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  1. HELP - 6mm bolt snapped in the head

    Africa Twin
    Had a bit of a nightmare yesterday after installing new pistons reassembling the heads and getting the engine back in the frame quite nicely disaster struck. When torquing down the small 6mm bolt in the cylinder head it snapped like a bit of cheese. As usual this was the last bolt. To fit a...
  2. Replacing headlight bulb

    Africa Twin
    Don't know what it is about the RD07A but every simple maintenance job turns into a frikkin nightmare! Trying to replace my headlight bulbs but the wiring connector won't come away from the 3 pins. Got to what I consider a safe level of brute force trying to pull them off given the bits of...
  3. Hi Viz (Polite Notice) Vests

    Product Reviews
    Anybody seen these? Polite notice waistcoat test I've ordered one today. Winter months can be a nightmare on the roads without the numpties. One point missed by most people making comments about 'lookalike wannabie' is the fact if you come off your bike on a country lane or unlit road. Your...
  4. Brake bleeding nightmare

    Africa Twin
    I have been bleeding my front brakes for days and still no joy, I'm running short of fluid and the one way valve I bought has now failed. I had them with a little bite at one point but now nothing. So one person, two hands can anyone give me a fool proof step be step guide. I.e. do the...
  5. Where to buy spark plug socket TA650

    Transalp
    Anyone know where I can pick up the genuine spark plug socket that can actually get to the two tricky plugs? Leant mine to someone and they have lost it :( Also the two nightmare plugs are they really much important to the bikes health? Never seen the point in two plugs per cylinder but...
  6. Africa Twin and XR400 on Hampshire byways

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    hi all, being a Bank Holiday in the UK today and with the sun shining - what better to do than a ride around in the country side. Glen and his Africa Twin came up towards my area to explore some of the local lanes and byways... here are the 2 ladies in question: most of the lanes were dry...
  7. xr doesnt like water

    XR
    hi, i went out green laning today and my xr 400 was terrible with any water i.e cutting out, missing, nightmare to start. are there any electrics that are common to get wet on the xr's? anyone else have these problems? thanks
  8. Trail riding on a GSXR 1000

    Riding
    A friend pointed me in the direction of this - I think you'll enjoy this. Baron von Nightmare - GSXR Off Roading... - YouTube It certainly appealed to me after my weekend attempt, I'm glad I saw it afterwards http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/mechanical-advice/84720-ridiculous-tyre-quest.html
  9. Who to use to do paint job?

    Transalp
    I want to do a paint job on my bike ie Tank,fairing and side panels,can any one recommend someone who they have used that would do a top job.I have read that some people who have used possibly the best known company in the uk have had a nightmare with both the service and finish they have...
  10. Engine woes

    Transalp
    Hi all, Been lurking here for quite a while now and this site has been an absolute gem of information, but I have a bit of a nightmare on my hands: my engine has seized-up, looks like the front cylinder is to blame. I'm in the process of getting a quote for a rebore, but as a back-up plan I'm...
  11. Baron Von Grumble

    Chatter
    Gsxr 1000 off road :D Baron von Nightmare - GSXR Off Roading... - YouTube Part 1 GSXR Off Road damage update - YouTube Part 2
  12. Fairing fixings/wellnuts

    Mechanical Advice
    My Tenere is possibly the worst pain in the assss to get he fairing off... those well nut things are a nightmare and theres about 8 per side fairing panel. Wheres best to get some new ones .... bar from Yamaha.. as they are worth more than gold by weight. maybe with a decent head on the screw...
  13. Smart Phone Gurus Please

    Chatter
    I'm off to Greece for a week and I don't want any nightmare mobile bills when I get back. I've figured out how to disable data roaming...seems simple enough (I hope). Something else cropped up whilst checking this out...WIFI. Can I connect to these free wifi spots and get onto the net gratis...
  14. Scotland

    Chatter
    Well had this planed in for a few months now as work has been a nightmare, eight of us off to Scotland tomorrow afternoon. If we had not booked and paid for it it might be a different story as the weather looks to be wet wet wet.:toothy2: Destination Isle of Skye for a few days. Anyone know how...
  15. Is this how to commit commercial suicide by YouTube?

    Chatter
    I don't know how many have already seen this but somehow I missed it. Being Bath, it's fairly local to me. Bath can be a bit of a nightmare with road closures and traffic issues in abundance. When someone is filmed causing an obstruction they take exception to the guy filming and the woman...
  16. 5 months incredable riding... then a bikers worst nightmare

    Chatter
    i passed my test in june and have been loving my bike and riding since till yesterday... Riding home from my chicks house before work and i was minding my own business in the fast lane and some a***hole decides to change lanes and smash straight into the side of me... my bike isnt to bad i...
  17. Im having a nightmare time......

    Africa Twin
    Decided that my brake pads were getting pretty low, and didnt want to risk damaging the disc so thought Id re-new. Got cheap "gold" pads for the rear that I fitted a few weeks ago. Seem to be OK. Ordered original Honda pads for the fronts from David Silver. Started fitting them last night...
  18. TA700 tappets nightmare...

    Transalp
    I took my Alp in for its 8000 mile service yesterday, having advised my mechanic that the rear tappets were likely to be a bit of a pain to do. Understatement... I'd noticed in the workshop manual that the heatshield had to come off from the frame before the rocker cover could come off, but what...
  19. Nightmare to keep clean

    Varadero
    I no im being fussy and most will turn round and say a bike is to be ridden and not looked at but although I have a front fender extender fitted and a rear hugger I have never had a bike that throws so much **** up everywhere....:( For a bike with so much wet weather protection including the...
  20. Nightmare journey

    Chatter
    Honestly guys, just want to let off some steam about my journey to and from work yesterday. It started off quite normally, left home early on Monday morning by car to start my usual 2 1/2 hr commute to Skye. Nice dry conditions, frosty, but dry -- road dead quite that time of day, well before...
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