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  1. BMW
    Hello folks, found a '97 F650 I am keen on but the test ride threw up some wobblies. Namely the rear brake caliper got stuck on and made the handling on roundabouts rather squirmy. Strangely the bike still went pretty quickly, much nippier than my TA, I guess thats the lower weight of the BMW...
  2. Africa Twin
    So, battling into that bloody wind:mad: on my way to Aldershot8-), just got onto the M3 - that's where I very nearly got blown off the bike:confused: and my li'l darlin' started behaving a bit strangely. I was sure I had at least another 20 miles to run on the main tank, BUT NO!!!!!!:o I had to...
  3. Chatter
    Had a minor off the past week on the A13 whilst filtering on my way to work. Strangely I was doing hardly 30mph where normally it is ermmm slightly more than :D Anyho Mr X5 pulls out in front of me and I have no where to go as there is cars on both sides and the only gap available is the one...
  4. Chatter
    OK I need to know.... Reference my comments about comparing Zoe Wanamaker to a Busa... And the fact I find her strangely attractive.... (Thread here) * MOM's Comments... Is it just me...? (Thanks to Wayne & Garth... :))
  5. Transalp
    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...
  6. Transalp
    Hi. I am a ‘newbie’, and was wondering if I could ask you all for a little advice. First though, what my Transalp means to me…. Last year, my marriage broke up, I met a new woman, who turned out to be the love of my life, the ‘One’. She got pregnant, with my Son. My only Son. I owned a...
  7. Africa Twin
    On returning from our week trip my AT were behaving strangely. First sign was that the bike would not start ( Flat battery?) After some 200 km riding high beam headlight bulb blew. Then when riding with my lights on the bike would start to shudder as if it does not get enough current to the...
  8. Other Bikes
    Dear Agony Aunts and Uncles, Following on from Tarka's thread on the Buel Uselessyse there's a GasGas 400FSE on eBay at the mo, 2002 at £1500, and I'm strangely tempted :confused2: Everything I read on t'interweb is about the bikes unreliability, but I'm still tempted :confused: Even TBM...
  9. Varadero
    After an afternon spent fiddling with the bike and my Starcom and stuff, I decided to take the plunge and fit my Spotlights that have been gathering dust for 6 months or so! I had a cunning plan the other day of using one of the existing fairing mounting bolts and fixing the light brackets on...
  10. Transalp
    Appologies in advance, I have to rant before I go looking for fingers with a pair of croppers!!! :evil: I will move this to the sale/wanted if it turns out to be a viable option. Had my 2001 650 TA (52k) stolen by some Corby toe-rags recently, (very young as they dropped it with a full tank...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I am new around here so please be gentle! Thought I would share some feedback on my 10 year old @ having had it now for 1 month. First - you will be pleased to know that it cut out on me for the third time this weekend but I have found the culprit - the fuel pump :twisted: - still...
  12. Chatter
    Just finished polishing my Bash plate, Pointless i know but strangely satisfying ! Cant put it on though because that means touching it and fingerprints ! Got to be faster though hasn`t it ?
  13. Transalp
    Keep getting this strange misfire, flat spot thingy..... Its intermittent and I can't make it happen deliberately but this is the usual story... Usually happens going into a decent corner - about fifty or so, feather the throttle while I judge the corner, then as I open up again I get no...
  14. Africa Twin
    My bike is behaving strangely and I am trying to figure out why...? It blows black smoke and backfires for about 5-10 minutes until it warms up, then it's all fine. With the choke in - no problems, choke out - backfiring and smoke. It started doing this the morning after I put some fuel and...
  15. Transalp
    Riding home from work yesterday, saw a police motorcycle coming towards me looking unusual yet strangely familiar... Yup: a TA! You could have knocked me over with a notebook. The rider nodded and - I'm fairly sure - winked!! Finished in mostly dark blue, with fluorescent yellow squares. The...
  16. Chatter
    Looks like BMW have risen to the KTM challenge, and are about to release a proper big bore trailie. Called the HP2, and I suspect having some involvement from HPN by the looks of the frame, it's still got shaft drive, strangely Germanic styling, and sticky-out jugs. I've got to wonder that if...
  17. Africa Twin
    Oh dear, this week isn't really going very well! After the wheel bearing failure up north, I've now got a persistant rattle that I can't identify, and then this afternoon the bike cut out for reasons unknown. Riding through the mountains my GPS started trying to switch to battery power (ironic...
  18. Africa Twin
    ...coming most likely from the chain under moderate accellerating. It sounds as if the chain is vibrating on its sprockets (my grandpa's false teeth while eating an apple sprang to mind, it is that sort of sound). I have checked the chain's tension which is perfectly fine. If the chain wasn't...
  19. Africa Twin
    ...well, something behind the clocks is anyway! Had my first proper rain soaking on the way home last night, and about 15 minutes into the journey I became aware of this ticking sound coming from the area of the clocks. No, I hadn't left the indicator on!! Although it was almost exactly the...
  20. Africa Twin
    Hi, As some of you will know, I'm having to take my RD04 to pieces to change a collapsed countershaft bearing, so, as promised, here's how it's going. First off, a little background. One day, a few years ago, I became aware that my rear brake was no longer working ... in true style, I pushed...
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