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  1. Proud new owner XL1000 V5

    So just bought it its silver/black 2005 abs 22k on it,i have fitted a new front tyre(metzler tourance) have bought a new chain and sprockets and my question is,does anyone know the correct torque settings for the front sprocket and the nuts for the rear sprocket,i live in londonderry n.ireland...
  2. Honda 2003 Varadero XL1000V 6 speed FI many extras SOLD

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD 2003 Honda XL1000V Varadero Fuel Injected 6 speed model with coupled brakes. SOLD
  3. Metzeler Tourance NEXT?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Has anyone fitted the latest version of the Tourance NEXT and if so how do they rate them? I need to replace my old normal Tourance rear on the TA600 and since the bike never goes off road thought I would opt for a road tyre and it seems to come out better than the Anakee 3 in tests and...
  4. TA 600 Tyres

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    TA 600 Tyres Road or 50/50? Yes i know it has probably been done to death but cant find an up to date poll. I have always had Tourance on the TA but the rear is getting low and been advised Mitas E07 since there cheaper. Admitedly 99% of my riding is commuting all year around on the road so...
  5. For Sale: 1994 Africa Twin for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Very reluctant sale of my absolutely mint and umarked condition 1994 AT for sale. In original condition. I have added alloy choke guides( i still have the originals). Everything else as new. She has only 9500 miles on the clock. Must be the most original and immaculate AT in the country. I...
  6. New tyres needed

    I'm just getting my XL700 ready for a big trip down through France, through the Pyrenees and then back up through the Alps, well that's the plan at least! I'm going to put some new tyres on for the trip. Currently I have Tourance on which I am happy with. I was just wondering about whether...
  7. Tyres - AT CRF1000L - Any advice?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, My CRF1000L now has about 3,000 miles done and although far from desperate, I was hoping the Anakee or Tourance tyre would be available by now, err... no. :( I am after a set that are roughly 80% road, 20% off road - ish. I do like the idea of going off road on my bike, but the stock...
  8. For Sale: Honda 2003 Varadero XL1000V 6 speed FI many extras £2800

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 2003 Varadero XL1000V 6 speed FI many extras £2750 A 2003 Honda XL1000V Varadero Fuel Injected NON –ABS model with coupled brakes. You have the economy of injection (50-55 mpg) but without the added complexity of ABS. Excellent touring machine effortless on the motorways and main roads...
  9. Tyre Wear

    My previous tyres were Bridgestone Battle Wings which lasted about 5000 miles. After consulting the great and wise on this forum I switched to running Metzeler Tourance Next which I'm pleased with. I have about 4000 miles on these at the moment and about 3 mm of tread on the front and back. I'm...
  10. Free: Metzeler Tourance 140/80-17 to suit Africa Twin

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm trying to pay it forward a bit here. I've been on this forum for many years, and have been lucky in the past, and just recently, to be shown great kindness and help by other members with advice and offers of parts. So, I figure it's my turn to try and do a good deed, and offer up a tyre...
  11. Xr650r tyres, which ones?

    As the title says, I want to put new tires on before the MOT and would prefare the most road bias tyre for the original wheels as I can get. Not a competition tyre, something like Tourance. What size. I contacted my local tyre dealer who did not recognize the size specification from the Honda...
  12. dominator for sale

    Dominator / FMX
    I have decided to sell my dominator and thought I would mention it here before advertising it . 2000 model with 4 previous keepers , 15500 miles , mot July ,new chain , sprockets,brake pads , rear wheel bearings .fork and shock springs replaced and suspension overhauled before I bought it last...
  13. Tubeless Tourance?

    Africa Twin
    Need some new rubber, currently running Tourance with tubes Rang around for some quotes and am being told that you can only get the 90/90/21 for tubed application now, and the 140/80/17 needs to be tubeless? I'm confused - can I still run a tube in a tubeless rear Tourance? Thanks.............Sam
  14. SLR Tyre recommendations?

    Dominator / FMX
    I am wondering what tyres you run on your SLR Currently the bike has Bridgestone Trailwings which are near end of life & came with the bike As I am mostly on road with only a few forest tracks thrown in I am considering Metzler Tourance as I have those on my DL650 WeeStrom & have been very...
  15. What do you think she's worth.....?

    Hi all, despite my ramblings, I am soooo tempted by the new Africa Twin, I'm now working out finances. Wonder what you guys think my Alp is worth? :confused: Rough Spec..... • 1996 Alp (one of the nicest colours me thinks) • 38k miles (ish) • Plenty of wear in the Tourance types both front...
  16. Sold: 2001 Honda Transalp 650 Black

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Listing this bike for a friend, as I thought someone on here might be interested before it goes on eBay or Gumtree. Please direct any questions to the owner; Richard, on ############, and not myself. No cheeky offers, it's a great bike and a bargain at this price. Bike is located in Seaford...
  17. Free: Garage clear-out --- Pick-up Ipswich??

    XRV Swap Shop
    All now gone. Moving house soon and there is room for the bike but not all the c**p I have collected over the years so it must go. Must be collected from Ipswich (IP3) if you want a freebie - wouldn't say no to a decent bottle of red wine if you insist though ;-) Tyres - off my Transalp...
  18. For Sale: Varadero parts (Bagster, pads, sprockets, tyre etc)

    For Sale / Wanted
    In readiness for the sale of my Vara, I have for sale the following: Black Bagster/Baglux tank harness, in great overall condition, all straps & buckles intact. Fits all models Sold Used Metz Tourance EXP rear tyre, no punctures Dated 37/12, 3-4mm in the centre. Edit; I have just noticed a...
  19. For Sale: For Sale Bmw R1150GS Adventure 02

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I am selling my Bmw Adventure. It is a 02 model with 62000 miles. Is has Mot until Jan 2016. Hid lights, rear hugger, panniers, Wunderlich screen, hand guards, heated grips, auxilliary fuse box, bar risers, Migsel gps mount. New front Tourance fitted today, Hypro shocks front and rear, Mv...
  20. New Domi owner saying hello

    Dominator / FMX
    Hey everyone. I got myself a 1996 Domi for the Winter a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying it. It's my first big single, my other bike is a Yamaha FZS600 and I've only owned multi cylinder bikes until now. There's something great about the roar it makes when you give it some welly...