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  1. Xrl250 baja decomp stuck?

    XR Technical Specs
    Hi all,I have a xlr250 baja md22. '92. As far as I know, it's quite close to xr250r, so I asking here.I don't like the auto decomp., so cable cutted. The bike stored for a year. With the usual (to me at least ;) start procedure, I push slowly the kick starter, find a compression, release and...
  2. Sorted, cheers for advice

    Africa Twin
    I posted a few days back about seized chokes and starting my RD04 with easy start. Started no problem, got it to work, stripped off the tank and panels and as I fiddled about the chokes freed; typical, but I took them to bits, fitted new cables and everyting is hunky dory, a typical AT job, faff...
  3. Radiator - over-filled expansion tank

    Africa Twin
    Typical noob mistake I guess - I noticed the coolest was on the low side - just touching the minimum so off I went and bought some more, poured it in, thought I was being conservative but nope - over-filled (see pic).. First thought - as the bike heats and the coolant expands it'll flush out of...
  4. Toolkit. Transalp 700

    I've just gotten around to unscrewing bits and pieces on the bike to see what's behind the covers etc. It looks as though the previous owner has either kept or lost the toolkit. Have phoned the shop but no joy.Can someone tell me what is in a typical kit? Hopefully won't need to use it but you...
  5. Baby Guzzi trail-V35TT

    Moto Guzzi
    For those who do not frequent BT I have just acquired a baby Guzzi -V35TT tatty but running & T&T'd, little chance of getting it original but ebay seems to list plastics that look more similar to original than those fitted. Sold an enduro headlight that would have fitted at the last Shepton...
  6. New drive chain and sprockets

    Hi there, I have searched the forum for some info on chains on the Vara 1000. I am wondering what the typical change interval should be. Read that the front sprocket should be original type for some reason, damping rubber or something. Rear sprocket should be of steel and the chain could be...
  7. its not always sunny weather in Malta :)

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok you all... everybody seems to think that it is always nice weather in Malta. well this is a shot from a favourite spot of mine (Ta Cenc Cliffs with a storm brewing). it started to rain really hard some 5 minutes after I took this shot....its a good rough track by the way, there are some fun...
  8. Hello old friend

    Dominator / FMX
    Ran into an old friend this morning: It's the head of my domi which went to the wreckers in 2011. He still had it lounging around in a basket somewhere in a corner of the (rather messy) shop. Given the typical RFVC crack between the plug and the valves, and the rather "salted" outside, it...
  9. Anakee 3

    Anyone been trying out the michelin's new Anakee 3 yet? I've just bought a new rear anakee 2 and put in storage as I noticed they seem to be getting increasingly harder to find since the launch of its replacement. I'm not convinced that the Anakee 3 is a true dual purpose tyre but looks a...
  10. For Sale: Lightweight single bike trailer.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, well I had a space in my garage so got a trailer, used it to pick up my latest machine (300mile no probs) and now I have no space for either the bike or the trailer lol. So with the indulgence of the previous owner I'll pass it on to a new home (Pick up only in sunny Devon, 3 mins from...
  11. Bad news I'm afraid

    My mum suddenly and peacefully passed away yesterday morning in our house. I'm obviously devastated but happy in the knowledge that she wasn't ill or anything, her typical west coast determination and sharp wit shone through to the end. The life in her body just simply expired and that's it. At...
  12. That could've ended worse

    I just stopped for a zebra crossing - yes I know, how very quaint of me - only to be alerted by the typical dud-dud-dud-dud-dud sound of anti-lock brakes behind me, followed by a gentle prod forwards of about 1 inch. On turning around I found a very large mercedes up against my numberplate with...
  13. Food for Thought

    On Thursday 19th January 2012 my nephew Adam Stevenson 18 passed his driving test, he couldn't have neen more chuffed! by 21:38 Monday 23rd January 2012 he had died in an accident in Bruntingthorpe Leicestershire, nothing about the accident is clear at the moment other than the airbag in his...
  14. Not me for a change

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I was out playing with the new camera (yes it arrived) and my son came with me for a play on the XR. First up a disused quarry. This is a really tight path through trees and he was getting a bit ahead of himself and ended up in the bushes. Shame the new camera was pointing backwards at the...
  15. Wouldn't you just know it.

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  16. Flippin' Typical

    I get myself into a situation where (sensibly speaking) I shouldn't be riding the AT and along comes some of the best weather we've had for far today I've been good and not even looked at the bike but the end result............Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored............Sod It:(
  17. Typical!!!

    Africa Twin
    Just sold my @ there in the last hour. Saw it off on its way to a new home... And the fekin sun comes out for possibly the first sunday this year!:mad:
  18. typical

    you buy one and then some ones offering one cheaper and in better nick thats life will be picking her up on tues cant wait ,i had the the first vd and did 30,000 miles on her in 12 months with no problem even through the morroco and a bit in the sahara ,i hope the new girls just as good .the...
  19. Bloody typical

    Bike needs just on 100 miles to finish running it in, final GP on the box and the bloody suns out!!!!!!
  20. Typical car drivers response!

    This is pretty good: