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  1. Varadero
    So get this, after totalling my vara in an asda car park (totally not my fault), and riding around with a street fighter bike for 6 months, I finally spent the obscene money to get a new body kit and all the bits and bobs. New clocks were bought separately from a new breaker, as I found a set...
  2. How to.....
    Ready to shoot myself in the head at moment. Just pulled out to join a group on a ride out and lost all power to the bike. New batt, new mosfet reg/rec, and multiple stops at garage to ensure batt was still charging. I was charging my phone in the 12v socket on way here and plugged it in as I...
  3. Africa Twin
    Did some servicing on my AT today (changed the fork fluid, which looked quite good for almost 50000 miles), and I noticed the end of the breather pipe from the crank case was plugged. I yanked the plug out, and out came a bunch of water mixed with a little bit of oil sludge which smelled...
  4. Africa Twin
    For its first 17000 miles my Tripmeter behaved impeccably, but it has now developed an intermittent fault in which the electronic signal that the Tripmeter uses keeps cutting in and out. It's a pain, obviously, because I like to use one of the trip distance readouts as my fuel gauge, and now...
  5. Varadero
    Was doing an Iron Butts challenge last night and stopped to take photographs of the bike. Bike had started ok at precious fill approx an hour before Had left lights on and after 5 mins if even that, was like no power in the battery. Brand new battery this week. Trips reset. Got leads started ok...
  6. Mechanical Advice
    The (cheapo) battery on the Vara always sounds a bit sluggish so before I stump for a new one I want to ensure the charging system is fine as I'm still running the original 'unfinned' RR I bought a cheapy plug in voltmeter from China (of all places...!), checked it with voltmeter & tests...
  7. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD A Honda 1983 VT500E project possible Classic V Twin or Flat tracker style SOLD The bike is a Honda VT500E the ancestor of the stagger crank V twins (Africa Twin, XLV750, Transalp etc) it is 6 speed gearbox and shaft drive.. The engine and transmission are standard, engine turns over on...
  8. Chatter
    I've been driving my Hilux through a foot deep flooded stretch of road on my trip to and from work. A few days ago I saw another 4x4 with both the front and rear offside tyres flat. A bit further up the road was a woman getting out a spare tyre. She obviously had a flat too. Last night...
  9. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Pictures Here:- Triumph Thruxton Photos by magwa56 | Photobucket Well after much deliberation 2009 "59" plate Triumph Thruxton 3100 miles 3 owner FTSH I bought this ( From Hughhenden M40 Triumph)when I retired Feb 2013 for £5150. Then added lots of nice BITs. It has the following...
  10. XR
    Hi I just picked up an 1995 xr 250, my 5th xr in the garage now and my 11th so far, The bike is was a non runner,no spark,checked usual connections etc so i plugged in an old CDI unit i had from a previous model and got spark and bike fired up. The CDI on the bike is KTI CF 514C, THE one I...
  11. Africa Twin
    I know this must have been discussed before but I cant find any thread and wondered if anyone has come up with an answer. I have had a battery draining problem on the XRV since I purchased it in 2002 and replaced numerous batteries. Batteries would be fine as long as I rode the bike every few...
  12. Africa Twin
    Ok, so I tracked my fuel pump issue on my RD03 down to the fuel pump relay. The pump works perfectly when connected directly to the battery (as do my spare pumps), but wont work when plugged into the harness. I bypassed the fuel pump relay as described in other threads and the pump worked...
  13. Africa Twin
    No airbox or snorkel in the @ when I got it, tightened the carb intakes, took the bloody Scottoiler off and plugged the vacuum hole (OEM Honda bolt - nearly 2 squids! ;) ) K & N clones front and back bolted into the carbs, pink filter thing where the airbox inlet once was... Bike still sucks...
  14. Africa Twin
    Ok, another hour, another mystery. The original fuel pump on my RD03 works just fine when I connect it directly to the battery. It successfully pumps fuel right into the carbs just like it should. Nice! But when I plug it into the wiring harness, it does not work. What could keep the pump from...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi lads I'm looking to install 2 LED spots (each 2.4 amps, 28 watts) and a USB charger that runs 2.1 amp. I already have 2 small LEDs (2x 1.1amp 10w), so now I'm wondering how and where to connect all this to a switched source. The first pair of LEDs I had connected to the left hand side...
  16. Africa Twin
    So while riding back from Sweden on wednesday the fuel pump on my AT failed, leaving me out in the rain. Well pants, I thought. Since I have a major roundtrip planned for northern Norway in a weeks time I was gripped by sedated panic and almost immediately but in a controlled fashion ordered a...
  17. Africa Twin
    ok, back again with these damn electric gremlins! seems like it all happens before the worlds end, and i need my bike to escape the coming tsunami! it doesnt help if one live in a place with the highest rust-rates in the world..... so this is where i am at, and i would appreciate some sort of...
  18. Africa Twin
    Got bit time there today and managed get the alarm system out of bike what a heap of junk. looks like reason it stopped working is some idiot plugged the power and earth both onto positiove of battery. was fitted neatly so all connectons are nice solder joints so i will tidy them up only 2...
  19. For Sale / Wanted
    '99 model in absolutely fantastic condition! Mate of mine in Oswestry is selling this bike. He bought it early last year after riding mine. He's cleaned it after every ride he's taken it on and he's a fussy so and so:thumbright: Anyway, give him a ring if you want any more info, meanwhile here...
  20. Chatter
    Any idea if such a thing exists? My new tv has a USB port that I can plug portable disks and memory sticks into. I also run a network share in the house that has loads of films, music and photos on it that we can access from the xbox and computers dotted around the house. What I'm looking for...
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