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  1. Dominator / FMX
    trying to decide whether it's worth buying an RR version of ebay for £50. it would be nice to see the oil temp but then again I keep thinking it's not really needed . help me decide please!
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi, my RD04 has begun to consume oil more than 1 liter per 1000kms at 120000 kilometers. It runs normally and idles ok. I suspect valve stem seals are about to expire. Is it possible to replace seals without removing cylinder heads (and engine)? I have an air pressure tool that can keep...
  3. Chatter
    So I see a bike for sale on ebay and it sounds interesting and not to far away so I get in touch with the seller, exchange a few emails and then head off to view. Well when I get there he is wrestling with the ignition. The key wont turn. He assures me it is normally ok but today it has jammed...
  4. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Other than the OEM Trailwings, what would people suggest. Decent grip (good in wet is preferable), long life (over 6000 miles on the rear, please), not too expensive. Road tyres, please: off-road manners utterly unnecessary. Main brands, ie Dunlop, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Metz etc...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hello; Right.. bought them in April, didn't fit them on (didn't even open them) as I was waiting the bike to have some rear subframe work, got the bike last weekend had a trial fit last night.. pretty straight forward.. but oh my aren't those holes not where they're supposed to be and how the...
  6. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    April 29th – April 30th 2011 Regional XRV Meet - East Anglia.... Open to all XRV'rs :thumbup: Update 15-04-2011 Itinerary, Check points, PMR radio channels, Base camp, Mission Control, Supplies As it seems to stand at the moment we are looking at a morning ride out (for those that can make...
  7. Yamaha
    My XT250 has sat neglected in the garage for well over a year, but this weekend I decided to get it running. This is going to be a stripped out bike, with only the bear necessities to get it through the MOT. As it's going to be totally abused only locally and, hopefully, off-road I decided to...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    I'm still looking for a speedo drive for an elderly drum brake model TA600. This is for my son's bike - he thinks the speedo is an unnecessary affectation but I use the 'bike from time to time and prefer to know how far and how fast I'm going. I got one for a later twin disc 600 but it doesn't...
  9. Past National Meets
    This has been partially covered in another thread but warrants its own dedicated section. If others planning a rideout could add their suggested routes. I reckon two or three road routes & maybe an off road ride would keep numbers managable. Please keep banter & unnecessary posts to a minimum...
  10. Africa Twin
    My simba (Project bike) an RD07 suffers from high idle speed when Hot.. It revs at about 2000 rpm mark when I stop at lights, etc.. The idle sometimes drop slowly to below 1000 and sometimes it won't. When stationary and on gear, by letting the Clutch out while breaking, that tend to bring the...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    A couple of mates of mine are attending a Bikesafe course next month and asked if I want to tag along too. Now with me being on an A2 licence and having a 650 bike that isn't restricted - should I be worried about the police taking an interest in this? Now I know, after a lot of delving into...
  12. Chatter
    Hi all, Just passing this on :- Possible threat to live music You may have heard about the following proposed new law, but please read the info below as it is important. The government wishes to consider it a legal requirement in the new tax year to introduce laws insisting anyone applying...
  13. Africa Twin
    Quick version without the waffle: If you have fitted a Hagon shock to an RD04, what do you think of the performance? Is it okay offroad (I've heard stories about failures)? Should I just get an original shock rebuilt and reconditioned and, if so, where? Maxton? ABE? Long version with all...
  14. Chatter
    This question is prompted by an article by Jeremy Clarkson in The Times today. He is reflecting on a south african experience he had last week, the upshot of which he says bikers get what they deserve when they are killed. Bikers perform a valuable public service in that when they kill...
  15. Chatter
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/12/db1201.xml&DCMP=EMC-new_12092006
  16. Chatter
    Look what I just received....my ship has finally come in. Brand new Africa Twins all round :roll: EuroMillions Lottery. Hoge Wei 28, 2011 Zaventem, Belgium. Euro Millions are Affiliate of Belgium National (BNL). Sir/Madam, CONGRATULATIONS: YOU WON -1,000,000.00 EUROS. We are pleased to...
  17. Mechanical Advice
    Just a thread to collate snippets of info from those that bought a cheapo StreetPilot III from GPSW.CO.UK I'll start with the software setup and things I discovered last night. Setting up the software, you are entitled to a free update to Version 8 maps DVD (unit is supplied with V7). If you...
  18. Africa Twin
    I'm going to order these Speed Bleeders and thought someone else might be interested in the correct size required for a '98 AT. I don't know if all the ATs use the same breaks. This is the reply I got when I enquired about the correct size. The size(s) that you need for your application is...
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