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  1. XR400 1999 BIG Project to somebody with the time and patience anyone interested?

    XR
    Hi there I lost my pride and joy in strata last winter and never got round to fixing it as the swingarm bolt is seized. It is in pieces and requires ALOT of attention and new parts etc If anybody is interested I will give as many details as possible and pics etc. It aint pretty but boy it used...
  2. Hi, new to the site,looking for a mechanic to sort out my xl500s engine

    XL
    Hi, does anyone know of someone in the south wales area (or further a field for that matter) to rebuild my 81 xl500s engine, I'm taking on this restoration to prove to myself I have the patience to do a good job, I've rushed my past attempts to get a bike on the road,with mixed results so i'm...
  3. Help, front brakes are sticking.

    Transalp
    Hi! On my 1998 Transalp the brakes on the front, left side are sticking. The right caliper is fine, but if I give the wheel a push it stops in an instant due too the left caliper. I have replaced the caliper pistons and the rubber seals for the pistons, but that hasn't done any good. I am in...
  4. Seen it all now....

    Chatter
    Headphones on....the smell of weed......chatting on mobiles.......texting while driving.........all part of my normal commute to Brizzels for gawd knows how many years but yesterday a new one while riding home I see a lady leaning over somewhere down in the passenger footwell? Better hang back a...
  5. XL250 forks - have I wasted my money?

    XL
    Hi folks My next project is a XL250 S-B, on which the forks have more pit than chrome.....so I bought some XL forks off e bay only to find that they are earlier and have a different spindle mount - SB's have the 4 bolt version from the XR's. So, does anyone know if these use the same spindle...
  6. New Toy

    BMW
    Well after a period of unknown patience from me (no really it was weeks!) I've picked up something that should see me till at least the summer (and hopefully longer) Comfort and economy with enough umph for a smile but keep me points free! All I need now is a longer break in the weather to go...
  7. Time to sort out the RD04 - I will not be beaten!!

    Africa Twin
    So following an uninsured driver deciding myself and my AT would make a fantastic addition to the bonnet of his car, my previously good condition RD04 started to look as unhealthy as I do the morning after the office Christmas party Before After :( It could have been worse, thankfully he...
  8. Lulu gets back on the road for another grand day out #1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I’ve not been able to post much or check in to the forum as often as I’d have liked so it’s time to update on my posts about my (faltering) journey towards full bikerdom. A combination of appalling weather this “summer” and work and family commitments have meant that I’ve had fewer...
  9. Triumph Warranty Woes

    Triumph
    Right first of all I have to apologise to Jim Simpson (africajim) for if I'd have listened to his gripes instead of defending thid brand/dealer network I wouldn't be in this situation. Jim, I humbley apologise I purchased My July 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC ABS with 3500 miles on the clock on the...
  10. Keep trying or go original? Help!

    XR
    Hello all, I have posted numerously about my geometry problem but I am at a crossroads in my patience and finances. I am appealing to all supermoto riders who might have experience with the CRF USD front end conversion. If you have a few minutes i would like to ask your advice on the...
  11. Idiots guide to coils required!

    Dominator / FMX
    Evening all, I received the gift of a new coil for my 89 (f plate) domi for Christmas, it came from Ebay Cardiff motorcycles specified as being for 88 to 02 I'd managed to snap the aging HT lead on the way back from the MOT having just got the old girl back on the road after a gap of a few...
  12. A big thanks to the forum and especially Chad

    Chatter
    Today was a day of lots of firsts Well it started yesterday morning when i finished my nightshift,came out to my bike and my rear was flat :-( So while i was waiting for the recovery truck Deb was getting a new innertube. I decided while the rear was of to change my worn out TKC to the mitas i...
  13. changing fork seals-any tips?

    Transalp
    Hi guys.. well after all the hard work on the trails the fork seals have gone in one leg..so new seals/dust covers and clips ordered from David silvers..just need fork oil and I`m ready to attack. Any tips apart from Patience and loosening the fork caps before the tree clamps ... Is it easy...
  14. SW Motec crash-bar mountings mod

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Just a quick one to show how I've modded the crash bar upper mounts and why......... First off I noticed the rad mounts were crushed by the little 'U' bolts so when I was at work one day this week I noticed a big box full of brackets - the storeman told me no-one would loose any sleep over...
  15. For Sale: Transalp XL600V - 1993 - Broken and in bits, needs a loving home!

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    As posted on the tranny forum, my recovered XL600V is up for grabs. After being stolen and ragged by a bunch of *£$&wit kids from the local estates, I got it back. I do not have the time, money, patience or mechanical know-how to repair it, so would dearly like someone who does to give it a...
  16. New Toy and a big thanks.

    Triumph
    Well patience is a vertue, so the saying goes. A couple of years after spotting this and a few missed oppurtunities God has smiled on me once again. After a massive amount of work by fellow XRV-er Een 705 and some final fiddling by me, she is up and running (and mine- V5 arrived this morning)...
  17. Mad Revs

    Mechanical Advice
    No I'm not talking eccentric Clergy, I was pootling through a residential area on my way home today at about 30mph and in 3 or 4th maybe, on a flat bit it no throttle action by me, the rev needle went potty, and shot about all over the place, it was around 3.5k before and was shooting upto 8K...
  18. Big Thanks to Mr Chad

    Chatter
    For his kind offer of straightening my brake pedal. I went up to his house today (and didn't get eaten;)) and he directly started to strip my ol'Buffalo down to get the brake pedal off, and then with much patience and an enormous prying bar he sorted it all out for me, I now have a happy hip:D...
  19. Bike maintainance - never ending

    Chatter
    Why does it seem to be never ending at the the moment always something needs doing. Had a problem with the XR dying on full lock to the left. Thought brake in cable around the headstock pulled all the loom out found one dodgy break in a cable so cut it and soldered it properly. Taped all the...
  20. Sold: Compaq Laptop with Windows7 and Office 2007

    For Sale / Wanted
    OK folks, another nice laptop for sale This one is a Compaq Presario C731EM, and has a 15.4 inch wide screen Pentium Dual Core CPU @ 1.60Ghz 2gb RAM, 140gb Hard Drive WiFi ready Nice, all black finish, and only very very minor marks on the case, the screen is perfect. Windows 7...
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