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  1. Chatter
    I've got a tricky question. I was hoping someone here would have some experience or insight. I went for a job at a workshop. The boss was keen to hire me but he said he'd put me on a trial for a few weeks to see how I got on. He told me to bring in my tools and do a couple of days a week in the...
  2. Yamaha
    saw this on display at Spa Motorcycles , Cheltenham A 1962? MG1-T Yamaha's competitor against the Honda CT200 & CT90. Very rare in UK, only one?, I had never heard of them before today. 80cc rotary inlet valve 2-stroke engine 4 BHP
  3. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi ! I'm a new member from France (in Auvergne, in the center of the country) First of all, I want to apologize for my poor english (kind of a french tradition, I think...) I ride a 1988 gold honda dominator, I keep it as a "collector". I also love VW bugs (I own a 1303 super beetle), and old...
  4. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale: I have an immaculate RD04 which I am going to sell - looks like it's straight from a Honda showroom opposed to 27 years old! It's the more unusual tri-colour blue with rare Honda OEM engine guards (they have a small bracket to attach extra fuel cans - as if the fuel tank isn't large...
  5. Transalp
    Hi all, New to the forum so go easy on me... Just after some advice. I'm attempting to put some oil on my throttle cables but the cables are super tight and I'm struggling to release them. What am i missing? I have a 700. Cheers
  6. Africa Twin
    DID Chain - 525ZVMX124 Super-Street ZVM-X-Series Heavy Duty Black Hi haven't been on on here for a while ,but purchased one of the above to fit to my RD07A having snapped a JT chain last year which took out the water pump in its haste to exit the front sprocket ,I thought I would buy the best I...
  7. Africa Twin
    A bit of advice/help would be gratefully received here. I'm trying to find front and rear discs for the XRV 650. I haven't had much luck finding anything good, my primary concern is most aftermarket discs are a single piece, where the OEM appear to be floating (perhaps due to a risk of...
  8. Transalp Technical Specs
    Hello! After 30 years of pretty serious bicycle riding, I just decided a couple of months ago i'm ready to ride a motorcycle. I geared up, took a basic rider course, put a few miles in on a friends little 250 Suzuki and after a month of intensive searching, found a beautiful, close to stock and...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all ,i am new to the site .I would like to say hi..As is the norm i am in need of assitance from the more knowledgable .. I have found for sale a 1997 AT in the pics it looks great ..21,000 km's No service history (from france) i will be viewing the bike this week with an option to buy 2k...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Well it had to be too good to be true, 44 miles in to my day off first shakedown run and STOP. Bit of background, she passed the mot yesterday and i got a quick 30 miles run before home. So far so good, today i planned running south to Larne then up the beautiful Antrim coast road home to...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    I'm trying to restore a 1988 NX650.. the bike used to run great years ago and it still runs great. The only problem is the exhaust pipes get cherry red within 10-20 seconds of starting... I measured the temperature with my temp gun and it shows 700f + What could be causing this? Could it be...
  13. Transalp
    Hi all! I figure you guys are best fit to deal with this query. Have had my 2010 XL700 Transalp for 3 years (or will have come August) and it is a beauty of a bike, even if I have had to sort out some issues. However, the standard Honda exhaust silencer gave up yesterday and now instead of...
  14. eBay - XL
    spotted on ebay Honda XLV750R know nothing else about it
  15. Dominator / FMX
    My Dommie's choke won't stay on, I pull in the lever for cold starts but then it just creeps open again from the vibes before the engine is warmed up. Does anyone know how to tighten it so it only closes when I want it to? The last vehicle I had with a manual choke was a 1971 Mini! The choke...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hello Lads - quick info on these tough, brand new proudly South-African made Crash bars. Main frame is 25mm with 21mm supports. Hard wearing 'hammer'' powder coat finish. Fitment was super easy and came to around ZAR2200 (122pounds) exluding courier costs. PM me if you're interested.
  17. Dominator / FMX
    I wanted to keep the air box on my bike but Pepe needed more air. Long storry short........I've now got a super sorted bike with a super trap exhaust (sounds lovely) a 175 jet and a 62mm pod air filter housed in the original air box and he's pulling wheelies in 1st and 2nd gear off the...
  18. Transalp
    Last year I did a solo 3000 miles trip on my bog standard 700 Alp around Europe taking in France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Germany etc. The bike was loaded to the gunnels, topbox, panniers plus tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Where possible I was cruising at about 80 mph. Italy was...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Quick question. Has anyone ever re-jetted their bike while the carb is still on the bike? I've got a adjustable Super trap exhaust on my Dommie and I know I can tune to match the carb with that, but I've found a setting that I love the sound of. Not too loud but enough of barrrrrp. So I...
  20. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Decided its time to part company with my trusty Alp, bought new in 2007 this bike has been loved and cherished by myself with super low mileage of 13k, it comes with a long list of extras/improvements including Arrow header pipes, Remus end can, original system included, Gel custom low seat...
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