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  1. Headlight dip switch

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, just got my AT delivered and noticed that the push button for the main/dip beam sticks in, have any of you had this? Is there an easy fix or is it a new switch, I tried a spray of penetration fluid but made no difference Thanks in advance JTP
  2. Cheap welder back in Lidl...

    LIDL Great Britain - £40 gets you a welder, mask, and 1 kg of welding sticks. Win. Just popping out for mine :)
  3. Working on my Dommie

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello, I've been working on my bike, an '88 Dominator, after spending some money with David Silver Spares. Fitted a new right hand silencer to match the new one on the left. That was fairly easy, then did an oil and filter change, went well, but two litres didn't fill it up. Whilst I was...
  4. Rear Brake Piston Stuck

    Hello chaps, Decided to change the rear brake pads on my XR250 today and ran into a problem. The rear brake is a single piston jobby. Now the pads that came out were very worn so the piston has come out a fair way and refuses to go back in. I've put a spanner across the piston and given it...
  5. Flip Helmets Please Read

    This may be worth reading about a good friend Dazco ,who had a big off last weekend. His flip front helmet was of a locking type and Dazco was sure it was locked. The damage to the hemet indicates a heavy front impact on the chin and forhead ,and It may suggest that the load was greater than the...
  6. Bead Breaking, with tyre levers

    Africa Twin
    Top Tip for all you AT pilots (I was going to put this in bike tech, but guess it's really only of use to AT owners, all other off-road bikes have rims that make it easy to change tyres). I have a set of Buzzetti tyre levers bought off ebay which I'm taking with us on our trip (the nice...
  7. We Survived

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The weekend started on Friday night at our Mountain Rescue HQ in Bridgend, we packed up all the vehicles and left for the base at Penwyllt. When we arrived we were given a briefing and told what was expected of us over the weekend. We were told, You are a specialist demolition team who have...
  8. transalp screens

    I have now got 3 different screen for my TA: :D Honda Touring - bought from Wee Jack. great for protection from windblast and rain - water just poured off my visor. Absolutely crap for noise - so much so I stopped using it after 1 week. The source of the noise moved from coming from...
  9. Locks

    Can anyone recommend a decent lock for my AT. Living in the sticks with me and the farmyard animals I've not had much call for security to date. Cheers for any help and advice.
  10. scottoiler

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, could someone point me to the best location to mount my Scottoiler. iv just taken the Givi rack off and it sticks out like a sore thumb, it a 97 RD07 :confused: Thanks
  11. Alp to Cagiva navigator

    Other Bikes
    I have been seduced found that whilst I couldnt fault my Alp I also coundnt grow to love it It did everything verry well but lacked ,for me ,that special wow factor so after 2 years and many uneventful miles I have sold her with minimal financial loss. What to get next tried a vstrom and a...
  12. Those tank protectors .......

    Mechanical Advice
    the carbon ones which you fix to the back of the tank to protect it from kit / zip scratches etc ? Do they 'glue' on ? or is there some other semi-mystical fixative which sticks them on ?? & once on, can they be removed without causing any damage to the tank ??? or are they on for good ???
  13. Facet Pump Suggestion + a few quick questions...

    Africa Twin
    Right, a few things here. Firstly I thought I’d let people know how I fitted the Facet Pump. My friend and I tried for an hour to stretch the Honda rubber mount over the new pump and despite trying many of the things suggested in the Facet Pump Thread, eventually ending up with torn rubber and...
  14. Wheel bearing replacement.

    Africa Twin
    Some friends of mine(alot more mechanically minded than me), suggested when I changed tyres a coupla months back, that it might be a good idea if I changed my rear wheel bearings as they looked abit worn. I've looked through the part number catalog and am now a bit confused as there appear to...
  15. Here's my high guard

    Africa Twin
    I know you've all seen ATs with high mudguards, but I finally got round to fitting mine so I thought I'd show you it. A big thanks to Shack for donating this mudguard, which was originally on his Dominator. In the end I didn't mount the rear to the brake line mounts because I realised...
  16. Who hates Velcro?

    Velcro maybe wonderful stuff, but trying to get my bike gear on, the cuff of my jacket sticks to my jacket collar, the bottom of my leggings get caught on the velcro of my boots, on removing this my cuffs stick to my boots, the velcro on my golves sticks to the velcro on my jacket cuffs after...
  17. Sod it!!!!!!!!!!

    As you lot know, I have been a member of a mountain rescue team for over 13 years and this weekend for the first time in all of those years, I have actually ended up needing their services. Were doing an exercise on steep ground on friday night between midnight and 5 am, and after 3 k of...
  18. G'day from Sydney, Oz

    Dominator / FMX
    G'day all Jaq here, in Sydney. Just bought my second NX 650. I was one of the first to have the original 88 model. Had it for 3 years, did about 80,000 kms on it before the piston started slapping away. Should have repaired and kept it. Great bike. But I've got over 300 thou kliks on the old...
  19. fuel quality

    Africa Twin
    When going further south or really out into the sticks, how tolerant of fuel quality is an RD07a? I know that some BMW's have a chip switch that allows the ignition timing to be switched to crap fuel mode. Do RTW nutters take 5 litres of octane booster :wink: I doubt I am going that far out...
  20. Dyna Charge Monitor

    Mechanical Advice
    Thought I would share my latest gadget. Not sure about the rest of you but I need peace of mind knowing the status of my charging system. Last thing I want on a longish roadtrip is a flat battery somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The following is a epoxy encased 3 LED unit (self adhesive)...