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  1. quick question..Transalp seat on an Rd07?

    Africa Twin
    Will a MK 1 Transalp seat fit on an RD07? My Alfie has gone into winter hibernation, but my shortarse mate who is looking after it may need to nip it into the workshop...and he's got a lowered seat on his TA...
  2. Where is Kevin and have a look at this too...

    Chatter
    HI Kevin. Great to meet you again at the Stella. :thumbup: You have gone quiet; are you OK? And for Kevin and anyone else... have a look at {edit Boris. Cant find any websites that match your addresses but here is some info about the place}...
  3. Deer days

    Chatter
    Hello, I was cleaning up my picture files when I came across these pics. Thought you might like to see them. Anyone for a quick game of football ?? ( you will need to zoom in ) No ?? I'll bugger off then. Fresh venison at your front door Favourite pic --- I used travel this...
  4. Bead Breaking, with tyre levers

    Africa Twin
    Top Tip for all you AT pilots (I was going to put this in bike tech, but guess it's really only of use to AT owners, all other off-road bikes have rims that make it easy to change tyres). I have a set of Buzzetti tyre levers bought off ebay which I'm taking with us on our trip (the nice...
  5. Now you're Torque'in!

    Africa Twin
    Okay! Using Threadlock as a substitute for the missing torque settings in the Haynes 'Africa Twin" manual is not giving me peace of mind! Just recently, while replacing the front brake pads of my @ I grabbed the manual and searched for the Front Brake Caliper mounting bolts torque setting. I...
  6. More rounded nuts.....

    Mechanical Advice
    Probably a stupid question but......when changing all my rear bearings last time home, I noticed the main retaining nut on the rear axial is starting to round off. Do I have to get an entire new nut and bolt set, or can I just nip down the local hardware shop/auto supplier and get a similar one...
  7. Police Rider's Handbook

    Chatter
    Been reading this book recently and on page 23, it says; "Remember that, even in daylight, up to a third of other road users will not even realise you are there". I think it goes up to 50 per cent at night... Sobering thought. Explains such a lot. I ride in what I think is a pretty high...
  8. Dilemma

    Chatter
    Sorry guys, but I can't even decide what to have for lunch while I'm at home waiting for the washing machine repair man. What do you reckon : 1) Cheese on toast, an old favourite. 2) Poached eggs on toast, hmm will need to nip out and buy eggs. 3) Sausage butty.
  9. Garage Fire !!!!

    Chatter
    Right....now I`ve got your attention,think for a moment. Petrol. Oil. Brake fluid. Paint. Solvents. Rags and other combustible material. Batteries gassing off while on charge. All in a confined space,often poorly ventilated,and often attached to a house. HAVE YOU GOT A FIRE...
  10. Just up the road

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today I have ridden three different bikes. First my DR350 to the MOT testing station....It passed. Then a Yamaha SR125 to the same MOT testing station by a cunning hidden route so no one would see me....It also passed. In celebration I decided to take my AT for a quick nip around the outskirts...
  11. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

    Chatter
    The government's proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you having to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly bill to use it. The tracking device will cost about £200 and in a recent study by the BBC, the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural florist and £194 for...
  12. Lubing the throttle twist assembly.....

    Africa Twin
    :( Mmmm, pondering this one a bit as its doing my napper in so I thought I'd ask the assembled illuminatea for some advice... I recently fitted Oxford heated grips to my @. All is well with them now that they have had some glue applied :D , but looking at the RH, (throttle) grip, it does not...
  13. Touratech Zega Boxes

    Chatter
    Right , the company i work for has recently aquired a metal fabrication company. I was there today and raised the subject of having Alu` cases made and the Boss assures me they can make "Anything ". So as touratech want silly money for a relatively simple piece of engineering i will get a...
  14. sucks to be my @t

    Africa Twin
    Well started off as a respray and well you long timers will know the crack :shock: Rust everywhere :shock: Bolts seized in the fairing :shock: Both radiators need painting :shock: Crack fairing lugs through rust building up on bolts and expanding :shock: Light retainer bracket snapped in...
  15. Oil Leak

    Africa Twin
    Just discovered a small patch of oil inside the bashplate :roll: Upon further inspection it appears there is a very small quantity of oil leaking where the crank case halves join at a bolt hole location. The leak is no way serious enough to justify splitting the cases. I have cleaned it...
  16. uh-oh, no neutral!!!

    Africa Twin
    A new one today. On the way home, filtering through traffic, found a clear bit and went to shift in second to nip past the queue. Clutched it and found that I couldn't toe the lever up. Gave it a mighty go and after a heavy "chonk", it finally shifted up. CAme up to the light and tried to shift...
  17. ONLY FIRING ON 1 CYLINDER

    Africa Twin
    One of my cylinders just stopped firing the last 4 miles of my journey home on My 1999 @ (36,000 mls). 10 mins later after I limped home on 1 cylinder I started her up & she was running normally on both cylinders. I would appreciate it if any of you have come across this problem yourself & could...
  18. Chain Guard

    Africa Twin
    Just received Chain Guard, plus Nip Guard from Paul Hodson "Shiny Bits" Fitted chain Guard [replacement for the Touretech Guard] Have not fitted Nip guard as Scotoiler is fitted to the Honda Guard. No time to refit oiler, as I am half way thro welding my new Computer desk, procured a load of...
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