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  1. XR
    Never been real happy with the rear brakes on the XR400. Seems to lock-up and stop okay on the dirt, but not much stopping power on the road (I put this down to the Knobbys). Anyway, thought I would do the piston and seals and discovered some slight scoring in the piston sleeve. Piston and...
  2. Transalp
    The Alp has had a leaky rear rocker gasket for a while now, the replacement has sat in a bag in the garage for the last 9 months..... It is not unusual for these to start leaking with use/age - normally at the rear of the rear cylinder. The gaskets are not bad at about £14 (inc vat) I took an...
  3. Africa Twin
    Possibly a stupid question, but do I need a new brake disk? On the way back from Scotland yesterday (around 350ish miles) I noticed the back brake making an odd noise occasionally when coming to a stop (though oddly not while riding at any speed). Seemed intermittent and couldn't immediately...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    hi, im in the middle of a full engine rebuild on an 88 domi with about 45000 miles. it was running pretty much fine before apart from burning a fair amount of oil. i just wanted to open it up to replace a couple of things (snapped gear change shaft) and to check what condition its in before i...
  5. Africa Twin
    The shock on my RD04 AT is looking a bit sorry for itself, with a really rusty spring, and although it still seems to work OK, I'm guessing with it's age and the milage on the bike it'll probably be a bit tired by now (just don't know enough about shocks myself to say for sure and have only...
  6. Africa Twin
    Checking the bike in readyness for TLD and have found my Chain Slider has worn through and the chain is scoring the top of the swinging arm. Looked on David Silver Spares and it's a special order part that I'm not going to get before TLD. :( Anyone got any tips for protecting the swinging arm...
  7. News
    Media Information The three GS-owning riders who will be representing the UK International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2010 are Alastair Allan, Kevin Hammond and Mark Kinnard. They came first, second and third in trials at the 4000 acre BMW Off Road Skills centre at Walter’s Arena in...
  8. Chatter
    I must be pissed, germany winning the eurovision, not a problem. Me watching the scoring,that's a problem,going to blame it on the drink,well the one I've had so far.......................going to have to have more to blot out the experience. Vader you must be so proud
  9. Dominator / FMX
    Hello chaps.... whist stripping my engine today i found some scoring in the bore (hence the smoking)!!... anyways my question is as im sure one of you guys will know , how can i tell if my engines been bored before i know back in the good ole days if you had an over size piston it would say...
  10. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I'm a bit confused with the Michelin tyre website. Take a look at the link below and it gives a couple of options for my varadero. Now click on both the rear tyres and the little spider graph suggests that the anakees scoring 455454 are better all round than the pilot roads which score 345354...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    evening folks..........ok, last few days rear wheel has been making strange grinding / rubbing sounds. took back to honda and they diagnosed problem as warped disc. they duly replaced disc today with nice shiny one at their expense ( thankfully ). left dealer this afternoon, short trip home and...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi Chap's I needed new pads on my front brakes. Not knowing much about what i was doing, i opened the master cylinder cover, took off the calipers and pushed back the pistons. Put in the new pads, and they worked !! BUT, they were stuck on, and the wheel could hardly turn.... so... I took them...
  13. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    If the ladies are being held back by the gents in their lives reluctance to visit (currently) summy Milton Keynes, here's the alternative- A "Gents" day out, to which ladies are also very welcome, a pre-planned route of just over 150 miles, a time limit of 6 hours, and an honour system of...
  14. Chatter
    Just thought that all you 'Deroist would like to know that In RiDE magazines poll, RiDER Power, the mighty Varadero was the 10th best bike in the survey, scoring 83/100. What I won't mention is that the R1200GS Adventure was 4th. :D Also in the latest issue is a small write up on the new...
  15. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Anyone heading to the Scott this year. For those who have never heard of it, its known as the toughest one day Trial of all.. This year will see the return of Dougie Lampkin after many years wrapped in the cotton wool of major machine sponsors. Too dangerous to allow him to ride a non points...
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