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  1. Slippy Dave....

    Transalp
    Any advice you lovely people ? http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/clothing/139177-sliding-around-seat-fabric-gear.html
  2. Bloody Calipers ....

    Africa Twin
    The MPG has been dropping and the old girls feeling rather strange . Checked the brake calipers at the weekend the rear was binding because the grease in the sliding pins had gone hard due to the temps The fronts were binding big time could hardly turn the front wheel so they have gone all...
  3. And we go sliding down the road...

    Transalp
    Had the lovely experience of sliding down the road after an encounter with black ice on Tuesday, not one I'd care to try again! :( All the usual bike (XL700) damage, brake peddle twisted up into engine, R/Hand lower plastics scratched to hell, hand guard minced and pillion grab handle with a...
  4. Xr400 running with fuel tap off!?

    XR
    Great day on the lanes today. Crap ride home on motorway about 60mph. Came into a roundabout, bike stuttered and died. I assumed it had run out of juice. Flicked fuel to reserve and away it went. Next roundabout I'd a horrendous slide and nearly came off. Bike was sliding as I went up the hill...
  5. dual disk transalp brake pad change

    Transalp
    hey guys,new to the site.i have a 98 transalp 600 and im going to change the pads.never done themon a transalp before,do i remoce the flat head screw on the caliper to remove the sliding pin to remove the caliper?i only had a quick look and a poke and the screw is very tight,almost siezed,any...
  6. Black 2003 transalp parts wanted

    Transalp
    I have a 2003 black transalp 650, due to a car driver forgetting which side of the road he was supposed to be on I was forced to swerve to avoid him which put the bike into a speed wobble and I ended up sliding along a rocky verge for about 20 metres. as you can probably guess it was the...
  7. whether or not to ride in the weather

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    one of my rare days off without the kids yesterday. so it was raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock... well i'm gonna ride anyway. No pics cos it was too wet to get me thingy out (?!) but this was my ride back from Dijon. It's been years since I rode in the rain, I mean real rain. These...
  8. For Sale: Africa Twin RD07A in stunning condition!

    For Sale / Wanted
    '99 model in absolutely fantastic condition! Mate of mine in Oswestry is selling this bike. He bought it early last year after riding mine. He's cleaned it after every ride he's taken it on and he's a fussy so and so:thumbright: Anyway, give him a ring if you want any more info, meanwhile here...
  9. uneven rear pad wear and which way round does the pad spring go?

    Transalp
    The rear brake pads on my TA have worn unevenly, and I mean very unevenly. The piston side is nearly worn out, the sliding side is barely worn at all. Pads have done an awful lot miles getting on for 50,000 (the first set did over 50K and still had meat on them when repalced with this set). I...
  10. Advice reqd for Tomtom One waterproof cover & m/c mount

    Accessories
    Hi Everyone, Been thinking about a satnav for the @ for a while, then my sis turns up one day asking me if I'd like her old Tomtom which was now surplus to requirements due to upgrading, could'nt believe my luck, perfect size for use on the bike and free :-D (I was thinking of one of these...
  11. The rescuers - Jason & Harvey

    Chatter
    Why don't things go as planned?? the wife went out to do her CBT today so i decided i would take the boy down to Crowlas to watch a trial. Got down there parked up and walked about 1 1/2 miles down the steep fields into the bottom of the Valley where the stages were. We watched about 3 stages...
  12. First Tumble from the AT

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, Yesterday I had my first low speed tumble from my AT thanks to a lunatic scooter rider sliding into my back wheel :( The only damage was a snapped clutch lever (just the end) and the bike started no problem. I carried on to work and rode home at the end of the day having checked all...
  13. panniers crashbars and other things i did

    Africa Twin
    thought i would just add a few picks of what i did luggage wise and lessons if learnt on my last coast to coast trip. the trip itself was not seriously hard-core, but dealing with weight solo on and especially ofroad is always a challenge and of coarse a serious handicap. all im busy doing is...
  14. 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...
  15. Tiger 800xc test ride

    Test Ride Reports
    A good friend recently traded his (55 reg) 650 Alp for a Tigger. Tonight, I took it out for a spin ;-) ...... 1st impressions; the engine is sweet & soooo smooth with nice, strong linear performance from pretty much tickover. Once up to speed you notice how poor the standard screen is with...
  16. MK3 Pivotpegz

    Product Reviews
    I ordered a set of these from Adventure Spec..very good service and prompt delivery too ;-) Anyway, they're very well finished, and instructions are fairly straightforward. The only thing they didn't mention was that you'll still need the original springs, that allow the pegs to fold. I'd...
  17. Tourajohnny Fuel holder

    Bodgers Corner
    Now, I don't have Ali panniers and the space behind the left pannier is taken up by a Tool Tube. So, the health and safety question is.... IF we came off the bike on the left side. And IF we were trapped under the bike. And IF we were sliding.. Then, the canister could get ripped open, soaking...
  18. Wobly rear brake caliper

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All The rear disk brake caliper on my Dommi is very loose on it's mounting bracket , even with new pads fitted there is still a lot of movement, i'm sure the MOT man will not be happy about this , are there any bushes that can be replaced, the sliding pins look ok , the wear seems to be in...
  19. Got meself an AT today!

    Africa Twin
    :blob5::blob5::cheers: '93 RD07(?) 43,500km Very nice condition. Can't play with it yet as I've got to wait for the Germans to finish partying this week(German Carnival time) to get the paperwork straight, then I'll be over in jolly old (expensive) England for a few days...but should...
  20. Drive sprocket again

    Transalp
    I'm a new Transalp owner - on the whole I like it a lot! One thing I wasn't too happy with was the gearing. It felt like it needed another gear. So I fitted a 16 tooth sprocket and found that much better. I'm not reaching for sixth all the time but bottom is still plenty low enough. Those few...
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