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  1. When is a Harley not a Harley?

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    Abergavenny Steam Rally, last weekend.
  2. Is it windy or what ?

    Chatter
    I'm working in Arisaig just now, got a diving crew and work boat all set to steam out of Mallaig and head out to Arisaig to lay an outfall pipe into the sea. Been laid up due to the " adverse weather conditions " :( Been told yesterday that there were 14 metre high waves in the Minch ( wonder...
  3. My RD03 ran out of steam?

    Africa Twin
    My RD03 today came to a stand still ?? it ran on one pot , if you rev it pops n bangs runs on one & no power? Not sure whats up with it yet after pushing it a mile home (bastardddddddddddddd!!) Any thing to check befor i take it to bits any help would be great to get the lardy old girl back...
  4. Is anyone running 17/40 gearing on their RD07?

    Africa Twin
    In the past I've run 16/42 which I was mildly please with, although it didn't really make a lot of difference to cruising rpm and it was hard to say if fuel consumption was any better. My current bike runs a standard 16/45 set up but as my daily commute covers fast A roads and Motorway for a...
  5. time for a new regulator?

    Africa Twin
    All, I got home last night and my bike smelt like fish! I after investigation I noticed, the battery was spewing out steam.... The battery was completely empty, I know 100% it was OK last week as I inspected it no less that 5 days ago. Took the battery out, looked OK so topped it up, took it...
  6. East Anglia

    Regional Meets
    East Anglia Camping/National Location? Hi all. Found a half decent campsite this weekend. Groups - Yes Facilities - Yes Camp fires - Yes Big field with other bigger fields attached so no issues with capacity. Nothing too formal either as far as pitching goes. Recently built shower/toilet...
  7. Any stunt riders on here ?

    Riding
    I,m starting on stunts with an nx650 and looking for advice on weelies and how to keep it in the air ,It comes up on the throttle in 1st wilst i,m on the seat and runs out of steam as it pics up speed , .Got to ease off the throttle then put it straight back on again and after about 40-60 odd...
  8. London Calling No3: 7th August 2011

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Well I was in hospital pretty much unconscious during the last London calling.The first one seemed to go down pretty well ? So I was thinking about another this year. Less of a "Hooligan run" and more of a day out than the original. The first one was all "heads down" to cover a lot of ground and...
  9. USD conversion

    Africa Twin
    Hallo to everyone.. I found KTM 950 forks, and I will like to put it on my AT rd04.. Can someone tell me how to make steering stem? I will like to buy these Africa Twin Steering Stem for WP Fork Conversion - Detailed item view - RUGGED ROADS - Honda BMW KTM Motorcycle Accessory But I run out...
  10. Petrol tank flushing

    Mechanical Advice
    Well I got the tank off the old beemer and the fuel filler cap which was a bit of a hassle. ( You were right Steve -- a big thwack with a hammer :D ) I tried flushing out with water over a long period of time,flushed out with de greasing agent and finally fresh petrol and the petrol coming out...
  11. What's the scariest thing you have ever done?

    Chatter
    Not looking to limit this to motorcycle related stuff either. So, I'll start with (when I was an apprentice in the power industry many moons ago) deliberately over-speeding a 300 MW steam turbine to test the over-speed trips worked as they should. Many, many tons of steam turbine and alternator...
  12. Rosedale Rideouts

    Past National Meets
    This has been partially covered in another thread but warrants its own dedicated section. If others planning a rideout could add their suggested routes. I reckon two or three road routes & maybe an off road ride would keep numbers managable. Please keep banter & unnecessary posts to a minimum...
  13. Exploring Herefordshire

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I was at a loose end yesterday so marked out half a dozen lanes in the Hereford area and headed up there on the AT to see if its worth taking the xr up for a ride, took all the back lanes from abergavenny up after checking out the recently opened steam railway near Blaenavon some fantastic...
  14. MOT today

    Africa Twin
    I've ridden my bike less than a BMW owner waiting for a warranty claim this last month or so, just couldn't face riding to work on it, been taking the car instead. However, today the bike was booked in for it's MOT test. Anyway, it passed. Clean sweep, no advisories, not been washed since...
  15. What's in your garage?

    Chatter
    A Classic Bike A Boat? A Steam Train? A '68 Maserati? Or an Elephant? These are all "posters" that you can get to stick over your garage door apparently. Available from here - style-your-garage.com - Home Don't know why you'd want to, but if you did you now can. If you see what...
  16. For Sale: Honda VFR 800FI

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    W w reg Honda VFR 800 in red. As follows things that have been done to the bike and additional equipment it comes with. kappa top box and rack Pillion grab bars. rear seat cowl. Heated grips. double bubble screen. Recent stainless down pipes (inc collector box) Chain, front and rear sprockets...
  17. Nightmare journey

    Chatter
    Honestly guys, just want to let off some steam about my journey to and from work yesterday. It started off quite normally, left home early on Monday morning by car to start my usual 2 1/2 hr commute to Skye. Nice dry conditions, frosty, but dry -- road dead quite that time of day, well before...
  18. quest for speed

    Chatter
    fax me this is quick! I've just installed my new all singing all dancing laptop with an 8mega wifi connection... this to replace the old steam powered computer with it's 512k connection.:thumbright: I can work so fast now that if I look up I can see me own Ar..... ahem... anyway...
  19. Some bike photos...

    Chatter
    Here's a couple of snaps of bikes that I came across in France last month. The first is a steam powered bike seen at the Le Mans museum - The next two were taken in the Mont-St-Michel car park. I've not seen sidecars this big before. Fairly sure that they are two seaters - side by side...
  20. Scottish Raiders strike Yeti Land ....

    Chatter
    It has been reported that a small Scottish raiding party consisting of a Wee Baldie Old Git and his daughters' boyfriend , made a short, sharp raid into the Darlington / Middlesbrough area last night. The mission was considered a success with the repatriation of a nice XR400R for aforesaid...
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