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  1. Mechanical Advice
    Electrical charging issue - Help needed by novice in Guildford Earlier this week, my nephew Sam purchased from a guy in West Midlands, what was my old Transalp 650 but after checking it over and it flying through the MOT, the bike stopped on the M1 on the way back to London from Shropshire...
  2. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  3. Dominator / FMX
    HI i LAID MY DOMINATOR UP FOR THE WINTER AND NOW IT WON'T START. BATTERY HAS BEEN ON A TRICKLE CHARGER . CHECKED THE SPARK AND SEEMS OK. WHEN I LOOSEN THE DRAIN SCREW NOTHING COMES OUT. WHAT DO I DO NEXT? THANKS PHIL.
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    Decent tank for xl600v 1990. Cheers Phil 
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    I have a Hiflo (quality aftermarket) airfilter. Unused, in original packaging £18 posted* Genuine Honda airfilter, new in original packaging £22 posted* Fit all 650 Transalps. * Postage free unless you are privileged enough to live in the arse end of nowhere/expensive to post to then...
  6. Transalp
    Xl600v 1990. Tick over perfect. Open throttle perfect. Whilst riding it's like it's bogging down tops out at 60 eventually no torque. Fuel lines fine, carbs spotless, jets clear. My exhaust is shite but this hasn't changed and it did run perfect? Im not in the position to fork out...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Hi I'm back on the forum after selling my xr 650 a few years ago. I'm now the owner of a dommie 650. 1990 One owner from new and just under 7000 on the clock. It hasn't been run for a while so i replaced the dead battery checked oil and filled with fresh fuel and turned it over on the...
  8. Transalp
    I am wanting to upgrade the fork springs on my Honda NX400 and after Phil and were chatting some months ago and he pointed out the resemblance of the forks to thos of a TA, I wonder if anyone has got the Honda part number for the TA front fork springs please? I thought I had a fiche on my PC...
  9. Dominator / FMX
    I know there's mixed opinion about chopping up 'perfectly good' bikes, and, in the process wrecking their real world usefulness. But, each to their own, I've had a lot of fun fettling this bike. Thought I'd share the result . . . This bike was a standard '99 NX650 with tatty bodywork and a few...
  10. Chatter
    Ok, I've seen what looks a reasonably tidy, well priced bike (AT) for sale but it's some distance away. Anyway, looking at the pics, the vin plate is missing from the rh side of the frame... IF I was to view the bike, what else would be worth checking to make sure everything is kosher? Over &...
  11. Chatter
    Happy birthday Phil :thumbright:
  12. Insurance
    I currently have a multibike policy to cover all 4 bikes fully comp incl commuting to a place of work. I'm now in a position where I'm commuting in traffic & could possibly commute by bike. I'm self employed covering varied jobs for other people aswell as doing my own stuff. Now, insurance...
  13. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    It's that time of year again Folks, when it is time we retired, part-time, shift working and idle folk pondered a Gentlemen do Lunch again. Young Phil, and I have been discussing this and we agree it is a "Good Idea". Early April..ish, maybe North Wales somewhere along the coast to make for...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi Here’s a ride report from a bike trip I did in the summer of 2013: It involves off-pavement riding from Ulaan Bataar, the Capital of Mongolia across eastern Siberia in Russia via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, the western section of the BAM Road, Tynda, Yakutsk and the Road of Bones to Magadan. The...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi, I have just bought a 2001 AT that I am planning to use it for a two up year long trip in either Asia or the Americas. The bike has Trail Wing tyres that need replacing and I would like some advice on whats best to replace them with. I want to ride it on the road but also practice on some...
  16. Welsh Invasion
    Hi guys. One week to go :cool::cool: this is the final list Stubbsie peterPan outrunner meesh hudders sharrie + J Phil + V Barftone frad + Catherine TBC Lord + lady V PaulS JohnC Hudders biatch BobA TBC Deano Steve Chad+Stevie Loggy Me + Sian Bazza Mudwiz Everybody who has paid up is on...
  17. Chatter
    RIP Phil. Love those beautiful harmonies. What is your favourite? So many to choose from, but I've always loved this outsider
  18. Chatter
    Just want to put on record what cracking blokes these two forum members are. I was facing being on my own for much of Motorcycle Live at the NEC or just with my wife at the busiest times at the weekends. These two stepped up and volunteered to help out. Phil even brought his partner up to...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    …what else would you call the days that follow a 24 hour nonstop off road ride up and down the Alps peaks :eek1 ???? Nevertheless, the desire of keep riding the West Italian Alps was too strong to stop us from riding :p3rry. I arranged for my friend Jeff of Colwyn Bay Motorcycles in North...
  20. Chatter
    All the best Phil treat yourself
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