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  1. Bump staring an AT

    Africa Twin
    Bump Starting that is...... I've never needed to bumpstart the beast but I've tried it a couple of times to see how easy/hard it was. I found it impossible. I once rolled down a hill with it and tried but also no luck. One day I might have to. Has anyone done this successfully?
  2. Front brake lever free play (stop light staying on)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've just found a problem with my front brake lever, I can't dial out the free play by using the adjuster on the lever and I'm not sure if the the problem is down to the master cylinder or not. There is quite a bit of lever movement before the knocker hits the end of the M Cyl piston...
  3. Newbee Hi - Wheel advice

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, First post on the forum. Although I no longer have it, I did own a CRM (nasty 2 stroke but excellent bike). However always fancied an XR. Came across this forum while researching ideas for a cafe racer I am building. The bike is based on an old SOHC CB750 Honda. I want to retain...
  4. Remember your Granny asking if you had clean underwear on?

    Chatter
    Always wear clean underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle. From the Daily News comes this story of a Leicester couple who drove their car to ASDA, only to have their car break down in the car park. The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the...
  5. Need help on installing Africa Queens crash bars!

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads I'm about to install my Africa Queens crash bars, and I'm staring at the parts, but don't see an obvious way to put them together ... There's a slight chance that the beers from last night is hampering my clear sight .. I've checked their website, but being so extravagantly poorly...
  6. Been on the road to nowhere

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    We (the Mountie & I) went for a ride into the back of beyond today, in search of something or other (we were un-decided on anything, can you tell?). North looked good, so off we went, via some west bits towards Inverness, then some more west bits through Beauly & Dingwall. With stomachs...
  7. oh the sweet smell of a night cap

    Chatter
    laying in bed wide eyed staring into the darkness and thought feck it time for a wee dram and see what the heck you lot are up to:D
  8. I'm about to jump into ...

    Africa Twin
    ... something that's waaaay over my head. It's a few repairs on my RD07A: - Change chain and sprockets, front + rear - Change wheel bearings, front + rear - Change the gasket of the rear cylinder head - Install Ricor Intiminators + 5w oil - Install Africa Queens crashbars - Paint all plastic...
  9. Newish Vara on Tuesday

    Varadero
    I don't know what came over me today....one minute I am casually browsing newer Varas for sale, the next......I pick up the 2009 model on Tuesday and traded my 2003 in. It needed a new rear shock, a new rear tyre and a full service so I was staring down the barrel of circa £650+ bill...now I'm...
  10. North Coast Run

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just a short trip today – 304 miles for me, door to door. RickSkye may have done more though :thumbup:. Met up on the side of the A9 above Inverness, then headed off into the hills. This is a view along Loch Naver. Not ridden this little road before today – won’t be doing it again in a hurry...
  11. Bigger carb xr400

    XR
    my mate has a xr 400 with the front end off a husky 610 fitted and moto wheels, with the rest of the husky in bits all over his garage we decided to fit the carb from it to his xr, not sure what model but its a mikuni pumper carb and it fit strait on. took it for a test run and there is allot...
  12. Ouch Ouch Ouch!

    Chatter
    Hi Guys, Had an off today! Blimey it hurts!!! Was leaving work and exiting a school carpark turning right, Hit a patch of wet leaves as I as accelerating hard to join a (mercifully) thin line of traffic. Hit leaves and ended up lowsiding down the road following the bike. The Derri Boots...
  13. Well here it is.. Meesh's Maiden Voyage with Empress Belinda!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    My Maiden Voyage with Empress Belinda!. It was 6am, the sun was already shining bright and vibrant in the sky and the birds chattered excitedly as I looked out the window expectantly. Today I was going on an adventure - a secret mission, known only to a select few. I slipped away...
  14. Got called a racist this morning !!!

    Chatter
    I got called a racist this morning by some moron car driver. I was absolutely gobsmacked. Here's what happened: A nasty beaten up silver Ford Ka draws up outside the house just before 8.00am. Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! ... Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! <pause for a minute> Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep...
  15. On this day in history...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    ...extract from my big trip blog... 06/07/05 - 07/07/05 Dubrovnik to Lefkada, 508 miles, 20 hours Dunno where to start with this one. Left Dubrovnik, tired from the night before after missing the last bus (whilst blogging) then having to walk some of the way home in the pouring rain and...
  16. Good news lads NWS

    Chatter
    Apologies Gals but if you catch us staring at your boobs its all in the name of keeping fit, :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
  17. Arrrggghh

    Dominator / FMX
    Been giving the bike a service, and the 'A' hole that owned it before me has rounded off the sump bolt, I've tried different sockets, spanners and mole grips but the bugger won't move, been sat staring at it for the last 10 mins and cannot think of owt else that'll shift it. Has anyone any...
  18. Battery / starting question

    Transalp
    Hi Guys, well it's been a while, but low and behold, I have a question. When staring the bike, more often than not these days - I hit the starter and get a buzzing noise from the r/hand side cover. Sometimes after a few quick jabs, it will start sluggishly, but most times a quick bump start will...
  19. Can't Escape Vader!!!

    Chatter
    I don't know if the anti biotics don't go down well with hot toddies but i think I'm being stalked by vader! went into the bathroom the other nite after the wife had just coloured someones hair and what to i see in all the stuff she's pulled off the womans hair? Then we go to a friends house...
  20. a we bit of help needed ......

    Africa Twin
    hi there wise peeps of the web would a after market race can of an 03 xrv fit any xrv ? is there any dfference in any of them ? many thanks ...............:rolleyes: any help no matter how little would be great as i am selling an lazer pro duo end can on e bay and i am staring to get them awfull...
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