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  1. Before I pull the trigger on the purchase

    Africa Twin
    Should I go with the GPR or the Marving exhaust on my RD03?
  2. faulty clarke mig welder - c02 escaping from trigger

    Mechanical Advice
    my trustee mig welder has developed a fault - c02 comes straight out of the trigger and not as it should (when the trigger is pressed) – i can stop this by turning the bottle off – but it’s just not good not tried getting into it for a good look(opening a can of worms), but anyone have any...
  3. Sena SMH10 Intercom

    Product Reviews
    Just thought I'd post up a small review of the Sena SMH10 intercoms I've recently bought you can buy the units either singly or as a twin pack, I bought two single units as they were on offer and the supplier had sold out of twin packs. Helmet Fitting, the kit comes supplied with a choice...
  4. Happy triggers

    Chatter
    What triggers a grin in your music history I just stumbled over Top of The Pops from 1979 on Utoob Not heard this for decades and still know the words :D:D:D YouTube - The Members - Sounds Of The Suburbs - Top Of The Pops - 1979
  5. 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...
  6. Scottoiler Cleaner

    Product Reviews
    Scottoiler FST 52 Cleaner/Degreaser Tried this FST52 when I bought it in a Bike Care kit and I reckon its way better than Mucoff which ive been using for years. It's usual spray on, leave, agitate stubborn dirt and rinse product. Differences: Foams into a soap when added to water, used on...
  7. 650 Transalp Owners

    Transalp
    I am now very close to pulling the trigger on a 650 Alp, i had a go on a 700 and did not like the feet forward riding position or the lousy wind protection. What i need to know are 1, What is the wind protection like on the 650? and also replacement aftermarket screens that work? 2 Comfort of...
  8. Honda offers gear changes by hand

    News
    Honda has launched “a revolutionary new technology” Dual Clutch Transmission to allow motorcycle gear changes by hand instead of foot or that can be used as an automatic gearbox with two settings - relaxed and sport. The system offers a six-speed manual gear-select option in Manual...
  9. Dakar 2011

    Competitions / Trials
    Dakar 2011 entries are just about to open in the next few days so I thought this would be a good time to post. No major changes to rules in 2011, the progression to smaller engines, targeted checkpoints and so on is moving ahead.... the official pre-press blurb for anyone interested. An...
  10. HELP !!! - Welding Newbie

    Chatter
    Crap Chinese (?) MIG welder, even crappier instructions, and a complete welding numpty with all of it in his hands! Here is my immediate dilemma. Front subframe/indicator mount broke a couple of weeks ago, and I promised myslef I would fix it with the MIG welder that's sat in my garage with...
  11. Sure someone will say this aint so !!!

    Chatter
    Pay your fine, but, NO POINTS DEDUCTED, !! Read on :- &nbs p; This is how the points get added to your licence: If you get a fixed penalty notice through the post which also carries penalty points the computer system first sends you a demand for the cash. When you have paid, it then...
  12. For Sale: Cebora Revolution combi welder for sale/trade

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bought this a year or two ago, to weld the bits up on my bus that needed welding. Paid £75 and travel, plus waited too long for seller at services (like 2 plus hrs) Serviced by your very own Chad for me :thumbup: Dave came over from Germany and in the time I took to go to the shops to fetch...
  13. Almost there!

    Bodgers Corner
    Well, members may not be aware, but there has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing about where to bolt on my shed creations. And so it was that this day in the year of my bike 2008, I put drill bit to virgin paint and doth did press the trigger! And here they are. The rear can carrier still has to...
  14. getting the best value from your fuel

    Chatter
    this seems to make sense got it from a guy in the oil industry in south africa Got this mail today, not sure how much you can save, but worth trying, especially in the warmer climates: > I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in > California we are also paying...
  15. I really shouldnt be trusted...

    Varadero
    After an afternon spent fiddling with the bike and my Starcom and stuff, I decided to take the plunge and fit my Spotlights that have been gathering dust for 6 months or so! I had a cunning plan the other day of using one of the existing fairing mounting bolts and fixing the light brackets on...
  16. Auxiliary Lights - Question

    Mechanical Advice
    Having been well impressed with Austin's auxiliary lights , as they lit up my rear view mirrors at the recent Scottish borders meet , I decide to fit a set to the Alp. However I have a problem ......... I fitted a set of Ring Micro cruise lights 2 x 55w and wired them in with the ring wiring...
  17. Word Censorship

    Chatter
    All, Public service announcement. This new forum software hasn't got as sophisticated censorship software. Until I get that sorted I've resorted to the inbuilt slightly draconian censorship for which I apologise. However the ability for everyone to be able to use this site at work and with the...
  18. Markets are taking a HIT !

    Chatter
    World Stockmarkets have had quite a smash recently, we saw this coming and moved into a SHORT position a few weeks back, which has made it a very profitable time. You can make just as much money when the market falls as when it rises, it is called being SHORT the market. Add in some leverage...
  19. Scotoiler Top Tip number 163

    Africa Twin
    Had some time on my hands so did a oil change today and learned two valuable lessons. 1. If you have 10 week old puppy who really wants to help in the garage service your bike but actually knows nothing about bikes rather leave it in the house. 2. Scotoilers use air to prime although the...
  20. Expected Tyre Life

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, New to the forum but have been reading the posts every day since I bought an '03 @ at the beginning of January. Black and Gold obviously! Question over Trail Wing tyre life expectancy. The bike has approx. 3900 miles on the clock. The rear has about 5.5mm in the centre, so I assume it's...
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