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  1. Are the positive new AT reviews making you think?

    Africa Twin
    I was in the "maybe i will look at one in 2-3 years time" camp now I am seriously thinking of getting one, of course I can't justify £10,000 on a bike, but it is tempting anyone else thinking this?
  2. Stubbsie's new Africa Twin Road Test 2016

    Africa Twin
    Today Monday 11th January 2016 I took the new CRF 1000L Africa Twin out for a brief road test courtesy of Smiths Honda of Chester. Tel: 01244 336 565 After having the initial brief on the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) system, and the different settings of Automatic, Manual or Sports mode I set...
  3. XL 250 no spark?

    XL
    Hello all I have a xl250 Motorsport 1973 and having troubles starting it. I have traced it back and thought It was a cut in the HT lead coming from the coil. I replaced this (as it had broken right where it comes out the coil which is sealed) with a completely new coil. Still no luck. I've...
  4. HUMM 2015

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here’s some thoughts and photos from this year's Horizons Unlimited Morocco Madness. The 2011 event was going to be the last under the Horizons Unlimited banner, however never say never, and with a move from the Pyrenees to Ifrane in the Middle Atlas, the event was back. Grant and Susan Johnson...
  5. v5 varadero 125 front sprocket.

    Varadero
    Hey everyone. Just joined the forum after buying varadero 125. It's not the best looking bike, not been well looked after i think. Done a couple of things so far, changed the oil and filter and changed the spark plugs as the bike wouldn't idle and struggled to stay alive. I decided to clean...
  6. Chain tension - RD 07a - NO CENTRE Stand!

    Africa Twin
    Guys, I've been after the answer to this for years - Can someone with an RD07a and a centre stand please tell me what the chain tension is with the bike on the side stand straight after it is adjusted on the centre stand, I'm positive mine is too loose - yes, I know loose is better than tight...
  7. The Africa Twin is back! CRF1000L Africa Twin confirmed for 2015.

    Africa Twin
    Honda Press release today: The Africa Twin is back! CRF1000L Africa Twin confirmed for 2015. Honda is delighted to announce the return of one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names – the Africa Twin. Having clearly shown the direction of its development and intent with the...
  8. Honda heated grips

    How to.....
    It's probably the wrong time of year (hopefully) to rabbit on about heated grips, but I think I've found a solution to a glitch with the official Honda grips I fitted several years back. The problem was that all three red lights on the control panel would flash rapidly and for no apparent...
  9. Gear selection problem when hot

    Africa Twin
    On my new 1985 VT500 I have gear selection problems, as the gear selection is similar on Africa Twins and Transalps I am asking the question here. When the engine is fully hot, after about 20 miles/ 40 mins driving I have difficulty in getting 3rd to engage from 2nd, pedal moves full distance...
  10. NX650 wiring problems

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, I havent found any help how the wires should be connected. I totally stripped the bike for few month ago and after powdercoat i started to put it back again. I thought that i had connected the wiringharness correctly and when i pushed the startbutton the was a spark and a bang from the...
  11. Transalp Indicator Switch Issue

    Transalp
    Hey Guys, I've got an infuriating issue with my XL600v, as far as I can tell, my left indicator switch is broken, right works fine. It was exceptionally stiff, I sprayed some contact cleaner in there and it stopped entireley. I can still inidcate right, but pushing to the left does nothing, no...
  12. Another Voltage Regulator Issue

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I am trying to help out a mate that has issues with his RD04. Here are the symptoms. The bike stutters when going over 5000rpm. We have checked everything. New fuel pump, air filter and plugs. Yesterday we took carbs from another RD04 to test and the problem persists, we swopped the...
  13. Africa Twin Vendors

    Africa Twin
    Forgive me is this is a duplicate but I figured I'd start a list (assuming one doesn't already exist) of AT vendors. Gonna keep it simple - name, website, country, brief description taken from their website (I figure the descriptions could do with some sharpening up but as a starting point I've...
  14. bought a crf250l

    CRF - New Forum!
    Well quite a change for me. I used to be a member on here a few years back when I had my transalp but since have owned a few GS's. Well ive just traded my bmw sertao in for a crf250l so quite a change in direction. We mainly just do off roading now and so I feel quite positive about the move. I...
  15. Love it,Love it,Love It !

    Africa Twin
    Well today was the day I took my newly acquired A/T for a quick spin.I bought it just over a week ago and due to weather etc i've not ridden it yet (didn't do a test ride before buying :oops:),anyway off I go down the village and the bikes starts sputtering and dies,bugger I've bought a...
  16. Tank vaccum

    Transalp
    I serviced by bike over Chrimbo and have used it a couple of times but seemed to be running a bit weirdly. I attempted to take off the take last night and sprayed myself with petrol when I took the fuel pipe off. It was quite a jet of petrol. I'm guessing I must have trapped the tank breather...
  17. Not so bad news day.

    Dominator / FMX
    After post denmark losing my flat trackers exhaust a couple weeks ago and me being pissed off for a while, I got three bits of positive news today which has cheered me up. My mate in the states is a total dich head because when he packaged my exhaust system to send it to me, I told him to pack...
  18. Wanted: Metripack 280 female terminals 14-12 AWG for MOSFET Rec/Reg

    For Sale / Wanted
    Whilst trying to fit my new MOSFET Rec/Reg in a hurry before leaving for the National I was a little (well a lot) generous with the solder. So much so that I have buggered up the three female connectors that you fit to the yellow wires. I have one spare but need another two, does anyone have any...
  19. Iridium Spark Plugs

    Africa Twin
    This link was posted on the Suzuki Van Van forum. NGK Iridium sparkplug dyno test by cyclesolutionsonline.com boxoflube.com - YouTube The posts in the thread seemed to be all positive. They are also longer lasting so given the difficulty of changing the AT plugs (or one of then) i am thinking...
  20. Man down....and UP again!

    Chatter
    Great news form the surgeon yesterday. Tests are back and no traces of the Lurgy in my innards. Great! So planning to have a week with the Boss in Canada to see my niece. Weather is still good in patches so I'm racking up a few miles again to make up for lost time. Promise I'll take more...
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