride out around Wokingham at -2 degrees C

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, despite the low outside temperatures (-3 degrees C when I wheeled the XR400 out) - my friend Roy and I decided to go for a ride out on the local trails. we first went towards the local byways to the East of Wokingham. Most puddles where still frozen and made a nice crackling noise as...
  7. What price peace of mind?

    Well so far the price is one snapped off fairing spigot and a mullered crankshaft cap. :( And the reason for all this? 32,000 mile service (4th 8,000 mile service) in which I have found that all the tappets are nicely in spec, the spark plugs are lovely so they've gone back in (new at the...
  8. Something for you Whealie? :D

    Check out eBay item number 270880948359 Goes nicely with your bike paint scheme! I've just noticed my wonderfully helpful iPhone has changed/corrected!? the title of this post!!!! Which should have said 'something FOR you Whealie' Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
  9. Bugger, looks like I bent it - what would you do?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi all, I wasn't sure where to post this - it was a bit of a toss-up whether I post this one here or in "for sale" section, but I decided to ask here first (since frame = "sort of mechanical"), so here goes. (Mods, if you think this is in the wrong place, please do move it to the appropriate...
  10. For Sale: Suzuki LT50 kids quad (in Northern Ireland)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I have a kiddies quad for sale here Its a '97 Suzuki LT50 50cc 2 stroke single, auto Starts easily and ticks over nicely, good brakes too Has the safety cut out tether at the back In good condition, not immaculate, some scratches here n there. £350 ono:happy6:
  11. Utah in the fall

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I've been here nearly 3 months now (and excuse any misspelling as a) Loki the Shih-Tzu likes to try and interrupt my typing, and b) I'm picking up Americanizations :laughing9:), and time to reflect on the start (and basically end) of my 2011 riding season. It's been a hectic last year (we...
  12. For Sale: Various parts and spares for XRs

    For Sale / Wanted
    250 cylinder (surface still feels well honed) + the piston (taken off my bike when I did the 280 upgrade) Very decent condition, gudgeon pin included, but you will need some new retaining clips) Reserved Actualy im pretty sure ive got a cylinderhead laying around somewhere too (non ported) let...
  13. Tiger 800xc test ride

    Test Ride Reports
    A good friend recently traded his (55 reg) 650 Alp for a Tigger. Tonight, I took it out for a spin ;-) ...... 1st impressions; the engine is sweet & soooo smooth with nice, strong linear performance from pretty much tickover. Once up to speed you notice how poor the standard screen is with...
  14. Timing set up problems! XRV750 RD04

    Africa Twin
    I have just replaced the pistons on my RD04 XRV750. I set up the timing using the FT mark in the crank case peep hole and then tried to get the two dots on each camshaft gear to line up exactly with the top of the cylinder block. This was not possible and I have ended up with the two dots...
  15. First proper off road experience

    Did a full day on Saturday in the Peak district with Dirty motorcycle tours in the Pennines, Cheshire and Derbyshire, great guidance and coaching, saw a lot more of the peaks than I'd seen before. Closest I've been to off road is riding the TA around a gravelled carpark. I rode a yamaha 250...
  16. Pistons, rings, valve seals.....what else and where from??

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, So finally the super glue failed on the carb diaphragms! managed to get them in from uk though and all well. Sadly though, the RDO4 is burning oil now, and a significant loss of power. I want to organise a rebuild kit from UK, and was hoping for some advise on how to go about this. I...
  17. '92 XR250 noisy exhaust

    Hi All, The exhaust on my 1992 XR250 (ME06 model) is a bit noisy for my liking and I'd like to make it quieter. It doesn't seem to be blowing anywhere and putting a rag over the end of the silencer quietens it down nicely. I've tried getting the baffles out but they seem to be stuck in there...
  18. Wanted: WTD AFRICA TWIN any age/model/price considered ..Cash waiting to spend!

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Guys/Gals I'm looking for a AT and will pay a decent price for something nicely looked after . The bike will be thoroughly checked over so no tired /abused examples please as I'm only really after afully sorted and tidy machine . prefer the older versions and obviously ,like most people...
  19. XL1000 Varadero engine cutting out

    Mechanical Advice
    :( Help. My Varadero gave me grief this morning. The motor started first time as normal, let the choke off, ticking over nicely. Then popped into gear and the engine cut out. Eventually the bike did pull off, but every so often it would cut out. In neutral it is fine and will rev and sounds...
  20. Gone fishing in western Norway [lots of pics]

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi! This is my first ride report here (: This friday after work I went fishing. I borrowed a rod from my dad and took off. I decided to go fishing in Storefjorden and Fullskjeggevatnet. These are two lakes in Gloppen municipality, where I was born and spent my childhood. My mom and dad still...