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  1. F650 running probs

    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. Reserve Virgin No More

    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. Wish me luck...

    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. 2012 Games

    Jokes
    As you may know, East London will be hosting the Olympic Games in 2012. What you may not know, is that many aspects of the games have been especially altered to embrace the culture of the area. A copy of these changes has been leaked and is reproduced below. OPENING CEREMONY The flame will be...
  5. Is it just me then...?

    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... :))
  6. Woman/Man`s Diary

    Jokes
    WOMAN'S DIARY: Saturday 20th October 2007 Saw him in the evening and he was acting really strangely. I had been shopping in the afternoon with the girls and I did turn up a bit late so thought it might be that. The bar was really crowded and loud so I suggested we go somewhere...
  7. this bloody tickled me !!!!

    Jokes
    Two old ladies are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. One o f the old ladies pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking. Maude: What in the world is that? Mabel: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't...
  8. transalp screens

    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...
  9. A Newbie - Every Cloud has a Silver Lining !

    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...
  10. 1998 XRV750 electric blow out

    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...
  11. Odd feelings...

    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...
  12. I really shouldnt be trusted...

    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...
  13. To break or not to break......

    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...
  14. New @ Owner

    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...
  15. So Shiney !

    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 ?
  16. misfire, flatspot moments....

    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...
  17. black smoke

    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...
  18. ageing disgracefully

    Jokes
    > A 70 yr. old nurse walks into a bank and prepares to endorse a check. > She reaches in her pocket and pulls out a rectal thermometer and > tries to write with it. She looks up at the teller, pauses for a > moment, then realizing her mistake, she says, "Well that's > great......just...
  19. Police TA!

    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...
  20. BMW HP2

    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...
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