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  1. Starting after a soaking

    XR
    My XR400 was extremely tricky to get going again after dropping it in a river and I eventually got it going on full choke but it would die as soon as any throttle was applied. Leaving it ticking over for a few minutes and draining the float bowl again I was eventually able to rev it and it ran...
  2. Help pin stuck in rear calliper

    Africa Twin
    Started to change the rear pads on my 95 AT and cant get the pin out of the calliper. Tried soaking it in penetrating fluid, impact driver'd it, then subsequently found out someone has had the same issue before and damaged the slot, filled it with chemical metal and cut a new slot which of...
  3. 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...
  4. Yet another new project XRV 650 - The Chubby Cherub

    Africa Twin
    ;)Well as some of you may know I have a new toy in the garage an RD03 XRV 650 courtesy of Kitped of this parish which I went over to pick up last weekend and having got some decent mileage on her I'm going to do a bit of a strip down and rebuild, but seriously don't want her off the road too...
  5. bike trailer brain ache....please help

    Chatter
    Hi guys and galls, well ive searched the entire web and cant find any answers so here i am hoping your brain will help as mine has ended. basically i bought a trailer for my husky and took the hub appart to check out the bearings. after dremmeling the thread clean and soaking with thread...
  6. nut sizes..

    Africa Twin
    been in garage all day stripping AT down to frame. i dont have a socket to fit the big chrome nut on the top yoke or for the main swinging arm bolt. can anyone confirm these sizes? i can then go and buy corret sockets in morning to finish the strip. then off goes the frame/wheels and bits for...
  7. A Bimble to Baku

    Travel
    So last night as the voddy flowed and the wonders of Eurovision unfolded I had a cunning plan and decided to look at riding to next years event, spending the week soaking up the atmosphere then riding home. Ok it may have started at this point when the UK where looking good for a change but...
  8. Dommie with a smoking problem!

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm just about to put my old dommie back on the road and have done some minor fettling - new chain and sprockets, new rear brakes, went back to standard airbox from K&N pod filter... She seems to run quite sweetly but I'm getting a lot of oil smoke from the top end of the engine - ie it looks...
  9. Galloway 2011 = WOW

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, that was certainly a standard setter as far as organised events go. A huge, huge thank you to Austin for yet again putting together a superb weekend. Site organised, tracks & trails sorted. Even a word with the all seeing eye ensured that the weather was playing along – wall to wall...
  10. Is it worth going to a live motogp race in the UK ??????????????????

    Chatter
    Silverstone motogp in June Anyone been to a live moto gp race and is it worth it ???? I quite fancy soaking up the real atmosphere this year as long as it doesnt take 4 hours to get out afterwards :toothy3: If not ive always got sky and beer :sunny:
  11. Revit Navigator Jacket bargain

    Clothing
    Just had my Revit Navigator jacket delivered from FC Moto in Germany. Bargain price of £230 including delivery. Ordered Sat afternoon and delivered Dhl/Parcelforce this morning! This jacket used to retail at £380 alongside the top of the range Cayenne Pro but didn't sell as it hasn't as many...
  12. Thank feck for body armour!

    Chatter
    Well, mixed bag today! I had to take the Landrover downtown to pick up some stuff but the damned thing wouldn't start! Tried jumping it off the van but no go, I think it might be the starter motor. Oh well, job for tomorrow, I'll put my tailpack on the Ickle Beemer and pop down the street. Lost...
  13. Oh dear, legless again !!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went out for a trail ride on Sunday with my mate Steve on his 950S, we decide to head for the Begwyn hills in Wales as he had never ridden there before. After having to charge my battery we had a steady ride over and no dramas until we got near Hay-on-Wye and noticed that all the roads were...
  14. Bazzas trail ride

    Past National Meets
    I thought I'd start this thread just for the trail-ride that Bazza took us on Saturday. The weather was a lot better then Friday which was good but there was still plenty of water about to give you a good soaking, bow waves over the top of screens was not uncommon :D The first couple of lanes...
  15. AfricaTwin front Suspension-RICOR For overlanders

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, My name is George Guille I am just back in the UK after 13months on my RD07A Riding from here in the Channel Islands down to Australia, almost exactly 30'000miles. About 6 or 7 months ago I contacted Don Richardson at RICOR with regards their new Intiminator fork valves for the Africa...
  16. Greetings all

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Greetings All..... Yep, ive bin lurking for a few months now, soaking up the info on here.... brilliant site... saved me loads in time, and effort, to get the beast running right. Got this a few months ago, and havent stopped smiling since :D What have i been doing all these years...
  17. DT 125 won't start

    Yamaha
    Hi there, Please be gentle as I am a spanner monkey. Bike:- 2007 Yam DT125R, 4500 miles. History:- previous owner could not start it so under warranty yamaha checked it out and said it was poor compression so they renewed the cylinder and gaskets, piston and rings and crankshaft assembely...
  18. Scotland - 17 to 25 Jul 2010

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Having had a change in circumstances which meant I got an extra two months in the sunny UK, as well as being unable to sell my bike for (what I determined to be) a reasonable price, I decided to reward myself with a ride from London up through Wales and around Scotland. As I'd never been before...
  19. @T Oil, Rectifier Regulator.

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys/Gals Think I made a boo boo recently when I serviced the bike using 'Magnatech' oil. Saw this being used to service a top of the range BMW bike and without thinking this through, thought "if its good enough for that, then is ok to use in my @T". Mmm, as an after though, maybe not. I'd...
  20. Snowey Aberdeenshire to the road to the Islands

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well this is the view that greeted the wee Alp from its cosy winter hibernation… Saturday 3rd April 2010, This snow arrived over night last Wednesday.. Been a long winter in Aberdeenshire .. We have had snow lying since before Christmas.. The white Christmas novelty has really worn off…...
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