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  1. XR400 frame oil clean?

    Okay. I'm a tad worried. I'm on the final leg of my Western Isles trip and have covered about 800 miles so far. Along the way, I have been checking the oil. Usual pita xr oil levels. Running the bike on idle for about 5 minutes, shutting off and immediately checking. Always low level so I've...
  2. Answers to Suspension questions you were too afraid to ask!!

    Hi, In my search for useful information about fork oil, I came across this good read. I found it very intresting, hopefully some of you might too?? The 10w40 fork oil experiment Doug Eleveld ([email protected]) Part 1: Fork oils, Engine oils and ATF I was recently thinking about...
  3. Will removing the neutral switch make oil pour out?

    Africa Twin
    Hello anyone. I'm about to remove the neutral switch from my RD03 and being worried the engine/transmission oil will coming pooring out I feel obliged to ask here first. Does anyone know if my worries have a reason to exist? Roger
  4. Porridge

    I was reading an article this morning accompanying an Obituary for Clarissa Dickson Wright (one of the 2 Fat ladies of late 90s fame) and part of the piece was about her passion for porridge cooked in a "traditional" manner and eaten very simply. ie cooked in water with a pinch of salt...
  5. Long term Storage (2 years)

    Mechanical Advice
    Ladies and gents, I'm preparing to stable the AT for 2 years as i'm leaving Europe and the AT hasn't left my heart which means I'm not prepared to sell it. The plan is - Inflate tyres to max pressure - Drain fuel - Run motor until fuel is out of carbs - Replace coolant - Replace oil and filter...
  6. Maps, Germany.

    Can anyone recomend any good maps of Germany? Ones with enough detail to pick enjoyable riding roads. I am heading down through the Black Forest and into Switzerland this June and would like a good map with enough detail to pour over and plan details. I have booked stopovers allready and once I...
  7. Thailand: Mae Sot & Mae Sariang - good roads, bad roads!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was originally written for Thailand's motorcycle forums: apologies for assuming you may know the areas and roads...... some of you might though! Open link for pics folks: Mae Sot & Mae Sariang - good roads & bad roads ********************* So, less than 1 week to go and I’m back...
  8. Auvergne 2012 chasing the usual suspects

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    we went to the Auvergne last year but due to various circumstances we missed out on most of what we’d planned to do, so we went back this year. I actually have very few pics to go with this, which is a shame cos the scenery is stunning & the roads wonderful, but this lot are not into photos &...
  9. XR4 cylinder head cover installation

    Putting the head cover back on and the manual says to "pour engine oil into the oil pocket in the cylinder head". I would if I knew where the oil pocket was, and how much oil to pour in...Is it the space around the cam bearings? Seems to be from the picture in the manual. Can anyone help please?
  10. OOGOO - DIY Grommets and other rubbery stuff

    Bodgers Corner
    I needed some new grommets for my bash plate, and while another member here kindly sent me some along with a sprocket cover I bought from him I managed to destroy them by spraying them with stuff to try to soften up the rubber a bit (they were on their way out anyway). Undeterred and still...
  11. xl600r....oil in stator?

    hi, can someone help? i wanted to take a look at the con of my stator on my xl600r, when i took the cover of oil started to pour, not loads but a few tablespoons, is there suposed to be oil here?:confused1:
  12. RIP Jimmy Savile

    RIP Jimmy they broke the mould when they made you BBC News - Jimmy Savile death: Tributes pour in for DJ and TV star
  13. New Versys

    This looks like it could be interesting - a 1000cc versys! Une Kawasaki Versys 1000 pour 2012 !
  14. Carb mechanism problem, also new to to the forum and the AT, hello everyone!

    Africa Twin
    Carb mechanism question Hello! New on the forum and newbie Africa twin owner, but alredy made 10000 KM this summer, through germany, on a swedish island and down south in Sweden I'm at work now, but will be adding a picture of the bike to the post when I get home. I have a few questions...
  15. Water tortue . . or Scotland summer time

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    All started well with an overcast sky but dry roads. Met up with a man with a big 1150GSA in Aviemore some 50 dry miles later. Then it all got a lot soggy for quite some time. Within 12 miles of leaving Aviemore we were hiding under a road bridge cos the sky had fallen – that’s what it felt...
  16. Wolf Titanium - Jacket & Trousers

    Product Reviews
    I have been using this kit for one month in tempertaures -2 to 10 DegC, I have never worn more than a polo shirt and when -2 DegC I was cool but not cold. All other times I was a perfect temperature. It is extremely comfortable the jacket zips onto the trousers without any feeling of pulling...
  17. Feel rough after trails

    I need to get to the bottom of why I always feel dog rough after a day on the trails. And by dog rough I mean a hung over feeling......and no, I didnt drink any booze. Woke up this morning feeling the same as I do if I have 10 pints. Not been a good day. There has to be a reason. I first...
  18. Revit Navigator Jacket bargain

    Just had my Revit Navigator jacket delivered from FC Moto in Germany. Bargain price of £230 including delivery. Ordered Sat afternoon and delivered Dhl/Parcelforce this morning! This jacket used to retail at £380 alongside the top of the range Cayenne Pro but didn't sell as it hasn't as many...
  19. Gore v WP Lining

    Love my 2 season/summer jacket with its inner WP lining, dont mind hanging the jacket up at work to dry and I dont feel any dampness or moisture at the end of the day even if it was soaked through, just the innerside is maybe cooler due to previous wet outer. I have a really expensive Spidi...
  20. TUTORIAL: Race Tech Emulators installation for NX650

    Dominator / FMX
    First of all, my mother tongue is not English, so please feel free (by PM) to help me to remove all the errors I have done in the following explanation. As I did not find information about the Race Tech Emulators and the NX650, I took the hard way: I purchased a set of them and got my hands...