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  1. Nx650 rd02 forks in slr650, do they fit?

    Dominator / FMX
    As above, somebody asked me if they will go... I said yes. But, a quick search reveals the wheel offset is different.. But that shouldn't affect the forks... Are there any other differences? Calliper mount maybe?
  2. Honda reveals 3 new models

    Honda UK have announced 3 new models on there facebook page today one is a sporty scooter thing, another is modern remake of the CB1100 which looks nice and retro modern, the other is a dakar bike. Anybody on FB can view it here...
  3. Project Frankenbike! (1998 xr250)

    Long time lurker, haven't posted much at all but...... Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Project Frankenbike! I hurt my arm a couple of months back and the xr was left in the garage as I couldn’t ride, it hasn’t been started since then so 416cc has generously offered some workshop...
  4. Comments are better than the articles...

    In the Mail anyway... The Milky Way as you've never seen it before: Incredible 360-degree panorama reveals the majesty of our galaxy | Mail Online This is Arts comment on this article. All you see is orbiting the earth. The amazing thing, IMO, is how these zillions of tiny lights maintain...
  5. Tyres - BCT Motorcycles

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Need a pair of TKC80s for the Africa Twin, so a quick check of the usual suspects reveals: BCT : 140/80-17 69Q = £81.02 90/90-21 54S = £50.47 Into Bikes : :: the motorcycle parts and accessories store 140/80 QB17 = £98.99 90/90 S21 = £62.49...
  6. DVLA regional offices for the chop

    A memo leaked to the civil service union PCS reveals the government is planning to close almost all local vehicle licensing offices in the UK, threatening around 1,500 jobs. Leaked memo exposes ideology behind government cuts - News centre - PCS
  7. Neglect... Abuse... PAYBACK!!

    How your day can change!!! It was such a beautiful day on the Sussex coast today, and even though I've been DIY'ing most of the day I had that "spring is in the air feeling"! I decided I'd go for a little rideypoo, and check the bike over, especially as I'm working in London tomorrow. So...
  8. Insurance advice needed

    Right all you insurance officianado's and legal eagles I am in need of a little bit of advice. I decided to venture out weekend before last and meet up with grumpyoldgit and rockoz for a cuppa and a natter and had a bit of a knock on the way to the meet. The scenario goes like this, I come of...
  9. Did you know of plans for compulsory community service ????

    I dont normally get involved in political shenanigans, but this has got me a bit rattled ('compulsory' - another erosion of our/our childrens freedom), and was released low key in News of the world (but i found it on the internet) : By Ian Kirby, 12/04/2009 PM Gordon Brown intends to...
  10. total electrical failure; headlamp related???

    Africa Twin
    Started the bike fine this morning, but when I turned the lights on, it died. No electrical power to anything at all. I immediately checked the main fuse but it looks OK, as do all other fuses. At the fuse box, there is 12V at the clock fuse; this is on the live feed to the ignition...
  11. CE armour for clothing; Rukka in particular

    I've done a little bit of research on CE "armour" in bike clothing. It's interesting to see the marketing that's used, which is borderline fraudulent in many cases (with alleged incursions right over the border...) I'm sure we've all seem descriptions that say something like fitted with CE...
  12. Nature over nurture ?

    I was just wondering exactly how much of a "beasting" the Transalp is able to cope with before it becomes too much of a risk to take on ? Researching the 'life story's of some bikes reveals some very hard use, admittedly, supported by regular servicing & replacement of broken/worn out...
  13. Friday 13th

    Now I am not supersticious but after yesterday I may be starting to believe there is someting in it I have to get a passport for Mini Mabel and after loads of running around and being really careful with the forms and photos I get to the post office and am told that photos are no good because...
  14. BSM exhausts - thumbs up

    Africa Twin
    I had my new BSM exhaust delivered from David Silver yesterday, and first impressions are that it's well made, much better than a Laser ProDuro, for instance. It's slightly shorter and narrower than the OE item, and the silencer by itself is quite a bit lighter (surprise!). However, the...