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  1. Velocity stack

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone know where I can get hold of an aluminium velocity stack/ bellmouth with an inside diameter of 55mm or 2 1/4 inch for you old school chaps. Its for sucking small children and little old ladies into my Keihin FCR-MX flatside carb. I can only find them in the states and the price...
  2. 2002 RD07A Africa Twin

    What's it worth?
    Unfortunately I'm considering selling my Africa Twin, and would like some ideas of what it might be worth. It's a UK bike (from Hunts in Manchester) and I've had it from new, but it now has 55k miles on it. It's been to some interesting places, but still runs sweetly and starts first time every...
  3. For Sale: xr250r 277cc 2001 in kent

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi chaps, due to lack of a job and moving to a flat (no shed argh!) I have to sell my beloved boys toy. Its a 2001 Model which i gave a SERIOUS overhaul to last year. Its had about 20 hours use since So as its an XR the next overhaul needs to be in about 2050 Here is what she's had done; 77mm...
  4. I have to sell my beloved 280 :( and a pile of bits. Any ideas on value?

    Hi chaps, Ive just returned from a 13 month holiday and the bank balance is looking very sad indeed. This means that (unfortunately) im going to have to part with my baby. What i would like from your well informed selvs is an opinion on the value. Its a 2001 Model which i gave a serious...
  5. XL700V & crampbusters: questions

    I'm thinking of buying either the crampbuster or the scottoiler equivalent for my dad as a gift, especially as we will shortly be doing a stack of miles to and in Poland. So firstly, do they actually work? Any downsides to them (especially safety issues)? Is there is a performance difference...
  6. Which replacement battery?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I need to pick up a replacement battery asap and I've never bought one before. Surprisingly, the local Halfords have a stack of them. Any idea which, if any, of these I can go for? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Steve
  7. Back on a Varadero.

    A year after selling my Varadero, (now being cared for by Italy1), I had a hankering for another and stumbled across my first one that I sold 3 years ago, now with 31,000 miles on with a full service history and a stack of bills to prove the only other owner looked after it well. Just...
  8. there's a right way and a wrong way to do any job!!

    Stack Demolition Crushes Van on Yahoo! Video
  9. TA 600 Headrace bearings. What type/size?

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm not talking part numbers: I mean what would be the internationally recognised code number and type for 1993 TA 600 Head race bearings? There are a stack of bearing stockists here and they are cheaper than going Wemoto + P&P or, worse still, buying from Honda. Mine need replacing, and I...
  10. TA Riders of NE Scotland

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Gentlemen The sun is shining, the wind is light, perfect for the first ride out of the year. I can feel even feel the warmth on my face. Trouble is - it's from the flare stack - aaaarrrrgh! The frustration....... Mark
  11. Chain tensioner

    Any one know if a spring loaded chain tensioner from an XL500S is the same as a XL250S??? Also, long shot this, few bits i need, Parts book for a 78 XL250s Bat/ cover A bigger garage and more time with a stack of cash:thumbup: Any condition (apart from the garage, time and cash, would...
  12. Varadero vs gs 1100/ 1150

    How does varadero stack up against bmw's ?????????? has it same ability off road and on , also what sort of miles will they do :confused:
  13. xr400 fork springs

    hello guys and girls, i have been thinking about upgrading the front suspension on my 2000 xr 400. i have read lots about doing the shim stack mod and spring weights. where do you guys buy your springs??? i have tried ordering from a few companys now, but after each order i get an email or phone...
  14. Boxes, panniers, etc

    Linde og Larsen ApS A lot of boxes that could be used as panniers. Storm Case iM2100 Vandtæt kuffert Storm Case ------------------------------------------------------------------ Peli Case --------------------------------------------------------------- Ooops wrong...
  15. Completed rebuild

    Hi all, id just like to have a little boast about my finished XR restoration (ok, so its only a 01 model maybe restoration is a bit strong) Heres what ive done; 77mm piston giving 277cc (WEISCO) Intake and exhaust ports smoothed and matched to manifolds, Stainless steel racing exhaust (CRD)...
  16. The Gap Road

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well then, where do i start? I wanted to lose my offroad cherry on the DRZ and i think its fair to say the cherry is now, erm, consumed. Possibly due to my dual sport tyres I found myself doing better on steep, loose boulders than on anything muddy, grassy or rutted. The first stack was on...
  17. Comfort levels

    Just got back from a 4 hr bimble into Derbyshire on the 'Alp and got off with a sore arse, again! Even with the Airhawk seat, I do struggle these days, possibly my being a bit more lardy than a few years ago... I noticed that there are a couple of TA and Vara owners here and wondered how thay...
  18. Ace Cafe - 1st November

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Just read this from Sam Manicom on the UKGSer forum. I'm sure we'd be welcome too. How about a meet up? But onwards, the reason I’m posting now, for those of you who couldn’t make it to Lumb Farm, is that I would like to invite UKGSers to come to the Ace Cafe on November the 1st from 2-7pm...
  19. Trip to the Somme Battlefields

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The plan for this year’s bike trip was to first revisit the Somme battlefield and then move down to the D-Day beaches in Normandy. It's turned out to be a very long trip report to write so I'll post the Somme and Normandy visits in seperate threads. Here I am with my trusty Varadero packed and...
  20. THE CHEAP WAY DOWN (a bit) PART 1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Cheap way down Part 1 I had taken the dog out for a walk on boxing day and thought how great it would be to go for a ride with the roads being empty but I couldn’t even do that since I had sold my Africa Twin a month ago thinking that I wouldn’t be doing much riding over the winter and it...