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  1. Only crappy when it rains

    Dominator / FMX
    My indicators pack up when it rains. The lights come on but don’t flash. Same whether left or right is selected. All bulbs working ok. I’m no electrician and wouldn’t know how to use a meter to trace a fault. But given that all four bulbs work, the problem occurs on both sides and the switch...
  2. xl 700 battery

    Transalp
    Hello all, I think I need a new battery as mine gets discharged sometimes like this morning I couldn't start the bike. Any recommendations? I don't want to get a lithium one if I don't have to as they are over 100 quid but I will get one if it's worth it I use the bike every day rain or shine...
  3. Smallest van to fit a 650 in

    Transalp
    I’m working down in Dorset and thinking of hiring a van to collect my bike one weekend, rather than spend 6 hours on the train and then 5 hours back mostly on motorways. It also means I can bring another suitcase of bits and pieces with me, I work at sea so spend months away at a time. Can I...
  4. clocks legit miles?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all ,i find myself still looking for the elusive AT.. I have come close but distance and time constraints have all worked against me ..Something i have noticed though it may be nothing but i wanted to ask the more knowledgable on this forum ..I remember from my youth that if the numbers on...
  5. For Sale: Varadero 1000 2000 80k black £600

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  6. This is a question for taller Transalp riders....

    Transalp
    I have fitted an MRA Varioscreen to the 700 as I thought this would keep rain off my visor! Unfortunately as I rode home from Brands Hatch on the Sat of the BSB end of season and it humped down! The problem quickly became apparent that the Varioscreen actually puts the spray directly onto my...
  7. Re-water proofing jacket.

    Chatter
    I got caught out in the rain going to a job interview and got soaked last week as my bike gear is no longer water repellent.:(:(:( As I have just got the new job , I will be using my bike more often in the autumn and winter than I usually do and wondered if there are any good products out there...
  8. For Sale: Vango Omega 250 Tent

    For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD Vango Omega 250 which I purchased secondhand a couple of months ago. Pictures taken when I first got it to test for leaks, it stood for 4 days in heavy rain and there were no leaks. The sleeping area is 2100 long x 1400 wide, the porch area is 1800 long x 1500 wide and at it's highest...
  9. hello from Waterford , Ireland

    Africa Twin
    hey Folks just joined the forum .. as I sold my BMW R1200 ADV just bought myself a 00 Africa Twin Rd07a... she is a little bit of a labour of love. many many years of being ignored and left out in the rain (rust and wiring issues) but going to return her to full glory.. the site has been a...
  10. Be careful with rain trousers

    Chatter
    So this on facebook thought I would share. Im sure he not a happy chap Auto/Motor | Waarom evenwicht op de motor ontzettend belangrijk is
  11. RD07A squeaking noise - load dependent

    Africa Twin
    I have noticed a faint squeaking sound coming from my bike. It sounds like it's from the front sprocket area but of course could be anywhere. At higher speeds wind noise totally covers it. It is 'in time' with the power pulses from the engine but disappears if the clutch is pulled in and...
  12. Electrical Gremlin RD07

    Africa Twin
    So, yesterday I went to start the bike and it acted as if my battery was low, and the bike started hard and slow. After work, I started the bike and same thing. Interestingly as I increased the RPM rather that the lights getting brighter, they got dimmer. I thought, oh great, the bikes not...
  13. New bike, ooer!!

    Yamaha
    Well, I sold my K75 and my shed project and was Holding out for an XT500, but the prices even for rebuilds got so crazy, I watched out for a DR600 or XT or....... Tenere...... One came up and I leapt.... Train up to Reading, did the deal, rode home 80 to 100 miles..... JOHN you need to wake...
  14. New tyres and a Bike Safety course booked

    Dominator / FMX
    Finally my new tyres are on order. I had expected them to be delivered by now but due to the extra unexpected seasonal demand I have to wait two weeks almost instead of 4-5 days. Hopefully I manage to stay on the existing ones before the new set arrive. I'm really interested to see if there is...
  15. Winter tire for Africa Twin (yes i know, search.;) With a twist

    Africa Twin
    Yes i have searched, A LOT ;) Thought i would try to pry some common knowledge out of you all. Im a AT RD07 1993 newbie, but i LOVE this machine. Here in the western part of Norway we mostly have a few days of snow or just freezing rain, ICE. In most forums i have wandered i have found...
  16. There aint nothing sweeter than riding in the rain

    Chatter
    I took on for a ride yesterday and after about a mile it started to rain I knew it was going to turn into a down pour so I stopped up whipped out the 2 piece wet suit out of the top box and stuck it on . it belted down as I got geared up so I just stood there and let the heaviest of it pass...
  17. Heat wrap headers

    Transalp
    The exhaust headers on the transalp, are a sight for sore eyes. Surface rust galore! I've been considering heat wrapping the headers, which I've done previously on car exhaust manifolds. If I was to heat wrap the bike exhaust, with it being open to the elements, if it gets soaked from rain...
  18. Another one ruined

    Dominator / FMX
    Apropos of my post of last week, here's another example of how to f*ck up a good SLR650 Honda flat tracker. Street tracker/scrambler. SLR650/Dominator | eBay The "Improvements" to the bike include: Removal of the ability to carry luggage Reduction in front suspension travel Replacement of the...
  19. Why are people chopping up their SLR and FXs?

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm really not wanting to have a go at anybody in particular, but looking on Ebay there are lots of chopped up SLRs and FXs coming up. Why? As far as I can see an FX or SLR hasn't got anything on it that isn't need to go or stop, therefore by taking things off the bike is diminished. I saw one...
  20. I'm off to...

    Chatter
    ...Slovenia and Croatia for 10 days of recreation on two wheels. Pictures and story will follow. Looks as if it will be thunderstorms and rain for the comming 7 days, but how bad can it be?
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