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  1. 2002 xl230

    XL
    Afternoon all. Does anyone know where I can get a handbook or workshop manual for my new bike I am picking up on Tues? Thanks
  2. No dipped beam???

    Africa Twin
    And so it continues!!!! :cussing: If my headlights are working but the dipped beam is not working (but the bulb is fine), what could be causing this? Thanks.
  3. Well,,,,,, IT'S BACK!!!!!!!!!

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    The Crosstourer's back on the road following it's winter lay up. Thrilled to take the Thug out for a quick spin tonight. So silky smooth! Watch this space for more posts as the season continues!
  4. Londons calling

    Chatter
    Or it's called :D:D short notice job and I'm in Shepherds bush already, got Tues night free and most of wednesday, any out there bored I'm not on the bike so its coffee or sherbert, depending on when we can meet
  5. Extended High speed Plugs, does any one ues them?

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys. I was just looking up in my Haynes manual about new plugs for my RDO7a and it mentions a different plug code (NKG DPR9EA-9) as opposed to standard NKGDPR8EA-9. for extended high speed riding, I do a lot of long distance (going around the world!) so 300-600km are average days. I cruise...
  6. For Sale: Varadero Brake Pad Set

    For Sale / Wanted
    The clearout continues, and a brand new, still in packaging, complete set of brake pads for a Mk1 Varadero need to go. 2x Honda 06455-MBT-612 pair of front brake pads 1x EBC FA261HH pair of rear brake pads Would cost the best part of £70 from David Silver and EBC Direct. £45 for the lot...
  7. xl700 head rattle noise solved

    Transalp
    The rattle around the head is now gone. You know the grey/silver cover that sits on top of the black speedometer housing? I removed that, and then put cut-to-fit pieces of duct tape where the silver bit and the black bit touching. I put tape on both pieces Screwed it back together and no rattle...
  8. Gone fishing in western Norway [lots of pics]

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi! This is my first ride report here (: This friday after work I went fishing. I borrowed a rod from my dad and took off. I decided to go fishing in Storefjorden and Fullskjeggevatnet. These are two lakes in Gloppen municipality, where I was born and spent my childhood. My mom and dad still...
  9. Sidestand/engine cut-out probem - any ideas?

    Transalp
    I have a 1990 transalp and it has an odd problem The sidestand is down (orange light on the dash is ON), bike is in neutral (green light is ON), I put the bike in gear (green light goes OUT), engine continues to run and it will let me ride off with the stand down (and the stand light still on)...
  10. Good Book

    Chatter
    Was browsing the books at Manchester Airport last week I bought a copy of "Two Wheels Through Terror" by Glen Heggstad. Great book. He left Palm Springs in California with the intention of riding down to the Souther tip of Argentina via the West coast of South America then riding back via the...
  11. Noisy Tranny when started cold!!

    Transalp
    G'Day all, I wondered if anyone call help or give me some idea with a problem I currently have. When I start my Tranny (650) it makes a loud tapping noise which continues for about 20-30 seconds once running then disappears and the bike runs fine. :confused:
  12. quick clutch question

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, i'm thinking of changing the clutch as it's starting feel a little worn, floppy lever and sometimes clunky getting into gear, i've already got the gasket, plates and cable but can't get new springs till tues. Fancy doing it over the weekend but since i also use the @ as everyday...
  13. British motorcycle sales are a Triumph

    News
    British motorcycle maker Triumph sold more big motorbikes (over 500cc) than any other manufacturer in the UK last year, according to figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). During 2010 The Hinckley based manufacturer sold 7,562 bikes, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year...
  14. Modern mans finest hour

    Chatter
    I just watched the first two Chilean miners come to the surface in Fenix 2. What those guys have been through defies words. Can you imagine what those first 17 days must have been like for them, not knowing if you'd be found, or even if anyone was looking for you anymore, and had abandoned you...
  15. Radial XR

    Chatter
    Just found this. Honda XR600 9 Cylinder Radial Engine Honda XR600 9 Cylinder Radial Engine Update Honda XR600 9 Cylinder Radial Engine Progress Continues Some real good comments on the ends too.
  16. Something beautiful

    Chatter
    As with quite a few of my posts this doesn't really having anything to do with bikes. Except in the spirit. And the adventure. And the vision of something beyond your front door...... My friend made this film. I've seen it and I think it is beautiful; exquisite if I am honest. He is one of my...
  17. why.....

    Chatter
    does everything conspire to break or need servicing at the same time....... just sold the KTM and 660 Tenere, the pick up is booked in for a service wed & thurs, the super ten was booked mon & tues for new headrace bearings, clutch cable and to have the autocom and satnav refitted. just...
  18. Ullapool July 10

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, well with having a week off work I decided a weekend away before returning to work would be nice so Fiona was advised "get the Beemer ready!" We left on Saturday morning from Elgin, Moray and headed west to Inverness. From there we headed north, SteveT's route to Ullapool was the...
  19. The search continues!!!

    Africa Twin
    Im still searching for a set of fork protectors and a front mud gaurd in black for my 98 AT and black hand protectors, i search in vain VAIN i tell you, my fingers are bleeding from all the typing im doing trying to hunt them down PLZ HAVE MERCY ON ME and end my suffering.... tell me where i can...
  20. Toxicification continues

    Chatter
    Guess which idiot didn't put the stand down properly or possibly at all on his RD04 this morning. Guess which pillock then dumped it on it's side against the kerb outside his flat. For some reason I couldn't get an angle on it to pick it up myself and enlisted a nice passer-by to help pick it...
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