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  1. Transalp
    Handlebar risers for transalp 600. And 20 mm its to short. To expensive on ebay £46 ! ridiculous... Do anyone know where to get them cheaper? or anyone has a milling machine? a garage or something...
  2. Africa Twin
    I'm in need of a new rear shock for my Africa, and was wondering if there was a shock from another model that people use? Genuine ones are a ridiculous price! Thanks in advance Dan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Chatter
    Shocking infographics that illustrate inequality of wealth distribution in the US. No suprises, I suppose, and I imagine the picture here is pretty similar. But it really does make you realise how different things could be if there was a genuine political will to end this ridiculous situation...
  4. Chatter
    Seems to me that any excuse to get around the "spirit of the law" is currently in vogue - Sign error on M42 motorway may mean speeding let-off. If the signs were clearly indicating the speed limit currently in force, what does it matter that the font used on the display was not strictly...
  5. Riding
    A friend pointed me in the direction of this - I think you'll enjoy this. Baron von Nightmare - GSXR Off Roading... - YouTube It certainly appealed to me after my weekend attempt, I'm glad I saw it afterwards http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/mechanical-advice/84720-ridiculous-tyre-quest.html
  6. Mechanical Advice
    Since I sold my Transalp (which I've noticed is now for sale on eBay, using my photos and words:cussing:) I have been missing out on that adventure feeling. So today I had taken my trusty CD250 out to explore some minor lanes right on my doorstep. On the OS map I spotted a brief section of...
  7. Africa Twin
    I noticed last winter that my indicators seem to be slow to react when the temperature dropped, but at the moment things are getting a tad ridiculous. In the mornings it takes about 10 seconds for the left-hand indicators to start and about half that for the right-hand side. Any idea what would...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went for a short bimble today (only 119 miles) with new tyres and a new back brake. I set off from home (at which point it started to rain) travelling via the road past a resevoir to discover that the Highways Agency have finally laid new tarmac there (previously it came with tarmac banding...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    Just wondered if anyone on here is selling this bike (I doubt it) just had a right snotty reply about the condition of the output shaft!! Not that its for me, my brother in law is now looking to 'join the AT club' . Just asked a simple question if teh seller had any pics and got a right mouthful...
  10. Africa Twin
    RD04 Toolbox lid I have finally took the plunge! I have my RD04 in the garage and started working on it, it's in top condition but a sand-whore as me immediatly started to see where I could ditch some weight. I got rid of the (ridiculous) top case, luggage rack (they used plain iron, are...
  11. Transalp
    Hi from Poland. Before I head home I decided to post and ask for your collective advice regarding my dad's XL700V TA. He bought it new from a Honda dealer in 2009. He has ridden it in Sweden, France, now Poland (all in the summer), the M25 and London. That is about it. The warranty ran out...
  12. Transalp
    So when my new chain arrives, it looks like I'll take the opporutunity to whip out the swingarm for a new skin. Paint or powder coat: not decided yet! Anyway, whilst it is all out I'd like to replace the bearings in the swingarm, as well as any in the shock linkage. Can anyone tell me the...
  13. Transalp
    Having replaced my front sprocket, I noticed it was worn, and sure enough so is the rear. Stange though as the chain seems to have a lot of life left in it. So perhaps the chain was not changed when the sprockets last were, or it has had a link taken out. Anyway, if I am replacing the rear...
  14. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Yeah I know this is a bike forum but there's a lot of knowledgeable people here so bear with me ;) Car tyres need 1.6mm of tread across at least 75% of the width. Any rules for the remaining 25%? I've got a set of tyres (Conti Premium Contact -- don't buy 'em!) that have worn to almost...
  15. Riding
    Anyone else aware of the proposals to ditch the new part one module and take the manouevres on road again (despite the shed loads of £££s speng on the changes)?. You can read about the proposals here with a link to the DoT report. Do I go for it now and have to do the ridiculous speed trap on...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hi lads, Thought I'd share a little idea I stumbled upon yesterday, when installing the Intiminators. Surely someone MUST have done this before and it's probably completely common knowledge, printed on some of the very first page of the big Change Fork Oil manual, but here goes anyway ... just...
  17. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, A new rebuild kit is a ridiculous £50 odds. Does anyone have a spare brake resevoir thing, or master cylinder rebuild kit sitting around that they want to sell? Please PM me with details if you do. Thanks, Dave. :thumbup:
  18. XR
    Hey everyone, nice site and very useful, have a couple of questions though that I've been unable to find answers to so have signed up in the hope your experience can help me out... Back in August, an acquaintence on another biking forum posted his XR400 for sale, long story short, he'd bought...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    So we met at the services which no longer exist. And we rode into the hills - some of which were shrouded in mist. And we travelled on roads - some of which were covered in ice. And it was a really good day out. Highlights in chronological order : - Seeing Austin on his way to work waving at...
  20. Chatter
    It seems these little lotto win gems are popping up all over, this one across the channel is nearly 6k at todays exchange rate............... http://annonces.ebay.fr/viewad/AFRICA-TWIN-superbe-dernier-modele-Nexiste-plus/5011941250 anyone else see any little gems about that are verging on...
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