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  1. For Sale: TCX infinity gortex boots size 45 uk 11/11.5

    For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD TCX infinity gortex boots size 45 uk 11/11.5 100% waterproof leather gortex boot in excellent condition and up to now best boots I have had. Easy to walk in and light. They work well in summer and winter neither to hot or to cold and since buying these have never had wet feet. I dont think...
  2. Bimble up to the David Silvers Honda Museum in Suffolk

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  3. reg/rec...

    Africa Twin
    hi guys bit since ive been on been working away and need a bit info please... travelling to work the other morn and could smell battery acid and when i stopped battery was red hot , so hot i couldnt touch it..... fitted new battery and reg/rectifier and bike started up ok ..after a bit reg/rec...
  4. xl500 engine noise after rebuild?

    XL
    Hey all, recently picked up an xl500 only to discover the bottom half of the crank case was cracked, long story short, I pulled it apart, replaced the bottom half of the case, just got it all back together and running. It was running fine up until last night, I went to start it to ride home from...
  5. New bike, ooer!!

    Yamaha
    Well, I sold my K75 and my shed project and was Holding out for an XT500, but the prices even for rebuilds got so crazy, I watched out for a DR600 or XT or....... Tenere...... One came up and I leapt.... Train up to Reading, did the deal, rode home 80 to 100 miles..... JOHN you need to wake...
  6. Fried Clutch anybody? experience and solutions?

    XR
    Afternoon All, After a years ownership and use I got half way up High Button yesterday and fried my clutch. When I got it back, cleaned and stripped there is a horrible burnt smell, blackened plates and destroyed friction linings ripped up, melted and fused with friction material bits loose in...
  7. Gunk or not to Gunk that is the question.

    Dominator / FMX
    I've spent a good bit of the day in the rain / sleet / wind trying to degrease various bits of the bike. Started of by going and buying a gallon of Gunk thinking/remembering this would cut through the grime and do the job. Gunk sure isn't what I remember it to be - despite serious scrubbing with...
  8. Fuel in oil - advice needed!

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm trying to get a TA 650xl to run that's been standing for years. The carbs were totally gunked up inside and the bike was pouring fuel out the overflow under the bike after running for a bit. I've rebuilt the carbs and re-fitted, but just thought I'd check the oil again today before...
  9. Choke, for dummies

    Transalp
    Guys I have just landed in Germany and picked up my 01 alp. I have no idea which way the choke lever is for on and off. It seems to make no difference to the idle speed. I think off is away from the rider and on is pull towards the rider?? Given there is also a petrol smell when the bike is...
  10. Dommie fell over, fuel leak from carb

    Dominator / FMX
    Ok, I'm a dumbass! The bike was on my front path last night(pea shingle over hardcore) and it rained heavily, got up for work at 5 this morning to find the stand had sunk into the path and the bike had fallen over to the left. Luckily a patio chair had stopped it from going right over and had...
  11. Seen it all now....

    Chatter
    Headphones on....the smell of weed......chatting on mobiles.......texting while driving.........all part of my normal commute to Brizzels for gawd knows how many years but yesterday a new one while riding home I see a lady leaning over somewhere down in the passenger footwell? Better hang back a...
  12. XL250S Newbie

    XL
    Hi all , Im a newbie and just touching base, just bought a 1979 XL 250S to restore I have no got her running , now ready for stripping needs some bits main issuie will be wiring loom, any way new to this forum idea , if you like pictures of before or after then if anyone is interested I can...
  13. DT175 to be turned into a tracker and can you guess what tank it has

    Yamaha
    well ive just bought meself a 70,s DT175, paid too much for it at £200 but the sound and smell won me over . matching frame and engine numbers and the engine frame wheels and the like are all in good nick . Gonna turn it into a tracker with daylight MOT for this years Dirt Quake in june ...
  14. Leaking fuel tap!!

    Africa Twin
    Morning all, bike has always made the conservatory have a slight smell of fuel, since I bought it last year, but I put that down riding the bike into the conservatory! Last week my fuel tap, or should I say "Lever, Fuel Cock" (thanks Lutin) came off in my hands. I have ordered a new one that is...
  15. Smells of Summer!

    Chatter
    I was trundling Westwards down the M54 after being to look at a possible new purchase and in the distance, I could see a little convoy of bikes. As I was "making good progress", I soon caught up with the cloud of smog that was trailing the convoy. Ahhh, the smell of multiple 2 strokes being...
  16. Waterproofing boots and a free lunch.

    Clothing
    Vegging in front of the tele and saw a programme on droving (yes, that bored). In the winter, they used to waterproof their boots and prevent blisters by coating them with pork fat: on the inside! Now, I am a big fan of pork dripping, but I'd never heard this one before, and the train of...
  17. For Sale: Scott leathers - silver/gray - 1 piece chest 42 waist 36 good condition

    For Sale / Wanted
    Selling my leathers for a couple of reasons - 1 I don't really wear them and 2 it may possibly be, somewhere along the line that a few too many donuts slipped into my mouth and while they still fit, they are a bit snug! BTW - that should read 44" chest. I am 5'9" and I suppose of average...
  18. Crf250x not starting after a ride and assuming the worst???

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi Hondarers, After a great afternoons laning on my 2005 crf250x i washed the bike down after letting it cool for a bit and tried to start it with the exhaust bung still in for a couple of seconds. after realising and removing it still failed to start.... I can smell fuel in the exhaust and...
  19. What have I done?

    Africa Twin
    Changed the oil on Saturday and filled her up. Sunday morning running only on one cylinder:(. Thinking of some ignition problem that's beyond me I take it to my local mechanic. Turns out the rear plugs are both fouled although the chokes are okay. Old plugs were fine when I changed them 6 months...
  20. Engine smell like rotten eggs

    Africa Twin
    Noticed it really kicked up a fuss starting today, and this afternoon, smelt strongly of rotten eggs. Found the below, any thoughts where to start? Feel, Hear, See, Smell: Smell
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