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  1. Africa Twin
    Im getting a wheel respoked for my @ and want to use the best rim tape so I have looked on ebay and it looks very thin. I have some used pieces of rubber membrane I used to waterproof a roof and it was way more expensive than I thought and very good quality. Will this be better to use than £1.99...
  2. Africa Twin
    My last bike (600 Alp) and my new AT both have tubed tyres, and it was always in the back of my mind "What happens if I get a puncture?" I've literally no idea how to change the inner tubes, even though I must have watched a dozen You Tube Videos on 'how-to'. Plus, I really dont fancy the...
  3. Dominator / FMX
    Oh dear, I have a rear puncture. Didn't discover this until I set off on my early morning commute at 05:15. When I first pulled the bike out of the garage I thought the brakes were sticking a bit. Normally they are fine but should have checked further before riding off and snaking down the road...
  4. Chatter
    For all you people out there that suffer with arse ache but don't have the dosh for expensive fixes I just had a brainwave, what's needed and what you get when you buy them is a air filed bladder, sooooo how about using ( wait for it) a Whoopie cushion. Just buy the biggest one you can get hold...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back from a brilliant 12 day ride from UK to Nordkapp. Eurotunnel, France, Belgium, NL, Germany, Denmark, East Coast Sweden, Rovaniemie Finland , Kautokeino/Alta/Nordkapp Norway And then zigzagged down through Norway taking in Tromso, Lofoten Islands, Trondheim, Atlantic Road and...
  6. Africa Twin
    Inner tube size query Hi folks, Just had a puncture on the rear of my @ in the middle of Portugal. Several hours of sweat later got it fixed. Question is the only replacement I could get my hands on as the spare is 4.00/4.60 17 for my 140/80 17 rear, is this going to be ok to...
  7. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    How about a set of these? I found them on a Case, but perhaps they'd also be suitable for certain German machines :)
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    Top of the range DID gold, complete chainset. Gbox sprocket one tooth larger for slightly less frenetic cruising. Bought for my Trannie but never fitted before I sold the bike. Sunbdry other items such as spare inner tubes, puncture repair packs, spare front bulb. £80 for the chainset is...
  9. Varadero
    What I think happened is that I had a slow puncture (thanks to the visible 'dig' in the tread) and because I was running slightly flat the tyre wore more on one side. Any ideas? This is the tourance which was new for my Morocco trip last year and has done exactly 10k.
  10. Transalp
    11:00 hours, Hotel Casale dei Greci car-park, Adrano, Sicily, April 17th, 2014. Still there in the morning ... but with a Flat Rear ! Fortunately, tyre puncture repair shop next door to hotel ! Sheltering from Siciian deluge. East-bound along Mount Etna ring-road (North). Linguaglossa...
  11. 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...
  12. Africa Twin
    Have a bit of a dilemna, got quite a long trip planned and would like to put a Heidenau K60 on the front and a K60 Scout on the back of my AT . I had these on my last bike , which ran tubeless ,and I really liked them as they were a great all rounder. Question is...... knowing how rigid and...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi All Looking for a centre stand for an RD04 so that i can change tyres if i get a puncture. I came across a Right hand side stand on the Boano web site. Has anyone got any experience of using these? Right side stand for change wheel must be lighhter, its cheaper, and looks simpler to...
  14. Chatter
    The first decent riding day in ages (even warm enough for leathers) and I manage a bloody puncture just miles from where my bike threw a massive wobbly this time last year. I am never going riding in Essex in May again. I actually joked on FB a while ago that I need a second job to pay for my...
  15. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    All 3 of our bikes have inner tubes. Are their tougher, puncutre resistant inner tubes available? Or are there any products that inner tubes can be filled with to seal or prevent or reduce puncture problems?
  16. Transalp
    What a fun day I've had. After a successful weekend of; swinging arm off, re-grease the bearings (including the suspension linkages), I attempted to put on the new Continental Escape rear tyre. 1st attempt: pinched the tube. BUGGER. 2nd attempt: got out the spare inner tube, inserted, tyre back...
  17. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Picked up a big screw in the rear tyre on Friday while riding into work. Couldn't get to the FWR shop (Kennington) till almost 5 in the afternoon which is officially their closing time. Chris took the bike in, fixed the puncture and while the rear wheel was off realized the bearings were not in...
  18. Chatter
    Picked up a hitchhiker on Thursday!! Anyhoo, took the wheel in to my local small independant; couldn't be faffed with the irons. Asked him to fit a new tube if he thought so and he said they generally fit new tubes anyway, as they've had some problems with patches bonding recently. Now, last...
  19. Transalp
    So, a nice screw has found its way into the fleshy part of my still very pristine rear tyre....will deal with the puncture tomorrow and get the tube replaced...would a screw neatly screwed into the tyre compromise the tyre`s performance though....the screw itself seems to be a smallish one...
  20. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hello. I'm looking to get a set of tyre levers. Could anyone point me in the right direction please. Also a puncture repair kit? I'm no mechanic so the easier to use the better.:cheers: Thanks, in advance. Rick. (Deano)
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