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  1. 700 TA

    Hi, Got a 2008 700 TA in december, stuck it in the garage - the Mrs has then filled the garage with crap so I can't get in from the garden and the youngest's car has broken down in front so I can't get in the front, hence the possibly silly question. Want to get a paddock stand for it (cheaper...
  2. Lifting the Dommie

    Dominator / FMX
    Today I whiled away a pleasant hour cleaning, oiling and waxing the chain on my Dommie. Jobs like this are so much easier if the rear wheel is off the floor and able to spin freely. I use an old trusty paddock stand for the job. First the white plastic lower chain guard has to come off to...
  3. Shock removal

    Dominator / FMX
    I have a Hagon shock absorber on my Dommie. I had an advisory on my recent MOT for “rear suspension bush has slight free play Rear Lower" so I'm going to take the opportunity to get it rebuilt by Hagon as it has done over 20,000 miles. I've never removed a shock before, so I'm looking for help...
  4. Lifting the front for maintenance

    Not for wheelies - for repairs and the like . . . . Had to take it into a shop to get a front tyre fitted and I've a speedo fault now so need to get the front wheel off. I've got a rear paddock stand and a few jacks - no way of lifting the front and nothing I can sling a rope over like a tree...
  5. Centre Stand with crash bars?

    My 'Alp has Givi crash bars fitted which seem to use the centre stand holes for mounting. Does anyone know if it's still possible to fit a centre stand or will I have to get a paddock stand for maintenance? Thanks! Rich
  6. For Sale: Sale items

    For Sale / Wanted
    Stebel nautilus horn (very loud) Never fitted SOLD Trails tyre to fit 18" £10 Gortex bivi bag camo, NEW £15 Kreiga tool roll ,NEW SOLD Folding camp bed/guest bed £50 Motorcycle wheel chock never used £25 Motorcycle Wheel Chock ARMOURAK Body Armour size Large but will fit XL. £55 ARMOURAK...
  7. For Sale: Honda 1985 XR250 RF (be quick!)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    This is my 1985 XR250 RF and it's time someone else with a passion for these old XR's got to appreciate her. I've maintained this bike extensively, you can check this from visiting my website at 1985 HONDA XR250 RF RESTORATION The only items not standard on this one are the USD fork conversion...
  8. Centre Stand ?

    I got a bog standard rear Paddock Stand last week but when I used it at the weekend the damn thing opened up and as I was trying to get it off the bloody bike fell over ! Luckily the Crash Bars saved any problems but it made me very suspicious of using the stand again. So I'm looking at...
  9. Enlarged Sidestand Foot

    Bodgers Corner
    I had a bit of a bodgefest last week and turned a bit of cheap extruded 3mm?? ally into an enlarged foot:thumbright: Cut it into 3 layers(with hindsight 4 would have been better) First(base) plate Middle layer basically acts as a spacer, but needs to have an oval hole and slot cut into it...
  10. WIN a Pair of BSB Tickets for Thruxton this weekend

    Discounts / Deals
    One Pair of BSB Tickets for Thruxton Circuit up for grabs! - Three Day Pass valid from Friday 1st August 2014 - Includes Paddock entry! You will have to be quick..... With it been this weekend we will be closing entry at 2pm TODAY. To make it easy to apply simply PM us "Give me Thruxton...
  11. Ninja 30 - Donington Paddock - Sunday 6th July 2014.

    I say Chums ! Donington Sunday morning weather forecast currently looking like this ... 07:00 to 10:00 Sunny 10:00 to 13:00 Sunny Intervals 13:00 to 19:00 Possibility of rain showers The World of Kawasaki event at Donington on the 6th July. KMUK are having a 30 years of Ninja display...
  12. SOLD.... 2004 Transalp 650 V4

    I am sadly selling my TA having decided it is time to stop riding having had the bike fall on my leg breaking my ankle. Doh !! The TA is in good condition for it's age and comes complete with full set of Honda luggage and new Honda low saddle. The bike has done a genuine 18,000 miles. It has a...
  13. What Bike lift are you using

    What bike lift or paddock stands are people using to work on the @?, I have got one of the red manual lifts but cannot get it to go low enough to get it under the belly pan (grinder has been put to work) and it fell off the paddock stand I have (lucky on to the side stand and I was stood next to...
  14. Scissor lifts, hydraulic stands, whatever the proper name is...

    Africa Twin
    Leave the belly pan on, remove and try to avoid paint scrapage on frame, or just bang on under the block? Me paddock stands aren't working too well on this @, and I'm not really fussed about a centre stand at the mo but I want to drop out the shock and the front wheel at the same time so I was...
  15. run, fat boy, run.....

    Charity Events
    Ok, in August I set myself (well, thats a lie, my Doctor did!) a 5 stone weight loss target - not too bad so far, just over 3 and a half stone so far! I also set myself a 10 mile running target which was ambitious to say to least... my first run lasted 3 minutes before having to walk... I was...
  16. Mugello Paddock Bike

    Africa Twin
    Spotted this one ... ... acommpanying the Metzeler crew at Mugello, lunchtime, 21/6/12.
  17. Front rh side panel removal

    hi fellow riders. ok dropped the bike whilst lowering on paddock stand. i know school boy error. how do i get the panel off to give to the painter and where is the paint code. thanks.
  18. For Sale: Motorcycle Paddock Stands

    For Sale / Wanted
    1 Rear paddock stand purple as used on my Transalp - £10. 1 Pair paddock stands front and rear, red - £20. All look like new. Please collect only from High Peak, SK23 7BD. Many thanks, Mark 07831 630286 or PM
  19. Rear Paddock Stand

    Has anyone added threaded bosses to a 650 TA swinging arm for paddock stand bobbins?
  20. advice for recent ta650 buyer

    Hi folks, recently bought a 07 ta 650 low wanted your advice/opinions on few subjects please; 1. wanted a taller screen and can pos get my hands on a givi...opinions on aftermarkets im 5ft11 2. needs a centre stand... tried my paddock stand for garage jobs but pain...