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  1. Africa Twin
    Don't think I ever posted this here... 14th June 2003 It’s thirty degrees in the shade and I’m clad in Kevlar, Gore-Tex and leather. I’m already hot and bothered and as I enter the Willesden Junction branch of HSBC the sight of half a dozen loitering customers does little to cool me down. I’m...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hows it goin, so im headin to Edmonton in may on a two year visa,im a carpenter fancy a change of scenery and more work than home,I see canada air ,the airline im flying will fly your bike over for about 750 dollars,it doesn't get crated just strapped as they say youve to have less than a...
  3. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Transalp XL 600 V-X 2000 50th Anniversary Model 40,000mi with a new engine with only 30,000mi £1800 My Visa is up and I have to return to Australia, therefore I'm selling my beloved Transalp. Collectors edition with Commemorative emblem on side of tank and on keys Liquid-cooled...
  4. Transalp
    Hi Guys, I'm getting a bit desperate I've had my bike off the road for 2 months now, in search of an appropriate engine. I've got the bike at a shop and they tell me the only viable option is a new engine, as far as I know, my engine number is: HM-PD06E-41 Anybody know what other engines would...
  5. Transalp
    Ok so really I just want to vent, I´ve read all the threads on here about the problem and solutions but I´ve got a bit of a long story about this particular problem. It all started in Honduras. Riding to the Nicaragua border I suddenly heard a noise of epic proportions coming from the output...
  6. Travel
    I am off on the 17th May for 6 weeks, the general plan is Dover to Calais then head for the Czech Republic, into Slovakia and heading for the Ukraine border, into Ukraine and then out towards Lvov, Kiev and Kharkov, into Russia as I want to go to Prokorhiav and the site of the Kursk tank battle...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi All I am starting this new thread to cover the work I am going to be doing on my RD04. Its all coming together now as i submitted my VISA docs last week, and then picked up the RD04 on the Saturday! Just to give some background on it- I am emigrating to Oz next year and planning to ride...
  8. Chatter
    Enough to make you cynical eh?....Luckily, I'm immune. :hitler: 38 Degrees | Olympic Tax Dodging petition If you go..don't forget....You can ONLY use VISA cards (the official card of the 2012 Olympics) :rolleyes: Bless...:color:
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I've been here nearly 3 months now (and excuse any misspelling as a) Loki the Shih-Tzu likes to try and interrupt my typing, and b) I'm picking up Americanizations :laughing9:), and time to reflect on the start (and basically end) of my 2011 riding season. It's been a hectic last year (we...
  10. Chatter
    Hello everyone, I have recently heard once again from our good friend, Ian Coates, who has been making his way around the world on his Africa Twin since 1999 and he would like me to post his most recent update..... All the best and safe riding!!! Dee DEE WOULD YOU PLEASE POST THIS FOR ME: I...
  11. Bodgers Corner
    This tip is stolen from: - XRV750.NET - • Visa tråd - Poormans Touratechspoiler= He used these: That you can find in a shop for DIY home fixers With a little engineering one could even do the spoler adjustable forward and backwards. A ball mount for the lower fasteners, and a...
  12. Africa Twin
    This is a company, that can build you an 18" rear wheel. Walmotec in Germany Home //for your XRV750 we can use an undrilled Excel rim 2.50x18" 32holes, silver (coloured also available): 150,-€ Drilling the rim to match your hub: 28,-€ Spokes Stainless Steel: 52,-€ Wheelbuilding: 54,-€ All...
  13. Travel
    With time rapidly running out on our Cameroon visa, and our Gabon visa having already started before Xmas, we were in a bit of a state. Add to that, the 3 day delivery of clutch parts from South Africa ended up taking 7 days - even more panic! We managed to get a week's extension on our Cameroon...
  14. Chatter
    Well really only Morocco, we have been here from almost three weeks and are having a blast .. some techincal issue (like my fuel tank spurng a leak). But other then that all is going well. There has been a few suprises like we were cought in a flood (well it just missed us actually), the temps...
  15. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Was out at the weekend on the wee Alp escorting Barry on his trip up to the National.. I had swapped out the front wheel as I thought it needed balancing.. Still had a bit of a vibration on the bike.. Barry commented that my rear wheel looked buckled... checked it wheel fine tyre quiffy...
  16. Travel
    Just finished checking my little wee strom out, changed the oil and Filter, fitted a set of Iridium plugs, she is now ready for the big trip Saturday 6th June, 0730 Dover Calais, through France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece down to my...
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