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  1. My FMX tracker project

    Dominator / FMX
    Thought I’d post a couple of pictures of progress so far. I picked up a tatty FMX in March 18 and since the have been slowly rebuilding it in the style of a tracker / Scrambler hybrid. Still lots of tidying to do but the basics are now done and I like the direction it’s going. It’s all my...
  2. Leftover part....what is it?!?

    I have a knack of acquiring spares. They end up left on the floor after I put things back together. :/ Anyway, last night I finally got round to changing the sprockets and chain on my 1981 XL185. Everything came off and went back on as I expected but when I was tidying up tools afterwards I...
  3. Engine side cases

    Africa Twin
    My engine side cases on the RD07a are in need of tidy up / repair or replace I have a set of side cases of an RD04 that also need tidying up, spraying etc but are in better condition than the RD07a cases Before I get them done are they a direct swap or are there differences?
  4. Skinflint heated jacket

    Bodgers Corner
    Jesus wept, talk about not seeing the wood for the trees..... I've been looking for a heated jacket type of thing & figured there must be a cheaper way than the ~£150 bespoke stuff. Take one of these; A few of these; Can you see where this is going..... End up with this; It works an...
  5. Just saying hello

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all I've been riding bikes over 40 years and have had a very strange assortment in that time including CZs, MZs, Royal Enfield, BMWs, a few British bikes and 3 or 4 Japanese thumpers. I've just bought a 1999 SLR650 to replace my Yamaha SR400 as it is kickstart only and hurts my knee too much...
  6. Swing Arm Restoration

    Africa Twin
    Can anyone recommend somewhere for swing arm restoration? It's got some scuffs, scratches, and needs general tidying.
  7. How to make that faded rubber plastic shine

    Hi there. I think i got an idea. Was tidying my garage and faound some magic spongues (not magic mushrooms :)), and figured it out... I have been trying to get my rubbery Vara plastics a bit less faded without luck. Tried peanut butter, silicon conditioner etc. Last time in Singapore I got hold...
  8. Tidying up the old Alp

    A few pics of the progress so far from this to And a cradle I botched up to give me good access to the engine for cleaning and servicing Then I need to decide on what colour scheme to go with for the rest of the bike? Thinking black and white for a different look
  9. For Sale: Africa Twin RD07 Givi Wingrack

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bought with the bike but not required now. needs a bit of paint & tidying up, some bolts missing but must be easily replaced. Cost me £25, I have seen them for a lot more on ebay. I would rather a forum member have it and use it. £25. buyer collect. In Leominster, Herefordshire.
  10. Newbie Ahoy

    Evenin' all. Hows the form with everybody. I'm jonny and I'm a noob. Anyway have just bought a 650 TA, it's an ex psni bike so just tidying it up at the minute. I've been into bikes since I was a nipper, have raced motocross, quads and trials bikes. I reside in NI so I'd be glad to hear...
  11. header pipes from xr

    Dominator / FMX
    Im in the middle of tidying up my 89 dommie, repainted the frame in places and the swinging arm, replaced a few bearings etc, nothing major just a tidy up..I took off the original cans and cudnt believe the weight! Im looking to fit a single can from something else and wonder is it possible that...
  12. brilliant

    Dominator / FMX
    got my dominatrix a few weeks ago and i have been tidying her up and today was the first real day i have been out.she is great on the A roads and handles pretty well.i love the fact that i can turn a corner,still be in 3rd,ring it's neck and away she goes.really pleased.just gotta find a few...
  13. New to Two wheels

    Evening peeps As the title says im new to two wheels having just got my First real bike :thumb: Its a 1999 600 transalp , Im slightly mad about Land rovers but have allways liked the look of the transalps so have taken the plunge and got one ,a couple of my mates have them and have been across...
  14. Tidying up a rusty back end

    Mechanical Advice
    When I was putting the pannier frames back on the bike a couple of weeks back, I noticed that there was a fair bit of rust on the rear frame. Whilst the weather holds I thought I'd have a look at how bad it really is. This is where the problem is: The indicator hangers are in a bad way...