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  1. Another one ruined

    Dominator / FMX
    Apropos of my post of last week, here's another example of how to f*ck up a good SLR650 Honda flat tracker. Street tracker/scrambler. SLR650/Dominator | eBay The "Improvements" to the bike include: Removal of the ability to carry luggage Reduction in front suspension travel Replacement of the...
  2. guess what? ( before engine opening and rebuilt)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I understand this will not solve my problems but some "philosophy" would be appreciated. So, sinally i got some time to ride "where eyes can see" type of trip with a friend. 25.7 km away from hope (im glad that not 125.7km away) my engine started to make loud metal ticking noise so i...
  3. HEL Brake pipes - what a nightmare

    Transalp
    I was looking forward to the weekend, the weatherman said it was going to be nice and sunny so I went to the garage and got the bike out.I noticed when I was wheeling it out of the garage the front brakes were binding so after a check over the rest of the bike I took it down the road to fill up...
  4. RD04 Mis Fire

    Africa Twin
    I know this one has been done to death- but i have just finally got my bike up and running in Australia. It was totally ruined by the Indian shipping company. But know i have it on the road and am leaving Brisbane Friday, only problem is an awful misfire- it happens at low rpm, making it hard...
  5. busted flat in baton rouge

    Transalp
    Out haveing a grand burn on the transalp 160 kms done and I would have spent a couple of more hours rideing but I picked up a piece of steel with the back tyre . The tyre is well sliced along a block of the thred I fear the tyre is ruined. The rip is about inch and half long and I wouldn't mind...
  6. My RD03 is Really Hungry for Speedo Cables????

    Africa Twin
    Can anybody shed some light???... I replaced my speedo cable in September last year as the last one was old to say the least. The new one came out of the mount in the wheel and was ruined. So today I filled another new one, rode about 15 - 20 miles and that stopped working as well. I stopped...
  7. Engine teardown, dreaded output shaft splines.....

    Transalp
    Ok so really I just want to vent, I´ve read all the threads on here about the problem and solutions but I´ve got a bit of a long story about this particular problem. It all started in Honduras. Riding to the Nicaragua border I suddenly heard a noise of epic proportions coming from the output...
  8. NX650 Bad Cam! What a surprise...

    Dominator / FMX
    Well, I got bit. I've posted before about my '95 RD08 NX650 having a popping sound like leakage from a valve. Finally got around to pulling it down and Lo and Behold, the cam is bad. DUH!:mad: Turns out the arm closest to the decompressor is worn and the lobe is pitting. Evidently thats the...
  9. Winter Sun and White Horses

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Today was a beautiful winter's day, not cold - but dry and Yorkshire was bathed in blue skies and sunshine So I decided to slip away after lunch and do a few trails and see if the XR was all ok now, after new jets and a carb ultrasound clean ..............it was Set off from home and filled up @...
  10. RD03 Downpipes? Stainless?

    Africa Twin
    Hi, My downpipes on my old rd03 have just about bit the dust, the collector is pretty ruined covered in various holes etc. Does anyone know where i can get a replacement, not from mr Honda?
  11. Old Jacket?

    Clothing
    Hello; Bit cheeky but worth an ask. I'm hoping to do some off-roading in the next coming month or so, foolishly couple of years ago I put my old Spada jacket in to a clothes recycling bin since I had bought my shiny-shiny Hein Gericke one, luckily I've kept the Spada trousers.. The Spada was...
  12. Tank restoration

    XR
    I left my bike at the dealers for its MOT but when I picked it up the tank is scratched. The scratches are pretty shallow (which I presume can be polished out) but the tank sticker on one side are totally ruined. The dealer is trying to weasel out of his responsibility for the damage and, to...
  13. Fitted a 12v socket to my AT

    Africa Twin
    Bought a kit from Polo in Germany, and finally got round to fitting it today... The first question was where to fit it, and then how to wire it through from the battery. On the RD07 it's possible to run the wires along the frame under the tank and up to the 'cockpit' area. Undo the bolts...
  14. Complain to Honda Japan for Transalp (2006) gearbox output shaft problem

    Transalp
    Good evening everybody. (As proposed I open a new thread). A few days ago - all of a sudden - I heard some cracking noise coming from my chain. I immediately stopped my Transalp and called a truck to take my motorcycle to my mechanic. There he (we) found out that my gearbox's output shaft...
  15. Last nights bike meet

    Chatter
    Last night me and a mate went to a Local meet at Hayle roundabout the location is a McDonalds about 200 bikes came and went throught out the evening, may be more. This was the first time i've been there for the year and only went as my mate wanted to advirtise his ZX10. Bear in mind it's Bank...
  16. Reduced speed limit Penrith-Alston

    Chatter
    From the UKGS forum A686 Hartside Proposed reduction in limit please help Cumbria County Council have recently published a proposal to reduce the speed limit from 60 to 50 MPH on the A686 Penrith to Alston road. This road always ranks in the top ten of best biking or driving roads and is...
  17. Piel Island 24th & 25th April

    Austin's Adventures
    Piel Island 24th & 25th April. Meet up and route details Edits to this post highlighted in RED Edits to this post on 11th April in BROWN Edits to this post 16th April in PURPLE Follow up to the earlier thread about a Possible meet on Piel Island, Morecambe Bay, Barrow in Furness. This thread...
  18. The Witches Promise

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I planned this journey because I fancied a twisty, high climbing route away from main roads, that won't take up too much of a Sunday (2 to 3 hours depending on brew stops ). I know it's not everyone’s cup of tea but it does it for me and is particularly suited to the Dominator. The...
  19. Lulu's Most Excellent Adventure (Part 1)

    Chatter
    This hardly qualifies for a ‘ride report’ (more of a ‘falloffalot’ (™ Alpslapper) report), but mods, if you think I’m in the wrong forum, please feel free to move me on.:angel9: Well, I’ve finally (almost) gone and done it. After a year too full of misadventure to be able to spend time on the...
  20. My first "off" for 29 years today

    Chatter
    Feeling sorry for myself today. During May and june I rode round western europe. I rode through 4 mountain ranges, a desert and 4 countries without a hitch or a scare. However today, 100 yards from my friends house, I managed to clip a grass verge which "grabbed" the bike (transalp 700v) and...
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