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  1. Varadero
    Evening all, have enjoyed 6 mths of hassle free Varadero ownership but last couple of journeys have thrown up a few issues... I changed the plugs a few weeks back for Iridium ones, due to a few issues starting in the mornings. Carb was cleaned and new Air filter. It's been a 'bit lumpy' when...
  2. Transalp
    Hi Folks, thought I'd have a crack at do it yourself carb balancing today. Got my plastic hose and half filled liquid containers, connected it all up onto the vacuum connectors on each cylinder and fired it up. The adjustment is through the hole in the airbox as you're all probably aware ( not...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last May, after a few Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Sardinia and Albania adventures, even for us it was time to explore Morocco off road! The recipe was the same as before: a core of good friends who have been travelling together for quite some time along with few more that have joined us just more...
  4. Africa Twin
    Yet another daft question from me that I think I know the answer to but no harm in checking!! I am just about to purchase 2 new tyres for the AT and have opted for the Conti Trail attacks, could have been the Tourance or the Anakee but hey ho, I've made my mind up on the trail attacks. The...
  5. Africa Twin
    Right now I have your attention I find myself asking for HELP! as I am really looking forward to my first National. RD04M I went on a 90 mile round trip yesterday with lights on and sat nav on which is hardwired from the battery. Halfway point I left the bike for 4.5 hours and it had run lovely...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    Well, I will tell the story in shortened version here. My younger brother came over to visit me in July this year. He saw an Africa twin he liked a lot, as he always had the hots for them, even though he has/d an 1150GS fully kitted out at home. A few months later, the bike came up for...
  7. Transalp
    After having to push start my bike again last night I have finally admitted that my battery has seen the end of its days. However, until I had gone a reasonable distance my indicators would flash fast as if a bulb was gone, my lights were noticably dimmer and my heated grips wouldn't come on...
  8. Chatter
    .....from this site wondering where I've been. Nothing sinister chaps, I've just been flat out with the new job and the college coarse they put me on. Still very busy but I will try harder in future. Honest. Now, what have I missed?? Any really big scandals?? Cum on! Give me the Goss!!:D
  9. Africa Twin
    I remember a post, a while back, where somebody claimed that forces from "The Dark Side" were drawing them away from AT ownership. I have to be honest, but I have started to feel a strange, slightly dizzy feeling, and feel I might also have been affected by the same sinister force. I can't...
  10. Chatter
    I have noticed recently that there is a lot of talk recently on the internet concerning tracking devices fitted to road vehicles, and that a petition has been set up. I voted on that petition and i will tell you why. I lived in the Ukraine and Russia for nearly 3 years i used to work for the...
  11. Transalp
    Hello again i have 2 probs that i need some ideas for but i will do 2 seperate posts. Firstly i junked the medieval front brake hose system on my 88 ta this morning and fitted a shiny new goodridge version...lovely. Problem is even after hours of pumping the lever the traditional way, there is...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Only had the @ a few weeks, but I've been noticing a pretty severe lag in throttle response at higher speeds. If I roll off the power at anything over 60 and then roll in a little throttle nothing happens for some time. The higher the speed the worse the effect. Anything close to three...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi, After finishing the Blue Ridge Parkway, and spending a bit of time in and around the Smoky Mountains, I made my way across to meet PaulR at Jellico, to start the Transamtrail - an 'Off pavement' trail from NE Tennessee, to the Pacific coast in Oreagon: http://www.transamtrail.com/ We set...
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