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  1. Hi everyone !

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi ! I'm a new member from France (in Auvergne, in the center of the country) First of all, I want to apologize for my poor english (kind of a french tradition, I think...) I ride a 1988 gold honda dominator, I keep it as a "collector". I also love VW bugs (I own a 1303 super beetle), and old...
  2. Introducing to the Forum

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello riders! I have an Afrika Twin and since three years now I'm doing a big trip in Europe every year. I live close to Geneva and Imwant to start to do the maintenance by myself. I would like to share some information/questions I coulnd't find in the internet. Hope to be able to helo...
  3. Transalp 700 handlebars.

    Transalp
    On longer rides, especially when loaded up, I find that my arms sometimes start acheing. I'm thinking of trying some higher bars. Any recommendations and do they affect the handling etc of the bike? Also what if any modifications will be needed to the controls etc? Thanks for any answers. Nick...
  4. Rd 04 idle problem

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I have an rd04 runs and rides really well,the choke and idle adjustment works has they should. The problem i have is if the idle is set around the 1200-1250 rpm region from time to time the bike cuts out when idling. Having the idle set nearer the 1500 rpm the bikes revs will suddenly...
  5. worlds greatest motorcycle rides

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone else watch Henry Cole's 'Worlds greatest motorcycle rides'? He was armed with the new Africa Twin in last nights episode, the first time he has ever used one of the big four manufacturers bikes in any show. He was very impressed with it, as if he could be anything else apart from...
  6. For Sale: SLR 650

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    My 1999 SLR 650 is for sale. It is a fabulous winter hack (a bit scruffy) that runs and rides superbly. 21000 miles and currently on a sorn but I am confident it will go through an mot no problem. Email for pics on [email protected] or ring me on 07428117644. It is going on bike trader for...
  7. For Sale: AJS 1956 Model 30 Springtwin600cc £3250

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD A 1956 AJS Model 30 600cc Twin, Jampots, Burman gearbox, tin primary chaincase, 6v electrics (electronic regulator), prop stand. 2 previous keepers, an older restoration by the previous owner and used lightly but regularly by him until I purchased it earlier this year. It starts easily and...
  8. Crunchy!

    Varadero
    What are peoples thoughts on crunchy first to second gear changes? I read "They all do that" but mine didn't (07 Fi) and it does now. The clutch appears to be working as it should, although it has a fair few miles on it. I read some people prime the lever before 1st to 2nd and yes that works...
  9. Africa twins 2015

    Africa Twin
    Looks like last years thread was popular so think I'll start this years if no one else has, regards from Sweden :thumbup: Been out for a few rides already this year... Ride both the AT and Harley and just recently a Harley buddy of mine got the AT bug too and bought himself one so today we...
  10. anyone heard of these bikes?

    Chatter
    a friend in the philippines has placed an order for one of these Adventure Motorcycle - CSC's RX-3 Cyclone Receives EPA Approval he rides a multi-strada and he reckons quality of the engineering on it is not that bad compared to his duke although the plastics and accessories are a bit, well...
  11. Ass hurts like hell!!!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys I'm really enjoying riding my twin been in all sorts of terrain but after an hour on the stock chair my ass feels like its about to explode. How can I make the long rides on the saddle easier on my ass? P.s I dont have money to buy a corbins aftermarket one. What material can I use...
  12. Motoscotland and Kirsty's kids

    Charity Events
    Folks. Just a heads up for next weekend of the 2nd and 3rd August. Motoscotland (offroad riding school) are having an open weekend in aid of Kirsty's Kids and if you get the chance please pop along. As well as test rides etc there will be some bikers clubs and riding institutions present. Lots...
  13. Bike crash...what now ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, so, yesterday evening I managed to crash my RD04 on the road and now it is quite in a bad shape :D. I myself got away with one broken bone only which is ok I guess. what do you guys think I should do with it. Repair is out of question because I'll be a father in december and I can...
  14. Hello from France

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, I'm Stéphane, living in south of France near the Spain border. I ride my Africa Twin 1996 mostly on off-roads. here are some vids about my last rides: Ultimate Off-road Ride in may 2014: By "Le Jardinier" Last winter in the snow...
  15. Sticky clutch under acceleration

    Africa Twin
    AT has 32k miles on it Noticed on my last ride (Ypres 300 miles there) and on the rides before then that when changing gear if I have been riding for a few hours or accelerating hard it won't go into the next gear, I have to roll off the throttle and try again This isn't every gear change just...
  16. Seventh Welsh Invasion Saturday Rides

    Welsh Invasion
    Apparently two of our number have a personal challenge on to go swimming in the sea on Saturday!!! So Saturdays ride out will be to see these two idiots carry out their challenge. It's a nice ride up to Whitesands bay near St Davids. If anyone has a problem with this let me know. Weather...
  17. The Old Girl.

    Transalp
    Keep threatening to sell her as shes never gets used.Took her out for an airing today and she still rides brilliantly for a 1987 bike.
  18. How whiney is your Vara?

    Varadero
    Mine sounds similar to a bike with gear driven cams (VFR) etc... Why? Is there a fault? It rides fine..
  19. A look back at 2013 in words and pictures.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    What with January being a little cold and slow, I've put together a diary of last years rides. If you are interested you can find it here 2013 in words and pictures. Hope you enjoy it. ​
  20. Ride offroad enduro club

    Competitions / Trials
    Does anyone on here ride with the ride offroad enduro club. iv been trying to get intouch with wayne or sonya for weeks. iv rang loads and got no answer and sent 3 e mails with no replys. if anyone rides with them do you have any other contact details for them.
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