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  1. Transalp
    this is just for info really - yesterday I fitted a centrestand to my Transalp. The process was very straightforwards - except for fitting the spring. After some trial :confused: and error :blob6:the eventual method adopted was as follows: 1. attach the spring to a trolley-jack securely by...
  2. Mechanical Advice
    I came home in absolutely pissing down rain on Friday, was out all day saturday and when I came to do a service on my bike today my airhawk seat was still absolutely sodden wet through. This would have been pretty horrible if I had been going out on it, so I was wondering if anyone knew of a...
  3. Africa Twin
    Just curious do you shorten your chain so it lasts longer when you put a smaller sprock on? Or do you toss it when it stretched?
  4. Transalp
    A lot of TA 650 riders find the saddle can become increasingly uncomfortable the longer you ride, myself included. I tried the cycling shorts, even bought an Airhawk, which doubled my duration in the saddle to about 2.5 hours before it got uncomfortable but still wasn't ideal. I've now got...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    In the last 6 weeks my Dommi has given the symptoms of have a blocked idle jet. I have had the carb off 5 bloody times since and each time the jet clears with just a small blow from my mouth and I never managed to find what was blocking it. I have cleaned the tank filters and blown the complete...
  6. Africa Twin
    Had a minor pannic with my clutch - with the original cable that came with the bike, ALL of the adjustment on the cable was being used up, and it was dragging like a ba*st**d :mad: Oh crap - i thought i needed a new clutch and springs etc ....... but no i decided to order just a new cable...
  7. Varadero
    Right - here goes! A mate of mine kindly donated a chain oiler to me to put on my trusty steed! It is one of the electrical Motrax ones and unfortunately had a few bits missing! But using all of my cunning, guile and determination (and all of Jonno's tools, workshop and tutoring) i got it...
  8. Transalp
    Going home from work last Friday rear tyre punctured not gone down completely so rode to the local Tesco petrol station to inflate, could not get their airline to fit on the valve, so around the corner is a car tyre place,no they don't repair motorcycle tyres but they inflated the tyre for...
  9. Varadero
    Since i now have a varadero i have been having a good trawl around the net. 1 Here is a link for the 99-03 Official Honda Varadero Service Manual, it is a big PDF file 18MB http://rapidshare.de/files/6969676/Honda_XL1000V_Varadero_Service_Manual_EN.pdf.html 2 This company in Germany do...
  10. Transalp
    Entrusted a tyre chain to fit my tyres to the alp. Took bike in not just the wheels. Tyres fitted after 3hr+. They nearly had the bike off the paddock stand at one point...... Noticed a bit of wobble on way back from tyre place at about 90. Just thought new tyres that need scrubbing in and...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi I have had AT 2 months now its a RD07 2003 registered .I have noticed that the clutch cable is becoming waisted stretched at the adjuster end near the clutch arm as it comes out of the tube :? . I know that cables are like sundry items and they have to be changed but I have looked back...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi Folks, i am on the last leg of my trip and i have a prob on the bike, but i am still mobilke, i just want to know if it is safe to carry on the last thousand mile back to the UK About a thousand miles ago i started hearing a fient metalic knocking sound from the front of the bike, if i...
  13. Chatter
    Just let me start by saying AAAAAArrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh SHITE :cussing: This evening the front face release on my 4 month old Takachi TK80 snapped. I took it apart - the cable was snapped. I tried to replace it and the wire I found stretched too much and then snapped -...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi and welcome. My seat amongst others was uphlostered by GA Wells & Son. As you say its probably not worth sending it to them, you need to find somewhere near to you. Any automotive upholsterer should be able to do it. When GA Wells did mine they took the cover off. Drew a pen line taking off...
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