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  1. Varadero
    Ok .. So i have this problem i think it's common but not sure exactly where or what i could be looking for When bike stoping . It's hard to shift to neutral. some how its skipped tried 2nd to Neutral , 1st to Neutral..When engine running it doesn't get to neutral , i have to switch it off...
  2. Transalp
    Took my 2009 Xl700 for it's first proper 'long' ride today, 100 miles down to cornwall - fine, all smooth, very happy. On the way back about 30 miles in there was a sudden loss of power, engine spluttering like it had no fuel- even out of gear it would not rev past 3000. Pulled over, checked...
  3. Africa Twin
    hi all maybe its an old repeated topic , i would like to know the best oil for my At its around 38000 miles and i leave in Egypt (hot climate ) average of 30s year round its hardly to get motorbike oil over here so i use cars oil any hint what is the best oil for it so i can get much much...
  4. Mechanical Advice
    I am still not happy with the feel of my Vara so thought that the alignment is worth checking out as I have recently had a new rear tyre, ready for Ardna! I have used the straight edge technique, A long piece of box steel clamped to the front wheel, and then then the straight edge brought to...
  5. Africa Twin
    hi all sorry if it is a repeated question want to buy touring tires for my RDO7 with some off road ability during last years i was always using Conti TKC 80 on my last trip from Egypt to Kenya they last only 7000 KM yes loaded and bad road too any recommendation i will mainly use it for...
  6. Varadero
    I have a 2000 model Varadero 1000 and a recent journey in the bush found me crossing a couple of rivers that were, um a little deeper than expected. The water was at least 40cm deep which was over the level of the fuel pump. I rode home without a hitch, but experienced problems on my next outing...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The four moobs were all available for a trail-ride on Sunday and with the weather looking favorable we decided to ride some of the lesser used lanes in the Cotswolds. We met at Castle Coombe car park and set off at 09.30 for a nice easy start with Summer lane and then first part of the Fosseway...
  8. Transalp
    Hello all ! ... it's been a while ! Are we still contributing the the site upkeep ? Anyway, I guess we're still allowed to call on the vast amount of expertise the forum can offer ? The XL650VY has been idle for about a week. Rode 5 miles to a garage for a fill up. Put the key back in after...
  9. BMW
    ...Mostly. :rolleyes: Common maintenance on my ole airhead is dead easy because everything's on the outside, but BMW did create a couple of howlers when they put this thing together all these years ago. To wit: My centerstand's developed a crack, meaning it'll snap off a leg in the not too...
  10. Mechanical Advice
    When you have fasteners that are seized what's the best way to undo them while minimising the risk of shearing them? Taking heat and penetrating fluid out of the equation I can either use the windy gun and hope the repeated short sharp shock does the trick or should I get the really long...
  11. Chatter
    Don't know if this is already going round . This will effect everyone of you that rides a bike so please sign the petition and if you have time get out on one of the rides on the 25th sept . Not sure if this has already been posted up on here but ive copied from another site for those who...
  12. For Sale / Wanted
    Its 15 years to the day since Paul Goulding, founder of METAL MULE and his wife Annie arrived back in the UK after their epic overland trip to Cape Town. No mobile phones, internet cafes back then just letters and poste restante! It truly was a jump into the unknown. To celebrate this...
  13. Varadero
    Had a bit of trouble starting my VA9, just wondered if anyone has had similar and any ideas why... Went to start it, turns over but wouldn't fire & batt appears to be flat (honda heated grips light flashing) might have been flattened by me fiddling with my autocom a few days ago & leaving the...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hello; Right crash bars in the post, rear shock shipping mid week and I'm very giddy. I'm going to have to take bits and bobs off the bike... so while I'm at it.....:D When I first got the bike the choke was sticking (took it apart cleaned it) and a few months later it repeated it.. so new...
  15. Chatter
    I've had a look so if this repeated, pls delete this thread Just found this report in visordown and it's worth a look if only for the fans of older ATs Class of '89 - Adventure heroes - Road Tests: Used - Visordown
  16. Chatter
    I bought a HJC CL-XS around 12 months ago reason being i needed a new offroad helmet and a cheap helmet for work. Bought this thinking th ehelmet would do both and up til now it has. Went to work yesterday visor wouldn't stay up and was getting wind blowing in behind the visor. Got to work...
  17. Mechanical Advice
    Just thought I'd share the experience I had yesterday of going to a motorbike specific seat upholsterers near Bournemouth. I have long legs and needed more room. I booked in with Daniel of Saxon Motorcycle seats in Christchurch. He gave me a coffee and we chatted about what I needed and exact...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hey, just thought I would throw this in here (I ride a 1999 rd7a). Noticed in the last while that the bike was not as smooth as I remember her being, so I checked the carbs. Turns out the jets were not set the same, so fixed that (went for the standard 2 3/8 out setting). Then she ran really...
  19. Transalp
    I know Transalp's are legendary for their high mileage accumulation, and am interested in quantifying this to see how many miles you guys have clocked up. I believe the engine is roughly the same across all variants (600, 650, 700) so hopefully the high mileages on early models will eventually...
  20. Bodgers Corner
    Well managed to get my LEDS into my handguards and also fitted my signal minder. The signal minder is a nice little bit of kit which replaces the indicator relay in the transalp. It allows you to have timed off indicators, (5/10/20 seconds), and hazard and strobe applications , all using your...
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