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  1. Transalp
    Suspect I already know the answer to this one, but has anyone found a pukka (ie metal) bashplate to fit a 650, other than the Touratech version? Cheers
  2. Transalp
    Hi, Needing some help. My TA (XL600VX - the err, 50th anniversary model) has developed an intermitent "stumble" when ridden. It feels as though one cylinder intermitently cuts out and I suspect that it is the rear one since the rev counter doesn't falter during the "stumbles". I know some...
  3. Africa Twin
    The @ failed its MOT on Friday.... head bearings and choke cable.... Is it normal at 25k miles to have head bearings start knocking? I thought a little prem myself... but then I don't know what the previous owner did with the bike for sure.... judging by the condition of when I got it, he had...
  4. Transalp
    Hi all. Recently found this forum and spent hours reading posts (wife not too impressed about that!). I am due to start my DAS this weekend so that I can then get a bike for the 30 mile commute to work - had enough of sitting in traffic jams. I have been carrying out some research and, so...
  5. Chatter
    Over and over again we hear of incidents where cars pull out in front of bikes. We know they do it, even though they shouldn't, so why do so many people ride like they are in a perfect world instead of expecting trouble? At the risk of getting flamed (and this isn't aimed at anyone in...
  6. Transalp
    Heading up-north last friday, from Somerset to Liverpool. Halfway up M5, I noticed lots of smoke billowing behind me. Uh-oh. Went into the next services - luckily only a couple of miles - and as I put my foot down as I stopped, it slipped sideways and down went me and bike. Picked it up, and...
  7. Chatter
    Got a problem , my AT is playing up. Not sure if it is clutch or gearbox? Missed gears , has even jumped out of gear or maybe just not gone in right first time. then works fine then does it again later. The clutch only works on the last 10 / 15 mm of lever movement, and if it was the clutch...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi all I suspect this topic is going to be very similar to the hands off but here goes. Ive always had a prob straigthening the top and bottom steering yokes to get the bike to track straight. So during this current rebuild I replaced all the steering bearings and races and top yoke. The fork...
  9. Africa Twin
    Finaly after a long winter layup and a few jobs to do my @ is back on the road again. It all started back in November when I decided I need new tyres, upon removal of the old ones I discoverd that my rims have rotten and are virtualy see through, I suspect that previous owner rode it on the...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi My RDO4 cut out yesterday,all lights etc were still on,when I tried starting it again the starter only clicked then all power went off.on removing the sidepanel Ifound the main 30A fuse melted into its holder,suspect rec/reg would be the root cause of this but any one else any theories...
  11. Africa Twin
    The steering lock on my RD07 is starting to worry me. This morning, for the first time, the steering lock wouldn't budge. It took about 5 mins of gentle persuasion, WD40 and foul language to get the key to turn in the barrel. Just now, I got two phone calls from the dealer who is fitting a...
  12. Africa Twin
    Appologies if this has been covered before, but I've been unable to find info through searching the forum. I still think I've seen discussion on this since somewhere, but hey... I've been trying to work out which of the AT shocks are interchangable with other AT variants. Honda list at least...
  13. Transalp
    had the TA out last week end for a long cold and dirty ride over to Tomintoul via the Lecht ski resort.. no snow but very cold.. stopped in the Old fire station cafe for a warm.. some tea and a nice bacon roll.. First bike they have had this year.. very nice folk and biker friendly car park at...
  14. Africa Twin
    Had a go on an RD04 yesterday and it felt completely different to my bike - '98 RD07. I should mention that I run Heidenau semi-knobblies on my AT whilst the RD04 had "normal" tyres - not sure which. The Heidenau rear Also, the RD04 had a full tankbag strapped to it. The first thing I...
  15. Chatter
    within 72 hours of fitting a new Tourance on the back, dug a 1.25" wood screw out of it :cry: Thing is, didn't go flat, as the screw went into a tread block at a shallow angle. Though it's about 30mm long I reckon it would have got 15mm penetration maximum, and with a 9mm tread block that's...
  16. Africa Twin
    I noticed (amongst another series of brake-related mysteries) one of the front caliper has difficulty sliding over the caliper-bracket's slider pins. One brake pad (the one near the pistons) is a lot more worn than the opposite one so I suspect these two events are related. Also, the other...
  17. Chatter
    Big Bike show pull out! AND!!! on pages 4 & 5 BMW pull out all the stops and launch their new / updated all singing all dancing - lets go round the world - twice - 1200 GS Adventure! I know it's a GS and build quality may be a bit suspect - but it does look fantastic (and expensive...)...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hello folks. I am an occasional contributor to this site and have picked up loads of useful info, so thanks. My question is about my trip meter. It gets stuck at a certain mileage and then starts again at a completely random time from the same mileage. I suspect its the counter in the speedo. I...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi all. After getting a new joining gasket for the joint between the two halves of my BSM exhaust, I found on Tuesday night that it has broken up (like the first one did). It appears to be that the three bolts that hold the two sections together put strain on the gasket at its weakest points...
  20. Great Roads/Routes
    Just wanted to say I went to clumber the other day, midweek so it was empty, and did lots of riding in the grass and on cart tracks Not hard going or difficult but good fun and a great way to chill out at lunchtime. Ta performed reasonably if a bit high geared and lumpy just off tickover which i...
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