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  1. Reee sult!

    Africa Twin
    Ebay, 108 sqids, front wheel! Bit mottled, some valve hole rot but better than me current one! Apologies if whomever reads this are the other snipers what didn't get it, but I really REALLY need one :) Propa gold!
  2. Part 2 of my tall transalp: Its now a Mad Max Post Apocalyptic survival bike

    Uploaded with The below one was taken a while ago, I have since cut the rear mudguard extender right back. Part 2. of the story of my tall transalp.. OK, I...
  3. Oxford heated grips warning

    Africa Twin
    Wire them into a switched circuit!!! I've just killed a battery with my direct wired set. I thought that I'd had a dim moment and left them turned on but have discovered they failed in a bizarre way It seems that the controller stuck them on on. No lights illuminated on the unit to let me...
  4. Konvoi Panniers

    Product Reviews
    Well, well. For those who had the courtesy to indulge my rant about Konvoi; The panniers are apparently now in Salford. Atlassib, the shippers will release them when they get my £20 which I despatched today. I have arranged for a UK carrier to collect them for delivery to me. (Another 20-odd...
  5. Eighty!

    I'm somewhat surprised. Governments usually only increase controls, tighten constraints: BBC News - Ministers to consult on 80mph motorway speed limit
  6. Insults

    Saw this the other day: nothing to do with bikes, and I don't know how old it is, but it struck a chord: Men socialise by insulting each other, but they don't really mean it. Women socialise by complimenting each other, and they don't really mean it, either.
  7. What is it with ebay?

    I won a pair of tyres on ebay today and for once considered I had a bargain. But guess what? the ebayer cancelled the purchase claiming he could not find them. Why list the things in the first place then. To add insult to injury he listed them with a photo, couldn't find them indeed! So if...
  8. Another instant gasket question.

    Mechanical Advice
    Now I'm talking cars not bikes here, I've got a slight leak on what I'm thinking is a crank case oil seal. I'm looking for the easiest (and def the cheapest) fix possible. It's not a massive leak, more a weep that has collected over the months/years and gone unoticed by previous owner. Instant...
  9. Checking the valves on the 700, a couple of tips.

    I did the valves on the 700 this weekend for the first time. Not too difficult, but very time consuming. No doubt the next time will be faster as I now know the knacks. Below are a few of the things I came across. Hopefully they will be of help to anyone contemplating doing them themselves. It...
  10. Compatible speedo drive gearboxes

    Well Speedos dead again. And to add insult I just got a speeding ticket.. Does anyone know if Honda used the same speedo drive on other models of the same year Ive found the Honda part number for the speedo drive for my 99 xl600vx Its 44800MV1013. This is also used on the AT but is it the...
  11. Starting problems

    So, I have a 98 ex-military bike. It started ok but was very top end noisey, so one day i decided to adjust the tappets. Decompressor tappets very wide so adjusted. Since then has not started. To date I have: utlra sonic claned carb and blasted jets numerous times Replaced pulse unit and CDI...
  12. LD Lines Portsmouth - Le Havre (a warning)

    A word of warning to anyone using this route to cross the Channel this Summer. I crossed that way overnight last weekend and won't be repeating the experience in a hurry. LD Lines have a new boat. There are a few more cabins and a few more sleeper seats, but they were all fully booked, leaving...
  13. Damn, I was hoping noone had noticed that bit

    Forgive me father for I have sinned............................ I have to confess all as Snaphappy told me to. Friday the 24th of October was the date, the location was junction 1 of the M48/ A403/B4461 at Aust near the Old Severn Bridge. I had travelled to Avonmouth to collect Mel's ( a friends...
  14. Whatever next????????

    God preserve us from politicians... The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed 'too British'. Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be 'offensive' to other countries taking part in the Games...
  15. The worlds gone mad...Sign the petition if you like me were inspired by the redarrows

    The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed "too British". Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be "offensive" to other countries taking part in the Games. The display team have performed at more...
  16. National meet 2008

    Past National Meets
    OK, I have unilaterally decided to take over this event. I will organise it. I will consult with all the people who helped last year. If anyone else wants to help they can PM me (I will welcome all volunteers who have no agenda). I have not consulted with the other mods and they may well...
  17. Rear huggers - quick question

    Is it necessary to remove the rear wheel of a Vara in order to fit a hugger? I seem to be getting mixed messages - best to consult the experts on here! Thanks.
  18. Anything I should look out for?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, was looking for an Africa Twin but they all seem to be fetching too much for me so have bought a Dominator W Reg with 8000 miles on the clock and 2 owners, is there anything I examine closely when I collect it on Saturday? From what I've read they seem pretty bullet proof but every bike...
  19. Tyre pressures

    I'm sure I could find this somewhere on the 'net but it's quicker to consult the expets here! Can anyone advise me on correct tyre pressures for my TA650 travelling 2 up with full luggage (running on Tourances) for a trip to France next week? Travelling on main roads & motorways only. Thanks all!
  20. Newbie rider problems.

    Africa Twin
    Just passed my test and got a 2000 ATwin and very happy with it, well for the first few rides I was. My last ride the bike was playing up something rotten. Everytime I slowed down or came to a stop the engine would cut out. Which meant I had to open the choke a little bit just to get home. Some...