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  1. corrupted police specialist:)

    Travel
    Currently doing a solo 'around the world' adventure on my RD04 (1990) XRV750 and have become a bit of a specialist in giving advise on how to handle corrupted police so if anyone needs advise please give me a shout:) (Started in Ireland and have reached the Chinese border going via Baltic’s...
  2. AT hesitates after 120 km/h

    How to.....
    Hi All I have a 99 AT and had cleaned the carbs etc but after about 30 km`s the bike starts hesitating if you open up the throttle to pass other vehicles. Had the bike at a mechanic can`t find fault. If you open up the throttle and realy ride the bike hard through the gears no prob. Any one...
  3. Front Forks Bottoming out!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All... I've had the front end bottoming out on several occasions on a couple of trips to Scotland and elsewhere. Due to spirited riding and rough roads there has been a sharp, hard bang through the forks and handle bars. The rear was ok, the shock working ok. I've wanted to get the softness...
  4. Africa Twin Vendors

    Africa Twin
    Forgive me is this is a duplicate but I figured I'd start a list (assuming one doesn't already exist) of AT vendors. Gonna keep it simple - name, website, country, brief description taken from their website (I figure the descriptions could do with some sharpening up but as a starting point I've...
  5. Still a busy forum?

    Chatter
    I know we grumble about how the forum isn't the place it used to be and how the rate and pace of threads can be a bit slow, but I have my XT660R's advertised on here, ABR, XT660.com, and the HUBB. Viewing stats for the identical adverts each of which was posted within afew minutes of each other...
  6. Engine teardown, dreaded output shaft splines.....

    Transalp
    Ok so really I just want to vent, I´ve read all the threads on here about the problem and solutions but I´ve got a bit of a long story about this particular problem. It all started in Honduras. Riding to the Nicaragua border I suddenly heard a noise of epic proportions coming from the output...
  7. guaranteed value on 1993 @

    Insurance
    Guaranteed value on my @:- Not sure this can be done and have been told by Swinton it cant so just wanted everyone else s opinion on were to get bike insured. It is a really good condition 1993 with new wheels suspension full stripped and rebuilt and many other quality parts and worth in todays...
  8. Sold: Honda 1984 VT500F Ascot tracker in Harley colours

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1984 VT500F Ascot tracker in Harley colours SOLD An original Honda 1984 VT500F Ascot, US market machine painted in Harley racing colours of orange/white/black. The machine is a 500cc stagger crank V twin (ancestor to TA, AT, XLV) with 6 speed gearbox and shaft drive. A flat track...
  9. Hi from Si,

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I saw your forums from Google searches, so I signed up and thought that I'd post a Hello. I've had an AT for a week, passed on to me from being sort of a stalled project via a mate of a mate. The clutch was I think the last job started so that's my first job to pick up, the kit's OK, needs...
  10. Recommended Bike Shops In The South West

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    What started off as a quite easy task... I live in Weston super Mare and i had mail ordered 2 new Tkc 80 for my Dommie from mynetmoto.com delivered to me at a cost of £129.25 best deal around from the research i did and thought instead of ripping my knuckles out changing them myself id get em...
  11. Club update from oilman @ Opie Oils

    Discounts / Deals
    Hi All, It's been a while and there has been a lot of exciting things going on at Opie Oils, so we thought it would be a good idea to update everyone to keep you in the loop!! So here goes: Opie Oils Club Discounts We are delighted to say that all club discount codes have been renewed. To...
  12. Model Railways

    Chatter
    Hello all. My father passed away before xmas, i'm the executor of his estate and amongst other things i have a load of OO gauge railway stuff to find a new home for, now i'm not trying to sell it on here (before the admins remove this post) but i do need advice on how best to sell it. I could...
  13. Transalp 700 rear spring change from stock to Hyperpro.

    Transalp
    Here's the thing..... Having put on a few pounds the transalp seems to sit on its haunches a bit with my 15 stone giving it grief And I'm wondering is putting a progressive spring on going to assist with levelling the sag. I've preloaded to the degree where it's as solid as a rock and feels...
  14. Honda Bike Porn

    Other Honda
    I dropped my engine cases off with Rod Spry today for refinishing and this was in his workshop and 2 more in process of being assembled He will build you one if you ask nicely :) Rod Spry Engineering - Vintage Motocross Specialists
  15. Digital Captive

    Chatter
    Please do not contact DC at the moment. He is doped up for pain relief. On the way back home from the Welsh Invasion he was involved in an accident, he can't remember anything after filling up the bike & having a fag. He has broken his pelvis in several places. They gave him a CT scan...
  16. Bar end mirrors for the XR and DRZ.

    Bodgers Corner
    Although I love riding the XR and the little spin that I've had on the DRZ, the one thing that I've missed is being able to see what's coming up behind me on the road when going to and from the trails. This can be a particular PITA while wearing goggles as it gives you, for want of a better...
  17. Help; a good XR mechanic or Garage in Lancashire

    XR
    Hello My XR650R is long overdue a "Thank You Service". Can someone suggest a decent specialist who can do what is needed, please? Close to Preston would be nice.
  18. Any ideas? 1993 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750 (bent) and sidecar (not bent)

    What's it worth?
    Warning: I think this may well end up being a pretty long post! So... I've always been impressed with the breadth of knowledge of the posters on these forums - however the following questions are so vague and open-ended that if you lot can answer them I will be looking forward to your future...
  19. Oil!

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I may have posted this before..... Smith & Allan blend their own oils for a wide range of end uses, 5 ltrs of Semi Synth 10/40 motorcycle engine oil is £13.09 + vat. That is just under £16 for a proper 5ltr can of bike specific oil (rather than the silly little 4 ltr jobs everyone else seems to...
  20. Blasted frosty morning. How cold was it where you were?

    Chatter
    Well it was near enough -5 here in sunny surrey last night and this morning when I got the @ out of the garage and gave it some choke and prodded the starter she turned over albeit very slowly untill I heard the dreaded clicks from the starter solenoid. DOH!! Better phone work and explain the...
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