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  1. Transalp
    I've taken the rear shock out of my 700 Alp and removed the standard spring. I'm sending it to Faulkners for them to make me a stiffer replacement. An off the shelf spring from them isn't an option as the standard one is tapered ( about 3-4mm narrower at the bottom ). Not sure what weight spring...
  2. Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Hi! I'm from South Africa. Been riding old bikes for ever, and recently bought a 1992 AT, my "newest" bike to date. Which fuel is preferable for the AT, leaded or unleaded? Our Octane rating is 93 for either leaded or unleaded.
  3. Transalp
    Thinking of bidding for a Wilbers shock on the bay. package is in german. Could some learned gent tell me what fahrergewicht 76kg translates to and what does this rating relate to.
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Please can someone remind me how the cables fit into the pulleys? Just spent a very frustrating 30 mins with them connected but no snap back action at handle bar end. Really grateful as ever for any guidance. Thank you
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I have a rear shock spring for sale, it is a K-Tech spring and is rated at 12kg/mm, part number 5963-220-120. I took it from my XR650L but I'm sure it would also fit the XR600 and possibly a Dominator. This maybe useful if you want to upgrade your rear suspension. Make me an offer as it...
  6. Africa Twin
    How can one bike be so frustrating and its not even on the road yet! i better be as good as you all say? anyway its official the front wheel is knackerd .can anyone tell me where i can get a gold front wheel for my bike. does anyone have one . i was going to use it to go to france but i am now...
  7. Transalp
    sorry, babysitting for friends so cant get up to the garage to check. just about to order some tourance fro busters. The s are cheaper thans the H. Would the S rating be ok as i dont ever intend to get up to the speed rating for that tyre.
  8. Insurance
    I have just been told by Carole Nash the my insurance through Equity Red Star is rating a Africa Twin at Group 17 is that correct???:cheers: Nigel.
  9. Varadero
    After my trip to Northern Ireland my Tyres on the Varadero are in need of Replacing. For years now i have used Bridgstone 020's which are really faultless but i believe they have now stoppped making them and replaced them with something else. Father has Metzlers on th GS and recons they are the...
  10. Africa Twin
    I have my stand ready to go. Is there any trick or way around removing the entire exhaust system to install? I've had one of my rusty clamps soaking in penetrating oil for two days, but it looks like it isn't going to break free (first one from the head).
  11. Helmets
    There's a new government website showing results of tests on helmets - not just pass/fail, but benchmarks, with a start rating. It's rather interesting... SHARP Helmets - THE HELMET SAFETY SCHEME Here's an article about it Rating Helmets Beyond Pass/Fail « MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle...
  12. Africa Twin
    For an 'old' bike, the AT still gets a decent rating from this months Ride magazine test report. :thumbup: :D I think this may have been the report from the mag looking for a suitable At a whiole back?
  13. Varadero
    I posted a couple of weeks ago about genral fuel consumption increase on my Varadero VA5. Apart from that, the dead spot thing in power delivery also gets into my nurves. I was about to book mine in to get the air filter change and check out. Since the amber light has been on for sometime, I...
  14. Transalp
    Hi there I am buying tyres I can get an Anakee S (112 mph) for £48.23 or H ( 130 mph) £58.41. I havn't got a true 112 mph out of her, don't think I could ( Heavy load ) , but from a legal perspective I think it depends on the manufactures specs. What is the listed top speed for a XL650 TA?
  15. XR
    Hello all. I'm Paul from the south east corner of England and I'm about to buy a 2001 XR400r next week to replace my ageing KLR600 collection for greenlaning use. As I have a natural avoidance to salads, one of the things I did when setting up a KLR was to change the rear spring for a heavier...
  16. Africa Twin
    I'm looking for some TKCs for the AT, and www.mynetmoto.com lists two options for the front with S (112mph) or T (118mph) speed ratings. I've seen people here mention that they have gone for the T rated front, but given that the rear is Q rated (99mph), is there any point? The S rated tyre is...
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