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  1. Been Away

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, I've been living in Thailand for the last 14 years and just recently returned to the UK, but still making regular trips back to Thailand whenever I get the opportunity. How long I'm going to stay is anybody's guess and at the moment I'm looking around for an XRV750, I have my eye on...
  2. Damp Garage or Open Car Port?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, Well its winter again here in northern Germany. Bloody freezing and damp. I have a choice of parking my pristine AT in a damp garage, which I air as much as possible, or under a car port where it will stay dry with no problem with air flow. The bike gets a coating of moisture in the...
  3. Looking for recommended oil

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys I have just had a rebore on my 92 Donnie. What oil should I be using to bed the rings and bore. Should I stay away from semi synthetic?, Should I use some cheap oil for 500 miles then change filter and oil for some semi synthetic? Your thoughts please
  4. riding to Dartmoor area

    Africa Twin
    So I may be taking a ferry over to Dover from Belgium in a couple of weeks. Was thinking of going up to the Bath area but now just thinking of taking a left off of ferry in Dover and heading out towards Exeter or such. Really don't have a plan per se just trying to get a little riding in. How's...
  5. Clutch switch, side stand, neutral issue

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've got a strange issue with my '94 Transalp, let me explain and see if one of you can point me where to look. Current state: Connect both wires to clutch switch - Neutral stay on in all gears. remove one cable bike works as normal, the light goes out when shifting to first and...
  6. Cumbrian Rally 12th-13th May 2018 at Nentsberry near Alston

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Due to zero take up, probably because of other events over this weekend, this is cancelled regards John
  7. Transalp 650 07 choke won't stay open!

    Hi all. My choke won't stay open on my bike. I can Pull it open revs pick up all perfect but it seems Like there is a bit of force pulling the lever back closed? Can't seem to work it out. Has anyone come across Is there anything to adjust? Your wisdom would be much appreciated. Cheers...
  8. XL700 cutting out.

    I'm having a problem with my 2009 XL700 cutting out on me. It runs great when ridden BUT the problem is with the idle speed. It won't stay at around the 1200rpm level that it should! So when you start it you have to keep revving it and when you stop in traffic, at junctions, etc you have to rev...
  9. Nuts and bolt restoration - Trouble with rear brake pads.

    Dominator / FMX
    So I went to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes and completely tore my dommie apart for a restoration. I'm currently rebuilding it, and I've changed the pads on the rear, but there is only a pin to secure them on one end, which means that the pads won't stay in the caliper! What am I...
  10. Happy and safe New year.

    Happy New Year to all our members wherever you may be in the world....:thumbup: I am so looking forward to 2017 because for the first time in 10 years ,I dont have to carry my son as a passenger as he passed his test and has his own bike now. Have a great night everyone and try stay...
  11. NX650 Rims and Tires

    Dominator / FMX
    Looking to change my wheel setup, now I run the stock rims and original size of tires but I would like to go down to 19" up front and and in the back stay with 17" but get a bit wider tires both front and back. This is what I'm looking at right now: FrontRIM - 19x2.15 TIRE - 120/70/19...
  12. Choke won't stay choked

    Dominator / FMX
    My Dommie's choke won't stay on, I pull in the lever for cold starts but then it just creeps open again from the vibes before the engine is warmed up. Does anyone know how to tighten it so it only closes when I want it to? The last vehicle I had with a manual choke was a 1971 Mini! The choke...
  13. In or out?

    Are you guys voting to leave Europe or stay in? I just realised that if you leave Europe,I will have to start paying 25% import tax and vat on my bike parts if I order them from blighty.:(:(:( What are you going to vote, in or out and do you believe all the bow locks the politicains are talking...
  14. Main beam switch dodgy

    She just doesn't want to take 90% of the time. Squirt some WD in there and she's fine for an hour. I've heard tale that inside the switchgear is a maze of spings and things that are a bugger to get back in place so I'm reluctant to open her up. I'll give it a go I guess but in case it's...
  15. North of England Tour Suggestions?

    Hi Folks, I have been given a pass for 4 days 3 nights to get away on the bike starting next Saturday and I'm looking for some suggestions. I like the look of this little route ( which I imagine...
  16. Tank Removal

    Time to change the air the tank has to come off. Does the tank need to be completely drained of fuel? Should it be syphoned? Or can it be drained from the pet cock? OR, can some fuel stay in the tank or will it leak out when I remove the lines?
  17. Bracing the windshield?

    Africa Twin
    It's winter, I'm screwing around with my TA-AT cross-dressing bike, and I've clearly got too much time on my hands. Buffeting (rumbling wind noise) is a pretty big issue on the TA and AT. I have a MRA Touring (not Vario-Touring) windshield. I made an extension, sort of a laminar lip but more...
  18. new owner

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello , wanted to introduce myself as a new Dominator owner . Bought a 2000 year Dominator to use as a winter bike to keep my Speed Triple good . Since buying 2 months ago I have not been able to stay off it , this is one of the most fun bikes I have ridden and ive had a few. Have had a few...
  19. Soft Day

    Africa Twin
    A little damp today in Dublin ? but no reason to stay inside!
  20. New tyres and a Bike Safety course booked

    Dominator / FMX
    Finally my new tyres are on order. I had expected them to be delivered by now but due to the extra unexpected seasonal demand I have to wait two weeks almost instead of 4-5 days. Hopefully I manage to stay on the existing ones before the new set arrive. I'm really interested to see if there is...