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  1. Chatter
    Isn't the french language odd, or interestingly and annoyingly funny when you're seven years old? The eldest of the offspring this morning asks " What does petits filous mean?" after watching the annoyingly badly dubbed advert on telly. "Small Something" says Dad, mum agrees but offspring not...
  2. Chatter
    Like my brains,my mobile phone cam is full of weird sh*t. Wish my brain was as easy to clean up as the phone :rolleyes: Anyways, heres one I took just off the Kings road Chelsea.Maybe one of our far eastern members could validate the Vietnamese spelling ? :D:D:D
  3. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Ok before you flame me I am still a newbie... Be gentle with me! Great ride back home from work today, birds twittering and sun out and a tropical 11 degree, plus I finished early - so I took the LONG way home. Plenty of great twists n turns, so I made good progress! When I got home I noticed...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Hi, the Domminator's rebuild progresses.... I now have a bike that runs, stops (sort of - anyone got a set of brakes they want to sell?), has a neutral and stand lamp and does not leak fluids (other than a small oil leak at the top of the head somewhere). Today however, I noticed that the...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi folks I'm sitting looking at the bikes registration papers, checking the big girl's frame number, so I can order some stuff from David Silver, but now I'm a bit confused ... It states that the chassis number is RD07xxxxxxx and the engine number is RD04Exxxxxxx ... This engine number has...
  6. Africa Twin
    So I changed my front tube yesterday, then took the RD03 out for a ride. At high speeds, I am noticing an odd vibration in the handlebars, but it also makes the bike shudder... The vibration isn't a constant amplitude either. It grows until its noticeable for about a second, then dies away, then...
  7. Africa Twin
    My old lass, (1997, RD-07a), has started to develop a small hiccup whilst trying to start, wondered if I'm missing anything obvious....:confused: Placing key in ignition and turning on, no oil, neutral or sidestand lights appear, (ie ignition I presume), nor does the tripmeter display come up...
  8. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Having finally got well and truly pee'd off with the difficulty in getting a pressure reading from my rear tyre, I decided to change the valve. The photo below shows the old tyre valve (on the left) and new one (on the right). Has anyone seen anything like the valve on the left??. I certainly...
  9. Africa Twin
    Here's an odd 1!!! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1992-Honda-Africalp-Africa-Twin-transalp_W0QQitemZ180241261002QQihZ008QQcategoryZ9806QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  10. Africa Twin
    Ok so i have no idea if these are interrelated, but i have a horrible feeling they probably are. Start bike -no problem, warm her up off i go. I have little to no power in first gear, even if i leave her to warm-up for 5mins, still no oomph. She goes like, just not great. 2nd - 5th no problem...
  11. Chatter
    Well,where to start I am not going to tell you about how stunning the weather was in Scotland cause wee jack would need to buy a new Helmet.:D I am not going to say that the road suggested by robster and others was brill;):D:thumb::thumb: A bit about the bike The GSA is my 3rd big tourer. A...
  12. Africa Twin
    Dear All, Can anyone guide me as to the reason I might be getting a rumbling noise when the the engine is not 'loaded' i.e. when coasting to a stop. This noise is more evident when carrying weight. My initial thoughts were drive sproket bearings as there is no noise evident when accelerating...
  13. Chatter
    I couldn't take the Bike to work this morning... Why? Cus I had to pick up my new Car from the Office... (It's a very nice car, Big, Black, Exec type with 180 horses and all the Goodies)... Ummm.... Now this might seem a touch ungrateful, but I don't mean it to sound that way, but I don't wanna...
  14. Other Bikes
    Dear Agony Aunts and Uncles, Following on from Tarka's thread on the Buel Uselessyse there's a GasGas 400FSE on eBay at the mo, 2002 at £1500, and I'm strangely tempted :confused2: Everything I read on t'interweb is about the bikes unreliability, but I'm still tempted :confused: Even TBM...
  15. Chatter
    Had a MRI scan on the back last night:confused: Freaky! Stuff you in a tube, tell you not to move then play gone wrong 'rave' music at you!:confused: I swear I could feel those little magnetic waves passing through:( Before they did my scan, they had to Xray my eyes in case I had any metal...
  16. Africa Twin
    Went to ride the bike to work this morning and the rear tyre was flat. It was fine coming home from work on Friday. Put the bike on the centre stand and had a good look at the tyre - couldn't see anything obvious. Had another look at each tread block individually and paid close attention to...
  17. Chatter
    Anyone got anything daft they bumble about on or in? Just won a monkey bike on ebay so the c90 is gone :lol:
  18. Transalp
    My Trany has always had a problem cruising at high speed, always as though there was fuel starvation, so I decided to strip everything down again. On taking the carbs apart I noticed some funny little filters pushed in the metal pipes for the feed to the float chambers, and when I tried blowing...
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