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  1. Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. i have bought a Africa Twin 650 about 2 months ago and i have done 3 fuel up's and im getting very bad MPG . i have no idea why, the bike runs perfect, idols perfect, spark plugs are great color . no leak. fuel pump has no issues .. i have had a deauville 650 before, that got...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last weekend took place the annual moto festival in Athens Africa Twin club of Greece was there the whole weekend. We saw old and new friends We gave one motorcycle to Honda full of mud over the sign of True Adventure and generally we had wonderful time talking and dreaming about trips and...
  3. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    i remember a thread along while back about changing tyres with levers. since i had to change my rear tyre at the weekend, i thought i'd change it using what i normally take to long trips, off the beaten tracks, etc. two short levers and a 12v air pump. by the time i thought about doing the step...
  4. Transalp
    Right, I think we'd all agree that our beloved Trannie's (mines called Trinny by the way) have the very real potential to give us a right royal headache if the screen set up isn't right. Long and short of it is the last 6-700 miles I rode were ok, but could have been better. Very briefly, I...
  5. Africa Twin
    My trip computer has given up the ghost. I am not a soldering iron wielder so dont fancy opening and fixing it. Is there an alternative speedo that will fit straight on? or without too much fannying about. the only extra function is a trip meter or ideallt two trips. is it simply get another...
  6. Africa Twin
    Who has one and how did you actually mount the thing? The screw part is a bit confusing and I can't seem to find any examples online.
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    Bit impromptu but need to clear some stuff & I can't see me doing many 2 up trips in the forseeable.....! Touratech pannier racks, very sturdy, used but pretty good, a little bit of the paint/powder coating is lifting at the edges but they have only been fitted when using the panniers so no...
  8. Other Honda
    Well, I finally managed to throw a leg over my new ride and cover a few local miles. Allow me to introduce to you “Moby”, the CBF1000 :D Been watching one on gumtree that is local to me, but it was a tad rich for me (being on a ’14 plate with only 471 miles on the clock, it would...
  9. Varadero
    Hi Everyone, I am thinking of getting a Varadero 1000 (or an AT). I'm posting again about this, this time on the Varadero forum , as I'd like to hear the opinions of Vara owners. I've been riding for years and owned a few bikes such as Honda Steed, Yamaha XT660Z Tenere, Honda CBR600F4i, etc...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi Everyone, I am thinking of getting an AT. I've been riding for years and owned a few bikes such as Honda Steed, Yamaha XT660Z Tenere, Honda CBR600F4i, etc. For the past 6-7 years I got lower back pain resulting from an injury (two lowest spine disks herniated. I've consulted doctors, did...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi there chaps dont post that often but I,m a compulsive reader of site , I got a Wilbers for AT RD07A for Christmas present to myself Going to replace bearings and spacers in suspension linkage but was wondering is it possible to remove " linkage rod to frame bolt"( illustration 11.11 (...
  12. XR
    Hi all. I'm Paul, I ride mainly around Sudbury, Halstead and Hedingham areas. Really enjoy greenlaning and done a few trips to Kings Forest. I recently passed my bike test and sold my Yam DT125RE. Having owned an early 90's XR250 field bike a few years ago, a mint condition 2002 model XR250R...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi all, just registered to ask your advice here. As situation getting not good here in Ukraine (local currency dropped twice to foreign UD , EUR etc) and all bikes prices are indicated in USD and my small saving were in local currency, decided not to wait spring and buy a bike i planned for next...
  14. Transalp
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. I had my license few weeks ago and now am looking for my first bike. For some time now I'm attracted by those Transalps. After having spent some time on forums and amateur sites my intention to start with a TA was confirmed. That being said, I have a...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Simpsons tour Europe! 2014 Hi all, just back from our summer vacation 2014! Fiona, riding her BMW G650GS and myself riding the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer set off for our usual summer trip on the bikes from Elgin in the northeast of Scotland heading for the other side of the border to catch...
  16. Varadero
    Was doing an Iron Butts challenge last night and stopped to take photographs of the bike. Bike had started ok at precious fill approx an hour before Had left lights on and after 5 mins if even that, was like no power in the battery. Brand new battery this week. Trips reset. Got leads started ok...
  17. Africa Twin
    I ordered one of those dashboard/cockpit panels from coyote trips on eBay, but after waiting two weeks the guy came back saying I was going to have to wait another two to for weeks and it was coming in from USA not Europe, anyway to cut a long story short I said I didn't want to pay import duty...
  18. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here is a short video I made from a trip with my 93 AT, in Norway. I live in Molde, and one of my favourite trips is driving from Molde to Eikesdalen, and from there drive the spectacular "Aursjøvegen" over the mountains to Sunndalsøra. Link to video on youtube here...
  19. Chatter
    Hi Guys, Not been here for a while, but for some reason I nipped back on today. It's 6 years and 1 day since I rode with a group of you guys (Z-Wieser you still here?) from John OGroats to Lands End. I'm still wearing the wrist band I bought off Vader (but the writing is almost faded off)...
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