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  1. Africa Twin
    Apologies in advance if some of these questions are a bit dumb (though I did warn you when I said hello :D). If you could give me the benefit of your experience that'd be much appreciated. I bought an RD04 recently and although it seems mechanically sound (from what I can tell being a newbie...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Working from home today, so I went out for a little ride in the grey world that is currently Essex. Popped over to Hainault to meet my mum at the crematorium to sort out what was happening to my dad’s ashes. Stopped at Greensted Church on the way back or to give it it’s full name The Church of...
  3. Africa Twin
    Greeting's all, long time no post :D To cut a long story short me poor old AT is in need of some tender loving care, basically all of my farings are in various states of dis-repair. At the moment trying to see if its' feasible to just run the AT with the front fairing only, essentially to...
  4. Africa Twin
    Top Tip for all you AT pilots (I was going to put this in bike tech, but guess it's really only of use to AT owners, all other off-road bikes have rims that make it easy to change tyres). I have a set of Buzzetti tyre levers bought off ebay which I'm taking with us on our trip (the nice...
  5. Transalp
    My right feet always feel waves of heat but none on the left. I put my hands on both sides, can feel the right side is surely hottor Is it just because of the exhaust ? common ?
  6. Chatter
    I am going to be spending the weekend with PW Cymru one of th UKGSERs and a few of the Mountain rescue lads, with very little kit, no food (unless the search before we leave misses any hidden snacks) and just a few handwritten directions. We will be out all weekend building shelters, trying to...
  7. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    CHEC are racing near High Wycombe on Sunday, a 1 by 4 hour Hare and Hounds. The website recons its a flowing course, so that sounds Transalp suitable to me!! Will cost £50-£55 for a phone entry, +£5 to enter on the day, and it seams like there are lots of places left. Will possibly cost another...
  8. Chatter
    So there I am on my way back home after another hard day at work browing the innernet and reading Ride Reports. I'm in no great rush especially since the roads are wet. The exit from the A102 onto the A13 makes a 270 degree turn. I'm doing maybe 20-25mph and had just passed the apex and was...
  9. Transalp
    Been faffing about for weeks now trying to get both a Trailtech Vapor and a small UFO headlight to fit onto the TA. Everything is coming together (not sure if it's a good idea in the first place but that's another story) but I can't get the instrument indicator lights to work, either on the...
  10. Mechanical Advice
    Firstly I cannot condone breaking the law in any way and as such I cannot recommend doing the following modification ;) . If you proceed to do this then it is entirely at your own risk and you need to check if it breaks any laws for your area first. If you use an Autocom system and a Kenwood...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’ve just returned from a short biking and camping trip in France. Initially we’d planned to go down to the Dordogne but it was apparent that the mileage involved was going to prove too much for Mrs xrv_jim so we quickly decided to head east to the German/Swiss border area instead. We found...
  12. Africa Twin
    Does anyone have some decent pics of these (Rikycross rear crash bars) fitted, I want to get a good view of them from both sides and rear.. (I am think of converting them to pannier racks but need to know profile)..and the web site pics are rubbish :D Cheers xander
  13. Dominator / FMX
    ive recently discovered that if i turn the handlebars to the right when the bikes on its sidestand when its being warmed up, the idle speed goes right down and stalls, almost as if its being fuel starved. i doubt this is it as the handlebars are nowhere near any fuel delivery pipe as far as i...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi guys - been away a while (last post July 06). Am in the process of looking for another A.T. - have been offered an M plate '94 RD07 for £1100 but needs a far bit of work to get it half decent - needs tyres, the exhaust is knackered, plenty of surface rust on the fixings and brackets...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hello all... Long time no see... I haven't been on the forum for quite a long time... But I have a good reason... I've been busy getting married and, most importantly, getting my bike on the road for a looong trip..... So... After the wedding, me and 2 friends, got our wifes/girlfriends and...
  16. Chatter
    Please dont move this thread to the for sale or auction as I am only thinking about selling. can anyone give me a ballpark figure of the value of my @. its a 96 07 with 18k on the clock. comes with oxford heated grips(ones with the button control not the old twist jobbie), engine bars(not...
  17. Africa Twin
    A question for any of you guys with a rallye fairing on your RD04, I've been looking at the fairings from Africanqueen but at over 2K to get one over to NZ its not practical, they look to be built around the RD04 side fairings with a custom front, tho it looks to have a steeper angle on the...
  18. Africa Twin
    While out trail riding at the weekend my Facet fuel pump appeared to start playing up. Knowing that these are quality aerospace fuel pumps I suspect that the pump is fine and it's the bike that's shagged! Anyway, on more than one occaision I'd pull up to a stop with the bike in gear, kick down...
  19. Varadero
    Yes, the inevitable has finally happened. I have dropped the Vara :( Spent the evening fannying about putting my Acerbis handguards on and had just finished that job and tidied all my tools away. I was just about to go back inside when I noticed the bike was digging into the soft tarmac of my...
  20. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Time for a few more newbie questions. The sidestand is a little loose. When fully extended it will move a couple of centimeters side to side (perpendicular to the plane of rotation). I've checked the bolt and it's tight. Is this normal ? Cip,
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