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  1. Exhaust stain and heat mark remover

    Mechanical Advice
    If you want a cheap way of removing heat marks and road residue and muck..... Just rub some of this on your exhaust with a brush, leave for 10 minutes and then give it a scrub and hose off with cold water. Works superb on my varadero 1000 exhaust. Only good on stainless exhausts though. Sent...
  2. For Sale: Varadero 1000

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
  3. chobba chobba

    Moto Guzzi
    2010 MOTO GUZZI STELVIO NTX 1200 w STAINTUNE MUFFLER - YouTube ive a funny feeling that a Stelvio will be in my future the damn things are growing on me more and more every day , now where's that ****in shotgun and hacksaw :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:
  4. Carb Rubbers

    Africa Twin
    Hi there boy's, Wel I have been a busy boy this weekend. All the plastics and tank are now ridden of the gorgeous cammo paint and are off to be painted tomorrow, I hope he will press on as I want it back on the road asap. Whilst everything is off I have noticed what I think...
  5. Galloway Forest Park 29th April to 1st May

    Austin's Adventures
    The Scottish Forestry Commission have now confirmed that they are OK for us to ride the bikes through the Galloway forest again. The dates will be meet on Friday 29th (this is a bank holiday for the Royal Wedding), ride through the forest on Forestry Tracks on Saturday and make our way home on...
  6. Damnit. Ran her low on oil.

    Dominator / FMX
    &[email protected]^)#!$!!! Put about 1500 hard kilometres on my 93 Dommie last weekend and neglected to check the oil levels. Got it home and changed the oil and I'd be lucky if I could get 500ml out of it. With fresh oil in it I took it for a ride, and it's definitely down on compression though how much I...
  7. Teak treating

    Hi all, took the cover off the teak garden set the other week (spring must be in the air) and had patches that looked like the stain had come off (the only way to decribe it) I oiled it before I put a cover over it in Nov and again after an hour without the cover, this darkened and fed most of...
  8. Head gasket??

    Hi guys im new here, so big hellos to all!! I have a Honda XLR 125, iv had it for about 2 years now and iv done loads of miles on it. Now... iv noticed on the cylinder where the head connects to the barrel there was a black stain which has been there for awhile iv since wiped this off and im...
  9. A noice read, building a better Dommie ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Building a Better Dominator Article by Ron Grant, "SideTrack" – Motorcycle Adventure Magazine, Australia. August – September 1998, Issue 20. What works, what doesn't on the way to eight extra horses and a vastly improved suspension package. Ron Grant from Shogun Honda in Brisbane has spent...
  10. subchamber

    Has anyone removed the subchamber on your transalp , mine is 06 and have a staintune pipe but think if chamber was removed would sound even better
  11. A-Z of TLD 2009

    The Longest Day
    I've made a start (some are a bit tenuous) - please add your own and I’ll edit them in to this original A is for: Accommodation – I stayed in the student digs at Pollock Halls. The room was wallpapered with dead cats (either that or previous occupiers had tried swinging theirs). The nylon...
  12. For Sale: House clearance sale!

    For Sale / Wanted
    We are selling every thing we own so that we can go on our trip in less then 4 weeks time. So please have a look and see if there are any recession busting deal you may want and remember you will be helping fellow travels out as well. We live in Lichfield, Staffs. So with special permission by...
  13. Sold: Thermarest Trail Pro Regular

    For Sale / Wanted
    I paid £64 for this iv'e only used it once it's spotless as the once i did use it i spent more time off it hence the sale. £40 i'll cover postage. This is the blurb from the site i bought it off... Therm-a-Rest ®Trail Pro™ Regular Price : £64.00 RRP: £79.99 SAVE!: £15.99 The ultimate...
  14. Mods to stansard muffler

    I was wondering if anybody has modified the standard muffler on a 07 model to make it sound a little louder. I have already removed the sub chamber which give a slightly richer sound but I would like it a little louder without the expense, just yet, of buying a staintune or similar.
  15. Hello from the Sunshine Coast, Australia

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi there , name is Brent and have been reading this site for a couple of years and have gotten some good tips from all you other members. Have got a 2004 Transalp 650 which I brought new. Mods are K&N filter, Staintune pipe, Scotoiler and self built alloy bashplate. Will be dropping main jets...
  16. London to Kiev and back

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was in October before I got the Honda XL1000 and was on a Aprillia Caponord ETV 1000. If anyone knows how the XL1000 has performed on same sort of thing I would be most interested as am planning some longer ride, that are working towards my circumnavigation rally. Hope you enjoy the read...
  17. Cylinder intake weep

    Mechanical Advice
    Spotted this on my TA650. Same around both intake rubbers. Bike runs perfect, does 55mpg and is standard apart from the Staintune legal can which has been on there about 4 years. The clamps are tight and valves/carb balance all spot on. The air filter is new. Any ideas please?
  18. More exhausts questions

    Hi, I have finally owned a bike long enough for it to become necessary to replace parts due to wear and tear! (that must say something about the TA) 4 years and 30k miles and the TA's std exhaust is finally rotted through. So what better excuse to replace with something a little nicer?!! I...
  19. Hate, greed, fear..the lure of the dark side was too strong!

    Well I have finally done it! I have sucumb to the dark side!! (R1150RT) I hate not being able to ride at more than 70 for an hour without getting numb hands and feet, and wet t'boot! I hate cleaning my @!! It gets in behind everything! I want it all! weather protection...... adjustable...
  20. What is the best aftermarket end can

    Africa Twin
    :?: :?: :?: Well I wanted to get a staintune (aussie brand) but they don't make it.. so What i want is lighter (I know this will be the easy bit.. a anything will be lighter :wink: ), smaller (see above), I don't care if it changes the tone but i don't want louder. So i know a lot of you have...