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  1. 650 front sprocket

    Transalp
    Just changed both sprockets today but the front one (+1 tooth) is slacker on the shaft that the one i took off. As anyone will know who has changed a sprocket the bracket with two bolts to retain the sprocket has to align in the gap on the spline as they do not line up otherwise. Anyone suffered...
  2. Rusty fuel tank

    Mechanical Advice
    OK yesterday after doing some work on the bike I found a very brown substance come out of the fuel tank... which subsequently got into the carbs and stopped the bike from running. It seems the bike that has lived outside for a few years.... although with use of bike cover.... and not having that...
  3. For Sale: Transalp XL650 v4

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I’m selling my Transalp XL650V4 2004. Taxed to MOT to end November, MOT to May 2013. I love the bike and it is in good condition and with a little tlc could be in very good condition, but a major life-style change means I must sell and cannot ride or provide elbow grease. It has one previous...
  4. Medical question anyone suffered vertigo?

    Chatter
    Hello all, I'm just looking for a bit of advice from anyone who may have suffered from symptoms I'm having. Just to highlight how serious this is, I've been taken from my work to hospital, then home to rest due to an illness I've never suffered before. To say I'm worried is an understatement...
  5. Cheeky burglar!

    Chatter
    An injured burglar sued his getaway driver! Is this the most audacious thief? Disabled crook tries to sue getaway driver for injuries suffered during high speed escape from raid | Mail Online If you have time, here's the law report. Joyce & Anor v O'Brien & Anor [2012] EWHC 1324 (QB) (17...
  6. Just lost a close friend!!!

    Chatter
    Just had a call from my mother-in-law, her husband died this afternoon. She got home from work to find him in the bedroom, appears he suffered a heart attack. He normally met her at the door when she got home from work, this everning nothing!! she went in and found him in the bedroom on the...
  7. Africa Twin Boano vs. Africa Twin Marathon

    Africa Twin
    Hey there guys, Its now available the final video from the "duel of the beasts", the Africa Twin Boano vs. Africa Twin Marathon, the most well prepared Africa Twins in Portugal. You can see the whole report in our blog www.emazimute.blogspot.com Here is the video, and a few pics so you...
  8. Insurance advice anyone? or just read and have a laugh at my expence!!

    Chatter
    Hi Guys, If anyone has any real advice then please offer it, if you just want to take the piss out of me then feel free, I can take it.... (I'm just interested to know how much trouble I might be in) My 22 Year old step son has been driving since he was 18 or 19 on a full license. a couple of...
  9. Why can't some owners control their dogs?

    Chatter
    http://news.sky.com/home/article/16154063 This story comes a week after my wife had to put herself between a dog and my three year old daughter. She got clawed and muddy for her trouble but my daughter was unscathed. The mid 40's dopey bitch of an owner was remarkably unconcerned apparently...
  10. For Sale: Africa Twin RD04 parts, fairing, lights, fairing subframe, clocks ...

    For Sale / Wanted
    I am selling the following items: Fairing cockpit - £30 SOLD left fairing panel - £20 SOLD right fairing panel - £15 SOLD lights - £50 SOLD fairing subframe - £45 REDUCED Clocks (showing 52k) - £35 (This is both clock untis not one or the other) SOLD fork covers - £10 the pair SOLD screen - £10...
  11. Fuel Pump Problem?

    Varadero
    Today I suffered a recurrence of an intermittent problem with my 1999 Varadero. The problem had not occurred for more than 1000miles or so, but today, in the p***ing rain on the edge of Dartmoor its happened again. This is what happens:- While riding the bike splutters and loses power, changing...
  12. Drizzle & Spray

    Helmets
    I have a Shark S900 helmet. In most respects it's very good: snug fit (suits my head shape) fairly light, quite quiet, the internal anti-mist coating works well, etc. But I have one major problem once the roads get damp: whatever treatment the visor has been given means that spray, and light...
  13. Help. Heated grips

    Accessories
    JUst thought someone could suggest a decent good/high quality set of heated grips for my Varadero. I've never bothered about heated grips before and and have never suffered from cold hands as i wear my Gore-tex skiing gloves in the winter. To be honest i'm a bit undecided whether or not i need...
  14. MArtin Jenning memorial ride

    Chatter
    As i mentioned in other posts this memorial takes place on the 2nd Sunday in September every year (unless they rain it off). Martin was a local boy from Beacon near Camborne and was killed in the lates 80's out on the IOM TT. The ride leaves Truro around 10am and finishes at Falmouth about 4...
  15. Wanted: Touratech seat for AT RD07

    For Sale / Wanted
    As title...think I've suffered long enough with the stock version:mad:
  16. Charity meet @ Rykas 7th aug surrey

    Charity Events
    LANDS END TO JOHN O GROATS THEN BACK TO RYKAS CAFE ON 2 ATV'S*FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK** ********Quad magazines personality of the year Ant Copeland and quad enthusiast Chris Thompson are going long distance for cancer research UK.They are attempting to ride*their Can am Renegade and DS650*from...
  17. Two frisky fella's frolicking fru France

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Midday Wednesday, all loaded up & ready to go! Distination, the Vaders' who kindly fed & watered the weary pair. Our departure was mid morning but the excitement was too much, awake at 4am soon followed by "pssst Kev, you awake"...... on the road by 5.45am through the fresh early morning...
  18. Cruise Control!

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm getting old it would seem. I went to the drag racing at Santa Pod the other weekend, it's a 2 hour run each way and I ended up suffering some carpal tunnel pain in my right wrist. Last summer I took my FZS600 to France and suffered a similar fate. Looking on ebay the cruise controls seem...
  19. Eddie Kidd and the London Marathon

    Chatter
    Those of a certain age will remember Eddie Kidd's exploits as a motorcycle stunt rider and possibly the unfortunate injuries he suffered when an accident left him severely disabled. Just watched this report on him and it's pretty amazing IMPO...
  20. I need a hug....

    Transalp
    ...so who's man enough? It looks to my untrained eye that my TA has gone the way of so many, and suffered from output shaft wear. I was giving the bike a once over after it's winter in the shed, and decided to do what I had put off for some time: look at the output shaft. This is what I found...
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