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  1. Missing clouds

    Has anyone seen any clouds today, because I havn't. Realy, not a one. Thats the west coast of Scotland for you. And I am stuck in work, grumfuttocks.
  2. WTF DIY !!!!

    BBC - Newsbeat - Person arrested over 'cement in buttocks' injection :confused:
  3. Engine knock when cold. TA650 '00 (X)

    Hi, when my engine cold, it knocks. Not a rattle, but a metalic knock. As soon as engine warm, ie temp gauge moves slightly it goes. Was hoping new oil would quieten it but no, it hasnt. Im dreading the thought of a big-end bearing going. Could just be piston-slap tho. Any comments or...
  4. New bike sooner than later, I think.

    Had my tri-annual company medical on Monday, the PCA test revealed that my prostate cancer antigens were over double the norm. Being just 50 yrs old, they did a retest with the same result. Was sent to a Urologist, who did the old, "bend over/deep breath/rubber glove gig". Enlarged right side...
  5. Knocking Transalp

    Hi, I own a 99 XL600V & it knocks on acceleration ! Ive stripped it & cannot find anything wrong. Has anyone else encountered this problem ?
  6. Africa Twin Fuel Tank

    Africa Twin
    Well, after waiting 4 weeks for all the bits to arrive to have my bike repaired. J2Honda in Southampton have just told me that the new fuel tank they ordered from Honda has the mounting brackets at the wrong angle. Honda are now checking to see if this is a one off or whether the whole batch...
  7. camping in Africa... the hijacked thread

    now that i couldn't agree more with, i looked at a few companies to supply us a complete 'package' of gear to sell with the bikes for africa and could not believe the [email protected]~ocks some came up with, whats worse a few actually contradicted themselves and got there own figures wrong!!!... at the end...
  8. Lowering the Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    Being vertically challenged myself I was pleased to come across this on ebay. Its Item number 330158595520 and is a lowering kit for the Twin. It claims to be able to make the bike 30mm-50mm lower read on -[330158595520][/EBAY] Seat too high, can't touch the floor? Then we have the answer to...
  9. NOT CHILD SAFE - Whens this madness going to stop!

    Or be stopped! disgust. Returned to quiet village apparently not so quiet any more to see my folks last night. I then popped to see some freinds who were doing the same. On returning to my folks I found the neighbours wall half kicked over with a big plant pot strewn all over the road...
  10. Is it the end?

    Africa Twin
    My rather tired and well used 2002 RD07 could well be approaching the end. It's got a busted frame, dented tank, smashed up fairings and a host of other non standard extras. 70k on the clock(s) too. So over the last few weeks I see a lot of oil on the driveway and notice that I don't need any...
  11. Who stocks progressive fork springs for 650?

    Where can I get some progressive springs for Mrs Flips 650, quick. Front forks are shockingly soft at the moment and assume that this will solve the problem :confused:
  12. GPS questions...

    Mechanical Advice
    Sorry to throw out another GPS qustion, but i'm off to europe in a couple of months and thinking of buying one. The questions being : 1) Which is best (around the £400 mark...or less if possible !). 2) Is it possible to get maps for eastern europe ?. 3) Where is the best place to buy from...
  13. Best Solutions To Africa Twins Problems

    Africa Twin
    I am planning a big trip for this summer. We will take the Twin down to Turkey 2 up. I was just wondering from all the experience out there and from what i have read on the forum what are the major problems faced and the best solutions Fuel pump - does this effect all the models RD03/RD04 and...
  14. footpegs

    Africa Twin
    I seem to be wearing out the rubber bits on the footpegs alarmingly fast. I don't think I've put on that much weight recently! Never noticeably worn out footpeg rubber bits on other bikes I've had, and ridden for longer. Maybe it's standing that does it? I don't ride off road, but I do...
  15. Chains and gearing

    Africa Twin
    Ah, it looks like it's one of those times where the expense never stops. No sooner than I get a new tyre (and brake pad set), than I notice that familiar metallic clanging that signifies a new chain is required is here (I think after 22,000 miles this time - not as good as the last chain and...