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  1. Advice on worn sprocket.....

    Transalp
    Hi! Not a trained eye, but my front sprocket looks worn...Should I change this(Rear and Chain looks ok)? If so, how can I loosen the bolts without the chain on the bike :( Thanks
  2. XR250 wont start

    XR
    Hi, New to the forum and hope someone can help. I've got a 2001 XR250 (not sure which model suffix it is so some help with identification would be appreciated....I believe 96-04 is covered by RT,RV, RW, RX, RY, R1, R2, R3, R4) with a Wiseco 277cc big bore kit fitted. It's been a pig to...
  3. We Survived

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The weekend started on Friday night at our Mountain Rescue HQ in Bridgend, we packed up all the vehicles and left for the base at Penwyllt. When we arrived we were given a briefing and told what was expected of us over the weekend. We were told, You are a specialist demolition team who have...
  4. Advanced Motorcycle Training

    Mechanical Advice
    RoSPA Smart Advanced Motorcycle Training Would you like to further your riding skills? If so, please visit us on the 2nd Sunday of every month in Crawley, West Sussex UK For more details please see our website www.rospasmart.com or call 07747 405180 I have been with the club for last 3...
  5. wobbly new rider

    Transalp
    Hello everyone, just bought a '98 transalp with about 25k miles on it in Limoges in France. It's my first bike after passing my test in 2004 (had no money at the time). Very pleased with the bike after a couple of days so far, the only worry I have is that the front end seems a bit wobbly in...
  6. today i became !!!

    Chatter
    an EMERGENCY RESPONDER :shock: its fancy pancy for first aider :teeth: started it at 9am this morning and finished just after 5pm the corses completed was (EFR,PCLSC +AED) whatever that stands for :teeth: i tell you what my brains fried im not a class room kind of guy but i did pass...
  7. jay walking !!!

    Chatter
    listening to the radio today they was going on about this british guy in america who was warned about jay walking buy a copper he said thankyou and walked away .... then about for or five of the officers brought him to the ground a roughed him up :shock: they thought he was ignoring them :roll...
  8. Coil, Starter Motor, Rectifier...all of the above?!

    Africa Twin
    Arse. The Twin has stopped playing nicely again. Stopped for fuel on Monday night, having shortly before been thinking how well the beast was running. Fuelled up, paid, went back to the bike and it wouldn't start. It would barely turn over. After couple of tries, all the idiot lights and trip...
  9. Questions for AA,RAC etc

    Chatter
    Quiet day at work here, as you can tell. Further to the idea of putting questions to breakdown recovery people, here's a few I've come up with. Please feel free to amend and add to them. Whealie Do you train all your mechanics to deal with motorbikes? If not, what percentage of them are...
  10. Just got my BSM 'zorst...

    Chatter
    ..and my initial impressions are so-so. Is it just me, or is it not too much to ask that when you drop the guts of £200 for a new pipe that they send you a new clamp/mounting screws along with it? Other than that, the pipe seems ok, but the giant jubilee clip looking thingy they've sent to...
  11. Tip for engine removal / replacement and other tips

    Africa Twin
    After doing a major overhaul of an africa twin, i thought id post some tips and things iv found to help people avoid problems i had. 1) If you going to have to remove the Alt Rotor or Clutch for your job eg. Cam chains replacement, Remove the Rotor holding bolt and clutch nut BEFORE removing...
  12. Rant about Insurance in Ireland

    Chatter
    So I decided to get back into biking after a 3 year break. Bought a nice little bike last week,very clean, reasonably priced and the seller was in Garda College with me and a one time business associate outside the Gardai. The only real stumbling block was getting the mother used to the idea...
  13. South West Ireland.

    Great Roads/Routes
    Speaking to many motorcyclists visiting Ireland from The UK and the rest of europe, I notice many are drawn to Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. No,No No! Why do you want to be stuck behind a queue of tour buses and camper vans on roads that are too narrow and twisting to overtake on? Try...
  14. RD07 AFRICA TWIN AT 118,000 MILES

    Africa Twin
    Well, I’m bored and stuck at home so I thought I’d do an ‘Africa Twin at 118,000 miles’ thing. It’s all the rage at the moment. I bought the bike new in March 2000. It’s been taking me to and from work (100 mile round trip) ever since then. It’s also taken me to Brittany, Morocco, Spain and...
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