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  1. Transalp
    can anyone recommend a decent cover for a 600 TA? I did a search on here but nothing came up. By 'decent' I mean something that stays on, packs up small and won't rip after a month...it's mainly for deterring opportunist thieves and similar vermin, rather than withstanding a hurricane. Amazon...
  2. Transalp
    Any suggestions. I cannot find a download version. The Haynes is rubbish. It says changing clutch cable is in chapter 19. There are only 9 chapters!
  3. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I have been told that the tyres that come with the Africa Twin are rubbish. Can you get them change when you buy the twin? If not what's best tyres to put on, please?
  4. XR
    I am progressing very slowly with my XR400 E-Start conversion.....I'm rubbish at electrics, but the engine now turns over on the button :) I have found a break in the insulation on a wire running to the regulator (The copper core is fine and unaffected). I could cut the wire further back and...
  5. Varadero
    Anyone know of any companies that make larger fuel tanks for an xl1000v? Carb model. I've switched over to the varadero from an r1150gs adventure and I like the long range between refuels. I've looked into modifying the tank by altering it's shape but they look rubbish afterwards. Cheers in...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi All, I have a small crack on the front mud guard on the AT, I wanted to use some pvc or abs cement to melt-weld it. However my knowledge of plastic is rubbish and I do not know if the mud guard Is ABS or PVC? I'm guessing ABS but would like to be sure before buying the cement. Can...
  7. Africa Twin
    Henriette is on the bike-lift to see what is needed... some good and some less so! Both radiators and guards are shot and I'm sure there should be more than one bolt per side. Does anyone have a set they would like to part with? Very relieved to see the drive sprocket has not been welded...
  8. Africa Twin
    Clearly the STD Honda surface finish for their did rims is or was a bit rubbish, given the reports of corroded rims. So what's the alternative? Rims from other manufacturers that don't corrode? Powder coating? I just don't know.... Anyone?
  9. Transalp
    After modifying my Vara screen & being quite impressed, the Transalp feels plain draughty & noisey. I reckon the way forward is multi layered & high. Modified MRA on the Vara (the MRA was rubbish as stock). I've been looking at a suitable donor screen for the Alp for some time, only when I...
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    Heroblobs Ltd — Calsci screens for Honda Varadero As per the title I've got a calsci screen for sale, it's the medium sized one and in good cond except for a small mark on the bottom of it which is about 5 mm wide and 40 mm long. It doesn't affect the screen and I'll doubt you'll see it once...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    I want to buy my teenage son a tool kit for christmas. I have already got him a Bahco 30 piece socket set and I was wondering what spanners to buy him. I dont want to buy cheap nasty chinese rubbish and would appreciate a few suggestions from the experts on this site as to what makes to go for...
  12. Mechanical Advice
    Anyone tried those cheap brake discs you can get these days? Nasty rubbish or worth a punt? Comments from people who actually know please, count the Chinese parts on your jap, beemer or triumph bikes before coming out with "its Chinese so it must be crap"
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD In Ireland but can post. good condition no straps (they are rubbish anyway...) i used my own. Very comfortable in use and essy to set-up. looking for €40
  14. Transalp
    I'm really like the look of the Heindau K60 tires but everywhere I look it says the 130/80 rears get rubbish mileage so I was thinking about a 140/80 rear. Has anyone out there used a K60 140/80 rear on a 650 before? I know tires sizes can vary from manufactuer to manufacturer so looking...
  15. Chatter
    I've been driving my Hilux through a foot deep flooded stretch of road on my trip to and from work. A few days ago I saw another 4x4 with both the front and rear offside tyres flat. A bit further up the road was a woman getting out a spare tyre. She obviously had a flat too. Last night...
  16. XR
    xr400 brake pads from scooters-and-bikes | eBay Not sure how good they are,but at this price if they are rubbish i can afford to throw them away,if not,ive got myself a bargain;)
  17. Product Reviews
    I unfortunately bought a EBC rear disc for my Varadero 1000 about 2 years ago, it was an emergency and that's all they had stocked in my local Now I know this isn't a news to most people but its terrible! Leave the bike out for a day or two in the rain and the EBC disc turns all rusty and...
  18. Africa Twin
    I have found an article that shows how to test a battery under load to se if its knackered or not (Motorcycle Battery Testing | Current Effects - Learn Motorcycle Electrical System Wiring and Repair). I have a haynes manual but the pics that show the location of the coils is rubbish. can...
  19. Chatter
    I never cease to be amazed at some of the things i read in papers, i know the majority is tripe and rubbish created to boost sale's but this is true and bewildering. The question is should people with mental health be allowed out of secure wards? especially if they are a danger to themselves or...
  20. Transalp
    Had my TA a couple of weeks now, and spent some money and time fitting bits and pieces to make her a bit more Adventure-ish. Tbh as standard I think they look a bit rubbish. Just waiting for my exhaust to arrive, then I'm almost there !! Amazing the difference a set of crash bars and a screen...
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