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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi, Can anyone tell me wether the engine takes semi-synthentic or fully synthetic oil? I can see that it takes 10w40 but what do people reccomend on here? Thanks Stewart Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Africa Twin
    Can anyone reccomend a reliable UK wheel builder?.
  3. Transalp
    Evening, I would like your opinion on tyres please. My riding experience covers all types of bike over 16 years, commuting all year round in all weathers and playing at the weekends. I brought my 1998 600 Translap this July after the last 8 years on a 955i Daytona, which was reluctantly sold...
  4. Transalp
    New member here. This is not a wanted ad. I am planning on selling off my PanEuropean barge and get something a bit smaller. I am a boring old thing and want a sensible reliable bike that i can do my own maintenance on. I am also hoping to go and invade the Picos De Europa next year. The...
  5. XL
    I have used the search function but cannot find the answer. I have a 84 XL600LMF with the red engine. The paint is now rapidly dissapearing and is looking decidely scruffy and in need of some love. What colour paint, what type of paint, what make of paint, etc etc do you reccomend? Cheers.
  6. Mechanical Advice
    Hi folks. Any one reccomend where I could get an overlong set of fork caps made up for the Vara? I think +35mm or so should be right, idea to increase the front ground clearance a bit, but mainly to change the geometry a touch to minimise the front wheel tuck in inherent with a 19" wheel and a...
  7. Transalp
    Further to my last thread ( free at last), Having done the rest of the service, i.e. , plugs,valve clearance, filter oil ect, it was balancing the carbs that made the difference. Before it sounded rough and spate back on light throttle and even stalled at lights. As soon as my pal put his guages...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi chaps, having just done ~4000 miles on my 97' AT I have come to the conclusion that the fly screen is next to useless. Especially on the motorway. Why don't they fit good screens on motorbikes in the first place!! (£ obviously) I'm looking at buying the following; Motorcycle / Motorbike...
  9. XR
    Ayup, had my new (well almost) XR400 dropped off today. Havent had time to sort out insurance yet but after a short blast round the paddock it looks like Im going to really enjoy this bike :D There are a couple of things Id like to sort out before I hit the trails, the first been making a...
  10. Transalp
    Looking for another bike had rd03 in past and with some mods was pretty good offroad how do the Transalps compare i'm not going to be doing enduro's just some lanes and hopefully trips ?? :happy7: also what mods do you reccomend for off road use :thumb:
  11. XR
    Hi chaps. Im thinking of getting one of those cheapish cycle computers for my 650r. Been looking and there are a load to choose from. Has anybody got one on their bike which the could reccomend?? The only reason i want one is to give me a rough idea of the speed (in mph). I've seen the vapour...
  12. Varadero
    Just got Vara 99 carb model fitted some new tyres today , really pleased with bike everything i wanted :thumbright: for me just one problem the buffeting from screen i'm 6ft 1 and a givi tall screen is fitted if i duck about inch its fine also if visor up its not to bad , if i can sort this...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well Bob nudged me to post some pics of my travels in the States.... so here are a few in case anyone's interested.... First night camping in California, it was windy, stony and I hardly slept.... I did wonder what on earth I'd let myself in for..... a few months of this?? And it was...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    hi all wanna get a after market exhaust for the bike can anyone reccomend one cheers mart
  15. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys... i have to buy new front brake disc [rotor] and pads. What do you reccomend and where to buy? Rotor: EBC, Kyoto or Braking? [Please refer part number. EBC is MD6010D] Thanks :toothy4: P.S. I use EBC pads years now without a problem
  16. Africa Twin
    The very last job before MOT now (Ive burn't the rust off the front brake discks) Is to get hold of a nissin brake rebuild kit for the pair of front calipers as the pistons although free enough are sticking I need the the rubber seals for the pistons, anybody got a supplier they can...
  17. Mechanical Advice
    HI sorry if this is in wrong place, anybody reccomend somewhere to look for pannier rack ,crash bars ,light guard for xlv 750 r,as want to do some touring,later in year,thanks steve.
  18. Africa Twin
    As i am snowed in for the present thought i would order some wheel bearings for the @. I have a spare pair of hubs i'm having rebuilt with new rims. Looked on interweb for a good mail order supplier, too many, anyone reccomend a reliable supplier? View from landing. Can't even see where...
  19. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Hiya, Just took delivery of a soay sheepskin off these guys, its lovely perfect for a touring seat cover and only cost 7.95 + P&P. So i thought it would be nice to reccomend them after all it took me a bit of scouting around to find something ideal and in the right price range for sitting on...
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