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  1. 700 Rear Ssuspension

    Transalp
    Have a newly acquired 2008 700. Does anyone know the factory settings for damping and preload on a std shock? Its fine over big bumps (like speed humps) but a small, frequent sequence (like when the tarmac gets ripples in it - or rumble strips) feels like there's no suspension at all. I'm...
  2. 700 rear hugger

    Transalp
    has anyone ever found one ? or found a close one that can be persueded to fit ? I have searched here and google but no joy so far. the bike is used to explore the very small roads of devon and cornwall two up mainly and the back of the bike and the pillions trousers get caked in crap. 95% of...
  3. Alpine Pass Bucket List

    Great Roads/Routes
    I may be going to have a couple of days in the Alps in September, on my way back from Croatia. I'm definitely considering taking in the Stelvio, as I've never done it. But I know there are a million brilliant roads in the Alps, so what are the other tarmac coated passes I shouldn't miss out on...
  4. Standing/riding

    Chatter
    Any of you lot ever been pulled for standing up on the pegs whilst negotiating bumpy bits of public road ? Tomorrow, I have to go see a Maltese cop, that saw me standing on the pegs as I was going over an undulating stretch of Maltese public tarmac.
  5. Side stand design

    Transalp
    Hi! I am wondering if I'm the only one that thinks the side stand on the 600 is a bit odd? I mean, aren't the foot of the side stand usually point outwards, away from the bike, that way it has a better ability to resist the whole "digging into the ground" scenario. On my 600 the foot is pointing...
  6. West of Crete on a scoot

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Returned recently from a 2 week jaunt in Crete, exploring mountain villages and seeking out the quieter;);) beaches. Rented a scoot. The man in the shop said we could take it anywhere - "Balos every day if you like" (Balos is nearly an hour down a dirt road.) This is a tarmac trip down the West...
  7. For Sale: Sumpguard RD07

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have just listed my used sumpguard on ebay if anyone interested. Its had a bit of use and looks like it may have kissed the tarmac a couple of times. I have just cleaned it up and its come back up all shiney so I think its worth the money. Good photos on ebay that magnify so you can see the...
  8. Handguard recommendations

    Transalp
    Hey Folks I have (ahem) scuffed my handguards once or twice, on narrow garage doors and tarmac. The standard plastic ones seem a bit flimsy really. Wondered if anyone had recommendations for something a bit stronger, and ideally with a bit more space behind it. Anyone tried Barkbusters? They...
  9. Metzeler Tourance - what pressures are you running on tarmac?

    Africa Twin
    Hi All Put about 1000 miles on a set of Tourances and really like them. Out of interest, what pressures to you run for road riding? I'm 16 stone and occasionally take pillion Cheers
  10. What would you like from your advanced training?

    Riding
    If I may ask a question, "What would you like from your advanced training?" I'm mainly focusing on the off-tarmac side of things, but any ideas would be great. This can include prices, times, dates, locations, course coverage, their bike or yours, and how big would you like the training...
  11. Helicopter crash in london

    Chatter
    Saw this on the news 20 mins ago, what a traggic accident. Appears an Augusta 109 hit a roof crane. Nothing confirmed yet appears low level fog / mist are the cause and question over whether the Nav lights were on, on the roof of the crane t know if the pilot saw it. Feel sorry for the pilot and...
  12. Running slightly hesitantly ...

    XR
    My 1997 XR400 went to Spain last week for offroad stuff. Superb trip. Have only had the bike a few weeks. I've noticed that when running on Tarmac 50-55mph there seems to be a slight hesitancy in the engine which is not there at say 45mph. What should I be looking for? Bike has just been...
  13. Rear Hugger

    Dominator / FMX
    As I use my SLR on the tarmac 99% of the time the rear shock is out in the weather all the time. Has anyone managed to fit a rear hugger to keep the muck of the shock. Any sugestions
  14. How old are your tyres?

    Chatter
    German police stopped a British truck and found the tyres were made in the former East Germany, which was not existed for more than 20 years. The tyres were older than the truck driver British tarmac truck had historical GDR tyres - The Local
  15. The future's Orange... the past is....... greenish

    Everything Orange - KTM
    In Abergavenny today.. I wouldn't fancy its chances off-tarmac! (But there's storage for Bob's spare part ;))
  16. Spurn Point, Hull.....?

    Travel
    Has anyone taken a ride out to Spurn Point lately? I'm looking to head that way on Sunday & would appreciate any info Are you allowed / able to ride out to the point? What is the road like (sand / gravel / tarmac)? Does the tide influence things at all?
  17. 17" wheels on an AT - any ground clearance issues?

    Africa Twin
    As the title says really - with a 17" front will anything hit the tarmac when cornering etc? Cheers
  18. XL1000 Tyres

    Varadero
    Just noticed the tyres on my Vara need replacement, its currently fitted with TrailWings, and from reading up a bit it seems there are few comments in favour of replacing like with like! In my case the nearest the bike gets to being off road is driving over the pavement (like many a chelsea...
  19. MOM examines German tarmac

    Chatter
    Vader's promise to show the real Germany proved too realistic for MOM, who managed to lay his bike down to get a closer look. Jamie-Lee was pillion but jumped to safety to join in the laughing, apparently. All safe and well, just a little red-faced.
  20. CONTI TKC 80'S on tarmac

    Transalp
    Just coming to the end of life of a set of Anakees which have been great but mainly on tarmac.Considering replacing with TKC 80'S for increased gentle green lane use. I would greatly appreciate any comments on the performance of TCK 80'S ON tarmac wet and dry for grip and noise.
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