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  1. Folding gear and brake levers??

    Question 1... is it called lever or pedal when its the ones controlled by your feet?? Question 2... Can anyone tell me where to get foldable levers/pedals for the Vara. Cant find any when searching the web.
  2. Bump staring an AT

    Africa Twin
    Bump Starting that is...... I've never needed to bumpstart the beast but I've tried it a couple of times to see how easy/hard it was. I found it impossible. I once rolled down a hill with it and tried but also no luck. One day I might have to. Has anyone done this successfully?
  3. transalp exhaust

    hello to one and all. This is my first post i found this site while i was looking for a replacement exhaust for my bike.I saw one of the members of this site has an arrow dakar exhaust and i have not seen anything else i like. I would be happy to get this exhaust for my bike.The only issue i...
  4. Ken finally says he won't let bikes in London bus lanes

    If you want to be able to use London bus lanes, you need to vote for Boris...$1207792.htm Ken seems to have decided that cyclist votes are worth more than motorcyclist votes? From MAG...
  5. second crash in a week

    Having bent my right hand motech crashbar out and painted it, all was looking well 'till I decided to go to kings lynn, the fog just dropped on me like a stone, the tree branches turned white and patches of road became slippery, on a dark, 30mph corner the rear tire gave up and I was on the...
  6. wheelie hints/tips

    Dominator / FMX
    i have a dominator,had it about 3 months now,and am now getting used to the hefty weight of it,i just cant seem to wheelie her very far,i started off in first gear,giving it a bit of clutch and she popped up no problems,but would obviously scream after a couple of metres,after a while im now in...
  7. 500kw Cable Hoist

    Discounts / Deals
    For anyone who's interested Aldi special offers for 31st January includes a 500kw Cable hoist. Here's the link Lift heavy work pieces and materials with greater ease and safety. Superb quality Electric Hoist with maximum lifting capacity of 250kg Remote lifting control switch for...
  8. Morocco trip January 08

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I had been planning this solo trip to follow a few of the Moroccan stages of the Dakar shortly after arriving back home from a supported trip with www.Moto Morocco last September. That was my first visit to Morocco and i enjoyed it so much that i couldn't wait to go back. The Dakar seemed like...
  9. Mods for trials riding

    I took the XR400 on the Exeter long distance trial last weekend. All the off road sections were hill climbs which I was doing slowly in 2nd. However on a couple of occasions I rolled off for a sharp corner and the loss of speed combined with the gradient meant that the bike started to bog as...
  10. New Transalp Review (full article)

    This is an article printed in a mag.. Sshh.. The Transalp has long been a star in Honda's constellation, but will the eagerly awaited incarnation shine as bright? It's been 20 years since the Transalp first hit our shores, and to celebrate it passing that two-decade milestone, Honda has...
  11. Oz - Goodbye Sally,A dirt virgin and hello santa claus

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just back from a hoot of a trip and though I'd share it with you, hope you enjoy. I left Sydney bright and early on the trusty AT750, it was great to be back on the road, almost 2 months since my last ride, musn't leave it that long in the future, even the motoray transport was OK. I was heading...
  12. Officially an AWB!

    Well, the car just rolled off down the road for the last time :D All Weather Biker now! So...what's better - heated grips or muffs? :3some:
  13. Magic!

    This is totally non-biking and I make no apologies for it, cos the forum needs a bit o' culture injected into it Look at this and tell me you're not impressed. Oh, by the way, they are all deaf mutes being controlled by 4 people...
  14. We Survived

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The weekend started on Friday night at our Mountain Rescue HQ in Bridgend, we packed up all the vehicles and left for the base at Penwyllt. When we arrived we were given a briefing and told what was expected of us over the weekend. We were told, You are a specialist demolition team who have...
  15. just off the motorway......

    Great Roads/Routes
    Had this idea for a series of posts. As I travel up and down the M6 between junctions 32 and 21 day after day I know what is just off all the junctions in between that is useful to know. I thought if I started it on that bit motorway others could add stuff about other junctions on the M6 and...
  16. Some road users AAGGHH

    Yesterday riding home round the Oxford ring-road I was amazed with the general attitude of car drivers to motorcycles, being the rush hour the dual carriageway was packed, speed down to less than 5 mph. It was great driving slowly down the middle, with my Zega panniers on too so a pretty wide...
  17. Hovercrafting

    Not a lot to do with bikes except you sort of lean to steer, powered by a rattly 2 stroke twin and are LOADS of fun! But I went hovercrafting on Sunday. Around 18 months ago I got bought a voucher to go learn to fly / drive one for my birthday.Due to bad weather then...
  18. Voltmeter Fitted

    Africa Twin
    OK Voltmeter fitted. Please see below. Many thanks for all who contributed with advice especially Tarka and GSPD750. I wanted the voltmeter to be permanently on so I could glance at it in the middle of the winter when the bike is effectively in storage. I notice on the wiring diagram...
  19. Filled my boots

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    My mate Sidge has had a serious back operation and was going insane indoors. I offered to call in on the way home from work with some DVDs on two consecutive nights. The first night I tried to take a direct cross country route using only a printed out map off the internet, got a little lost and...
  20. Dommie Modding Questions

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi folks. I have a 1989 NX which has just rolled over 30k miles. The engine has been rebuilt by Dave Lambeth in the last 4-5 years, and the bike's done Maroc and Tunisia a couple of times! At the moment I'm using it for laning, with the 300mile+ big tank still fitted. I have a few questions...