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  1. IKEA rags 19p

    Tools
    White flannels that Ikea sell for 19p each (in the textiles section). Just bought 80 and they are good for cleaning and polishing duties. I know there are lots of options for rags out there but I find these are great to use. I can only face going in there once every couple of years though go on...
  2. Anyone tried this method?

    Chatter
    As you all know ACF50 is great stuff but a pain to put on the bike as it comes out the can like a hose, not a spray. Most of the time I buy it in a bottle and use various rags/brushes to apply. What I am wondering is, has anyone used a proper spraygun such as the small touch up types the car...
  3. First Impressions of my 700 TA v V-Strom

    Transalp
    Well, I've had my TA for a week now and done my commute to London from the Island. These are my first impressions - if I'm wrong in any of this, no doubt I'll be corrected! I came from a V-Strom 650 which I had got when I downsized from a series of BM GSs. I'm very fond of V-Stroms and reckon...
  4. DIY panniers and Switzerland

    Transalp
    I have gleaned many useful bits of info from this forum in the past, so I thought I may reciprocate. A few words on DIY panniers for the TA. Frankly, new hard panniers and fitting rack are an extortionate price, so a DIY solution seems a good idea. The panniers themselves are not a real issue...
  5. Human Resources

    Jokes
    A Human Resources Manager was knocked down, tragically, by a bus and was killed. Her soul arrived at the Pearly Gates, where St.Peter welcomed her. 'Before you get settled in' he said, 'We have a little problem...you see, we've never had a Human Resources Manager make it this far before and...
  6. Tool Guide

    Jokes
    And old one but good none the less....... TOOL GUIDE Right tool for the job..... AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a power station 200 miles away and transforms it into compressed air that travels by hose to a pneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty bolts last...
  7. oh dear

    Dominator / FMX
    some little toe rags decided to have my bike from outside of work they ripped the right hand panel off the bike and some wires going from the key downwards. now there is two main wires that are hanging loose i wonder if anyone has a pic of what this area should look like so i know if anythings...
  8. Garage Day

    Chatter
    I am not working this afternoon. So i am going down to the garage with my tin of Pledge a few dusters and rags and i am going to get hardcore with the polishing on the Africa Twin and Varadero. By the time i finish you are going to need welding goggles to look at them without blindness. Radio...
  9. Tony Blair

    Jokes
    While walking down the street one day Tony Blair is tragically hit by a bus and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high-ranking politician around...
  10. Right tool for the right job......

    Jokes
    I think I've posted this before but as I was pissing myself again earlier when I read it I thought I'd post again... :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: TOOL GUIDE Right tool for the job..... AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a power station 200 miles away and transforms it into...
  11. To break or not to break......

    Transalp
    Appologies in advance, I have to rant before I go looking for fingers with a pair of croppers!!! :evil: I will move this to the sale/wanted if it turns out to be a viable option. Had my 2001 650 TA (52k) stolen by some Corby toe-rags recently, (very young as they dropped it with a full tank...
  12. fixed speedo gearbox (thanks Yeti)

    Transalp
    Its so easy for anyone with a non-functioning speedo - its not necessarily the cable as i found out. So i finally got round to taking the front wheel off today, after disconnecting the brake calipers (hang them with cable ties out of the way), and the speedo cable. The speedo drive hub or...
  13. Pricing Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, bit of help needed here. The insurance folks (or whoever they have contracted this out too) have valued my mint (before the bang) 98 AT (in popular,slimming and faster black) on 10k miles at £2775 Shocked I dont think I can get a replacement bike for less than 3250, but I need to...
  14. leguna motoGP woz "fixed"

    Africa Twin
    Laguna Conspiracy Theory The race was fixed. (Scene: in the Yamaha garage, roughly twenty minutes before the sighting lap for the MotoGP race. Valentino motions Colin over to the corner of the garage just out of everyone's earshot) VALE: Colin, diss eess a beddy important race for Amedica...
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