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  1. winter is hear

    Chatter
    last Sunday I went for a good long spin on the bike 245 miles done me the world of good it did . today its even too cold wet and miserable to go in the car not that I would be bothered going joy riding in a car be perished to death by the time the heater kicks in . today is the first day...
  2. Wanted: Side stand RD07

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a complete side stand and bracket for RD07. Mine has bent at bottom and got so much sideways movement that when I park it and get on it, I can only just lift the weight up as it is leaning way too much Help please
  3. Living with Lilly

    Transalp
    Evening all, after 6 months with Lilly I thought I'd just share a few thoughts, but first here she is ; purty, aint she? BTW, it's Lilly coz it's a Tranny, obviously! I have to admit to being a bit underwhelmed by her at first, but she's gradually getting better and winning me over. 1st...
  4. post enduro clean and damage inspection

    Dominator / FMX
    having put it off all weekend as i wanted a few days to savour the experience (dominator vs ktm's etc etc in rides and reports) before finding out i've cracked the frame or something, i cleaned and inspected the bike today and wahey, aside from a broken indicator stalk, all seems to be there and...
  5. OLd Bill Pulled Me This Morning

    Chatter
    My mate rang me and said " do you want to go offroading" i said " yep, be at mine for 10ish". He turned up we jumped on the bikes and went out. We got about 1 1/2miles from home about to go down a lane and my mate was beeping at me. I looked behind and saw blue lights flashing. I thought great...
  6. 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...
  7. Turbo Lag!

    Mechanical Advice
    ok so it's not turbo lag but that's what it feels like! I just got back from a week end trip to the vosges & whilst there, going up the grand Ballon d'alsace in the hairpins the bike developed a bizarre fault. I could do with some help trying to pin it down before I either spend huge amounts...
  8. Crossrunner test - ultimate allrounder???

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Crossrunner test ride Having done some mileage on my '92 vfr 750, I was a little more than interested to test Paul's (24ftlb) Crossrunner...... The opportunity arose on Sunday in a very sunny & slightly busy Peak District! Upon sitting on the bike, it feels surprisingly light & compact...
  9. Which tyres do you reccomend? 1998 600 Translap. (and waffle)

    Transalp
    Evening, I would like your opinion on tyres please. My riding experience covers all types of bike over 16 years, commuting all year round in all weathers and playing at the weekends. I brought my 1998 600 Translap this July after the last 8 years on a 955i Daytona, which was reluctantly sold...
  10. What to do with it???

    Transalp
    Hi Peeps, looking for some advice on what to do with my Free find, its a 1991 XL600V-M Transalp thats been stood outside for around 3 years and before that looks like it took a skid sideways down the road as some panels are missing and someone did a bodge job to keep her on the road Im just...
  11. Chain sliders

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, How often do you change the upper and lower chain sliders, I cant make my mind up as to wether mine a kanackered or still of use. Whats making me feel as they are done is that the chain as a fair bit of sideways movement. pics of new and kanackered ones would be good so I can compare...
  12. 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:
  13. 3 Peaks Challenge for MS

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi Peeps Not exactly a bike ride report but an update for all of you that kindly sponsored me. Well on Thursday 14th a group of us from work met up as a team of 16 to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks - Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough over the 26 mile route The weather forecast was very...
  14. Motorcycle Parking

    Chatter
    Hi Guys (And gals) Just a quick Cry for help Theres about half a dozen of us who ride to work, whilst we dont have any specific provision for bike parking we've managed to purloin a nice little place to park up. Flat, hard, nice and visible slap bang next to the main enterance, surrounded by...
  15. Crosstourer has landed

    News
    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on xrv.org.uk: it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  16. F*cking cagers!

    Chatter
    Right, time for me to have a little rant about the f*cking cagers! :angry4: I ride my 20 mile commute (40 round trip) all year round by motorcycle only as I never bothered to get my car licence (oh and the parking's virtually non-existant for cars where I work) and the number one priority for...
  17. Black Cab 0- Battlealp 1

    Chatter
    Black Cab pulled out on me today on my way home. He said he did not see me even with my new lights(make note,got to get the 1800lumen ones). I locked up everything and was sliding about for 10 meters and than slammed sideways into the cab. Absolutely no damage to me but where my SW motech...
  18. Cold and wet. But loads of smiles

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    With the snow all but gone Adimurp, Paul Neate and I decided to head off for a little adventure onto some less well travelled roads and tracks. As Adi and I live in Edinburgh and Paul in Selkirk we decided to meet en route. Adi and I were a little early for the rendevous so first off we took a...
  19. Varadero 1 Merc 0

    Varadero
    On my way back to work this afternoon I had a little bump with a Merc ,the woman driver decided she was not going to wait in the cue of cars for the next turning to the shop she wanted and decided to take a quick right turn to a cut through, whoops ! Lets just say her right front wing is scrap...
  20. crankshaft end cap removal

    Africa Twin
    With the new purchase of another Africa I am currently pulling it apart to clean/service. I've only gone and stripped the crankshaft end cap (the cap on the left hand side engine cover that you remove to get to the crankshaft turning bolt). Despite using a decent socket allen key and being...
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