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  1. Gunson Colortune

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone used one of these with any success? I'd like to set my @ and CBR1000F as close to perfect as possible. I thought this might be easier than the turn it a bit and listen for the rise and fall, especially on the 4 cylinder jobbie
  2. aftermarket carbs query

    Africa Twin
    My first post - Hi from the heat & humidity of Darwin, Northern Territory Australia people. Has anyone tried installing aftermarket carbs to their AT, such as Keihin FCRs or the like? If so was it a success? Many Thanks Nick (wantok)
  3. E-Cigs

    Chatter
    With all the debate going on about E-Cigs, I was wondering if anyone here was using them and having success with ditching the fags ? I've not had a cigarette since 3rd May, not actually given anything up, just substituted smoking with 'vaping' .
  4. Waterproofing nylon tents

    Chatter
    Other than Fabsil (other products are available) what has anyone used with great success please?
  5. tyres for XR 125

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    MY daughter is going round a motocross track. I want to be able to use the bike for green lanes. I need to ride the bike on the road. Which tyres, what sizes and where from? Having little success asking motocross places.
  6. Date for the Elephant Rally 2013?

    Chatter
    Anyone have any idea what the date the 2013 Elephant Rally is please? I've googled it but not with great success! Thanks
  7. HELP - Should I Purchase - Help Needed

    Africa Twin
    Guys I need help here (possibly medical!) I've been looking for an Africa but without much success. I'd set myself a standard of 2000 to 2002 ish, lowish miles (upto 30k) and have a budget of around £3k. I've looked at a couple but they didn't tick my boxes. Here is my dilema: I've found a...
  8. bump Starting Dommies and other Big singles .what's the definitive method for success

    Dominator / FMX
    OK ..I know about putting them in a high gear and rolling back until you feel the compression then changing to say 2nd with the clutch in roll along ...JUMP on and release clutch at the same time . Even with this method and a gentle downhill slope i've had difficulty . Just wondered if there are...
  9. Clutch Change 1982 XL 125

    XL
    Well I eventually summoned up the courage to change the clutch on my ancient 125 XL. Although the last time I did such a job was in the early sixties, I thought just how difficult can it be? Well all was going well until I encountered the three screws on the centrifugal oil filter cover. Now...
  10. Buzzetti levers.. Which end?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    OK Now I now have my new tyre. Tyre soap courtesy of Whealie and the Buzzetti type levers. Before I start I'd like some peoples experiences of which end of the levers to use for what purpose? When removing the tyre is one of the lever end better (well easier) then the other? I suppose the same...
  11. National 2011 Booking

    Past National Meets
    Hoping to make a bit of a holiday of this and arrive on the Saturday or Sunday night before meet officially starts.. I have held off from booking because I see that nights are only available from the Tuesday... does this mean that the campsite is close before then and I / we will have to make...
  12. XR400R - CRM wheel transplant!

    XR
    I was after a spare set of wheels for my 2000 XR400R, and found a decent set of late 1990's CRM wheels complete with discs, good tyres and sprox on eBay. I got them for £100 and thought I'd take the risk they'd fit OK. :happy3: So today I did the swap around and can report that it was a success...
  13. Recommend me some tyre levers

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I know there are quite a few threads out there about tyre levers but things change so looking for a bit of current advice. For a couple of reasons I'm thinking about changing the tyres on the GS myself this would both save a few pennies (not much admittedly) but also allow me to swap between...
  14. Strangely Specific Front-end wobble

    Africa Twin
    Hello again all, As the subject suggests, I've got a strange front end wobble that only happens at very specific speeds. (PS this post is a bit long as I try to explain it and what I've tried so far - sorry) I've been trying to narrow it down for a while - and I've made it a bit better - but...
  15. Oxford heated grips and SW-Motech Handguards

    Transalp
    Hello folks. New at the forum :) I was wondering if anyone has fitted the above combination with success?
  16. slow turn indicators

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I don't know what is going on with this... My turn indicators take a while to start ( sometimes could be more than 5 sec.). This is more noticeable when in cold weather. The relay it is fine; i tested with another and it does the same I cleaned also the switch and no success. Used...
  17. Adhesive for heated grips?

    Accessories
    I fitted a pair of 2nd hand heated grips to my Vara tonight. They obviously came without any adhesive, so I used what I've used on normal grips before with great success, hairspray. The hairspray worked a treat as usual until..................I turned the grips on and they heated up:rolleyes...
  18. Dangerous(?) Rim

    Transalp
    Hi guys, In a recent visit to a mechanic after a flat tyre, the guy saw the rear rim and spokes of my TA 650 and got very alerted, warning me that it's in a very bad state and rather dangerous. It obviously doesn't look very good but I'm wondering about the "dangerous" part. I have...
  19. Lightweight jacket for tall fatty!

    Africa Twin
    Not sure if this should be here or in the clothing forum, but I'll start here... Spent the last few days trying to find a lightish touring type jacket for myself...without success:mad: anyone got any ideas where I could get one either in the UK or in Germany? I'll be in the UK from tomorrow...
  20. Exped Symat

    Travel
    I had a looksee in the old listings, but there was nowt recent, so I thought I'd start a new thread. I have promised myself some time off again this Summer and wanted to keep on with some camping. However, I have promised myself a new sleep mat as a 53rd birthday pressie!! I have been using an...
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