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  1. Imported TA insurance?

    Hi all, This is my first post, so please let me know if it is in the wrong place! I am looking at importing a TA from France, via a friend of mine. Will this massively affect the price of insurance? If I save £500 on getting it here and taxing / registering it, will I end up paying that anyway...
  2. FX650 / SLR650 centre stand question

    Dominator / FMX
    Lo ! I want to save some coin, and instead of acquiring specific FX650 centre stand for my needs I am considering buying FMX650 centre stand for 1/3 cheaper instead. Anyone having any experience or comment on this ?
  3. recommended crack repairs/fairing

    Africa Twin
    Lots of researching and can't figure out what would be best for crack repairs. Front fairing on my 97 xrv has 2 cracks leading down from windscreen. 1 crack dead ends into bolt hole from top 1/2inch long, the other opposite side from top down for about 2 inches. Never done repairs on this stuff...
  4. Mystery indicator problem... Electrical guru required... :o)

    Africa Twin
    Morning all, It's been a while... life and the bike are now both back on track following some major changes in the last 12 months, including a move to Dartmoor... Bike is ready for an MOT save for one very strange niggle... Engine off. Headlights OFF. Indicators work perfectly... Engine off...
  5. Transalp 650 running without HISS with 600 electrics. Will 650 twin coils work?

    Hi i'm new on the site and Im hoping that you can help me. I have a transalp 650 engine that has been converted to work without HISS by using 600 pick-up coils, loom, a pair of MS Motored cdi's and the 600's four individual coils. The engine fires up and runs perfectly but I would ideally like...
  6. Parking car southern Spain (to cross to Morocco)

    Hi guys, Entire April this year I'll be touring Morocco on my AT. To save time I'm putting my bike in a van & drive and park it southern Spain. Ofcourse as always everything's on a budget. I'll be taking the ferry from Algericas. You can park your car in the port at £ 40 per 7 days. Meaning...
  7. Can we have a new forum for the new CRF1000 Africa Twin?

    Africa Twin
    This would save trawling through all the 650 & 750 AT posts!
  8. Replacing airbox

    Dominator / FMX
    The airbox on my RD08 Dommie is holed / cracked, has been since before I got it AFAIK. The hole is currently patched with gaffer tape, which I just replace from time to time when it gets knackered from road-spray. I did get a replacement airbox on eBay, with a view to swapping them one day...
  9. Anyone got a spare front caliper 89 Alp.

    Afternoon and a Happy New Year to All, I've just replaced my pads and given the caliper a clean but think I will need to replace the pistons and seals soonish as mine had some corrosion on the pistons, they seem OK for now but are dragging a bit which will hopefully improve as they bed in but...
  10. For Sale: realflight G4 remote control flight sim

    For Sale / Wanted
    realflight G4 remote control flight sim now sold SOLD This is brilliant I really enjoyed playing this and very much like flying the real thing but I upgraded to window 7 and it wont play on my computer now so the operating system you need is Windows XP or Vista. Practise using this will save...
  11. Transalp 700 de cat & after market cans.

    When i had my middle section of exhaust off to take the swinging arm off i was shocked by how heavy it was so it got me thinking about a de cat to save abit of weight,also the end can isnt light,has anyone done a decat on there 700 or just replaced the end can and if so has it improved how the...
  12. I'm Back

    After a disappointing 14 months with a BMW G650GS, I'm returning to Honda tomorrow in the form of a CRF250M. I was going to get a 07 plate 650 Transalp and put the change in the bank. But I decided instead to go for a two bike strategy, CRF250 for short journeys and fun (most of my riding) and...
  13. Idea to save bikes when they go off balance.

    How about a side stand each side of the bike that automatically flips out when stationary and leaning more than a few degrees to either side. Sure would save a lot of damage.:) Just an idea. Pete
  14. Do you realise?

    I am sure that some members are are aware that tomorrow is the day that Marty Mc Fly went back in time in Back To The Future 2 to save his old fella in that tuned up stainless steel flop of a car. How many of you lot watched the film and believed that all of the stuff you saw in the film back...
  15. Worth a punt ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Always wanted some crash guards, never found some, seen one scabby one on evil bay for stupid money ??? Worth a punt ? Or save for a rear shock ? Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. NX650 Tank mounts

    Bodgers Corner
    I dont have access to a welder so I decided to bolt some stuff together for a quick bodge. A bit of old street sign and some 2 kr coins. I had to drill the centre hole of the cash out to 6mm so my bolt would fit through four of the coins. All in all it cost me 16 kr (£1.60) and a lot of...
  17. Honda xl 600r front brake problem

    Hello , got a problem with my front brake caliper leaking fluid onto disc , had it rebuilt by a mate with new piston Seals but it's not right . Thought to save time might be quicker to buy a new caliper and just bolt straight on . Then thought if buying a new one why not buy one from a more...
  18. Clearance, Clarence.

    Africa Twin
    Fairing clearance with Acerbis Rally Pro? So, I bought some acerbis rally pro hand guards. It seems a lot of people here have them - that's why I chose them over the Multiplo E (the T's are just about impossible to find now). Now they are fitted, I can't find a bar/guard angle that doesn't...
  19. New rear shock.

    Dominator / FMX
    My new Wilburs shock arrived today from Germany and I am well chuffed with it.:blob8::blob7::blob8: Its the fist time in 45 yrs of riding bikes that I have bought a new shock and I hope it performs as good as it looks. The price I paid for it is almost half of what I paid for the bike.:rolleyes...
  20. K&N filter opinions for TA700

    Hiya all. I'm thinking of getting a k&n air filter . Save some cash in the long run . Plus I wanted to know is it better filter than the standard ? . Got them in my yamaha ttr250 plus my can-am 800 outlander and they are great . Does anyone use one and how is it for off road dust/mud ect