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  1. Africa Twin
    I now own two 2001 Africa Twins... yes, TWO. I feel like I must be cheating to get this lucky. :toothy7: Both VIN's identical except for serial (obviously)... one with VIN 415573 and the other 415575! Basically they're brothers, err, dare I say it... Twins :laughing6: . Even more extraordinary...
  2. XR
    Hi there Im a newbie to XRV and biking in general at the grand old age of 31. I was hoping for some advice as I have just bought a 2004 XR125l with only 2700 miles on it so it has been sitting around in a garage for a while. I have reconditioned the forks and added a few odds and sods so I can...
  3. Bodgers Corner
    Morning! Some of you may have noticed me posting pictures of the cheap old CX500 "special" I got off ebay recently: Well, I thought you might be interested in a few updates [1]. First off, although the seat wasn't as bad as it looked, it wasn't improved when the small "bum stop" bit of...
  4. Mechanical Advice
    Guys, I am becoming more and more involved in the maintanance of my bike, since it seems i cannot trust 3rd parties. I am therefore looking for a good toolkit to be kept in my garage. I looked at wurth, but they are horribly expensive. Can you help suggest 1. a good brand of tools 2. the...
  5. Transalp
    backstory - skip for less drivel! i've just bought this knackered xl600v. it's fairings are in that gorgeous turquoise colour! -well, what's left of them lol :rolleyes: typically i'm going over it and i've had to replace the forks, upper/lower yokes, front wheel (straightened by Jamie at...
  6. Chatter
    I have the flu, and it's really boring. So I spendt some time reading on the Internet. I have never been to Zeebrugge, zeebrugge - Google Maps but if I do, I will take a few minutes to visit the locations of this event. The Zeebrugge raid 1918. I have downloaded som pictures and facts on my...
  7. Chatter
    Word is our beloved wing comander has scratched Hondas new pride and joy:rolleyes: So what's the odds on it being true:-D
  8. Chatter
    I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A LARGE HEADACHE IN THE MORNING What is everybody doing tonight? This is the second year for me since i was 14 that i have stayed in (i'm 35 now), i have the baby now to look after and can't be bothered paying over the odds to go into pubs for the night and...
  9. Chatter
    Aimed mainly at the Brits, but 'mercans could do with sorting their act out on this one too There are medical advances all the time and whole blood is being used less than it used to be and perhaps one day there will be a safe substitute, but, for the time being at least this is not the case...
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    As it says on the tin. 2 restrictor washers I bought off german ebay for £100 a couple of years ago, fit them between the carb outlet and the engine inlet to restrict an alp to 33bhp if you've just passed your test and you're restricted to 33bhp. Don't fall for all the FI International rubbish...
  11. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    (First off: Lots more pictures at Ural Red Star 650 - forsale.rodentia.org.uk) 1999 Ural "Red Star" 650cc (Solo - so no sidecar and solo gearing.) Not run for a while. SORN'd, MOT has expired. Needs some work before it will pass (see below) so it will need to picked up with trailer or van. I...
  12. What's it worth?
    All I’m thinking of selling my project for the last 18 months, mainly due to the fact that I’d keep spending money on her to bring her up to a standard that I’d consider ‘complete’ (although I know that would never be the case!) and I just don’t use her as much as I should to justify the cost...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    I've been given this to pay off a debt, but I have no interest in working on it or using it, so it's up for grabs to anyone that wants to have a dabble with it, use it, or just have it as a nice garage shelf decoration. Being sold as a non-runner with no returns. It would appear that the...
  14. The Longest Day
    I will be at Silvertown, East London on Saturday from about 10am untill about 3pm if anyone if unlucky enough to have problems with their bikes on route to the crossing, its about 20 mins from the Dartford toll crossing/m25... I will have some tools, and assorted odds and sods to try and help...
  15. Chatter
    Okay, so who's been conned into paying over the odds for a bunch of flowers / stupid sized card / restaurant reservation this year? Yep, you guessed it - I'm as romantic as a bucket of frogs. :D Which is why I have a rather nice, brightly painted frog mobile hanging in my office - still...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hi lads, Thought I'd share a little idea I stumbled upon yesterday, when installing the Intiminators. Surely someone MUST have done this before and it's probably completely common knowledge, printed on some of the very first page of the big Change Fork Oil manual, but here goes anyway ... just...
  17. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, A new rebuild kit is a ridiculous £50 odds. Does anyone have a spare brake resevoir thing, or master cylinder rebuild kit sitting around that they want to sell? Please PM me with details if you do. Thanks, Dave. :thumbup:
  18. For Sale / Wanted
    due to work commitments and wanting a new £15k bike at the end of the year I have decided against rebuilding my 2000 africa twin (vaders old one) and am breaking it for spares..... the following are the main bits for sale along with a rough-ish asking price. the original wheels and discs and...
  19. Chatter
    I've given up on the lottery. Premium bonds for me. At least I get my money back if I don't win.
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    a few odds left to move on. all from a '99 T/A so the 600cc model. headlight with bulb,good lens looks like a scratch on the glass but not cracked £25 clocks,complete assembly worked ok(not been used for 7 months) think the idiot lights all worked cant remember for sure now £25 top fairing...
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