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  1. Chatter
    I have to travel though town to reach work, so traffic is really bad in the morning rush. There's always drivers trying to squeeze their huge cars around traffic. I have a pair of Air Horns up the front, so when i spot these guys trying to squeeze me off my lane, i wait for the very last...
  2. Africa Twin
    I've got a set of handlebar risers on my AT. Unfortunately, being 6'7" I still feel that the reach down to the handlebars when stood on the pegs is a bit far. Does anybody know of some seriously high handlebar risers or know whether it would be possible to fit two sets of handlebar risers on top...
  3. Africa Twin
    What causes that then? Stopped for fuel. Turned key and had lights, horn, you name it, but no ignition. Not a whir. Checked fuses - all OK and sitting snugly. Wiggled every bit of cable I reach. Nada. Bumped it and drove to destination ready to call for help from the comfort of family armchair...
  4. Chatter
    Quiet day at work here, as you can tell. Further to the idea of putting questions to breakdown recovery people, here's a few I've come up with. Please feel free to amend and add to them. Whealie Do you train all your mechanics to deal with motorbikes? If not, what percentage of them are...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here's a few pictures to be going on with... Glencoe. Trying to reach Skye on Saturday The western Highlands, somewhere on the road to the Kyle Haggis Hunters gather in Portree Skye roads Fewtrees contemplates a steep descent Park anywhere you want! Uig, outside the Skye Brewery...
  6. Africa Twin
    ...coming most likely from the chain under moderate accellerating. It sounds as if the chain is vibrating on its sprockets (my grandpa's false teeth while eating an apple sprang to mind, it is that sort of sound). I have checked the chain's tension which is perfectly fine. If the chain wasn't...
  7. Africa Twin
    I was going to fit my Goodridge brake lines today, but couldn't figure out how they fitted! This is either gross incompetance (perfectly likely) or I have been supplied with the wrong set. I'm hoping someone has fitted some and can help me out... It's a 2001 bike, UK model, standard 'bars...
  8. Africa Twin
    Does anybody have any suggestions/tips for getting to the adjusting screw on the carb for my RD07A ? . When ever I decide to do it I connect the vacuum guage and think a tweak of the screw will soon sort it, but half an hour later and i am no further forward. The screw is set at a funny position...
  9. Africa Twin
    I washed the AT again this morning, nothing serious just a hose down and sort of scared the wheels with a brush but got bored after 30 seconds as the wheels is much tougher than I anticipated. I know my std silencer is on it's wat out but after close inspection could not believe my eyes of how...
  10. Africa Twin
    I Received a pm asking for the cost of my gearbox failure [engine rebuild] decided to open it up in public for maximum input. A top of the head quote from a Bournmouth Honda Dealer [ who I would not trust to wash my underpants] was £1.500 Due to the fact I did not want to do the job...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Pyrenees May 2004 - Col D'Aubisque. I'll add more if I can work out this uploading business being a computer dunce. :oops: At last - the ride to the top was quicker. Here goes...... Another view - snow drift behind the slug (fat & slow) closing descent Col Ibanete On the D934 On the way...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi Perhaps some of you erudite chaps can enlighten me..... Got my bike stuck in a sand dune the other day in Tunisia. I lay the bike on her side, backfilled the hole then put her upright again. As you know they are quite heavy beasts and getting her upright is quite a task on your own and can...
  13. Africa Twin
    As the plug spanner was missing from the tool kit when I got my @ it was trial and error trying to change the plugs for the first time, in fact I still have'nt managed it after two attemps. I think I may now have the tool required (an 18mm long reach socket turned down to 23mm O/D) the only...
  14. Africa Twin
    You won't find much between Newcastle and Lanarkshire;-) But if you're within reach of Edinburgh, try Alvins Moto-Cal (+44 131 552 8666) who'll fit tyres whilst you wait, provided you book in advance. Open until 8pm Tuesday and Thursday (though you'll still have to arrive by about 6pm)...
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