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  1. Africa Twin
    One of my bulbs just was black inside, so I decide to replace both bulbs, but to something good and led :) I decide NOT to buy some cheap china crap, and was ready to pay. I make small issue, and found two companies Osram and Philips. Philips was better, but I didn't found this bulbs on ebay...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi fitting new chain/ oil change etc yesterday have noticed that I have a very small ,really small weep of coolant from weep hole .It would be only a single drip gathering at the lowest part of the waterpump casing over a 24 hr period ,have placed kitchen roll below area and nothing over night...
  3. Bodgers Corner
    I'm working on a project with my VTR Firestorm getting some stainless steel split flanges fabricated in a small run. On the VTR v-twin the front pot gets hit by salty spray and heat and the OEM mild steel flange gradually disintergrates. Not helped that Honda set them as non removeable on the...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi Managed to get a few hours in the man cave before the big day and had issues fitting the OEM airbox on my RD07A. As noted by others the connecting rubbers from airbox to carb inlets can shorten with heat and fuel. The result is they are now too short :( These are the rubbers from another...
  5. Africa Twin
    Just a quick question i have fitted my LED indicators ,i have gone through the hazzard warning light syndrome ,bought a LED compatable flaher relay ,to find the indicators only work when i remove the dash light (indicator),so i bought a small t5 LED bulb for the dash display now the dash...
  6. Photography
    Am I worrying too much? DSLR and small prime lens in a tail bag strapped to the back seat? I'd love to combine my bestest things to do - bikes and photography - but too nervous to take the camera. Not in case I drop the bike or anything, just vibrations and general bouncing about on the back...
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    RD07a Front and Rear rims for sale. NOW SOLD NOW SOLD As title, I have a pair of rims from a 2001 RD07a. Anyone interested before I stick it on eBay? good condition, very small bit f corrosion on inside near valve hole but perfectly usable. Can send pictures if anyone interested.
  8. Varadero
    Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero" I’ve been thinking of this project since coming across a picture of a VTR engined tracker years ago. To me it looks spot on, everything fits just right. I’ve been studying the picture/screen background for...
  9. Transalp
    has anyone ever found one ? or found a close one that can be persueded to fit ? I have searched here and google but no joy so far. the bike is used to explore the very small roads of devon and cornwall two up mainly and the back of the bike and the pillions trousers get caked in crap. 95% of...
  10. Africa Twin
    There’s a small amount of storage space under the pillion seat but access requires a spanner to remove two 10 mm screws. This spanner is in the toolbox by the battery which in turn needs the Allen key under the rider seat. To make the pillion seat quicker to remove there are two easy...
  11. Transalp
    Hi all,please bear with me,this has been a tricky few months,after a couple of years trouble free riding! A couple months ago started sputtering,backfiring,rev counter playing up,eventually found out was cdi unit. On trip up north a month ago,same symptoms,but with more smoke...just replaced...
  12. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1989 NTV600 Revere Vtwin shaft drive VMCC eligible £350 SOLD Soldvia Gumtree to a local Mileage 75000 bike stored since 2011 requires a new battery. Bike will start from jump leads and runs well engine and transmission good, alternator charges all electrics work. Brakes refreshed...
  13. XL
    I have a knack of acquiring spares. They end up left on the floor after I put things back together. :/ Anyway, last night I finally got round to changing the sprockets and chain on my 1981 XL185. Everything came off and went back on as I expected but when I was tidying up tools afterwards I...
  14. How to.....
    Given a centre stand is not standard fitment on the CRF1000L I thought I’d post my experience in fitting an OEM Honda stand (part number: 08M70-MJP-G50). There are several manufacturers selling stands so some tips may apply to these. There are no instructions supplied with the Honda stand. The...
  15. Transalp
    (or) I wish I hadn't bothered but it had to be done lol My original standard silencer has some small holes in it so I decided to remove it and patch it up. It was a heck of a job trying to get it loose from the downpipe but it finally came away or so I thought. It had only taken the collector...
  16. Transalp
    Hi, the speedo and mileometer didn't work when I got the bike, so presumed the plastic cog had broken On the wheel along with speedo cable, I renewed these and found the mileometer didn't work, I bought another speedo off e bay, only to find that the mileometer didn't work on this on either. I...
  17. Transalp
    Bought my first transalp 2 weeks ago, one small problem The tail light bulb, works running but no brake light, pulled the bulb out filament seems ok, but, I want to buy a spare bulb to see if the bulb is the issue befoer changing brake switches, here is the real problem, the bulb is an odd one...
  18. Accessories
    Hi guys. My xr250 is set up for expedition use. It doesn't use a battery. I'm looking into satnav gps options. The problem being I can't power anything from the bike. I have a small garmin bike unit which will last around 6 hours then need 8 hour charge. Not ideal was thinking of a solar unit...
  19. Africa Twin
    My headlights stopped working because a wire came loose from the back of the fusebox.(see pic) Probably I can simply stick the wire back where it came from and squeeze the metal clamps tight again. As you can see on the pic the clamps (where the wire should be fitted) are visible in the...
  20. Africa Twin
    I have a slim Arrow silencer fitted to my RD04 which makes the offside(UK) pillion footrest appear to stick out. As I do not carry a pillion I have removed the large pillion footrest castings and replaced them with footrests that screw into one of the casting mounting points and short round head...
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