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  1. Chatter
    I've got a tricky question. I was hoping someone here would have some experience or insight. I went for a job at a workshop. The boss was keen to hire me but he said he'd put me on a trial for a few weeks to see how I got on. He told me to bring in my tools and do a couple of days a week in the...
  2. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Ladies and Gentlemen, New member blackbirdflyer saying Hi to the Honda Trial Bike community. I am rebuilding a Honda XL 500R (1982) and hope that I can benefit from your collective expertise with the project. My machine has suffered a camshaft failure (ouch) and needs a full top end...
  3. Chatter
    Sorry its long winded.. but have to warn you all !! In Early March this year I received an email from a Company called “Complete Savings". Not recognising the name atall I replied telling them to stop sending me unsolicited email. I then got a reply stating I was “A Member”... Now I have...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Today I whiled away a pleasant hour cleaning, oiling and waxing the chain on my Dommie. Jobs like this are so much easier if the rear wheel is off the floor and able to spin freely. I use an old trusty paddock stand for the job. First the white plastic lower chain guard has to come off to...
  5. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Good morning my fellow bike mad nutcases I am selling my Tenere XT660Z, its on a 2008 plate with 7,400 genuine miles and the thing is in mint condition, its comes standard apart from a gel seat instead of the original plank and heated grips/Touratech headlight protector and really is a...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    A few items for sale seeing as the 650 Alp has left the building. GIVI pannier racks, SOLD :D Home made Sump Guard This puppy has faced trial by Galloway forest 2014 and survived with little to show for it accept for a few small dents from some very large rocks. Uses all of the original...
  7. Mechanical Advice
    I want to know how much spare capacity, if any, my Honda NX4 has so that I can work out what extra electical equipment I can put on it safely without causing deep unhappiness at the side of some European road! Things like heated grips or vest, extra LED lights etc etc The mobile phone running...
  8. Africa Twin
    Quick question, I am trial fitting fairing panels prior to respray, My front fairing was smashed when I got it and missing some fasteners. Does the central fixing point have anything between the panel and the fairing sub frame ( grommet ?) or does the screw fix diectly through the panel and...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a pair of wide fit mx/enduro/trial boots they want to move on please? Size 10/44 or possibly even a well broken in, tight fit 45? Don't need to be waterproof, just GWO :-) I have not been able so far to find a pair that are comfy, as new boots push on the side of the foot too much...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I am fancying a short weekend away in March to give the GSA a shakedown and a trial run. Just the Saturday, possibly the Friday if I can get away from work. Camping with an indoor area or a camping barn. Does anyone want to join me? Meet, Ride there, eat and drink, sleep, ride around the area...
  11. Chatter
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  12. Transalp
    1990 XL600 VK model does anyone know the standard rear pre-load setting. ie how far down the big "bolt" should the two rings be? if there is no factory standard then where would you put the rings for mostly on-road/city/pothole riding? i weigh 70 kilos and hardly take a passenger/luggage. of...
  13. Chatter
    I'm currently sat in a minibus heading from Wiltshire to Fortwilliam for 10 days to help out at the SSDT unnong from the 6th to the 11th refuelling the bikes as they pass, 2 years ago when I did it I spotted a couple of ATs knocking about so just wondered if any one here is going for watch. Bazz
  14. Africa Twin
    Hey peeps, I am in the process of preparing for a 2 week off road trip to Marocco, Atlas mountains, Sahara, I can't wait ! I'll be riding an @T RD03 650 built in 1989 with 50k km on the clock. After reading threads about the @T weak spots and adventure touring, I have pre-emptively changed...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a ride out the other day, very wet but still a good time. These trails were like rivers at times. Transalp behaved very well, first time I've tried it it such conditions, bottomed out a good few times - maybe need tpo look at better sump guard if I'm going do it more often. This was trial...
  16. Chatter
    Just had this emailed to me. New Version of Speed trap camera.. OnTrial in UK presently, not so easy to spot...... Pass this on and drive carefully
  17. Varadero
    Probably a dumb question but as it is from me, it's ok.... Sometimes, entering into corners, I get the feeling of the bike being a little "wobbly" is the best I can describe it. Those of you who know me, will know I am not a light weigth. Is it just a case of trial and error, make it the bike a...
  18. Bodgers Corner
    Even before I bought the X Country, one thing that would be an issue for me is the measly 7ltr 'to reserve' tank - circa 110 to 115 miles but there was so much that I liked about the bike adding extra fuel capacity was not the end of the world. After a little thought here is the result - stand...
  19. Transalp
    Any advice or recommendations? I'm wanting to sort out the usual wind around helmet (crash) issue with the 700. I'm looking either at something like the Puig screen deflector (Replacement screens For the bike model Honda Transalp XL700V 2010 | Puig) or the Palmer Products adaptor kit (Honda...
  20. Africa Twin
    Trial fitting rear tanks so took the opportunity to see what would be the best exhaust fit up:- Scorpion laser Pro ( no baffles ) Carbon fiber race can all sounded awesome ( preferred the laser though ) but all swept too high for the rear tanks so as I will have to listen to this can for...
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