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  1. Wanted: Link plate from - Varadero Xl1000 2003 onwards

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Shock Link plate from - Varadero Xl1000 2003 onwards Shock Link plate from - Varadero Xl1000 2003 onwards Or swap for a CBR 954 link plate
  2. AT RD04 rocker removal

    Africa Twin
    What's the process for removing rocker covers to RD04 1993 with carbs removed and engine still in frame. Had a go this pm but no joy. Have searched the forum but nothing immediate shown - somebody must have had a go at this so what's the trick. Regards Linward
  3. Wanted: Varadero xl 1000 standard seat 2009 onwards

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi i am after a standard seat for my varadero xl 1000 must be in excellent condition preferably not the two tone one .my mob no is 07989282555 cheers.
  4. Economics

    Boris's Moral Dilemma thread, and also that by Africajim regarding warranty work, have got me thinking about the cost of owning a new-ish bike. Notwithstanding the fact that most, if not all, modern vehicles have way more electronics than the Saturn V moon rockets and therefore need Deep Blue...
  5. For Sale: Electric cycle, fast4ward peak, new

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Guys I have a brand new unused electric bike, its a fast4ward peak rrp £1249. great bit of kit with a range upto 40 miles. It was a retirement gift for my dad, and it's not for him, so he asked me to sell it as i'm into bikes. It counts how many times it's been charged and it's only showing 3...
  6. vigor 650 backfiring?

    Dominator / FMX
    My 10 year old vigor with 10,000 miles on the clock has started backfiring through the exhaust on deceleration, it has happened two days running this week in the same place doing roughly the same speed. On a slight downward incline decelerating from 40mph to about 30mph when I touch the brakes...
  7. For Sale: Alfa GT

    For Sale / Wanted
    probably not the best forum but I have known this car since it was bought brand new. My colleague is retiring and moving back to Italy. Will post a pic asap.... ALFA ROMEO GTV BLACK Year of reg 1998 1 owner since new 58000 miles aprox Full ALFA sh and always garaged MOT Exp date 16/02/2012...
  8. Big Bastward

    Thats why he can pic up a fully loaded GSA by himself:toothy10:
  9. groupe discount?

    do you think they do them at the hospital? I'm only asking like cos it's N°1's 9the birthday saturday & we've just bought her some rollerskates, so her mother wanted some too... trying them out in the shop, the twins both grabbed what we used to call scooters & they now call "trotinettes" over...
  10. Clocking forward - is it legal?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi there Just wondering - hypothetically - if my speedo cable broke on the outward leg of a long trip, would I be able to legally add the 'lost' mileage after the end of the trip? As it happens, I have two sets of mileage, referring to a trip to Waterford during 2009 when the speedo cable...
  11. Newbie with problems

    Afternoon folks, new xl rider here with a few problems i am hoping you can help with. I have just bought an XL125R although i think the bike has been made up of a few different parts (the tank was originally green for a start) and the bike has since been converted for field use ie no lights...
  12. Southampton to Lands End

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, My better half suggested I go to Lands End ! So I thought why not. I left Southampton at 11.30am M27, A31, A35, M5 and A30 All went well for the first 30ish miles but then the derrier started going numb, had to stop at 50 and stand straight for a while. Cup of coffee and a smoke and of...
  13. carrying photography stuff on the bike

    Ok, how do you transport your cameras on the bike, I would like to have your input given that 1. bikes vibrate more than cars 2. limited space (my full kit is 15kg and fits in a trekking backpack) it is just fantastic to combine both pleasures i.e. ride the alp to a scenic spot, stop take...
  14. 2 Films...

    To watch if you are bored, and if you are a fan of such action films that Arnie or Bruce Willis produce, then click away now. These are good hard hitting films that i enjoyed. The first is Neds (2010) - IMDb a Peter Mullan film about life growing up in early 70`s Glasgow. Anyone who did grow...
  15. Honda Varadero Lowered Screen XL1000 V3 models onwards

    eBay - Varadero
    £9.99 (0 Bids) End Date: Sunday Jan-23-2011 0:09:45 GMT Bid now | Add to watch list More...
  16. New pro carbon sprocket gaurd honda cr250 02 onwards

    eBay - CR/CRF/CRM
    £5.00 (3 Bids) End Date: Sunday Jan-16-2011 18:59:30 GMT Bid now | Add to watch list More...
  17. honda crf 450 dep header pipe 2005 onwards

    eBay - CR/CRF/CRM
    £70.00 (0 Bids) End Date: Sunday Jan-16-2011 18:29:23 GMT Bid now | Add to watch list More...
  18. Galloway Forest Park 29th April to 1st May

    Austin's Adventures
    The Scottish Forestry Commission have now confirmed that they are OK for us to ride the bikes through the Galloway forest again. The dates will be meet on Friday 29th (this is a bank holiday for the Royal Wedding), ride through the forest on Forestry Tracks on Saturday and make our way home on...
  19. MITAS E-08 feedback

    Africa Twin
    Well, I got the rear first and have to say it went on well, and fits nicely and grips well wet or dry. The front had been a bit problematic. There is a defect that shows up when the tyre turns on the right side (as you sit) there is a dip in the tyre. I took it off and it appeared to buckled...
  20. Trip to The Pyrenees - July 2010

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    It's now 3 weeks since we returned from the best biking trip I've ever had so now that some nice folk have explained how to do it, here's my report: The Team were Me, the Wife, a small cuddly bee belonging to my nephew and "Doris" our trusty Garmin Zumo. 3rd July: Having finally managed to strap...