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  1. Offer I cant refuse.

    Dominator / FMX
    I was having a little lad n dad chat with jnr about bikes and he said he had shown one of his photos of my bike to his mechanics teacher. His teacher was impressed with the bike and said ,tell your dad if he gives us the back wheel and gets the spokes ,we will do his back wheel for free and do...
  2. Carole Nash insurers = Dick Turpin

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    I've just sold my africa twin and rang Carole Nash to cancel my insurance. I have six weeks remaining on the policy that I paid for up front last year. I was informed that there is a 50 pound cancellation charge, I expected the cancellation charge to be more than they owe me, as the telephone...
  3. legal?

    Insurance
    policy renewal due soon. March 2013, dumbo was stolen...reported to the police & insurance, even though i recovered the bike & paid for damages etc, 2 months later Hastings said that i wouldn't get my 4th year no claims & that i was lucky they were letting me keep my 3years NCB. November 2013...
  4. XR600RF cylinder head welding

    XR
    G'day Gents and Ladies, I am after some advice regarding welding a crack between the 2 exhaust valve seats on a XR600RF. A brief history of the XR and a bit of a personal introduction given this is my first (oops second) post here. I am the 2nd owner of this lovely old 1985 XR600 and have...
  5. Newbie introduction...

    XR
    Hello all, Just a quick introduction. I'm Louis and I have always had bikes, the most recent of which is a 1993 XR600R. From a young age I have done motocross and trials riding and thought I'd have a go at this green laning business! I set out to buy an XR400 but couldn't refuse the 600, with...
  6. For Sale: 2005 Transalp 650 for sale.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Silver, 16500 miles. Good cond, brand new colour matched top box, givi racks, brand new crash bars, brand new MRA Vario screen, brand new Leo Vince Silencer, centre stand, just had oil, plugs and filters, £3650. Looks like I'm getting a very good deal on an AT, too good to refuse. Picture...
  7. Africa Twin down. Insurance advice required, please help

    Africa Twin
    I'm annoyed and I need some sound advice please guys; Thursday evening, sitting stationary in Earls Court traffic, I was hit from behind by a scab cab. He hit me hard enough to lift myself and my twin off the ground, so the back wheel was free spinning and my feet were off the tarmac...
  8. Should umbrella users be treated like bikers?

    Chatter
    After trying to walk in London in the rain yesterday I propose a new legislative programme: Nobody be allowed an umbrella without first taking a theory and practical test. All newly qualified umbrella users to have the size of their umbrella restricted for the first two years. Anyone accused...
  9. Refusing to move

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    Chinese couple refuse to move house so road gets built round them: Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian
  10. For Sale: Girl's jacket/pants

    For Sale / Wanted
    My daughter has grown out of her Duchinni gear. She's 14 but not that big (163 cm or just over 5' 4"), but these are just too small. Probably suit a big aged 10 year old to a normal 12 year old up to about 5' I reckon. All waterproof, and includes zip-out lining. All in good condition and...
  11. The "comfort is not an option run"

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had my head down lately, having a bit of a clearout of the garage.... Sadly sold my much loved NC30 to release some funds but not before I had clapped eyes on a cheaper, in need of a "little fettle & tlc" version :rolleyes: The chance of a 'ickle road trip was too much to turn down :D With V...
  12. Any more for any more?

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  13. super smashing great come look what you would have won...

    Dominator / FMX
    yea yea stupid thread name but im in such a foul mood your quite lucky it wasnt just bleep bleepin bleep. looks like the revd2n gadget i used to try solve my double revs issue has fried my C.D.I unit, so ive been stalking one on evil-bay and my crap internet connection just lost me that one so...
  14. dommie doesnt like starting after a long run

    Dominator / FMX
    hi all. a intermittent problem on my 2001 dommie. sometimes after a long run where it gets really hot, it will refuse to start. its almost as if there is no spark as it will just turn over without any hint of starting. it starts immediately by bump starting so i presume not an engine problem. i...
  15. Bolton / Manchester Area

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hey all. Well having been made an offer too good to refuse, I'm now the owner of an XR4 and having ridden the only couple of tracks I know about in my area, I need more!:blob7: So the question is, has anyone got any good places I can take my new toy? Bolton doesn't seem to be the most off-road...
  16. Intercom comments

    Varadero
    Hey guys, It's been a couple of weeks now that I picked up the Varadero, and yes I'm still blown away by it and actually go the long way home to get more time aboard. However thats not why I'm posting this. As I commented on an earlier post, the dealer threw in a 'Scala rider teamset pro'...
  17. 10 reasons I know I'm getting old

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    Whilst mubbling away to myself in the street the other day I realised I am getting old and have no idea about modern pop culture. My list is as follows; 1) I don't like nightclubs or crowded bars. They're too noisy. You cannot hear the people you are with so you end up having to shout to have a...
  18. Legal advice needed: Sky broadband

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    Yeah, I know, why would I ask a motorbike forum for legal advice? Well I know there are some qualified people on here and I know I can trust advice from you (well, maybe most of you!) Sky broadband installed end of March. 12 April I noticed an error on the modem/router and PC, smartphone and...
  19. Keeping up with the germans!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I am planning to go into Oman for a couple of days with some friends who ride BMW 1200GS. Will I have a problem keeping up with them on the motorway at 140Kph fully loaded with standard gearing. What gearing is suitable for high speed motorway & mountain gravel tracks. I refuse to let the...
  20. New FIAT engine. Where's Honda?

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    For the 500, FIAT has come up with an 875cc twin, with 85bhp and a staggering 145Nm of torque at just 1900 revs (and it's petrol!). In a four seater car, it manages 68mpg and 106mph. I have always been told that if we wanted economy in bikes, we would have to put up with a fraction of the...
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