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  1. Helmets
    We have just upgraded our helmets and I’m in the process of fitting the autocom system, I have just realised that the intercom we have must be about 15 years old and connects with the curly leads, the unit is hard wired so no recharging batteries. So what advantage with the latest systems , I...
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    I have a spare transalp 600 engine cluttering up my garage Output shaft is worn, but all cases etc are nice condition, could make a good donor/project Collection from Sheffield or I know a reliable courier £50
  3. Africa Twin
    Hi I'm rebuilding this rd04 and want it to be a bike I can use a lot and be reliable so I'd like to address areas which might cause a problem now it's got new chain and sprockets.its had a new rectifier when last used a new battery and I'm looking at a facet or new points for the fuel pump. Any...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi I've heard about the fuel pump issues and was wondering if it's worth changing to a facet or just getting a points repair kit. I'm current rebuilding my rd04 and want it to be reliable when finished. The pump was working fine when the bike last run. Cheers
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a new shock for my RD07 (My one is knackered). Nothing fancy or racey, just looking for something durable and reliable. I know nothing about them and know you guys know best. All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance, Aidan.
  6. Africa Twin
    Can anyone reccomend a reliable UK wheel builder?.
  7. Transalp
    around 1991 honda started releasing the 600 transalp with silver engines (from 1986-1990 the engines were black) from what i can see the silver engined ones don't seem to age as well, they often seem tarnished/corroded apart from that, is there any difference in the engine itself? are the...
  8. Transalp
    Looks like its time to change the chain on the 700 Alp. Sprockets look ok so just the chain needed. I've not got a riveting tool so is there a chain that I can buy that uses the old split link method that is reliable? Nick.
  9. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, i am looking for a green laner, possibly and XR 400 or something in the same vein, reliable and pretty much low maintenance. I have a black 03 plate CCM R30 at the mo which i am willing to part ex/swap for the right bike but if not just an outright purchase.. So what is there about in...
  10. XL
    My 1979 XL250s is causing me a bit of a problem in that its unreliable because I have stripped the carb twice and used a service kit for needle, jets and gaskets,but after setting it up to the book and as best I know how, tick over varies so much and at times makes it difficult to control or...
  11. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale Transalp 650. Good condition, reliable and good runner, never misses a beat, 19,000 miles. Heated Grips, Crash bars, 12v Socket, high intensity LED running light. Well maintained, have a spreadsheet of MPG, oil changes and parts. £2200 ONO. Southampton area. New Tiger...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    Keyless ignition, how to do it . . . Thought I'd offer an idea that I've used on my dommie for the last year and I really like it. Keyless RFID ignition. It cost me less than £50 to do and has been utterly reliable in daily use. After losing my key, I decided to ditch the key operated ignition...
  13. Africa Twin
    At the risk of making a total dick of myself... Whats the difference between the RD03, 04, 07 etc?? Ive had a little looksie about but thought it be quicker to ask directly. can anyone point me to a thread or explain the differences and pros and cons. best/most reliable etc??? I really...
  14. CRF - New Forum!
    Whats the overall opinion now on the crf250l? Its been out a while.... Is it reliable and easy to work on? What about travelling on it with full luggage as this is what id be doing.. Been thinking of buying something smaller and lighter but not had a chance to ride one yet..
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi, I have been riding with my XRV now for some years and it is good and reliable bike. Some time ago I found that left fuel tap is not closing when turned to off. Does somebody knows is this tap repearable or knows alternative for this? Original part is unfortunately no longer available. (Part...
  16. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Just a recomendation for a service I used to have a bike collected from Stirling and delivered to Derby. Reliable , Safe secure Motorcycle Collection/Delivery on time any time any place. They charged £140 and the service was excellent. The bike was delivered in a Merc Sprinter. Properly...
  17. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    So I bought a new inner tube for my rear -- the LBS assured and reassured me it would be good for my 140 tires, even though the package said 4.5-4.75 (Chen Shing). However after prying the old megastiff tubeless K60 from and preparing for mounting the new ultrastiffer K60 I noticed the tube had...
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