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  1. Transalp Newbie

    Transalp
    Hello all, Recently purchased a 95 transalp 600 to give me a break from my daily drive Vivaro van. I didn't want to spend a great deal, just something cheap, reliable and could be used all round, all weather. When it showed up for sale on gumtree locally, I took the plunge. £600 bought me a...
  2. Extra fused power supplies a couple of ideas.

    Africa Twin
    With the rebuild coming to an end thoughts turned to what extra electrical gizmos might be needed/ wanted in the near/distant future. I can see the following being added at some point. Ctek charging socket, LED voltage monitor, permanent live 12v socket and or switched live 12v socket, heated...
  3. Potential Transalp Newbie

    Transalp
    Hi just moved back to the UK and am looking for a new bike. Previously had a few adventure bikes including KTM Adventures and BMW GS's but as circumstances have changed am looking for an alternative We have just had a baby so my riding is limited and therefore dont want huge sums of cash tied...
  4. For Sale: XR650R fully prepared for adventure travel for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Fully prepped adventure travel bike. NOW SOLD THANKS 2002 model 18,650 kms, (11,650 miles) which I've owned for over 7 years and done nearly all the mileage. It's been used for trips to Morocco, the Alps and the Pyrennes. It always goes to Morocco etc in a van which has kept the mileage down...
  5. extendable roof rack

    Bodgers Corner
    another Bodge,, but it worked an its there tae stay.. Transit van..I had a high roof transit fur cartin ma bike around here an there an it had a roof rack on it oblong in shape square corners,, ye get the look eh.. pics tae follow .. sayin that ye`l not need them... anyway, got a smaller...
  6. Super cheap screen

    Bodgers Corner
    Well it's not my idea, it isn't that pretty, but it does work (moves the windblast to top of shoulders rather than full on arm ripping chest/ torso blast) the headlight cowl has a really steep angle (compared to previous bikes such as my Dizzy) this is a safety face shield and the rivet holes...
  7. Wedding Day

    Chatter
    Well after 28 years together they have tied the knot at last ;) Here's to the future Russ & Mel Harriman :thumbright:
  8. eejit

    Mechanical Advice
    I fitted a relay from VWP, and was really happy with the outcome, I wanted it to cover the socket, GPS, chain oiler and have enough room left over for heated grips and anything else I want to splice onto it. I opted for the 10 mini bladed fuse / relay holder, fitted it with a + busbar and "Bobs...
  9. Chain Oiler fitting

    Africa Twin
    My plans to get to the Stella Alpina were scuppered by that poxy work thing. But when I did get home from work a parcel was waiting for my attention. :thumbup: Pro-Oiler make fully electrical pumped oilers, they aint cheap but I fitted one before to the Varadero and never looked back. I had the...
  10. Handy wiring looms

    Transalp
    As a newbie here I was looking around and thought I would share a solution I have used on numerous occasions when wiring extra lights, heated grips, auxiliary lights, power outlets etc. for other people. Most people have a very basic knowledge of wiring but I have been using a very simple, and...
  11. Where's best place to sell and RD350?

    Chatter
    I’m looking for advice from you kind people. A few years back I was lucky enough to come across a tatty Yamaha RD 350 YPVS with only 14,000 miles on the clock. It hadn’t had a hard life, but it had been “improved” by previous owners namely DIY paint job using a rattle can, fitting tiny carbon...
  12. To the workshop !

    Regional Meets
    Well the outfit has been in a West End car park for the last ten weeks with the fuel pump shot. The Dommies are in the workshop and haven't run this year. I've been tied up with other stuff. So tomorrow I'm of to my workshop ! The plan ? Get a bike running to bring back to London ( a small...
  13. How bad are knobblys on the road?

    XR
    Did the first bit of proper work with my new XR 125 today. Up a steep chalk hill, mud and frosty chalk all the way. Tied a fourteen foot ally 5" pipe on to the back, then dragged that all the way to the top of the hill through mud to meet my lads at the top. The pipe is used to inject air from a...
  14. Luggage for AT

    Africa Twin
    Now the bike is pretty much complete, I need to start looking into luggage. I don't think I can justify spending £500+ on aluminium panniers and rails. I do have some ugly homemade rail floating around so soft panniers could be one option. I doubt I'll be doing loads of travelling abroad...
  15. Accessory socket

    Bodgers Corner
    Well my TA700 came with an accessory socket already wired up and cable tied to the bars. I was never really happy with the way this looked and so when it got wet and rain leaked in and it got a bit rusty then it was time to go to plan B - the Pooratech model. A bit os measuring and cutting and...
  16. another newbie

    Transalp
    hi all I left deposit on a 600cc 1998 model on weekend, looks in genral ok nick looking to revamp it over winter ready for a trip next year, I spent last 8 years touring on VFR 800 (5yrs) then FJR 1300 (3 yrs) on my travels noticed nearly every one in europe travels round on big trail bikes...
  17. Smell of burning

    Africa Twin
    Got to work today and there was a nasty smell of electrical burning. When I got the panels/seat off the culprit was the 30amp fuse holder. It had melted on the rec/reg side to the point of melting away the plastic on the immediatley adjacent wire and the holder/fuse itself was brittle and...
  18. How to make your dommie comfy for 2 without breaking the bank!

    Dominator / FMX
    Love my dommie but was always a bit disappointed by it's inability to take a passenger in comfort ( both for the rider and the passenger ). It appeared to me that the main problem was the shortness and angle of the seat so this is what i bodged together .Although some may laugh ...it really...
  19. Fitted a 12v socket to my AT

    Africa Twin
    Bought a kit from Polo in Germany, and finally got round to fitting it today... The first question was where to fit it, and then how to wire it through from the battery. On the RD07 it's possible to run the wires along the frame under the tank and up to the 'cockpit' area. Undo the bolts...
  20. Today oi have mostly been fitting Stebel magnums

    Accessories
    Fitted 2 this weekend - one to the TA one to the Vara. The Vara was easiest as I used the existing mount with a small bracket - which i think is probably too weak and will bend. If anyone has a small piece of super strong alloy they want to give me it will be gratefully accepted. the relay is...
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