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  1. Alpine Pass Bucket List

    Great Roads/Routes
    I may be going to have a couple of days in the Alps in September, on my way back from Croatia. I'm definitely considering taking in the Stelvio, as I've never done it. But I know there are a million brilliant roads in the Alps, so what are the other tarmac coated passes I shouldn't miss out on...
  2. Nx650 rd02 forks in slr650, do they fit?

    Dominator / FMX
    As above, somebody asked me if they will go... I said yes. But, a quick search reveals the wheel offset is different.. But that shouldn't affect the forks... Are there any other differences? Calliper mount maybe?
  3. Rear Bulb Blowing

    XR
    XR400,do they all just keep blowwing rear bulbs?,mines doing it about every hours riding,is this normal?,i know theres plenty of vibration,but surely they shouldnt blow this quick? Thanks
  4. Porn - shouldn't be allowed

    Chatter
    Tribute to Paris Dakar Rally - YouTube (Stick with it, the Hondas and Yamahas are in there, plus some gorgeous-looking Suzukis!)
  5. Budapest

    Chatter
    I'm off to Budapest later this week for a few days. Apart from the hot springs are there any other "must see" things that we shouldn't miss?
  6. Back brake caliper wobbly...normal?

    Africa Twin
    Front one is solid, but back one wobbles sideways if you grab hold of it...Bolts are tight:confused5: Knew I shouldn't clean my bike...nothing but bloody trouble:rolleyes:
  7. Before I pull the trigger on the purchase

    Africa Twin
    Should I go with the GPR or the Marving exhaust on my RD03?
  8. K y m m y??????????????

    Chatter
    Whats with the name change???? you going incognito with new SAS status :rolleyes: ooh shouldn't have mentioned that
  9. Tyre Mousse

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I've just bought a KTM 450 EXC and the chap said that the tyres had mousse in. I think I also read somewhere that you shouldn't use (even illegal) tyres with mousse in on the road. So what's the deal and what pressures do you run? Do you have to check them as regularly?
  10. Vibrating front brakes

    Varadero
    Halo (after long time) :D A strange thing is happening on my front brakes. At very slow speed,(walk) or right before i stop the bike, front brake starts to vibrate in high frekvency (not like disc is bended - bent?). You can hear RRRRRRRRR and whole bike vibrates. Its like friction is doing it...
  11. sudden increase in fuel use

    Africa Twin
    After servicing (not by me, but an independent bloke who's pretty good) my RD07 has started using about 10% more fuel. I used to get about 200 miles to reserver, now it's down to 180. That's two tank fulls now; and the amount I put in confirms it's dropped from about 48mpg to 43mpg. At the...
  12. backfire when changing down gears

    Transalp
    Hello i have a 94 TA 600. when i change down the gears i get a small (few) backfires from my carpi days this was always cool... I know this is bad and shouldn't happen.. from my knowledge this is unburnt fuel in the exhaust pipe getting lots of cold air and burning..... other than it not...
  13. 100% synthetic Oil

    Transalp
    Planning on changing semi synth for 100% synthetic oil eg Motul 7100 4T bike oil in a TA. If any members have made the switch I would appreciate comments particularly if there is any tendency to sludge when the new 100% synth mixes with traces of the old semi synth. Also if any clutch slip...
  14. Wake up call..............

    Africa Twin
    I thought I would write this while it was fresh in my mind. Just 30 minutes ago a man died while I was holding his hand. A fellow motorcyclist who probably just misjudged his entry speed into the first corner on the town side of Suikerbossie hill. This little misjudgement cost him his life. He...
  15. Neutral light goes on when clutch pulled in!

    Africa Twin
    Anyone ever heard of this bizzare electrical gremlin? Every time I pull in the clutch lever, the neutral light comes on. It also works when the light is in neutral. Nothing else seems affected. It all started after I replaced slow dying fuse on starter relay. But this shouldnt affect neutral...
  16. hi all

    Dominator / FMX
    help needed urgently, i have a 1994 honda dominator i can only seem to get 70 mph out of her,im runnin it without an air filter i know i shouldnt but this shouldnt affect the speed,any advice what this could be,a mechanic told me it is the clutch plates as the clutch is hard what he meant by...
  17. really daft choke bodging idea

    Africa Twin
    We know AT chokes are rubbish and seize up all the time. Most people think it's rain going down the cable, or maybe getting in at that rubbishy bit where the cable splits into two parts, and washing gunge down that fouls the plungers and springs at the carb end. If that's the case then it...
  18. OVERLAND TRAVEL QUESTION: Suspension

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I have a '92 RD04 which I plan on using for long distance travelling ... My solo travel weight will be me A. 95kgs plus luggage 45 kgs B. wife 65 kgs plus 20 kgs luggage ..... Plus the odd 10 ltrs extra fuel. Most of the time i will be solo 1/3 of the trip will be 2 up. Max weight...
  19. Replacing Nuts and Bolts

    Mechanical Advice
    My bikes been in bits for weeks now while I've been tidying things up and repainting etc. and I'm about ready to start putting it back together again (thank god! - it's dragged on for far too long). I've just got one of those stainless allen bolt kits from ebay and planning to use stainnless...
  20. Ow my poorly shoulder.

    Chatter
    Just a quick Q. for all the medical types on here, why does my shoulder still hurt? It should be better by now shouldn't it??? :( .
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